May 2017 Update
My mission has not changed. I believe in diversity, love, kindness and equality for all, regardless of religion, race, gender, or sexual orientation.
Anyone who believes the same is welcomed here.
September 2016 Update
We report on cases, the majority of which are cases involving gun violence. With an interest in stand your ground and self-defense claims due to the killings of Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, and Renisha McBride, our interest expanded into cases of officer involved shootings. The cases we report on might be criminal or civil.
We also follow trials.
We also like encouraging others.
Most of those following this blog since its beginning know that I, the blog’s administrator, walk a spiritual path of faith, hope, and love, doing no evil. As a Pacifist Christian, I do not believe in hating nor killing. Those of all faiths and those who have no religious beliefs but who share the same path are welcomed here.
Administrative Message – September 2014 Update
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On February 26, 2012, a 17 year old’s life was brutally taken in Sanford, Florida. His name is Trayvon Martin. The man who killed him, George M. Zimmerman, claimed self-defense under Florida’s stand your ground statute. He was not arrested until April, 2012, after the governor of Florida appointed a special investigating State’s Attorney to the case.
A few of us met in the comment section of Yahoo articles. As discovery was released, we thought it would be good to have one place to upload it for convenient retrieval. We started a Yahoo Group titled Blackbutterfly768. As time went on, online comment sections on news sources became places of hate-speech, mean-spirited, game playing places for trolls. That is how the thought of starting a blog came about. The title “Blackbutterfly” was already taken on Word Press. We added “7” to the title, and in August 2012, Blackbutterfly7 was launched.
In all the websites, comments and other writings posted about the subject case, it appears that those supporting George Zimmerman’s innocence incorporate a race in a most denigrating manner. They also use unsupported allegations against Trayvon Martin. George Zimmerman’s supporters actually congratulate him for racial profiling and killing a “thug”; want him acquitted to kill more; and encourage others to do the same. SHAMEFUL!
July 2013 Update
A jury of 5 White women and 1 Hispanic woman found George Zimmerman not guilty. Some of the wounds that were opened during the trial need healing. We need discussions about race relations, stand your ground law, the dehumanization of the deceased, and police reform.
And So, We Continue …
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