A. When it takes place in Florida, where, if you are a white guy who kills a black kid, murder is only attempted murder.
“Vile” does not begin to characterize this.
To be clear, the problem is not the jury. The problem is Florida and its laws and the culture they reflect, a culture that exists not only in Florida, but in much of the rest of the country.
It is the culture of the “Lost Cause” (tell me again, exactly what cause was lost?), the culture of “black lives don’t matter,” the culture of white racism and white racists, the culture of Judge Lynch.
My words may be harsh, but no harsher than the reality.
It lives among us still, white racism, the legacy of chattel slavery and its rationalizations, of theft of labor, America’s original and continuing sin.