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I've been trying to fold myself into Florida, accept it for what it is. I don't want to be like Bella Swan, constantly miserable because I can't adapt to my surroundings at all. So I've been thinking about seasons. For most of my life, the symbolism of the four seasons and spring and winter and all the rest made perfect sense. I didn't think about it. I thought it was universal.
 
Now I live somewhere "the four seasons" don't exist. We have a wet season and a dry season. Things do tend to get cold around February (relatively speaking), and the wet season is hot and humid. There is no fall or spring as I can recognize them. 
 
lliira: Fang from FF13 (Default)
Quoted directly from the petition:

On February 26, my son Trayvon Martin was shot and killed as he walked to a family member's home from a convenience store where he had just bought some candy. He was only 17 years old.

Trayvon's killer, George Zimmerman, admitted to police that he shot Trayvon in the chest. Zimmerman, the community's self appointed "neighborhood watch leader," called the police to report a suspicious person when he saw Travyon, a young black man, walking from the store. But Zimmerman, who is white, still hasn't been charged for murdering my son.

Trayvon was my hero. At the age 9, Trayvon pulled his father from a burning kitchen, saving his life. He loved sports and horseback riding. At only 17 he had a bright future ahead of him with dreams of attending college and becoming an aviation mechanic. Now that’s all gone.

When Zimmerman reported Trayvon to the police, they told him not to confront him. But he did anyway. All I know about what happened next is that my 17 year-old son, who was completely unarmed, was shot and killed.

It's been nearly two weeks and the Sanford Police have refused to arrest George Zimmerman. In their public statements, they even go so far as to stand up for the killer - saying he's "a college grad" who took a class in criminal justice.

Please join me in calling on Norman Wolfinger, Florida's 18th District State's Attorney, to investigate my son's murder and prosecute George Zimmerman for the shooting and killing of Trayvon Martin.

Sign the petition here:  http://www.change.org/petitions/prosecute-the-killer-of-17-year-old-trayvon-martin?utm_campaign=rjisaZqTpX  (The server is overloaded right now, but I was able to sign a few minutes ago.)

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