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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

A change has gotta' come

Maybe it starts here.

Hopefully it starts now.


Anonymous said...

Ironic that a guy who can't even see the color of someone else's skin makes a comment related to the death of a young black kid -- while making money in a city with one of the highest percentages of Caucasians in North America. Hmm.

Mo Rage said...

More ironic, far more tragic is that an innocent black kid is killed and so many white people defend it, repeatedly, and say, out and out, that somehow that's okay.

Mo Rage said...

Additionally ironic about that blind performer is that, though blind, he sees and knows racism and hate and ugliness when it's around him.

Anonymous said...

There are also a lot of people with perfect vision who think they saw something the jury didn't. The jurors who have spoken since the trial have said repeatedly that the prosecution didn't prove its case -- simple as that.

Moreover, the lead detective didn't think there was enough evidence for a murder charge. Neither did the local police chief. I guess what they "saw" based on their years of experience and expertise doesn't count.

Mo Rage said...

A 16 year old goes out for Skittles and a drink, not bothering Mr. Zimmerman or anyone. Mr. Zimmerman thinks it prudent to accost him for clearly nothing since Mr. Zimmerman isn't an officer of the law and the 16 year old ends up dead.

And that's okay with you. Florida's laws saying that's okay is fine with you.

I doubt seriously you would say the same if the 16 year old were white.

Extremely seriously doubtful.

Anonymous said...

Ah -- so only officers of the law are allowed to question people who act suspicious? If I knew that, I would've taken that neighborhood watch sign down years ago.

Think I'll walk across the street and have a peek around my neighbor's garage. Lots of nice stuff in there. They're not home, which means I'm not bothering anyone, which means it would imprudent for anyone other than an officer of the law to accost me as I exercise my civil rights. Extremely seriously imprudent, wouldn't you say?

Mo Rage said...

Yes, actually, I'm glad you now understand that (sarcasm).

The average citizen ISN'T, in fact, supposed to "question people who act suspicious." Ask any police officer or other officer of the law. It's a great way to get at least beat up, if not killed. It's why being a self-imposed vigilante is a patently bad idea.

In this case, Trayvon Martin wasn't remotely close to Mr. Zimmerman's garage. He had just gone to a convenience store and bought Skittles and a Coke, as I understand. He wasn't doing anything against the law. George Zimmerman took it upon himself to think and assume Trayvon Martin was "suspicious", apparently because of something as innocent as his hoodie, only Mr. Zimmerman can say now and he'll likely lie about that, after the fact.