They work to try an open the eyes of those who are blind and don’t see what is being done to their brothers and sisters.
“Black Lives Matter is a chapter-based national organization working for the validity of Black life. We are working to (re) build the Black liberation movement.”
This organization originally began back in 2012 after the shooting of 17-year-old Treyvon Martin. This was one of the many cases where someone has died for no reasonably explainable reason other than for being black. On February 26, 2012 in Sanford, Florida 28-year-old George Zimmerman shot 17-year-old Treyvon Martin on the left side of his chest. Zimmerman had stated that he had fired at Martin in self-defense. Zimmerman was on duty at the time as the neighborhood watch when he saw martin as a suspicious person. Why did he see this young boy, as a threat to the neighborhood is the question? Treyvon was unarmed walking out of a 7-11 store with a bag of skittles and an iced tea. Saying he was acting in self-defense, Zimmerman’s trial had become inconclusive due to the lack of evidence in the case file showing that what he had just done was just or unjust. Although Zimmerman has much to blame for this tragic incident, he is not all responsible for this. The United States Legal system shares the blame. Yes, he may have been the one who had shot and killed a young unarmed “innocent” boy; the legal system let him get away with it and did not punish him in any way. The worst part about it is in recent news, Zimmerman has been trying to sell the gun that he shot Treyvon with, claiming it to be a “Piece of American History”, with a starting price of $5000. Now what the monster in their right mind would do such a thing? People are getting away with murder like if it were a petty thief