WARNING: The following post contains copious amounts of profanity and language that WILL be offensive to some. You’ve been warned.
George Zimmerman was found not guilty of the murder of 17 year-old Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager walking home from a convenience store. Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman with a gun, followed and confronted Trayvon against being advised not to by the police when he called them. A struggle took place, and a shooting occurred, resulting in Trayvon’s death.
Yet, despite mounds of evidence against him, being caught in lies, and six-person jury of five white women and one confused, mixed woman, Zimmerman gets to go home. The defense team was elated. The prosecution was incompetent, but seemed glad that the trial was over. Zimmerman supporters savored the triumph by showing off their racist venting. And Zimmerman was happy as a clam.
Trayvon was sentenced twice. He was sentenced to death for being black in a gated community. And he was sentenced again for supposedly causing his own gotdamn death.
I’m gonna say what’s on my heart for the rest of this post, and it won’t be pretty.
Fuck Zimmerman! Fuck Sanford, Florida! Fuck Zimmerman’s supporters and their racist growling! And fuck America and it’s justice system! That’s right, fuck them all right up their asses, through their throats and out of their mouths!
I’m not pissed off simply because of the verdict. In fact I knew it was going to go there since day one. Yet, part of me hoped that it would go the other way and prove me wrong. Well, fuck me running! I was right the whole time, and it’s a shitty feeling.
In cases like this, cases we’ve seen dozens of times before, some black folks, including myself, automatically assume the worse. In our hearts we know that the killer or killers, who are usually cops or whites, will get off with light sentences or walk away entirely.
Still, part of us have this glimmer of hope. We hope that the system would come through for the victims’ families.
Yet, reality slaps the shit out of us almost everytime. Only this time, it feels like a straight punch in the gut. The verdicts remind us that white supremacy wins every time and black lives don’t mean jack-shit in this country.
Now, before every douchebag Zimmerman-bot comes in and argues that Zimmerman is a Latino, shut the fuck up. Zimmerman had the side of white privilege on his side and thought like a typical cracker. He saw Trayvon as a black thug and took it upon himself to follow him like how lynch mobs in the South followed unsuspecting blacks to murder them for fun.
Zimmerman-bots are celebrating like it’s 1899, and are showing their joy in predictable offensive ways. Even Right-wing, scrawny, conservative dick-sucking, money hungry bitch Ann Coulter tweeted ‘Hallelujah!” after the verdict.They spring up like mushrooms ready and eager to derail all arguments using everything from black-on-black crime to statistics. Whatever they can do to justify the murder of a black child, no matter how insidious, they will do it with glee all while using that familiar transparent “I’m not racist” shield.
But let’s be real here, Zimmerman would not have many supporters if Trayvon was white and he remained the same color. Those same Zimmerman supporters would condemn him to hell and back. So, it shows that this case is indeed about race. So, racism deniers, shut the fuck up, already!
People are arguing that the justice system is flawed when it comes to the treatment of poor people of people of color. I think it is working fine in favor of those who benefit from it. The justice system is a machine designed to oppress the undesirables as hard as possible and make some big bucks from it. That’s why so many brothas and sistas are being either locked up on chump charges or killed left and right like ducks during hunting season.
Then, of course, you have those that think the justice system is fine. Usually, those people are the ones who deny that race had a big ass factor in this case. Yeah, right.
Right now, streets in cities big and small are marching for justice on behalf of Trayvon’s family. The people are mad as hell, and demand change. This could be beginning of something big, I hope. If not, I will say it again, Fuck America.