The Boss, Trayvon, America Is Still Waiting for Answers

The controversy over Trayvon Martin’s death continues as his father Tracy Martin, described “the police version of events in a meeting Wednesday with Washington Post reporters and editors,” and he told them “he did not believe the official account, which was conveyed to him two days after his 17-year-old son was killed Feb. 26.”

From his new Wrecking Ball tour, Bruce Springsteen is performing an updated version of “American Skin (41 Shots)”. “This is for Trayvon,” Springsteen said last night in Philly

Via David Remnick on The New Yorker

Suddenly, the mood went sombre and Springsteen said, “This is for Trayvon.” I first heard “American Skin (41 Shots),” at Madison Square Garden a dozen years ago, but now the lament, as the circumstances changed from the shooting of Amadou Diallo, in New York, to Trayvon Martin, in Florida, was less subdued, far tougher, as if to underline the outrage. Like “Born in the U.S.A.” and the new “We Take Care of Our Own,” “American Skin” belies its easy reading; it attempts to get at the complexity as well as the grief and fury of its subject.

Last night a police video of Zimmerman taken after Trayvon was killed was released casting doubt on Zimmerman’s “I was attacked” defense. But, Zimmerman’s defense team continues to double down, with his father now doing an interview.

America is still waiting for answers and justice…

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