On February 26th 2012, George Zimmerman stalked 17-year-old Trayvon Martin through a gated community in Sanford, Florida, and then shot him through the heart. Earlier this week, the U.S.
Department of Justice declined
to file civil rights charges against the killer, two years after a state court
acquitted him of murder. These are the lessons we learned in between.
Tamir Rice, 12
Trayvon Martin, 17
Mike Brown, 18
Akai Gurley, 28
Ezell Ford, 25
John Crawford III, 22
Eric Garner, 43,
Yvette Smith, 47
Jordan Baker, 26
Jonathan Ferrell, 24
Larry Eugene Jackson, Jr., 32
AND YOU SHOULD BE TOO.
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.
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.
No Justice, No Peace (1/30/15): That ratfuck George Zimmerman remains a free man. He will have his guns returned to him now that the state attorney dropped aggravated-assault charges against him after his girlfriend refused to cooperate with the investigation. It’s a sad story, and I pray for her safety and well-being. This is the second round of domestic violence charges Zimmerman has managed to evade, and I hope it doesn’t take another death for this man to finally be brought to justice. #staywoke #farfromover