I would’ve written something earlier about George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin’s case, but now I actually have something to report. According to The New York Times, it’s unlawful to shoot black people in America again if you believe that the newly announced charges against Trayvon Martin’s shooter will stick. Ironic how just 24 hours earlier, that entire concept of a black person’s humanity was up for debate as news station chattered about the “stand your ground” laws and whether Zimmerman was a flight risk. *looks for the hole in the matrix. I want the other pill, where blackness doesn’t mean that it’s OK to shoot me down on the street* Obviously, I’m livid and Zimmerman’s arrest and charge is just a late ass step that should’ve happened the night the child was shot and killed.
From The New York Times:
Angela B. Corey, the prosecutor, said Mr. Zimmerman, 28, a crime watch volunteer, was in the custody of law enforcement officers in Florida. He is accused of fatally shooting Mr. Martin, an unarmed teenager, in a case that has captivated the country and brought to the fore issues of race, violence and precisely what constitutes self-defense.
“We did not come to this decision lightly,” Ms. Corey said. She added, “Let me emphasize that we do not prosecute by public pressure or by petition.”
“We will continue to seek the truth about this case,” she said.
Ms. Corey opened the news conference by saying that she had spoken to Trayvon Martin’s parents shortly after she took on the case and the investigation was driven by “the search for justice for Trayvon.”
“It was less than three weeks ago that we told those sweet parents that we would get answers,” she said.
Let’s see how this all plays out because if Zimmerman is not accused, I swear down that I will want light something up like it’s the L.A. Riots all over again. But not in my neighborhood obviously. I find it interesting that the Times didn’t make “Zimmerman Arrested” the title of this article. Think the reporters and editor on the news desk don’t believe Zimmerman is actually in custody?
Read the rest at The New York Times.