A child has been murdered,
children are murdered.
What makes this different?
Keepin it real,
NO ONE HAD TO DIE,
NO ONE WOULD HAVE DIED
Zimmerman chose to not heed a direct order from a police officer who told him to stand down, to NOT pursue an individual
he deemed as suspicious
as a civilian who said he was the "chief of the neighborhood watch" in a neighborhood.
this man Zimmerman
and shot a kid point blank
although he was crying
"help me" on a cell phone.
A neighborhood watch?
Shot while black?
A police department not doing their job?
A kid wearing a hoodie?
A grown man playing vigilante?
A Gated Neighborhood?
Meanwhile here in the DC area
a woman attacked and severely wounded a man
someone in what was a IHOP
and has been charged with a
HATE crime and is looking at
for the attack.
And it made the news tonight
as I sit here still astounded
as I try to understand
why Zimmerman is free.
the parents, friends, and the world
are now hearing the round a bout
the well he wasn't so this or that
the self defense
Where is the justice department?
One thing is certain,
of all shapes, ages, colors
Thousands are standing
and we will not be silent
thousands are using social media,
in front of the steps of buildings, civic centers, churches, faith communities,
the Department of Justice,
even the White House,
in Sanford Florida
WE WILL NOT STAND DOWN,
Trayvon was murdered,
and I will join the many who now stand and are his voice, even though many are trying to discredit him, to dishonor his family
and his very young life
as they try to weave a web for a murderer
and justify a police department that did not do its job.
We are standing arm in arm on this wrong.
"We all bleed Red"
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I have heard that folks all over the world
are donning hoodies
and letting their voices be heard.
Yet he is still free.
The man who told the police
that he shot a child.
Now we hear from his friends, his attorney
and rednecks and bigots
and folks from everywhere
We hear about the
"Stand your Ground" law
and whether it applies
we hear from the "new Black Panther group"
now offering a bounty for Zimmerman,
we hear that they are not supported by
THE BLACK PANTHERS
nor many in the Black or African American
have we heard
of an arrest?
HAVE WE HEARD
Trayvon's mother and dad
or their cries in the night?
Have we looked deeply in the eyes of our children
and seen the real possibility
that it could have easily have been them
in a hoodie walking out of a mall?
have we thought
how very easy
it is for someone to pick us out of a crowd
decide we may in fact
decide to pursue us
and then without reason, cause,
shoot us dead?
And if we stand UP
and should a whole bunch of folks
stand beside us
as the brothers and sisters we are,
Would we then really get it?
Only then to find out that once an attorney
that stories and press will turn things into a circus
and try to talk about us when we are no longer on this earth and able to talk for ourselves?
Now a child is dead,
we are hearing such vile remarks
being made about him as they are stretching to find something to make him into something that he either was or was not.
From all pictures, and from teacher accounts he was an "A/B student", an athelete, a kid with great promise.
Now his Mother is seen on television
saying not only has my son been murdered but they are trying to kill his reputation
as someone reports he was suspended from school from perhaps marijuana?
What kid at 17 is not experimenting with something and what does that or what he has done or not done have to do
with the night he was walking in the neighborhood in a hoodie with skittles and a tea close to the home he was staying in?
Neighborhood watches are in communities everywhere across the nation.
It means that folks watch out for each other, for their homes.
It is not a license to kill, hunt, stalk, or pursue someone and then kill them.
It is a "WATCH" if it is active at all.
IF, and I say IF
anyone in a neighborhood sees suspicious activity, they typically call their police department and report it.
They do NOT call from their "watch point"
and say the things that Zimmerman said
and then go in pursuit
of a kid with a loaded
9MM gun intending to use it.
The tapes tell everything there is to hear,
all that was needed to make the arrest.
Also noted and heard on CNN
was the racial slurs
of this man.
At no point did the police nor Zimmerman talk about injuries sustained at the time,
nor a broken nose, nor remorse, nor tears,
none of it.
as for tears, or pleas for help,
yes, we heard that...
Trayvon's mom heard and recognized her
and so did the girl he was talking to on the cellphone,
that was a kid while being pursued
as he was shot.
yes, we heard it,
we heard a Mother's voice as she said that was my baby, she heard it, and probably still hears it vividly 24/7.
We are the people
who continue to stand
Who is Zimmerman and his buddies kidding?
Do they really think we believe that?
Have YOU loooked at his eyes, that of Zimmerman?
Have you seen him walk to the police department and turn himself in yet as he is so filled with remorse?
Have you looked at the smile, the eyes, the face of Trayvon?
Here's the deal:
I'm keepin it real,
was shot close range
by a bullet loaded into a 9MM handgun
who called the police in
He was known to them as he was a frequent caller, a man who is by their label
was on his "neighborhood watch"
Note the word 'WATCH'
and when he told them he saw someone,
a "black someone who looks suspicious",
they told him to NOT pursue him
and yet he did.
And what followed was that he
at point blank range
shot and killed what he
KNEW TO BE A KID
who he outweighed by more than 100+ pounds
who was on a cellphone screaming
"help me" to his girlfriend.
It does not get any clearer than that.
I believe with my gut and heart
it was a crime of hatred.
Where is the justice
why is it taking so long?
Trayvon belongs to the world now
does his family.
We will embrace them now,
as we join for justice.
Leave him alone, let his memory be left
with some dignity,
this man Zimmerman has raped them
and taken all that is sacred
when he murdered this child.
WE STAND FOR JUSTICE
STAND WITH ME
STAND WITH TRAYVON'S FAMILY,
FOR HIS MEMORY