23 March 2012

Trayvon Martin murdered by US gun laws

Trayvon Martin was murdered by George Zimmerman, and that seems quite certain. Although it is hard to believe that one man would shoot another unarmed man dead for no apparent reason.

Having the right to bear arms is a strange and worrying aspect of American society, because there will always be groups within the community who think it is OK to walk around with a gun, to use it without thinking, and then to ask questions later about whether it was really necessary to kill.


Why are armed men roaming the streets in the USA, looking for people to gun down? This is not the first time such events have happened, and we have had many cases where mass murder has occurred because some psychopath could buy weapons in the local store.

When will the US government take guns off the street, and prevent lunatics and those with a killing lust from gaining access to deadly firearms?

On 9 August Florida prosecutors mistakenly released confidential documents in the George Zimmerman murder case, including a photo showing Trayvon Martin lying dead, and Zimmerman's community college records. (61 pages).

So we finally get the official verdict that George Zimmerman is "not guilty" of murdering Trayvon Martin. I wonder if the same verdict would have been found if George Zimmerman had been black and Trayvon Martin white?

An excellent interview by John Robles with Glen Ford of the Black Agenda Report.

Robert Bales - US soldier faces 17 murder charges

Robert Bales has been charged with 17 counts of murder after the atrocious killing of Afghan civilians on 11 March in Panjwai district, Kandahar province. Let us hope that Sgt Bales will receive a fair trial, and that justice will be done for the innocent lives lost in this terrible tragedy.