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The Ballad of Trayvon Martin

Will Hoge
Language: English


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Trayvon Martin era un ragazzo afroamericano di 17 anni.‎

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Il 26 febbraio scorso, mentre passeggiava verso le 19 in una strada di Sanford, Florida, era stato ‎segnalato alla polizia come sospetto da George Zimmerman, un membro di un gruppo di vigilantes ‎della zona chiamato Neighborhood Watch. Zimmerman aveva ritenuto di segnalare la presenza di ‎Martin perché questi si muoveva in modo, a suo dire, sospetto e perché aveva il cappuccio della ‎felpa calato sulla testa (già, pioveva…). Invece di aspettare l’arrivo degli agenti, Zimmerman aveva ‎deciso di agire da solo… Poco dopo Trayvon Martin era morto, ucciso da un colpo di pistola al ‎petto esploso a distanza ravvicinata.‎
L’omicida invocò la legittima difesa e non fu neanche arrestato, anche perché il Florida c’è una ‎legge sulla legittima difesa – chiamata “Stay Your Ground Act”, ossia “Resta al tuo posto” - che è ‎una delle più permissive degli Stati Uniti e che garantisce l’immunità a chi spara anche solo con “il ‎ragionevole timore” di essere in pericolo di vita o di essere ferito gravemente.‎

George Zimmerman
George Zimmerman


A marzo a New York si è svolta una grande manifestazione di protesta per l’assassinio di Trayvon ‎Martin. L’hanno chiamata “Million Hoodie March” perché ogni partecipante era vestito con ‎l’hoodie, la felpa con cappuccio che Travyon indossava quando fu ucciso…‎
Il presidente Obama ha manifestato il suo cordoglio e la sua vicinanza alla famiglia Martin ‎dichiarando: “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon” …‎
Il processo contro Zimmerman è in corso, ma lui si trova in libertà mentre Trayvon Martin, 17 anni, ‎è sotto terra…‎
Come dice il rapper Jasiri X chiudendo la sua canzone Trayvon: “Il messaggio è che solo la vita ‎dei bianchi è protetta in America”.


come gather 'round friends
let me tell you a tale
of a young man whose name
we've come to know well

he was Trayvon Martin
only 17 years of age
another black kid murdered
in the ol' U S of A

you've seen it all before
the few who rise, the rest that fall
you know you've seen it all before
you say it's not your fight
It's not your war

on a February night
down in Florida state
at a retreat he was stayin'
they call the twin lakes
he made the mistake
to walk beyond the gates
where the timid reside
and for that he has died
with no rights and no trial
no chance to survive
he was just a child
until the killer arrived
put one in his chest
and you know what comes next
the jury acquits
betrays the blood that's been spilt
and somewhere a mother cries
with a void that can never be filled

you've seen it all before
the few who rise, the rest that fall
you know you've seen it all before
you say it's not your fight
It's not your war

George Zimmerman,
we'll always remember the name
as the one who killed
then walked without shame
a few you have fooled
for the case you have won
but the people know better
your judgement will come

some say he's just
a pawn in their game
yeah, you can say
that he's not to blame
but the one who pulled the trigger
is still free with his name
and without justice delivered
you can die just the same

you've seen it all before
the few who rise, the rest that fall
you know you've seen it all before
you say it's not your fight
It's not your war

from Nat Turner and Crazy Horse to Malcolm and King
Medgar Evers to Troy Davis and the countless unnamed
it's the same bullet, same system, same game
the same reason why Trayvon died in vain

you've seen it all before
the few who rise, the rest that fall
you know you've seen it all before
you say it's not your fight
It's not your war

you've seen it all before
the few who rise, the rest that fall
you know you've seen it all before
you say it's not your fight
It's not your war

Contributed by DoNQuijote82 - 2013/11/8 - 23:32



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