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  •  and the legal spectacles will be the same (27+ / 0-)
    Sailors, like George Zimmerman before him, was not simply interested in self-defense. Rather, they were both trying to live out a fantasy popular in certain strains of conservatism: killing young men of color who they thought could have only been in the neighborhood to do something sinister. The supposed regret for the tragic loss of life only enters the equation when this pre-programmed worldview happens not to be true: when it turns out that Trayvon Martin was on his way home with Skittles and an iced tea from the convenience store, or when it happens that Rodrigo Diaz and his high-school friends just wanted to go skating and ended up at the wrong house.

    Warning - some snark above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ "We're like a strip club with a million bouncers and no strippers." (HBO's Real Time, January 18, 2013)

    by annieli on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 06:21:10 PM PST

    •  Yup. This is exactly the same as Trayvon's murder (4+ / 0-)

      Young, innocent Trayvon was killed in cold blood without any provocation whatsoever, except being black and possessing some Skittles.

    •  Regret for what? (0+ / 0-)
      The supposed regret for the tragic loss of life only enters the equation when this pre-programmed worldview happens not to be true
      The "regret" only enters the equation when the shooter realizes that the outcome will land his ass in jail.  I'm fairly certain that there's no regret on Sailors' part for taking the life of a person who fits into his racist stereotypes, in fact I'm willing to wager that this incident only reinforces his xenophobia.

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