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Trayvon Martin's mother: 'Donít think for one second racial profiling doesnít happen'
United Press International ^ | January 16, 2014 | Kate Stanton

Posted on 01/17/2014 11:15:25 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Sybrina Fulton, who's 17-year-old son Trayvon Martin was shot by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in 2012, visited the University of Utah on Thursday to discuss racial profiling. Hundreds attended the Martin Luther King Week event, in which Fulton said that an "upside" to her son's death was the "opportunity to save someone else's child."

"Don’t think for one second racial profiling doesn’t happen. Don’t think for one minute even in your community of Salt Lake City it doesn’t happen," she said. "Racism is still alive. Racial profiling is still alive. Injustice is still alive."

Fulton said that the circumstances of her son's death -- he was wearing a hoodie when Zimmerman shot him -- applied all over the country.

"There should not become a time when we are comfortable with burying our children," Fulton said. "What happened many miles away in Sanford should be uncomfortable for you."

"Is it the hoodie that really made the difference? Or the color of his skin?" she asked. "And if by one second, just by one mere second, we think that it's the color of his skin, then something is wrong with America."

""At the end of the day, it’s not about Trayvon. It’s about the person that felt he was suspicious," she added.

Zimmerman, who was acquitted last year, said he was acting in self-defense when he shot Martin. He recently faced domestic violence charges when his current girlfriend said he had threatened her with a gun and choked her. The Florida state attorney's office decided to drop those charges on her request.

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MT @ButtersNichole: An open conversation begins between
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3:22 PM - 16 Jan 2014


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Florida; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: blacks; trayvon; utah; zimmerman
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"Or I'll have to go back to work..."
1 posted on 01/17/2014 11:15:25 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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She’s so right....That darn cracker Zimmerman...


2 posted on 01/17/2014 11:17:28 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ms. Martin: I believe you. I’m doing it right now. I can’t help it, much as I try to resist, after listening to you.


3 posted on 01/17/2014 11:17:29 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When someone is on top of you pounding your head into the pavement, its a little late to start profiling.

You’d better hope you’ve got one in the chamber because that’s all you’ve got.


4 posted on 01/17/2014 11:17:31 AM PST by marron
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Racial profiling does occur. Lots of blacks racially profile their knockout game victims. They look for the white person walking alone.


5 posted on 01/17/2014 11:17:55 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Shut up Sybrina. Your 15 minutes is up. Trayvon isn’t going up on Rushmore. He was a mini-thug who decided to thump on the wrong guy.


6 posted on 01/17/2014 11:18:20 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where are Holder's "po folks" getting the I.D.s to sign up for ObamaCare?)
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“”Don’t think for one second racial profiling doesn’t happen.”

Oh I believe it. All white people are KKK members to you, right?


7 posted on 01/17/2014 11:18:35 AM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Black panthers at polling places agree.


8 posted on 01/17/2014 11:18:44 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Of course it’s happening. And will continue long as thugs commiting all the crime.


9 posted on 01/17/2014 11:19:06 AM PST by LALALAW (one of the asses who's sick of our "ruling" classes)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Exactly.

She is loving the accolades, the free trips, the notoriety and the stylish clothing.

And to top it all off, she had the ability to telepathically enter George Zimmerman’s brain and divine his very thoughts. Amazing!


10 posted on 01/17/2014 11:19:46 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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Trayvon Martin’s mother: ‘Don’t think for one second racial profiling doesn’t happen’

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Sure it happens. And it saves lives.

What’s wrong with this thing? If she had any sense, she would shut up and go away. Even Holder knows by now that Tray-gone was a punk and a dranked up thug. Otherwise he’d have filed federal charges against Zimmerman by now.


11 posted on 01/17/2014 11:20:10 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I do it all the time, just a natural and habitual part of my situational awareness program.


12 posted on 01/17/2014 11:20:14 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

i don’t doubt that profiling happens.....but if you don’t want to be treated like s street thug... DON’T DRESS AND ACT LIKE ONE!!!


13 posted on 01/17/2014 11:21:25 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hmmm... I wonder why said “profiling” happens...

could it be... reality?


14 posted on 01/17/2014 11:21:25 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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You can bet racial profiling exists. Ask any victim of the “knockout game.”


15 posted on 01/17/2014 11:21:29 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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Right. Every time a Black Liberationist disrespects “acting white,” he is engaging in “racial profiling.”


16 posted on 01/17/2014 11:22:07 AM PST by YHAOS
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>>”Don’t think for one second racial profiling doesn’t happen<<

...and as it should! If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, quacks like a duck. Prolly a duck.

17 posted on 01/17/2014 11:22:14 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: ScottinVA

George Zimmerman is blacker than our “first black president” but you’ll never hear that from the media.


18 posted on 01/17/2014 11:22:38 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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yeah, truly an "expert" on racial profiling.. /s
did she "collect" her check, yet. from the
"Justice Brothers" (Jesse/Al)

19 posted on 01/17/2014 11:22:38 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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Trayvon Martin's mother: 'Don’t think for one second racial cracker profiling doesn’t happen'

What she meant to say --

20 posted on 01/17/2014 11:23:13 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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