Limerick Ode To Zimmerman’s Florida

Limerick Ode To Zimmerman’s Florida
By Madeleine Begun Kane

If you’d rather shoot people than skeet,
And enjoy killing folks on the street,
But you don’t want to pay
Any price, come what may,
Then Florida’s (f)laws can’t be beat.


Florida-style “Stand Your Ground” laws encourage the aggressive use of firearms based on vague (often bias-inspired) suspicions. And jury verdicts, like George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the Trayvon Martin murder case, only serve to further encourage and rubber stamp murderous behavior.

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6 Responses to “Limerick Ode To Zimmerman’s Florida”

  1. Steve Bumgarner says:

    Concisely nailed it again, Mad!

  2. Vonnie S. says:

    Unless of course, you’re a black woman in Florida!

  3. Anne Nelson says:

    You are brilliant! I don’t know how you do it, but I’m glad you do!

  4. madkane says:

    Thanks so much, everyone!

  5. Mrs.Smeej says:

    So much for the argument that “good guys” packing guns
    Is the way that we’ll protect our daughters and our sons.
    Tell that to Sybrina Fulton; go tell Trayvon’s dad.
    Jury didn’t seem to think George Zimmerman was bad…

    Just a guy who tried to help protect his neighborhood.
    Volunteered his time; believed that he was doing good.
    Just a guy out in his car – patrolling – packing heat.
    That’s the guy who gunned an unarmed child down in the street…

  6. hansi says:

    Great one….right on!