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For Trayvon Martin: How did the world get here?

August 5, 2013

by Donald E. Lacy Jr.

How did the world get here? Did you hear what they said: Another young brother is dead. Meanwhile Zimmerman is set free; how the fuck can this be? A man with a gun killed Sybrina and Tracy’s son. Yet he received an acquittal while Trayvon was only armed with a bag of skittles, showing once again how little America values Black life.

Trayvon Martin vigil Tracy Martin, Sybrina FultonAnd now that the injustice system is done, as much as I hate to say it Trayvon won’t be the only one. More mothers and fathers will lose their sons and daughters. It’s open season once again. Welcome, Black people, to the slaughter. And even though your child may die, the perpetrator and the system will lie, and we all will wonder why, and how did the world get here?

But it’s really the same old song, and the list of innocent victims is long – from Medgar, Emmett, Amadou, Oscar to Sean. And the painful memories linger on from the darkness to the dawn, and I pray the Lord will keep me strong. At times like these you see, I have to stay on my knees and ask the creator please … when will the bloodshed cease? And when if ever will my people live in peace?

And as much as I HATE to agree with the far right, one thing during this ordeal they got right is the fact Blacks kill Blacks, kill Blacks, all night and not one protestor in sight. But I digress about another mess while I’m getting things off my chest. I too have lost a child to guns and the experience blocked out the sun. As I looked at her lifeless form, as she perished in a bullet storm – seven to be exact. So I know how Trayvon’s parents feel; it’s the most excruciating ordeal. Words will never describe how I feel … after seeing my daughter’s lifeless form. But sadly in our community this has become the norm.

But back to the lecture at hand, the reason Zimmerman wouldn’t take the stand, ‘cause he knew the fix was in and in the end he was ordained to win. Because his father is a magistrate judge, and the prosecution would not budge to adequately try the case, their work was a fucking disgrace and an even bigger slap in the face to Trayvon’s family, our community and the world.

And now I’m down this rabbit hole like a crazed mad mole who keeps digging for the truth despite the so-called burden of proof. Justice is not the proper word to describe what Zimmerman deserves. I wish I could peel his skin and stab his nerves again and again … one by one till the miserable motherfucker is done. My thoughts are tortured and wrought with death, because in the end that’s all the Martin family has left. The death of their beautiful son and no one to tell what happened but the one who got out of his car to stalk, and all Trayvon tried to do was walk, back to the arms of his father to watch a game.

But little did he know he was the game of a wannabe cop predator that was lame. So lame he trained for 18 months as an MMA fighter and still can’t fight a lick. But then the coward pulled his gun and after one shot, the fight was done, and he killed Tracy and Sybrina’s son.

And all I’m left with is rage that the punk bitch Zimmerman isn’t in a cage to live out all of the days of his miserable life. So instead I use my poison pen to denigrate the coward again and again, even though I still cannot spin to make it end the way it should end.

Did you hear what they said: Another young brother is dead, and despite everything that was said, not enough was done and the Black community again is seeing red.

Donald Lacy interviewed, webBut I believe in karma that is real, and rest assured the murderer will have to face the real deal. The spirits of Oscar, Emmett, Trayvon, Amadou and Sean. And millions more who have been slain, no worries they didn’t die in vain.

How did the world get here? Where a lot of our children die, and fathers and mothers cry, but still we continue to die and cry and die and cry and die, die, die, die, die, DIEEEEEEEEEEE … but no one can answer why … or how did the world get here.

©Donald E. Lacy Jr. 2013. Donald Lacy is renowned for his extraordinary work in radio and theater. His radio show, Wake Up, Everybody, in its 33rd year on Black-owned KPOO 89.5, is must-listen every Saturday morning 7 a.m. to noon throughout the Bay and beyond. His accomplishments in every aspect of the theater arts are legendary. He was named Champion of Community Radio at the Bay View’s Black Media Appreciation Night last November. He can be reached at dlacy99@yahoo.com; visit his website at www.donaldlacy.com.

 

18 thoughts on “For Trayvon Martin: How did the world get here?

  1. Valannin

    What a vile, hateful essay. Are the internal rhymes supposed to lend some sort of urban credence to this screed of ignorance? Your pen isn't "poison" – it's frustrated and cliched and directed at all the wrong people.

    We don't need any more rappers, buddy. That's the reason your culture is in the mess it is in now.

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  2. Richard

    You live in a dream world Valannin where chocolate bunnies hop down the yellow brick road hopped up on acid. Are you sure your not related to the child murdering doughnut eating racist want to be a cop? Get your sorry ass back to airwaves of mulit millionaire Rush Limpballs the draft dodging drugged out racist woman hater. We want any K.K..K ers or Nazi's as you posting non since at our African American newspaper site go to fox lies channel. you people are so enthralled with your own bullshit you've taken your propaganda as fact! Your arrogant with an inherent belief of a native born right to steal what you like when you like and if you encounter any resistance to this policy wipe it out ask the twenty million natives whose land you stole. Hope you don't like what I have stated now please sod off immediately!

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  3. Tyrone Thigpen

    Putting together the transcript of the call, the eyewitness account and map of the area, one can conclude a number of things. Zimmerman lost sight of Martin for a few minutes. Martin’s temporary residence was about 100’ away. If he wanted to flee, he could have gone home without further contact. Instead, Martin confronted Zimmerman while Zimmerman was returning to his vehicle. Martin led with a ‘king hit’ to the face, which broke Zimmerman’s nose and knocked him to the ground. Martin then straddled Zimmerman, repeatedly striking him and slamming Zimmerman’s head on the concrete walkway for up to a minute.

    Zimmerman showed remarkable restraint in waiting that long before drawing a pistol and only firing one shot. A law officer in that position would have used his weapon much sooner and would likely have emptied his magazine into his attacker. And it makes no difference that the attacker is ‘unarmed’. Head trauma can kill. It seems likely that Zimmerman was so disoriented by the sudden attack that he forgot he was armed. No premeditation, no evil intent – rather it was justifiable self defense.

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  4. Doug in Jax

    Trayvon was a senseless thug
    Drinking that drank and punching Z’s mug

    Kicked out of school for being a thief
    His daddy and mommy trademarking that grief

    Rachel Jeantel was all they could find
    To lie for the boy, to toe the racist line

    Six jurors heard the story of violent black teen
    Violence glorified by rappers, in his culture they’ve seen

    Trayvon is gone, but the lie moves on
    Dear boy, sweet boy, peek’n in houses on a Skittles run

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    1. Seamus

      I don't think your premise set backs up your conclusion.

      Btw, if someone stalks and follows you at night, is that not a challenge to a fight?
      Zim was a gun nut who is described by his cousin as a molester, his ex-girlfriend describes a domestic abuser, he was arrested for assaulting a police officer, and now he's shot an unarmed teenager he was stalking because the kid punched him.

      Who is the thug??

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  5. northsentinel

    Another creed from The BGI Perpetual Victim Rage Tour…

    “There is another class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs…

    There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who do not want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public.”

    ~ Booker T. Washington (1856-1915.) ~
    Educator, Author, Civil Rights Leader

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  6. snafubar

    "Trayvon was only armed with a bag of skittles…"

    Sorry, Donald E. Lacy Jr.

    Trayvon was armed with TWO fists and a grown man's body.

    Get it straight.

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  7. Tamara R. Crain

    Every bad thing that happens to black Americans is because of having sex outside of marriage. Were MLK alive today, he would put a curse on any black person having sex outside of marriage. "You find someone, you marry them, you have children, and you raise them, and good things will flow to you and them like water. If you act like male and female whores, an evil curse will be visited on you and your children for generations." Break the chains of despair, poverty and violence. Reject sex outside of marriage. Or black America will die out.

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  8. Selina

    To all the degenerates posting on this site

    You A-Holes who were not there on the night of Mr. Martin's death you are the biggest A-HOLEs who ASSumes everything that went on during the trial and at the scene of the crime

    And DON'T know a DAMN THING

    Yet when Terrorist attacks that took place in communities Littleton and Auroa, CO, New Town, CT, Killeen, TX, San Ysidro, Ca just to name a few

    You People either excuse the killer or Killers for their behavior by analyzing what they've done or feel sorry for them

    All of YOU Bastards are sick, and Pathetic to even speak ill of any youth that has been delibrately murdered.

    May your youth meet the same devastation as the 26 in Newtown, CT Aurora and Littleton, CO

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  9. snafubar

    WOW Selina, and here we thought that you hate violence.

    TRAYVON WAS A THUG (wannabe).

    Does "No-Limit-Nigga" ring a bell?

    A MAN has got to know his limitations.

    A thug has no clue.

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    1. Selina

      GZ a wanna be cop but had a domestic violence recrd

      Too much of a THUG to earn a badge and didn't have any restraints when the beast
      was stalking a HUEMAN BEING

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  10. Ann_Garrison

    I admire Donald Lacey for this statement, because if Black people don't confront the reasons for violence within the Black community, the right will always point to it to say they're getting what they deserve. I've heard Donald Lacy do this before on KPFA:

    "And as much as I HATE to agree with the far right, one thing during this ordeal they got right is the fact Blacks kill Blacks, kill Blacks, all night and not one protestor in sight. But I digress about another mess while I’m getting things off my chest. I too have lost a child to guns and the experience blocked out the sun. As I looked at her lifeless form, as she perished in a bullet storm – seven to be exact. So I know how Trayvon’s parents feel; it’s the most excruciating ordeal. Words will never describe how I feel … after seeing my daughter’s lifeless form. But sadly in our community this has become the norm."

    When I was in New Orleans in 2006, a resident of the devastated Ninth Ward said something to me about "the violence being so close up in the Black community." This isn't hard to understand historically, but of course history doesn't excuse it.

    Does Donald Lacey have all the answers? Of course not. But at least he's facing up to it, which is the only way to keep the right wing from claiming that vigilantes like George Zimmerman are justified.

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  11. guest

    My 5 million dollar opinion to the last 2 comments

    You Bastards will at justifying violence against anyone whether they are or ARENOT committing violence among themsleves just like your govt justifies the wars you created overseas

    aswell as pass and current lynching and cross burnings you people are notorious for doing

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  12. Selina

    "Watch out for the LEFT they're nothing but a bunch WOLVES in sheeps clothing" — Malcolme X

    The Right Conservative have the intelligence to mind their F-business and only concern themselves with their issues stay F*ck off of BLK website

    verses the ANAL Retentive LEFT

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