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Man tells police group yelled ‘Trayvon,’ then beat him
gainesville.com ^ | April 9, 2012 | Chad Smith

Posted on 04/09/2012 1:39:28 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

Police are investigating the beating of a 27-year-old man who was walking home from midtown bars early Saturday when he said he was jumped by six to eight men who shouted “Trayvon” before the attack. The exclamation was an apparent reference to 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, who was shot and killed in February in Sanford.

Gainesville Police Department spokeswoman Cpl. Angelina Valuri said the victim sustained injuries to the left eye, abrasions to his palms and a cut on his right kneecap. Valuri said the victim could not give descriptions of the suspects or their vehicle, other than to say it was a mid-size vehicle.

The assailants are black, while the victim is white, Valuri said.

The case of Martin, an unarmed black teenager who was killed by a Hispanic crime-watch volunteer, has stirred conversations across the country about race, crime and profiling.

Saturday’s attack occurred at about 2:45 a.m. in the 3200 block of Southwest 23rd Street.

The victim told police the group of men got out of their vehicle and told him he was walking too slowly.

They then yelled “Trayvon,” according to a GPD report, and proceeded to beat him.


TOPICS: US: Florida
KEYWORDS: georgezimmerman; hatecrime; racewar; trayvonmartin; trayvonmob
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1 posted on 04/09/2012 1:39:32 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Jesse? Al? Yoo-hoo, where are you?


2 posted on 04/09/2012 1:41:29 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Hate Crime?


3 posted on 04/09/2012 1:42:07 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Unload the whole clip on ‘em and yell “Zimmerman”!


4 posted on 04/09/2012 1:42:57 PM PDT by King Hawk
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Just the first phase. Their real objective is looting, which will soon follow.

The now-dated “Day beat Rodney!” call to amassing largesse through broken storefront windows will now morph into “Trayvon!”

It’s the “stuff” they’re really after, I tell ya!


5 posted on 04/09/2012 1:43:05 PM PDT by MarineDad (Wherever mosques and JDAM's meet, civilization benefits)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Pretty soon, they’ll shout “Treyvon”

The reply will be “BLAM! BLAM! BLAM!...”


6 posted on 04/09/2012 1:44:59 PM PDT by meyer (Fluke - the new "F" word)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The lead story on all five network news programs tonight.


7 posted on 04/09/2012 1:45:29 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Another NBC cherry bomb.


8 posted on 04/09/2012 1:45:29 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I’m glad it turned out ok for the victim. That being said perhaps a number of “Trayvon” type assaults are necessary to develop a sense of reality among the non-black portion of our population. Blacks hate us(perhaps resent is a better term) but we can “man up” and live with it defending ourselves where necessary.


9 posted on 04/09/2012 1:46:30 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: King Hawk

.306 or .308???


10 posted on 04/09/2012 1:49:46 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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"Valuri said the victim could not give descriptions of the suspects...The assailants are black, while the victim is white, Valuri said."

I can help with that: If Obama had a son, he would look like the perpetrators.

11 posted on 04/09/2012 1:49:53 PM PDT by LouD (I stand with Scott Walker)
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12 posted on 04/09/2012 1:55:16 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Guess white guys are going to need to get hooded sweatshirts with a picture of a 9mm and the caption:

I AM GEORGE.

MAKE MY DAY.

And carry appropriate firepower to follow through.


13 posted on 04/09/2012 1:57:30 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Rex Kramer: Danger Seeker?


14 posted on 04/09/2012 2:00:02 PM PDT by twister881
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To: SandRat

Or the deadly .307.3 X 1.99MM. (A new cartridge commercially introduced just today here on FR!!!)


15 posted on 04/09/2012 2:00:52 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired high up in the mountains of the American Redoubt. Nothing beats that!!!)
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To: bobby.223

Pardon me but I just prefer the old BAR or the M-1.


16 posted on 04/09/2012 2:05:06 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

ALLAH HU TRAYVON!........


17 posted on 04/09/2012 2:08:45 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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So far the blacks have been protected by Government. That is because the Government is afraid of the blacks. This may come to an end and not too far in the future. Martin attacked Zimmerman.
18 posted on 04/09/2012 2:11:19 PM PDT by Logical me
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Injured eye, it says. Not too bad, I hope.


19 posted on 04/09/2012 2:16:07 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: bobby.223

LOL! That’s ONE I DON’T have in my arsenal.


20 posted on 04/09/2012 2:17:26 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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