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"It Will Be Deemed LEGAL In US To Chase & Shoot Dead an Unarmed Young Black Man On His Way Home"



"Fucking punks," Zimmerman told the police dispatcher that night. "These assholes. They always get away."


Open season on black boys after a verdict like this
Calls for calm after George Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin are empty words for black families


Trayvon Martin, who was shot dead in February last year. Photograph: Reuters

Let it be noted that on this day, Saturday 13 July 2013, it was still deemed legal in the US to chase and then shoot dead an unarmed young black man on his way home from the store because you didn't like the look of him.

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Appeals for calm in the wake of such a verdict raise the question of what calm there can possibly be in a place where such a verdict is possible. Parents of black boys are not likely to feel calm. Partners of black men are not likely to feel calm. Children with black fathers are not likely to feel calm. Those who now fear violent social disorder must ask themselves whose interests are served by a violent social order in which young black men can be thus slain and discarded.

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Since it was Zimmerman who stalked Martin, the question remains: what ground is a young black man entitled to and on what grounds may he defend himself? What version of events is there for that night in which Martin gets away with his life? Or is it open season on black boys after dark?

Zimmerman's not guilty verdict will be contested for years to come. But he passed judgement on Trayvon that night summarily.

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So true it's painful. And so predictable it hurts.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jul/14/open-season-black-boys-verdict


UPDATE
It is up now
But it was definitely pulled, with notice, for hours.
Maybe they had to run it past editorial staff gone for the day (time zone) but it is now published in full.


via:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/07/14/1223513/-WTF-Guardian-pulls-Gary-Younge-OPED-on-Trayvon-Martin-Verdict

"Don't Shoot"

just a kid...

Molly Ivins in TX Dildo Diaries

Molly Ivins in Dildo Diaries


Molly Ivins and others explore arcane Texas laws relating to orifice-fillers you may sell and how you may describe them.

* If it looks like a penis, you can call it an "educational model". But it can't vibrate.

* If it vibrates, it's a "personal massager". But it can't look like a penis.

* If you possess 6 or more devices, that's a felony, because it shows intent to distribute.

* Possessing 5 or fewer merely makes you a hobbyist.

* However, butt plugs are A-OK.

"My side of the story" by Trayvon Martin

TX: Most significant part of woman's reproductive system-not the female uterus, but the male asshole

Frank Conniff
‏@FrankConniff
Texas biology - the most significant part of a woman's reproductive system is not the female uterus, but the male asshole.


https://twitter.com/FrankConniff/status/356055969723203584

Really the only story to tell in war is how to live without fear.

Woman’s work
The twisted reality of an Italian freelancer in Syria

By Francesca Borri

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.........we pretend to be here so that nobody will be able to say, “But I didn’t know what was happening in Syria.” When really we are here just to get an award, to gain visibility. We are here thwarting one another as if there were a Pulitzer within our grasp, when there’s absolutely nothing. We are squeezed between a regime that grants you a visa only if you are against the rebels, and rebels who, if you are with them, allow you to see only what they want you to see. The truth is, we are failures. Two years on, our readers barely remember where Damascus is, and the world instinctively describes what’s happening in Syria as “that mayhem,” because nobody understands anything about Syria—only blood, blood, blood. And that’s why the Syrians cannot stand us now. Because we show the world photos like that 7-year-old child with a cigarette and a Kalashnikov. It’s clear that it’s a contrived photo, but it appeared in newspapers and websites around the world in March, and everyone was screaming: “These Syrians, these Arabs, what barbarians!” When I first got here, the Syrians stopped me and said, “Thank you for showing the world the regime’s crimes.” Today, a man stopped me; he told me, “Shame on you.”

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Had I really understood something of war, I wouldn’t have gotten sidetracked trying to write about rebels and loyalists, Sunnis and Shia. Because really the only story to tell in war is how to live without fear. It all could be over in an instant. If I knew that, then I wouldn’t have been so afraid to love, to dare, in my life; instead of being here, now, hugging myself in this dark, rancid corner, desperately regretting all I didn’t do, all I didn’t say. You who tomorrow are still alive, what are you waiting for? Why don’t you love enough? You who have everything, why you are so afraid?



please read it all:
http://www.cjr.org/feature/womans_work.php?page=3

"Red Meat"

Take comfort in the fact that demographics are on our side.

Take comfort in the fact that demographics are on our side. In fact it might be why the white men are in such a rush to undo everything now, like trashing the apt on the night before you have to move out.

Zimmerman: Just play the dispatch conversation and sit down.

"HE LOOKS BLACK"

The prosecution's case was pretty simple, especially after the defendant didn't testify. Just play the dispatch conversation and sit down:


FROM TRANSCRIPT:



THE REST:
http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/326700-full-transcript-zimmerman.html

even better to listen:
VIDEO:
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