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I Had A Dream This Afternoon: Will People Riot Because Of The Zimmerman Trial?

15 Jul

By Parisienne & Open Book

Almost 53 years ago on August 28th, 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. made his famous I Have a Dream speech to over 250,ooo civil rights supporters at Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. King described his dreams of freedom and equality arising from a land of slavery and hatred. Today with the majority of young black men housed in prison in the US. Is it possible what happened to Rodney King and Trayvon Martin the extreme and fatal results of discrimination and repression of black men in America?

On February 26, 2012, George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin during a confrontation between the two.  George states that Trayvon jumped out of the bushes and ambushed him and that he shot Trayvon in self-defense. The case has since gone to trial and on July 12, the sheriff’s office in Sanford, Florida asked people not to riot whatever the outcome may be.

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