Two of the people above were demonized by the media as “disrespectful thugs” for taking pictures with their middle fingers up, somehow these photos were used against the two to discredit their character and insinuate they deserved to be shot dead in the street by racist men. Can you guess which of the following two I speak of?
Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Former President George W. Bush, Jennifer Lawrence, Lady Gaga, Joan Rivers, Justin Timberlake, Johnny Cash, Mr. Rogers.
George Zimmerman, who was acquitted in 2013 of shooting and killing unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, won’t be able to stand his ground for a while. He was arrested late Friday night on charges of aggravated assault and domestic violence with a weapon, reports CNN. The 31-year-old Zimmerman was arrested by the Lake Mary Police Department at 10:10 p.m., according to the John E. Polk Correctional Facility’s website.
Zimmerman appeared in court Saturday morning and a $5,000 bond was set. Judge John Galluzzo gave Zimmerman until Tuesday to surrender his firearms and said he must appear in court by mid-February, reports the Orlando Sentinel.
This only marks the latest in a string of arrests and troubles with the law since the Martin case. Zimmerman had previously been arrested on claims of aggravated assault and domestic violence battery and criminal mischief. His girlfriend then asked the charges to be dropped. In September 2014, a man claimed Zimmerman threatened to kill him during a road rage incident. He refused to press charges.
<b>What You Say:</b> But this WHITE GUY was murdered by a BLACK COP, and NOBODY in the media is giving a shit!<p/><b>What I Hear:</b> I consider Mike Brown's murder to be an isolated incident and have NO KNOWLEDGE of institutionalized racism and how racial profiling and police brutality disproportionately affects black people in America.<p/>
Do not forget this face! It has been almost 3 years since 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, and the man who got away with murder was just arrested again on another weapons related incident. He was profiled, stalked, tracked, and then murdered by a man with violent tendencies yet justice was not served. Not only was his life taken, but so was his character. The young boy was accused of being a ‘thug’ despite being an average teenager doing teenager things, and having committed no crime when he was shot down. Do not forget this face, do not let history forget this young man. He was a victim, but was convicted of being Black and wearing a hoodie, a crime punishable by murder.