Trayvon Martin

President Obama's Powerful Speech on Race

I love this quote, in particular: 


"On the other hand, in families and churches and workplaces, there’s a possibility that people are a little bit more honest, and at least you ask yourself your own questions about, am I wringing as much bias out of myself as I can; am I judging people, as much as I can, based on not the color of their skin but the content of their character? That would, I think, be an appropriate exercise in the wake of this tragedy."  -- President Obama

President Obama's Remarks on Trayvon Martin - full transcript - The Washington Post

President Obama's Anguish - The New York Times 

We are all Trayvon Martin

We are all Trayvon Martin. He was a boy who did nothing wrong, and Zimmerman came after him filled with ideas and a bullet.  

My take is that the Stand Your Ground laws were set into motion to amplify existing self-defense laws and give license, and potential harbor, to a particular group of citizens, as they carry their guns. Take a look at this article:

It's Not Just Zimmerman: Race Matters a Lot in 'Stand Your Ground' Verdicts - Richard Florida - The Atlantic Cities




It's time to end NRA/ALEC sponsored Stand Your Ground laws! Call your Senators and Members of Congress; make your voice heard; make your vote count.