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Identity Of Trayvon Martin's 'Cousin' Questioned
wabe.org ^ | January 2, 2014 | Michell Eloy

Posted on 01/04/2014 7:19:40 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe

WABE and other local news organizations last month aired a story on a state senator’s rally to end Georgia’s Stand Your Ground law.

At the Dec. 11 event, a man claiming to be Trayvon Martin’s cousin spoke to a crowd of about 200 gathered at First Iconium Baptist Church near Grant Park. The man, Patrick Fulton, used his speech to implore those in attendance to help repeal the law, saying because of Stand Your Ground, he’d never again get to spend time with his cousin.

“We got to work together. We got to stand. We got to work with Sen. Fort to get this law repealed in this state,” Fulton said to the crowd.

WABE aired a piece of Fulton's speech, but has since learned this man lied about his relationship to the slain Florida teen.

State Sen. Vincent Fort hosted the event. He now says Fulton lied to him about being Martin’s cousin.

“After the rally, representatives of the family told me that the family did not know who he was and that he was not in fact a cousin and not a relation at all,” Fort said.

Speaking through a representative of Benjamin Crump, the Martin family’s attorney who also spoke at the rally, the Martin family said they don’t know Fulton.

Fort said he was approached early in 2013 by Fulton, who at the time claimed to be Martin's cousin and offered any assistance Fort might need. Fort says months later when he started organizing his rally around Stand Your Ground’s repeal, he asked Fulton to speak.

Fort said he didn’t vet Fulton because he didn’t have reason not to believe his claim.

“You just don’t believe someone would take advantage of a family who’s already been taken advantage of,” Fort said.

The senator said he was unsure why Fulton lied to him, and said Fulton wasn't offered any money to speak at the event.

Fort provided WABE with a phone number he said he used to reach Fulton.

Repeated calls to that number went straight to this voice message.

“M-A-T-L 01: The mobile customer you have called does not answer. Please try your call again later.”

Text messages to that number also never received a response.


TOPICS: US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: banglist; blackcommies; blackkk; florida; georgezimmerman; obamasnephew; trayvonmartin

1 posted on 01/04/2014 7:19:40 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“We-uns gotta stand togetha or dey be no more easy pickins of creepy-azz crackas!”


2 posted on 01/04/2014 7:21:46 PM PST by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Oh, well. He may not be Trayvon’s cousin, but he acts like Obama’s son.


3 posted on 01/04/2014 7:22:46 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

But, but, it’s the law of the land.........


4 posted on 01/04/2014 7:23:36 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
“You just don’t believe someone would take advantage of a family who’s already been taken advantage of,”

Its what democrats do. Ever heard of Cindy Sheehan?
5 posted on 01/04/2014 7:24:56 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe; AnAmericanMother; Broker; clee1; ctdonath2; dansangel; Dick Bachert; DJlaysitup; ...

GA FReeper ping. Apparently our local PBS station got played for fools in their earlier story, and are admitting it. You have to give them some credit for that.

Oh, and State Sen. Vincent Fort can get lost. Just to keep this family friendly.


6 posted on 01/04/2014 7:25:49 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“You just don’t believe someone would take advantage of a family who’s already been taken advantage of,” Fort said.”

What a liberal fool


7 posted on 01/04/2014 7:32:05 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Tailgunner Joe

And it is only in more recent years that Georgia has shown its more conservative side. Never forget that Jimmy Carter came from here


8 posted on 01/04/2014 7:33:29 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"Text messages to that number also never received a response."....Yo ...couldn't answer the text cause it was in cursive...
9 posted on 01/04/2014 7:36:32 PM PST by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
“We got to work together. We got to stand. We got to work with Sen. Fort to get this law repealed in this state,” Fulton said to the crowd.

So, who put him up to it?

I gots to know...

10 posted on 01/04/2014 7:40:53 PM PST by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Tailgunner Joe
“You just don’t believe someone would take advantage of a family who’s already been taken advantage of,” Fort said.

At least it's refreshing to see Senator Fort admitting to taking advantage of the Martin family.

11 posted on 01/04/2014 7:40:55 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: Cicero

Exactly. Just like Obama, he is okay with lying because the “end justifies he means.”


12 posted on 01/04/2014 7:41:26 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: VeniVidiVici
Lol.

I don't think that he realized what he was saying.

13 posted on 01/04/2014 7:42:43 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I’m sure that the state senator knew that he wasn’t his cousin. The ends justify the means don’t you know. He probably thought that the news services would cover his butt.


14 posted on 01/04/2014 7:53:41 PM PST by Guardian Sebastian (Mother of God, pray for us and our country.)
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To: Guardian Sebastian; All

“I’m sure that the state senator knew that he wasn’t his cousin. The ends justify the means don’t you know. He probably thought that the news services would cover his butt.”

It is only because of the new media that they did not.


15 posted on 01/04/2014 7:57:51 PM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

All aboard the Gravy Train! Skittle dee dee!!!


16 posted on 01/04/2014 8:21:30 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe; FreedomPoster

With liberals, the ends always justify the means. Truth is but an inconvenience.


17 posted on 01/04/2014 8:35:51 PM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Negroes lie like the white debils?

Say it aint so!

18 posted on 01/04/2014 8:39:55 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: Nifster

Indeed, I remember the Wellstone funeral.


19 posted on 01/04/2014 8:51:33 PM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

A plant.


20 posted on 01/04/2014 9:09:30 PM PST by Studebaker Hawk (These geeks are a dime-a-dozen. I'm looking for the man with the dimes. Freddy Blassy)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

> “We got to work together. We got to stand. We got to work with Sen. Fort to get this law repealed in this state,” Fulton said to the crowd. WABE aired a piece of Fulton’s speech, but has since learned this man lied about his relationship to the slain Florida teen. State Sen. Vincent Fort hosted the event. He now says Fulton lied to him about being Martin’s cousin.

Nice due diligence, eh? Impeach, pull broadcasting license. Thanks Tailgunner Joe.


21 posted on 01/04/2014 9:19:50 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

hussein’s cousin


22 posted on 01/04/2014 9:21:58 PM PST by bgill
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To: Tailgunner Joe
GZ acted in SELF-DEFENSE...all the rest is just wasted air & emotion.
23 posted on 01/05/2014 5:16:24 AM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: Tailgunner Joe

We got to find a grammar teacher.


24 posted on 01/05/2014 5:19:33 AM PST by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

FTA: “...because of Stand Your Ground, he’d never again get to spend time with his cousin. “

Liar.


25 posted on 01/05/2014 9:37:12 AM PST by Peet (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"The customer does not answer....."

Hit 'n missin' cousin.

Leni

26 posted on 01/05/2014 9:45:14 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Nifster
Never forget that Jimmy Carter came from here...

Now, to judge from the MSM, that Jimmy Carter is easily be confused with Mother Teresa, it might be well to remember that he was an incompetent, corrupt, machine-run-crook-governor in Georgia, has a mean vicious streak, and is about the most partisan Democrat SOB one is ever apt to run into. Carries grudges. Treats staff like crap.

OBTW, Hyman Rickover thought he was an idiot, and if it hadn't been for Sam Nunn, he would have never made Captain.

27 posted on 01/09/2014 10:02:17 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (This GOP is dead. What do we do now?)
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To: Cicero; Uncle Chip

Market oppo here for “Cousin” hoodies?


28 posted on 01/09/2014 10:05:48 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (This GOP is dead. What do we do now?)
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To: Kenny Bunk

good reminders all


29 posted on 01/09/2014 10:51:19 AM PST by Nifster
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To: Tailgunner Joe

BAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

“He was fake but accurate”


30 posted on 01/09/2014 10:54:45 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: AppyPappy

Did the have the same “Signer” as the Mandela Memorial?


31 posted on 01/09/2014 11:06:55 AM PST by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: Kenny Bunk

Just a reminder —

Corporate has 28 warehouses full of Trayvon Martin bobbleheads.

Is there anyway to get this cousin story to move that merchandise???


32 posted on 01/09/2014 11:22:44 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
28 warehouses full of Trayvon Martin bobbleheads.

Sorry, UC. After your stock-keeping memo of Dec. ult, I ordered all those TM bobbleheads repainted and repackaged as "Reggie Love-Dolls."

I feel that Reggie should be groomed as the next cult figure in this administration. We take the left-over goods, go with a pink logo, and aim it at all those folks in the 'hood who may want to give Barry and Reggie's Down-Low Lifestyle a whirl.

I have this in front of the Martin Family copyright lawyer now. Article is also off to National Enquirer: Zimmerman: Attack Because of Trayvon's of Alternative Lifestyle!

33 posted on 01/13/2014 12:14:36 PM PST by Kenny Bunk (This GOP is dead. What do we do now?)
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