Sunday, July 14, 2013

Things Change And Then They Do Not

I don't know.
It just all seems...well, to be quite honest...unbelievable.
It has been from the start when Zimmerman wasn't even arrested for Trayvon Martin's death. Questioned and released on the basis of Stand Your Ground? What?

Here's the thing- I wasn't in that courtroom and I do not know what the standards were to convict him for second degree murder or for manslaughter but I do know this- if the jury strictly used those standards to let him go free, the laws of my state need to be changed.


Well. It's Sunday and the sky is dull gray and the air is still and I feel sick to my heart and if I was the mother of a young black male I would despair and I would be so full of fear.

I just don't even know what else to say.


  1. We need to keep speaking up, yes - though I'm like you and just can't say much right now. This isn't just a problem for young black teenagers, this is a problem for every American - injustice for one (or a whole group of people) is injustice for us all. We have to make things better.

  2. All of what you say. I don't understand those laws.

    It's sunny outside here, but my mind is dark...

  3. I keep thinking about the right that we have to walk down the street and not be accosted or shot. I think about how things would be different if Zimmerman had stayed in his vehicle and also not had a gun. It is very sad. I thought that Trayvon's family was handling everything well in terms of calling for no violence and to let this be an experience for change. I hope it is.

  4. How can it be an experience for change when nothing has changed? Sweet Jo


  5. I go to the movie and I go downtown
    somebody keep telling me don't hang around

    It's been a long, a long time coming
    But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will



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