I don’t do TV so I haven’t been watching. Judging from what I’ve gleaned from twitter and articles on the web, its the circus I knew it would be. For those who want to watch it live streaming on the internet CLICK HERE. I’ve only managed to watch a total of two or three minutes. It is just too much for me to handle right now.
My predictions for the outcome of the trial are not actually predictions. I don’t have any predictions, actually. I just wanted to have an attention grabbing headline. Sue me, I’m not the national media or the press, I can do what I wanna up here on my bloggity.
But I will tell you this:
We live in a world where a Black law enforcement officer gets jumped by four white police officers, then shot by all four of them 28 times. Because he doesn’t have the decency to die, he gets charged with the attempted murder of the four people who shot him up all to hell. He gets tried TWICE and the the second go around is the charm and he ends up in prison with what is essentially a life sentence. He’s in his sixties and he’s given 40 years. CLICK HERE for more info on how you can help free Howard Morgan.
We live in a world where we idealistically believe that the punishment should fit the crime. And yet a trial is going on now hashing out over minutiae in order to acquit a person who everything else aside, did in fact hunt down, confront and kill an unarmed kid.
A kid is dead. That is a fact. Who killed the kid? Well that would be the guy charged with second degree murder. I guess we will all be treated to the reasons why that kid deserved to be shot and killed and left in the wet grass like yesterdays garbage while his killer got to go home to his family.
We live in a world where that happens.
That’s why I can’t watch the trial.
That’s why I have no predictions.
That’s why whatever the verdict I won’t be surprised.