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  •  see the film (13+ / 0-)

    it is powerful filmmaking.

    I saw it on opening weekend; the day before the Zimmerman verdict was announced. Ugh. So sad.

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    by LaughingPlanet on Sat Aug 17, 2013 at 11:36:41 AM PDT

    •  My husband and I will try to go tonight (5+ / 0-)

      It seems like the right time to go and it's still playing here.

      I've read people comment how this case reminds them of Zimmerman/Martin, but to me those cases are totally different.

      Maybe I'll changed my mind after we see the movie.

      •  OK, this comment clarifies things. (1+ / 0-)
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        aitchdee

        I was going to ask you to explain this:

        I haven’t seen the movie yet. I already know the story. I lived it, sort of, in real time. I still don’t know what to make of it, not the trial, not the verdict, not the new possible “shift in blame.” I just know that I would not feel safe traveling on BART without the BART Police. Yes I hate they are armed; sometimes it seems excessive. But I know what they face and since I don’t carry a gun I’m glad they do.
        Maybe I should still wait for the explanation.

        A well written diary. The community spotlight people must think so, too. I just want to make sure I'm not misunderstanding.

        Maya Angelou: "Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest."

        by JoanMar on Sat Aug 17, 2013 at 07:43:13 PM PDT

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