After Trayvon Martin in the USA

This video from the USA is called Trayvon Martin Case: Students Rally, Demand Arrest.

The killing of Trayvon Martin is a consequence of the dominance of political reaction in the United States for more than 30 years: here.

“Stand Your Ground,” “Shoot First,” “Make My Day” — state laws asserting an expansive right to self-defense — have come into focus after last month’s killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin: here.

Eugene Robinson, Washington Post Writers Group: “The ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws in Florida and other states should all be repealed. At best, they are redundant. At worst, as in the Trayvon Martin killing, they are nothing but a license to kill. Police in Sanford, Fla., cited the statute as grounds for their decision not to file charges against Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman. Martin, 17, was strolling home from a convenience store, armed with an iced tea and a bag of Skittles, when Zimmerman – a Neighborhood Watch volunteer and wannabe police officer – spotted him and decided he looked suspicious”: here.

Florida’s now-infamous Stand Your Ground law, which lets you shoot someone you consider threatening without facing arrest, let alone prosecution, sounds crazy — and it is. And it’s tempting to dismiss this law as the work of ignorant yahoos. But similar laws have been pushed across the nation, not by ignorant yahoos but by big corporations: here.

7-to-9 Year Old Looked Suspicious Enough for Zimmerman to Call Police in Earlier Incident: here.

Trayvon Martin Case: Police Video Shows No Blood, Bruises On George Zimmerman After Killing: here.

Did Fox News Stop Selling Hoodies After Trayvon Martin‘s Death? Here.

Tens Of Thousands Expected Today At Florida Rally For Trayvon Martin: here.

Trayvon Martin Case: Teen’s Friends Say He Never Picked A Fight: here.

Across the US, many fear that Martin’s “crime,” for which he received a death penalty ordered by neither judge nor jury, was walking while black: here.

One month after the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, nearly three out of four Americans say the police should arrest the neighborhood watch volunteer who pulled the trigger, according to a new national survey: here.

Congressman Gets Kicked Off House Floor for Wearing Hoodie for Trayvon: here.

Had Bob Dylan not written a song about it, the death of Hattie Carroll might have been long forgotten: here.

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