** Trayvon was followed, and murdered because he was in the wrong place, while black. The following article was written back in 2013 as this case was unfolding. Live Video Streams that ‘were’ active no longer work. I’ll look to see if I can find the original footage on youtube. There are a few ‘updates’ throughout, added on today, January 6th, 2022. Thank you for visiting, by now, to ‘look back’ in time, at the trial of George Zimmerman, and the unfortunate murder of Trayvon Martin. **
This should be an Open and Shut Case.
However in America we have Justice – right?
Let’s just put it this way… the more money you have the more time you can Buy yourself… Literally speaking. Many people waited several months for The Zimmerman Trial to begin; now that it has it’s gotten off to a real bang. The first day included a terrible joke that no one laughed at. The Second day featured the head of Neighborhood Watch who basically explained Protocol.
Never Leave The Vehicle.
To me that shuts the case. But of course the media is being sympathetic to George Zimmerman. I guess they do not want to rush to judgement on him being a racist. American media is VERY slow to call people who appear to be racist towards blacks; racist – such has been the case with the Tea Party for several years… (** update 1/6/2022: We see how this worked out for America ** end of update)
In fact, Bill Maher says “Denying Racism is the New Racism” – Read More :: Modern Racism; George Zimmerman, Paula Dean and The Voting Rights Act
And it’s true – recently I wrote that I’m NOT upset at Paula Dean because at least she was HONEST in her deposition; however after seeing her on The Today Show this morning, she’s been asked to Deny it now… and to say she’s ashamed of it now … and while that’s a topic for another Commentary, that’s something I definetely want to discuss. It’s all some what related though. This approach of Denying Racism towards black people – is perhaps even WORSE than when people were Openly Racist. Because now we have to have back and forth discussions, where seemingly anyone who is not black Sides with the non black person – and that’s what seems to have been happening ever since this story happened.
Watch the ABC Coverage of The Zimmerman Trial Day 3 –
** 1/6/2022 update – Rachel Jeantel, a friend of Trayvon’s who was on the phone with him when all of this happened, took the stand here on day 3. The original stream from abc was replaced on today;**
She Heard Trayvon Say “this guy was following him” (Trayvon was followed)
There is a pattern that has been proven:
- He calls whenever he see’s blacks in his neighborhood.
- He breaks protocol.
- George shot a black kid in cold blood after provoking a situation, that may have resulted in the scratch on the back of his head.
OR perhaps he fell and scratched his own head; none of us were there; we don’t really know – but it Should have been Obvious from the Original Call; as well as what the Witnesses reported – that this kid was murdered by a racist.
I think America gets uncomfortable with confronting this issue – but imagine how uncomfortable Black people are, having to face it all the time – While it gets denied over and over again.
The Watch For Justice Continues …
Speaking of the other witnesses – another took the stand; one who heard and observed the incident. ** 1/6/2022 update, original video has been replaced/updated **
“Yes, as I was pressing 911 I heard very clearly the 2 yells for Help!” – Jane Surdyka took the stand earlier on Day 3, saying she felt it was the boys voice. Again this ‘should’ be an open and shut case; but we have to go through the procedure I guess. We don’t want to send a man to jail for defending himself from a young kid armed with skittles.
That’s why this case touched off a nerve.
I believe black people are sick and tired of being treated this way.
Black people are tired of White society signing off on this kind of behavior.
Black people want White people to come to their defense and help them fight these battles, which black people do not have the power to fight on their own.
One has to wonder if a Black Police Officer would have made a different decision, from the White police offers who seemed to have given him a Pass; and helped create this entire mess in the first place – Rather than lock him up immediately and charge him with murder.
Clearly George Zimmerman is getting some Financial help to FIGHT the charge that has now come against him; and That is upsetting to black people, I’m sure, as well.
Naturally I cannot speak for all black people.
But, this is a bothersome reality that black people are constantly facing; if it’s not THIS situation is another one like it; and it’s happening to black people all the time; In spite of being ‘free’d’ and having laws changed; the attacks on the black community in America continue; and this is just One of Several Cases; it’s just one that gets the most attention. However the most unfortunate reason it gets attention, is the HINT of injustice that has surrounded this case from the beginning.
My Watch for Justice … continues.
Read More on The Zimmerman Trial from SoPoCo Here
** Update, 1/6/2022 – Trayvon was Followed: and sadly by now we know how this case worked out. The thug, George Zimmerman walked free, and went on to commit several more crimes against others. That’s the harm that anti-racism causes in America. The refusal of white America to hold others accountable, who express anti-black thoughts or ideas, leads to harm for non-blacks as well. As several police lost their lives, on this date, 1 year ago, as dangerous groups of white supremacist’s, stormed the capital. It’s all connected. Injustice spills over, unfairness impacts everybody all the time. We must do better…. ** end of update. Thanks for stopping by.