Michael Brown is the teen who was gunned down in Ferguson, Missouri by a cop. That town has been in an uproar. I don’t believe in violence, but will share the following opinion. Unless we WALK in the shoes of others, we cannot stand in righteous judgment to understand their reactions.
Hypocrisy is running rampant. There are people who kill others purportedly in self-defense. Those who support them, in spite of physical evidence and logic, rely solely on what the killer said about what they felt and what they believed would happen unless they pulled the trigger. At least the killer gets the opportunity to say what they experienced emotionally and/or physically that justified taking the life of another human being. Read the rest of this entry
It’s bad enough when a son is missing and later found dead. That is multiplied when police say it was an accident, but the body gives sign of a struggle and beating. When it’s discovered that internal organs were removed and replaced with newspaper, that’s enough to send any parent into numerous, emotional hoops — and demands for answers.
Did anyone watch the CNN Special? I did. It brought out things about the history of Sanford that I was unaware of.
Reporter David Mattingly said, “You have to understand the stage before you understand the players.”
That’s so true. The history of that area reveals a deep-seated root of racial segregation and discrimination. Someone like George Zimmerman would be comfortable there as long as those he harassed and yes, murdered, were Black.
I am happy that the report brought out the make-up of the jury and how O’Mara played into their fears of Black males. I’m happy about that because it reveals Mark O’Mara’s real opinion about Trayvon Martin, thereby revealing the insincerity of O’Mara’s offer to discuss race and the judicial system.
I found the program to also be supportive of Rachel Jeantel, her testimony, and her credibility. Read the rest of this entry