While many of us were almost certain that this case were a no brainer, that swift justice was bound to be served, and that the Martin family would be able to put to death the flames of hell that have engulfed their lives for over a year now, here came the United State’s jacked up judicial system and it clever ways of allowing murderers to walk free.
Saturday night’s acquittal was a rough one for me. To me, it spun out of control almost exactly the same way that 9/11 did. Of course every American knew of the possibility of a terror attack some day, but we had pinned false senses of hope, faith, and security in the hands of the all mighty American government, much like the Martin family had no choice but to do during the perpetration of this “fair trial”.
Social media was like a burning Forrest of free radicals with everyone from the finest in Hollywood, music, and sports all taking to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to share their views, tell their stories, and scream their feelings of a failed justice system that quote, “our tax dollars pay for”. Regardless of my fan-ship(or lack of) over these celebrities, their support of this cause have honed them levels of respect from me.
Above, nearly every age group and class system awaited their turn to give a little stir to the action taking place at Union Square on Sunday night.
During the Union Square protest on Sunday night, I even bumped into Fashion Model, TV host, and America’s Next Top Model Alum Toccarra Jones hooded up as I attended with my buddy, actress Lauren Noble. Lauren came up with the brilliant idea to scribble the words “I am Trayvon Martin” across one of her acting headshots. I was a little apprehensive that this idea might’ve come off as vain, yet the head knods, fist pumps, and high fives she received from our fellow protestors proved otherwise.
The crowd rallying reciprocated more of a Malcolm X and Harriet Tubman styled fury, yet remained collective and optimistic, as in the ways of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This was the perfect way to disband the governments expectations of riot and disorder that they had prepared to arrest many of us over.
As one crowd protestor shouted, “You’ve gotta’ give it up to all the non-black people that are out here showing their support!” Is this enough support to say that we’ve now united ourselves as a human race?
Justice for Trayvon rallies continue across the nation.
To learn more about Trayvon Martin and to support The Trayvon Martin Foundation please visit: The Trayvon Martin Foundation Website