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Family of Trayvon Martin to speak at anti-gun violence rally Friday in ESL
The St. Louis American ^ | May 21, 2012.

Posted on 05/22/2012 12:19:32 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

East St. Louis native Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, parents of Trayvon Martin, and Trayvon’s older brother Jahvaris Fulton, will speak in East St. Louis (IL) on May 25th. The family will address the public during the “STOP THE VIOLENCE NOW –THE SENSELESS USE OF GUNS MUST CEASE: We Refuse to Remain Hostage to Crime!!!” Bi-state Youth & Community Rally, set for noon at North End Missionary Baptist Church, located at 463 N. 88th St. in East St. Louis.

Tracy Martin, graduate of East St. Louis Senior High School (1986), and Sybrina Fulton were thrust into the national spotlight when they tragically loss their son Trayvon to gun violence on Feb. 26.

All concerned Metro East and Greater St. Louis area community members can join Tracy, Sybrina and Jahvaris on Friday afternoon to take a stand against violence. Most fittingly, family members of Trayvon Martin will use the urban backdrop of East St. Louis to speak against violence and to plead with local youth to stop using guns senselessly.

Martin and Fulton say that they understand the heartache associated with the sudden loss of a child and want to encourage community members of Tracy’s hometown to remain vigilant against crime. As parents, they want to join Jahvaris in pleading with local youth to “STOP THE VIOLENCE NOW,” and to urge them to find other ways to solve their differences.

This free event is spearheaded by community activist Stephanie A. Miles, in cooperation with Metro-East Parent Connection and The IVPA E. St. Louis Safety Net Works (SNW) Coalition. It is supported by concerned citizens and groups, including Better Family Life and the Illinois Violence Prevention Authority (IVPA).

"We are in this together," stated Miles, "And we are thrilled that Tracy, Sybrina and Jahvaris are standing their ground in East St. Louis against violence and the senseless use of guns. While national TV programs such as ‘Saturday Night Live’ laugh and poke fun at cities like East St. Louis, children and young adults in our urban communities are dying, and moms and dads are grieving. It’s not funny. Future preachers, teachers, doctors and lawyers are lying in the streets. Like Tracy Martin and his family, our community agrees that the senseless use of guns must cease. We don’t have to accept things the way that they are.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: banglist; georgezimmerman; illinois; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
Was Trayvon a future doctor or lawyer? Did we lose a cure for cancer or a way to solve our nations problems when he was hunted down and assassinated by that evil white Hispanic gun nut?
1 posted on 05/22/2012 12:19:40 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"against violance"

Apparently momma hasn't seen the videos of Tray and the street fights he promotes.

2 posted on 05/22/2012 12:27:36 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau
BAN SIDEWALKS!..
THEY CAUSE LACERATIONS!

3 posted on 05/22/2012 12:55:00 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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4 posted on 05/22/2012 1:29:44 AM PDT by South40
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If only Zimmerman used a knife instead of a gun, all this race baiting would have never started. /s


5 posted on 05/22/2012 1:32:47 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Confucius say, short note better than long memory....)
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To: Sacajaweau

It is unfortunate Trayvon’s parents didn’t spend the time raising and guiding their son while he was alive they seem to have now available to perpetuate his memory. Their son was suspended from school yet they chose to indulge in their own priorities instead of staying home and supervising their truant son. Had the family been at home sharing a meal with their son, Trayvon would not have been running around the neighborhood hungry seeking Skittles and Arizona tea. Instead the father was out to dinner with his live in fiancé and the mother was off somewhere doing her thing.

Need we forget, the father and girlfriend arrived home that night and were apparently not concerned that Trayvon wasn’t at home. The father went to bed and didn’t call the police until the middle of the next morning to report his son missing. Am I the only person left in America believing a parent has responsibility for monitoring the behavior and whereabouts of his/her minor children, particularly when a child’s behavior has been bad enough to warrant a ten day suspension from school?


6 posted on 05/22/2012 2:26:35 AM PDT by Soul of the South
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To: Soul of the South
"Am I the only person left in America believing a parent has responsibility for monitoring the behavior and whereabouts of his/her minor children, particularly when a child’s behavior has been bad enough to warrant a ten day suspension from school?"

No you are not. Most people agree with you.
However when Al & Jessie enter they NEVER mention that. It is always the White person who is at fault. Never the black or his/her parents.

7 posted on 05/22/2012 2:33:29 AM PDT by DeaconRed (My vote in Nov will be dictated by my extreme hatred for ZERO and what he is doing to our country.)
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To: Soul of the South
I read someplace that he called the police....not to report him missing...but to see if he was in trouble. That makes more sense....since it appears he didn't call Tray's friends etc..

Something isn't quite right....I'm sure the cops were on the scene for hours. Daddy had to clean up his act. Momma and daddy had to collaborate.

And it was 3 weeks before this got into the news!!!!

The girlfriend has disappeared and momma and daddy are shakin that old money tree like they went to preachin' school.

8 posted on 05/22/2012 2:45:50 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“If not for gun violence my beautiful baby would have beat that white Hispanic bastard to death and still be alive.”

—Martin's Mom.

What else can she say that ain't dishonest?

9 posted on 05/22/2012 3:00:03 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Biden and Obama--funny ha ha and funny queer.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wonder how many attendees will be shot during or after the “anti-gun-violence” rally. The average for these events seems to be about 4, with more if there’s hip-hop entertainment.


10 posted on 05/22/2012 3:15:22 AM PDT by Tax-chick (I love you for your perspicacity.)
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To: Tax-chick
Somebody has to throw a chair first.
11 posted on 05/22/2012 3:20:48 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Biden and Obama--funny ha ha and funny queer.")
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To: South40

Good point, the vast majority of black violent deaths are because of other blacks.

Until they admit it and earnestly plead for order and respect in their own community, their cries are false and misleading, if their is “racism” in this country, it seems that blacks hate blacks.


12 posted on 05/22/2012 3:21:09 AM PDT by djf ("There are more old drunkards than old doctors." - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
family members of Trayvon Martin will use the urban backdrop of East St. Louis

"Urban back drop"? Think Detroit, only on a much smaller scale. East St. Louis, Illinois is small, with a population of 28,753 and separated by a large river, from St. Louis, Mo.

13 posted on 05/22/2012 4:12:50 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Obama versus Romney? Cyanide versus arsenic.)
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“STOP THE VIOLENCE NOW –THE SENSELESS USE OF GUNS MUST CEASE: We Refuse to Remain Hostage to Crime!!!”

Jumbo shrimp

14 posted on 05/22/2012 4:17:21 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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They are mad because someone stopped him from eating skittles, distributing poison love drugs and of bashing someone’s head freely because it felt good to beat an hispanic and getting away with it.

Damn it, it feels good to be a gangster, without pesky guns around that hampers progressism towards sustainable humane cannibalism.


15 posted on 05/22/2012 4:43:00 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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East St. Louis? Give me a break.


16 posted on 05/22/2012 6:16:36 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Anti-gun?

Tell that to the Koreans in Los Angeles, lady.


17 posted on 05/22/2012 7:32:28 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The TrayMom & TrayDad Road Show:
(in no particular order)

Birmingham
Los Angeles
London
Baltimore
E. St. Louis


18 posted on 05/22/2012 7:54:50 AM PDT by Jaded (Really? Seriously?)
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The TrayMom & TrayDad Road Show:

Who's paying for all this, I wonder? Is this a new job for this pair? Gotta end sometime -- or maybe they will be able to parlay it into a permanent anti-gun sinecure, like the Bradys, eh?

19 posted on 05/22/2012 11:49:01 AM PDT by imardmd1 (An armed society is a polite society, but dangerous for a fool.)
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Benjamin Crump, Al & Jessie. There is a picture from the LA appearance with Al Sharptongue handing them trash cans.... boggles the mind.


20 posted on 05/22/2012 2:22:51 PM PDT by Jaded (Really? Seriously?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It seems like the use of a gun against Trayvon wasn’t “senseless”. It very well may have saved Zimmerman’s life.


21 posted on 05/22/2012 2:36:59 PM PDT by Gritty (Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions - GK Chesterton)
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