Murder and Politics

The killing of Trayvon Martin in Sanford Florida has lit up legacy and new media as the cause of the month.  Speculation from afar about violent last moments on this earth are immoral and indecent, so you will not get that here.  A young life was ended with a bullet, and that is a tragedy.  Period.

Florida’s history of racially motivated outbursts of violence reverberates through this tragedy.  The lack of investigation fits easily into the stories from the bad old days when there was more or less an open season on black people and justice was not even a dream.   Where that becomes more than hot rhetoric is the realization that, under current Florida law, there is a good chance that this murder was, in fact, legal.

How did that happen?  The story of the “Stand Your Ground” law which fuels the nightmares from a dark past takes many people to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the apparent source.  The Left has long wanted to bring this group to light, and through Martin’s sanctioned murder they may have their chance.

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