What a travesty of a great program to protect our neighborhoods--marred by such a situation, reminding us that no system of protection exists without the flaws of humanity twisting their ways into the works. What a tragedy in the loss of life; one to the grave and the other to social derision.
Further, this tragedy is complicated by racially charged groups jockeying for a voice in the matter to claim Zimmerman executed the youth due to racial motives rather than shooting while defending himself. Zimmerman was on trial a year later.
A year later and after blatant tarnishing of Trayvon Martin’s memory extended to the august chambers of the United States legislators as one congress person, Bobby Rush, donned apparel similar to the youth in protest to racial profiling—though the rules of congress prohibit such demonstrations has faded into history other stories of violence paint the American collective mind with sorrow and anxiousness.
A continued plague of social warfare?
These deeply rooted cultural blots bleed into every aspect of American society and every cultural group—lending to the suspicion of minority groups that Caucasians secretly desire to oppress them.
Gov. Deval Patrick
The problem the police face is whether to respond with deadly force or not. When a person resists arrest as did many of the fatalities and most arrest ending with brutality, what are the cops to do?
Should they allow themselves to be killed or wounded? Mark Collins was shot and wounded in the line of duty by a Black man, Sheldon Leftenant. Collins was shot in his neck and hip. Rushed by helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital, he lived.
Are Black men being hunted? Leftenant is gang affiliated. Are police officers being hunted? Did Sheldon allegedly shoot the officer in fear?
The “Stand Your Ground” policy should never be in question, but the motives of those who would employ it to veil criminal acts are still out there!
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