TGR: George Zimmerman Freed on $1 Million Bond
Then came George Zimmerman’s release. Mind you – all the while – media fatigue
is setting in on a population that was otherwise motivated. And best believe, the defense attorneys know how to work that to their advantage.
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J. Wyndal Gordon on Bails, Race in MD and Florida
Zimmerman's attorney informed Trayvon Martin Case judge of $200,000 raised by websites, supporters Read in Full >>
The Glover Report: Justice Deferred ... for 45 Days
And if you think social media put a spell on Yemen, Bahrain, and Libya in the sense that the world instantly learned of human rights violations and atrocities as they happened as of late, this central Florida town – also the county seat of Seminole County – would be cast onto the world stage as evidence that the United States of America has unresolved racial issues. And this includes Sanford, a Southern town that has seen more than its share of racial hatred and violence. Hell, they even treated Jackie Robinson bad!
Right is right, and wrong is wrong. Whether a perpetrator of a crime is black or white – decent people everywhere require that justice reign supreme over all in these United States of America. Regardless of ethnic background, income, or political affiliation, the blindfolded eyes of justice are supposed to be equal and just …. even in Sanford …. even in 2012. Otherwise, this baked and packaged American fly-by-night brand of liberty, justice and freedom that we sell across the world is merely a hoax for gangsters and Wall Street thieves. I, for one, happen to think we’re better than that. Read in Full >>
The Glover Report: George Zimmerman’s Reasonable Doubt :: Trayvon Martin :: Day 39
I can’t speak for you, but I still feel the pain of racism today: It’s 2012. And I still sense the associated violence. Its sound is sometimes faint, but with each passing day – it gets louder, and louder. The drum of revolution, revolt, uprising, and rebellion against a sinister system that would allow the world to see for itself as the cunning demon called racism boldly raises its ugly head from the ashes of American slavery: Butt-naked for the world to see, it is relentless. And there is no fear of cell phone cameras or the like – because America’s dirty little secret is not the least bit ashamed.
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Op/Ed: Fear Triumphed in Trayvon Martin Case
Then something really interesting happened. Two phone calls were made that capture the essence of the tragedy. Zimmerman and Martin both made phone calls that reveal just how apprehensive each man was over the unexpected appearance of the other.
George Zimmerman called 911 as he was following Trayvon and said, "We've had some break-ins in the neighborhood, and there's this real suspicious guy. ... This guy looks like he's up to no good or he's on drugs or something. It's raining and he's just walking around, looking about." Read in Full >>
Commentary: YOU BIG DUMMIES! IT’S MURDER, PURE AND SIMPLE; SANFORD IS INSANE
I feel like I'm watching an episode of the 1970s sitcom "Sanford & Son
" rather than the City of Sanford's investigation of a heartless, cold and calculating killer. And for the name's sake, it is clearly evident, at least to me, that the 1857 Dred Scott v. Sanford
decision is still good law in the State of Florida. See, 60 U.S. 393 (1857) I must confess, I am deeply affected by Trayvon Martin’s slaying. It has been weighing heavy on me ever since I first learned of the news. Read in Full >>
The Glover Report: The Dichotomy of Being Black in America :: Are the New Black Panthers Wrong to Offer $10,000 Reward for Zimmerman?
To the right, there is the doctrine of Mahatma Ghandi and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. They believed in peaceful protest. They encountered the worst violence. They encountered vicious beatings, bricks, attack dogs, fire hoses, profanity, derogatory names. Yet, they still chose non-violence.
Malcolm X, sometimes considered the opposite of Martin, is often remembered for the picture where he is standing alongside the window ... with a rifle in ‘ready’ position.
As Janice B.’s commentary posted on BMORENEWS.com notes, one must be willing to accept the burden when one picks up a gun. Read in Full >>
Commentary: Trayvon is Nothing New: The Murder of Black America by Albert Phillips
By now, unless you haven’t turned on your television or logged on to any social networks in awhile, you have heard about the horrific, untimely death of 17-year-old, Trayvon Martin. He has been the latest mass-circulated victim of being a young Black male in racist Amerikkka. In astonishment (well not really), George Zimmerman, his executioner, has claimed self-defense and has not been arrested for the crime.
We know this whole ordeal is completely racist, even more proven by Zimmerman’s recorded phone call to the police in which he described Martin as a “coon”. For the folks who don’t know, “coon” is a racist term that was used to describe Black folk, equivalent to nigger. Read in Full >>
COMMENTARY: Trayvon Martin Murder: What Questions We Must Ask Ourselves By Marshall C. Bell
Nationwide, Black people have killed far more Black people in the past thirty years than the Ku Klux Klan did in its entire history. We have done, and continue to do, what they could never accomplish: wiping out entire generations of young, black men. Does anybody even care? Few so much as bat an eye at the evening news when another murder is announced. We’ve become complacent. It’s accepted. We simply do not have the same level of interest or concern over the slaughter that is occurring in our own backyards. Read in Full >>
The Glover Report: The Souls of an Endangered Species: The Case of Trayvon Martin
On the East Coast, the communities have clearly responded to this senseless act with protests.
***In New York City, for instance, a “Million Hoodie March” was held in Union Square on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 to honor young Trayvon’s murder. Since Wednesday, the hoodie has become an international symbol of protest on behalf of the otherwise everyday person. The beauty of this effort is that it has touched all races of mankind.
***Another rally - The “Stand Up For Trayvon Justice Rally” - will be held today (SATURDAY) from 2 to 4 p.m. at Freedom Plaza, 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW.
***On Monday, March 26th in Baltimore, The Baltimore Southern Christian Leadership All Peoples Congress, National Action Network, and other Civil Rights and community groups have called for a MARCH, SPEAK OUT AND VIGIL. The Monday March will begin at McKeldin Square (Pratt & Light Streets) at 5 pm and will begin marching at 5:30 pm (sharp) to the Baltimore Police Headquarters on Fayette Street. Local victims of racism and police abuse and those who have organized around the Shomrim case where a 15-year old Northwestern High School student was attacked by a similar community watch group in Northwest Baltimore’s Upper Park Heights neighborhood will speak-out at 6 pm. From there, the group will march to City Hall, 100 Holiday St. in downtown Baltimore where participants will hold a major vigil and rally from 7 to 8 pm. Local groups have begun a Baltimore petition effort to send to Florida authorities. FMI, please call 410.218.4835 or 410.500.2168.
***In Philadelphia, a rally is scheduled for Thursday, March 29th. The PHI Prayer Vigil & Stop Da Violence Rally is set for 6 to 8 pm at LOVE Park, 1500 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102. FMI, please call Khalid Moffitt at 484.629.8744, the Philadelphia NAACP at 215.978.7500, or the Guardian Civic League at 215.763.0490. Read in Full >>