Immortal Technique Addresses Race's Role In The Zimmerman Trial

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Immortal Technique Addresses Race's Role In The Zimmerman Trial

Immortal Technique provides comparisons to the OJ Simpson trial, as well as a recent Florida case that illuminates race's role in law.

Twitter exploded with responses from emcees after George Zimmerman was found not guilty of murder and manslaughter in shooting and killing Trayvon Martin.

One emcee that provided a measured, extensive response was Immortal Technique, who began his discussion by drawing comparisons between the ZImmerman case and the OJ Simpson acquittal, specifically for the sharp racial divides it caused.

Tech then questioned what would have happened if Zimmerman and Martin's roles had been reversed.

In his discussion, Immortal Technique revealed that he would never advocate violence as a response to the verdict, and that he kept an open mind during the trial. But, again, the questions about role-switching remained.

Immortal Technique then made a sobering comparison between the Zimmerman case and that of Marissa Alexander, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2012 after a judge rejected her stand your ground defense for firing a warning shot into the ceiling.

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