Stay Classy Robert Zimmerman

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On CNN Don Lemon asks Robert Zimmerman how he plans to "start a dialogue." Zimmerman responds as follows:

I want to know what makes people angry enough to attack someone the way that Trayvon Martin did. I want to know if it is true, and I don't know if it's true, that Trayvon Martin was looking to procure firearms, was growing marijuana plants... I want to know that every minor, high-schooler, that would be reaching out in some way for help, and they may feel it's by procuring firearms or whatever they may be doing, that they have some kind of help. I think that's what George was trying to do when he mentored two black children.
It is good to know that there are heroic mentors of black children out there who will--at all costs--make sure guns only find their way into the responsible hands of our most level-headed citizens. 

Thank you Robert Zimmerman. I feel safer already.
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Born in 1975, the product of two beautiful parents. Raised in West Baltimore -- not quite The Wire, but sometimes ill all the same. Studied at the Mecca for some years in the mid-'90s. Emerged with a purpose, if not a degree. Slowly migrated up the East Coast with a baby and my beloved, until I reached the shores of Harlem. Wrote some stuff along the way.

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