Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the sunny, hot, hazy and humid island of Nantucket! Great to be with you all on this fifteenth day of July, 2013, another hot one here in New England, especially inland, as temperatures will soar to at least 92 degrees in Boston today, a little cooler here in Hyannis/Hyannis Port, with little relief in sight for the rest of the week, with hot and those humid conditions making their way back into our collective society, with many tourists enjoying some quality beach days on this little sand bar created 11,500 years ago by the Last Great Ice Age… On this Monday morning we are all waking up to the trial of George Zimmerman, accused of killing one 17 year old boy, Trayvon Martin 17 months ago in Sanford, Florida. This humble reporter has a few things to say about the acquittal of a so called “neighborhood watchman”, writing about it extensively over the course of the past few moons, yes, a man who took it upon himself to stalk the youngster, armed with only skittles and a cool soda, making his way through a gated community that he had every right to be in, only going to visit a family member and watch the NBA all star game on television, upon which he fired a fatal bullet that took the boy’s life. Zimmerman shot Trayvon, supposedly in ’self defense’ when WE all know what really happened here–just another case of racial profiling and a failure in the justice system that does not serve young African American males in this country the way they would have had if the races were reversed. There is no doubt in my mind the debate will continue, for as long as there are civil rights activists such as the great Reverend Al Sharpton on the case, we hopefully, someday, will all realize WE are one and should respect and LOVE one another as our selves, not jumping to conclusions about what someone of color may or may not be up to. My prayers go out to Trayvon’s parents and family members, as well as Trayvon himself, who did not deserve to die, nor deserve this abhorrent verdict. Have a nice week folks, and I will look forward to SEA-ing you tomorrow, “same bat time, same bat channel”. PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace!~~M
July 15, 2013
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