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Trayvon Martin: Slain Teen Becoming One Of Most Important Figures Of Modern Civil Rights
The Inquisitr News ^ | July 24, 2014 | Nathan Francis

Posted on 07/26/2014 10:50:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Trayvon Martin never lived to see his 18th birthday, but the slain Florida teenager is slowly becoming one of the most important figures in the modern civil rights era.

Martin was walking to his home in a gated Florida neighborhood in 2012 when neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman mistook him for a burglar. After a brief struggle, Zimmerman shot and killed Martin, an act that a jury later deemed justified.

The case aroused racial tensions and immediately became a cause celebre among activists who believed that police did not follow through on charging Zimmerman simply because Martin was a black teen.

But with now one year since Zimmerman’s acquittal, Trayvon Martin has grown to be seen as a martyr among civil rights activists. His parents started the Trayvon Martin Foundation, which aims to “create awareness of how violent crime impacts the families of the victims and to provide support and advocacy for those families in response to the murder of Trayvon Martin.”

Martin’s parents have used their platform to speak out on other cases, including the murder of Jordan Davis, a teen who was killed in Florida after a dispute over loud music.

Last weekend, a march to remember Trayvon Martin drew a number of celebrities. The event was held in Crenshaw, Los Angeles, on the one-year anniversary of the day Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering the 17-year-old.

Among those present were rapper Nipsy Hustle and Lakers star Kobe Bryant, who addressed the crowd of roughly 200 people.

“Players such as myself and others that have kind of a platform, our responsibility is more than just putting a ball in the basket… but helping [Trayvon's parents] have a platform.”

Kobe added that his career seems important “in a vacuum,” but added “when you step out of that, you look at [Trayvon's parents]… what they had to go through as a family and what they’ve come out of… that’s true adversity.”

Trayvon’s legacy also casts a shadow over modern race relations. The image of Martin in a dark hoodie became a rallying point, and an image that remains connected to the slain teen today. When Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban earlier this year told a reporter that he was prejudiced when he would see “a black kid in a hoodie on my side of the street,” he later apologized to Martin’s family for making the unintentional connection.

The apology was displayed prominently on the Trayvon Martin Foundation’s website.

Martin’s parents have been at the forefront of the push to turn Trayvon Martin into a martyr of the civil rights movement. Earlier this year his father compared Trayvon to Emmett Till, the 14-year-old whose brutal murder became a turning point in the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s.


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Local News; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: blacks; civilrights; trayvon; trayvonstroops; zimmerman
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Nathan, not being around at the time, has no idea what the 1950's and 60's were like. 200 people? I'll bet most of us could gather more people in our own neighborhoods by buying a keg and some packages of hot dogs.
1 posted on 07/26/2014 10:50:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The title is one of the most insane ever


2 posted on 07/26/2014 10:51:48 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“His parents started the Trayvon Martin Foundation, which aims to provide a convenient avenue to launder money for their personal use.”


3 posted on 07/26/2014 10:55:00 PM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

200 people I have family reunions bigger than that and only invite siblings, first cousins and their families. Add on the in-laws and we almost double that.

So the actual reaction to Trayvon is SNORE!


4 posted on 07/26/2014 11:01:12 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nathan has difficulty differentiating “murder” from “killing”.

Texans (and Americans in general) understand “Some people just need killing.” Note the use of “killing”, not murdering.

ST. Martin of the Purple Drank was one such person.


5 posted on 07/26/2014 11:01:47 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est. Because of what Islam is - and for what Muslims do.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So-called “Modern Civil Rights” these days is nothing but thug worship.


6 posted on 07/26/2014 11:04:26 PM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Some rapper could rework the old “Martin, Bobby and John” song to include St. Trayvonn.
That song always made me feel like sicking up. Maybe an MC Dawg could make it so.


7 posted on 07/26/2014 11:09:52 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another way of saying it, a hispanic man shot a young punk to prevent him from killing him as the punk was bashing the hispanic’s head into the ground.


8 posted on 07/26/2014 11:11:39 PM PDT by winner3000
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To: headstamp 2

So he’s remembered as a saint for getting mad about a “white” man questioning him being in a neighborhood where burglary had become a problem then sneaking around and ambushing him to give him some payback and got shot because of it. Sounds like he would be a saint to a thug.


9 posted on 07/26/2014 11:12:17 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Because burglars are people too.


10 posted on 07/26/2014 11:17:54 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Jim from C-Town
200 people I have family reunions bigger than that

This piece is trying to keep the flame alive, but it is important to consider what has happened since the verdict. Since the verdict a term called "knockout game" has emerged into general use, with videos that many Americans have seen showing black teen agers acting almost exactly like Zimmerman alleges Trayvon did. Plus there have been many, many cases of home invasions and robberies by young black males, plus the non stop Chicago black shootings.

What there hasn't been since the verdict, is a wave of "white latinos," or any other white people, shooting young black males like they were in a video game.

While Zimmerman is not percieved as a hero, his narrative is closer to the experience of most Americans than the narrative pushed by Sharpton.

11 posted on 07/26/2014 11:18:01 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: headstamp 2
“His parents started the Trayvon Martin Foundation, which aims to provide a convenient avenue to launder money for their personal use.”

Maybe if they had paid half as much attention to him when he was alive as they do after he died he wouldn't have turned out to be such a waste.

12 posted on 07/26/2014 11:18:35 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

*rolls eyes


13 posted on 07/26/2014 11:18:48 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: jsanders2001

Well like that girlfriend of Trayvon said, Trayvon was giving him a whoop ass. Zimmerman was racist not to know that in ghetto culture, you will get a whoop ass sometimes. Trayvon didn’t mean to hurt Zimmerman, it was just a whoop ass.

Sarcasm.........


14 posted on 07/26/2014 11:20:37 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: GeronL

Yes, the title is stupid.

This kid, and the way he was being raised (to hate every white person - who never did a thing to him); they’re lucky he lived to 18.

This just gets more disgusting every day.


15 posted on 07/26/2014 11:23:10 PM PDT by The Final Harvest (True the Vote: " MY AMERICA, ... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They are trying to make him into a modern Che Guevara.

Here are the facts on Che Guevara
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eMLk1nQh5o


16 posted on 07/26/2014 11:23:25 PM PDT by spyone (ridiculum)
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To: Mastador1

I resent that they present themselves to the world as a grieving intact family.

These two have not been together as a couple in many years.

His mom had not raised him full time since he was two years old. Yet she shows herself as this grieving mother, she lost her beloved son, etc. A son who she didn’t care enough about to raise.


17 posted on 07/26/2014 11:23:44 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

the kid was a thug , and a burglar. he was profiling houses and looking for a quick b&e job. he also tried to murder george zimmerman.

deliberately fake history is a truly evil thing.


18 posted on 07/26/2014 11:26:11 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Exactly. Real parents would have made sure Trayvon was home on a Sunday night in February.

These two were little more than sperm donor and egg. And now that Trayvon is gone, they are business partners. But parents? No.

19 posted on 07/26/2014 11:29:04 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who?


20 posted on 07/26/2014 11:34:19 PM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Among those present were rapper Nipsy Hustle [Hussle]
He is also a member of the local Rollin 60's Neighborhood Crips gang

Gang activities include murder, bank robberies, rape, drug trafficking, carjacking, assault and vandalism/graffiti.

21 posted on 07/26/2014 11:36:44 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Mastador1

“Maybe if they had paid half as much attention to him when he was alive as they do after he died he wouldn’t have turned out to be such a waste. “

Both his parents are sociopaths to one degree or another. The apple didn’t fall far from the tree.


22 posted on 07/26/2014 11:46:03 PM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Yes, in the exact same way that Horst Wessel became one of the most important figures of modern National Socialism in the early 30's.

Make any myth you want - if it furthers the expansion of the welfare state, the MSM will be right there to help you sell it.

23 posted on 07/26/2014 11:51:16 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ([CTRL-GALT-DELETE])
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Kobe Bryant said,"..our responsibility is more than just putting a ball in the basket"

Yeah Kobe, so many women to rape, so little time!

24 posted on 07/26/2014 11:52:05 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Trayvon probably did not know who was the first black congressman or what MLK did.

This lo fo voter new age civil rights is a complete joke.


25 posted on 07/26/2014 11:56:42 PM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve already seen a baby named Trayvon. Jeez.


26 posted on 07/27/2014 12:43:13 AM PDT by Moonmad27 ("I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way." Jessica Rabbit)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Trayvon Martin is the Horst Wessel of our times. He is a thug wanna be deified into a cultural icon.


27 posted on 07/27/2014 1:03:25 AM PDT by Stepan12
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After a brief struggle, Zimmerman shot and killed Martin...

Gee, Nathan, didn't you leave out one important fact?

28 posted on 07/27/2014 1:07:54 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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After a brief struggle, Zimmerman shot and killed Martin,

What transparent propaganda.

"After a brief struggle?"

Don't they really mean "After Trayvon Martin assaulted Zimmerman, knocked Zimmerman to the ground, pounded Zimmerman's head into the pavement several times, and told him 'You're gonna die', Zimmerman shot and killed Martin?"

Don't you remember all the squealing about "All we want is for Zimmerman to face trial?"

Well, Zimmerman did face trial, and was justly acquitted by the jury.

So then the left-wing victimization crowd immediately moves the target by attacking the validity of a trial in which the prosecution bent over backwards to railroad Zimmerman,still failed utterly, and made themselves look like witch-hunting zealots along the way.

The notion that Trayvon Martin's civil rights were in any way violated is abject and hysterical propaganda. Sharpton, Jackson, and their ilk are grasping at straws, and their attempt to create a martyr out of a young thug who made a foolish mistake is truly pathetic.

If this is the kind of "hero" the modern black civil rights movement is going to mythologize, then it's no wonder that the vast majority of the country is beginning to see that community as disingenuous and totally detached from reality.

My God! The delusional ignorance on display by these race-baiters is just breathtaking! Clinging to such phony martyrs can do nothing but undermine the black civil rights movement.

29 posted on 07/27/2014 1:14:31 AM PDT by sargon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“but the slain Florida teenager is slowly becoming one of the most important figures in the modern civil rights era.”

Which speaks to how far awry the movement has gone.

Martin is not Emmit Till, Medgar Evers or Rosa Parks. George Zimmerman is not Bull Connor.


31 posted on 07/27/2014 2:34:58 AM PDT by DemforBush (Whoever double-crosses me and leaves me alive, he understands nothing about Tuco.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
among civil rights activists = anti-white enemies
32 posted on 07/27/2014 2:58:54 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: DemforBush

The “slain teenager” isn’t becoming anything except worm meat. He’s where he belongs right now.


33 posted on 07/27/2014 3:30:04 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

punk ass thug got what he deserved.


34 posted on 07/27/2014 3:35:11 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Any doubt in your mind why I am here? I just can’t take this sh!t anymore.


35 posted on 07/27/2014 3:52:01 AM PDT by Mark17 (Obama & Nero? Both Emperors. The difference is Nero plays a fiddle, while Obama plays Minnesota Fats)
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To: Gaffer
He’s where he belongs right now.

Breathing liquid fire, I would suspect.

36 posted on 07/27/2014 3:54:02 AM PDT by Mark17 (Obama & Nero? Both Emperors. The difference is Nero plays a fiddle, while Obama plays Minnesota Fats)
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Yet another example of race relations being set back 50 years by Obama.

The deliberations by a mixed racial jury got it right Zimmerman did nothing racist, and Martin was the aggressor and Zimmerman was justified in the use of deadly force to protect himself from a much larger physically fit Martin.

That Treyvon is Tres dead is what happens when the good guy
Zimmerman has a gun and is forced to use it.

Blacks here would be wise to back off or all blacks will be viewed as vile racists, not like the sensible jury who decided this case on the facts.

Martin was a thug with a record, even though he was young he was old enough to behave better.


37 posted on 07/27/2014 4:03:17 AM PDT by Zenjitsuman (New Boss Nancy Pelosi)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

F that thug wanna be!


38 posted on 07/27/2014 4:17:07 AM PDT by nomad
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Making him a civil rights icon spits all over those who worked for true civil rights and equality - too bad the liberals decided that true equality wasn’t profitable to “those who rule”.


39 posted on 07/27/2014 4:24:18 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
George Zimmerman was the wrong color. That's the crux of the problem.


41 posted on 07/27/2014 4:31:00 AM PDT by Fear The People (When the government fears the people, you have LIBERTY.)
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To: Fear The People

42 posted on 07/27/2014 4:33:17 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Fear The People

George Zimmerman was the wrong color.

More specifically he was made out to be a white guy.


43 posted on 07/27/2014 4:45:41 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Zenjitsuman
Trayvon Martin is one of the most important figures for illustrating the yawning divide between left and right in this country. To the left, Zimmerman was guilty of the following crimes:

Owning a gun

Legally carrying a gun

Profiling a preson of color because he was casing properties

Defending himself from assault.

Not rolling over for the liberal attack machine.

Those, to the left, are far more serious crimes than the crime of attempted murder that Trayvon was engaged in - after all, to them Trayvon was just standing up for centuries of oppression of the black man, and Zimmerman had some whoop-ass coming to him for profiling Trayvon - and liberals cheerfully lap up all the misinformation in the case (such as Zimmerman being ordered to not follow Trayvon) because it bolsters their opinion.

And I am not joking. I've tried to discuss this case with liberals. This is how they feel, and feelings matter much more than facts and law to them.

44 posted on 07/27/2014 4:51:14 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
watch captain George Zimmerman mistook him for a burglar

Presenting this as news is false and misleading news. Fortunately, anyone exposed to even a tiny bit of the court testimony would know it is false.

45 posted on 07/27/2014 5:04:58 AM PDT by MosesKnows (Love many, trust few, and always paddle your own canoe.)
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To: GeronL

I guess it’s no more insane than the community crack smoker getting a nobel peace prize.


46 posted on 07/27/2014 5:07:14 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
FTA:

Martin was walking to his home in a gated Florida neighborhood in 2012 when neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman mistook him for a burglar. After a brief struggle, Zimmerman shot and killed Martin, an act that a jury later deemed justified.

ABSOLUTE LYING CRAP!! St. Trayvon of the Skittles(SBUH)had gotten home then decided to get Zimmerman, doubled back, jumped Zimmerman, tried to murder him by bashing his head into a cement sidewalk, and was stopped only when Zimmerman shot him with a legally permitted firearm. Martin was nothing but an evil young thug and a wannabe murderer whose budding criminal career was cut short by an honorable man who refused to be a victim. That the "civil rights" movement treats the subhuman Martin a a martyr only shows how evil that movement has become.

47 posted on 07/27/2014 5:58:23 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And another Martin — Martin Luther King — is rolling in his grave.

Yes, I know the man was a jerk in some ways, but he did help to advance racial equality. And he was not a punk street thug.


48 posted on 07/27/2014 6:04:07 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

Perpetuating reports of an attack by a black youth of a black security guard into a concoction as a racial incident of lies and urban legend generated from utterances made from the “POTUS Bully Pulpit”. From a POTUS who needed to generate racial division to maintain control serves the regime very well.


49 posted on 07/27/2014 6:06:13 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: Mastador1

Bingo!


50 posted on 07/27/2014 6:06:18 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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