Awe & Slaughter

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As expected, having been posthumously put on trial for his own murder, Trayvon Martin has been found guilty.  He committed the heinous crime of being black and in possession of a hoodie, armed with fizzy drinks and sweets, walking round George Zimmerman's neighbourhood.  What else could Zimmerman do, given that (in his words) "these fucking punks" "always get away"?

Also, how long before Law & Order does a storyline based on Trayvon Martin, in which they bravely confront the issues and break PC taboos by depicting him as a junkie gangbanger, his family's lawyers as slimey liars, any professional black activist involved as a cynical demagogue and all black protestors as unreasoning, flailing idiots who assume racism without evidence and who frustrate the good faith efforts of the police and DAs office? Just like in all their other 'race' episodes that they've ever done ever.




(Edited for clarification on one point, and to add a subject label.)

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Philip Sandifer 3 years, 7 months ago

A while, I imagine - Law and Order got cancelled three years ago.

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Jack Graham 3 years, 7 months ago

Oh, that's embarassing. Just shows how little TV I watch, counter-intuitively.

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Jacob Nanfito 3 years, 7 months ago

Don't matter -- there's a ton of other TV shows in a very similar vein that do the same kind of "ripped from the headlines" garbage. (At least here in the States).

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