This isn’t about Hoodies and Skittles. Nor is about the Florida “Stand Your Ground Law”. The brutal murder of Trayvon Martin and the horrific response by the Sanford Police Department and the Florida Attorney General’s Office, is another example of Domestic Terrorism and what lies at the rotten core of American disregard for Black Life.
Police Chief Bill Lee has “stepped down temporarily“, and Gov. Rick Scott has appointed a Special Prosecutor for the Trayvon Martin case. But it is too little too late. George Zimmerman has not been brought to justice. Some sources report that Law Enforcement in Sanford, Florida no longer even knows the whereabouts of George Zimmerman.
This is an indictment of what has been wrong with America for nearly 500 years. Trayvon Martin, like so many millions of Black men, women and children throughout our history is a victim of domestic terror.
The outrage spawning The Million Hoodie Marches, protests and rallies across the nation, have grown into a Movement. This will not stop if and when George Zimmerman is brought to justice. This will not stop until Black men, women and children are no longer made victim of American home-grown terrorism.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Organize with the citizens in your community. Open the dialogues that will stop this violence for once and for all. Show your support for the family of Trayvon Martin and the Black citizens of the United States of America.
Contact the Office of the Attorney General, Eric Holder, at the US Department of Justice and demand an immediate Stop of racial injustice, racial profiling, and domestic terrorism aimed at the Black citizens of America
Create a FaceBook Group for Trayvon Martin. Use it as a forum to organize your people. Discuss and implement methods in your communities to stop this domestic terrorism.
Stand up and speak out against any and all forms of Domestic Terrorism perpetrated against the Black community.
Oversee the policies and actions of organizations in your communities, at all levels, including the Criminal Justice System, the Public Schools and Law Enforcement groups.
Exercise your political power. Recruit candidates in your own communities to run for office at all levels of government (county commissioner, school board, Sheriff, Congress, Mayor, etc…) so we can shape the policies that will govern our future, and implement the laws that will shield and protect us from terror.