Skip to comments.Identity Of Trayvon Martin's 'Cousin' Questioned
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 senators rally to end Georgias Stand Your Ground law.
At the Dec. 11 event, a man claiming to be Trayvon Martins 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, hed 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 Fort to get this law repealed in this state, Fulton said to the crowd.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 Martins 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 familys attorney who also spoke at the rally, the Martin family said they dont 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 Grounds repeal, he asked Fulton to speak.
Fort said he didnt vet Fulton because he didnt have reason not to believe his claim.
You just dont believe someone would take advantage of a family whos 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.
“We-uns gotta stand togetha or dey be no more easy pickins of creepy-azz crackas!”
Oh, well. He may not be Trayvon’s cousin, but he acts like Obama’s son.
But, but, it’s the law of the land.........
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.
You just dont believe someone would take advantage of a family whos already been taken advantage of, Fort said.”
What a liberal fool
And it is only in more recent years that Georgia has shown its more conservative side. Never forget that Jimmy Carter came from here
So, who put him up to it?
I gots to know...
At least it's refreshing to see Senator Fort admitting to taking advantage of the Martin family.
Exactly. Just like Obama, he is okay with lying because the “end justifies he means.”
I don't think that he realized what he was saying.
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.
“Im sure that the state senator knew that he wasnt his cousin. The ends justify the means dont 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.
All aboard the Gravy Train! Skittle dee dee!!!
With liberals, the ends always justify the means. Truth is but an inconvenience.
Say it aint so!
Indeed, I remember the Wellstone funeral.