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Trayvon Martin's parents visit Birmingham, march to King statue in Kelly Ingram Park
The Birmingham News ^ | May 3, 2012 | Greg Garrison

Posted on 05/03/2012 4:16:43 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The parents of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin arrived in Birmingham today, spoke briefly this afternoon in front of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in downtown Birmingham and walked with a group of about 50 people to the King statue in Kelly Ingram Park.

"We are going through a lot but it's good to know we have a lot of people standing with us," said Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton.

Martin's father, Tracy Martin, thanked the City of Birmingham for making his son an honorary citizen in a vote by the City Council. "Most of all I'd like to thank you for making Trayvon a citizen of Birmingham," Martin said. "Birmingham is definitely our home as well."

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.al.com ...


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KEYWORDS: alabama; blackcrime; blackkk; florida; georgezimmerman; sybrinafulton; tracymartin; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman

1 posted on 05/03/2012 4:16:47 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
How much did they get paid to show up...


2 posted on 05/03/2012 4:21:16 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just your typical, average American family dealing with the loss of a family member by traveling the country and participating in political activism.


3 posted on 05/03/2012 4:21:19 PM PDT by IDontLikeToPayTaxes
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To: IDontLikeToPayTaxes
Just your typical, average American family dealing with the loss of a family member by traveling the country and participating in political activism.

Shades of Cindy Sheehan. She set the standard.

4 posted on 05/03/2012 4:23:27 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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I hear George Zimmerman is having a summit meeting with Ted Nugent


5 posted on 05/03/2012 4:24:15 PM PDT by RBStealth
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To: IDontLikeToPayTaxes

They have a lot of innocent blood on their racist hands.


6 posted on 05/03/2012 4:25:47 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Something tells me these people don’t have jobs.


7 posted on 05/03/2012 4:34:26 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

MLK would be embarrassed.


8 posted on 05/03/2012 4:34:26 PM PDT by Third Person
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What I think of that Martin woman, who copyrighted her thug-punk’s name, isn’t printable.


9 posted on 05/03/2012 4:35:05 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: carriage_hill

I think she’s a vile, small-souled, mean-spirited, racist, rabble-rousing, hatred-inciting, miserable, worthless bitch ... which makes her deceased whelp a son-of-a-bitch.


10 posted on 05/03/2012 4:37:53 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

These parents were not together when Trayvon was alive. In fact, Trayvon was in Florida staying at the house of his dad’s live-in girlfriend. So why are they all of a sudden a family again?


11 posted on 05/03/2012 4:38:22 PM PDT by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: madprof98

So why are they all of a sudden a family again?

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The possibility of a big civil settlement has a way of bringing families back together, I guess.


12 posted on 05/03/2012 4:41:18 PM PDT by I_Like_Spam
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Don’t they work?


13 posted on 05/03/2012 4:47:18 PM PDT by funfan
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14 posted on 05/03/2012 4:55:56 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: Dallas59

“Something tells me these people don’t have jobs.’

You are right. They quit them weeks ago. Now they are well paid professional victims with potential incomes in the six figures.


15 posted on 05/03/2012 4:56:19 PM PDT by Uncle Lonny
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To: IDontLikeToPayTaxes

YEP! They be looking for the Big Bucks by exploiting the death of their son. Sad! It was instigated by Al $harpton and Je$$e Jack$son. All of them be looking for a pay day.


16 posted on 05/03/2012 4:57:00 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: madprof98
In fact, Trayvon was in Florida staying at the house of his dad’s live-in girlfriend. So why are they all of a sudden a family again?

They don't want people ask why Trayvon was SENT to live with Daddy/Fiance. Imagine if Mr. Martin had sent Trayvon to live with daddy because he was uncontrollable and 'this close' to being expelled from school.

Maybe she figured he would be safer with his dad, and that his dad could straighten him out. Maybe she just wanted him out of 'her' house.

The parents had no problem when this first happened. It wasn't until about a month later, when someone in media/politics fed the incident to the big boys, that they protested the actions of the police.

It is now just a circus sideshow.

17 posted on 05/03/2012 5:11:03 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Don’t these people have jobs? I can’t go demonstrate anywhere because I have a job and gotta’ go to work! My God! Where do they get the time and money to go piss people off?


18 posted on 05/03/2012 5:12:24 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Trayvon who?


19 posted on 05/03/2012 5:17:53 PM PDT by Renegade
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Skittles’ old folks trying to gin up some sympathy bucks, I see.


20 posted on 05/03/2012 5:45:47 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Who is marching for the Straits??

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 Tulsa,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?

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.

21 posted on 05/03/2012 5:49:41 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Did they beat up anyone?


22 posted on 05/03/2012 6:22:08 PM PDT by TheDon (The Democrat Party, the party of the KKK (tm))
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23 posted on 05/03/2012 7:04:40 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Ted is a conservative not a racist. Aren’t you confused? Your use of the word swine seems to indicate you have close personal, intimate knowledge of the species.


24 posted on 05/03/2012 7:49:07 PM PDT by marylovesthelions
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To: marylovesthelions
Ted is a conservative not a racist. Aren’t you confused? Your use of the word swine seems to indicate you have close personal, intimate knowledge of the species.

Newbie ad homineum attack alert.

Cindy was a liberal, but not a racist. I don't know about Ted, but it looks like he's traveling around in a way he never did before Trayvon's death. I maintain that the standard for becoming politically well-known after a family member's death was Cindy Sheehan.

What makes you say that Ted is a conservative, or did you just join FR to hurl insults?

25 posted on 05/04/2012 6:02:44 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Free ThinkerNY
made our son an honorary citizen

Puhleeze! Next thing you know Obama is gonna make Trayvon honorary president for a day.

26 posted on 05/04/2012 9:11:48 AM PDT by Jaded (Really? Seriously?)
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To: laweeks
” I can’t go demonstrate anywhere because I have a job and gotta’ go to work! My God!”

Maybe they save up sick days and vacation days just in case they need to rabble rouse and get interviewed by media and sit next to Rev. Jackass and Rev. not-so-sharp Sharpton.

27 posted on 05/04/2012 10:57:05 AM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject. Oh yeah - OBAMA SUCKS!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

@.@


28 posted on 05/04/2012 1:22:13 PM PDT by reaganaut (VAB! Voting against both Romney and Obama. Constitution party, here I come!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Has the Navy named a new ship after Trayvonne yet?


29 posted on 05/04/2012 1:27:35 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: marylovesthelions; TheOldLady; 50mm; darkwing104

And how do you know this, N00b?

:sniff, sniff: - so far you aren’t passing the smell test.


30 posted on 05/04/2012 1:29:17 PM PDT by reaganaut (VAB! Voting against both Romney and Obama. Constitution party, here I come!)
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To: marylovesthelions

31 posted on 05/04/2012 1:34:07 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator

That is the pic I was looking for an couldn’t find. Thanks, DF


32 posted on 05/04/2012 1:36:55 PM PDT by reaganaut (VAB! Voting against both Romney and Obama. Constitution party, here I come!)
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To: madprof98
So why are they all of a sudden a family again?

I'm not sure they ever were a family. Were Trayvon's parents ever married? I'm not sure they were.

33 posted on 05/04/2012 2:34:50 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Meanwhile, the grieving parents of murdered white student, John Sanderson, had dinner at McDonalds. The three black guys who killed him had no comment.


34 posted on 05/04/2012 2:41:22 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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