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Monday, July 15, 2013

Burden of Proof

Image by Jon Sullivan from public-domain-photos.com


Confession: The optimistic part of me believed that the jury for the Trayvon Martin trial would return a verdict of manslaughter, at least. The rest of me feared that the grown man who had deputized himself, armed himself (in direct violation of Neighborhood Watch rules) with the intent of finding a confrontation--or creating one--would be found not guilty for projecting his negative, racist assumptions onto the first younger, leaner, unarmed Black solitary target who crossed his path. Trayvon Martin's killer visually tagged him, followed him from within his vehicle, stalked him on foot, then executed him.

In the 21st century it's still open season on Black bodies.

BATAF: Black people are the least valuable humans; entitled to less protection under the law sometimes than animals.

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