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Justice (if You're 17)

Wyclef Jean
Language: English


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Racism isn’t just hate. It’s inequity for everybody, defies all humanity. The death of a kid is a global defeat. I pray for Martin's family - Wyclef Jean



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Justice! Godswill
We Are Trayvon Plies
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Hoodiez Willie D
I wonder why Rick Ross
The Ballad of Trayvon Martin Will Hoge
Justice (if You're 17) Wyclef Jean
No More Innocent People Dying Kamal Imani
Trayvon David Rovics
Sandra's Smile Blood Orange
Call It What It Is Ben Harper
Angel Down Lady Gaga


Trayvon Martin era un ragazzo afroamericano di 17 anni.‎

trayvon-martin


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”.


If you’re 17 and you’re wearing a hoodie
You’re on your phone talking to your shawty
Make no mistake, there’s one like you in every city
You know the story
He gonna creep up, from behind
Have you leave earth before your time
By the time, oh for sure
He gonna say he was so scared
That he shot you up

He could have been the next president
He could have been the next Steve Job
He could have been the next astronaut
So until we can judge this

We won’t stop, neighborhood watcher
If you’re 17 with a hoodie on, watch out for the neighborhood watcher
If you at the right neighborhood at the wrong time
Neighborhood watcher
This might be your last call to your girlfriend
Neighborhood watcher
Man I fear for you, if you’re 17
If you’re 17 you should learn the law
Fight with your mind, stronger than arms
Make no mistake, there’s one like you
On every block, in every country

Soon as unite, and become one game
Like the bridges and the tunnels if they don’t understand
Freedom yeah, for Trayvon

He could have been the next president
He could have been the next Steve Job
He could have been the next astronaut
So until we can judge this

We won’t stop, cause the man he killed
He called him a fool
But how … you gonna come to a gun fight
With no guns to draw
The younging that you … blood spill
You consider in my family
But … to the floor, and he didn’t pull his ratchet
You need to stop it, neighborhood watcher

If you’re 17 with a hoodie on, watch out for the neighborhood watcher
If you at the right neighborhood at the wrong time
Neighborhood watcher
This might be your last call to your girlfriend when shots fire
Man I fear for you, if you 17, neighborhood watcher
Neighborhood watcher, oh, neighborhood watcher, oh

Contributed by DonQuijote82 - 2013/11/8 - 23:52



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