Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story
This docu-series left me with a mixed bag of emotions
I’m not angry all over again like I thought I would be. I am disappointed all over again. I shouldn’t be surprised in a justice system that has always been set up to keep Black people down. Here I am, sad and disappointed — again.
No Parent Should Have to Bury Their Child
The information presented last night, the first of this six-part series, wasn’t necessarily new. However, watching it was harder than I thought. It was through the eyes of the parents of a slain teenager. Heart-wrenching. What I, and most people, believe to be a fact: a bigoted, trigger-happy, wannabe police officer, murdered an innocent teenager. What was his crime? Trayvon had the audacity to be walking back home from 7–11. He looked suspicious, according to a man who has a history of domestic abuse.
I Even Have More Questions
How is it George Zimmermann, a person filled with so much anger and hate could not be arrested after a fatal shooting? He was a free man for close to a month. How does a man with a history of domestic violence, fighting with the police, calling 911 multiple times on Black people get a gun and get to keep his job has a neighborhood watch person? Everyone told me Freddie Gray was a thug and was even nicknamed Freddie The Fellon as if that’s good enough for his death to be swept under the rug. However, George Zimmerman has a history of racism behavior, assaulting police officers yet he was never doubted. Again, he resisted arrest and fought a police officer — and lived.
Absolutely Horrible Individual
When people use the term “the worst that society has to offer,” I think of Zimmerman. He’s is absolutely the worst that society has to offer. There are no redeeming qualities I can find. There’s nothing to salvage. There’s no saving him, his soul and there’s no such thing as talking to him just to get a better understanding of his side. His existence is absolutely disgusting. As Jay Z said, “If Alpo didn’t snitch, niggas be like Young. / I got your president tweetin.’ / I won’t even meet with him. / Y’all killed X, let Zimmerman live, streets is done.” Trayvon Martin’s mother said it took her son to get shot down for her to stand up. I’d rather see Trayvon alive, as would all of us. However, if Rest in Power can enlighten anyone else, good. They’re not sugar-coating anything that this kid did as a teenager.
Let me stress that again: He was a teenager — doing things that ALL teenagers do. God bless the parents, the family and the friends of Trayvon Martin. I look forward to the next five episodes of this series. If you haven’t done so, please check it out. Yes, it is at time gut-wrenching but we all need to see this as a reminder it’s especially now.