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Harrisburg Rallies for Trayvon Martin
fox43.com ^ | July 20, 2013

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, it’s 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 it’s bigger than that,” says Ed Noon of Harrisburg.

Noon says change starts with the law.

“We’re not in Sanford, Florida, but we’re 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at fox43.com ...


TOPICS: US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: blackrage; holder; lindathompson

1 posted on 07/20/2013 8:51:27 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The devil dances


2 posted on 07/20/2013 8:53:31 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

There is no shortage of ignorant, hate-filled people in the US.


3 posted on 07/20/2013 8:54:05 PM PDT by whitedog57
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To: Tailgunner Joe

What to bet Obama just can’t wait to praise all these great protesters


4 posted on 07/20/2013 8:54:05 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Tailgunner Joe
it’s a symbol of courage for people in Harrisburg to keep fighting for what they believe is injustice

Fighting for injustice is exactly what they're doing.

5 posted on 07/20/2013 8:54:57 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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6 posted on 07/20/2013 8:55:50 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I notice they didn’t mention how many hundreds.....


7 posted on 07/20/2013 8:56:11 PM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"She believes it would put a stop to gun violence, especially in the capital city."

Sounds like Harrisburg has a certified cretin for a mayor.
8 posted on 07/20/2013 9:02:47 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Tailgunner Joe

In the name of Trayvon Martin, dont pick fights and slam people’s heads into cement.


9 posted on 07/20/2013 9:05:11 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"Harrisburg rallies for Trayvon Martin"

How many people rallied - 100-200? 1,000? What is the population of Harrisburg - 200,000? 300,000?

Whatever the actual figures are, my point is that a tiny fraction of Harrisburg rallied for Trayvon Martin.
10 posted on 07/20/2013 9:05:39 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: basil

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.


11 posted on 07/20/2013 9:05:45 PM PDT by keat
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To: Tailgunner Joe

BIG surprise-mayor is negro.

Come and get ‘em, mayor.

We refuse to be prey to Holder’s people.


12 posted on 07/20/2013 9:06:02 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
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.

so just sit back and get shot, raped, robbed, whatever?

13 posted on 07/20/2013 9:07:02 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Skip impeachment and move straight to deportation..)
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To: whitedog57
You got that right!

Trayvon should NOT have told George Zimmerman: Trayvon should NOT have gone for George Zimmerman's handgun.

Trayvon should NOT have pinned George Zimmerman down on the ground.

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 man’s 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 should NOT have had a police record FOIA Sunlight And More Trayvon Martin Police Records.

Trayvon should NOT have had Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin for parents, who didn't discipline their unruly son, when he needed it.
Then they refused to admit to themselves, at each step along the way toward this disaster, that their son, Trayvon Martin, had a real problem and needed professional help!

Had the situation been handled different by Trayvon Martin, he might still be alive.
But, NO !
It DID NOT go that way.

14 posted on 07/20/2013 9:07:41 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: cardinal4
"so just sit back and get shot, raped, robbed, whatever?"

That is EXACTLY what this nitwit is saying.
15 posted on 07/20/2013 9:08:04 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Tailgunner Joe

They want to make self-defense illegal. That will REALLY reduce violence.


16 posted on 07/20/2013 9:11:31 PM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: Cementjungle
"It’s a symbol of courage for people in Harrisburg to keep fighting for what they believe is injustice"

"Fighting for injustice is exactly what they're doing."

Good catch.
17 posted on 07/20/2013 9:11:57 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: basil

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.


18 posted on 07/20/2013 9:11:59 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: whitedog57

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.


19 posted on 07/20/2013 9:19:00 PM PDT by Catsrus (`)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Cue the rock song by Loverboy "Lovin' Every Minute of It" and dedicate it to Princess Hillary. The more she escapes attention, the better for her chances in 2016:


20 posted on 07/20/2013 9:19:51 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: Steve_Seattle

Yep, most people are sitting this one out, much easier to sit home and sip iced tea and munch Skittles than go out in the hot sun and riot. It’s almost like WORK.


21 posted on 07/20/2013 9:20:41 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Tailgunner Joe

They should hold these rallies more often.

When large numbers of moochers gather in public groups like this the crime in other parts of the city plunges.


22 posted on 07/20/2013 9:27:09 PM PDT by Iron Munro (They Old. That's Old School People. We In A New School, Our Generation)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

23 posted on 07/20/2013 9:28:22 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

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24 posted on 07/20/2013 9:28:31 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
HUNDREDS again....WOW...Hundreds...STUNNING turnout

the same old POV trick. get close to a few and let the viewer assume...i.e. IMAGINE the other HUNDREDS if not thousands,..depending on the imagination of the viewer




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25 posted on 07/20/2013 9:29:55 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Macabre Crumpet of Caucasian Ethnicity)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Hundreds, in other words, another dud rally.


26 posted on 07/21/2013 1:59:30 AM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

27 posted on 07/21/2013 2:09:14 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Mayor, FU! Your city is a shit hole just like Detroit. You got primaried by your own dihimie party and are not even on the ballot this November. Go away, your opinion on anything is irrelevant.


28 posted on 07/21/2013 2:43:26 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Heh...there’s about 20 people at that “rally.” 30 max.


29 posted on 07/21/2013 2:51:57 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Steve_Seattle

So does Pittsburgh. So does any major city that elects a Democrat.
Democrats destroyed more Cities in the US Than the USAAF and the RAF did in Europe in WW2.


30 posted on 07/21/2013 3:18:38 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Here's a hint to those militantly ignorant urban cretins :


             

ps : see if UrbanDictionary will clue you in on the # of hunting licenses out there in all that 'red', then extrapolate (look that up too)

31 posted on 07/21/2013 3:32:05 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: Steve_Seattle

Population is about 50k.


32 posted on 07/21/2013 4:34:48 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Tailgunner Joe
President Obama addressed the nation on Friday about the pain among the African American community.

Funny how we are supposed to be all concerned about them. Where is their concern about their fellow countrymen i.e. whites? Oh that's right, there is none.

33 posted on 07/21/2013 4:39:17 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Tailgunner Joe

34 posted on 07/21/2013 5:04:50 AM PDT by maddog55 (America Rising.... Civil War II)
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To: driftless2

There are a lot more people in the environs surrounding Harrisburg who work in town and go home at night.


35 posted on 07/21/2013 5:27:37 AM PDT by mdmathis6
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Harrisburg = Deetroit


36 posted on 07/21/2013 5:37:11 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
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.

Yes, anyone in that situation should wait until their assailant kills them before resorting to self defense.

37 posted on 07/21/2013 5:44:23 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: mdmathis6

Thanks, just checked the metro pop. and it’s around half a million. That’s surprising.


38 posted on 07/21/2013 6:09:40 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Tailgunner Joe

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39 posted on 07/21/2013 6:15:03 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Steve_Seattle

As an old rally guy myself, I’d have to say these were a flop.

In Miami, Tracey Martin addressed dozens of protesters. Dozens.

In Miami.

Think about that.


40 posted on 07/21/2013 6:21:36 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Harrisburg blacks ought to be way more concerned about what is happening in the city of Detroit than the fact a homophobic, want to be punk was killed while committing assault and battery resulting in greivous bodily harm to a black Latino.


41 posted on 07/21/2013 6:30:50 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother (01-21-13, Obama declares war on The Constitution of the United States)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

So far they have turned out... collectively across the entire United States to protest... in numbers reaching as high as in the hundreds total... for the entire country. Wow... NOT impressive! I could get that many people here with 10 kegs of beer and a country band.

LLS


42 posted on 07/21/2013 7:46:47 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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