GIF ME A BREAK: THE TREYVON MARTIN CASE
I am now going to present a new segment on my blog called “gif me a break.” I’m going to rant about stuff and use awesome gifs, and that’s pretty much it. So here we go with the first edition of GIF ME A BREAK.
Let’s set aside politics for a bit and talk about the tragedy of Treyvon Martin. I bought some skittles about five minutes ago, and I couldn’t help but think about how this 17-year-old boy was gunned down by a wannabe policeman George Zimmerman because he looked “suspicious,” when in reality, he was walking back to his father’s girlfriend’s house armed only with a bag of skittles and an Arizona iced tea.
On Buzzfeed they have a couple of stories on how different politicians commented on the murder. President Obama said “if I had a son, he’d look like Treyvon Martin,” and went on to condemn the murder. Romney and Santorum als0 gave statements to the press and called the murder a “tragedy” and blamed police for their lack of involvement. Obviously, no matter what side you’re on, this was a senseless murder that truly speaks volumes about the racial tensions in this country.
Unfortunately, Gingrich had to spoil the bi-partisan agreement by saying that while he thought the case was a “tragedy,” he still supports the stand-your-ground law.
Ugh NEWT JUST STFU!!!!!
On CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, host Morgan asked Gingrich what he thought on the issue of the controversial law.
“Isn’t this stand your ground law a lot of old nonsense? Dangerous nonsense, that’s now being abused, left, right and center, by people who just want to shoot people?”
To which Gingrich responded:
“I think, Piers, you just took an enormous jump. That’s like cities that have rules that even if somebody breaks into your house, you can’t defend yourself. Both extremes taken in the wrong direction are false.”
According to the Huffington Post, Gingrich also said that while he didn’t know all the facts of the Martin case, he didn’t feel the stand-your-ground law would ultimately apply.
UGH. Gingrich. YOU DUMB PIECE OF AGHHHH!!!! I thought I could be eloquent in trying to talk about this case, but I can’t with comments like the ones made by the former Speaker. Seriously, COME ON.
The stand your ground law is honestly one of the dumbest laws ever created. Like, I guess I can maybe understand if there’s someone on your freaking front porch with a machine gun, but this was a seventeen-year-old kid armed with SKITTLES and ARIZONA ICED TEA. Actually, never mind. I don’t get this law. I mean, it’s bogus because it’s a coverup for criminal homicide. This isn’t a self defense law, it’s a crazy-person-can-now-get-away-with-murder law.
I just don’t understand people who can say things like, “I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT BUT I’M GOING TO TALK ABOUT IT ANYWAY!” It’s like, why are you even trying?
Just STFU and go away Newt -no one cares
Anyway, this whole thing is just so messed up. If this was a white boy I guarantee you that Zimmerman would have been put in jail and charged with murder within the first few days. This took a month. A MONTH, people. I just don’t get it. And not to mention that the freaking cops were pretty much trying to make the whole case go away. Apparently the police force even went so far as to tell witnesses to change their stories, so it would look more like Zimmerman acted out of defense. Disgusting. It just goes to show you that we still have a long way to go in terms of equality and race relationships.