Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Trayvon Martin: Hey, Nineteen
Trayvon Martin would have been 19 years old today. What were you doing when you were 19?
Not surprisingly, promoter/opportunist Damon Feldman of Celebrity Boxing has chosen Trayvon Martin's birthday to announce a celebrity boxing match between DMX and George Zimmerman. Yes, that's right -- the same George Zimmerman who claimed that he didn't know how to fight, whose lawyers adamantly declared that he was a pudgy wimp that needed a gun to defend himself. As it turns out, he's been a boxing enthusiast for many years before, as he puts it, "the incident". As a matter of fact, this event was Zimmerman's idea.
Somebody must be broke.
Meanwhile, today marks the beginning of another Florida Stand Your Ground/Shoot First, Ask Questions Later murder trial: Michael Dunn, the 45 year old white man accused of killing a 17 year old black youth named Jordan Davis last year for playing loud music. As Jordan and his friends sat in their SUV listening to hip hop, Mr. Dunn demanded that they turn it down. They didn't. Words were exchanged. Mr. Dunn said he thought he saw a shotgun. Or a stick. He pretty much riddled the car with bullets. And then he went home. None of them were armed, by the way.
I'll bet you a dollar and a Twinkie he gets away with it.