Ted Rall for April 02, 2012
The killing of an unarmed teenager in Florida. Afghanistan is prompting angry demands for the arrest of the vigilante who shot him. (Man: Not only did the cops not arrest the killer, they're on his side!) A self-appointed neighborhood watchman noticed Trayvon Martin because of his clothes, appearance and location, then targeted him. (Man: Looks like a terrorist.) (Barack Obama: Take him out.) Claiming the right to stand his ground against a perceived theoretical threat, the attacker acted without fear of arrest. Once again, an innocent young man falls victim to racist profilers who kill with impunity.