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Trayvon Martin protesters vow to occupy the Capitol 'as long as it takes'
sun-sentinel.com ^ | July 26, 2013 | Kathleen Haughney

Posted on 07/26/2013 7:26:07 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

TALLAHASSEE –For the past 12 days and 11 nights, a crowd of college students, young political organizers and even some retirees have been walking the halls of the Florida Capitol, sitting outside Gov. Rick Scott's office and sleeping on the building's hard marble floors.

What brought them here is the death of Trayvon Martin and acquittal of the man who shot him, as well as racial profiling and juvenile justice issues highlighted by the death of the 17-year-old Miami boy. And as media attention has grown, so has their number – and their resolve not to leave anytime soon.

"I'm prepared to spend a whole month, a whole season," said Ciara Taylor, political director of the grassroots group Dream Defenders, which started the protest. "I'm prepared to be here until next legislative session. I'm prepared to do what it takes, and we're all prepared to do what it takes to win." ....

And Friday, famed singer and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte joined them and marched into the anteroom of Scott's office with the group's organizers to call for a special session.

"It makes my autumn heart dance like spring," Belafonte, 86, said of the number protesting.

Former Weston-area Sen. Nan Rich, a Democratic candidate for governor, plans to visit the group Saturday, though the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has said she will not be allowed to enter the building because it is closed to the public. However, another legislator could escort her in.

Rich said she was "proud" to support them. "These young people are very idealistic, and they feel this is their way to be a part of the process," she said.

(Excerpt) Read more at sun-sentinel.com ...


TOPICS: US: Florida
KEYWORDS: harrybelafonte; nanrich; trayvon; zimmerman
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1 posted on 07/26/2013 7:26:07 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“I’m prepared to spend a whole month, a whole season,” said Ciara Taylor, political director of the grassroots group Dream Defenders, which started the protest.”

Another professional protester.


2 posted on 07/26/2013 7:29:01 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Throw them out in the street. It is not the government’s job to babysit these idiots.


3 posted on 07/26/2013 7:29:05 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

So they think jury decisions should be made based on who screams the loudest and protests the most?


4 posted on 07/26/2013 7:29:38 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: Tailgunner Joe

And Governor Scott will do nothing.

Typical Republican Pantywaist.


5 posted on 07/26/2013 7:29:44 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The trail is over. It didn’t even take this long.

Go homely...


6 posted on 07/26/2013 7:30:15 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kill the bill... Begin enforcing our current laws, signed by President Ronald Reagan.)
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To: DoughtyOne

BTW: The trial is too... :^)


7 posted on 07/26/2013 7:30:43 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kill the bill... Begin enforcing our current laws, signed by President Ronald Reagan.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

This is what happens when you don’t get a riot.

I’m not sure which is worse now...

Just kidding. Riots destroy people and property... no question there,


8 posted on 07/26/2013 7:31:47 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kill the bill... Begin enforcing our current laws, signed by President Ronald Reagan.)
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To: DoughtyOne

I’m just waiting for them to track down Zimmerman, and get themselves a coil of rope, a horse, and a sturdy nearby tree and be done with it.


9 posted on 07/26/2013 7:31:58 PM PDT by Kriggerel ("All great truths are hard and bitter, but lies... are sweeter than wild honey" (Ragnar Redbeard))
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To: Tailgunner Joe

These socialism infected race-baiter are costing the taxpayers over 10,000 bucks a day, IIRC.

Jail ‘em and get some of that back in fines.


10 posted on 07/26/2013 7:32:06 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam is antithetical to, and Islam is irreconcilable with, America. Therefore - Islam Delenda Est)
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To: Kriggerel

In this climate anything could happen. Perhaps Obama can then come out and call for calm, since he will have gotten exactly what he wanted and no need to seek justice then.


11 posted on 07/26/2013 7:34:49 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kill the bill... Begin enforcing our current laws, signed by President Ronald Reagan.)
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To: DoughtyOne

I saw the videos. A lot of them are already homely.


12 posted on 07/26/2013 7:35:48 PM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

No law enforcement officers in Florida, eh?


13 posted on 07/26/2013 7:37:38 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: Vigilanteman

Of course..its the Lib way...It’s all about FEEEEEELINGS.


14 posted on 07/26/2013 7:38:35 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Will Freepr combat)
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To: DoughtyOne

Oh no....He needs to keep this ginned up to the midterm election!


15 posted on 07/26/2013 7:39:43 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Will Freepr combat)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Sooner or later they run out of food, or can’t pay their cell phone bill.

Then poof: they was gone.


16 posted on 07/26/2013 7:40:29 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (It's time for a fundamental restoration, of our country's principles!)
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To: headstamp 2

Until it gets cold or fades from the headlines.


17 posted on 07/26/2013 7:40:30 PM PDT by doc1019 (Get our troops the hell out of the ME)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

With Obamaphones, EBT cards, and transit passes, they can stay as long as we keep paying their bills.


18 posted on 07/26/2013 7:40:41 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: gitmo

LOL... that’s the only way they can go then. How come leftist women are almost exclusively uglier than the rear end of a pit bull?

No wonder they’re so dead set against bringing kids into this world. It would remind them what they look like.


19 posted on 07/26/2013 7:42:17 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kill the bill... Begin enforcing our current laws, signed by President Ronald Reagan.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

They were probably bussed in from Madison.


20 posted on 07/26/2013 7:42:19 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Well, he can try...


21 posted on 07/26/2013 7:43:17 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kill the bill... Begin enforcing our current laws, signed by President Ronald Reagan.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
These young people are very idealistic...

Their "ideals" do not include the rule of law, trial by a jury of your peers, and the right to defend your life. They'd probably prefer to live during Stalin's purges.

22 posted on 07/26/2013 7:44:00 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"I'm prepared to spend a whole month, a whole season," said Ciara Taylor, ... "I'm prepared to be here until next legislative session. I'm prepared to do what it takes, and we're all prepared to do what it takes to win." ....

"I-I-I... bring that camera right over here!"

23 posted on 07/26/2013 7:44:52 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (The only uniform Obama respects is the hoodie.)
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To: headstamp 2

Professional protesters, I suppose, is a nicer name than Attention Whores.


24 posted on 07/26/2013 7:48:31 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (The only uniform Obama respects is the hoodie.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

These freaks are utterly different to black-on-white crime and murder - doesn’t even register on their pea-brains.


25 posted on 07/26/2013 7:49:08 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Scott is a fool for allowing this s*it in to continue.


26 posted on 07/26/2013 7:50:07 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Tailgunner Joe
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27 posted on 07/26/2013 7:50:39 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Don’t they know that the jury spoke? Protest all you want, fools. We have moved on to happier days. George seems to be living his life of service while watching his back.
28 posted on 07/26/2013 7:52:14 PM PDT by Bronzy
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To: Vigilanteman
So they think jury decisions should be made based on who screams the loudest and protests the most?

Yes. Democracy is mob rule.

29 posted on 07/26/2013 7:55:06 PM PDT by Bronzewound
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To: foundedonpurpose
Sooner or later they run out of food, or can’t pay their cell phone bill.

Probably a special part of the DOJ budget to pay their bills forever.

30 posted on 07/26/2013 7:58:46 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Their "ideals" do not include the rule of law, trial by a jury of your peers, and the right to defend your life. They'd probably prefer to live during Stalin's purges.

Just tell them that if they keep it up, we are going to stage a larger protest and have OJ Simpson declared guilty and sentenced to death because we think he was guilty.

31 posted on 07/26/2013 8:01:43 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: foundedonpurpose

probably all funded by Soros.

Think they would let a conservative group do this?


32 posted on 07/26/2013 8:02:46 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Right Wing Assault

That’s not funny!

However some moron organization has government $$$ to give these leaches, so they can rape each other and continue the protest.

I left allot out in regards to behavior- better thing’s to do.


33 posted on 07/26/2013 8:03:11 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (It's time for a fundamental restoration, of our country's principles!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

When you’re cleaning up with food stamps and unemployment and have an Obama phone, being a pain in the ass on the capitol steps “for as long as it takes” is no big deal. You weren’t doing anything away. Besides, you might be able to score some crack or meth.


34 posted on 07/26/2013 8:07:54 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Amnesty. The DemocRATS' payback for the 2010 elections.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Tallahassee in July is a miserable place, at least weather wise if not politically so.


35 posted on 07/26/2013 8:10:14 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: Uncle Chip

I would think Scott’s chances of being renominated are 95 percent and of being reelected 15 percent.


36 posted on 07/26/2013 8:11:17 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: Blood of Tyrants

Hear hear...


37 posted on 07/26/2013 8:18:20 PM PDT by Gator113
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To: GeronL

Indirectly, yes sporos loves this crap.

No conservative groups are all on watch lists because they are dangerous!

SOME OF THEM HAVE LIBERTARIAN BENTS THAT LEAD TO WANTING FREEDOM. AHHHH HOW SCARY!!!!! IT IS ALSO RUMORED THAT MANY OF THEM CAN THINK FOR THEM SELVES, THE OBAMANTION OF THAT.

Shhh don’t tell any one, the nsa is bugging all rotary phones, and their IP transmissions.

That way when they get warnings from other countries about potential threats, they can stop them from planting bombs at marathons.

Oh wait, they were even listening to the saudi bombers phones and still could not catch them, after russia said that they should be watched.

OH OH.. One of them was cleared and went back to saudi arabia!!!!!!

Thank God they are watching us, now they want are passwords????

How long does it take after they have are passwords, before threat’s appear on our accounts, and we are taken, those who disagree with the state.


38 posted on 07/26/2013 8:22:52 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (It's time for a fundamental restoration, of our country's principles!)
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To: Theodore R.
Tallahassee in July is a miserable place, at least weather wise if not politically so.

It'll be interesting if that area ends up in the path of a big hurricane this year.

39 posted on 07/26/2013 8:25:37 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Want to bet on that?


40 posted on 07/26/2013 8:26:54 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: DoughtyOne

Even the rare liberal woman that is not ugly on the outside... is ALWAYS ugly on the inside.

LLS


41 posted on 07/26/2013 8:29:31 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

I believe that to be true as well.

I honestly couldn’t be with a Liberal woman.


42 posted on 07/26/2013 8:31:14 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kill the bill... Begin enforcing our current laws, signed by President Ronald Reagan.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
They have decided that justice should be determined by a vote, and they are used to getting to vote as many times as they want, which is why voter ID is "racist."
43 posted on 07/26/2013 8:31:42 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: DoughtyOne

I am down to one liberal friend and I never hear from or see him. I just do not like to be around liberals. That is regardless of gender however! ;-)


44 posted on 07/26/2013 8:34:33 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Yeah, I agree.


45 posted on 07/26/2013 8:35:44 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kill the bill... Begin enforcing our current laws, signed by President Ronald Reagan.)
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To: Vigilanteman
So they think jury decisions should be made based on who screams the loudest and protests the most?

Yep.

Mob rule.

Lynch that creepy-ass cracka.

46 posted on 07/26/2013 8:38:39 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: headstamp 2

They ARE professional protestors. This is astroturf to try to get Stand your Ground laws thrown out and just continue the general racial tensions as a side “benefit”.


47 posted on 07/26/2013 8:49:03 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The rule of law means nothing to some in this country any longer.


48 posted on 07/26/2013 9:01:18 PM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Win what?


49 posted on 07/26/2013 9:06:15 PM PDT by mom.mom
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Not a problem. Erect one of those tall temporary fences round them, give them a port-a-potty and make a second fence about 50 feet around the first one so nobody can throw them supplies.

Then wait them out, let them leave in handcuffs.


50 posted on 07/26/2013 9:08:06 PM PDT by DakotaRed (Why not just pass a law requiring criminals to obey the laws?)
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