George Zimmerman filed a civil suit today just before 5PM EST at the Seminole County, Florida, Courthouse. The suit alleges the parents of Trayvon Martin, failed to control their minor-age son on the evening of February 26, 2012, when Martin repeatedly assaulted Zimmerman, placing him in imminent fear for his life and resulting in the death of Martin. The civil action specifies that Zimmerman acted in self-defense resulting in the case being ruled a justifiable homicide by a jury trial that ended on Saturday with a verdict of not guilty.
This writer urges everyone, especially Africans in America, to be aware that there are elitists who wish to excuse Martial Law in the U.S.A. That may be why the Trayvon Martin case differs from other extrajudicial assassinations of unarmed black men and women that happen continually. Consider the following points:
1. The United States Department of Justice allegedly financed protests against Zimmerman in Florida.
2. The news media broadcasts reports about Trayvon Martin's murder and Zimmerman's trial religiously, although the media ordinarily gives little or no press to extrajudicial murders of blacks by police officers.
3. The world has been appalled at the huge number of rounds of ammunition that the Department of Homeland Security bought and is equipping police departments throughout the nation with military equipment.
4. Homeland Security is allegedly using nontraditional targets for practice: pregnant women, the elderly, and children.
5. President Obama brokered a deal with Russia to supply armed troops to help patrol Americans.
6. Congress and the president passed the NDAA concentration camp bill in December 2011, providing that Americans can be interned indefinitely in military facilities without criminal charges or trials.
Links regarding the six itemized circumstances are in an article entitled, "Black People, Chill re Zimmerman."
FALSE National Report article about Zimmerman's lawsuit
These are not the 60s and 70s. There is a greater capacity for harm that must be avoided in the 21st century by remaining peaceful regardless of the provocation. For the most part, Americans have done well remaining peaceful even while participating in huge protest marches. Instead of the "race wars" that some predicted (and hoped for), see the People of America standing together for Justice for Trayvon Martin in the photo below.
Consider using boycotts as a peaceful, highly effective protest method rather than in-person demonstrations. Remember, only free people can free people. Beware of warmongers and agent provocateurs.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools." Dr. King believed in nonviolent social change. He and his thousands of followers accomplished a great transformation in America, and they did it nonviolently. I pray continually that we in the 21st century will demonstrate that same commitment that Dr. King and thousands of people did in the 60s, because the problem we face is the same. It seems unwise to count on civil rights charges against Zimmerman. That is probably just another carrot to keep people hopeful of a just resolution in this case and add to the tension when it does not happen.
Widespread social upheaval would lead to suspension of what is left of the Constitution, confiscation of Americans' guns, and probably an excuse to use the NDAA concentration camps this administration has been fighting for in court for over a year. Injustice is horrible to endure, but sometimes one must bare it for a time to avoid catastrophe. That may sound cowardly, but our wise slave ancestors knew patience. Unrighteous elitists think of all working class people of every race as slaves and indentured servants and always have. How they would probably enjoy people looting and attacking each other over the one killing they chose to give substantial press. It was not even a police murder. There is nothing to tie Trayvon's death to the government, unlike the hundreds of police killings of unarmed people that happen continually. The fact that Zimmerman was not acting under the color of law, the fact that the feds already investigated Martin's death, plus the fact that race was kept out of the trial make civil rights charges unlikely.
"When our days become dreary with low hovering clouds and our nights become even darker than a thousand midnights, let us remember that there is a great benign Power in the universe whose name is God, and God is able to make a way out of no way, and transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows. This is our hope for becoming better people. This is our mandate for seeking to make a better world. Amen!" ~MLK