The Trayvon Martin Case: A Return to Dred Scott Status

Originally posted on 106.7 WTLC:

Trayvon Martin is dead. George Zimmerman shot and killed this unarmed 17-year-old child who was on his way back from a neighborhood store and heading to his dad’s home.

Trayvon was not the victim of a mugging, carjacking, drive-by shooting, or random act of gang violence. He was the fatal victim of a neighborhood watch activity carried out by Zimmerman.

Trayvon had no criminal record, nor did he commit a crime on the night of his execution. He was alone and unprotected.

Trayvon was not peeping into the homes of others in the neighborhood, nor was he casing places to burglarize. He was talking on his cell phone to a friend while walking home. He was not bothering anyone in the neighborhood.

What was his crime? He was black in America and happened to be doing the right things in the wrong place at the wrong time. What was his…

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