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Bowie mom petitions for justice for Trayvon Martin
Washington Post ^ | 3-31-2012 | Avis Thomas-Lester

Posted on 04/01/2012 12:59:50 PM PDT by Houmatt

When she woke up recently from a dream about her oldest son being shot to death as he walked home from 7-Eleven with a bottle of iced tea and Skittles, Maria Roach pledged to do something to help the mother who had lived her nightmare.

For days, Roach had been haunted by the slaying of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. He looked like an older version of her sons. He died in Sanford, Fla., near Orlando, where she and her husband lived until three years ago. Her heart went out to both of Trayvon’s parents, but as the mother of Max, 6, and Mason, 5, she felt a special connection with his mother, Sybrina Fulton.

She knew from experience that justice was not always swift or blind in the Sunshine State, so she took a stand on behalf of the slain teenager.

“I wrote a petition,” Roach said.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: trayvonmartin
This petition should be disregarded because: 1) It completely ignores the facts surrounding the case, 2) Holder has no jurisdiction in this matter.
1 posted on 04/01/2012 12:59:53 PM PDT by Houmatt
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To: Houmatt

“Everybody wants to get into the act!” - Jimmy Durante


2 posted on 04/01/2012 1:02:42 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time to WEAN the government off of our money.)
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To: Houmatt
For days, Roach had been haunted by the slaying of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. He looked like an older version of her sons.

Has she had a nefarious affair with the POTUS?

3 posted on 04/01/2012 1:09:01 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Houmatt

4 posted on 04/01/2012 1:10:21 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: EGPWS

And if facts eventually showe that Trayvon already has received “justice”...what then?


5 posted on 04/01/2012 1:10:54 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: EGPWS

If Zimmerman’s father had a son, he would look like Zimmerman.


6 posted on 04/01/2012 1:12:02 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Houmatt
http://i41.tinypic.com/e99j04.jpg

Concept credit: freeper Vanilla Swirl

7 posted on 04/01/2012 1:14:52 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Houmatt
Another brain-dead demented bleeding-heart liberal.
8 posted on 04/01/2012 1:17:41 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: Houmatt

The best thing she can do for her sons is.... get the hell out of Bowie!


9 posted on 04/01/2012 1:19:14 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Houmatt

What makes her think Trayvon hasn’t already received justice?


10 posted on 04/01/2012 1:19:38 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: Houmatt
Another distraught brain-dead bleeding-heart liberal shoots from the hip.
11 posted on 04/01/2012 1:19:57 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: Houmatt


My Mama said, to get things done, you better not mess with Major Tom.
12 posted on 04/01/2012 1:20:02 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Paul Tsongas of 2012.)
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To: Houmatt
as he walked home from 7-Eleven with a bottle of iced tea bag of pcp laced weed, and Skittles dextromethorphan,
13 posted on 04/01/2012 1:27:05 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (3 little children murdered by islam, Toulouse March 2012 . Time for the Final Crusade!!!!!)
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To: rawcatslyentist

These people are just the most BS-filled disingenous lot of human beings on the planet.

Nary a petition signed for the hundreds of black boys killed by other black boys every single bleeding day. Just look at Chicago, what, over the past weekend!

Facts just don’t matter. Hell, their KIDS don’t even matter to them. Getting back at whitey is the ONLY thing that matters to these liars.


14 posted on 04/01/2012 1:38:54 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: Houmatt
"Decoding Drug Slang

If you hear your teen telling a friend he’s craving brown sugar or Skittles, he may not be in search of something sweet to eat. It could be he’s actually looking to get high. In drug slang, brown sugar is heroin and Skittles refer to over-the-counter cough and cold medicines that contain dextromethorphan, or DXM."

Source:

http://www.baylorhealth.com/PhysiciansLocations/Dallas/About/BaylorDallasNews/Pages/Decoding%20Drug%20Slang.aspx
15 posted on 04/01/2012 1:43:31 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Houmatt

But what if they want IT and Skillets according to the Rev. Al “Notso” Sharpton?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mt6zqCXwMXA


16 posted on 04/01/2012 1:49:17 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Houmatt

Where is store camera video of the Skittles and AZ Tea being purchased?

Did he have these on his person when police arrived?

Where is the school bus driver his brother made reference to Treyvon assaulting?


17 posted on 04/01/2012 1:49:47 PM PDT by wolficatZ ("We are no longer accepting comments on this article")
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To: Houmatt
This is strange. David Bowie's mom died in 2001. This woman in the article is an imposter.


18 posted on 04/01/2012 1:55:01 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: wolficatZ

The film footage shows TM shoving skittles into his pocket, then walking out the store... Im not saying that’s what happened, just saying “I dreamed” that’s what happened. Works both ways donut?


19 posted on 04/01/2012 1:57:58 PM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: wolficatZ

Those are legit questions MSM ignores.

Show him in the store. Zimmerman states on the phone call that TM was not just walking home but checking out places to rob. What did he do exactly?

If TM felt threatened, why not call 911? Cops were on the way.

The fact cops were on the way gives Zimmerman NO reason to start a confrontation or do anything but wait and keep an eye on TM. Dispatcher tells him to stop and he says Okay and heads for his truck. Then Martin confronts him and starts the fight.

This is similar to that “hate crime” gay thing with the Indian kid. Media twists facts and lies to get the story they want.

Btw journalism schools now teach there is no “objective” truth or truth at all. There’s no search for it because it doesn’t exist. There’s only spin.

And this is the crap we get as a result. Facts ignored to promote an agenda. Here it’s activate the black voter base for Obama.


20 posted on 04/01/2012 1:57:58 PM PDT by TigerClaws (He)
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To: Houmatt
“The bottom line for me is that in 2012 in this country, you can’t kill a black child without ramifications. Being a black child is not a capital offense.”

the [Trayvon] shooting has demonstrated the level of danger young blacks can face . . . For the first time, she said, others can see, personified in Martin, the dangers black men and boys face because of racial profiling and stereotyping . . . [black children are constantly in danger] not only from illness but also from strangers who might find them “suspicious.”

Well I guess federal, state, and local stats are liars. Young blacks are not being gunned down by other blacks.. their being shot 24/7 by whites.

You know.. we went through this in the 1960s.. the radicals trying desperately to start a race war. They failed. We all realized black and white that we were Americans.

Things have changed. The 1960s Marxist campus spoiled brats have indoctrinated two generations of youths using the "education" system.

Two generations of black youths have been raised in 100% pure hatred of whitey and "acting white." I guess.

Besides the two generations of brainwashing I suggested that there is anther factor. To wit, that blacks whose ancestors earned their freedom prior to 1865 are today's conservative Americans and those whose ancestors were set loose by crackers, honkies, whatever are more bitter than ever looking not to get along but to get even.

21 posted on 04/01/2012 2:09:07 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Houmatt

Sadly I wish Zimmerman had been arrested, posted bond, and been released. Would the one additional, and perhaps unwarranted, step of being arrested quell the lynch mob we now see? I doubt it, but at least we would more clearly see the racial agitators for what they are.


22 posted on 04/01/2012 2:30:17 PM PDT by Boomer One
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To: Houmatt
Ah, yes. A magic petition.

Where did so many Americans get the idea that petitions not already required by law are worth the paper they're written on? It's really a childish belief.

23 posted on 04/01/2012 2:30:38 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: Boomer One

Technically he was arrested. Cuffed taken to the station, questioned, etc. Then released. I do not know if he was booked.


24 posted on 04/01/2012 2:33:04 PM PDT by moehoward
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To: moehoward
Technically he was arrested.

______________________________

And then what, the cops decided to un-arrest him?

No, he was never arrested.

25 posted on 04/01/2012 2:40:26 PM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: wtc911

I believe you can be taken into custody but not arrested. Any Freepers out there understand the distinction?


26 posted on 04/01/2012 2:54:32 PM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: BfloGuy

A petition may only be worth what the holder justice department wants it to be worth. In Mississippi we secured more than enough certified signitures to get Voter ID on the ballot where it passed with over 65% of the vote but it is apparently not going to be in effect for the 2012 election because it is being held up by the holder doj.


27 posted on 04/01/2012 2:58:31 PM PDT by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: Houmatt

Trayvon Martin has already received the justice he so richly deserved at the hand of someone with a CCW permit that he thought was a pushover.Live like a thug, die like a thug, with a hole in your chest screaming for your momma.


28 posted on 04/01/2012 3:01:22 PM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: Houmatt

“She knew from experience that justice was not always swift or blind in the Sunshine State, so she took a stand on behalf of the slain teenager.”
Born(1935, Miami) and raised in South Florida and we, Webfeet/Crackers, always took care of roaches by stomping on them. sometimes I even had shoes on. :^}
When you hit one real good they would make a crunchy/popping noise.


29 posted on 04/01/2012 3:02:27 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO)
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To: Houmatt

Oh, good! Another meddling person who ‘wants to make a difference’.


30 posted on 04/01/2012 3:02:56 PM PDT by x1stcav (There's a bunch of us out here spoiling for a fight.)
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To: Houmatt
We are no longer a nation of laws.

We are now a nation of demagogues.

31 posted on 04/01/2012 3:04:27 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: rlmorel
One can be detained for questioning or investigation but there are limits to the length of time.

One can not be arrested without being officially charged with a crime.

Zimmerman was detained - not arrested.

32 posted on 04/01/2012 3:29:07 PM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: wtc911
"No, he was never arrested."

You don't say....

Odd, this Florida Criminal Attorney seems to disagree.....

"2. WHEN AM I CONSIDERED "UNDER ARREST"? When the police significantly deprive you of your freedom of movement in order to question you about a crime or take you into custody, you are legally considered under arrest. You could be under arrest even though no one has used the word “arrest.” The police are obligated in most situations to identify themselves as the police at the time of arrest and to tell you that you are being arrested and why."

33 posted on 04/01/2012 3:36:13 PM PDT by moehoward
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To: Houmatt

Bowie mom needs to trademark her name and sell some hoodies........


34 posted on 04/01/2012 3:38:34 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (No matter what you post here, someone's going to get pissed off......)
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To: Houmatt

Dear Maria from Bowie,

Two words. Christopher Jones.
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=7779003

This boy died much closer to your home, about 10 miles away.
Did you seek justice for him? Did any black person in yuor neighborhood seek justice for Christoper?
(crickets)
His murderers got treated like naughty kids in Juvie court. Both will be out next year.

At least the parents sued one of the punk gangstas... and took his expensive status sneakers when he said he didnt have no money to pay them. How about that justice, eh?

http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2011/04/28/unusual-settlement-reached-in-crofton-beating-case/

Christoper Jones didnt “look like” your son.

Just a suggestion.
When your son hits 17, if you don’t want people (black white or tan) to look at him and think he is a gangsta, then don’t let him dress and act like one.


35 posted on 04/01/2012 3:38:54 PM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: Houmatt
Lemme guess...

... shazam !

36 posted on 04/01/2012 3:40:39 PM PDT by tomkat ( /white guilt)
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To: LibsRJerks

I think I am beginning to connect the dots:

Negroes can use the “N-word” but other races and ethnic groups are forbidden under threat of physical force and law;

Negroes can kill each other and all that is needed in reparations is to leave a lighted candle or a stuffed Teddy Bear, but Non-Negro groupings are to be called before the Negro Tribunals;

Murders, Assaults (no all attacks result in death). rapes,irresponsible statement (Illegal Reward offer by Black Liberation Front), stupid statements and pictures/videos (i.e., Congress People Cynthia McKinney, Bobby L. Rush, Jim Moran) are not to be presented in depth on prime time National ABCBSNBCNN channels in depth; reports:

NEVER ARE “BLACK ON WHITE” CRIME STATISTICS EVER TO BE PRESENTED IN DEPTH PRESENTATION ON/IN National articles by/of the Ass.Press ABCBSNBCNN, NYTimes, WaPOSt , etc presentations.

My superficial analysis is that the “MSM” considers the above to be prejudicial to good Race Relations, given the number of “White on Black” crime occurrences during the last 40 or so years as these data would be prejudicial to race relations.


37 posted on 04/01/2012 3:43:05 PM PDT by BilLies (Ass.Press ABCBSNBCNN, NYTimes, WaPOSt , etc., hate your Traditional American guts!)
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To: BilLies

If it’s true, is it racist?


38 posted on 04/01/2012 4:10:18 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." - Peter Griffin, Family Guy)
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To: Terry Mross

What the MSM does is not racist, and those I am acquainted with in Media locally are not Racist but have the Liberal/Progressive mindset that this country’s traditional values are somehow tainted by their White ancestors’ history and their own “selfish attitude” of prioritizing the individual needs of themselves and their families.
As for as the Negro community goes, and there are a few exceptions, almost every Negro I know has expressed an a belief that they have been, and are now, being put down by “Whitey” because of their color and not their merit, whether it is done deliberately or institutional. They do not see that some people get the “edge” because they are tall, pretty, or just nice. In addition there a good number who game the “White Guilt” and “Don’t-be Racist” system.

I expect that is longer and more rambling than you had expected, but it helps me.


39 posted on 04/01/2012 5:13:01 PM PDT by BilLies (Ass.Press ABCBSNBCNN, NYTimes, WaPOSt , etc., hate your Traditional American guts!)
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To: wtc911

Right. I think that was what the other poster was driving at, but I don’t know about those things...thanks, wtc911.


40 posted on 04/01/2012 5:38:59 PM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: Houmatt

Let me look up, again, that definition of neurotic oppotunism...


41 posted on 04/01/2012 6:39:39 PM PDT by Publius6961 (It’s easy to make phony promises you can’t keep. - Obama, Feb23, 2012)
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To: Houmatt

Let me look up, again, that definition of neurotic oppotunism...


42 posted on 04/01/2012 6:40:03 PM PDT by Publius6961 (It’s easy to make phony promises you can’t keep. - Obama, Feb23, 2012)
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