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Trayvon Martinís parents in town to condemn violence
WLS-AM ^ | May 26, 2012

Posted on 05/27/2012 12:13:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Fighting back tears, the parents of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin stood beside the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. and relatives of Chicago area murder victims on Saturday to stress the need to end “senseless gun violence.”

“We are the voice of Trayvon Martin,” Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton said.

“He’s not here to speak for himself so we as his parents have decided instead of sitting back and not doing anything, this is what we have decided to do, to help our community and to help other parents.”

As she spoke about her son, Fulton also detailed her family’s Justice for Trayvon Foundation, which helps teens identify signs of racial profiling. She also called on Congress to amend Florida’s Stand Your Ground law, which allows a person in fear of bodily harm to use force, even deadly force, in the face of a perceived threat.

The unarmed hoodie-clad Martin was allegedly killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla. on Feb. 26, sparking nationwide protest and cries of injustice against African Americans.

Zimmerman, who is awaiting trial on a second-degree murder charge, has claimed self-defense and said he only fired because Trayvon Martin attacked him.

On Saturday, Tracy Martin recalled the day he learned his son was gunned down.

By law, the Florida-based county’s morgue couldn’t let the elder Martin see the body. Instead, he was forced to identify his son by gruesome crime scene photos.

“As any of you know as parents, or family members of slain victims, to look at a crime scene photo, it’s very disturbing,” Tracy Martin said at the Rainbow PUSH headquarters, 930 East 50th Street.

“...That was certainly very disturbing to just see that picture of my son on the ground dead. That will be ingrained in my memory for the rest of my life.”

Jackson said it’s time to “stop the killing,” pointing out that nearly 30,000 people in the country die from gun violence each year.

He also addressed recent reports that showed Trayvon Martin had trace amounts of marijuana in his system, saying it had nothing to do with his death.

“It’s the fact that he was profiled and pursued,” Jackson said. “...It’s just a clear cut case of what happened.”

The civil rights leader Saturday was also joined by relatives of other murder victims, including the family of Darnell Donerson and Jason Hudson, the mother and brother of Academy Award winning actress Jennifer Hudson who were killed by the star’s estranged brother-in-law in 2008.

Jackson also stood with the loved ones of Rekia Boyd, a woman who was allegedly shot to death by an off-duty Chicago Police officer in March, and Stephon Watts, an autistic 15-year-old boy who was allegedly killed by police in his south suburban home after the boy’s father called for help in February.

Tracy Martin turned to Watts’ father on Saturday to offer advice in dealing with the loss: “From father to father, I feel your pain. I know that,” Martin said. “...Continue to have faith and just lean on your better half. And if you have doubt, lean on God.”


TOPICS: Local News; Politics; Religion
KEYWORDS: boofrickinhoo; fightclub; georgezimmerman; illinois; jessejackson; mixedmartialarts; parentalfailure; thug; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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How would Congress amend a state law?
1 posted on 05/27/2012 12:13:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Apparently mamma and poppa haven’t seen the street fighting videos. How dare they!!


2 posted on 05/27/2012 12:15:12 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Remember ABC news "accidentally" covering Zimmermans injuries with their logo?

Now that the new zoomed in photos of Zimmermans wounds have been released..it might be a little moire difficult to hide them with a logo:


3 posted on 05/27/2012 12:16:16 PM PDT by icwhatudo (This is not a choice between Romney&Reagan-Its between Romney & most radical leftist Pres in history)
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To: icwhatudo
ABC actual logo use at exact moment of video when Cop examines Zimmermans head. IN no other ABC video is the lod ever located so high on the screen.


4 posted on 05/27/2012 12:18:39 PM PDT by icwhatudo (This is not a choice between Romney&Reagan-Its between Romney & most radical leftist Pres in history)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gun violence makes a lot of sense to somebody who is on their back getting an MMA-style beatdown with their head slamming the cement.


5 posted on 05/27/2012 12:24:04 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: icwhatudo

It’s like bizzaro world. I feel like I’m in a nightmare.


6 posted on 05/27/2012 12:25:28 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Fighting back tears, the parents of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin stood beside the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. and relatives of Chicago area murder victims on Saturday to stress the need to end “senseless gun violence.”

Go out and tell people like Trayvon to stay out of the faces of people who have a right to defend themselves against thugs then.

7 posted on 05/27/2012 12:27:51 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They were incapable of teaching this nonviolence to their son, why should we expect different results from other students?


8 posted on 05/27/2012 12:34:16 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: bicyclerepair

Got to love how they are riding the gravy train on the back of their dead son from city-to-city one race bating event to another.


9 posted on 05/27/2012 12:34:16 PM PDT by Autonomous User ( I guess a liberal and an out-of-work bum look a lot a like, daddy.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
All the evidence points toward Trayvon being the aggressor
10 posted on 05/27/2012 12:35:40 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I was listening to Zimmermans 911 call again last night and it’s right there on the tape; When the dispatcher said “we don’t need you to do that” the heavy breathing and wind in Zimmermans phone stopped. He STOPPED following Traydmark.. And if that isn’t proof enough, he also says “Damn I lost him”then he is told to wait for the cops and the call ends.

That’s all on the FULL non-edited tape of Zimmermans 911 call that maybe Traymarks parents should listen to.


11 posted on 05/27/2012 12:38:16 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

are they promoting good parenting while they’re at it?


12 posted on 05/27/2012 12:38:46 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dear Ms. Fulton,

Your drug addicted violent thug son is still trying to deprive an innocent law abiding citizen of his rights even after his justified death at the hands of said citizen.

Why don’t you and your offspring knock it off?

I don’t feel sorry for him, and I don’t feel sorry for you.

Go away.


13 posted on 05/27/2012 12:38:46 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A wrong and dangerous message is being sent here.

Even if Zimmerman profiled and hunted down Trayvon like a dog and executed him, the overwhelming threat against young blacks is not the evil racist white, but other young blacks.


14 posted on 05/27/2012 12:40:53 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Like my daddy always said, “Never bring Skittles to a gunfight!”


15 posted on 05/27/2012 12:41:06 PM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: icwhatudo

I hope Zim sues their effin lib ass off.


16 posted on 05/27/2012 12:42:06 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The unarmed hoodie-clad Martin

And that is where it starts. He wanted look like a hoodlum; a tough guy, a threat, a Menace To Society.

And he got what he wanted. Some guy half his size thought Trayvon was a hoodlum, a tough guy, a threat, a Menace to Society. And so he shot him.

Trayvon probably would have been better off wishing that somebody would give him a pony.

17 posted on 05/27/2012 12:42:14 PM PDT by Bernard (When the only Problem is overspending, all the Solutions look like TAX INCREASES to liberals...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have a question maybe some here can answer. It has been reported that he was talking to the girl and that she heard the initial words between Martin and Zimmerman. If he was using a ear device for his phone, how did she hear this because when he was looked over after the shooting, the ear device was in his pocket ?


18 posted on 05/27/2012 12:44:18 PM PDT by HangingTuff
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
-- then he is told to wait for the cops and the call ends. --

He's never told to wait. He was asked if he wanted to meet with the responding officer, and he said he wanted to, so the next point was to arrange a meeting location. That was left up in the air, with a request that the responding officer call Zimmerman on Zimmerman's cellphone.

But I do agree that it appears he broke off looking for Martin. A reasonable person would assume a suspicious person that runs is aiming to elude observation, and that is well accomplished by getting farther away.

19 posted on 05/27/2012 12:50:43 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: HangingTuff
-- If he was using a ear device for his phone, how did she hear this because when he was looked over after the shooting, the ear device was in his pocket ? --

We don't know, but Martin could have been on the phone without the ear device. Martin's phone was found loose in the grass. He might have pitched it or lost it when or just before he started throwing punches.

20 posted on 05/27/2012 12:55:00 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

While Trayvon was at the 7-11 he had a lot of trouble coming up with the money needed to buy the watermelon fruit juice cocktail and Skittles. He had to dig down and use some change. Yet, the cops found $40.00 on him after he was shot. Did he sell something to somebody after he left the 7-11? Watch the video. There’s a point where he appears to look back at what is apparently the front door. Is someone waiting for him outside. Also, after his purchase, he turns to walk out the door then suddenly turns around, walks back into the store, picks something up off the floor, then pretends like he was just going back to look to at some more juices. Did the person outside tell him he dropped something?What did he pick up?


21 posted on 05/27/2012 12:56:49 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“It’s the fact that he was profiled and pursued,” Jackson said

I think it was Jesse who is profiling and pursuing Zimmerman and all crackers. If Jesse, Al, Hussein, etc. had left it alone, the little pothead's reputation wouldn't have been out like dirty laundry for the world to see. Amazing how the parents seem more concerned with their son after his death than when he was skipping school, fighting and getting high.

22 posted on 05/27/2012 1:01:30 PM PDT by bgill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let’s play, “Who wants to be a Race whore!”


23 posted on 05/27/2012 1:02:53 PM PDT by wolfcreek (A closed eye mentality is the reason for our current reality)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m curious what Sybrina Fulton willsay after George Zimmerman isn’t convicted. After he was arrested I heard her say on FOX news she had faith in the “jiu jitsu” system.


24 posted on 05/27/2012 1:03:44 PM PDT by jimmyo57
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m curious what Sybrina Fulton willsay after George Zimmerman isn’t convicted. After he was arrested I heard her say on FOX news she had faith in the “jiu jitsu” system.


25 posted on 05/27/2012 1:04:00 PM PDT by jimmyo57
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To: Krankor
Good catch.

I noticed him pick something off the floor but ignored it. I also noticed that the clerk was watching him and did not object to his taking whatever he picked up.

26 posted on 05/27/2012 1:08:37 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I have great sympathy for any parent who loses a son, but three points are relevant here:

1: No young man becomes a burglar and drug user after exceptionally good parenting.

2: This is a great gig for Mom and Dad. Can you imagine how they are being treated at every event they attend? Who is paying their expenses to fly all across the country? Jane Fonda used to get $25,000 to attend anti-war rallies. Are these parents being paid to attend these events?

3: The theater of them attending the trial will be extraordinary.

27 posted on 05/27/2012 1:08:37 PM PDT by MindBender26 (America can survive 4 years of Romney. She cannot survive another 4 years of an unfettered Obama!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Too bad they didn’t spend more time trying to end their son’s violence. We wouldn’t be suffering this dog and pony show.


28 posted on 05/27/2012 1:17:37 PM PDT by pallis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It warms my heart thet they’re out telling others not to raise their chilldren to be thugs!

(It’a a much better world if you just read the headlines and fill in the rest yourself)...

Yes, thug children will break your hearts parents.


29 posted on 05/27/2012 1:17:37 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“As any of you know as parents, or family members of slain victims, to look at a crime scene photo, it’s very disturbing,” Tracy Martin said at the Rainbow PUSH headquarters, 930 East 50th Street.

Yes -- especially disturbing were all those bruises on Trayvon's knuckles from bashing the head of somebody doing something as unthinkable as watching him.

30 posted on 05/27/2012 1:22:26 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
the unarmed hoodie-clad Martin was allegedly killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman

alleged ?
31 posted on 05/27/2012 1:22:26 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance)
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To: Autonomous User

Just wait until Obama ramps up his campaign with more race baiting....I can just see barry hauling the parents on stage or pointing them out in an audience and using them to call Republicans racists.


32 posted on 05/27/2012 1:34:31 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Cboldt

Yes that’s right, I didn’t pay much attention after he said he lost him. But what also stood out to me was when Zimmerman said Traydmark was walking towards him. Am I mistaken or did he sound a bit nervous while saying that? To me it sounded like he was about to go into a panic but maybe I putting too much into it. Either way, my impression was no way in hell was this the kind of guy who would be confronting crooks.


33 posted on 05/27/2012 1:46:42 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: icwhatudo

Wow!


34 posted on 05/27/2012 1:50:06 PM PDT by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Mark Levin)
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To: icwhatudo

Wow!


35 posted on 05/27/2012 1:50:06 PM PDT by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Mark Levin)
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To: Sacajaweau
“We are the voice of Trayvon Martin,” Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton said.

Well, if she and her ex-husband are, then they better slap on a couple of grills, some tattoos, grab a bag of stolen jewelry and start talking about bitches and hos and weed and codeine and DMX and lean- and throw in the "N" word a lot.
36 posted on 05/27/2012 2:07:46 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think their 15 MINUTES of fame expired a couple of HOURS ago.


37 posted on 05/27/2012 2:15:32 PM PDT by jmax (Be warned....I'm armed. Round is chambered, full magazine is inserted, safety is off.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They never had it so good. They get travel, all expenses paid by Jesse’s idiots, good meals,treated well, and all they have to do is shed a few crocodile tears for a kid they had turned loose on the world.


38 posted on 05/27/2012 2:16:32 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Methinks Trayvon’s death is turning into quite the jackpot for Mommy and Daddy.


39 posted on 05/27/2012 2:20:06 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: liberalh8ter

If only he’d had a stable home life and stayed out of drugs, he might be alive today and none of us would have ever heard of any of these people.

I bet when the parents wake up in the middle of the night and think about Trayvon their sense of failure, guilt and remorse is almost unbearable.

He was in their care and they failed him.


40 posted on 05/27/2012 2:27:52 PM PDT by Cloverfarm (This too shall pass ...)
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To: Cloverfarm
I agree except for them waking up with unbearable guilt and remorse; they feel no such emotion and only subscribe to their little angel being murdered by that cracker, Zimmerman.
41 posted on 05/27/2012 2:33:25 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Meanwhile back in Jesse’s Chi-town streets his blacks are gunning each other down like its a video arcade. That doesn’t fit the racist agenda speak so what does he care. Unbelievable hypocricy.


42 posted on 05/27/2012 2:57:57 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How’s that condemnation of violence working out in the Windy City?

...I thought so.


43 posted on 05/27/2012 3:01:33 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How’s that condemnation of violence working out in the Windy City?

...I thought so.


44 posted on 05/27/2012 3:02:03 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: liberalh8ter

I’d be curious as to how much money, if any, daddy Martin makes a year. Think about it. Trayvon’s mother had to go to work, so she couldn’t let Trayvon stay home because he’d probably steal the silverware. So she relies on good old reliable, hard working Daddy Trayvon, who takes lil’ Tray to his gal pals’ house and promptly departs for the evening- leaving lil Tray to babysit some younger sibling, cousin, half brother or whatever.


45 posted on 05/27/2012 3:09:53 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Saint Skittles, the patron saint of thugs!


46 posted on 05/27/2012 3:23:32 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Traydmark Tour rolls on.


47 posted on 05/27/2012 3:28:52 PM PDT by kanawa
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Have TRAY-von's parents condemned THIS??

While the Zimmerman/Martin ‘white’ on black killing is covered 24/7 on the MSM with an outpouring of rage and charges of a racial hate crime, where is the concern- where is the rage about the home invasion, torture, beating, rape and murder of the elderly white couple by a gang of feral blacks in Oklahoma just a few weeks ago?

The 90 year old war veteran husband was beaten and his jaw broken. He was shot in the face numerous times with a BB gun and sent to the hospital in critical condition.

The 85 year old partially blind wife was RAPED and then BEATEN TO DEATH.

Can you just imagine the pain, the humiliation, the horror that dear old lady experienced being gang raped by that pack of feral animals?

(the autopsy states she was raped. Don’t think all of these animals didn’t all participate)

And can you imagine the pain, the horror of that dear old husband having to witness this?

Mr. Strait died from his injuries last week.

There’s a lot more involved here than a home invasion and robbery.

WHERE ARE THE CHARGES OF A RACIAL HATE CRIME??

90 year old husband’s jaw broken and shot in face with a BB gun numerous times?

85 wife year old semi blind wife RAPED and BEATEN to death??

Why does it take a foreign press to enlighten America as to this henious crime?

WHERE IS THE NATIONAL OUTRAGE?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2117695/Brutal-home-invasion-Oklahoma-couple-ends-65-year-romance-meeting-blind-date.html

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Have they caught the rest of the gang of feral blacks who raped, tortured and murdered this elderly woman? Are they even looking? Not a word about it in the media.

48 posted on 05/27/2012 3:34:40 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So the tour is in Chi-town this weekend?


49 posted on 05/27/2012 4:12:53 PM PDT by Jaded (Really? Seriously?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...Fulton also detailed her family’s Justice for Trayvon Foundation, which helps teens identify signs of racial profiling. She also called on Congress to amend Florida’s Stand Your Ground law...

Ah, like the Jersey Girls, these perpetual victims will be milking their status for all it is worth.

Maybe their Foundation can afford to get these parents a class in the Constitution, where they can learn that Congress doesn't have any damn business sticking its nose into Florida's SYG law.

BTW, did Jesse Jagmo mention the 24 shootings over the weekend in Chicago?

50 posted on 05/27/2012 4:27:06 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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