Thursday, May 17, 2012

Justice for George Zimmerman

From the LA Times: "An autopsy of Trayvon Martin, the black unarmed teenager who was fatally shot by a Florida neighborhood watch volunteer, shows that his body had injuries to the knuckles, while a medical report on the shooter, George Zimmerman, shows that he suffered a broken nose, two black eyes, and cuts on the back of his head, according to a Florida TV news channel and ABC News."

I also tonight listened to a recording of a police interview with an eye-witness who said he saw a black man with a black hoodie on top of another man, hitting him. The eye-witness yelled at the guy on top to stop; when he didn't, the eye-witness went in to call 911.

Just wondering: You're a neighborhood watch guy, you spot someone suspicious (Zimmerman's neighborhood, according to all accounts -- even by black neighbors -- had been besieged by a series of burglaries in the weeks leading up to Martin's killing... burglaries identified by many neighbors as being done by BLACK TEENAGERS). You stop the black teenager and ask what he's doing there. The 6' 3" teen jumps you (you're 5' 9") and starts beating on you, giving you, I quote, "a broken nose, two black eyes, and cuts on the back of [your] head." What are you supposed to do in that case while you're being beaten? Lie there and take it? Or, if you are lucky enough to have a gun in your pocket, take it out and shoot the motherfucker who's beating you?

Come on.

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