This is My America - The Murder of Trayvon Martin
Stand-Your-Ground Law / From Wikipedia
A stand-your-ground-law; is a law that allows a person to use deadly force when threatened without an obligation to retreat first. In some cases, a person may use deadly force in public areas without a duty to retreat.
Nearly every jurisdiction in the United States has the Castle doctrine, stating a person has no duty to retreat when their home is attacked. Some states go a step further, removing the duty of retreat from any location. Clauses that state this fact are called "Stand Your Ground", "Line In The Sand" or "No Duty To Retreat" clauses, and state exactly that the defender has no duty or other requirement to abandon a place in which he has a right to be, or to give up ground to an assailant. Under such laws, there is no duty to retreat from anywhere the defender may legally be. Other restrictions may still exist; when in public, a person must be carrying the firearm in a legal manner, whether concealed or openly.
"Stand your ground" governs U.S. federal case law in which self-defense is asserted against a charge of criminal homicide. The Supreme Court ruled in Beard v. U.S. (1895) that a man who was "on his premises" when he came under attack and "...did not provoke the assault, and had at the time reasonable grounds to believe, and in good faith believed, that the deceased intended to take his life, or do him great bodily harm...was not obliged to retreat, nor to consider whether he could safely retreat, but was entitled to stand his ground."
My comment: so bottom line some little old white lady on an elevator has the right to blow some innocent man/person of color away if she is in fear? Like the ladies we see now that clutch their purses in fright while in confine spaces with persons of color.
The Gruesome Murder of Emmett Till
- Commentary: Trayvon Martin Is the Emmett Till of a New Generation | News | BET
The death of Trayvon Martin evokes memories of the 1950s killing of Emmett Till.
Amerian Reality vs Black Reality
It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others. . . . One ever feels his twoness,— an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warrings ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.
W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963) The Souls of Black Folk (1903)
Trayvon Martin, Emmett Till both black, both young, both murdered 57 years apart. Clearly showing that nothing much has changed except the name of the victims. Both children taken away by the evil that lives among us. This is the reality of blacks living in my America. A country that touts the freedom and equality for all that touch her shores, a lie to those of us who live here, and have the audacity to be persons of color. My America where black parents not only must school their children regarding stranger danger, but must also include the necessary precautions to keep themselves alive on a daily basis. In my America predators come in every color black, white doesn't matter, cause your skin is black you're a visual target for evil. In my America black children are taught not to seem aggressive when approached by police, stay away from certain parts of town, don't make eye contact and now be careful " walking while black". Trayvon Martin, just a regular kid, walking down a street he may have traveled a hundred times, in his own young world, minding his own business. His only trespass chugging ice tea with skittles a mild sugar high at most. But we will never know the truth of his last few minutes on this earthly plane, because there is no one left to tell the tale with exception of his murder. A grown man who felt threaten by a child, a black child, a child sporting the dreaded hoodie. This male who out weighed the child, who, if he felt so threatened, should have taken his stupid butt back into his home and dialed 911. This is what all "Captains" of neighborhood watch, are instructed to do. Not wander around loaded for bear like the Earp's at the OK Corral. A modern lynching no more no less.
Utah Neighborhood Watch Shooting
- Bluffdale man shot while on neighborhood watch | ksl.com
A Bluffdale man is in critical condition after being shot while out on neighborhood patrol. The Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office says it looks like the shooting was the result of a big misunderstanding.
The Scary Black Man Syndrome
Just another excuse for hate. Because of current 24 hour news coverage some of the false claims of folks against black men are quickly dispelled, mostly due to public scrutiny. The weak use so many excuses for hate. One party, on this very site, used the results from some idiot decade old poll as his reason to hate blacks. The poll stated that more black men are in jail than other races, so the results gives this knuckle dragger his reason to hate an entire race. A poll created by entities with an agenda. Used to scare gun toting idiots regarding "black fright", and generated in all probability, by the NRA to boost weapon sales. The same thing happen after President Obama's election, rumors flew that he was going to disarm Americans taking away their precious second amendment rights. The end result gun sales escalated, why because most are scared, fearful, cowardly sheep. Motivated and used as puppets by corporations . . gun retail outlets why . . money.
Brian Wells Blames Black Men for Bomb
- Top 5 ;The Black Guy Did It Excuses By White Criminals | News One
Top 5 The Black Guy Did It Excuses By White Criminals
Ashley Todd Blames Obama Supporter for Attack
- Ashley Todd Fake "Mutilation" Exposed
UPDATE: REPORTERS: MCCAIN AIDE PUSHED OBAMA MUTILATION HOAX See which media outlets fell for the hoax...
Susan Smith Blames Black Man for Kidnap
- Profile of Child Killer Susan Smith
Susan Vaughan Smith of Union, S.C. was convicted on July 22, 1995, and sentenced to life in prison for murdering her two sons, Michael Daniel Sith, 3, and Alexander Tyler Smith, 14-months-old.
Mother and Daughter Kidnapped by Two Black Men
- Prison for woman who faked kidnapping, went to Disney World| Reuters
(Reuters) - A Pennsylvania woman who faked her own kidnapping while actually at Disney World was sentenced on Thursday to 100 months in prison for swindling her employer and family members out of more
On Sept. 25, 1883, Frederick Douglas stated:
"Though the colored man is no longer subject to barter and sale, he is surrounded by an adverse settlement which fetters all his movements. In his downward course he meets no resistance, but his course upward is resented and resisted at every step of his progress. If he comes in ignorance, rags and wretchedness, he conforms to the popular belief of his character and in that character he is welcome; but if he shall come as a gentleman, a scholar and a statesman, he is hailed as a contradiction to the national faith concerning his race, and his coming is resented as impudence. In on case he may provoke contempt and derision, but in the other he is an affront to pride and provokes malice.
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In this extraordinary era, where a man of color is the leader of one of the most powerful nations on earth, it's a sad connotation that nothing much has changed within it's borders. This is the America I know . . . a country that gives lip service to equality. Equality to some, but not for the many, no "liberty and justice" for all as touted in our allegiance. A technology savvy nation that can't stop the hate, or won't. That metes out justice to a privilege few, leaving the rest of us to our own devices.
One wonders if Zimmerman could have delivered a warning shot, or maybe shot his "threat" in the foot or leg . . why shoot to kill? We will never know the truth, why because no evidence was gathered, the cops call it a fair shoot. Zimmerman's background never checked the event was taken at his word. The victim has no voice, none but ours.
Yeah . . This is My America . . My Reality
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