“Each time a person stands up for an ideal or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” ~Robert F. Kennedy
The media — social and broadcast — is carrying the torch for Trayvon Martin after the Sanford, Florida police officials let it drop. Now the movement to get justice for Trayvon is raging across this country faster than a California wildfire.
Even before the unarmed, 17 year old was shot on February 26th, Blacks who live in Sanford voiced frequent complaints of bias against the local police. Now, a month after Trayvon was killed, the U.S. Department of Justice and a special prosecutor appointed by the governor have been drawn into the furor surrounding a law upheld by states across the U.S. A law that some feels mean Stand your ground – Black man down.
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