Skip to comments.1,000 Hoodies March to protest Trayvon Martin shooting lives up to its billing
Posted on 04/02/2012 2:21:29 PM PDT by matt04
A sea of hooded activists descended on the steps of City Hall Saturday morning to join the 1,000 Hoodies Walk to protest the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman in Central Florida in late February.
The shooting has sparked an international furor over racial profiling, catching fire on social networking channels and inspiring protests across the globe. The local event appeared to live up to its billing as nearly 1,000 people of all ages and racial and ethnic backgrounds turned out in Springfield.
The crowd convened at City Hall and Court Square before taking a route on foot throughout the downtown.
"It's ridiculous that a 17-year-old had to die to get the world to stand up and take notice," said 27-year-old Tomeka Ligon, of Springfield, before the march began.
The hoodie, a wardrobe staple of youth everywhere, has taken on new meaning in the context of the Martin shooting. Martin was unarmed, carrying a package of Skittles and wearing a hoodie when Zimmerman, 28, shot him in the Orlando, Fla. suburb of Sanford on Feb. 26.
The rally, sponsored by the Alliance of Black Professionals, was dotted with signs that read "Stop Racial Profiling" and "Justice for Trayvon," among other messages.
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Don't beat people up, don't get shot.
they may as well send every white voter between Fresno and the Schuylkyll River an absentee ballot already filled out for Romney right now....
Would be interesting to run rap sheets on all of them. What do you think the percentage of positive hits would be? Outstanding warrants?
Taking into account the fact that this is in Springfield, MA I would say you would have a greater than 50% chance of hits and a few cars needed to deal with the warrants.
This is a sea. That was not.
The hip hop, thug culture would stop getting shot, if only they would leave people alone.
I see about 250 people in those pictures, at most.
Just a guess: at least 50 of them are “journalists.”
Thug culture killed Trayvon, and celebrating it makes sure more Trayvons will die.
Also, beating the head in of an armed man will also get you killed.
Hoodies - because you can’t kill a security camera for snitchin’.
Wonder if she has an ACORN badge
“Nearly” one thousand people in of all places Springfield, MA.
They must be kidding. We get more than that at our garage sales here in S. Florida.
Not much difference: Hooded racists.
...While being ATTACKED by Trayvon Martin!!
I bet they couldn’t hold a successful rally on the days that the governments send out welfare checks or credits their foodstamp cards. That booze and smokes day.
You left off a bunch of Zero's Calypso Louie will be mad at you.
I think they’d be what you expect if you compared them to the DOJ crime stat statistics.
Another fifty are undercover LEO