Skip to comments.Harrisburg Rallies for Trayvon Martin
Posted on 07/20/2013 8:51:27 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
Today marks one week since a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty.
More than 100 cities across the nation rallied Saturday for civil rights charges to be brought against Zimmerman.
But people in Harrisburg want state legislators to stand with them.
Hundreds of people pack Walnut Street
What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!
with a new sense of pride after President Obama addressed the nation on Friday about the pain among the African American community.
It could have been your son, it could have been your nephew, says Harrisburg Mayor, Linda Thompson.
The signs that people are holding are more than just words, its a symbol of courage for people in Harrisburg to keep fighting for what they believe is injustice.
I understand the verdict and I accept the verdict but its bigger than that, says Ed Noon of Harrisburg.
Noon says change starts with the law.
Were not in Sanford, Florida, but were in Harrisburg Pennsylvania and enough is enough.
Those rallying want their message to resonate throughout the Capitol building.
We are also today calling on our state legislature and legislators to eliminate the shoot first laws, says Thompson.
Mayor Thompson wants lawmakers to repeal the shoot first law which allows a person to use deadly force if they feel their own life is in danger.
Until we challenge that there is no peace and justice in America, says Thompson.
She believes it would put a stop to gun violence, especially in the capital city.
In the name and the sake of Trayvon Martin, put your guns away, says Thompson.
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The devil dances
There is no shortage of ignorant, hate-filled people in the US.
What to bet Obama just can’t wait to praise all these great protesters
Fighting for injustice is exactly what they're doing.
I notice they didn’t mention how many hundreds.....
In the name of Trayvon Martin, dont pick fights and slam people’s heads into cement.
I’d like a list of these “hundreds” of cities they keep printing. I wonder if anyone in the press has made any effort to check this dubious claim.
BIG surprise-mayor is negro.
Come and get ‘em, mayor.
We refuse to be prey to Holder’s people.
so just sit back and get shot, raped, robbed, whatever?
Trayvon should NOT have broken George Zimmerman’s nose.
Trayvon should NOT have given George Zimmerman two black eyes.
Trayvon should NOT have repeatedly slammed George Zimmerman’s head on the pavement.
Trayvon should NOT have gotten suspended from school for possessing traces of marijuana.
Trayvon should NOT have stolen 12 pcs of ladies jewelry, and a mans watch.
Trayvon should NOT have kept a flat head screwdriver described as a burglary tool, in his backpack.
Trayvon should NOT have had a criminal past of theft, hiding and acting suspicious.
Trayvon should NOT have encouraged ... fellow thugs to commit murder with the tweet, Plzz shoot da #mf dat lied 2 u!.
TRAYVON MARTIN: - Hey, are you following me?
GEORGE ZIMMERMAN: - Ummm, yes.
TRAYVON MARTIN: - May I ask why?
GEORGE ZIMMERMAN: - Well, uh, we've had a number off robberies in this neighborhood lately, and I don't recognize you...
TRAYVON MARTIN: - Oh, well, I'm Travon Martin, I'm spending the summer at my uncle's in unit 12. I expect you'll see a lot of me this summer.
GEORGE ZIMMERMAN: - OK, thanks, good to know. I'm George Zimmerman, by the way.
They shake hands.
TRAYVON MARTIN: - No, thank you for keeping an eye out for your neighbors!
They want to make self-defense illegal. That will REALLY reduce violence.
26 protesters and hundreds on the streets going about their normal business whom, by virtue of their presence, are deemed to be in sympathy with the protesters.
And it could just have easily been one of their sons or nephews being gunned down by another black or having the snot beat out of them like George Zimmerman. Guess they are too blinded by hate to think clearly. There isn’t one of them who wouldn’t want their friends or family to protect themselves if someone jumped them. Not one of them! Wonder why someone doesn’t ask these haters to put themselves in GZ’s shoes? Oh, they would probably just spew the lies of the left because they aren’t intelligent enough to think for themselves.