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ellisonz

(27,705 posts)
Wed Mar 21, 2012, 09:54 PM Mar 2012

Toons: A Suspicious Person, The Not-So-Distant Future, Realms of Fantasy and More. - 3/21/12


By Dave Granlund, Politicalcartoons.com - 3/21/2012


By Chris Weyant, The Hill - 3/21/2012


By Jimmy Margulies, The Record of Hackensack, NJ - 3/21/2012


By Bill Day, Cagle Cartoons - 3/21/2012 - "Flip-Flop Man"


By John Darkow, Columbia Daily Tribune, Missouri - 3/21/2012 - "Walking While Black"


By Jeff Parker, Florida Today and the Fort Myers News-Press - 3/21/2012


By Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant - 3/21/2012


By Lalo Alcaraz, March 21, 2012


By Matt Bors, March 21, 2012


By Chan Lowe, March 21, 2012


By Ted Rall, March 21, 2012


By Ben Sargent, March 21, 2012


By Drew Sheneman, March 21, 2012


By Tom Toles, March 21, 2012


By Pat Oliphant, March 21, 2012


By Jim Morin, March 22, 2012

Notes: Recent editions can be found in my journal. GD is the pits, post in Good Reads! - Credit: Cagle Cartoons, Universal UClick.
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Toons: A Suspicious Person, The Not-So-Distant Future, Realms of Fantasy and More. - 3/21/12 (Original Post) ellisonz Mar 2012 OP
This is very true krispos42 Mar 2012 #1
KnR! Thanks for the 'toons! alittlelark Mar 2012 #2
The map of Florida as a "Smoking Gun" - Powerful ... VERY Powerful! 66 dmhlt Mar 2012 #3
+1 Hoyt Mar 2012 #4
The expression on the mom hugging her son says it all FailureToCommunicate Mar 2012 #5
I found that one to be very powerful too. ellisonz Mar 2012 #7
Has anyone linked to this yet? Sentath Mar 2012 #8
thanks for the link barbtries Mar 2012 #10
Kicked and recommended. Uncle Joe Mar 2012 #6
Stand Your Ground Laws Take Us Backwards fightthegoodfightnow Mar 2012 #9
The one showing a mother hugging her son... MarianJack Mar 2012 #11

Sentath

(2,243 posts)
8. Has anyone linked to this yet?
Thu Mar 22, 2012, 01:22 PM
Mar 2012
http://www.urbancusp.com/newspost/the-bullet-next-time-an-open-letter-to-my-unborn-black-son/

First two paragraphs:
When confronted by an armed individual, assume that this person is the police. As such, begin by placing your hands behind your head, fingers interlaced. This will assure that in the eventuality that you are shot and executed, there will be minimum opportunity for analysts and pundits to later ponder if you were the aggressor. Keeping your fingers behind your head is key as it prevents your fingerprints from ending up on your assailant or his weapon. If at all possible, turn your back on the person (whom we will assume always to be the police). In this manner, you will be shot in the back, another telltale sign that you were the victim.

You will not survive your encounter, so it is important to remember to show investigators, the courts, and critics alike that you were in fact the victim. This will be difficult as the assumption is ever-present that somehow, in some way, you did something wrong. That perhaps there was something different you could have, should have done. Perhaps you should have worn something different or walked in a less suspicious manner. I assure you, my son, this is not the case. Regardless of your actions, you were not meant to survive. All you can hope for is an easier postmortem investigation. This will be of some comfort to your mother and I as we cope through your loss, and so I ask you to follow these directions carefully.


It gets better* from there.

* more angry, more despairing, more poetic

fightthegoodfightnow

(7,042 posts)
9. Stand Your Ground Laws Take Us Backwards
Thu Mar 22, 2012, 05:59 PM
Mar 2012

....to a time when anyone justified anything they did and got away with it.

Only one side of the story is told.

Thank you for posting!

MarianJack

(10,237 posts)
11. The one showing a mother hugging her son...
Fri Mar 23, 2012, 07:43 AM
Mar 2012

...is EXACTLY where my wife and I are now with our almost 12 year old African American son.

Zimmerman was hunting. If he's allowed to get away with it, more will follow. I haven't even ben in a fist fight since I was 15 (I'll be 57 in June), but if this were to happen to my son I think I'd be seriously inclined towards a violent act of revenge against the Zimmerman wannabe.

PEACE!

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