I found this comment posted under an article on Salon.com about the continued spread of additional SYG laws, specifically Ohio (my birth state). This is very disappointing news because as far as i know, this is the first time since Trayvon’s murder that SYG has been picked up by another state.
I don’t know what else to say right now, except that basically this really sucks!! So we’ve just got to keep pushing for the repeal no matter what. The repeal of SYG needs to be part of Trayvon’s legacy!
I’ll try to add more information periodically about this law we can use to educate ppl on SYG and it’s detriment to our society. We need to be informed before we vote next year and every little bit helps.
If you haven’t signed the petition sign it and pass it on please.
BTW. The other issue that’s been stuck in my mind is the Stop&Fisk. ever since i heard about it it keeps creeping up in the back of my mind. and it’s getting so bad that it’s like there’s no hope. i just found out TODAY that they’ve had some type of Stop&Frisk policies here in MIAMI!! it’s outrageous! when i first heard of the Stop&Frisk in NYC it really freaked me out. it took some convincing for me to believe it wasn’t more of an exaggeration. i mean doesn’t a cop have to have a certain objective cause to bother you? it’s illegal to just point out and pick someone at random and put your hands on them, isn’t it? aren’t there a couple of basic rights we’re actually born with in this country, those which make this country unique?
and i’m thinking about all the young black males in NYC and it hurts my feelings so bad. it’s like i can feel their shame.
shame; the exact opposite emotion of a successful man. being pulled over for speeding is one thing, but this thing is frightening, degrading, probably a life altering experience for most. and it’s just not fucking fair!
Stop and Frisk IS treating someone like a second class citizen. and i wonder how many of these young guys at that moment suddenly decide to just give up? it has to cause terrible self esteem problems. how can this possibly help any society??
there’s an epidemic of already economically and emotionally fragile young men, decent young men and they’re being destroyed right now. the ones who aren’t murdered by the police are emasculated by privileged white men PUBLICLY in the streets!
it’s unbelievable what the people with all the money will do to others when it’s in their financial interests.
Oh and here’s the link to the story of police harassment Caught on Tape, here in Miami Gardens ( yes, the same city Trayvon is from). i haven’t seen all the videos of pigs caught on tape but i will this weekend.
i can’t just do nothing, it’s too close to home to try to ignore this away now. the store owner is suing the city for civil rights violations so i’ll probably speak with him soon. i hope to find something i can help with.