This video from the USA is called EPIC FAIL by Police in Trayvon Martin Investigation.
ALEC Ratified NRA-Conceived Law That May Protect Trayvon Martin‘s Killer. Brendan Fischer, PR Watch in the USA: “A Florida law that may protect the man who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February is the template for an American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) ‘model bill’ that has been pushed in other states. The bill was brought to ALEC by the National Rifle Association (NRA), and fits into a pattern of ALEC bills that disproportionately impact communities of color”: here.
Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: “Let’s face the racial politics simmering in the Trayvon Martin murder head-on: if Zimmerman were black and Martin a local white high school teenage athlete, then Zimmerman would be in jail facing a homicide rap, regardless of Florida’s license to kill”: here.
Thousands of protesters rallied in Sanford, Florida, 30 miles north of Orlando, on Thursday to protest the murder of Trayvon Martin, an African-American teenager, who was gunned down by a neighborhood watch captain on February 26: here.
Sanford, FL’s history includes a moment of intolerance and bigotry that almost derailed Jackie Robinson: here.
Frances Robles, McClatchy Newspapers: “The aftershocks of Trayvon Martin’s killing continued to reverberate Thursday from Sanford to South Florida, as the embattled police chief and state attorney overseeing the investigation stepped down hours after more than 1,000 Miami-Dade high school students staged a walkout to protest the lack of criminal charges in the case”: here.
Over 1,000 US citizens rallied peacefully in Sanford, Florida, on Thursday to demand justice for the family of a black teenager who was shot dead by a neighbourhood watch captain: here.
Eugene Robinson, Washington Post Writers Group: “For every black man in America, from the millionaire in the corner office to the mechanic in the local garage, the Trayvon Martin tragedy is personal. It could have been me or one of my sons. It could have been any of us. How many George Zimmermans are out there cruising the streets? How many guys with chips on their shoulders and itchy fingers on the triggers of loaded handguns? How many self-imagined guardians of the peace who say the words ‘black male’ with a sneer?” Here.
Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: “Racist whites are coming out of the woodwork now. The fear of the other – blacks, Muslims, Mexicans – has now become a virulent public cancer destroying our civil society and democratic principles”: here.
Trayvon Martin and the history of lynching: here.
Miami Heat pay homage to Trayvon Martin by donning hoodies: here.
Newt Gingrich Condemns President Obama’s Thoughtful Words About Trayvon Martin, Calls Them “Appalling”: here.