The title of a recently released Reuters article is “California officials BRACE FOR MORE UNREST after Trayvon Martin verdict” (Web-site/URL: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/16/us-usa-shooting-florida-unrest-idUSBRE96F16Q20130716).
(Los Angeles) Mayor Eric Garcetti told a late night news conference: “The trial that we saw in Florida has IGNITED PASSIONS, but we have to make sure that it WILL NOT IGNITE this city (Los Angeles)” obviously. “The Martin family was very clear that those who sympathize with their plight, the best way to honor their son and their loved one is in a NON-VIOLENT manner“. This sounds like a PLEA.
“(Los Angeles) Police Chief Charlie Beck, appearing with the mayor, warned that his officers would take “a MUCH STRICTER posture in the way that we deal with people taking to the streets” around Crenshaw and urged parents to keep children away from further protests there”. “a much stricter posture” suggests that the “force and pain technique” will be used once again (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
“A statement signed by Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and other city officials acknowledged “the death of Trayvon Martin as a TRAGIC event felt throughout the community.” We understand the verdict announcement is an emotional one. We are committed to supporting PEACEFUL (?) assembly and FREEDOM OF SPEECH“. WILL THESE PROTESTS REMAIN “peaceful?” THIS SOUNDS LIKE A PLEA for “peace” and calm (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-AJviZ8Itk).
Finally, “Hoping to head off a third night of disturbances in Los Angeles, civic leaders planned to deploy a team of “peace MONITORS ” on street corners in the area, said community activist Earl Ofari Hutchinson”. OK here’s the problem with “peace monitors”. Most of these “monitors” are UNARMED so if they run into a gang, there will be SERIOUS problems.
“He said OPPORTUNISM from trouble-makers seeking to EXPLOIT the situation was a factor on Tuesday (July 16, 2013), but the Zimmerman acquittal was also the latest flashpoint for PENT-UP ANGER, FRUSTRATION and A SENSE OF DISCONNECT within the community“. There are TWO things to note here. First, CRIMINALS are “opportunistic” people who try to “exploit” victims in any way possible. On top of this, “pent-up anger”, “frustration” and “a sense of disconnect” can be a lethal or even DEADLY combination.
“Many are ANGRY over the (Zimmerman verdict); they think it was UNJUST“. HELL YES, this was “unjust”; ZIMMERMAN KILLED AN UNARMED YOUNG MAN. There clearly SHOULD NOT be any more “Neighborhood Watch” people in the 21st century. We also SHOULDN’T have CHINESE parents screaming that their kids shouldn’t be in relationships with BLACK or HISPANIC people as this will only INFLAME tensions.
To conclude, let’s return once again to the title: “California officials BRACE FOR MORE UNREST after Trayvon Martin verdict”. “unrest” IS ALMOST INEVITABLE after this. The Trayvon Martin murder case is easily the most RACIALLY polarizing issue that has gripped a nation (the United States) after the RODNEY KING beating in 1991 (Web-site/URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodney_King) and the OJ SIMPSON MURDER TRIAL in 1994 (Web-site/URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O._J._Simpson_murder_case).