Trayvon Martin was shot and killed on February 26, going on 40 days ago. That’s been enough time for it to become one of the biggest – and most divisive – stories of the year. These not-quite 40 days of coverage have been too much for Republicans, according to convinced not to care about shooting victims like Trayvon and too many others – the sooner we can all move on to discuss Things That Really Matter™. The sooner we can ignore the righteous anger built up over so many years when the coverage The sooner we can ignore the NRA and ALEC ties to “castle doctrine” and “Stand Your Ground” laws. The sooner we can ignore this pesky anti-black racism, and focus on the “real victims” in all of this.
Postscript: Here’s some of Melissa’s coverage from last weekend, in which she asked us to not just pay attention to Trayvon, but other tragic cases that are like his. Please take a look. (Particularly if you’re a Republican.)