Trayvon Martin Killing, Explained

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    Trayvon Martin Killing, Explained
    The latest on how a kid armed with Skittles and iced tea got gunned down by an overeager neighborhood watch captain. (FREQUENT UPDATES.)
    —By Adam Weinstein and the MoJo news team
    Mar. 18, 2012

    In an awkward TV interview with CNN, Frank Taaffe—himself a former neighborhood watch captain in the same Sanford subdivision—poured fuel on the racial fires by insisting that "young black males" were up to no good in his "neighborHOOD," where eight burglaries had occurred recently.
    Even critics of Zimmerman have written recently that ethnicity is "a red herring" in the case. But Taaffe's comments drive home how racial assumptions may have played a role in the homicide.
    The Trayvon Martin Killing, Explained | Mother Jones
     
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    oh yeah... Mother Jones can be depended upon for unbiased journalism...
     

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