Skip to comments.Trayvon Martin’s parents join Obama for launch of minority initiative (‘My Brother’s Keeper’)
Posted on 02/28/2014 8:22:50 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Two years and a day after their sons death, the parents of Trayvon Martin visited the White House on Thursday and were in the audience as President Obama announced a new initiative designed to keep young minority men on the right path.
The president mentioned Trayvons parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, during his speech, drawing applause from a crowd gathered in the East Room of the White House.
The man who shot and killed Trayvon, George Zimmerman, was found not guilty of murder in a Florida trial last year. The prosecution contended that Mr. Zimmerman singled out Trayvon because of the color of his skin and followed him, resulting in the altercation that claimed the 17-year-olds life.
A jury found that Mr. Zimmerman acted in self defense a verdict that spawned protests across the nation.
In the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin verdict, with all the emotions and controversy it sparked, I spoke about the need to bolster and reinforce our young men and give them the sense their country cares about them and values them and is willing to invest in them, Mr. Obama said....
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Comment number two Also self-deleted. Why waste everyone’s time ?
I see Obama was really worried about Soviet expansion today. Of course, there is is no cold war chess game. Obama can’t even play checkers.
Since Saint Tayvon's unfortunate demise the stock of Robitussin Industries has fallen by 90%.
More racism from the Racist in Chief.
Too bad St. Trayvons parents didn't feel the need to show him they valued him and were willing to invest in him.
After all, that's what Government is for.
Dancing on their son’s grave to push an agenda. Some people just shouldn’t be parents.
Who knows why you just had to make that lean,
who knows why you became part of the gangsta scene,
who knows who sold you all them blunts,
who understood your whistles and your grunts,
who made you assault the neighborhood watch,
whose jewelry was that you were caught with at school
who made you act the ghetto fool?
Why didnt your Crip daddy stick around,
whose head on the pavement did you pound,
who had to make a decision that fateful night,
when you left him no escape and picked a fight,
who made the choice to mock and sass,
an armed watchman (you called creepy ass),
who couldve gone home but didnt there go,
instead walked towards a six foot deep hole.
I think Saint Skittles’ parents have spent more time together with Zero than they ever did with their own son.
Do these Einsteins realize that the first person who used the phrase, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” had murdered his brother?
Got to stir up the base in an election year don’t you
No, to profit financially.
The didn't give a crap about the kid until he died, now they care?
When thugs like "Skittles" force them to kill while defending their lives, I worry that they might become so traumatized,they might embark on a path of self destruction. Things like drinking and speeding around the country, or beating on their girlfriends, or God knows what.
We have to do more to help them cope.
How else can they get 140% of black voters to cast a ballot?
The criminals will stay together until it’s in one of their interests not to do so.
If he “beat” his girlfriend and/or wife, why didn’t either one of them press charges? Because of his nationwide popularity?
Guess I should have added the /s tag after all...