Get The Truth Out!

Happy Hump Day, All ….

While it is clear that there is a lot of support for Trayvon’s family and the cry to arrest George Zimmerman, there are still those that feel that Zimmerman acted in self-defense according to the “Stand Your Ground” law. Just last night, I had an interesting Facebook chat with a chum who feels that there is … or was … until he did more research … little evidence to prove that Zimmerman acted in self-defense.

Yesterday, it was disclosed that one Sanford PD Detective wanted to charge Zimmerman with manslaughter but the State Attorney’s office felt that there was not enough evidence for a conviction. In my own PERSONAL experience, I have seen the State Attorney’s office take something that was “dropped” by the alleged victim and seek to pursue charges themselves! I can only shake my head and wonder what type of humans they have working in that office – State Attorney – in Sanford, FL.

Racial profiling is something that I have experienced, as most men of color have, and the sad thing is that Zimmerman is NOT a law enforcer but a “self proclaimed community watch captain”! Sounds pretty vigilante oriented, if you ask me. It is like he was saying, if I ever have a chance to “pretend” I am a police officer, I will act like one, even though community watch personnel are asked NOT to carry guns nor attempt to do what “law enforcement” officers are paid to do … and purportedly “trained” to do. They are ONLY supposed to “watch the community”. Now, we already know that there are tremendous abuses of power by some of the officers who have been accused of corruption and misrepresenting the facts of a situation, so what makes anyone think an “untrained, gun toting, self-proclaimed community watch captain” has NOT violated the civil rights of Trayvon Martin with the assistance of an already tainted reputation of the Sanford, FL Police Department?!

May the support of Democrats in Congress from Florida (Republican what@%*!!!) continue to uncover this tragedy’s trash and get the truth out …

As hard as it is for me, from moment to moment, may we pray for peace . . . and Zimmerman’s arrest. I applaud Trayvon’s parents, especially his father, for not taking matters to the “next level” and doing as Zimmerman did to their son. May God bless them both as they struggle to get justice for their son.

Peace …. peace …. peace!

John I. Cook, Director

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