Because of the Zimmerman verdict do you think Black Males will be on more alert?
Will Black youth feel that the law system will not protect them? How will they feel while being approached in the street by unknown adults? Will they be more aggressive as a means of protecting themselves?
How can you be "more aggressive" as a means of protecting yourself while walking down the street? Turn around and attack your follower? How about running away? Come on, really...The evidence was weighed and found to be in GZ's favor. Engaging in more street violence and demanding an "emotional justice" will not be beneficial to anyone.
More aggressive is definitely not the answer. This will not solve anything. Nothing will become of this media circus. It does not tell anyone they will be allowed to hunt down black males and shoot them. I don't think the murders of ex wives escalated after OJ was found not guilty.
I don't think being "more aggressive" is the answer, I would like to think this was an isolated incident. However, aren't there laws against being a vigilante? Which is basically what GZ did? Why didn't he call the police on the suspected criminal? At the very least he should have been charged with manslaughter. A kid, that he followed by his own choice (taking the law into his own hands) lost his life. There was another case in Florida where a woman got 20 years for firing warning shots at her abusive husband who she had a protective order against. 20 years for WARNING SHOTS!! No prior criminal history. But GZ can turn vigilante and take someone's life and walk away?
by Susan Reid 4 years ago
I'm having trouble posting links so copied the whole article.President Obama has really put himself out there identifying with Trayvon Martin and talkinga lot about the ubiquitous nature of racial profiling.Do you feel Obama should or should not be speaking out on this issue?Personally, I agree...
by mosaicman 5 years ago
Now that George Zimmerman has been found innocent, do you think this will have more people resorting to using supreme violence in defending themselves. Do you think more people will become more vigilant due to the fact that they think the law will be on their side and protect them if they have to...
by chipsball 4 years ago
Having survived the "Rites of Passage of an African-American Teenager in America" myself as a teenager and having raised four African-Americans teenagers in America I feel so blessed today that none of them ever encountered George Zimmerman. Nor having them ever being judged by the jurors...
by Wesman Todd Shaw 4 years ago
Al Sharpton didn't ever mention it, Jesse Jackson never brought it up, and you didn't look like one of Obama's daughters.The mass media couldn't sell your murder towards a globalist agenda, and Democrats didn't care because no one used a gun to kill you.I hate myself for using your image on the web...
by feenix 3 years ago
I am a black man and I have been living for nearly seven decades. Thus, I am well aware that a considerable number of white law-enforcement officers are racists. However, racist white cops are not the ones making millions of black people's lives miserable. That is being done by a large number of...
by G. Diane Nelson Trotter 4 years ago
How fast/slow should black males walk in order to avoid being a suspect?Black parents have told their boys to "not" run because it will make people think they are running from a crime. Trayvon Martin was walking slowly, talking on the phone and he was labelled a "suspect."
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