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Hoodie Justice for Trayvon Martin

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After the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the shooting of teenager Trayvon Martin, cartoonist Mike Flugennock wonders where the outrage is.

Everyone is crying out for peace yes
None is crying out for justice
I don’t want no peace
I need equal rights and justice
–Peter Tosh

Since the Zimmerman verdict, I’ve been so pissed off that I can hardly see straight. The really sad thing is that I’m not the least bit surprised. I pretty much learned to expect this after LAPD officers got off for beating Rodney King to a pulp in 1992.

Meanwhile across the country, there have been some healthy demonstrations, but… not one general strike called, not one student walkout called, not one serious uprising of the people who should be the most enraged about this. Seems they’re all either praying, or just standing around holding signs–or, as the media like to call it today, “an outcry.”

“No Justice, No Peace”? Huh, more like “No Justice, Meh.” Back in the ’60s, the whole damn country would be literally on fire over something like this, but today, it’s like we’ve pretty much had the fight beaten out of us. More’s the pity.

 

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