Notable Links: 7-12/13

His Skin was His Only Sin

The prosecution never wanted this murder trial in the first place and from what I can tell, it shows. They are not even trying to do their jobs. They are not prepping their witnesses..They are not objecting to shit that they should object to and they are letting the defense just tear them apart.

I don’t like it..but I am not surprised.

‘Fruitvale Station’ Is More Than a Movie, It’s a Landmark

Fruitvale Station became a landmark in the community almost immediately after Mehserle gunned Grant down there. Situated in the middle of a bustling Latino immigrant neighborhood, Fruitvale is a popular starting point for protests and marches for a range of issues. But it will forever be tied to Grant’s death. “Anyone in our community can point to other locations where somebody was killed or brutalized by the police,” says Dereca Blackmon, an organizer and co-founder of the Coalition Against Police Executions, which was formed after Grant’s death. “What Fruitvale actually memorializes is, ‘Here is where a cop was actually caught and held accountable.’ “

The only good thing to come out of North Carolina’s abortion crusade

With no public notice and three minutes to spare before the bill went up for debate on Wednesday morning, lawmakers inserted a series of sweeping antiabortion provisions into a motorcycle safety measure. The provisions of the bill are awful, would greatly restrict access and have faced criticism from state health regulators and the governor, as Salon has previously noted.

But lawmaker’s latest attempt to roll back reproductive rights has yielded one wonderful thing: #vaginamotorcycle.

Donny’s Mom Needs a Bone Marrow Match

Nina, mother to 2-year-old Donny, is fighting Stage IV B-cell lymphoma, an aggressive form of blood cancer. Doctors say her only hope of survival is in a 1-in-20,000 chance of finding a bone marrow match within a month. While she’s been dealing with her illness, she’s also been trying to shield Donny from finding out she’s sick. But most importantly, she’s counting the littlest milestones and just wants to live to see him grow up.

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13 thoughts on “Notable Links: 7-12/13

  1. That young brother told the truth Trayvon was just a teenager doing teenage shit. It was his skin color that pissed Zimmerman off. Because Zimmerman is a racist asshole, just seeing Trayvon was a young Black man offended him. Like it offends a great segment of white America. I like the author of that thread. I am not watching the trial because it is just b.s. I will be glad when it’s over. But when this is all said and done,there will be something else to piss us off.

  2. Brotha Wolf, It could just be me but the Fruitvale incident somehow parallels the Trayvon Martin incident.

  3. Well, Zimmerman was acquitted. I knew this would happen. I feel bad for Trayvon’s parents and family. I knew all along there would be not justice for Trayvon.

  4. Sick, and horribly sad! R.I.P. Trayvon Martin (and all the many, many other young and older POC) who lost have globally lost their lives way before they should have left this earth.. As for Fruitvale Station, when I lived in Cali (yes, I have moved a lot growing uP) my Latino friend previously stated in Fruitvale-he was quite uncomfortable about the station’s title, so he’d choose to tell people that he lived in Oakland instead-silly, silly guy! I think it is going to be quite an interesting film, and I too am looking forward to seeing it.

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