'Wire's' David Simon': 'If You Stand Your Ground With Your Fists and You're Black, You're Dead'
Tim Molloy
Posted:  07/15/2013 10:01 AM
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"The Wire" creator David Simon says the Trayvon Martin verdict exposes an ugly double standard in Florida's "stand your ground" law:

"You can stand your ground if you're white, and you can use a gun to do it. But if you stand your ground with your fists and you're black, you're dead."

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He added that "If I were a person of color in Florida, I would pick up a brick and start walking toward that courthouse" where George Zimmerman was found not guilty Saturday in Martin's shooting. He praised those who have responded without violence.

Simon addressed the verdict on his blog, "The Audacity of Despair."

"In the state of Florida, the season on African-Americans now runs year round. Come one, come all," he wrote. "And bring a handgun. The legislators are fine with this blood on their hands. The governor, too.