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MUHAMMAD: Vigilante Zimmerman — 'Have Gun-Will Travel'

Askia Muhammad | 7/17/2013, 3 p.m.
Askia Muhammad

The Black woman invoked Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, which gives people the right to use lethal force if they feel their life is threatened. The jury ultimately sided with prosecutors in deciding Alexander’s actions were not in self-defense. Why was this woman even prosecuted in the first place?

So let’s get this straight. Alexander got 20 years in prison for shooting a wall – not a person, let alone a person who ended up dead. Alexander got 20 years for simply discharging a weapon near a man who had been abusive toward her for a long time. At the same time, this vigilante Zimmerman walks free after he followed, stalked, provoked a fight, and then murdered an innocent unarmed Black teenager, with a gun he was carrying, just for the purpose of “equalizing” any confrontation he might have with a Black person he believes always gets away with crimes in his neighborhood.

Did I say that the perpetrator Zimmerman is White and his victim is Black? I did say that Alexander is Black. I don’t know the color of the wall she shot, white I guess. Of course we all know that if Zimmerman had been shot by Trayvon, because the teenager somehow managed to take that perpetrator’s gun and use it on him for what Zimmerman intended (and did) use it for, then of course Trayvon would be under the jail – guilty as charged! Have Gun-Will Hunt Black Folks.

That’s American “justice” all right. The victims are always: “Just Us.”