It’s the George Zimmerman Acquittal One Year Anniversary, & He’s Still Free & Trayvon Martin Is Still Dead

Trayvon MartinBy Walter L. Hilliard III


July 13, 2014 is the one year anniversary of the George Zimmerman acquittal verdict, a verdict in which Zimmerman was acquitted of charges that he wrongly killed teenager Trayvon Martin. This is the same Zimmerman that walked out of the courthouse on that day and remains “strapped” with more guns, fights with his girlfriend, and more run-ins with the law – all adding up to another big internal or emotional explosion in which he’s sure to kill again.


Yes, here we are a year later and neither President Barack Obama, the media, or any racial incident has forced the nation to talk about race in any sort of serious way.


And Florida has done nothing about the Stand Your Ground Law; however, what’s really racist and absurd is that in cases in which Whites kill Blacks in “Stand Your Ground” states (31 states have “Stand Your Ground” laws), Whites are 354 percent more likely to be cleared of murder than are the Blacks who kill Whites. So “Stand Your Ground” is nothing but another aspect of American Law as it pertains to the murdering of Black people as justifiable homicide.


State sponsored terrorism against Black men continues, as was the case in Chicago recently where Chicago cops, yet again, killed two Black men and said, in both incidents, the victims were reaching for their waistbands for weapons.


When will Black people wake up and realize what’s going on? I mean, really, even Ray Charles could see this.