Sanford Police: Kill the Messenger, or At Least Arrest Him/Her

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Abby Zimet

In a bizarre response to the attention they're justly getting, the Sanford Police has threatened to arrest journalists for "stalking" if they approach them or other city employees during non-working hours about Trayvon Martin's death. Also in the case: George Zimmerman's arrest record, for domestic violence and assault on a police officer, is getting more attention, as is newly-released police surveillance video showing him the night he shot Martin; unsurprisingly and in marked contrast to his version of events, he looks virtually uninjured. Also, more cogent commentary on racism - specifically, on those who would defend Zimmerman, on irrational white fear of black, and on the Trayvon-Martin-had-it-coming narrative.

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