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Eorge Zimmerman and the Long History of Selling "Souvenirs"


eorge Zimmerman and the Long History of Selling "Souvenirs"

Shawn Leigh Alexander

Former neighborhood watch member George Zimmerman’s decision, one he has apparently reconsidered, to sell, as he describes, “the firearm that was used to defend my life and end the brutal attack from Trayvon Martin” is just an another link in the long chain of America’s historical obsession with selling and owning memorabilia connected with the murder of African Americans.


I grew up in rural Florida in the 1940s and 1950s -- swam uncomfortably in the insanely bigoted waters for all of those years. Perhaps I cannot be forgiven this thought, though my history might allow understanding it: Zimmerman should have that gun placed in the orifice from which most of his ideas and actions seem to come.


Got one word for that dude...SCUMBAG!!