Skip to comments.“Trayvon is looking down on us and saying, ‘Thank You’”
Posted on 04/22/2012 6:55:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
WASHINGTON (NNPA) It was a telephone call that Tracy Martin, father of the 17-year-old African-American killed in Sanford, Fla. by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman, worried that he would never receive.
Forty-five days after an unarmed Trayvon Martin had been killed while walking back to a home he was visiting after purchasing a bag of Skittles and a can of Arizona iced tea, Special Prosecutor Angela Corey called to notify Trayvons parents that Zimmerman had finally been arrested and charged with second-degree murder.
I was very emotional when I got the call from Ms. Corey, Tracy Martin recounted. I feel like Trayvon is looking down on us and saying, Thank you, dad. Martin reflected on that telephone call when he was interviewed earlier by Al Sharpton. The civil rights leader played that video tape Saturday, the last day of his National Action Network convention in the nations capital.
When asked what she wants others to take away from the case, Trayvons mother, Sybrina Fulton, replied, I hope that they remember that he was an unarmed teen, he was a minor shot and killed by an adult, and that his parents fought to make sure justice was served, Fulton said. I hope that this doesnt happen to any other child or adult. I hope that this brings people together.
Although delegates at the convention connected with Trayvons parents Saturday by videotape they appeared in person earlier in the convention two other women who lost relatives to violence were present at the session on Howard Universitys campus.
Nicole Paultre Bells fiancee was gunned down in 2006 by plainclothes police officers in New York City hours before they were supposed to get married. The officers fired 50 times at Sean Bell and two of his friends who were injured. Three officers were charged with manslaughter but acquitted.
Also sharing the stage was Kadiatou Diallo, whose son, was reaching for his wallet and ID when he was killed in a hail of bullets. Four plainclothes New York police officers fired 41 bullets at the unarmed Guinean immigrant.
The deaths of Sean Bell and Amadou Diallo received widespread publicity, largely because of the efforts of Al Sharpton. But there are dozens, if not hundreds, of Sean Bells and Amadou Diallos who remain unknown to the public.
On Saturday, many of their parents walked slowly to the microphone at the NAN convention to share their painful stories and grief.
The only thing that give us strength is to know that people care and people continue to support our struggle, said Diallos mother.
Melanie Campbell the executive director and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, Inc. told convention delegates. Its very critical that we dont miss the moment and make sure we turn this moment into a movement.
"You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before." ~Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel
These are sick, cynical people.
Ms. Martin, I, too, hope another teen isn’t shot down for attacking a man by sucker punching him then pounding his head into the concrete.
Trayvon is looking up, not down! Hey Freddie....
“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.”
Where was Mr. Martin when Travon was tweeting about drugs and hos and cursing and being gangsta? My son will NEVER be tweeting about stuff like that and he is 16 now and I make damn sure about that. What is Mr. Martins excuse? I told my kid he can do what he wants when he is 18, but before then he will NOT be involved in ANYTHING related to gangsta rap aka modern day blackface. Black people are no longer slaves nor unequals. If the liberal media wants to convince kids otherwise, wants to try to shove that shit down my kids throat, then keep on moving pal because it ain’t being tolerated in this household.
The whole problem with cases like this is black people let money opportunists take advantage of it and $$$$$ is the ONLY reason slimebags like Sharpton and Jackson are involved. “Gated community = money” to these subhuman vomitbags.
Once again the blind people miss the real issue. They should be worried about all the black on black crime happening across this country.
They have turned this 17 yr old thug inro a martyr. Where were his parents when he was suspended from school? Where were they when he was stealing? Where were they when he was writing filthy messages on twitter?
Once again the black communities have chosen the wrong hero to emulate thanks to the two racists that call themselves reverends. once again they have been made slaves to liberal ignorance.
Good Grief. Freddie Allen needs to get a damn grip. Trayvon got his ass shot by a man protecting himself. Go ahead all you Trayvon wannabes, I’ll slug you with .223 from a quarter mile and if my Glock comes out you are way to near.
The kid is deader than a doornail. The dead know nothing.
Trayvon is an example of “When Keepin’ it Real Goes Wrong.”
There is not enough evidence, if any, to convict without the threat of riots. Heck, there wasn’t enough for an indictment without the threats and intimidation.
This alone with ZERO saying-”He coulda been mah boy using a 12 year old’s pohoto?” Hell,the kid is 17. I scared the hell out of some at 17 as I lifted some serious weights and could do serious damage.
Obama you daddy said yu dah boy. Un huh. And you do not have a birth certificate? Your selective service is as darn screwed up, too, and; what bout those law licenses of yours and Michelle?
These damn commies lie, loose licenses, and; they most likely pay a pal to lose your INFO, too.
How many of those socialists do we have in CONGRESS? 70 and counting.
Read it all! (1-11)
If they had not of kicked Chapelle off the waves it might have happened. Think about it.
The dumb thing about that is that it’s not really that monied of a community. There is no pot of gold in that neighborhood.
May be the Martin’s should start their crusade on crime against your fellow man in the Hood. Black on Black murders in m y city happen over the smallest things, card games, a piece of food, pick up ball games and on and on.
Looking down, eh?
I’ve seen no evidence or hint that the criminal Martin believed in Jesus Christ. From what I can see, he relished the sins of this world, so why should his soul have been saved?
Angela Corey should be arrested and jailed for charging and detaining Zimmerman for her own political gain.
Angela Nifong Corey
I would not go that far, but ....
” ... his parents fought to make sure justice was served, (Sybrina) Fulton said.”
“I hope that this brings people together.
Hold one hand out in front of you
cup one behind and see which gets
filled fastest, Sybrina.
There ain’t no Obama money here darlin’.
Hmm, black churches teach that Hell is up?
Hopefully the media gets sued up one side and down the other and Zimmerman retires off this virtual lynching.
Pray for America
I bet they were colorful.
At the time this man was shot, the police were looking for a serial rapist. The question I asked and never got an answer to was "Did the rapes stop after the police shot Diallo?"
Thanks for the time you have taken to keep these developments to the fore. This incident is a very serious pushing of the envelope of credibility of the “civil rights” program. The pendulum will swing back, but not likely until many imagined wrongs have been invented and ballooned.
The one thing that should be learned from this is that it is NEVER a good idea to try to beat the snot out of someone that MIGHT or DOES have a gun. A rousing endorsement for Constitutional Carry.
Doesn't sound much like they want to 'bring people together', do they?
BTW, still awaiting the autopsy report. Toxicology? Gunshot wound: Up? Down? Sideways? Back? Front? GF Phone records. Skittles? Iced Tea? Surveillance Camera from 7-11?
BTW, still the best source for info: The Sanford City Manager's Report. Read it. The MSM hasn't. Sharpton and Jesse haven't. The Resident hasn't. The Pundits haven't. A simple perusal of the document would end about 99.9% of the boolshiite.
The Martin crew does not want this to go to trial because of the made up crap will be exposed.
They want Zimmerman to plea and do some time. Once he is inside, somebody already on death row will kill him.
And it will most likely be financed by you know who.
“Where were his parents...”
A lot of parents today, of all colors and creeds, have a lot of competition for their kids attention. LOADS of negative TV, music, peer pressure, etc. persuade the kids to make poor decisions that have lifelong consequences.
Additionally, lots of parents are only biological ‘contributors’ to the creation of new life. Too many one parent homes, parents with drug/alcohol/entitlement dependencies etc. So it is difficult for the kids on all fronts.
Obviously, I am not optimistic about the future of the USA and especially the future for my granddaughters.
And how many of thousands and thousands of African-Americans are killed by African-American sons who look like Obama?
“..........A few years ago, the right reverend Jesse Jackson had this to say: “There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery. Then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved.”