Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Update~Remembering Trayvon Martin on what would have been his 18th birthday

Trayvon Martin was born at the beginning of Black History Month, and he died near the end of Black History Month.  How is that for irony?

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 9:54 a.m. EST: Sanford, Fla., celebrates Trayvon's 18th birthday: Trayvon Martin would have turned 18 years old today. To mark the occasion, community leaders in Sanford, Fla., will host a "Banding Together for Peace" program designed to recognize the need for community healing and solidarity. The event, held in Goldsboro, a historically black part of the city, will include the Sanford Police Department, the NAACP, local city officials and Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump

In an attempt to see how long they can drag this case out with the hope we will forget our outrage,  lawyers for George Zimmerman requested a trail delay from mid June to November.  The Judge denied the request.

Listen to Trayvon Martin girlfriend describe what she heard on the phone with Trayvon Martin, and the guilt she feels.

A year after his death Travyon Martin continues to bring out the worst in some people.
What continues to shock me isn’t so much how widely held the negative view of him is, it is how openly people express their racism. Thanks to Wonkette, we know about Todd Kincannon.  He is the former general counsel and executive director of the South Carolina Republican Party who felt compelled to mention Trayvon in a raunchy tweet about the Super Bowl. After reading his obnoxious Twitter feed, feel free to reach for the Purell. As if Kincannon’s first Trayvon tweet weren’t bad enough, the filterless fellow went even farther in another shameful tweet.
.@DAWNCATHERINE I appreciate you! I agree that Trayvon Martin was a dangerous thug who needed to be put down like a rabid dog.
Let us remember Trayvon Martin and 7 black men who should be alive today, and their families.
Funny how people see things that don’t exist – time and time again. Problem is: It would only seem to happen when the suspected person is a Black male in the United States.  Martin had no gun and no criminal record. The Martin incident indicates that to some, a Black male doesn’t have to actually be doing anything unlawful to be murdered.  A Black male need only be walking while carrying an iced tea and a pack of Skittles to become the subject of attention.

Honestly RedEye, if I were black I don't think I would have the courage to have children in this country~havalittletalk

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