Last week an all-white jury acquitted the guards and nurse of a Florida boot camp of manslaughter charges even though the beating and abuse that led to 14 year old Martin Lee Anderson’s death was caught on tape. It took the jury just 90 minutes to decide that Anderson’s death was “accidental”.
The lawyer for Anderson’s mother, Benjamin Crump, said “You kill a dog, you go to jail, You kill a little black boy and nothing happens.”
Media coverage of the brutal murder and despicable, racist verdict?
No outrage and condemnation such as in the Michael Vick case.
Afterall, the murder of dogs is more newsworthy and important than the murder of a black kid.