I strongly disagree with the argument below, which seems to say that this killing somehow takes away from Trayvon’s. But both ARE equally wrong, especially since our president staunchly defends one of them, and is the FIRST PRESIDENT IN US HISTORY to claim the right to assassinate US citizens (though obviously this tactic was more covertly used against the Panthers and others for some time.
To everyone so outraged about Trayvon Martin, please meet Abdul al-Awlaki. Notice his birth certificate, he’s an American, born in Colorado.
Abdul was a 16 year old American citizen that was murdered on orders of our very own President. His crime? That his father was a suspected Al Qaida member.
Unlike the Trayvon Martin situation there is no grey area here. This teenager was specifically targeted and killed because of his religious and ethnic background and who his family was.
He committed no crime, he was guilty of nothing yet he was murdered by a drone strike.
WHERE THE FUCK WERE YOU PEOPLE WHEN THIS TEENAGER WAS MURDERED?
WHERE WERE YOU PEOPLE WHEN THE SAME PRESIDENT WHO SCORED POLITICAL POINTS COMMENTING ON ONE TEENAGERS DEATH ORDERED THE DEATH OF ANOTHER AMERICAN TEEN?
You look foolish. You look uniformed, you look ignorant because you are. In one situation we have what appears to be an extremely unfortunate, tragic mistake and we have Congressmen on the house floor wearing hoodies and thousands protesting and screaming for justice.
On the other hand you have a child who was intentionally targeted and assassinated on the orders of the President yet you turn a blind eye. This country makes my stomach turn.