4.04.2012

On Justice for Trayvon Martin

(L-R) Angel, age 5, and Angelique, age 6, of the Howard University Early Learning Program, were at the Justice for Trayvon Martin rally in Washington D.C. March 24.
 (Photo Ashahed M. Muhammad)


In America, an unarmed young brother can apparently be hunted down, shot and killed, with 911 recordings available and the shooter remains free.
But equally troubling is this: How many more have to die [Yusef Hawkins, Sean Bell Oscar Grant, James Byrd, Trayvon Martin, Ramarley Graham] at their hands before we decide to stop killing each other in Black communities nationwide?
As it is with any developing story, even more painfully tragic details are coming to the fore, however one thing still has not changed: Zimmerman has not been arrested.
Those calling for retaliation that are well intentioned, keep in mind your ethics and morality (2 different things) have to be at a very high level in order to carry out ‘an eye for an eye’ type law. It is more than a slogan. Those who are not well intentioned, it is reckless and irresponsible to throw those terms out carelessly. It is not advisable to pursue that course of action.
Review Minister Farrakhan's Holy Day of Atonement message delivered in Atlanta, GA on October 16, 2007. He spoke specifically about the ‘Law of Retaliation’ and the conditions that must be present prior to that type of law being enacted.
Zimmerman should be found, arrested and should stand trial. If the story is as open and shut as is claimed, why does he fear?
Ironically, Zimmerman now fears for his own life as a result of the reality he created for himself when he killed Trayvon Martin.  
We have received a few emailed inquiries regarding Zimmerman's ethnicity. Clearly, we are aware the name 'Zimmerman' is prevalent amongst the Ashkenazim. We've seen reports that his father is a German Jew and his mother, Peruvian. We are still researching to get actual facts, however, none of that is as important as the fact that Trayvon is dead, primarily because he is Black. That much is clear.
I've never seen anything like this in an effort to conceal racial/ethnic identity. Media has described him as a 'White Hispanic' then said his father was Catholic. (Of course, many Jewish groups are screaming 'he is NOT Jewish!')
We're also looking very closely at the ‘socially conscious’ entertainers who quick fast jumped on #KONY2012 but have no comment on #Justice4Trayvon. To those who showed up late to the party…better late than never. On Twitter, monitor those whom you follow, and see what they are (or are not) saying regarding Trayvon.
The battle has already begun to try to demonize Trayvon Martin and elevate Zimmerman. Before you know it, the controlled media will have transformed Zimmerman into a 2nd Amendment loving American hero and patriot protecting himself from a young Black thug.
Black activists and organizations better focus all of this emotional energy into ensuring the narrative is not altered by the unscrupulous 'objective' talking heads that will 'pop up' in the media.
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