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Thousands Turn Out For I Am Trayvon Martin Rally
cbslocal.com ^ | March 26, 2012

Posted on 03/26/2012 8:06:50 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

ATLANTA (WAOK/AJC)- More than three thousand people mostly students from the Atlanta area HBCU’s attended an emotional highly charged protest rally for Trayvon Martin at the Georgia State Capital on Monday.

The Atlanta rally, was one of the dozens held across the country on the one month anniversary of the death of Martin.

Officials had to close the street in front of the Capitol and several times Derrick Boazman activist and talk show host on WAOK asked the crowd to make room for people who were still lined among Martin Luther King Blvd trying to hear the speakers at the rally.

Hundreds of students from the Atlanta University Center marched down Martin Luther King Jr. Drive from their campuses to attend the rally. The late afternoon heat and the wearing of hoodie sweatshirts lead to several people needing medical attention.

The crowd was prompted to chant “No Justice, No Peace” by several speakers and all chanted, “I AM TRAYVON.”

The two youngest members of the Georgia House of Representatives — reacting to last month’s shooting death of a 17-year-old in Florida in a case that has riveted the nation — promised to file legislation Tuesday that would repeal Georgia’s “Stand Your Ground” law.

Reps. Alisha Thomas Morgan, D-Austell, and Rashad Taylor, D-Atlanta, said, despite the fact that the 2012 legislative session is almost over, gun legislation has to be reigned in. In the time remaining in the session, the General Assembly is debating a bill that would lower the age to carry a gun to 18.

“We want to make a statement to get the conversation started,” Taylor said. “So when we come back, we will have something. This doesn’t make any sense. We should not have a society where guns are the norm.”

(Excerpt) Read more at atlanta.cbslocal.com ...


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1 posted on 03/26/2012 8:06:56 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Uh....everyone? Click the link and read the whole thing. THIS jumped out at me...

The crowd was prompted to chant ....“No Justice, No Peace” by several speakers and all chanted, “I AM TRAYVON.”

2 posted on 03/26/2012 8:12:30 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

3 posted on 03/26/2012 8:16:30 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Thousands??? Not a problem!


4 posted on 03/26/2012 8:16:53 PM PDT by hope
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To: Brad's Gramma

5 posted on 03/26/2012 8:17:46 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I just saw a report on the Martin/Zimmerman case on my local CBS station, channel 4 in Dothan, Alabama.

About as twisted as they could make it. Every picture they showed of Martin showed him a young boy, maybe 10 years old. Not a single one of him as he looked recently.

Nothing but one side of the story except they did show a bit of the other side about the “stand your ground law” but it was just a quote from one guy saying they needed to look at all the facts. All the others were people like Jesse Jackson et al. screaming for it to be removed.

This all came from CBS, not the local station but they have not really been better.


6 posted on 03/26/2012 8:18:01 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Seems to me that Obama has gotten what he wants. He has had his sycophant Leftist press/MSM divert attention off of himself, his failings as POTUS.

The MSM in conjunction with the usual Race Hustlers are all working overtime to stir up a pot of racial tensions so massive as to disallow the failings of Obama, and crew of ne’er do wells to be seriously addressed by anyone much less listened to.

Getting that fellow that shot the black kid in self defense as the kid was beating the crap out of him supercedes any issue we the people in America might have with our worthless POTUS, and his radical gang of thieves currently running this country into the ground.

Does anybody know where the news went?


7 posted on 03/26/2012 8:18:11 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“I’m a copyrighted thug” rally?


8 posted on 03/26/2012 8:18:17 PM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“I am Trayvon Martin”.

No, you are a moron.


9 posted on 03/26/2012 8:18:54 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Last time I saw that many hooded people, they were chasing the Blues Brothers in Illinois.


10 posted on 03/26/2012 8:20:12 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Tailgunner Joe

So afterwards did they start trekking up to North Carolina to condemn the killing of an elderly white woman at the Durham tire store last week?


11 posted on 03/26/2012 8:20:31 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Some "unifier" in the White House, huh)
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“So afterwards did they start trekking up to North Carolina to condemn the killing of an elderly white woman at the Durham tire store last week?”

I must have missed it. No national news? No weapon to defend herself from ANIMALS?


12 posted on 03/26/2012 8:24:38 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
‘We should have a society where guns aren't the norm’.

Really?

How about all these Blacks who are committing an inordinate amount of crime with these guns?

13 posted on 03/26/2012 8:25:41 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Why don’t they tell the truth and call it the “Get the Jew” rally because that is the ONLY reason this crap is going on. If it was “Diego” instead of “Zimmerman” there is no way in hell this shiet would be going on nor would two of the biggest anti-semites going, Sharpton and Jackson be involved.


14 posted on 03/26/2012 8:27:23 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (When the smart do nothing the stupid take over)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I thought for sure they would Riot to be honest.


15 posted on 03/26/2012 8:27:43 PM PDT by cmsgop ( The left always accuses the right for the sins of the left. from FReeper Just Lori, RIP)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Why don’t they tell the truth and call it the “Get the Jew” rally because that is the ONLY reason this crap is going on.

Maybe they could get Borat to show up:

Throw the Jew down the well
So my country can be free
You must grab him by his horns
Then we have a big party

16 posted on 03/26/2012 8:31:03 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: rockinqsranch

rather than POTUS, can we refer to Barry Soetoro as the PINO instead...


17 posted on 03/26/2012 8:36:36 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: al baby

Did you read about Trayvons mom (or moms, to use the proper lingo) copyrighted his name? Levin was talking about it tonight, it’s on smokinggun.com I forget what it was, but she copyrighted two phrases with his name, one of which I think was that one that you show Obama modeling.


18 posted on 03/26/2012 8:39:34 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (When the smart do nothing the stupid take over)
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To: dfwgator

I am Michonne.

19 posted on 03/26/2012 8:41:45 PM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: dfwgator

“I am Trayvon Martin”

We know; that is why we avoid your neighborhoods. You’re ALL Trayvon.../s


20 posted on 03/26/2012 8:44:38 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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