George Zimmerman is in the news again. This time he didn’t shoot and kill an unarmed black teenager. This time a white man attempted to shoot Zimmerman. The Florida man, Matthew Apperson, had a “history of mental illness.” You might wonder how a man with a mental illness obtained a gun. You might wonder the same thing about George Zimmerman. Since Zimmerman sold the gun that was used to kill Trayvon Martin for $250,000.00, I wonder if Mr. Apperson will get a similar price for the gun he tried to kill Zimmerman with?
Trayvon Martin was killed in Feb. of 2012. Unfortunately, it seem that violence against young black men has escalated, rather than been reduced. In the last week a young black man was murdered by a Tulsa Police Officer. The black man was unarmed, had been tasered and was lying in the street. Up until that moment he had his hands up and there were several police officers watching. What is particularly amazing about this incident is that the murdered black man wasn’t even stopped for a traffic violation. His car broke down.
If I were a black woman in Tulsa with young children, I think I’d move to another state.