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I’ve read and heard a lot about the Trayvon Martin tragedy and thought long about my personal position on the matter. I understand that emotions are running high on both sides of the equation, but if reason doesn’t rule the day, then we learn nothing from all of this and are doomed to repeat the cycle. There is a 17 year old young man dead. We must ask why and assign some culpability, once we have the answer.
We should use the power of reason to uncover the exact moment, the very beginning of wrongdoing, that set in motion the chain of events leading to death.
Where do we begin?... (more)
So some doctor comes out and says George Zimmerman got his nose busted and a couple of blackened yes after his confrontation with Trayvon Martin, and suddenly everyone starts to shout, SEE? We told you it was all Tayvon's fault. Er, nope. Sorry, that is not how forensics works, people. No one has ever said that Trayvon didn't try to defend himself against a guy who was clearly stalking him, with a gun. And I have said before that, if it was happening the same way, with myself being in Trayvon's shoes, you are damn right I would be hitting George Zimmerman with everything I had.
It apparently... (more)
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Breathes there a one with soul so dead
As never to oneself have said
No matter what excuses may be pled
A child is dead!
In a seemingly prosperous Florida town
A young black boy was wantonly gunned down
The police were summoned and quickly came
But the lad lay dead all the same.
Must we not all wonder why?
A happy, friendly child had to die.
He went to the store and was coming back
Then was slain for the crime of “walking while black.”
For too long this has been the case
People hating people based on... (more)
Let us for a moment of pure speculative mental muscle flexing suppose that George Zimmerman is speaking the truth - he was in a fight with Trayvon Martin and "feared for his life." Not that I buy that, mind you, but merely to allow us to look at something that is too unpleasant for most non-people-of-color-people to have to consider. Especially because us white folk seldom if ever have had to face, unlike the Trayvon Martin's of the world.
We know, by Zimmerman's own admission, and by the 911 call, that he specifically went after Martin, despite being told not to do so. We know that... (more)
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