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THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: Could Gilberto Powell Have Been Your Son, Mister President?

Nearly every day I see stories in the media of people with disabilities being abused. (For example, the case of Ethan Saylor, the young man with Down Syndrome who was killed by police when he went to the cinema).   But I normally don’t blog about them because I am not a rights activist – . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM – A Blog by Donna Thomson: Could Gilberto Powell Have Been Your Son, Mister President?

LeDaro: Barack Obama on Trayvon Martin’s case

I am very impressed by the stand Barack Obama took on the case of Trayvon Martin who was murdered by George Zimmerman.

“You know, when Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son. Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago. . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Barack Obama on Trayvon Martin’s case

Montreal Simon: Obama, Trayvon Martin, and the Legacies of Pain

It may not go down in history as one of his greatest speeches.There were no soaring flights of rhetoric, he hardly raised his head as he delivered it.But I thought Barack Obama's reaction to the Trayvon Martin verdict was one of the finest moments of his Presidency.For this needed to be said:Read more »

. . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Obama, Trayvon Martin, and the Legacies of Pain

LeDaro: Rev. Al Sharpton speaks out on Trayvon Martin case

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Civil rights activist Al Sharpton has announced a national movement – to protest in front of courts over the course of a year – in reaction to the verdict where George Zimmerman was acquitted for the murder of Trayvon Martin. The verdict . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Rev. Al Sharpton speaks out on Trayvon Martin case

drive-by planet: Zimmerman travesty and the profiling of black youth in America

 

The acquittal of George Zimmerman on charges of murdering Trayvon Martin may have met the requirements of law in the eyes of some Americans, but was nonetheless a travesty of justice. The not-guilty verdict saw the self-appointed watchman-on-a-mission walk away a free man – his hands forever stained with the blood of 17-year-old . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Zimmerman travesty and the profiling of black youth in America

drive-by planet: A nation of laws

Politics, Re-Spun: Zimmerman and Alexander: Racism and Sexism in America

Can you handle the contradictions?

I’ve been seen things in twitter for the last few days that puts some grotesque perspective on the American culture.

I’m actually quite speechless:

Two Florida towns, 125 miles apart. Two people firing weapons at unarmed aggressors, purportedly in self-defense.

George Zimmerman, the 29-year-old neighborhood-watch commander, fatally . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Zimmerman and Alexander: Racism and Sexism in America

Politics and its Discontents: Pat Robertson Offers His ‘Expert’ Opinion On Trayvon Martin

There seem to be no limits to Pat Robertson’s prodigious intellect. One wonders when God will ‘call him home‘ for the rest he so richly deserves.

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The Canadian Progressive: In the US, an “open season on black boys” after Zimmerman acquittal

by: Obert Madondo | Twitter: @Obiemad:

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In the US, an unarmed black teenager, Trayvon Martin, is murdered in cold blood. The jury finds the alleged murderer, Florida neighbourhood watchman George Zimmerman, not guilty. President Barack Obama calls for “calm reflection”. He mentions neither “George Zimmerman” nor the issue at the heart . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: In the US, an “open season on black boys” after Zimmerman acquittal

THE FIFTH COLUMN: The George Zimmerman Verdict: How Does an Aggressor Successfully Argue Self Defence

After my initial shock at hearing the verdict and my attempt to rationalize it I have further reflected on the verdict. Perhaps it all comes down to the difference between Canadian and Floridian/American attitudes to vigilantism. I consider myself to… . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: The George Zimmerman Verdict: How Does an Aggressor Successfully Argue Self Defence

THE FIFTH COLUMN: The George Zimmerman Verdict: How Does an Aggressor Successfully Argue Self Defence

After my initial shock at hearing the verdict and my attempt to rationalize it I have further reflected on the verdict.

Perhaps it all comes down to the difference between Canadian and Floridian/American attitudes to vigilantism.

I consider myself to be a reasonable man and my interpretation of self defence does not allow for an . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: The George Zimmerman Verdict: How Does an Aggressor Successfully Argue Self Defence

THE FIFTH COLUMN: The George Zimmerman Verdict and The British Justice System

The not guilty verdicts in the George Zimmerman trial for the murder of Travyon Martin may be a result of the British criminal justice system (that is shared by both Canada and the United States) and it’s most important principle that it is better that the guilty go free than the innocent be convicted.

One . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: The George Zimmerman Verdict and The British Justice System

THE FIFTH COLUMN: The George Zimmerman Verdict and The British Justice System

The not guilty verdicts in the George Zimmerman trial for the murder of Travyon Martin may be a result of the British criminal justice system (that is shared by both Canada and the United States) and it’s most important principle that it is better that the guilty go free than the innocent be convicted. One of the earliest expressionless of this principle was Blackstone’s formulation: "It is . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: The George Zimmerman Verdict and The British Justice System

LeDaro: George Zimmerman will be free on bail

It is sad. This man is a cold-blooded murderer. Maybe it helped that his father was a judge. To me it looks like first justice denied and now justice delayed.

Read the story here

The Disaffected Lib: Trayvon Martin Killer to Face Trial

A Florida prosecutor has announced that George Zimmerman will stand trial for killing Trayvon Martin.   Zimmerman claims it was a lawful killing under Florida’s “stand your ground” law.  He claims the much smaller, much younger, unarmed black youth had him on the ground and was beating him senseless when he remember the gun in his . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Trayvon Martin Killer to Face Trial

bastard.logic: Today In The Annals of Stupid Backlash Tricks

Flash: Aggrieved Daily Caller Ex-College Republican thumbsucker (is there any other kind?) has a megasad cuz his bike was stolen (if stats hold true, by a blackity-blackblack black kid!), causing him to boldly and ham-fistedly declare:

“I am Derbyshire! (Burp.)”

Roy Edroso:

Judge must be over 30 by now, but apparently he’s never been robbed . . . → Read More: bastard.logic: Today In The Annals of Stupid Backlash Tricks

George Zimmerman creates a web page

Here’s a screen grab of the page.

The mind boggles. The photo features the defaced The Frank W. Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center at Ohio State University. If anyone had any doubts about Zimmerman being a racist, he just answered their question.

bastard.logic: Meet the NEW New Civil Rights Movement (Fox News Stylez)

Hey, remember when Faux News used to merely employ dog whistles in its race-baiting wingnut agit-prop?

Good times.

Now they rock Les Paul Customs plugged into Marshall stacks that go to eleven (TO ELEVEN):

A Fox Orlando affiliate decribed Neo-Nazis as “a civil rights group” on a television broadcast and online. The group of Neo-Nazis, . . . → Read More: bastard.logic: Meet the NEW New Civil Rights Movement (Fox News Stylez)

bastard.logic: Holiday Weekend Link Round-up (Or, Yes, I WAS too lazy to write something original. Deal.)

What you should be reading this holiday weekend, in lieu of spending quality time with your family/loved ones (like yrs truly will be a little later):

– Open ass, insert head: Dave, Cathie, Dawg, pale_, and Orwell’s Bastard, on the latest iteration of ‘Progressive Bloggers [sic] journey to the centre of their colons’ (solidarity w/ . . . → Read More: bastard.logic: Holiday Weekend Link Round-up (Or, Yes, I WAS too lazy to write something original. Deal.)

bastard.logic: David Banner on the Shooting of Trayvon Martin: “We Have to Get Some Type of Legislation Now.”

Gulf Coast hip hop impresario David Banner drops some straight knowledge re: Trayvon, race, and class in the US of A in this BlackEnterprise.com interview:

“The fact [is] we have to get some type of legislation now.

“What do we want to see implemented to make sure this doesn’t happen again because y’know American . . . → Read More: bastard.logic: David Banner on the Shooting of Trayvon Martin: “We Have to Get Some Type of Legislation Now.”

LeDaro: United States of America Vs. United States of America

U.S does not need wars internationally. Americans are at war with each other every day. I believe in the last ten years more murders took place in U.S than soldiers killed in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Monday (April 2, 2012),

“….the former student accused of killing at least seven people at a California college Monday recently . . . → Read More: LeDaro: United States of America Vs. United States of America

Double whammy against George Zimmerman – screams of "help" on tape not his. EMS reports no serious injuries to Zimmerman.

There you have it. Pretty much case closed.

1. Two audio experts have ruled out George Zimmerman as the voice yelling “help” on the tapes.

2. The medical reports are in. No serious injuries to Zimmerman.

LeDaro: Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Illinois Removed from the House for Wearing Hoodie

Rep Bobby Rush was wearing a hoody in the House to show his solidarity with the family of Trayvon Martin. Speaker ruled that the Rep was breaking the etiquettes of the House and must be removed from the House. He must wear a business suit. Nonsense! I have seen Reps wearing t-shirts addressing the House. . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Illinois Removed from the House for Wearing Hoodie

LeDaro: Trayvon Martin: More Lies revealed about the murderer Zimmerman

Police said according to Zimmerman he was hit first, that his nose was broken and bleeding at the time. All lies. Have we made progress or are we as humans still vicious animals? Racism is alive and well.

Watch the following video and you decide for yourself as to where the injuries are to Zimmerman . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Trayvon Martin: More Lies revealed about the murderer Zimmerman

Video of George Zimmerman post-kill – unscathed. Trayvon Martin’s hands showed no signs of struggle.

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Despite the overwhelming evidence showing George Zimmerman unbruised and unharmed immediately after killing Trayvon Martin, Zimmerman and his right-wing followers are unswayed. Zimmerman claims he was the one