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Trayvon Martin rally: 'We must move from stand your ground to common ground'
atlantamagazine.com ^ | July 20, 2013 | Rebecca Burns

Posted on 07/20/2013 9:44:43 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

Neither Kathy Sanders nor her son, Rico, had ever attended a political rally before, but they joined thousands of people in downtown Atlanta Saturday afternoon to pay tribute to Trayvon Martin and call for an end to racial profiling.

“Showing this kind of togetherness, maybe we can make a change,” said Kathy, a College Park resident and U.S. Postal Service clerk.

Rico Sanders, home for the summer from Jacksonville State where he’s a senior and a shooting guard on the basketball team, was selling T-shirts; five dollars of each sold would be donated to the Trayvon Martin Foundation, he said.

For Dionna Smith, a U.S. Navy veteran standing several yards away, this also marked a first political rally. Smith, who held a sign stating "I am Trayvon Martin," said that she’d participated in parades and marches as a veteran, but never marched for a cause like this. Smith said she was “shocked” last week when George Zimmerman was found not guilty in Martin’s death, but added that whatever the trial’s outcome, Zimmerman will “never walk the earth as a free man; the guilt of shooting Trayvon Martin will stay on his conscience.”

Rally attendees chanted, sang along as gospel star Jennifer Holliday belted out “We Shall Overcome,” and listened to speaker after speaker and prayer after prayer—despite the heavy rain that started shortly after the rally began and fell steadily for more almost an hour. The block between the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Building and Richard B. Russell Federal Center was a sea of umbrellas; those who had worn hoodies out of solidarity with Martin pulled up their hoods as the rain continued.

Martin Luther King III and his sister, Bernice, made a joint appearance as the rally headed into its second hour. Martin III reminded the crowd about the upcoming fiftieth anniversary of his father’s famous “Dream” speech, and its less-famous call for the government to make good on the “bad check” issued to its black citizens. “The check still has not been cashed,” said King’s son, adding that he had just come from an NAACP conference at which there had been discussion of “not consuming certain things, like orange juice, from Florida.”

Bernice King said Martin’s death was a “wake up call” to continue to fight for justice. “In many regards, we have fallen asleep,” she said. “God woke us up just in time.”

Reverend Raphael Warnock, pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church where the Kings’ father and grandfather both preached, noted the hoodies among the crowd. “What’s so frightening about a black man in a hoodie in the rain?”he asked. On the other hand, he noted, “We have plenty of data to be worried when we see other folk moving through our neighborhood wearing hoods.”

Warnock called for stricter gun control laws. “We must move from stand your ground to common ground to common sense,” he said.


TOPICS: US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: banglist; blackrage; guncontrol; holder; secondamendment
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1 posted on 07/20/2013 9:44:43 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

no thanks. i’ll stay with the law-abiding people who don’t burglarize other peoples’ homes, and train mma so that they can deliberately get into fights with other people.


2 posted on 07/20/2013 9:47:42 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"Warnock called for stricter gun control laws. “We must move from stand your ground to common ground to common sense,” he said."

As if he possesses common sense.
3 posted on 07/20/2013 9:53:11 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Tailgunner Joe
The Trayvon Martin Foundation

Which will dispense marijuana and "purple drank" to deserving ghetto youth.
4 posted on 07/20/2013 9:55:14 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The black community must learn that trustworthiness is earned. It cannot be commanded, demanded or legislated.

Who is there to teach that community? Jesse? Al?


5 posted on 07/20/2013 9:55:54 PM PDT by Joe Bfstplk
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Forget the Constitution? Never!


6 posted on 07/20/2013 9:56:00 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Wonder what the Trayvon Martin fund’s supposed to be used for?


7 posted on 07/20/2013 9:56:56 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: Steve_Seattle

How about fist control laws... shouldn’t they have cut Tray’s fists off after the first fist fight he was in (which wasn’t with Zimm). YES THIS IS SATIRE NO IT IS NOT SERIOUS


8 posted on 07/20/2013 9:57:10 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

Martin’s mother stifled sobs as she told the crowd: “Not only I vow to do what I have to do for Trayvon Martin, I promise I’m going to work hard for your children as well.”

NOW..shes going to do what she cant do...and didnt to to TRAIN the miserable PUNK

She wants to work hard...for OTHER children as well now does she???

these protestors must have IQs resembling shoe sizes!


9 posted on 07/20/2013 9:58:39 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Macabre Crumpet of Caucasian Ethnicity)
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To: Girlene

Wonder what the Trayvon Martin fund’s supposed to be used for?

to assurah that EAVEREE CHILE has his or her OWN Collection of Trayvonne Bling...inclduing Caps, T Shirts, Braceuhlets, .Arizona Iced Tea Tumblers..and like that!


10 posted on 07/20/2013 10:01:23 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Macabre Crumpet of Caucasian Ethnicity)
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To: Girlene

Wonder what the Trayvon Martin fund’s supposed to be used for?

to assurah that EAVEREE CHILE has his or her OWN Collection of Trayvonne Bling...inclduing Caps, T Shirts, Braceuhlets, .Arizona Iced Tea Tumblers..and like that!


11 posted on 07/20/2013 10:01:26 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Macabre Crumpet of Caucasian Ethnicity)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Some of those statements are just silly. This thing is getting ridiculous now..


12 posted on 07/20/2013 10:02:06 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Skip impeachment and move straight to deportation..)
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To: MeshugeMikey

The American people aren’t required to have high IQ’s, and relatively few seem so blessed.


13 posted on 07/20/2013 10:02:06 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, except for six women in Sanford, FL, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Don’t slam people’s heads on concrete.


14 posted on 07/20/2013 10:02:24 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

This wicked media has nothing better to do than to cover the lowest common denominator.


15 posted on 07/20/2013 10:02:44 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Tailgunner Joe

This is dumb.

With all the problems in the inner-city and among youth in their own communities to rally against “stand your ground” and the idea of self-defense is preposterous. To make a hero out of this kid who turned back and assaulted someone according to all the evidence is ridiculous.

Sharpton sure can pick them can’t he?


16 posted on 07/20/2013 10:03:50 PM PDT by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: Girlene

Salaries and admin costs for the get rich quick cheme.


17 posted on 07/20/2013 10:03:58 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Steve_Seattle

“The Trayvon Martin Foundation”

Will they provide unlimited Skittles?


18 posted on 07/20/2013 10:09:59 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Smith, who held a sign stating “I am Trayvon Martin”

No, you’re not. And I’m not happy about sharing common ground with liars. Nor should you want to be TM. What is there to admire or emulate about this guy? There are high school aged young Blacks who were gunned down in gang violence...I believe there was one near me, in Richmond, CA about 2 years ago. Honor student, varsity football player. Why not emulate or commemorate someone like that? Why do you honor a teenage thug staying with relatives because his Mom can’t handle him and he’s been expelled from school? I just don’t this (outside of the obvious) If it’s your idea of some kind of righteousness to lie and say you are Trayvon, you’re making your own bed. You’re believing a lie, you are seeing with racist eyes and being led around by race pimps and showing you have no mind of your own. I don’t see where the common ground might be.


19 posted on 07/20/2013 10:11:23 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Both parties are trying to elect a new PEOPLE.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
First, how did stand your ground get into this? Zimmerman never raised that as a defense , it was MSM speculation.

Second, If you wish “gun control” you stop the jaw boning and passing unconstitutional laws and have a Constitutional Convention to remove the 2nd Amendment - Good Luck with that one.

No one could say what was in Zimmerman's thought process at the time he pulled the trigger. I think a little guy like him vs a muscular large 17 year old who smoked MJ and “may” have had an illegal gun of his own per cell phone (not known to Z I know) does not show the dude was the angelic 12 year old in the MSM.

20 posted on 07/20/2013 10:14:04 PM PDT by Tuketu (The Dim Platform is splinters bound by crazy glue. We need the Tea Party)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Did Trayvon hold anti-white views? My guess is that he was a virulent racist with a pathological hatred of whites.


21 posted on 07/20/2013 10:16:16 PM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

And she did soooo much for him while he was alive, turning him over to her former husband’s second wife and then, after that marriage did not last, to her ex-husband’s girl friend. What an example she set—not! And now so broken up about the loss of the son she hardly knew—imagine! A real teachable moment!!


22 posted on 07/20/2013 10:16:21 PM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them or they more like we used to be?)
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To: Girlene

Getting democrat plantation masters elected.


23 posted on 07/20/2013 10:17:53 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
On the other hand, he noted, “We have plenty of data to be worried when we see other folk moving through our neighborhood wearing hoods.”

Gotta keep voting Democrat 'cause there's a Klansman behind every tree.

24 posted on 07/20/2013 10:18:18 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Is it me, or does it seem like there are many black folks (mostly males) that are afraid they might get shot when they victimize whites?


25 posted on 07/20/2013 10:18:31 PM PDT by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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26 posted on 07/20/2013 10:19:05 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Common sense?

Total violent crime has dropped by 25% since Florida enacted the “stand your ground” law, even though the state’s population increased by over 1Million since the law was passed.

It would be “common sense” for every state to enact Stand Your Ground laws.


27 posted on 07/20/2013 10:24:06 PM PDT by RavenATB
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To: Tailgunner Joe
We must move from stand your ground to common ground to common sense

I will not run away from you. You can not force your will on me. That is standing my ground.

You do not threaten to harm me and I will not harm you. That is common ground.

As long as you feel entitled to attack me I am entitled to defend myself. That is common sense.

I think that my answers would anger them. Perhaps they should ask themselves why that is.

28 posted on 07/20/2013 10:31:16 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Revenge is a dish best served with pinto beans and muffins)
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To: Tailgunner Joe; Repeat Offender; GenXteacher; Nervous Tick; BlatherNaut; ColdOne; Marcella; ...
Somehow I don't think this all turned out the way obama wanted it to. Now what?

Index is up to date.


29 posted on 07/20/2013 10:33:17 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Keep your fatherless, welfare-whore, hoodie-wearing, coddled, un-educated, rap-loving, jobless, entitled chilrun off my lawn!


30 posted on 07/20/2013 10:33:41 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: MeshugeMikey; Darren McCarty
Here's the link to the Trayvon Martin Fund if anyone is curious. It appears another foundation, "The Miami Foundation", administers the funds going to the "Trayvon Martin Foundation". Wonder if that is typical.

But, wait....what is this foundation? Justice for Trayvon Martin Foundation The Miami Foundation is also involved with this foundation. Maybe it was an earlier version of the Trayvon Martin Foundation.
31 posted on 07/20/2013 10:34:06 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“Stand your ground” never came into play here...total red herring argument. It is apparent he was having the tar beat out of him by a bigger, younger, stronger person - having his nose broken and having his skull bashed into the concrete - what does reacting to that have to do with “stand your ground”?


32 posted on 07/20/2013 10:41:01 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Girlene
 
 
The routine is, as always, follow the money. No honor among thieves and a lot of characters are looking to milk the situation for steady paychecks. Just like the Sandy Hook incident, it was no time before leftist-oriented "funds" were set up to take in money. Last I heard there's already been in-fighting over it.
 
 

33 posted on 07/20/2013 10:57:02 PM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

We need to continue moving the Trayvon Martin’s of the country under ground-6 feet under ground.


34 posted on 07/20/2013 11:00:47 PM PDT by RC one
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Common ground with these lying psychos is something I’ll avoid.


35 posted on 07/20/2013 11:02:58 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I pledge not to stand my ground even if my head is being slammed against a cement walkway. Yes right.

Are these people nuts!? They are actually advocating that if someone is about to kill you or do serious harm that you just have to take it.

Mob rule is coming.


36 posted on 07/20/2013 11:04:56 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Joe Bfstplk

Tawana Brawley


37 posted on 07/20/2013 11:06:06 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
'We must move from stand your ground to common ground'

And the protesters should move from a public street to a parking slot of a Seven-Eleven.

38 posted on 07/20/2013 11:29:37 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Until feral youth are kept in check, I’ll just stand my ground. I trust, but verify all the time with everyone I don’t know.


39 posted on 07/20/2013 11:48:20 PM PDT by vpintheak (We are the the God blessed chosen few! Be thankful for it!)
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To: MeshugeMikey
"I promise I’m going to work hard for your children as well.”

Ok, what are you going to do now? The rally is over.
40 posted on 07/20/2013 11:51:36 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Steve_Seattle

What does he have to say about pound and ground?


41 posted on 07/20/2013 11:58:40 PM PDT by Catsrus (`)
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To: vpintheak
I trust, but verify

That's worked out so well in everything...

42 posted on 07/21/2013 12:12:07 AM PDT by wastedyears (One nation, under wub. Saints Row IV)
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To: wastedyears

From the pics, another small turnout. Epic fail rallies everywhere across the country.


43 posted on 07/21/2013 1:40:57 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: flaglady47

If blacks want “common ground” and “respect”, EARN IT, DAMN IT!


44 posted on 07/21/2013 2:29:05 AM PDT by DaveA37 (I'm for SMALLER , HONEST government)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

SOLUTION?

HERD ALL THE P TESTERS INTO TOWN THEATERS LOCK THE DOORS AND

NOBODY COMES OUT UNTIL WATCHING THIS IN ITS ENTIRETY WATCH

THIS!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ebu6Yvzs4Ls#at=606


45 posted on 07/21/2013 3:12:27 AM PDT by jimsin
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Why are all the blacks mad about SYG? Could it be because they are worried about Whitey being able to defend himself?
Or because they are admitting that they are all criminals.
They just profiled themselves......


46 posted on 07/21/2013 3:13:52 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: flaglady47
Epic fail rallies everywhere across the country.

I was wondering if the 'thousands' reported here were like the 'hundreds' reported elsewhere.

However if the thug culture can't tell the difference between self-defense and stand-your-ground, we really shouldn't be surprised that their math is no better than their English comprehension.

47 posted on 07/21/2013 4:15:00 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: Tailgunner Joe

I wonder if they would change their minds if someone walked up to them, spit in their face, then slapped them a time or two - all while telling themselves that they, the victim, were supposed to retreat before trying to defend themselves. Give them a gun loaded with blanks and see how they react. (I know blanks can be deadly - maybe “duds” would be better).


48 posted on 07/21/2013 4:18:24 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

common ground for them is your house


49 posted on 07/21/2013 4:43:07 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Stand your ground is common ground. What the thuggish among us would love is “drop and cower” as an acceptable defense. It’s a lot easier to rape, pillage, pummel, and plunder when the victim doesn’t shoot back.


50 posted on 07/21/2013 4:44:48 AM PDT by meyer (What would John Hancock do?)
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