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      Thursday
      May102012

      An Update from Florida Trayvon Martin Case

      Professor Vincent Intoldi, Seminole State College:

      “Now that it's in the [legal] system people are beginning to tire of it and forget. We are truly the United States of Amnesia. We are addicted to forgetfulness. Many also feel helpless that there is nothing they can do since the justice system has the case. Don't believe the hype. This was an unarmed black teen who was gunned down by a wannabe cop at least sixty pounds heavier and seven years older. Zimmerman's old myspace page surfaced not too long ago in which he makes racist remarks about Hispanics, calls is ex-girfriend a "ho," and brags as to how the cops never can get him in any charges. But I do think he'll walk. He has a good lawyer, getting a lot of money now, and with Stand Your Ground I think most likely he will either plead out or be acquitted. Then I don't know what will happen”

      ...

      "I think it's important, too, Tom, to make clear that while we run the risk of becoming complacent since the case is now in the hands of the courts, there are those students like mine who are working with other students and groups around the state to use Trayvon's murder as a springboard to a larger movement against racial discrimination, police brutality, felony rights restoration, and stand your ground laws.

      "Every time something like what is mentioned above happens it only motivates them even more. They know the trial will be a circus. They are focused on not just justice for Trayvon but making sure it never happens again."

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