The much-anticipated and long awaited for verdict is in: George Zimmerman, who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, is not guilty. Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara, said that the case should never have gone to trial; Don West, also on the defense team, said that the verdict assured that the tragedy (of Zimmerman being charged with a… Read More The Zimmerman Verdict and Black Anger
OK. What is self-defense? In the George Zimmerman trial, the defense is that George shot Trayvon Martin in self-defense. One witness last week said that Trayvon was on top of George Zimmerman. Proof, they say, that the horrific outcome of their encounter was self-defense. But this is where I get stuck.… Read More George and Trayvon …and Justice
It has been with the utmost grace and dignity that the parents of Trayvon Martin have held up since their son was shot and killed. They have been resolute yet firm. They have shown compassion toward the family of George Zimmerman and indeed have not shot poisonous darts,verbal or otherwise, toward the man who has… Read More Trayvon’s Parents Show Grace Under Fire, Strength of Black Church
This week, as I listened to different people, primarily white, urge people to “trust” the justice system, and to “wait” for the justice system to work in the Trayvon Martin case, I found myself wanting to cover my ears from the din of useless noise. Useless noise is exactly what it sounded like, this plea… Read More Dr. King and the Trayvon Martin Case
The Sanford, Florida Police Department has said that it cannot arrest George Zimmerman for the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin because they cannot find probable cause. Zimmerman has claimed self-defense, and because he had a cut on the back of his head and appeared to have been roughed up, they are claiming that self-defense… Read More What If Trayvon Martin Was Standing HIS Ground?