May 2012. Marissa Alexander, a black woman in Florida receives a twenty year sentence for firing warning gun shots into the wall during an altercation with her husband, against whom she had already taken out a protective order because of his violence against her. There is no injury to her husband.
July 2013. George Zimmerman, a white man in Florida, is acquitted of any charge, after shooting dead an unarmed 17-year-old black boy, walking back from making some purchases in a local convenience store.
It seems those old double standards are alive and well.
2 thoughts on “Florida Justice”
Ugh. Your summaries are missing some key points, hopefully the thought processes are more nuanced.
Enjoyed Dark Eden, doubt I’ll follow your future work.
I have never understand why athletes, public figures and those that depend on the support of a broad audience interject their political/cultural opinions into the public arena. They just anger 50% of people who may otherwise purchase their product.
Well, feel free to tell me what you think I’m missing!
(Further thoughts here.)