Obama: “Trayvon Martin Could Have Been Me”

obama trayvon martin 1On Friday Obama gave a very personal and heartfelt speech about the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict, which caused outrage across America in the form of protests large enough to shut down freeways in L.A.

“You know, when Trayvon Martin was first shot I said that this could have been my son,” Obama said of the teen who was gunned down by the neighborhood watch captain in Sanford, Florida in 2012. “Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.”

“And when you think about why, in the African-American community at least, there’s a lot of pain around what happened here, I think it’s important to recognize that the African-American community is looking at this issue through a set of experiences and a history that doesn’t go away,” he continued.  Continue reading “Obama: “Trayvon Martin Could Have Been Me””

Jerry Sandusky GUILTY, 45 Counts Of Abuse

68-year-old Jerry Sandusky was convicted of molesting 10 underage boys on Friday. He was charged with 45 of the 48 counts of abuse he was accused of at Centre County Courthouse.

USA Today reports that hundreds of spectators outside began to cheer and that Sandusky “showed no emotion during the reading of the verdict.” Interesting for a man who faces life times six in prison.

Thank god this case is over and we can finally stop talking about this horrible man and his 15 years of taking advantage of underprivileged kids which were funneled directly into his hands through summer football camps and The Second Mile charity program.