1. THE BEST OF RACISM: Trayvon Martin Gun Range Targets Sold Online.


    Just when you think we've bottomed out as a society, along comes a story like this. According to CBS News, in a report by affiliate TV station WKMG of Orlando, Florida , an unidentified entrepreneur and supporter of George Zimmerman has sold gun range targets online in the figure of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. While no face appears on the paper targets, the hoodie-adorned figure - printed with cross-hairs centered on its chest - possesses a package of Skittles in its pocket, and a container resembling a can of iced tea in its hand.

    In an email exchange with a WKMG reporter, the seller of the targets admitted, "My main motivation was to make money off the controversy... The response is overwhelming. I sold out in 2 days."

    Zimmerman's defense attorney, Mark O'Mara, expressed appall with the targets, stating, "This is the highest level of disgust and the lowest level of civility." He also articulated concern that such "hate mongering" would only make trying the case more difficult.

    For hip-hop fans, the targets will undoubtedly spark recollection of Public Enemy's powerful b-boy in cross-hairs logo, designed by Chuck D. That provocative image was used by the group to raise awareness of the ongoing societal and institutional war on Black youth in America. And though borne out of an entirely different perspective, sadly so too do these.

    ( CBS News )

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    • HateMe

      He had a permit to carry and he was being assaulted end of stupid ignorant story only taken out of context when americas so called black leaders decided they could stirr up controversy over it.

    • Jayhah

      @HateMe - Are you serious?! Had a permit to carry - Yes. He was being assaulted - No. Let's not forget, he called police to report a "suspicious" character, he admitted to following him, at which point he was told to stop. He disregards those instructions and gets out of the car and a confrontation ensues ending with the death of a minor. If you felt somebody was following you, you would do one of two things: (1) run, (2) confront whoever was following you. Trayvon Martin had the right to stand his ground as well. If George Zimmerman had obeyed police by ceasing his pursuit, we wouldn't be talking about this issue.

    • bboycult

      On a more enlightened (^HateMe = who sent you?) note....I just signed the Change.org petition to have the VA DA's office look into this case...because if it was sold using Trayvon's name (i.e. Trayvon Target); that's ILLEGAL brotha........GET'EM! (c) How High

    • HateMe

      dude was neighborhood watch but anyway when the shit hits the fan its not going to matter what you believe in or stand for. Protect ya selfs no shorts no losses

    • bboycult

      My shame...it's the General Attorney who will be petitioned. So like I said before; GET'EM (c) How High

    • Franz Rockwell

      Make some targets with George Zimmerman's fat ass.