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Zimmerman Not Guilty

What a travesty. What an utter and complete miscarriage of justice.

998696_10151730139853748_957695598_nKudos to Guerrilla Feminism for sharing this.

“Only in America can a dead black boy go on trial for his own murder.” -Syreeta McFadden

Truer words never spoken.

I would say I’m speechless, but I’m not. I’m outraged. Meanwhile, a black woman in Florida is serving 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot over the head of her abusive husband when he tried to attack her. Apparently, justice in Florida IS a matter of black and white.

Why the City of Miami Is Doomed to Drown | Politics News | Rolling Stone

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Miami Tower | 110918-2135-jikatu (Photo credit: jikatu)

If you live in South Florida, you may want to check out this article: Why the City of Miami Is Doomed to Drown | Politics News | Rolling Stone. It’s scary as hell. With sea waters rising due to climate change, it’s likely that South Florida is going to sink rather rapidly into the sea as early as 2030. Miami will be gone, the Everglades will be gone, and the Turkey Point nuclear power plant is likely to become another Fukushima. Florida is currently a Tea Party state, and warnings from climatologists are going largely ignored down there. Little is being done to prepare for the rising seas, other than throwing good money after bad in efforts to update decades old pumping and desalinization systems. Miami and the resort towns around it will sink, and within decades become a new age Atlantis.  The article poses some realistically scary scenarios for Miami, as well as challenges that other low lying coastal cities such as Washington DC, New York City, and Boston are currently facing now, as well as in the future. If you believe in global warming, this article is a sobering must read.

My Thoughts On This Week’s RNC

The GOP platform is a farce, the nomination procedure was a farce (just ask Ron Paul supporters). The entire convention has been one giant anti-women, anti-gay, anti-immigrant, anti-poor and middle class farce. All the convention has managed to do so far is show the world just how much of a fractured, dysfunctional, and hateful party the GOP is. All I can say is:

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Brian Beckmann Thinks Trayvon Martin’s Parents Are Sh!t Bags.

Apparently Miami-Dade Fire and Rescue Department Captain Brian Beckmann doesn’t like the arrest of Trayvon Martin’s killer. It seems that he doesn’t think much of Trayvon’s parents either.   Beckmann is under investigation by Miami-Dade Fire and Rescue for this cute little rant he posted on Facebook:

Charges Against Trayvon Martin’s Killer Expected to be Announced Tonight.

George Zimmerman

George Zimmerman (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)

6 weeks after he killed Trayvon Martin, and 1 day after his lawyers dumped him on his ass, it appears as if George Zimmerman is finally going to be charged for Martin’s death. Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey will be holding a press conference at 6PM tonight, in which it is expected that she will announce that Zimmerman will be charged. Although details of the charges are not known yet, I would imagine it will be a manslaughter charge: Murder charges can only be filed by a grand jury under Florida state law, and Corey declined to convene the grand jury in this case.

As of right now, Zimmerman’s location is unknown. Zimmerman’s attorneys have stated that although he is still in the U.S, he is no longer in Florida. My guess is that he’s cowering in the basement of his personal confidant, Sean Hannity.

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UPDATE:

Zimmerman has been charged with second degree murder, and is in custody without bail.

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Criminal Justice Petition: Prosecute the killer of our son, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin | Change.org

Trayvon Martin Protest - Sanford

Trayvon Martin Protest - Sanford (Photo credit: werthmedia)

Tell Florida’s 18th District State’s Attorney what you think about this miscarriage of justice. Just click on the link below:

Criminal Justice Petition: Prosecute the killer of our son, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin | Change.org.

What Everyone Should Know About Trayvon Martin (1995-2012) | ThinkProgress

 

Let me see if I have the facts right: A 28 year old white man, with a history of violence, and armed with a 9mm handgun, felt threatened for his life by a 17 year old African American boy who was armed to the teeth with iced tea and Skittles. What possible threat could Trayvon Martin, a young man who earned A’s and B’s in high school, and according to one teacher “majored in cheerfulness,”  have posed to George Zimmerman? Was Zimmerman afraid  young  Trayvon would force him to taste the rainbow?

This young man was murdered before his young life ever really got started, and three weeks later, George Zimmerman is still free because he claimed self defense. I call bullshit, and I call racism on not only George Zimmerman, but the police department and prosecuting attorney of Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman belongs behind bars and should be standing trial for his heartless actions. Trayvon Martin deserved better, and George Zimmerman damn well better be brought to justice for robbing Trayvon of his future, and Trayvon’s family of their son.

Oh, and one more thing; if the situation was reversed, you can bet your ass that Trayvon would be under the jail, regardless of the circumstance.

What Everyone Should Know About Trayvon Martin (1995-2012) | ThinkProgress.

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