Friday, July 12, 2013

Musing on the Zimmerman Trial

I don't have any delusions that Trayvon Martin's killer will be found guilty of anything. In the Deep South, for a long time, killing a young black male has not been considered a particularly serious crime. It really hasn't been a crime since the days that killing a black man was also destruction of private property. Randomly killing black men in the dead of night has long been considered a crime prevention technique.
Zimmerman will walk, it's tradition. He's already been declared a national hero for the act of killing an unarmed teenager for the crime of being a Negro in public.

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