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I have not seen the video but I read the statement a little differently.

I took it to mean that any innocent young black male could be the victim of such violence merely because of the color of his skin. It is the same feeling I got when I heard about the plane that crashed in SFO. My son had flown in to that airport from Seoul a few days earlier and I literally felt sick knowing that had that happened three days earlier he would have been in danger.

If Zimmerman racially profiled Trayvon before killing him and then was literally given a "get out of jail free" card because his victim was a young black male wearing a hoodie, then it makes sense for all black males to think "yes, that could have been me". The state of Florid has (IMHO) just legalized the right to kill any black citizen, because they are black. What happened to that blindfolded lady with the scales, symbolizing that we live in a country where justice is blind.

If anyone has any doubts about how this law disproportionally affects blacks, look at what happened to Marissa Alexander of Jacksonville, when she fired a warning shot to get an abusive spouse to leave her property. She did not even aim the gun at him but she got twenty years in jail. She was a young black female with no criminal record dealing with an abusive husband and unless I am missing some important details, why was she not protected by this law.

The moral of this saga, at least to me, is if you are black and live in Florida, be afraid, be very afraid. You are living in a state that has legalized year round hunting season on all black people with just one caveat, it cannot be used as a defense by the any black people.
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