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  • Trayvon Martin receives posthumous Aeronautical Science Degree

    05/14/2017 9:15:44 AM PDT · by John S Mosby · 95 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/14/2017 | WSVN
    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – A South Florida university awarded an honorary degree to Trayvon Martin, Saturday. Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, took the stage at Florida Memorial University’s commencement in Miami Gardens to receive a posthumous bachelor’s degree in aeronautical science on their son’s behalf. Fulton and Martin said the ceremony was bittersweet, and now they’re passing on an inspirational message to Trayvon’s fellow graduates.
  • Obama Taking His Family to Selma; Remembers Trayvon Martin at WH Event

    02/27/2015 8:25:32 PM PST · by PROCON · 52 replies ^ | Feb. 27, 2015 | Susan Jones
    ( - "Next week, Michelle and I and the girls will be traveling to Selma to pay tribute, not just as a president or a first lady or as African Americans, but as Americans -- to those who changed the course of history at the Edmund Pettus Bridge," President Obama told a gathering at the White House on Thursday. Obama mentioned the "legends and giants of the civil rights movement" as well as "the countless American heroes" who aren't named in the history books, all of whom marched and sang and organized "to change this country for the better." He...
  • Grand jury meeting in civil-rights case involving George Zimmerman

    10/30/2014 3:20:59 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 73 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | October 30, 2014 | Rene Stutzman
    A federal grand jury will meet in downtown Orlando Wednesday to hear testimony about whether Trayvon Martin's civil rights were violated when Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman shot him in the chest, according to court paperwork.. A U.S. Department of Justice attorney from Washington, D.C., Mark Blumberg, has issued at least one subpoena for Wednesday in the case. Blumberg would not comment on the grand jury session, but the federal panel is to meet at 9 a.m. at the federal courts building on Central Avenue in downtown Orlando to hear evidence in the case. It's not clear how many witnesses...
  • At Lehigh University, Trayvon Martin's mother talks about race issues in America

    09/17/2014 1:33:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | September 16, 2014 | Peter Hall
    In the weeks and months after Trayvon Martin was killed, his mother saw 50 different photos painting him as a thug.. It was as if portraying the slain 17-year-old as something he wasn't — a muscle-bound, tattooed rapper, or a young man wearing his pants low and flipping middle fingers with each hand — somehow justified his death, Sybrina Fulton said. "At first, I thought I was at fault myself. I thought maybe it was the hoodie," she said. But Fulton said she soon came to realize that even in 2012, she didn't have to look to her son's sweatshirt...
  • Trayvon’s Legacy – Miami-Dade School Board Lawyers Evaluating “Legal Risk” Pending FOIA Release

    03/10/2014 8:05:47 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 9 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Mar 10, 2014 | Sundance
    We knew last year the diversionary activity around the Miami-Dade School Police Department (M-DSPD), which was coordinated, sanctioned and authorized by Miami-Dade School Superintendent, Alberto Carvalho, was illegal. Now, however – the entire School Board might be legally responsible for engaging in unlawful conspiracy which resulted from the internal investigation within the M-DSPD and the School Boards’ “willful blindness” to the actual finding(s). The District Public Information Officer, Rolando Martin, has admitted to us the current Records Request delay is a consequence of School Board Legal Counsel evaluating our latest FOIA request. [M-DSPD] officers within the department admitted, under oath,...
  • Concert to feature world premiere of Branker's 'Ballad for Trayvon Martin'

    12/03/2013 3:21:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Princeton University ^ | December 3, 2013
    Featured Events The Princeton University Orchestra and the University Concert Jazz Ensemble will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 5 and 6, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The program will include works by Beethoven and Dvorak, a commissioned work by David Sanford and the world premiere of "Ballad for Trayvon Martin" by Anthony Branker, the Anthony H.P. Lee '79 P11 Senior Lecturer in Jazz Studies and director of the Program in Jazz Studies. For tickets call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.
  • HipHop Artist Macklemore Uses AMA to Rant About Racial Profiling & Trayvon Martin

    11/25/2013 3:49:55 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 23 replies
    american thinker ^ | 11-25-13 | american thinker
    Rather than thanking a list of friends and colleagues, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis used their American Music Awards acceptance speech to send a message of tolerance on Sunday night. The white rapper accepted his award by satellite from Florida where he preached about racial profiling and Travon Martin. Of course, he forgot to mention the numerous knock-out attacks by black youths this year.
  • Posters Featuring Trayvon Martin Defaced On WSU Campus ("Does My Hoodie Scare You?")

    09/04/2013 6:45:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    KMUW-FM Wichita Public Radio ^ | September 4, 2013 | Carla Eckels
    Posters with images of Trayvon Martin were defaced recently on the Wichita State University campus. The posters were advertising a diversity discussion Wednesday called "Does My Hoodie Scare You?" Student Wilma Foster says she was surprised by the posters that showed the slain Florida teen's face crossed out and another poster with a Hitler-looking mustache added. "That's an expression of something inwardly that's very negative and perhaps even very deep that may end up surfacing over a short or long period of time," she says. But student Jared Higgins says things like this happen on a college campus. "I...
  • ‘Law and Order: SVU’ to Feature Paula Deen Killing Trayvon Martin

    08/23/2013 7:49:27 PM PDT · by xzins · 39 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 23, 2013 | Matthew Sheffield
    While HBO’s “Newsroom” is surely today’s leading liberal fantasy news show, it is following in a format pioneered by the overwrought crime drama series “Law and Order” and its various clone shows. The producers of “Law and Order: SVU” reminded everyone of that recently by actually writing and filming an episode in which a character based on Paula Deen kills a Trayvon Martin character. You can’t make up this kind of absurdity in a humor setting. People wouldn’t find it credible. The only thing missing is a George Bush or Dick Cheney character in there engaging in a serial killing...
  • Florida Officer Fired After Calling Trayvon Martin a ‘Thug’ on Facebook

    08/11/2013 1:29:44 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 51 replies ^ | august 11, 2013 | Oliver Darcy
    A Florida beach safety officer was fired on Friday after he referred to Trayvon Martin as a “thug” on his personal Facebook page. Todd Snipes, a beach officer of 15 years who was stationed about 40 minutes from where Trayvon Martin was killed in Sanford, Fla., was initially suspended for the post he made on Facebook last month. “Another thug gone,” Snipes wrote the night of George Zimmerman’s acquittal. “Pull up your pants and be respectful. Bye bye thug r.i.p.” In his termination letter, Department of Public Protection Director George Recktenwald wrote that Snipes had “engaged in behavior that threatens...
  • Where will Trayvon Martin's hoodie end up?

    07/31/2013 12:57:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    MSN News ^ | July 31, 2013 | Eli Epstein
    After the courts are through with Trayvon Martin's sweatshirt, which he was wearing when he was killed, will it wind up in an evidence locker...or a museum? Long after the trial ends, the evidence remains. Sometimes, it's returned to family members. Other times, if it's valuable, it's auctioned off. And then, if there's no more room for it in the court house or police station and the case is long closed, it's destroyed. In the case of Trayvon Martin's iconic black hooded sweatshirt, which he was wearing the night neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman shot and killed him in 2012, there...
  • No empathy for George Zimmerman

    07/24/2013 7:08:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | July 24, 2013 | Melvina Johnson Young
    So, George Zimmerman was scared the night he shot Trayvon Martin through the heart. Know who else was probably pretty scared that night? Trayvon Martin. Surprised I’m asking? Me too. But it seems like a lot of people haven’t thought much about that. Obviously, Trayvon isn’t here to tell us how he felt. He’s dead. And a lot of folks disregarded Rachel Jeantel’s account of him being afraid even though she was the last person to hear Trayvon speak (besides Zimmerman). She heard his fear through the phone. She heard him try to run away. He was scared. And yet...
  • Hillary Clinton: George Zimmerman verdict brought ‘deep heartache’ (Hillary Politicizes Trial)

    07/16/2013 5:34:40 PM PDT · by yoe · 53 replies
    Politico ^ | June 16, 2013 | EMILY SCHULTHEIS
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke about the “heartache” of the Trayvon Martin case in D.C. Tuesday evening while speaking to an African-American sorority group. “My prayers are with the Martin family and with every family who loves someone who is lost to violence,” she said in an almost 30-minute speech. “No mother, no father, should ever have to fear for their child walking down a street in the United States of America.”
  • Lib columnist Richard Cohen called racist over Zimmerman article

    07/16/2013 5:10:15 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | July 16, 2013
    Columnist Richard Cohen is not a friend of conservatives (see past articles posted at FR). However, he did write an article in the WaPO, see Racism vs. reality (posted here today) that was pretty balanced. Needless to say, the rest of the left is not pleased with their colleague. Yes, Richard Cohen is now a racist. Elspeth Reeve of The Atlantic and Tom Scocca of Gawker have chimed in. There have been others as well. Meanwhile, WaPo is standing by Cohen for now. Will the Post end up firing Cohen? Will this experience wise Cohen up to his leftist brethren?
  • Keeping Hope A Lie – One Year Later: The Trayvon Martin story ...

    02/27/2013 5:51:19 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 9 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | February 27, 2013 | ytz4mee
    Keeping Hope A Lie – One Year Later: The Trayvon Martin story is on Legacy Media provided Life Support The million hoodie march is now a couple hundred race-baiting fools… gathering to beat their drums and demand mo’ money under the guise of ‘In-just-us’. Laughable at best… (AP STORY) Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, were joined by actor Jamie Foxx and a crowd of about 200 people on Tuesday evening in Manhattan’s Union Square Park. They lit candles and held a moment of silence at 7:17 p.m., the time Martin was fatally shot on Feb. 26, 2012. Now...
  • Zimmerman Tapes: Variations Versus Differences

    06/23/2012 6:54:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 22 June, 2012 | Jeralyn
    We need another thread to continue the analysis of the George Zimmerman statements, interviews with police and crime-scene re-enactment. So many were released yesterday, I doubt anyone but true case afficionados have listened to them all. I know I haven't. Yet across the internet, people are cherry-picking, pointing to minor variations as if they are contradictions affecting the totality of George Zimmerman's version of events. If George Zimmerman told the exact same story over the course of days, people would say it was rehearsed and false. Variations are to be expected, human memory is not like a video recorder, it...
  • Why public's opinions on Zimmerman is shifting

    06/18/2012 11:07:52 AM PDT · by imardmd1 · 182 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | June 18, 2012 | Rene Stutzman
    SANFORD, Fla. — (MCT) For weeks, the death of Trayvon Martin, the investigations it launched and the civil rights rallies it spurred were the most important news stories in the country, according to pollsters. At least six news organizations or polling companies did surveys. What they documented, in general, was that people were fascinated and outraged by the Feb. 26 death of the unarmed 17-year-old and angry at the shooter, Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman. Two sets of findings, though, stand out: Although it was the No. 1 story in the country overall, twice as many blacks as whites singled...
  • Trayvon Martin’s parents plead with Gov. Scott’s task force to change ‘Stand Your Ground’

    06/12/2012 1:31:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Palm Beach Post's Post On Politics ^ | June 12, 2012 | Dara Kam
    LONGWOOD _ Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, the parents of the unarmed black teenager shot to death by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in February, made an impassioned plea to change the state’s Stand Your Ground law that they say encourages vigilantism. Zimmerman claimed he shot their son Trayvon Martin in self-defense, permissible under the state’s Stand Your Ground law that allows people to use deadly force when they feel threatened. “I believe my son was standing his ground…He was afraid,” Fulton told reporters outside the mega-church where the public is now addressing the task force for the first time...
  • CBC (Congressional Black Caucus): Zimmerman acquittal could spark race riots

    06/11/2012 2:07:45 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 130 replies
    Beltway Confidential ^ | June 11, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Race riots could ensue if George Zimmerman -- the shooter in the Trayvon Martin case -- is found not guilty of second-degree murder by a Florida jury, the Congressional Black Caucus' executive director allowed yesterday. "I think a 'not guilty' verdict is extremely problematic in 2012," said Angela Rye, the Executive Director and General Counsel for the Congressional Black Caucus. She said, "I don't know," when asked what would happen in the event of an acquittal. "I know that folks have talked about race riots -- I don't know that. I think that we live in a day and...
  • Trayvon Martin Neighborhood Watch Shooting: 911 Tapes Send Mom Crying From Room

    Police recordings made the night a self-appointed neighborhood watch captain allegedly shot and killed an unarmed 17-year-old boy outside his stepmother's home sent the boy's mother screaming from the room and prompted his father to declare, "He killed my son," according to a family representative. The series of emergency and non-emergency calls to police depict the apparent progression of events on Feb. 26 that led to the watch captain, George Zimmerman, 28, who is white, allegedly shooting Trayvon Martin, a high-school junior who is black, as the teen made his way home with a bag of Skittles and a can...