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“Trayvon is looking down on us and saying, ‘Thank You’”
The Milwaukee Courier ^ | April 22, 2012 | Freddie Allen

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 Trayvon’s 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 nation’s capital.

When asked what she wants others to take away from the case, Trayvon’s 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 doesn’t happen to any other child or adult. I hope that this brings people together.”

Although delegates at the convention connected with Trayvon’s 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 University’s campus.

Nicole Paultre Bell’s 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 Diallo’s mother.

Melanie Campbell the executive director and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, Inc. told convention delegates. “It’s very critical that we don’t miss the moment and make sure we turn this moment into a movement.”


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Politics; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: alsharpton; georgezimmerman; lmm; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
“It’s very critical that we don’t 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

1 posted on 04/22/2012 6:56:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These are sick, cynical people.


2 posted on 04/22/2012 6:57:17 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


3 posted on 04/22/2012 7:00:20 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." - Peter Griffin, FAMILY GUY)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.”


4 posted on 04/22/2012 7:02:30 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


5 posted on 04/22/2012 7:05:17 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (From the dough tree we get donuts.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


6 posted on 04/22/2012 7:07:52 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (From the dough tree we get donuts.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


7 posted on 04/22/2012 7:08:31 PM PDT by mardi59 ( Go Newt!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


8 posted on 04/22/2012 7:12:41 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The kid is deader than a doornail. The dead know nothing.


9 posted on 04/22/2012 7:12:47 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: eyedigress

Trayvon is an example of “When Keepin’ it Real Goes Wrong.”


10 posted on 04/22/2012 7:14:30 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Well said.


11 posted on 04/22/2012 7:14:38 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


12 posted on 04/22/2012 7:18:18 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


13 posted on 04/22/2012 7:19:34 PM PDT by Lumper20
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Benjamin Crump is BUSTED!
http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2012/04/22/update-11-trayvon-martin-shooting-final-deconstruction-of-benjamin-crumps-media-evidence/

Read it all! (1-11)


14 posted on 04/22/2012 7:26:27 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: dfwgator

If they had not of kicked Chapelle off the waves it might have happened. Think about it.


15 posted on 04/22/2012 7:31:28 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

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.


16 posted on 04/22/2012 7:32:38 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Terry Mross

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.


17 posted on 04/22/2012 7:33:58 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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?


18 posted on 04/22/2012 7:37:33 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Angela Corey should be arrested and jailed for charging and detaining Zimmerman for her own political gain.


19 posted on 04/22/2012 7:39:31 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
more likely looking up saying "I'm SORRY..."
20 posted on 04/22/2012 7:54:43 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

Angela Nifong Corey


21 posted on 04/22/2012 7:56:25 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I would not go that far, but ....


22 posted on 04/22/2012 8:03:54 PM PDT by sport
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

” ... his parents fought to make sure justice was served,” (Sybrina) Fulton said.”

http://www.temptationcandy.com/store/images/Payday%20Peanut%20Caramel%20Bar.jpg

“I hope that this brings people together.”

Hold one hand out in front of you
and
cup one behind and see which gets
filled fastest, Sybrina.
There ain’t no Obama money here darlin’.


23 posted on 04/22/2012 8:17:53 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hmm, black churches teach that Hell is up?


24 posted on 04/22/2012 8:18:18 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hopefully the media gets sued up one side and down the other and Zimmerman retires off this virtual lynching.

Pray for America


25 posted on 04/22/2012 8:20:31 PM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hew be lookin up sayin: "Mo fo ho Ahma kil ya shizzle bitch nigga she it..."
26 posted on 04/22/2012 8:21:36 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Comments closed."

I bet they were colorful.

27 posted on 04/22/2012 8:21:55 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a sarcasm tag? You're really that dense? Really?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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.

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?"

28 posted on 04/22/2012 8:22:00 PM PDT by metalurgist ( Want your country back? It'll take guns and rope. Marxists won't give up peaceably.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


29 posted on 04/22/2012 8:24:26 PM PDT by imardmd1 (Truth in journalism -- impossible? No, when reported without malice)
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To: Terry Mross

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.


30 posted on 04/22/2012 8:43:16 PM PDT by imjimbo (The constitution SHOULD be our "gun permit")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Melanie Campbell the executive director and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, Inc. told convention delegates. “It’s very critical that we don’t miss the moment and make sure we turn this moment into a movement.”

Doesn't sound much like they want to 'bring people together', do they?

31 posted on 04/22/2012 8:47:32 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

32 posted on 04/23/2012 3:13:23 AM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I am looking up (and down) at Trayvon and asking the question,:
"WTF were you thinking, young man?"

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.

Sanfordfl.gov.

33 posted on 04/23/2012 6:51:34 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (So, Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out if Obama is a Natural Born Citizen?)
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To: griswold3

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.


34 posted on 04/23/2012 6:59:40 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (A Bounty on Zimmerman, Can Be A Bounty On ANYONE. No NBPP Mob Justice!)
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To: mardi59

“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.


35 posted on 04/23/2012 8:07:40 AM PDT by Tahoe3002
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"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."

And how many of thousands and thousands of African-Americans are killed by African-American sons who look like Obama?

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/10/why_jesse_skated_and_juan_did.html

“..........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.”

36 posted on 04/23/2012 11:35:03 AM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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