Because it’s all about the Trayvon, no matter what the actual facts of the case:
The Congressional Black Caucus unveiled a resolution on Wednesday that honors the life of Trayvon Martin and calls for the repeal of “Stand Your Ground” gun laws in every state that has one, including Florida, where Martin was killed.
“Florida’s misguided ‘Stand Your Ground’ law does not make our streets safer, rather it turns our streets into a showdown at the OK Corral,” Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.), a sponsor of the resolution, said in a statement. “But this is not the Wild West. We are supposed to be a civilized society. Let Trayvon’s death not be for naught. Let us honor his life by righting this wrong, and seeing that justice is served for Trayvon and his family. George Zimmerman must be prosecuted for his admitted shooting of Trayvon Martin and the ‘Stand Your Ground’ law must be repealed.”
Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.), who represents Martin’s district, said Congress should pass the resolution because his death “speaks to the reality that racial profiling still exists in America.”
The resolution, symbolic but not legally binding, indirectly criticizes the National Rifle Association for pushing Stand Your Ground state laws around the country. It also calls on state legislatures to reject similar legislation and “urges the repeal of the Stand Your Ground law in every applicable state, including Florida.”
See, just as Critical Race Theorist Bell said, it’s all about the white (and yellow) man’s law being a form of ‘structural racism’ against blacks. He said this just as he was being hustled into a star ship for a trip to Far Far Away by white men with badges and guns. As far as I know, none of these legislators has done a survey of African nations’ laws regarding self-defense, but truly, it wouldn’t matter, inasmuch as many if not all of those localities must have been contaminated by the spread, via colonialism, of white man law.
In fact, the whole concept of law is suspect, when you get down to it. Have indigenous African cultures actually had concepts of ‘justice’ that we have simply, in our ham-handed way, translated to law, when in fact they should be conned as ‘in accordance with the Circle of Life as celebrated in The Lion King“? If so, shouldn’t universities have departments of Cosmic Accountability as practiced by Sun People victimized by the paleolithic pale undead?
Has ‘Stand Your Ground’ legislation ever been utilized as a defense against the shooting of a person of another ‘race’ by a black man or woman? How in the world did they ever slip through Big Whitey’s grasp? Hmm?
George Zimmerman handed out fliers at black Sanford churches a year ago, outraged that a white police lieutenant’s son, captured on video sucker-punching a homeless black man, was not arrested on the spot, family members said.
The fliers urged blacks to go to a Sanford City Commission meeting to protest and demand that the police chief be held accountable.