Stand Your Ground law to thank for handing out a free pass to gun down black and brown men and boys.
According to the verdict reached at the Zimmerman trial if you are a black or brown person who wants to go to the store for a drink and some candy you can be shot down by absolutely anyone and all they have to do is say "He didn't belong in this neighborhood, we started fighting, I couldn't win the fight, so I had to shoot him in self defense".
What the verdict in this trial says is that if anyone finds a black or brown person (aka "suspicious") walking in their neighborhood they can stalk them, attack them and murder them free of charge.
What the verdict in this trial says is go out and pick yourself up a gun and become a member of your neighborhood watch group…. Then go hunting.
What the verdict in this trial says that if you are a black or brown person it is ok for anyone to racially profile you and track you down (even when the police tell them not to as was the case with Zimmerman) and shoot you through the heart.
What the verdict in this trial says is if you start a fight with anyone but can't win that fight it's ok to shoot the person dead.
What the verdict in this trial says is the "Stand Your Ground" law is a get out of jail free card if you want to stalk and murder, as George Zimmerman put it, one of those "…assholes (who) always get away” or one of those " …fucking punks," and claim you were acting in self-defense.
What the verdict in this trial says is that if Trayvon Martin had survived the shooting he would have been charged with attempted murder and would have been found guilty.
Know this: As you are reading this post Trayvon Martin's lifeless body is buried six feet deep and George Zimmerman already has the gun he used to kill him with back in his possession.
There is something wrong with this country...