Skip to comments.Celebrities show support for Trayvon Martin
Posted on 03/22/2012 6:51:50 AM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
SANFORD, Fla. - More than 750,000 people have signed an online petition started by the parents of Trayvon Martin, who was shot and killed in Sanford by a neighborhood watch leader.
The change.org petition has attracted celebrities like Cher, Chad Ochocinco and Michael Moore, who have tweeted their support for the Martin family.
The online attention is garnering the support of more musicians, professional athletes, film industry representatives and numerous other celebrities online, all of whom are calling for justice in this death investigation.
Martin's parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, have called on Florida District Attorney Norman Wolfinger to bring charges against George Zimmerman, who Sanford police say shot and killed the17-year-old in self-defense.
A number of international celebrities have also taken to Twitter and Facebook to spread the word about the petition.
Musicians Wyclef Jean, Talib Kweli, Clay Aiken, Monica, Janelle Monae, and Raheem Devaughn; film leaders, including Spike Lee, Mia Farrow, Taraji P. Henson and D. L. Hughley have all tweeted their support.
Martin was shot and killed while walking from a store where he had just purchased a bag of Skittles and an iced tea for his younger step-brother. According to reports, Zimmerman called police to report a suspicious person after he saw Martin walking back from the store.
Despite police instructing him not to confront Martin, an altercation ensued. Witnesses say there was a scuffle before Zimmerman fired a shot, striking the teen in the chest.
1. How can you support someone who’s dead? “Prop me up beside the jukebox”?
2. If leftist celebrities are making him a “cause,” he was probably legitimately shot in self-defense, because they’re almost always wrong.
Only to slink away without uttering a peep of apology to the police and Georgia citizens when the perp was found and he was black.
Yes and yes.
Well, the cops in DC are still looking for the angry disgruntled ex-Marine driving a white box truck.
Everyone of them doing their utmost to foment a riot over this I see.
“Musicians Wyclef Jean, Talib Kweli, Clay Aiken, Monica, Janelle Monae, and Raheem Devaughn...”
Not fit to shine the shoes of Bach’s piano tuner......
Under what circumstances can this be anything besides murder?
None that I can conceive but I'd sure like to hear another point of view.
I am amazed thaat anyone on this forum is expressing support toward the perp or animus toward the victim.
Where does that come from?
How can anybody put any faith in the national MSM?
They should be brought to trial themselves. It is absolutely criminal how they have depicted this whole thing without knowing ot preesenting all the facts.
Not enough facts have been released for anyone to show support one way or the other yet. But that never stops these folks.
Fred from the turn of the century, on racial relations:
Fred from last august:
This may be the black swan that gives us the riots and maybe civil war that so many have predicted. Stupid, stupid, stupid.
—None that I can conceive but I’d sure like to hear another point of view.—
Actually, it was Zimmerman who was screaming for help. Trayvon was on top of him, beating him, according to a witness that called 911.
And according to the police who indicated that Zimmerman was bleeding about the face and head...and had grass stains on the back of his shirt.
Yep, recall the DC Sniper case. The cops were looking for white box trucks or white vans such as driven by electricians or plumbers.
And it turns out that John Mohammed was a Muslim. Though we’re not supposed to talk about any of that.
Why is it that if a black is a victim of a crime, it’s allegedly some racist plot? But if a black or minority of any kind, such as Muslim, is a perpetrator, we’re not supposed to make any connections as to motives or anything based on that?
—I am amazed thaat anyone on this forum is expressing support toward the perp or animus toward the victim.
Where does that come from?—
Knowledge beyond what the MSM will offer.
Read these two stories that discuss the 911 calls but leave out VERY IMPORTANT information from the calls:
And this plea to emotion: http://www.theroot.com/trayvon-martin-shooting-witness-hears-screams-gunshots
You get the feeling that poor Martin was crying out for help before the gunshot. ‘Cept it was Zimmerman who was crying out for help:
It’s amazing how the press is intentionally presenting this as a poor little black child shot and killed by a racist white adult. It could not be further from the truth.
—Sounds like this kid with the gun was looking for a gunfight.—
Yep. That is the way they are trying to make it sound. I was amazed how hard it was, even on the internet, to find any stories discussing the testimony of the witness that actually saw what was going on BEFORE the gun was fired. The guy on the bottom and screaming for help was Zimmerman, and he has the blood and the grass stains to prove it. Yet the press is silent. What gives?
If people like this ever gained power, they have just have Stalinesque Show Trials for people like Zimmerman.
It comes from the fact that the MSM is entirely non-credible.
Wasn't it just last week that we were assured that the murderer in France was a right wing nut?
Oh yeah, never mind.
What I want to know is; where are all these celebtards when upwards of 100 black youts are murdered every freakin month in this country by other black youts?
Where are the rappers that glorify Tupac and biggie whatshisname when nameless innocents are accidently gunned down in the 'hood?
why they be bustin' a cap in yo ass mutherf*cker
Being a liberal means never accepting responsibility for the monumental stupidity you preach daily.
A nice rundown from one of my links above:
Various sources have Martin as 63, not the diminutive boy of the pictures that are being circulated of him. At 63, I find it almost impossible that he would weigh 140 lbs as some are saying. At 17, I was 6 2 and a very lean and lanky 151 lbs when I entered basic military training.
Zimmerman is reported to have had a bloody nose, a bloody injury to the back of his head, and grass stains on his back consistent with struggling on his back while pinned from above.
As we learned from the hockey dad case from some years ago which some readers will recall, it matters not who intially was the aggressoronce either individual gains the advantage and acts as to threaten death or serious bodily harm on another, THEY become the actual aggressor, and deadly force to defend ones self against them is justified.
Many say that the 911 dispatcher instructed Zimmerman not to follow Martin, but that isnt actually what was saidthe dispatcher merely said, We dont need you to do that. Meaning, exactly, that it wasnt necessary, and also that it wasnt explicitly prohibited.
The 911 tapes Ive heard also have Zimmerman saying repeatedly that Martin was coming toward him, advancing on him.
Frankly, the lens through which our society views events like this is badly distorted. When the Jena 6 nearly beat the young white boy to death in Louisiana a couple of years ago and were charged, the blacks went crazy and staged massive national protests, besieged the town of Jena, and then brought the Jena 6 onstage at the BET Awards to be given a standing ovation and heralded as heroes.
Ive worked in the ghetto long enough to have had my life threatened by aggressive, hateful, racist blacks, especially young ones, with various weapons and with various items that they wanted me to think were weapons so as to intimidate me. On one occasion, a black kid stuck what at first appeared to be the muzzle of a pistol up to my car window, inches from my headit turned out to be a metal cigarette lighter. I cannot relate here how often similar situations took place when working the door of nightclubs in the ghetto, when trying to keep order standing my post at an all-night convenience store/gas station in the ghetto...I even had a co-worker who had no other option but to shoot and kill an unarmed young black man who attacked him and went for my coworkers gun when my co-worker, as a uniformed officer, had to force a group of rowdy blacks to leave an all-night restaurant upon the request of the manager at 3 a.m.; my co-worker and the man he shot wound up on the ground, rolling around and struggling to see who would wind up with the gun. My co-worker is only alive because he managed to get the muzzle under the guys chin and get a shot off.
It sounds like Zimmerman was merely trying to do what we need more citizens to do, because the media and authorities refuse to address and remedy to out-of-control rate of black crime that prevails in certain areas. The media ignores and even covers up ENDLESS savage, wanton, racially motivated black-on-white crime, deliberately, every day. I am interested in having the truth told.
They are not on the scene, therefore, they can't legally direct anyone to do this or that.
A person must, however, obey directions from a law enforcement officer AT the scene of an incident.
I’m still shocked (and chuckling quite a bit) that a large portion of posters here on FR are continuing to assume that a fellow with the surname of Zimmerman is a whitey!
So, have any of these celebrities shown their support for the white kid who was set on fire by blacks?
Yeah, you're right, I realized that after I posted.
I truly hope this kid was justified in killing.....just a terrible tragedy..
How could they when that event went down the memory hole?
His parents say he’s hispanic.
Know what they call a bunch of hollywood types marching in front of my home? Moving targets.
and fluent in spanish...
Yep police will show up and write a report. Keep believing that the police is the answer, the libs want everyone to believe it.
I would have been beating him too if he had chased me down.
Me too, if I felt confident he was not armed. I consider the risk and respond accordingly.
You should check your facts. All indications are that Zimmerman (the shooter) was screaming for help, as Martin (the deceased) was on top of him, violently beating him. This is what the only known eyewitness has stated.
It really shocks and disappoints me that so many FReepers rush to swallow the left-wing propaganda Kool-Aid on this, rather than actually checking the known facts of the case.
Who’s ‘supporting’ the Straits?
While the Zimmerman white on black killing is covered 24/7 on the MSM with an outpouring of rage and charges of a racial hate crime, where is the concern- where is the rage about the home invasion, torture, beating, rape and murder of the elderly white couple by African Americans in Oklahoma just the other day?
The 90 year old war veteran husband was beaten, his jaw broken, shot in the face with a BB gun and now barely clings to life.
The 85 year old partially blind wife was raped and beaten to death.
Theres a lot more here than a home invasion and robbery.
WHERE ARE THE CHARGES OF A RACIAL HATE CRIME??
90 year old husbands jaw broken and shot in face with BB gun?
85 wife year old semi blind wife RAPED and BEATEN to death??
Where is the 24/7 MSM coverage
Where is the outrage?
The facts are this:
An armed citizen attempted to illegally detain and threaten an unarmed minor who was not committing a crime of any kind. The teen found it necessary to beat the sh!t out of the crazy ba$tard in order to re-establish his freedom of movement on the public street.
As a result the armed citizen shot him to death.
This is a NO BRAINER.
Where did you get this from? I have not seen this reported anywhere.
You have no understanding of the facts of this case, the law, or common sense.
There is no evidence that Zimmerman attempted to detain or threaten Martin. Unless he physically assaulted Martin, or threatened to do so (and there is no indication of either of these things), Martin had no right to attack and beat Zimmerman.
The full facts still need to come out, but as it stands now it is indeed a no brainer, Zimmerman was acting in self defense and is not guilty.
If additional facts come to light showing this was not the case, I will change my opinion.