Skip to comments.Trayvon Martin case garners support from students, W-S community
Posted on 05/01/2012 2:27:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The cry for justice for Trayvon Martin reached Winston-Salem State March 28 as students and others from the Winston-Salem community participated in a march to bring Martins killer to justice.
A protest march started at the Clock Tower and ended at the intersection of Martin Luther King Drive and Cromartie Street.
Participants were lined along the street waving Skittles bags.
Trayvon Martin is the inspiration for it [the march], said Larry Little, associate professor in the Department of Social Sciences.
Martin was the unarmed 17-year-old boy who was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old community watch coordinator of mixed ethnic descent.
The incident occurred as Martin was walking from a convenience store Feb. 26, in Sanford, Fla.
Zimmerman told police who arrived on the scene that the shooting was self-defense.
The circumstances around Martins death have been receiving national and international attention. The issues involve Floridas Stand Your Ground Law, allegations of racial motivations, and police misconduct have triggered public demands for Zimmermans arrest, according to media reports.
People can identify [with the shooting] because he was a young man in a gated community, Little said.
We are out here because we want justice for Trayvon Martin.
Jonathan Whitfield, a junior political science major from Winston-Salem, said the protest made him more conscious of racism in America.
Many people think that racism is gone until you hear about stories like this one, Whitfield said.
For someone not to get involved and not say something is an injustice. Thats why I chose to get involved. Senior nursing major from Durham, Shaquel Williams, participated in the march with her friends.
The African-American community has experienced so many injustices, Williams said.
As an African-American woman it is my duty to come out and march for any issues concerning my race. Various campus organizations participated.
Michael Anthony, a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. said that what happened to Martin unified the Greek community.
When there is an injustice like this, we have to come out and show that we [Greeks] do care about what happens, Anthony said.
Kayla Porter-Cox, a history major from Salem College, said that young African Americans get killed every day, but those events are not usually reported by the media. Porter-Cox is a Caucasian woman.
You have to stand together, she said.
Speak out, and dont let an injustice like this slow you down.
Members from the Nation of Islam were present.
Dwayne X, 39, real estate agent from Winston-Salem said that they [Nation of Islam] believe that the protest is something that should be ongoing.
Our race has been served injustice for too long, Dwayne X said.
Dwayne X said that the Nation of Islam has no plans for what they will do about the Martin case, but he said they will act when the community needs them.
Whitfield said that there should be another protest but there is no time or date set.
We are trying to figure out what else we can do for the family [Martin family], Whitfield said.
I know I will be involved in whatever we do.
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This is not about “justice”, just as the attempt to use this incident for repealing “Stand Your Ground” laws is not about safety issues. When you see the big picture, it’s about stripping whites of the right to defend themselves. Who will and do get guns of all kinds in spite of any gun control law ever passed? Criminals. Who are the majority of criminals, especially in gun-related crime? Blacks. Who commits the majority of interracial crime, especially violent crime and rapes, and who are the majority of their “other race” victims? Whites. So putting these together, it’s plain to see that black criminals not only want white victims, they want the assuredness that their white victims are unarmed. Just as unarmed blacks generally attack lone or weak (elderly, disabled, children) in packs. Just as their “drive-by” shootings require nothing but a spray of bullets as they care not to target their supposed intended victim, bit any innocent people who may be in the vicinity. This is the behavior of feral pack animals.
More whites are killed every year in black-on-white crimes than were killed in the entirety of lynching in America, which also included white victims.
You are probably right.
But, I thought you were describing your current neighborhood rather than stating a hypothetical. If it's as bad as that (and I've lived in some dicey places when I was younger) I'd contemplate a move. For the moment, some places aren't as bad as others.
They already know that whites being armed “equalizes” the situation, and if a criminal hates anything, it’s the possibility that the victim is likely to fight back in such a way as to make them DEAD for their efforts. Hence the efforts to undermine our Second Amendment rights. The criminals will, as they have always done, continue to arm themselves.
We are not a governed people ruled by emotions. We are ruled by laws. The sooner all civil rights fanatics understand that, the sooner they can share in their equal protection.
Once I'm living there, let em come. I've got the whole place wired with cameras and silent alarm connected recorders.
Who could have picked a better case? Gun rights proponents didn’t choose this case, the left and those who want to disarm law-abiding Americans chose it. It was app a month old when the water-carrying leftist media, for reasons that would seem to help no one but Obama and his constant attempts to play the race card, especially with an election upcoming, dug it up. If this is the case which Second Amendment opponents choose to use to undermine those rights, then this is the case with which we have to oppose them. The right seemingly has no choice but to be reactive to the msm, since the left owns it. It’s not as they have any honor and will play by gentleman’s rules, the very fact that they would use this case as a weapon to undermine “Stand Your Ground” makes that clear.
Lonely are the brave. Good luck. I mean it.
Homesteading a nice place in a dangerous area is pioneering. Sometimes you are the vanguard of a neighborhood renaissance; sometimes you are an outpost against the hordes.
Their grammar is pathetic and it annoys the hell out of me!
Their grammar is pathetic and it annoys the hell out of me!
05, thanks to Jeb Bush for the castle doctrine.
My amex card:
Kel-tec .380 loaded with hollow points.
Made in FL, guaranteed for life. Don’t even know it’s in your pocket.
Once I move in I'm going to borrow your phrase as a new tagline.........
outpost against the hordes.
They used bottle jacks on ours. Lifted the cages right out of the ground. A bag of concrete on each leg. I’m going with cameras and a portable livestock electric net fence strung like a tent, just inside the stockade fencing. If they jump or climb the fence, they will land in an electrified net and won’t be able to get out of it. A 6000 volt pulse every one second will keep them incapacitated.