Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Drill Instructors go free in Martin Lee Anderson case

A few of my former classmates brought this case to my attention today and I must say I'm ENRAGED. Apparently so were a large number of college students from FAMU, FSU, and TCC in Tallahassee, Florida who marched in protest [seen above] after hearing this shocking verdict.

If you haven't heard about this case, like myself, here's the gist of it:

Eight drill instructors at a Florida [Bay County] bootcamp [the instructors' names are Henry Dickens, Charles Enfinger, Patrick Garrett, Raymond Hauck, Charles Helms Jr., Henry McFadden Jr., Joseph Walsh II and camp nurse Kristin Schmidt] were arrested in the murder of Martin Lee Anderson, a 14 year old boy. The murder of 14 year old Martin Lee Anderson was all caught on video survellience tape. However, recently [Friday] all 8 were set free after 90 minutes of deliberations by Judge Michael Overstreet and an all-white jury.

I don't know about you, but I don't think cases like this are getting the press they deserve. We have a huge problem with people in positions of "authority" who let that little bit of "power" get to their head and decide to play God. Let's call it what it is -- racist, unjust, cruel.... This needs to stop. This is a huge INJUSTICE and the word needs to be spread. To read more on this story please visit this link. Get the word out....

"We, unlike Nazi Germany or Mussolini's Italy, have never stopped being a nation of laws, not of men. But witness how men with motives and a majority can manipulate law to cruel and unjust ends." Robert Byrd

1 comment:

brightstarr said...

Ahhh man, couldn't have said it better myself - "Kill a Dog,
go to Jail, Kill a Black Boy, Nothing Happens" --> check it out at http://skepticalbrotha.wordpress.com/category/martin-lee-anderson/