Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the once again warm, foggy island of Nantucket! Great to be with you and yours on this Thursday morning, the 22nd day of March, 2012, another grey start to the day with thick fog shrouding Cotuit Bay at this eight a.m. hour, a fog that will burn off quickly in the now strong, early spring sun, quickly rising in the east, as temperatures once again soar into the 70’s and 80’s here in New England announcing spring with an exclamation point– like Chicago, where yesterday the thermometer topped out at 87 degrees Fahrenheit …I wonder what the temperatures will be like in August? August being the ‘time’ of year where the republican base will all gather together to ‘cheer’ on Mitt Romney, yeah!?, as the nominee to become President? of the United States of America?, I mean America! Home of the brave and land of the free, you betcha! Pivoting quickly to more important issues, the shooting death of a teenage boy, Trayvon Martin, in Florida on February 26, 2012, armed with his favorite candy and drink, Skittles and an iced tea, has prompted a nation wide outcry demanding JUSTICE be served. Many questions have been raised about the intention of the shooter, George Zimmerman, a self appointed Dirty Harry wanna be, with the most pressing being, ‘why the hell is this guy still walking the streets and still in the possession of that nine millimeter hand gun used in the murder of Trayvon Martin? Further, why is the ‘chief of police’, Bill Lee still employed? This clown of the highest order, Mr. Lee, put out a statement yesterday to the press that read in part, “…I’m sure Trayvon wished he had gone down a different road that night too.”. The Sanford Police Department, according to the head of the NAACP, a great man, Mr. Ben Jealous, tells a much darker side to this fine, upstanding institution, citing case after case of racial bias in the department and cruel and perhaps criminal behavior on the part of it’s overall management ’style’ of what an officer of the law is SUPPOSED to be, i.e., a sworn oath to ‘protect and serve’ the citizens of this great land, bringing to light other heartbreaking stories of the abusive treatment African-American males have endured over the years living in that community, those with a home or not. Only a few months ago, a black homeless man was beaten to death, another COVER UP that would have gone under the radar just like the tragic death of Trayvon would have, save his mother and father and all their supports none so big as the heroic efforts a great American like Reverend Al Sharpton, who has taken this case under his giant wing, culminating tonight at a rally for the parent’s of Trayvon (7 sharp in Sanford, Florida at the First Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church), with thousands in attendance, as we all take a good hard look at how the JUSTICE system in this nation serves, or DOES NOT SERVE, it’s people, ALL of it’s people. For we truly do now live in an America where large segments of our population fall beneath the cracks, to be swept under the rug like so much trash, a FACT so glaring one only need look no further than the way that Sanford Police Department treated this tragic, vicious killing of Trayvon Martin. After he was killed, murdered by George Zimmerman, murdered in cold blood, the body was taken in for drug and alcohol testing, while the shooter was let go scott free, no testing required. Apparently the Sanford Police do not believe in the letter of the law, ignoring proper police procedure, procedures any cadet would know from basic police academy training, and even though the young man had a cell phone on him, that he was using prior to his tragic death to call his girlfriend, hurrying back to watch the second half of the NBA all-star game, that ‘police’ department chose to leave his body in the morgue for three days before contacting his beautiful mother and father, who appeared on “Politics Nation” just last night, along with their attorney, an interview I would highly recommend ‘Googling’, for it will, assuming you possess one, BREAK YOUR HEART. The irony of this case is the new 2005 Florida ’stand your ground law’, giving citizens who feel ‘threatened’ (a big brush stroke) in any way the right to use deadly force as a self defense. For the application of that dangerous law is the defense George Zimmerman is using at this moment to keep his sorry a$$ out of jail, but the 911 tapes refute that supposition, as Zimmerman told the dispatcher, whom he had called 46 times since January of this year, and after that dispatcher at 911 explicitly told him regarding his pursuit of ‘this suspect’, “we don’t need you to do that”, Zimmerman stated loud and clear so the whole world could hear, “he’s running…”–translation, it was actually Zimmerman who was the aggressor, and if anyone was in the clear to employ that new horrible law, it was the victim, Trayvon, who was heard, blood chillingly screaming, on the 911 tapes, during the last moments of his life...’Help!’, and then he was no more. What kind of monsters are we dealing with here? This is a question for ALL Americans, for in the end, we are really all one, a point that eludes some morons ‘in power’, such as that little man, BILL LEE, with a little power, yes, that’s right, Bill Lee, the ‘chief of police’ in Sanford, Florida. Don’t worry chief, the FBI will be looking into your department real soon, don’t you fret! On a personal note, seacapecod.net wishes to extend our heartfelt and most profound sympathies to Reverend Al Sharpton, who lost his mother overnight. Ada Sharpton, hailing from Dothan, Alabama, was 87 years old, suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia, and was, in the words of the great man, “my all’. God’s most powerful speed to her and to Al. Yet on this day, the good Reverend will be at the side of the mother and the father of Trayvon, at that aforementioned Baptist church in Florida, where they will lay to rest a young man whose life was cut down by the hate that seems to permeate our great country today, hate that translates into over one thousand hate groups that have sprung up in the United States as we ’speak’. Hate has no place in the human heart and must be called out into the LIGHT, for it is only disinfectant of that sunlight that ‘it’ is cleansed out of the system forever, just as it was in Germany after what could be considered the greatest example of runaway hate in modern day history. May the grace of GOD himself be with you today Reverend, you are an example to US all what true leadership, compassion and indeed FREEDOM looks like, and, moreover, acts like. PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M
March 22, 2012
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