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Trayvon Martin's mom tapes Mother's Day appeal against 'Stand Your Ground' laws
The Hill ^ | May 11, 2012 | Alicia M. Cohn

Posted on 05/11/2012 12:20:21 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

The mother of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old whose death in Florida earlier this year ignited a controversy over "Stand Your Ground" self-defense legislation, taped a Web video in time for Mother's Day to advocate for policy change.

In the video, released Friday by the Second Chance on Shoot First campaign, Sybrina Fulton urges viewers to send Mother's Day cards to governors nationwide, particularly in the 26 states that have passed "Stand Your Ground" laws, urging them to "re-examine" the legislation.

"This will be my first Mother's Day without my son, Trayvon," Fulton says in the video. "On Sunday, I'm going to say a prayer for other mothers across America who share this unbearable pain. Just like me, 30,000 mothers lost their children this year to senseless gun violence. Nobody can bring our babies back, but it would bring us some comfort if we can spare other mothers the pain that we will feel on this Mother's Day, and every day for the rest of our lives."

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; georgezimmerman; syg; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman

1 posted on 05/11/2012 12:20:24 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maybe she shouldn’t have raised her kid to be a punk.


2 posted on 05/11/2012 12:22:37 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And so the pesky meme keeps on getting propagated about a law which did NOT figure in the altercation between T and Z. Shameful.


3 posted on 05/11/2012 12:23:14 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Mitt! You're going to have to try harder than that to be "severely conservative" my friend.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sooo, can I Stand My Ground with a baseball bat, knife, rock, fists.........?


4 posted on 05/11/2012 12:24:36 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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Seems to me that this is a defacto admission that her son was the aggressor and placed Zimmerman in a position where “Stand Your ground” applies. Just a thought.


5 posted on 05/11/2012 12:25:15 PM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They need to civilize their kids before they let them out of the house.


6 posted on 05/11/2012 12:25:24 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Give it up Mom, the Stand Your Ground laws, just like your son, ain’t going nowhere anytime soon....


7 posted on 05/11/2012 12:27:10 PM PDT by apillar
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sorry for your loss but all human beings are entitled to defend themselves.
Stand you ground is just basic self defense common sense.


8 posted on 05/11/2012 12:27:15 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Turbo Pig

However in the situation Z couldn’t possibly have been expected to go run and hide. Not with someone slamming your lid on the ground and grabbing for your gun.


9 posted on 05/11/2012 12:29:14 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Mitt! You're going to have to try harder than that to be "severely conservative" my friend.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

If she got accosted by a mugger, would she really think the same thing was right? That she had to try and go run and hide from the mugger before blowing the mugger away?


10 posted on 05/11/2012 12:30:41 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Mitt! You're going to have to try harder than that to be "severely conservative" my friend.)
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To: bgill

Does she really understand what the law means, or just been told what to say by sharptons/jacsons/ets? Any action against blacks is racist, regardless of laws - isn’t it already?


11 posted on 05/11/2012 12:31:35 PM PDT by Samogon (Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. - Plato)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

O.K. Lady.

We will pass a law forbidding anyone to own a gun and making it illegal for anyone to defend themselves.

That will make everything o.k., right??

I detect the fine hand of Winnie Brady and her gang behind this, prostituting a personal tragedy into a poltiical advantage - or trying to.


12 posted on 05/11/2012 12:32:03 PM PDT by ZULU (Non Nobis Domine Non Nobis Sed Nomini Tuo Da Gloriam.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

In the video, released Friday by the Second Chance on Shoot First campaign, Sybrina Fulton urges viewers to send Mother’s Day cards to governors nationwide, particularly in the 26 states that have passed “Stand Your Ground” laws, urging them to “re-examine” the legislation.

Guess its time for more letters. And phone calls. And e-mails.


13 posted on 05/11/2012 12:33:11 PM PDT by ZULU (Non Nobis Domine Non Nobis Sed Nomini Tuo Da Gloriam.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY


14 posted on 05/11/2012 12:34:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If someone attacks you, it’s best to just let them harm/murder you.

Otherwise someone might get their feelings hurt and we couldn’t have that.

Now go pay your taxes - your government is broke. :)


15 posted on 05/11/2012 12:37:25 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Nobody can bring our babies back, but it would bring us some comfort if we can spare other mothers the pain that we will feel on this Mother’s Day, and every day for the rest of our lives.”

Well...how about you raise your kids with a sense of personal responsibility, and teach them right from wrong. Maybe the fault lies with you and your child rearing skills...


16 posted on 05/11/2012 12:42:50 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hmmmm, didn’t her offspring sit cold on a slab for a few days before he was even claimed?

Did this “mom” tell the cops he was missing that evening?

Or the following evening?

Or the next evening?

Didn’t think so.


17 posted on 05/11/2012 12:44:07 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I do feel a little bad for mom...

I bet he would have stolen something really nice for her


18 posted on 05/11/2012 12:45:07 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
That picture of the woman (I assume) with the ice team and skittles, the whole story, Obama's statements, ABC news doctoring the tape, the black panther bounty and the conference call, the beatings of white people across the nation in retaliation. It's all just like a bad, horrible dream. It's just unbelievable.

This society we have allowed to be built around us is just vile.
19 posted on 05/11/2012 12:52:37 PM PDT by Jay Santos CP ("Idiocracy"... It's no longer just a movie.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If I’m ever beaten up by a black man I know the right thing to do is let him do it. If I die, so what! At least that proves I’m not a racist.


20 posted on 05/11/2012 12:54:05 PM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet


Hey! Hey! Hey! Rerun.
21 posted on 05/11/2012 12:54:51 PM PDT by crosshairs
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To: Mr. K

I think the real reason the left hates these laws is that it ends a potential source of revenue for the race hustlers. Most of the stand your ground laws include a provision that gives the shooter immunity from civil liability if the shooting is ruled justified. Cynically the left realizes they need a certain number of martyrs, as long as they stand to profit from their deaths.


22 posted on 05/11/2012 1:03:51 PM PDT by Fellow Traveler
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To: Free ThinkerNY
She needs to go to Capitol Hill and support that bill in Congress...

“Da Gang Banga Car Jacka Thuggin’ Fo Hoes Protection Act.”


23 posted on 05/11/2012 1:14:05 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m happy Zimmerman cleansed the gene pool of this friggin piece of $hit predator. I would have done the same. I hope to meet Shabazz and send him to hell in a bucket.


24 posted on 05/11/2012 1:19:42 PM PDT by Renegade
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’ve got a bad feeling she is going to turn into a “Cindy Sheehan” and ride this tragedy for all its worth. She will probably be running for office in a few years after she sells her book and gets money for speaking engagements.


25 posted on 05/11/2012 1:20:31 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: bgill

She should have picked a better man to be his father, as well.


26 posted on 05/11/2012 1:21:29 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

It seems that those opposed to “stand your ground” are saying that black thugs are entitled to intimidate, assault and kill people without facing resistance.


27 posted on 05/11/2012 1:22:24 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: crosshairs

I don’t understand how even Sharpton and Jackson can be getting any traction with this. A wanna be Thug, punk, would be murderer gets what he deserve and the whole country at least the Main Stream Media, goes crazy over the victim who survived.

I love Stand Your Ground laws. It means that Zimmerman will walk and not be exposed to civil suits. Unless there are facts not in the public view there is no way Zimmerman should have ever been in custody or have ever had any criminal charge filed against him. Stand Your Ground laws also mean that crooks will be taken out of circulation, not by serving a few years behind bars, but by being dead. Violent crooks who kill and wound victims deserve to die. They deserve to die when they commit their crimes not 30 or 40 years later in their old age.

When Zimmerman killed Martin I felt some sorrow for Martin because who wants a young man dead. I have changed. Knowing what I now know, that Martin was a violent thug, a burglar and a dope peddler I realize that Zimmerman did society a favor. He should be receiving an award for the service he provided to the community of honest, hard working people. Just imagine all the crimes that will not be committed now because Martin is dead, just imagine all the violence and pain that people will not have to suffer simply because the thug Martin is dead. Just imagine all the money that will not be spent on courts and jails to keep Martin.

The shame is not that Martin is dead, the shame is that Martins parents didn’t raise him any better. I do hope Martin felt fear and pain as life was leaving his body.

I have a feeling that there will be more “Stand Your Ground” laws in more states, not less.

Thank you Mr. Zimmerman.


28 posted on 05/11/2012 1:24:59 PM PDT by JAKraig (Surely my religion is at least as good as yours)
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To: Turbo Pig
Seems to me that this is a defacto admission that her son was the aggressor and placed Zimmerman in a position where “Stand Your ground” applies. Just a thought.

True. SYG is irrelevant unless Trayvon attacked him.

29 posted on 05/11/2012 1:32:19 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Da Coyote

“Hmmmm, didn’t her offspring sit cold on a slab for a few days before he was even claimed?”

Perhaps “mom” was too busy being laid by her lover “du joir” to give a shyt?


30 posted on 05/11/2012 1:39:25 PM PDT by Levante
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To: Free ThinkerNY
If you had been a better parent, your kid would be alive today. If his dad had been a better husband and you had been a better wife, you would have still be married and better equipped to raise your kid better. Trying to blame George Zimmerman and some “LAW”, is frankly embarrassing.

Take your grief home with you and shut up.

31 posted on 05/11/2012 1:47:46 PM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That guy needs less Snapple and Skittles and a better haircut.

Snapple and Skittles are probably thinking, “why oh why does this fat man chose our products?”


32 posted on 05/11/2012 1:58:34 PM PDT by hummingbird (I am Breitbart.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Trayvon's mother w/Trayvon and other son. Note the missing family element, and the choice (or lackthereof) of attire.

33 posted on 05/11/2012 2:02:16 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: Free ThinkerNY
F U

I'd shoot him with or without the law....

34 posted on 05/11/2012 2:10:50 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Citizens with no criminal record should be able, at will, to carry, concealed or open, any firearm they please, hand gun or long gun, anywhere they please without let or hindrance by government authorities.
Self defence is a right that can not be taken away. Even a new born baby will try to defend it self. A baby in the womb will try to avoid the forceps tearing it apart. A rabbit will fight the wolf that has it cornered.


35 posted on 05/11/2012 2:15:21 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Maybe the horse will learn to sing)
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To: Jay Santos CP

Is that a man or a woman? I really can’t tell;)


36 posted on 05/11/2012 2:32:58 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: kevcol

She shoulda covered up the girls. Sheesh.


37 posted on 05/11/2012 4:53:22 PM PDT by Jaded (Really? Seriously?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just think what a wonderful world this will be when we OUTLAW all the guns and NOBODY will ever die again, cuz it’s the guns that kill people. That’s the only way people get dead... guns and evil SUVs.

/so (does this really need it?)


38 posted on 05/11/2012 4:55:57 PM PDT by Jaded (Really? Seriously?)
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To: Turbo Pig

She also said it was an accident until her handlers got a hold of her.


39 posted on 05/11/2012 4:59:25 PM PDT by Jaded (Really? Seriously?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How much would the ‘stand your ground’ rules mean to a man whose head was being slammed against the sidewalk?


40 posted on 05/11/2012 6:54:58 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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