Are We Prepared If George Zimmerman Never Gets Arrested?

I remember the apathy after many of us realized that Oscar Grant’s murderer Johannes Mehserle was not going to be tried for murder. I remember the sense of loss many shared when his slap on the wrist came down from the judge. I can still feel the streaming tears as the video tape of Aiyana Jones was never released. Often Afkan(Afrikan Amerikkkans) are forced to swallow bitter realities. Realities such as Trayvon Martin’s killer possibly never being arrested.

 

We are now picking up on the message from The New Black Liberation Militia to seek a citizen’s arrest of George Zimmerman. This could possibly be a costly measure given Zimmerman’s penchant for hurling fragments of burning metal into Afkan bodies and calling the police on him Self in defense from grand juries. Yet, I realize that there isn’t much else in the matter of Ma’at(human enforced justice for human enforced injustice) that anyone is volunteering. My Asylum salutes their efforts.

 

Afkan peoples of an above and beyond the blindness of naivete sort of upbringing and/or adulthood may ask why such measures would be applauded and supported here. Well, frankly, something has to be done. Many of us have called into the Sanford Sheriff’s office to be redirected to the State’s Attorney’s office, only to be told of limited resources in the matter of arresting George Zimmerman. In fact, it could be weeks before a charge is given. Trayvon was killed February 26 of this year. The date of this writing is March 19. You figure out how upset you should or shouldn’t be.

 

I am pleased to see so many media outlets investing energy into reporting of young Trayvon’s murder. I recall the lack of support from most in information dissemination after a Detroit Police Officer sent a slug screaming through the cranium of Aiyana Jone’s sleeping head and out through the base of her chin. Unfortunately, the Afkan community can join together and help Obama corner a bloc of voters unified enough to push him past the Democratic primaries, but his vocal thoughts on the murders of Aiyana, Oscar, and now Trayvon remain disloyally silent. Tonight, a message from Obama’s administration that they wouldn’t “wade” into a human rights travesty that demands international attention on the grounds that it was a local law-enforcement matter. The violation of the Afkan community’s trust in Obama can’t be fully gathered in vibrations bouncing around pupils to form symbols of expression. The surface of my disappointment’s now breathing body is tempered only by the foreknowledge of the regret his family will face knowing Barry was the father that dropped the ball, time and time again. To enter the office as the Black president, and to leave as the half-Caucasian one that could be compared to an overseer of some grand plantation should hurt. And yet, that sweltering prophecy in my emotive heart will not replace the deep seated notion that every Afkan child around me must be reminded that we can’t trust anyone in this war for our removal from this place, this Earth.

 

As I read through countless digitally captured thoughts in the social web, I notice the emergence of self-hate revealing it Self like a tumor of Afkan psychic pulses. Afkan men are blamed for Trayvon being killed while walking down a pathway. Children ask their teachers how could Trayvon have prevented a failed lawman from slaughtering him. Those that seek to rally to bring attention to the event are labeled as misguided; those that seek blood writ are labeled as foolish. Instead of everyone involved and concern doing their part and allowing others to play their position, the whole movement for Justice for Trayvon is imploding.

 

So, as I sit and ponder how a two time felon who has just been saved from homelessness can assist the best he can in raising awareness and training of young Afkan males, my lovely Lifeline asked me,”are we prepared if George Zimmerman never gets arrested?” And all I could do for an answer was ask you…

 

Are you ready to accept what you’ve known within your most original and Eastern mind? That a half-blood prince can’t save your children from Herod’s wrath on your boys. Are you prepared? Are you prepared to accept that George Zimmerman- not Crips or Bloods, or drug dealers, or aliens that look like lizards underneath their manufactured skin- killed Trayvon Martin. Are we ready to understand that Afkan on Afkan violence is only a subset of the power structure created as White on Afkan violence crystallized into a system of society. Can we accept that a killer will be walking the streets of Florida with the confidence of a lion after feeding that he has privilege enough to murder when he chooses?

 

On the bus ride from the urban war zones to the rural concentration camps, there is an understanding shared from the veterans to the rookies,”if you ain’t ready, get ready. And once ready, stay on the ready…”

6 thoughts on “Are We Prepared If George Zimmerman Never Gets Arrested?

  1. Being half white myself I can’t help but to also be troubled by the presidents decision about Trayvon as well as other things. But then I always knew deep down that Mr. Obama would not be in office if he wasn’t working for and with “the powers that be”. All my life I knew who I should look out for (enemy) and who I could look to (comrades) in life. I have been fortunate not to have been ‘white-washed’ or ‘brain-washed’ so the light shines. We all really need to step it up! A very well written piece that made me think about what is really important. Being prepared for what can and probably will happen….male or female we should all pay close attention and get ready. You or someone you know could be the next target. Thank you brother for work.

  2. Being half white myself I can’t help but to also be troubled by the presidents decision about Trayvon as well as other things. But then I always knew deep down that Mr. Obama would not be in office if he wasn’t working for and with “the powers that be”. All my life I knew who I should look out for (enemy) and who I could look to (comrades) in life. I have been fortunate not to have been ‘white-washed’ or ‘brain-washed’ so the light shines. We all really need to step it up! A very well written piece that made me think about what is really important. Being prepared for what can and probably will happen….male or female we should all pay close attention and get ready. You or someone you know could be the next target. Thank you brother for work.

  3. I shared some information that I learned today while watching Politics Nation featuring Al Sharpton, a lawyer brought up a Florida law that states:

    “The prosecutor must file formal charges within 90 days of your arrest if a misdemeanor offense, or 175 days of your arrest if a felony offense. Otherwise, the State Attorney is forbidden from pursuing charges against you after the expiration of that period. This rule is intertwined with your right to a speedy trial as guaranteed by the United States Constitution.”
    source: http://www.richardhornsby.com/criminal/guide/formal-charges.html

    So besides the usual reason that most people go free after murdering Black people, having the complexion for the protection (white skin), it has come to my attention that there are other ‘loopholes’ in the law that may allow a killer to walk free. Whether or not Zimmerman was actually arrested may now play into him ever being charged with any crime at all, if the police/state of Florida want him to walk free, they will claim that he was arrested.

    It can be argued that since Zimmerman was in handcuffs that he was arrested. If you haven’t seen the video of Zimmerman arriving at the Sanford Police Station, about 30 minutes after he killed Trayvon Martin, here is the link: http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUS290836921920120330?irpc=932

    Many have argued that there is no statute of limitations for murder, this is true, but once arrested the countdown begins for a speedy trial for the defendant, Zimmerman, 175 days, even for murder… it’s already been a month. In the murder case against Willie Felton this is EXACTLY what happened, time ran out. Here’s an excerpt from the article:

    “Although Florida law places no statute of limitations on murder, Florida Supreme Court Rule 3.191 ensures defendants’ right to a speedy trial: “Every person charged with a crime shall be brought to trial within 90 days of arrest if the crime shall be brought to trial … within 175 days of arrest if the crime charged is a felony.”

    This means that detectives could have spent years building a case against Willie Felton and then arrested him when they felt their evidence was ironclad. But, because they arrested Felton in Norman Griffith Jr.’s murder but failed to make their case against him in a timely fashion, the state’s rules against double jeopardy say they never again can charge him with the crime.”
    source: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/neighborhood/centralpbc/police-prosecutors-deadline-missed-to-charge-teen-in-2343.html?printArticle=y

    As the saying goes, “prepare for the worst and hope for the best”, honestly, I can’t say that I’ve done either.

  4. I shared some information that I learned today while watching Politics Nation featuring Al Sharpton, a lawyer brought up a Florida law that states:

    “The prosecutor must file formal charges within 90 days of your arrest if a misdemeanor offense, or 175 days of your arrest if a felony offense. Otherwise, the State Attorney is forbidden from pursuing charges against you after the expiration of that period. This rule is intertwined with your right to a speedy trial as guaranteed by the United States Constitution.”
    source: http://www.richardhornsby.com/criminal/guide/formal-charges.html

    So besides the usual reason that most people go free after murdering Black people, having the complexion for the protection (white skin), it has come to my attention that there are other ‘loopholes’ in the law that may allow a killer to walk free. Whether or not Zimmerman was actually arrested may now play into him ever being charged with any crime at all, if the police/state of Florida want him to walk free, they will claim that he was arrested.

    It can be argued that since Zimmerman was in handcuffs that he was arrested. If you haven’t seen the video of Zimmerman arriving at the Sanford Police Station, about 30 minutes after he killed Trayvon Martin, here is the link: http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUS290836921920120330?irpc=932

    Many have argued that there is no statute of limitations for murder, this is true, but once arrested the countdown begins for a speedy trial for the defendant, Zimmerman, 175 days, even for murder… it’s already been a month. In the murder case against Willie Felton this is EXACTLY what happened, time ran out. Here’s an excerpt from the article:

    “Although Florida law places no statute of limitations on murder, Florida Supreme Court Rule 3.191 ensures defendants’ right to a speedy trial: “Every person charged with a crime shall be brought to trial within 90 days of arrest if the crime shall be brought to trial … within 175 days of arrest if the crime charged is a felony.”

    This means that detectives could have spent years building a case against Willie Felton and then arrested him when they felt their evidence was ironclad. But, because they arrested Felton in Norman Griffith Jr.’s murder but failed to make their case against him in a timely fashion, the state’s rules against double jeopardy say they never again can charge him with the crime.”
    source: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/neighborhood/centralpbc/police-prosecutors-deadline-missed-to-charge-teen-in-2343.html?printArticle=y

    As the saying goes, “prepare for the worst and hope for the best”, honestly, I can’t say that I’ve done either.

  5. Great work here, Marqui!

    Yeah, regardless of whatever hopes we have for a similitude of justice, the legal wizardry seems to be on Zimmerman’s side here. As more and more details of the laws that seem to be protecting him surface, there is this little notion that he might have some connections with the Sanford local authorities as well. I’m sincerely admonishing everyone to be prepared in the case that Zimmerman walks on this one.

  6. Great work here, Marqui!

    Yeah, regardless of whatever hopes we have for a similitude of justice, the legal wizardry seems to be on Zimmerman’s side here. As more and more details of the laws that seem to be protecting him surface, there is this little notion that he might have some connections with the Sanford local authorities as well. I’m sincerely admonishing everyone to be prepared in the case that Zimmerman walks on this one.

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