Skip to comments.Trayvon Martin's mom tapes Mother's Day appeal against 'Stand Your Ground' laws
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 ...
Maybe she shouldn’t have raised her kid to be a punk.
And so the pesky meme keeps on getting propagated about a law which did NOT figure in the altercation between T and Z. Shameful.
Sooo, can I Stand My Ground with a baseball bat, knife, rock, fists.........?
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.
They need to civilize their kids before they let them out of the house.
Give it up Mom, the Stand Your Ground laws, just like your son, ain’t going nowhere anytime soon....
Sorry for your loss but all human beings are entitled to defend themselves.
Stand you ground is just basic self defense common sense.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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. :)
“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...
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.
I do feel a little bad for mom...
I bet he would have stolen something really nice for her
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.
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.
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.
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.
She should have picked a better man to be his father, as well.
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.
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.
True. SYG is irrelevant unless Trayvon attacked him.
“Hmmmm, didnt 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?
Take your grief home with you and shut up.
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?”
I'd shoot him with or without the law....
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.
Is that a man or a woman? I really can’t tell;)
She shoulda covered up the girls. Sheesh.
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?)
She also said it was an accident until her handlers got a hold of her.
How much would the ‘stand your ground’ rules mean to a man whose head was being slammed against the sidewalk?
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