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Trayvon Martin's father wants son's death to renew civil rights movement(New "Emmett Till")
Long Island Newsday ^ | April 23, 2014 | Joan Gralla

Posted on 04/23/2014 8:38:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Tracy Martin wants his son, Trayvon, to be remembered as this century's Emmett Till, and have his death reawaken the nation's lagging civil rights movement.

"We want him to be known as that child of central Florida who galvanized the country," said Martin, who was a guest speaker at Nassau Community College on Wednesday.

"We would like to see his name in the history books of modern days, taking his place beside Emmett Till [though] Emmett Till has a legacy I don't think any African-American child will surpass."

Till, 14, was killed in Mississippi in 1955 after being accused of flirting with a white woman.

More than five decades after Till's lynching helped ignite the battle for civil rights, Trayvon was shot and killed in a confrontation with a neighborhood watchman while the teen was returning home from buying Skittles and Arizona iced tea....

(Excerpt) Read more at newsday.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: blacks; civilrights; emmetttill; trayvon; zimmerman

It wasn't iced tea.

1 posted on 04/23/2014 8:38:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Trayvon just lost his knockout game yo.


2 posted on 04/23/2014 8:40:29 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I don't recall Emmett Till having beaten anyone bloody before meeting his demise.I also don't recall Emmett Till having been 6 feet tall....or on drugs.
3 posted on 04/23/2014 8:41:07 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
""We want him to be known as that child of central Florida who galvanized the country,"

Well, I can understand him wanting that. It's better than him being known as the punk that assaulted an armed man, and lost.

4 posted on 04/23/2014 8:42:42 PM PDT by mlo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

was cravyonne flirting with a creepy azz cracker woman?

why the comparison with emmet til??

has Daddy Martin been smoking CRACK??


5 posted on 04/23/2014 8:42:43 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe Tracy should’ve devoted some energy to actually being a father when his son was alive... then he might still be here.


6 posted on 04/23/2014 8:43:06 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“We would like to see his name in the history books”

He will be known as a two bit punk and Tracy Martin will
be known as his opportunistic failure of a father.


7 posted on 04/23/2014 8:45:25 PM PDT by Slambat
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To: fieldmarshaldj

How many Crips do that?


8 posted on 04/23/2014 8:45:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He should be remembered as that child of central Florida who was not as innocent as some would have us believe.


9 posted on 04/23/2014 8:45:54 PM PDT by oldtech
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To: mlo

“We want him to be known as that child of central Florida who galvanized the country,”

and it was so.

Americans went to their nearest gun dealer and armed up even more in memory of the Dear Departed, A.K.A. “St. Martin of the Purple Drank”.


10 posted on 04/23/2014 8:46:24 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: Psalm 144

Hey Tracy, one problem with that; your punk son’s history.


11 posted on 04/23/2014 8:46:39 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Going at it anyway they can to make money from the death of St. Trayvon.

They should get some pointers from the family of M.L. King Jr. on how to milk a death for the last penny.


12 posted on 04/23/2014 8:51:12 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Protecting oneself from cursive writing and white nazi Hispanics should be a civil right...


13 posted on 04/23/2014 8:59:21 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be," -Epitap)
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To: Iron Munro

Whatever free crap do they still need they have housing phones food! oops no car no gas! 0 can make this happen with his pen and Ph!
This will allow for more lawless feral yutes to kill rape and pillage the country!
TM was not how to become a law abiding US Citizen! And who’s fault was that MR and Mrs Martin! TM would have been happier in a Gang House rather than live @ home!


14 posted on 04/23/2014 9:00:31 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m getting pretty tired of the “poor us, we are downtrodden” meme. There is a black president and AG. Before that we had a black WOMAN Sec of State.

Watching as little tv as I do...most actors and anchor people are...you guessed it...black. Most athletes on professional and college teams are...black.

I don’t have a problem with these things. But quit whining!!

Trayvon was a hoodlum as far as I can tell.


15 posted on 04/23/2014 9:02:46 PM PDT by berdie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Translation: Trayvon’s Dad’s out of bucks. Time to go to the well again. These tools of the Left are always surprised at how quickly the gravy train leaves Victimhood Station.


16 posted on 04/23/2014 9:03:57 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Psalm 144

> More than five decades after Till’s lynching helped ignite the battle for civil rights, Trayvon was shot and killed in a confrontation with a neighborhood watchman while the teen was returning home from buying Skittles and Arizona iced tea....

To make Drank to get high. As Zimmerman was going back to his vehicle to get into Trayvon doubled back to catch him off-guard before he go back to his vehicle. Martin was observed by witnesses as being on top of Zimmerman and slamming his head on the concrete.

The MSM always forgets these small detils which change the entire context of what happened.


17 posted on 04/23/2014 9:12:46 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

> More than five decades after Till’s lynching helped ignite the battle for civil rights, Trayvon was shot and killed in a confrontation with a neighborhood watchman while the teen was returning home from buying Skittles and Arizona iced tea....

To make Drank to get high. As Zimmerman was going back to his vehicle to get into Trayvon doubled back to catch him off-guard before he got back into his vehicle. Martin was observed by witnesses as being on top of Zimmerman and slamming his head on the concrete.

The MSM always forgets these small detils which change the entire context of what happened.


18 posted on 04/23/2014 9:14:20 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Personally, I find the comparison of the two offensive. Martin was not Emmitt Till, and Zimmerman is not J.W. Milam.

Still, we’ve seen far less deserving cases. If cop-killing scum like Mumia and an unrepentant gangster like Tookie Williams can be transformed into civil rights heroes by the misguided left, y’know?


19 posted on 04/23/2014 9:16:42 PM PDT by DemforBush (A repo man is always intense.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well the stupid hispanic honky shot the guy as he was beating his head into the concrete sidewalk...
He should hung for protecting his own life..

No wonder he was carrying a gun.. he would be Dead or maimed otherwise..
Damned honky... ( /snide )


20 posted on 04/23/2014 9:20:11 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

the parents don’t want to work, like al Sharpton and jesse Jackson and el golfo obama


21 posted on 04/23/2014 9:21:41 PM PDT by Understand the stimulus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How many black kids have been murdered in the past years?

Why the canonization of this guy?

I don’t get it.

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22 posted on 04/23/2014 9:23:46 PM PDT by Mears
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To: DemforBush

WOuld like to see Saint Skittles in history books? Sure!

Only as the biggest media construct FRAUD foisted on the American people, to warn citizens of the future to stay ever vigilant - because the media prowls around seeking who they can deceive and manipulate.


23 posted on 04/23/2014 9:28:12 PM PDT by Gasshog (DemoKKKrats: Leaders of the Free Sh!t World)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is there ANY hope for Blacks to ever wise up, stop this nonsense, and join the rest of America? EVER?


24 posted on 04/23/2014 9:29:15 PM PDT by montag813
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Dad should ask Obama or Sharpton of they give a damn now that the race card has been played and the spot light is off.

The truth is; this bid for bucks is a little too late.

25 posted on 04/23/2014 9:30:43 PM PDT by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Geeeez, all this is, is America has gone topsy turvy. We are living in an upside down world for the past 6 years. Does anyone know where the hell we are headed anymore?!!!


26 posted on 04/23/2014 9:34:26 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (2016 an election or a coronation of a Queen?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
So if you jump out of the bushes and assault a person who has broken no law and has not even spoken to you that is supposed to make you some kind of a hero.

It made Travon Martin a dead punk. Travon Martin was the only person in this incident who broke any laws. He is not a hero, he is a dead punk.

27 posted on 04/23/2014 9:34:37 PM PDT by oldenuff2no (Citizen.)
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To: montag813

“Is there ANY hope for Blacks to ever wise up, stop this nonsense, and join the rest of America? EVER?”

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Many have joined the rest of America. I know some.

They graduate from H.S,graduate from college,work,buy homes,marry and do what most of us do.

They keep their mouths shut and just plod along in life.

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28 posted on 04/23/2014 9:40:05 PM PDT by Mears
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Concerned daddy sent his felonious son, expelled from high school in Miami-Dade, some 200 miles away to Sanford, where he was housed by Daddy’s girl friend. Most of the rest, of any significance, is a matter of police dispatcher’s telephone record of verbal exchanges with neighborhood watch volunteer Zimmerman.


29 posted on 04/23/2014 9:45:05 PM PDT by Elsiejay
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To: Mears

The media and his parents are not done pushing their agenda and will dance in his blood for years to come. They have spun so many lies about St. Skittles there is no return.
Its what they do.

FORWARD!


30 posted on 04/23/2014 9:46:26 PM PDT by Gasshog (DemoKKKrats: Leaders of the Free Sh!t World)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These people are the problem with “civil rights” and too stupid to realize it

You son was a thug, he reaped what he tried to sow


31 posted on 04/23/2014 9:50:07 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Hey 2008, we told you so)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

trayvon’s father is a vampire, sucking blood from his son’s lifeless corpse. Gimmie culture.


32 posted on 04/23/2014 10:04:02 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does that mean we can renew Jim Crow laws? Because without them a new civil rights movement is just pathetic and stupid.


33 posted on 04/23/2014 10:08:04 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pathetic. He’s pimping his sons death.


34 posted on 04/23/2014 10:14:08 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Well said!


35 posted on 04/23/2014 10:15:06 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Trayvon thought he was going to have some fun and play the Knockout Game on a gay man. He sadly miscalculated.


36 posted on 04/23/2014 10:16:04 PM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

For seventeen years, the father didn’t pay enough attention to his own child’s needs. Now, he wants the nation to pay attention to his own wants.


37 posted on 04/23/2014 10:56:03 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whites should have the civil right to protect themselves from lethal attacks.


38 posted on 04/23/2014 11:31:51 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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Okay, somebody fill me in. What rights are blacks, or any group* for that matter, being denied in 2014?

*Traditional marriage supporters don't count.

39 posted on 04/24/2014 12:01:48 AM PDT by RPTMS (I know you're a nincompoop, and I strongly suspect you of being a scalawag!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe he will be in history books...as another failed media attempt to provoke a race riot in the USA.


40 posted on 04/24/2014 3:53:18 AM PDT by jughandle ( "We have the right to debate and disagree with any administration!" -HRC)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Daddy Martin” simply cannot fathom going into the either world of forgotten famous “wannabees.” He want’s be be as famous as the other “race baiters;” Jessie and Ralph.


41 posted on 04/24/2014 5:00:01 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"We want him to be known as that child of central Florida who galvanized the country," said Martin, who was a guest speaker at Nassau Community College on Wednesday.

The grifters must be running low on cash.

42 posted on 04/24/2014 6:13:47 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: Mears
They keep their mouths shut and just plod along in life.

And vote 93% for Democrats. Not exactly like the rest of America.

43 posted on 04/24/2014 7:36:47 AM PDT by montag813
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a disgrace to Emmett Till.


44 posted on 05/30/2014 8:44:06 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Well......Bye.)
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