Hoodie Rally in Memory of Trayvon Martin and Bo Morrison at the Capitol this afternoon.
Speakers spoke out against ALEC and the NRA for sponsoring concealed carry, castle doctrine and "stand your ground" gun laws. Will Williams of Vets Against the War was an especially powerful speaker, and I posted a video of his remarks on YouTube. I loved what he had to say about "stand your ground."
"I'm almost 70 years old, and I've stood my ground every damn day. We don't need a law to stand our ground."More broadly, speakers talked about the impact of a discriminatory justice system on young black men and their families, and about the way the plutocracy uses racism to divide working people against each other.