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    Posted April 24, 2012 by
    Belleville, Illinois
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    One year since Trayvon Martin's death

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    And So It Begins


    Apparently a man in Mobile, AL was beaten on his own front porch by a group of 20 black individuals. The victims sister witnessed the beating and claims that as the group was leaving one of the individuals stated "Now thats justice for Trayvon."

    This event has become so emotionally charged that there is a powder keg just waiting to go off. For anyone that remembers the riots after the Rodney King verdict, this has the potential to make that look mild. There will be more violence, and if Zimmerman is acquitted or found not guilty, it will get significantly worse.

    When will people wake up and hold men like Jackson and Sharpton accountable for their actions? On a smaller scale there are those on ireports that have injected the same level of emotionally charged rhetoric into the already tragic events. Rather than acting as true statesmen and working to prevent emotions from rising, they chose to throw fuel on the fire.

    The killing was a tragedy, but the stage has been set for what can only be considered a true catastrophy for America. If cooler heads don't prevail we will witness events that will ensure racial tension exists in America for anothr generation.
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