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Forum Post: Where is the Protest after Zimmerman Trial?

Posted 5 years ago on July 14, 2013, 11:14 a.m. EST by stnewyork (0)
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So the verdict is out but New York City is silent right now. Why aren't we taking to the streets in NYC? We need to be out on the streets pushing for the end of all racial profiling across this country. If Zimmerman had not racially profiled Trayvon, Trayvon would be alive today! NYC maintains its stop and frisk laws that disproportionately affect black and brown people. These policies say that just being black itself is a crime/is a threat. Occupy Wall Street needs to lead the charge!



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[-] 1 points by beppe (-87) 5 years ago

The prosecution didn't prove the case. What's to protest?

The media is stirring people up with lies, especially MSNBC.


See how they edit video to cause racial discontent?

[-] 1 points by Toynbee (656) from Savannah, GA 5 years ago
  • Why isn't there a huge outcry to fix our justice system?

  • Zimmerman's fate was predetermined by a dysfunctional justice system.

  • Read "The Collapse of American Criminal Justice" (Harvard) by the late Harvard Law Professor William J. Stuntz. (ISBN 9780674051751, Publication: September 2011)

  • Stuntz's book demonstrates why the justice system fails to work for poor folk, and particularly black Americans.

  • And when you disproportionately incarcerate black people -- who tend to vote for Democrats -- you rig the elections against poor folk and Democrats. Its a downward spiral.

  • Fix the justice system -- some 95% of people in prison don't even get a trial by jury, let alone a jury of their peers -- because the prosecutor holds nearly all the cards, and they can coerce the defendant to plead guilty. Prosecutor scores another notch on his score card, prosecutor avoids hassle of going to trial. Often innocent plead to lesser charge to avoid risk of longer sentences.


[-] 1 points by stevebol (1269) from Milwaukee, WI 5 years ago

You must be surprized about a lot of things, all the time. Welcome to the site.


[-] -1 points by Narley (272) 5 years ago

I think the reason not many people are protesting is most people see it as a just verdict.

From purely a technical standpoint the case wasn't proven. If you watched much of the trial you'd have seen the prosecution was a disaster. It was so bad at times it looked like they were working for the defense.

When you consider all the facts this was clearly a self defense shooting. Most people understand that..

[-] -2 points by gameon (-51) 5 years ago

what you said is exactly what the " you're a racist" pot stirers dont what to hear let alone acknowledge.

[-] -2 points by Narley (272) 5 years ago

Do you understand the stand-your-ground law? It's actually pretty simple.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 5 years ago

Yeppers......It's more ALEC bullshit. Designed to separate.

Do YOU really understand it? It would appear you don't.

But then of course. You didn't actually read the article.

Why do they NEVER read the article and then claim they are making cogent statements?

[-] -1 points by Narley (272) 5 years ago

I read the article. It's just whining. Stand-your-ground simply means you aren't legally obligated to retreat when threatened. That's it, nothing more. In States without stand-your-ground you are obligated to retreat or otherwise extract yourself from a threat. If you can't safely get away then you can use deadly force to protect yourself.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 5 years ago


Vigilantes of fear.

ALEC likes that kind of thing, as they created the circumstances that exacerbate it.

Plus they're profitizing the penal system.

It's a win win for their supporters.

[-] -2 points by AdamSelene (-3) 5 years ago

Speaking of profiling, I wonder how many white people who marched in NYC last night were freaking out at the end when they found themselves in the Bronx at 1 am.