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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.”

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To: yarddog

They did that with the Rodney King case as well. They made him out to be a Saint and only showed the part of the video where he gets his ass beat over and over by the cops, not the part where he kept charging them even after he was tased twice and not the part where he pulled his pants down and told them to kiss his ass.


21 posted on 03/26/2012 8:46:45 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (When the smart do nothing the stupid take over)
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To: cmsgop

Patience. It’ll happen. :(


22 posted on 03/26/2012 8:48:33 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: dfwgator

LOL! Or the running of the Jews where they have to catch the Jew egg.


23 posted on 03/26/2012 8:50:04 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (When the smart do nothing the stupid take over)
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To: al baby

LOL!


24 posted on 03/26/2012 8:50:18 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Brad's Gramma

A rally? Hey, it beats studying.


25 posted on 03/26/2012 8:52:13 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“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.”

And there’s what this is all about.


26 posted on 03/26/2012 8:52:28 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

George Zimmerman is a white Hispanic Jew?

I went to school with a George Zimmerman many years ago, but he was a white Caucasian Roman Catholic.


27 posted on 03/26/2012 8:52:47 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“I AM TRAYVON.”

Too funny. So, you’ve been suspended from school multiple times, are implicated in drug use and possibly dealing, implicated in stealing jewelry, implicated in taking a swing at a bus driver, aren’t even at home because you’ve been suspended from school. Never mind the grill and tats. Help me work up some sympathy here.


28 posted on 03/26/2012 8:56:55 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

You can’t be Trayvon unless you have a gold toof, burglar tools, stolen jewelry, a baggy of weed crumbs, are a black Negro, are a graffiti artist, are a “NO_LIMIT_NIGGA,” and are obama’s son.


29 posted on 03/26/2012 8:59:04 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
As Grand Funk Railroad says, Don't let em take your gun.
30 posted on 03/26/2012 9:02:48 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Time for brokered convention)
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To: Right Wing Assault

“You can’t be Trayvon unless you have a gold toof, burglar tools, stolen jewelry, a baggy of weed crumbs, are a black Negro, are a graffiti artist, are a “NO_LIMIT_NIGGA,” and are obama’s son.”

LMAO. An our (p)resident said “if I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.” Way to step in it. Good luck getting that off your shoe, Mr. pResident.


31 posted on 03/26/2012 9:04:51 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

And in the Rodney King case, the MSM reported that he was a “motorist” beaten by cops. The clear implication was that he was pulled over for something minor such as a speeding ticket.

In fact, he was leading police on a high speed chase of over 100 mph. He was fleeing a crime scene, a crime in which he was the prime suspect, which is why the cops were chasing him. He was no random black “motorist” beaten up by cops.

And, the complete video showed the cops trying to subdue him with less forceful methods. The beating with nightsticks we all saw was the last resort, the final method used to subdue an uncooperative suspect who was resisting arrest.


32 posted on 03/26/2012 9:36:21 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego

The mistake the cops made was not beating Rodney bad enough.


33 posted on 03/26/2012 9:37:21 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"Thousands Turn Out For I Am Trayvon Martin Rally "

No one turned out for I am George Zimmerman rally.


34 posted on 03/26/2012 9:55:24 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: Right Wing Assault

http://14kgoldteeth.com/515/Yellow_gold

I’m thinking about the OBAMA model. See, it’s 30% off and you send them a teeth mold and they custom make it for you!

Man, I’d be stylin’ with that wouldn’t I? With a smile like a possum in a persimmon windfall! They even polish them for you when they get all grungy, you know you eat a banana or spinach or something and it’s gotta get funky.

So I figure I’ll need a baby pacifier, grow my hair out and twist it into braids with gel, some white Foster Grants and a small Westclock Baby Ben to hang from a big-a** gold chain around my neck. Some white t-strap shirts, I’ve lost some weight so my pants are baggy. Some spinners for my Lucerne and I’m ***fly*** baby!

Word!


35 posted on 03/26/2012 10:03:16 PM PDT by tumblindice (our new, happy lives, thanks to Big Bro')
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To: Right Wing Assault

Lolol. Good.


37 posted on 03/26/2012 10:28:30 PM PDT by Gasshog (going to get what all those libs asked for, but its not what they expected.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Did Santorum happen to show up?


38 posted on 03/26/2012 10:32:50 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy
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To: Tailgunner Joe
all chanted, “I AM TRAYVON.”

Did they have to pay royalties to Trayvon's "mom" for the privilege?

39 posted on 03/26/2012 11:16:53 PM PDT by montag813
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