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From One Street In Sanford, Fla., To The Streets of N.Y. And L.A.
Los Angeles Times ^ | July 16, 2013 | Matt Pearce

Posted on 07/16/2013 5:20:55 AM PDT by Biggirl

In a way, part of the outrage had always been about public space: Trayvon Martin, 17, carrying a can of iced tea and a bag of Skittles, was walking home when he was shot dead after a struggle with a neighborhood watch volunteer who had viewed him as suspicious.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: fl; nyc; sanford
A question that NEEDS to be asked of the protesters: Can we PLEASE wake up, smell the coffee, GROW UP, and MOVE ON for a chnage?
1 posted on 07/16/2013 5:20:55 AM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

Is it still Black Rage when the majority of protesters are Lilly White?


2 posted on 07/16/2013 5:29:11 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Biggirl
Can we PLEASE wake up, smell the coffee, GROW UP, and MOVE ON for a change?

Don't be silly! Racial parasites were acknowledged a long time ago, and they have no plans to do anything else!

There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs-partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.
Chapters From My Experience,
[page 13638 of the World’s Work] Booker T. Washington

3 posted on 07/16/2013 5:31:23 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as defined by the Law of Nature, not a 'person' as defined by the laws of Man)
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To: MamaTexan

The sad reality is that, Mr. Washington’s prediction is correct. Today there is folks who have nothing better to do than to become “busy-bodies.”


4 posted on 07/16/2013 5:35:37 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl
Trayvon Martin, 17, carrying a can of iced tea and a bag of Skittles...

....And a set of burglary tools, which he ditched on being seen by Zimmerman.

5 posted on 07/16/2013 5:42:04 AM PDT by wbill
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To: Biggirl

WHAT IS WRONG?
Why is it IMPOSSIBLE for anybody to get even the simpleist facts of the matter correct?
The pictures are there for anyone to see.
NOT a can of iced tea.
WATERMELON SODA! WATERMELON JUCE SODA!!!!!!

(Or is the “watermelon” term too rasis? If so, the whole setup is one raisis joke.)


6 posted on 07/16/2013 5:43:40 AM PDT by Flintlock ("The redcoats are coming" -- TO SEIZE OUR GUNS!!--Paul Revere)
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To: wbill

I think I missed this part of the narrative. Was there something found ? Sorry if this question is repetitive...I think I missed this.


7 posted on 07/16/2013 5:49:29 AM PDT by HangingTuff
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The death shattered those in Sanford, Fla., who knew Martin

Martin was from Miami, nobody knew him in Sanford. This LA Times writer shows his ignorance.

8 posted on 07/16/2013 5:51:38 AM PDT by Dedbone
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To: MamaTexan

Bookmarked...Thank You!

The whole Booker T. section is very insightful, as far as the negro advancing since then, they have not, nothing has changed...only those who function as an individual then and now are successful, regardless of race.

Race pimps and poverty pimps, thrive both then and now.


9 posted on 07/16/2013 6:03:35 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Flintlock

Watermelon is now racist, don’t know what we’re supposed to call it.


10 posted on 07/16/2013 6:05:18 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Yup. Watermelon can backfire on us crackers


11 posted on 07/16/2013 6:11:17 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: PoloSec
My pleasure! I DO love finding original works. They have so much more flavor and are a great deal more insightful than the cliff-note versions that [supposedly] tell us what they say.

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Race pimps and poverty pimps, thrive both then and now.

Yep! I started calling them racial parasites because they do noting more than feed of their own kind...... and leave everyone else to clean up the mess.

12 posted on 07/16/2013 6:12:32 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as defined by the Law of Nature, not a 'person' as defined by the laws of Man)
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To: HangingTuff
I read on FR that the cops found a set that had been stashed right near where the shooting happened. I'll dig around and see if I can find it.

Actually, a FReeper had the most plausible explanation for the entire thing.

Trayvon is casing houses (on his way back from getting Iced Tea and Skittles...which are completely irrelevant to anything, but the media seems to disagree with me....). Zimmerman sees him. Trayvon sees Zimmerman, or hears him talking to 911 on his cell phone, and stashes his tools as soon as they're out of sight from each other.

Zimmerman heads back to his car. Trayvon doubles back to get his stuff. Inadvertently runs into Zimmerman, they have a few words, and the rest is history.

I like all of the speculation about Trayvon "lying in wait to ambush Zimmerman" and so forth. But the above explanation is simple and sensible, and Occam's razor says it's likely correct.

13 posted on 07/16/2013 6:12:42 AM PDT by wbill
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To: HangingTuff

It was a ‘slim jim’ which is used to jimmy locks and possibly one other item. Officer Serino testified to that or put it in one of is reports. The items were found in the bushes where Travon was hiding and I think near the apartment he was casing.

BTW - the drink wasn’t iced tea. The MSM for some reason doesn’t want to tell us it was really watermelon drink.


14 posted on 07/16/2013 6:17:45 AM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in in a long time I am proud of my country.)
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To: wbill

Thanks for your reply. Trying to keep up with the true facts of the case and totally missed this.


15 posted on 07/16/2013 6:25:01 AM PDT by HangingTuff
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To: ladyjane

Thanks for your reply. I have been trying to keep up with the true facts of this case and completely missed this. It’s important to realize that this teen was not the innocent that has been claimed.


16 posted on 07/16/2013 6:28:24 AM PDT by HangingTuff
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Don’t worry about keeping up with the facts of the case. There is MUCH more information that is going to come out. I suspect we’ll all get to see (if we want to) the texts and pictures from Tray’s cell phone that the prosecution withheld from the defense. Maybe we’ll get to find out who DeeDee really is. We’ll find out all about Tray’s martial arts skills, his daddy’s Crips gang connections and why his mommy could no longer care for him when he was little. Hopefully the woman who raised him will tell all. The defense attorneys know most of it but have said little about it in the trial.


17 posted on 07/16/2013 6:35:01 AM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in in a long time I am proud of my country.)
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To: HangingTuff; ladyjane
Yeah, I did a search on "freerepublic", "Trayvon", and "Burglary tools" and came up with 893 hits. Thanks, LadyJane, for setting the record straight.

If memory serves, it was a slimjim and a screwdriver (or set of screwdrivers?). On its face, there's nothing unusual about them; I've got the same stuff in my shop at home.

But I'm not 17, with a record of B&E, and carrying them around in my pocket, in the evening, in the rain, and looking in the windows of houses that don't belong to me.

18 posted on 07/16/2013 6:41:16 AM PDT by wbill
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(on his way back from getting Iced Tea and Skittles...which are completely irrelevant to anything, but the media seems to disagree with me....).

They do it to express his supposed innocence, but I've learned there is a street concoction of Skittles, watermelon ice tea and cough syrup that supposed to get you high. It's called Purple Drank, I think.

The coroner's report mentioned that not only was there pot in Trayvon's system, but his liver was already starting to be damaged by the Purple Drank stuff, so the media is either laughing in our faces or showing thier ignorance.

19 posted on 07/16/2013 6:44:18 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as defined by the Law of Nature, not a 'person' as defined by the laws of Man)
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Plus, the extra large screwdriver was found in Travon’s backpack along with 12 items of women’s jewelry. The school police never reported Travon to the Sanford police and they sent the device and the jewelery to them as ‘found’ items. It was later determined the jewelry was stolen from an apartment a couple of blocks from Travon’s school.


20 posted on 07/16/2013 6:48:14 AM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in in a long time I am proud of my country.)
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To: wbill
And a set of burglary tools, which he ditched on being seen by Zimmerman.

What source are you using for that?

21 posted on 07/16/2013 9:17:18 AM PDT by ansel12 ( Santorum appeared on CBS and pronounced George Zimmerman guilty of murder, first degree. March-2012)
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