Florida: A Racist Murderer at Large

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It has just reappeared the policeman who more than three years ago murdered the black adolescent Travon Martin.  

The name of the former "voluntary" watchman is George Zimmerman, best known for the deep social shock triggered by that tragedy.

It is still branded in our minds, despite what happened, he was not arrested and he was only charged 44 days after the crime.

The latter, highlight observers, thanks to the political and media pressure unleashed by the death of the 17 year-old High School student.

What happened? By the end of February 2012 Travon Martin was walking back home under the rain wearing a sweater.

According to a recording revealed later, Zimmerman characterized him as somebody who was “drugged or was plotting something.”

He also declared that Travon hit him and threw to the ground before he shot him, that is, in self-defense.

His lawyer even said that the boy hit the head of his defendant against the ground.

With that grotesque backdrop, in July Zimmerman was acquitted from the accusation of having killed a black teenager.

Now this Tuesday, when a shooting was reported in Lake Mary, among the perpetrators he was included and was light wounded.

EFE remembered that a white tribunal granted him a “not guilty” verdict in the trial for the death of the young Afro-American Travon Martin.

According to authorities, in this week shooting two people were involved, one of them was Zimmerman.

According to the aforementioned Spanish news agency, since he was released he has strung "a rosary of incidents and accusations."

Among other, it added, a strong quarrel with his girlfriend and threats to a person.

It also highlighted that his case rekindled in the United States the debate on several hairy issues.

Like the use of firearms, racial relationships, and the law of personal defense, Stand your Ground, passed in 2005 in Florida by its republican governor Jeb Bush.

The legislation allows the use of lethal force if "reasonably believes he/she faces an imminent and immediate threat of serious bodily harm or death."

A few days ago The New York Times remembered that today in the United States there are around a million and half of Afro-Americans "dead or in jail."

Specialist, Silvia Arana, commented that one out of six black men between ages 24-54 have disappeared from the North American society, due to premature death or imprisonment.

The United States displays a prison record in the world, because although they only have the fifth percent of the world’s population, they concentrate the 25 percent of the prison population.

It’s amid this scenario that the killing of Travon Martin, released by other racists, went back to his old self in the streets of Miami.

Last modified onThursday, 28 May 2015 08:29

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