Solutions In The Battle for Justice For All Trayvons
SOLUTIONS In The Battle For Justice For All Trayvons:
1) Educate: Explain the Stand Your Ground law and the Castle Doctrine law to your adolescent, teenage, and young adult sons, nephews, and brothers. Although these laws involve complex legal concepts, I’ll “make it plain” (as Brother Malcolm used to say) by explaining them like this. They extend a person’s right to kill in order to allegedly defend him/herself at home to the right to do the very same thing at work, in the car, and everywhere else he/she is permitted to be. Also- and this is key- these laws state that the person has “no duty to retreat.” In other words, even if he/she could easily leave or easily avoid the confrontation that he/she initiated, he/she doesn’t have to. Simply stated, these laws create untrained and promote unstable wannabe cowboy cops with killing machines. Therefore, tell your sons, nephews, and brothers to run away from encounters with the George Zimmermans of the world (or to be prepared to fight and win- by any means necessary).
2) Prosecute: Pressure US Attorney Eric Holder to file federal civil rights charges against Zimmerman under the Hate Crimes law, specifically 18 USC 249(a)(1)(A) and (B)(i) and (b)(1)(C) and (D). You can do this by signing the NAACP’s petition at www.naacp.org/page/s/doj-civil-rights-petition. Also, you should call US Attorney Holder at 202-514-2000 and ask him to file the charges. In addition, you should call Assistant US Attorney A. Lee Benjamin at 813-274-6000 in Tampa and ask him to request that Holder approve federal charges in Benjamin’s Florida jurisdiction. Furthermore, you should call the Florida Department of Lawyer Regulation at 866-352-0707 and file a complaint against Jacksonville State Attorney Angela Corey for her “nonfeasance, misfeasance, and/or malfeasance” in the handling of the state prosecution.
3) Participate: Vote so we can get the right laws passed and the wrong laws abolished. Also, each time you are called for jury duty, say and do every (“honest”) thing you can in order to get selected as a juror. And then do some goddamn justice as a juror!-
Micheal Coard ESQ.