Can't You Feel It Coming? Empire!The murder of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, besides being a fucking murder, is a clear cut case of Tennessee versus Garner (SCOTUS 1985). A case well known to all Police Officers. But, for those unaware, if a person is running away you can not just gun them down. Specifically, when a law enforcement officer is pursuing a fleeing suspect, he or she may use deadly force only to prevent escape if the officer has probable cause to believe that the suspect poses a significant threat of death or serious physical injury to the officer or others.
Can't You Hear it Coming?
Black Man trapped Again - Empire, Queensrÿche
Before deciding to murder of Trayvon Martin, Zimmerman has apparently gleamed enough from Cop Dramas to lie and claim self-defense but, the 911 tapes clearly show it was a case of premeditated murder by Zimmerman of "fucking coons". Zimmerman's full 911 call includes that tidbit @ 2:21 of the tape.
George Zimmerman - "He's got his hand in his waistband and... he's black."But, Zimmerman wasn't going to follow that order because according to him these "fucking coons", "these assholes always get away".
Dispatcher- "Are you following him?"
George Zimmerman - "Yeah."
Dispatcher - "Okay we don't need you to do that."
Trayvon's final scream before Zimmerman murdered him is The Eternal Testament to Governor Jeb Bush and the NRA Gun-Nuts who empowered crazy wannabe vigilantes to go around murdering people. Think Progress has more deatils about the wannabe crime fighter Zimmerman. Trayvon Martin's murder shows the Florida Stand Your Ground is prima facia Unconstitutional just like everything connected to the Bush Legacy.
As Jill over at Brilliant at Breakfast stated,
do not let any mention of Jeb Bush go by ever again without a photograph or mention of Trayvon Martin attached to it. Because this country, when it forgets (as it will) what Jeb Bush's brother did to this country, it must never be allowed to forget just who it was that made it legal to kill people because of the invented "threat" of their race. I want the face of Trayvon Martin to haunt Jeb Bush's dreams for the rest of his life.Jeb Bush, the NRA, and Right-Wing Gun Nuts are responsible for the death of Trayvon Martin because as always conservatives build these grand edifices of supposed rights and liberties which are supported by a foundation of shit and lies and end up, when actually applied in the Real World, getting people killed.
Florida Governor Rick Scott appointed a Task Force to investigate the Trayvon Martin Murder.