So once again we see – Attempted Murder gets you an Essay if you’re White..

Early this week the world remembered Trayvon Martin on the day of his murder.  We talked to the folks we were with the day it happened.  We all still feel such an uneasiness surrounding his case.

The Zimmerman defense team is busy spinning media pub as fast as their faux money can buy it.  While the millions of regular Americans who stand with the Family of Trayvon Martin still wait and wonder if justice will ever be served.

A Florida legislator proposed strengthening and broadening the Stand Your Ground Legislation, on the anniversary of the very day that Trayvon Martin was murdered.  The insensitivity of this was felt throughout the state of Florida.  Like Ourselves, Many Florida folks were discussing it while standing in check out lines in stores this week.

It still smacks of racial injustice to everyone we heard discussing it.  That’s why we know that this is now a cause that Florida is united in clarifying.  Floridians love their firearms, and they are big supporters of the NRA and other Gun lobby’s.

This is no surprise, when you look at the states abundant natural resources.  Many hunters from other states come to Florida, specifically so that they can shoot big guns.

FYI There are private ranges which allow you to purchase time on the line to fire every weapon known to mankind.  Even Tanks are available to rent and fire in Florida.  Yes Tanks, Rocket Launchers and Flame Throwers.  Florida is big on all types of excitement.

This is precisely why so many Floridians are tired of the label redneck.  Florida is not a Redneck state; but the attitudes of folks like George Zimmerman and the Legislators who proposed broadening the Stand Your Ground Legislation, are starting to make a lot of Floridians Red Under The Collar.

Just last week a man in a walmart parking lot pulled his gun and began shooting at a car which he believed had been involved in a shoplifting at the walmart store.  He was entirely wrong as the news reported; and as such he was arrested and is presently in jail for assault with the intent to commit murder.

This man did not work for Wal-Mart, and was in no way involved in the incident.  He just deputized himself and began the mechanization in his own mind that he could rightly Stand and Defend Wal-Mart.  Absolutely Wrong.

This is such a broad problem that we could spend all evening recounting incidents such as this, but we wont.  Instead we’ll show you a new low in legal rougishness.

This Week In Chicago,  A Racial Hate Crime and Attempted Murder was punished by a writing assignment..  Yes An Essay -

Take a look at this and then think twice about how you really feel about this whole thuggish attitude today toward the life value of minority men.

It’s time someone said Enough Damn It

BEVERLY — An Alsip man who pleaded guilty to putting a noose around a black teen’s neck was ordered by a judge to write an essay about the history of blacks being lynched in America.

Matthew Herrmann, 19, was originally charged with felonies — including hate crime — for the racially charged attack.

He and two other white teens were accused of luring the victim — a student at Brother Rice High School — to one of their Beverly homes in the 1600 block of West 100th Place on Dec. 23, 2011.

When the victim, 17-year-old Joshua Merritt, got there, he was restrained, called the N-word and threatened with death, authorities said.

The three teens also put a noose around his neck. The teens were angry about Merritt’s relationship with one of their female cousins, police said.

The two other teens were charged as juveniles.

Herrmann pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor — and was sentenced to two years probation.

But the judge didn’t leave it at that.

He also ordered the teen to pen an essay on “the history and practice of lynching African-Americans in this country,” according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Since the incident, Merritt’s father, William Merritt, said his son sees a professional therapist once a week due the trauma he experienced.

“This has changed his whole life,” he said. “The way he looks at people, the way he tries to make friends — that changes a teen.”

According to William Merritt, initial resistance from lower-level police officers to bring charges on the case hindered the its long-term integrity.

“If I want to file charges it shouldn’t take two to three weeks,” he said, noting that during the incident in which the younger Merritt was surrounded by Herrmann and others, a knife was put to his neck in addition to the noose.

“They should have filed it right away,” he said.

While William Merritt said the ruling was “the best outcome” for how the case was presented, he likened Herrmann’s sentence of writing an essay to a homework assignment.

“[Herrmann] is immature, even now,” he said, of his son’s friend.

The two teens had participated in an anime club together in school and had been friends for around three years, according to William Merritt.

The young men involved in the incident had also engaged in a program called a “peace circle” after the incident, according to William Merritt, during which Herrmann continued to display a lack of understanding regarding his actions.

“You have to look at it as them being teens and not understanding the history behind what they had done,” he said of the young men. “Maybe if they had learned more in school they would understand the level of their behavior.”

Outside court, Herrmann said that while he and the victim are no longer friends, the two were able to make amends through the peace circle commonly used in juvenile court to help settle disputes without jail time.

He left the Cook County Criminal Courthouse Wednesday with his mother, glad to leave an ugly chapter of his life behind him.

“I’ve learned the justice system is fair,” said Herrmann, who turns 20 on Thursday.

Herrmann was ecstatic to escape with just probation and no felony conviction.

“I have to write an essay, too,” said Herrmann, who has shaved his beard and trimmed his long hair since his arrest. “No jail.”

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So once again we see – Attempted Murder gets you an Essay if you’re White..

According to William Merritt, initial resistance from lower-level police officers to bring charges on the case hindered the its long-term integrity.

“If I want to file charges it shouldn’t take two to three weeks,” he said, noting that during the incident in which the younger Merritt was surrounded by Herrmann and others, a knife was put to his neck in addition to the noose.

America You Really Need to Get Your Standards Sorted Out,