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WATCH: A PSA opposing 'stand your ground' laws reenacts Trayvon Martin's death
The Week ^ | August 19, 2013 | Jon Terbush

Posted on 08/19/2013 3:04:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)

Effective campaign spot, or shameless exploitation of a dead teen?

One month after a jury acquitted George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence has released a new ad that uses a dramatic reenactment of Martin's death to call for an end to so-called "stand your ground" laws.

The ad overlays actual 911 calls from Zimmerman and a witness in re-imagining the incident, which took place in Florida. As the video ends, "Martin" is shown lying prone, dead on the ground, along with other bodies intended to represent victims of gun violence in other states with similar laws.

Zimmerman admitted to fatally shooting Martin, an unarmed black teen, but many said he was justified in doing so because of Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law, which allows for the broad use of lethal force in self-defense.

"We hope our 'Stand Your Ground' PSA will mobilize new activism on the issue and bring us to a point where our laws are acting to protect victims, as opposed to creating new ones," the group said in a statement.

CSGV also launched a companion website and petition calling for an end to stand your ground laws.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment; selfdefense; trayvon; zimmerman
Beat that dead horse!
1 posted on 08/19/2013 3:04:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The "re-enactment" is a total lie

same old thing from the left, lies

2 posted on 08/19/2013 3:04:57 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

Some of this has to be actionable or it will never stop.


3 posted on 08/19/2013 3:10:44 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

“Some of this has to be actionable or it will never stop.”

Another defamation lawsuit coming....
They should file it on DAY ONE this is shown, and send a strong message.


4 posted on 08/19/2013 3:13:20 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: tcrlaf

Agree.


5 posted on 08/19/2013 3:14:35 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Distorted BS, made to appeal to the heads of mush. Unfortunately there are far too many of them.


6 posted on 08/19/2013 3:14:45 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods? Glenn Doherty ? Forgot already?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sounds like someone has overstepped the bounds of what a PSA is supposed to be. Or can everyone now advocate their pet causes in the guise of a PSA?

The real PSA for the Trayvon incident would be an advisory to males everywhere not to initiate fisticuffs in the State of Florida because you never know if your intended victim will fight back with deadly result.


7 posted on 08/19/2013 3:15:07 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("When there is no penalty for failure, failures proliferate." George F. Will)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Stand Your Ground" law had nothing to do with the Zimmerman-Trayvon case. When will this lie be put to rest?

Leni

8 posted on 08/19/2013 3:17:47 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal
When will this lie be put to rest?

The same time as "Roosevelt pulled us out of the Depression".

9 posted on 08/19/2013 3:24:24 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
As the video ends, "Martin" is shown lying prone, dead on the ground
They got that part right.
10 posted on 08/19/2013 3:24:27 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Here endeth the lesson.


11 posted on 08/19/2013 3:27:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: GeronL

wish I had the talent to put together my own video.... Just sayin’.

It’s time to use their own tactics against them, only using *gasp* truth.


12 posted on 08/19/2013 3:27:46 PM PDT by Big Giant Head
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Did they mention that the kid ATTACKED Zimmerman, and was pounding his head on the concrete, resulting in getting his EARNED reward (and saving taxpayers un-told millions in Lawyers' fees, Court Costs, etc.)????

I didn't think so.

13 posted on 08/19/2013 3:32:31 PM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Let me guess...in this reenactment there's not a hint of a concrete sidewalk,a bloody nose or a bloody head.Or of repeated screams for help.Or of a level of marijuana in No Limits Nigga’s system that,according to a licensed physician's testimony,could have affected his thinking and actions.
14 posted on 08/19/2013 3:34:41 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I must be a bad person, because I was genuinely laughing hard while watching this video.

Ha ha ha ha ha! See? Still am.

15 posted on 08/19/2013 3:39:41 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They aren’t providing any service to the public with that BS.


16 posted on 08/19/2013 3:39:58 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They aren’t providing any service to the public with that BS.


17 posted on 08/19/2013 3:40:11 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lies from the left - nothing surprising there. This time it is particularly egregious since “stand your ground” had absolutely nothing to do with the TM-GZ incident. That was 100% pure and proper self defense.


18 posted on 08/19/2013 4:03:07 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: MinuteGal

They still Blame Hoover for FDR’s Great Depression, so I’d say they’ll never give it a rest.


19 posted on 08/19/2013 4:03:17 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It wasn't the Rodeo Clown's act, it was the crowd reaction they could't take.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As always, on the Youtube page, “Comments are disabled for this video”.

Wouldn’t want anyone pointing out the obvious lies. That wouldn’t fit the narrative.


20 posted on 08/19/2013 4:39:17 PM PDT by FLAMING DEATH (I'm not racist - I hate Biden too!)
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To: NonValueAdded; All
PSA are put out by the Ad Council, a government propaganda arm that was created in WWII. It should be abolished. The government should not be in the business of picking “causes” to promote.

If you listen to most PSAs, they are thinly veiled “progressive” propaganda.

There are a few that most in the country would agree with, but those are in a definite minority.

21 posted on 08/19/2013 4:39:50 PM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: NonValueAdded; All
PSA are put out by the Ad Council, a government propaganda arm that was created in WWII. It should be abolished. The government should not be in the business of picking “causes” to promote.

If you listen to most PSAs, they are thinly veiled “progressive” propaganda.

There are a few that most in the country would agree with, but those are in a definite minority.

22 posted on 08/19/2013 4:40:02 PM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is the part of Martin played by a baby faced 12 year old?


23 posted on 08/19/2013 4:58:49 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (I'm so conservative I won't even wear progressive bifocals.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sue for slander.


24 posted on 08/19/2013 5:00:46 PM PDT by magellan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It is NOT a PSA- public service announcement. PSA are created usu. by/for neutral public safety. This calling this ad a “PSA” is a ploy by the group.... a political group. The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.

It IS actionable by some other sponsor group who would take up the issue of the FACTS of the case. To wit- you see the presumed shooter 300 feet from the “victim” , not laying on the ground with the “victim” pounding his head into the sidewalk. This is outrageous.


25 posted on 08/19/2013 5:18:14 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: marktwain

The ad sponsor is the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. So it isn’t a PSA in any sense of the acronym.

From their website:
“The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) is a 501(c)(4) organization that was founded in 1974. We seek to secure freedom from gun violence through research, strategic engagement and effective policy advocacy.

Our organizational structure is unique among national gun violence prevention organizations. CSGV is comprised of 47 national organizations working to reduce gun violence. Our coalition members include religious organizations, child welfare advocates, public health professionals, and social justice organizations. This diversity of member organizations allows us to reach a wide variety of grassroots constituencies who share our vision of non-violence.”

Along with a particularly large photo and quote of Sen. Chris Murphy D-CT on the site. Cute. Connecticut.
So they should tell Trayvon how he should have been “safe from gun violence” when he was a banger to begin with, with an illegal weapon proven to have been in his possession in Miami, at least.


26 posted on 08/19/2013 5:23:48 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This administration and the race-pimps are gonna get their lynching of Zimmerman...”By Any Means Necessary.”


27 posted on 08/19/2013 7:00:47 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Of course the thugs and their friends are against stand your ground. They prefer the law which essentially says, “Give it up, cracker, and take your beatdown. Whether you live or die is entirely up to me. You be at my mercy.” But there is no going back, no matter how much they whine.


28 posted on 08/19/2013 7:01:21 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Berlin_Freeper
As the video ends, "Martin" is shown lying prone, dead on the ground They got that part right.

Actually I'm not sure they got even that part right!

I watched this piece of propaganda twice, and it looked to me both times as if its producers portray "Trayvon" in his last appearance crouching in fear, but alive ...

... then the camera pans to rows of other symbolic "Trayvons" ... but they are all lying on the ground in the supine position, not prone.

29 posted on 08/19/2013 8:43:34 PM PDT by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

i’d have no problem if they did a factually accurate re-enactment.


30 posted on 08/19/2013 10:12:44 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...he is told to stop following Trayvon Martin

Really? I didn't hear that.

31 posted on 08/20/2013 2:10:14 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I thought this was about Palmetto State Armory.


32 posted on 08/20/2013 3:51:03 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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