[Marxism] Lynch Law U.S.A.: State Defends Murderer of Trayvon Martin

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Thu Mar 29 11:39:23 MDT 2012


Lynch Law U.S.A.: State Defends Murderer of Trayvon Martin

http://www.internationalist.org/trayvonmartinlynchlawusa1203.html

Outrage over the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin compounds daily as
the killer remains free, facing no criminal charges for gunning down the
unarmed black youth from Miami Gardens, Florida. On February 26, George
Zimmerman, a white self-appointed captain of a "neighborhood watch" team
in a gated community in the Orlando suburb of Sanford, shot Martin, a
black high-school student, who was returning to the home in the
development where he and his father were staying. Police and local
prosecutors never charged Zimmerman and accepted his cynical claim that
he shot the unarmed youth in "self-defense." Thousands have demonstrated
around the country, particularly after police tapes of 911 calls by
Zimmerman were released, showing that he was stalking Martin. But the
main thrust of liberals is to divert the protests into a movement for
gun control laws and to get rid of "Stand Your Ground" laws such as
Florida's which make it legal to shoot in self-defense. The ruling-class
response deliberately tries to obscure the key fact that this was racist
murder. Trayvon Martin was killed for the "crime" of "walking while
black."




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