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Clergy, civil rights groups in Detroit say they're not done fighting for Trayvon Martin
michiganradio.org ^ | July 15, 2013 | Sarah Cwiek

Posted on 07/15/2013 4:58:41 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

Civil rights activists say they’re not done trying to get justice for Trayvon Martin.

They have actions planned in Detroit and around the country to push for federal intervention in the Florida teen’s case.

Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman shot and killed Martin, a black, unarmed teenager, in 2012.

Zimmerman’s acquittal this past weekend has sparked national outrage—and questions about persistent racial inequities in the justice system.

In Detroit, civil rights groups and clergy say federal law enforcement should step in because the state judicial system failed.

Imam Dawud Walid says race was clearly a motivating factor in Martin’s killing—but that evidence wasn’t considered in Zimmerman’s trial.

“We have federal civil rights laws because the federal government needs at times to check states rights, or state misbehavior,” Walid says.

The US Justice Department is investigating Martin’s murder as a possible hate crime. Federal authorities could take on the case it’s deemed a hate crime motivated by “racial animus.”

Reverend Charles Williams II heads the Detroit chapter of the National Action Network. He says he’s confident federal leaders will take action on the Martin case because it “touches the hearts of people in power.”

“Remember, President Obama himself came out and said that if he had a son, it would look like Trayvon. So he even understands--let me be honest with you--what it means to be a black man in America,” says Williams. “Eric Holder understands that, too.”

Activists will gather at federal buildings in Detroit and across the country this Saturday to build pressure for a federal prosecution.


TOPICS: US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: blackkk; detroit; florida; georgezimmerman; michigan; trayvonmartin; zimmerman

1 posted on 07/15/2013 4:58:41 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe
they’re not done trying to get justice for Trayvon Martin

Methinks he already got all the justice he deserved. IMHO

2 posted on 07/15/2013 5:04:45 PM PDT by doc1019 (Get our troops the hell out of the ME)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
What national outrage? Professional agitators and the MSM....
3 posted on 07/15/2013 5:06:57 PM PDT by Gamecock ("Ultimately, Jesus died to save us from the wrath of God." R.C. Sproul)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Activists will gather at federal buildings in Detroit and across the country this Saturday to build pressure for a federal prosecution.

I'm guessing the federal buildings are the ones still standing and not burned out.

4 posted on 07/15/2013 5:07:03 PM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

WHO FIGHTS THE SELF-ANOINTED “CIVIL RIGHTS” FOLKS WHEN THE CIVIL’RIGHTS FOLKS ARE IN THE WRONG?????


5 posted on 07/15/2013 5:07:19 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
OK. It isn't about civil rights any more. “Fighting for Trayvon” is an invitation to race war. Is this what you brain dead liberal morons really want? That's what you're actually looking at and you'd best not pull that trigger.
6 posted on 07/15/2013 5:07:52 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Tailgunner Joe
I continue to be stunned by the inaccuracy of these stories.

They keep saying the hooded young trespasser was unarmed.

He had two working arms that were pounding a Hispanic man's head into a sidewalk.

Why can't they get it straight?

7 posted on 07/15/2013 5:08:23 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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8 posted on 07/15/2013 5:08:38 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Detroit is a dead city, killed by Leftists over the last 50 years. The parasites that remain have nothing left to offer except hate.


9 posted on 07/15/2013 5:10:02 PM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
These are the same people that bankrupted and destroyed their own city. They are scum. Maybe if they spent a fraction of the effort making their own city safe and viable that they spend fighting for “civil rights” Detroit would not be bankrupt today.
10 posted on 07/15/2013 5:11:01 PM PDT by detective
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Detroit is a war zone with literally dozens of young blacks dying a month there.

What do Detroit’s clergy and civil rights groups spend their time and energy on?

A black thug in Florida.

Why?

It is not about civil rights. It is not about God’s power.

It is about race to these black racists.

That someone other than a black killed a black.

We can’t have that. For any reason.

Kinda like only blacks can call each other n*gger.


11 posted on 07/15/2013 5:15:00 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: tailgunner
"Civil rights activists say they’re not done trying to get justice for Trayvon Martin."

Martin got his justice. He doesn't need any more. But these racist insurrectionists might need some.

12 posted on 07/15/2013 5:16:24 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: Tailgunner Joe

They would do a better job tending their own garden.


13 posted on 07/15/2013 5:17:47 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I have to say though, this presents a “damned if you do and damnednifnyou don’t” dilemma for this regime. Large numbers of people are going to be highly pissed no matter what.

I’m enjoying the thought of them squirming over this.


14 posted on 07/15/2013 5:19:16 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

So sad....such a promising life snuffed out like a candle in the wind and I bet Harvard probably had an acceptance letter ready for this young man as well.....


15 posted on 07/15/2013 5:21:39 PM PDT by 1217Chic
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“Reverend Charles Williams II heads the Detroit chapter of the National Action Network. He says he’s confident federal leaders will take action on the Martin case because it ‘touches the hearts of people in power.’”

Yo, dumbass “rev,”... Where were YOU when OJ got clean away with a REAL murder, huh????

Yes, we already know the answer.


16 posted on 07/15/2013 5:24:03 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Funny thing I noticed this morning was the fact that there was an opposing group out there carrying signs saying "Social Justice is NOT justice". The story didn't even mention them but they were clearly in opposition. I'm guessing they were part of the Detroit open carry crowd.

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17 posted on 07/15/2013 5:28:33 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ealgeone

They had better start tending their own gardens.


18 posted on 07/15/2013 5:30:58 PM PDT by Postman (Flies get too little credit.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman shot and killed Martin, a black, unarmed teenager,(who was trying to beat Zimmerman to death at the time) in 2012.

I just couldn't let it go by again.

19 posted on 07/15/2013 5:41:07 PM PDT by tbpiper
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To: Gabrial

In every self defense class, you learn that not only are guns and knives weapons, but so are bats, bricks and concrete.

You have to be deliberately obtuse not to understand that.


20 posted on 07/15/2013 5:42:08 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Don’t trip over all the bodies and decay in Detroit while going on your marches.


21 posted on 07/15/2013 6:05:34 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Tailgunner Joe.
Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman shot and killed Martin, a black, unarmed teenager, in 2012.
s/b
Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman shot and killed Martin in self-defense in 2012.

22 posted on 07/15/2013 6:35:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Rick Ector “Our system of jurisprudence worked”.

http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/22835675/let-it-rip-weekend-zimmerman-verdict-and-stand-your-ground-laws

Frankly I’d have a hard time not pulling a gun and shooting everyone else in the studio.


23 posted on 07/15/2013 7:22:03 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

What about the 300+ blacks killed in Detroit each year?


24 posted on 07/15/2013 7:26:18 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: cripplecreek
Should The Trayvon Martin Case End With The Verdict?

Others believe that the Zimmerman case should end with the verdict. That’s the opinion of the president of Rick’s Firearms Academy in Detroit, Rick Ector.

Ector says the prosecution had the burden of proof and the jury followed the instructions not bowing to outside pressure in the Zimmerman case.

“Want to admonish people that when we had the O.J. Simpson case everyone respected the verdict of that case, many people felt Simpson was guilty but he was exonerated by that jury – America accepted it – America moved on – and I think that we should have the same sentiment today.

25 posted on 07/15/2013 7:28:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

After you are dead, justice is the last thing you want.


26 posted on 07/15/2013 8:06:22 PM PDT by Nemoque
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To: Tailgunner Joe

In the last 40 years about 262,000 blacks have been murdered by other blacks. These black race mongers do not care about these blacks.


27 posted on 07/15/2013 8:08:50 PM PDT by Nemoque
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