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George Zimmerman, 'Not Guilty' A Travesty Of Justice?

Luke Easter makes a number of indisputable points in this poem.

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(CLEVELAND) - Too little is being done to save Black youth on a daily basis in America, and yet the death of Trayvon Martin is dominating headlines day after day. Of course the Martin case involving George Zimmerman is about much more than a single life. It is about justice and gun rights and racism and the acceptance of the completely avoidable shooting death of a boy.

Zimmerman isn't an example of the bigger problem. Black on Black crime is taking place every day in America's inner urban cities. As the economy spirals downward and jobs become harder to find, programs to help people become less available and Blacks increasingly fill our prisons and jails, it doesn't need to be this way.

George Zimmerman, "Not Guilty" A Travesty Of Justice?


What happened to Trayvon Martin shouldn’t happen to any 1,
And yet, this killing is not the worse thing that has been done,
Weekend before George Zimmerman’s not guilty of any & all,
51 Black on Black gunshots 40 wounded 11 would fatally fall.

City of Chicago, where Blacks kill more Blacks, George who?
Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton don’t they have enough to do?
Rainbow Coalition & Operation P.U.S.H. is the head quarters,
Hey Reverend Jackson first clean up within your own borders.

This tragedy is being protested by thousands of American Blacks,
With not one single rally regarding those deadly Chicago attacks,
Detroit, South Central, Philly, Harlem, Houston, Gary & Buffalo,
The tip of the Iceberg for the killing of Blacks if you didn’t know.

Trayvon is one, in the above cities hundreds may die every week,
For a single case the DOJ is asked to investigate, truth we seek?
Truth is, Black on Black murders should be a more heinous crime,
Is it so commonplace that Blacks expect it as it’s done all the time?

Rap videos depict violence common as Chevrolet & Mom’s apple pie?
Inner city neighborhoods you’re not expected to graduate but to die?
Oh, Carl and Louis Stokes, Lawyers, Mayor, Congress, Judge but who?
Instead strive to be drug dealers, pimps, rappers, instead of you two?

DOJ investigates anything it should re-open the case of LaVena Lynn,
Think Trayvon was an atrocity? Read what happened to PFC Johnson,
Find it then forward the information to Obama, he’s had nothing to say,
Because he’s too busy making personal phone calls congratulating Gays.

By Luke Easter

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Luke Easter is a poet who writes about things that are very close to the heart of Salem-News.com. Another former U.S. Marine, Luke heals the world with an approach that reaches people on a different level, one known for centuries, yet too often forgotten in the one we live in.

We live in a world of social & economic injustice. The main reason for founding America in the first place was to relieve the oppression of the King of England. Patrick Henry said it best, “give me liberty or give me death.” And yet, all too often death seems to be the only way out. Why is there such a high suicide rate especially among teens, in the land of the free & the home of the brave? What makes headlines? Good news? Ha! More depressing stories than anything else. I feel poetry takes an edge off the hurt of bad news while still delivering it but in a, “glitzy” sort of way. Giving a different perspective. Kind of like slap in the face as opposed to a knife in the back. At least with the slap you’ll live to see another day and you will know whom it’s from. I wasn’t here for the beginning of the world but at 59, I just might be here for the end.

Even though it’s still a knife, rhyme poetry helps to dull the blade. And that’s my job. You can write to Luke Easter at: lyricsfromlucas@aol.com

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Anonymous July 16, 2013 3:56 pm (Pacific time)

The trial is over. Let it go. But no. Now every black person comes out start killing innocent white people. There where several beatings already. Off course this paper will not report it. So why don't all these black people go out and kill each other? It would make our neighborhood safer. And these racist blacks threatening on TV and twitter, why don't you learn to live with each other and put away the hate. Blacks are more racists than any white person i know. Why don't all your blacks get an education and make something out of your life instead of running the streets and assaulting innocent white people. Or do me a favor. Kill each other but leave us the hell alone.

Human beings are all the same, sorry if your family didn't raise you to see things clearly, but most of us will always fight against people like yourself, who have to divide things in this way.  You are not a very advanced person, I think you have made your point abundantly clear. 


pinkfloyd July 16, 2013 12:54 pm (Pacific time)

I found a video of what I was speaking of earlier, about the star trek show..7 minutes, but it will shed some light. I know its just a show, I am not a trekky or anything, but it shows alot about what is going on in simpler terms. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkJeToG-R6U


pinkfloyd July 16, 2013 11:55 am (Pacific time)

This fiasco reminds me of an old Star Trek tv series show. Just when the Enterprise and the kling-ons were getting along, this evil entity came and got them fighting against each other. The fighting fed the evil entity. The fighting then even started amongst those on the Enterprise. It wasnt until they figured out they were being used, that they began laughing with each other, and finding a common cause. The evil entity left. I wish that would happen here on earth, lets all get along, whether black, white, red, brown, etc., lets fight the evil entity that is causing all of this. The banker/corporate owned government and mainstream media. Lets get rid of them, and the world will be a better place. This entire fiasco is nothing but the corporate/banker owned government and mainstream media, getting us to fight amongst ourselves. Dont let them get away with it.

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