Music for a Sunday: Some songs for Trayvon

You’ve got to be taught to be afraid…

Paranoia strikes deep…

You came out of the gloom, you pulled a trigger…

Blood on the leaves, blood at the root…

Far too many of you dying…

Under this system…in this society…

Blow your harmonica, son…

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2 Responses to Music for a Sunday: Some songs for Trayvon

  1. Polaris says:

    I’m sad but not surprised that Zimmerman was let off the hook in a Confederate courtroom.

    Zimmerman said he was pinned down on his back and being severely beaten when he drew his gun and fired. This sounds fishy to me, because his gun was in a holster strapped behind his back.

    I believe Zimmerman drew his gun as soon as he got out of his car. Zimmerman is too much of a coward to get out of his car without immediately drawing his gun. He then had his encounter with Martin.

    At this point Martin has three choices. He can try to reason with a stalking stranger who has a gun in his hand. Martin can turn his back and run away but he assumes that will get him shot. Or he can attack Zimmerman with his fists.

    Martin strikes Zimmerman and knocks him down but Zimmerman manages to hang on to his already drawn gun and he fires the fatal shot.

    • Sabina Becker says:

      Yeah, I thought that was all too hinky for words. I don’t believe Trayvon had him on the ground at all, much less beat the snot out of him. I think, as you say, he had his gun drawn and was stalking him from the start. Those “injuries” must have been faked, because they certainly didn’t show up in the video from when he was first taken into police custody that night! And the photos of Trayvon’s body don’t look like he put up much of a fight, or had any chance to. His clothes are clean. Who ever heard of someone not having dirt on his knees in an alleged struggle in which he was allegedly on top of his gun-toting assailant?

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