Darrsie Jackson, center, reacts after hearing the verdict of not guilty in the trial of George Zimmerman with her children Linzey Stafford, left, 10, and Shauntina Stafford, 11, at the Seminole County Courthouse, July 13, 2013, in Sanford, Fla. (courtesy John Raoux/AP Photo )
*FILL OUT THE petition here to go to the United Nations Human Rights Council
Many wonder what can be done about the feeling of injustice reached in the verdict of the Trayvon Martin case. This is akin to having a fox tried in a “fox judicial system” in a “fox country” for raiding the hen house and killing chickens!
How could the chickens ever expect to get justice in a “fox judicial system” even if they took their case all the way to the “Fox Supreme Court”!
This analogy may seem superficial to you, and you may be wondering what does this have to do with art? Everything, the job of an artist is not only to draw pleasing pictures, but also to record and reflect society at a given point in time in which the artist lives and create change.
This is where we must dust off my old concept from 1968 based on this fact of “Human Rights”(Wikipedia):
Right to life
Every human being has the inherent right to life. This right shall be protected by law. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his life.—Article 6.1 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
The United States needs to be charged in the United Nations World Court for repeated “Human Rights Violations” stemming all the way back to the countries inception prior to 1776 when Crispus Attucks gave his life for this country. Not just one week before this verdict my old choir director’s Army Service nephew from NYC was killed in Afghanistan fighting for the United States. I know somewhere there is an outraged African American Lawyer willing to take this case to the World Court to seek justice and Reparation. I’ve learned in the corporate world the only way to really get someone’s attention is, Hit Them In The Pocketbook. Just as the Jews did with the Germans during the Holocaust and the Mau Mau with England, the United States needs to be held accountable for a system that has over a 200 hundred year history of repeated Human Rights Violations.
It’s come to my attention Federal Charges may be filed from Obama and the DOJ, but that’s political and doesn’t address the concerns of over 38 million Blacks suffering under oppression.
29 Black People Have Been Killed by Police/Security Since Jan 2012: 16 Since Trayvon Martin