How can a so-called justice system say to the parents of a murdered child who was on his way home,”the man who stalked, chased, confronted and killed your son did nothing wrong”? That’s whats at the heart of the matter in the Trayvon Martin murder case. That is what mattered, it tells black people exactly who or what they are, on the totem pole in their own country, it’s that simple. Black America may continue to buy into obfuscation and the euphemism coming form even some of it’s own in intelligentsia, to it’s peril. Black intelligentsia had never really been on the forefront of the fight for racial justice in America. So let’s call it as we see it from the streets.
Every day we passionately talk about the rule of law in these blogs. We espouse conformity with societal established rules, we do so even as we fend off critics who say the law many times cannot and in many cases should not be trusted. It is a tough position to play the center. Those who push-back against the rule of law ,out of disgust for agents of said law, who abuse their trust, are no less important than those who hold fast to the adherence to said laws. We simply have not come up with a better metric to govern our lives. We live by rules, enacted by our representatives, it is a covenant between those who govern and the governed. The law works best when they are applied equally across the board, without fear or favor malice or ill will. That is the basis for the success of what we call democracy, equal protection under the law, that’s it.
EQUAL PROTECTION UNDER THE LAW, HAS IT EVER INCLUDED BLACKS?
The negro has no rights a white man is firced to respect.
Separate but equal.
To present day, lets take a common-sense look at race in America.
Would a young white male walking in any neighborhood be profiled as a criminal and eventually killed?
If your answer is probably, maybe, or yes, “would his killers be allowed to walk free with no criminal sanction”?
If you answer probably ,maybe, or yes then this conversation is not for you, you are a liar and the truth is not in you.
Mark Omara the criminal defense lawyer for George Zimmerman stood in front of a gaggle of reporters and stated ,’ if George Zimmerman was black he would not even have been arrested”. I felt Omara had a right to defend his client with everything he has, up to that statement. Omara said that tongue in cheek, he proved himself a liar and a fraud.
What makes Mark Omara a lying fraud ?
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, one in three black men can expect to go to prison in their lifetime. Individuals of color have a disproportionate number of encounters with law enforcement, indicating that racial profiling continues to be a problem. A report by the Department of Justice found that blacks and Hispanics were approximately three times more likely to be searched during a traffic stop than white motorists. African-Americans were twice as likely to be arrested and almost four times as likely to experience the use of force during encounters with the police.
. Students of color face harsher punishments in school than their white peers, leading to a higher number of youth of color incarcerated. Black and Hispanic students represent more than 70 percent of those involved in school-related arrests or referrals to law enforcement. Currently, African-Americans make up two-fifths and Hispanics one-fifth of confined youth today.
African-American youth have higher rates of juvenile incarceration and are more likely to be sentenced to adult prison. According to the Sentencing Project, even though African American juvenile youth are about 16 percent of the youth population, 37 percent of their cases are moved to criminal court and 58 percent of African American youth are sent to adult . http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/race/news/2012/03/13/11351/the-top-10-most-startling-facts-about-people-of-color-and-criminal-justice-in-the-united-states/
I warned before the verdict was in that a jury of five white, gun-owning women in Florida would totally and unequivocally exonerate George Zimmerman. Why would Tracey Martin and Sabrina Fulton expect anything different from a bunch of white women in a locality where some believe that people demonstrating for a simple arrest of this killer Zimmerman was a quote ” rioting mob” ? Never mind that all protest actions has been peaceful.
In a county where there is a large black population, how come the so-called justice system could not find a single African-American to sit on that jury? What does that tell you? Every day there are violent confrontations all over America between black men going about their business and overly aggressive cops, fully militarized to destroy the subject of their fears dis-comfort and envy, black men, using the laws as cover.
That does not mean all cops are bad , not by a long shot, it also does not mean that we should absolve our black men of responsibility if they engage in criminal behavior. That however should not make anyone second class citizens in their own country.
Tears do not come easy for me, yet last night despite totally expecting that verdict, tears rolled down my cheeks, this killing happened over a year ago, the verdict awoke an anger I never believed still existed in me. The verdict made me tremble with anger, as a father of four sons, I trembled out of fear, not fear of what could happen to my sons, not fear of what could happen to me, but out of fear of what I would do if someone ever did that to one of my sons.
Black America can talk about being sad all they want, they may talk about being dissapointed all they want. You cannot continue to pay homage to a system which kills you , locks up your children , your fathers, your daughters disproportionately and with devious intentions.
Blacks must stop being energized by victim-hood, you cannot expect your oppressor to be your savior.