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Trayvon Martin's parents visit Birmingham, march to King statue in Kelly Ingram Park
The Birmingham News ^ | May 3, 2012 | Greg Garrison

Posted on 05/03/2012 4:16:43 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The parents of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin arrived in Birmingham today, spoke briefly this afternoon in front of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in downtown Birmingham and walked with a group of about 50 people to the King statue in Kelly Ingram Park.

"We are going through a lot but it's good to know we have a lot of people standing with us," said Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton.

Martin's father, Tracy Martin, thanked the City of Birmingham for making his son an honorary citizen in a vote by the City Council. "Most of all I'd like to thank you for making Trayvon a citizen of Birmingham," Martin said. "Birmingham is definitely our home as well."

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.al.com ...


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KEYWORDS: alabama; blackcrime; blackkk; florida; georgezimmerman; sybrinafulton; tracymartin; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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1 posted on 05/03/2012 4:16:47 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
How much did they get paid to show up...


2 posted on 05/03/2012 4:21:16 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just your typical, average American family dealing with the loss of a family member by traveling the country and participating in political activism.


3 posted on 05/03/2012 4:21:19 PM PDT by IDontLikeToPayTaxes
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Just your typical, average American family dealing with the loss of a family member by traveling the country and participating in political activism.

Shades of Cindy Sheehan. She set the standard.

4 posted on 05/03/2012 4:23:27 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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I hear George Zimmerman is having a summit meeting with Ted Nugent


5 posted on 05/03/2012 4:24:15 PM PDT by RBStealth
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To: IDontLikeToPayTaxes

They have a lot of innocent blood on their racist hands.


6 posted on 05/03/2012 4:25:47 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Something tells me these people don’t have jobs.


7 posted on 05/03/2012 4:34:26 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

MLK would be embarrassed.


8 posted on 05/03/2012 4:34:26 PM PDT by Third Person
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What I think of that Martin woman, who copyrighted her thug-punk’s name, isn’t printable.


9 posted on 05/03/2012 4:35:05 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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I think she’s a vile, small-souled, mean-spirited, racist, rabble-rousing, hatred-inciting, miserable, worthless bitch ... which makes her deceased whelp a son-of-a-bitch.


10 posted on 05/03/2012 4:37:53 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

These parents were not together when Trayvon was alive. In fact, Trayvon was in Florida staying at the house of his dad’s live-in girlfriend. So why are they all of a sudden a family again?


11 posted on 05/03/2012 4:38:22 PM PDT by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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So why are they all of a sudden a family again?

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The possibility of a big civil settlement has a way of bringing families back together, I guess.


12 posted on 05/03/2012 4:41:18 PM PDT by I_Like_Spam
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Don’t they work?


13 posted on 05/03/2012 4:47:18 PM PDT by funfan
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14 posted on 05/03/2012 4:55:56 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: Dallas59

“Something tells me these people don’t have jobs.’

You are right. They quit them weeks ago. Now they are well paid professional victims with potential incomes in the six figures.


15 posted on 05/03/2012 4:56:19 PM PDT by Uncle Lonny
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To: IDontLikeToPayTaxes

YEP! They be looking for the Big Bucks by exploiting the death of their son. Sad! It was instigated by Al $harpton and Je$$e Jack$son. All of them be looking for a pay day.


16 posted on 05/03/2012 4:57:00 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: madprof98
In fact, Trayvon was in Florida staying at the house of his dad’s live-in girlfriend. So why are they all of a sudden a family again?

They don't want people ask why Trayvon was SENT to live with Daddy/Fiance. Imagine if Mr. Martin had sent Trayvon to live with daddy because he was uncontrollable and 'this close' to being expelled from school.

Maybe she figured he would be safer with his dad, and that his dad could straighten him out. Maybe she just wanted him out of 'her' house.

The parents had no problem when this first happened. It wasn't until about a month later, when someone in media/politics fed the incident to the big boys, that they protested the actions of the police.

It is now just a circus sideshow.

17 posted on 05/03/2012 5:11:03 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Don’t these people have jobs? I can’t go demonstrate anywhere because I have a job and gotta’ go to work! My God! Where do they get the time and money to go piss people off?


18 posted on 05/03/2012 5:12:24 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Trayvon who?


19 posted on 05/03/2012 5:17:53 PM PDT by Renegade
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Skittles’ old folks trying to gin up some sympathy bucks, I see.


20 posted on 05/03/2012 5:45:47 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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