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  • Trayvon Martin's parents planning book

    12/14/2013 9:18:01 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    United Press International ^ | December 13, 2013
    Trayvon Martin's parents are working on a book about the killing of their son and the trial and acquittal in Florida of George Zimmerman, publishers say. Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin met with publishers to discuss the book, the New York Times reported Friday. Publishing executives said the couple talked about the role of race in the killing and religion in their lives. Trayvon was 17 and walking to a relative's house when he encountered Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, in a gated community in Sanford, Fla. The teenager was unarmed but Zimmerman's attorneys argued he jumped Zimmerman, who fired...
  • Sybrina Fulton to speak at Harvard Law (Trayvon's birth mother)

    11/18/2013 10:23:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    BOSTON, Mass. (AP) - The mother of Trayvon Martin will speak at Harvard Law School about changing "stand your ground" self-defense laws. Sybrina Fulton will be joined by her attorney, Benjamin Crump, at Monday's event. Fulton's 17-year-old son was shot in central Florida in 2012 by George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of second-degree murder in July....
  • Town Hall On Trayvon Martin’s Death Held For Broward Students

    09/18/2013 5:13:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    WFOR-TV ^ | September 18, 2013
    FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A group of Broward County students attended a special town hall meeting Wednesday that focused on the death of Trayvon Martin and the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. The panel included Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton and students were allowed to ask questions and try to find answers to help improve race relations in South Florida. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Akailah Smotherman, 17, was one of the students in attendance. She said when she learned that Zimmerman was found not guilty for the death of Martin, she had a strong response. “It hurt. I cried; my mama cried; it...
  • Trayvon Martin's mother signs CD single

    09/09/2013 12:36:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    WSVN-TV / CNN ^ | September 8, 2013
    OAKLAND PARK, FL - About two months after George Zimmerman was acquitted in the killing of Trayvon Martin, Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin's mother, is finding new ways to keep working against gun violence. Sybrina Fulton was in Florida on Saturday giving away copies of a new Hip-Hop CD that she hopes will offer comfort to families affected by gun violence. It's called "joy comes in the morning" - Fulton performs spoken vocals over music by a Christian Hip-Hop artist.....
  • Trayvon Martin’s mother organizes against racial profiling

    08/18/2013 5:46:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    MSNBC ^ | August 18, 2013 | Meredith Clark
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s mother, made it clear on Meet the Press Sunday that she has turned her grief over the death of her son into action to stop racial profiling and “Stand-your-Ground” laws around the country. “We’re going to all 21 states with stand your ground laws to make some change,” Fulton said to David Gregory, and while it won’t happen overnight, “we’re in it for the long haul. This is part of my life now.” Fulton appeared on Meet the Press after NYPD Chief Ray Kelly defended “Stop-and-Frisk,” a practice that a federal judge determined violated the constitution...
  • Change for Trayvon: Stand Your Ground laws must be reviewed (New Tracy & Sybrina petition)

    07/31/2013 10:02:19 AM PDT · by kristinn · 39 replies
    Change.org ^ | July, 2013 | Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton with Change for Trayvon
    Last year, our son Trayvon Martin was stalked, chased down and killed by George Zimmerman, and Zimmerman faced no punishment whatsoever. That's in large part because Florida is one of at least 21 states with some form of 'Stand Your Ground' law, which enables people like George Zimmerman to claim self-defense. We're calling on 21 governors whose states have some form of 'Stand Your Ground' laws to review those laws and amend them so that people who instigate conflicts -- people like George Zimmerman -- won't be able to use these laws to get away with murder. 'Stand Your Ground'...
  • George Zimmerman's Brother: Trayvon Martin Skeletons Coming Out in Civil Trial

    07/30/2013 11:52:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    Gather ^ | July 30, 2013 | Hillary Hill
    George Zimmerman's brother is trying to warn Trayvon Martin's family about the additional pain and suffering they could go through if they try to bring a wrongful death civil suit against his acquitted brother. As of July 30, many people in the country still labor under the illusion of the images painted of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman on the night Zimmerman shot and killed Martin, an unarmed teen from Miami. For example, erroneous reporting about the 911 call led many to believe that Zimmerman racially profiled the teen when NBC News later admitted the tape was aired out of...
  • Citing George Zimmerman's Acquittal As a Reason to Repeal 'Stand Your Ground' Laws Is a Non Sequitur

    07/29/2013 8:31:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Reason Magazine's Hit and Run ^ | July 29, 2013 | Jacob Sullum
    Today Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin's mother, said she believed Florida's "stand your ground" self-defense law "assisted the person who killed my son to get away with murder." She did not explain how, which is hardly surprising, since George Zimmerman's defense was not based on the absence of a duty to retreat for people attacked in public places. Rather, it was a classic self-defense claim that could have been successful in any state. Fulton nevertheless insists "we have to change these laws so people don't get away with murder." It is not hard to understand why a grieving mother might want...
  • Trayvon’s mom: Stand Your Ground helped Zimmerman get away with murder

    07/29/2013 10:22:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | July 29, 2013 | Marc A. Caputo
    The mother of Trayvon Martin said Monday that she believed Florida’s Stand Your Ground law played a role in her son’s shooting death, but she wasn’t ready to support a boycott of the state for not changing the self-defense law. “The thing about this law is I just think it assisted the person who killed my son to get away with murder,” Sybrina Fulton, the mother of the 17-year-old from Miami Gardens, said at a National Bar Association event in Miami Beach. “I think we have to change these laws so people don’t get away with murder,” she said, adding...
  • Trayvon Martin's parents plan news conference today

    07/29/2013 7:38:17 AM PDT · by kevcol · 27 replies
    Naples News ^ | July 29, 2013 | AP
    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Trayvon Martin's parents are scheduled to hold a news conference in Miami Beach.
  • And the Oscar Goes to...Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin!

    07/29/2013 7:10:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/29/2013 | M. Catharine Evans
    Through their nakedly deceptive public speaking tours, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, parents of Trayvon Martin, are all but ensuring that a high percentage of American black males will continue to end up in the cradle-to-prison pipeline. By glorifying their son's lifestyle, they push young wayward blacks away from the truth and into further trouble. If ever there was a case to be made that some black parents bear responsibility for their kids' criminal behavior, Martin's and Fulton's debut on the national stage proves it. I understand that blaming racism is much more lucrative than admitting you failed to provide...
  • Raekwon Reveals Why He Thinks Zimmerman Walked Away Scot-Free [Video]

    07/27/2013 1:33:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    SOHH blog ^ | July 26, 2013 | Cyrus Langhorne
    With high-profile rap stars like Jay Z speaking on the controversial George Zimmerman verdict earlier this month, Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon is the latest emcee to reveal his reaction. In Rae's opinion, the Trayvon Martin family's fate was sealed with the selected jurors not having any compassion or realizing how defenseless the slain 17-year-old was. "When I heard about the verdict, about the Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman case, I was sad," Rae revealed in an interview. "I was disappointed in the justice system and I felt like they didn't really pay attention to the case the way they were supposed...
  • Trayvon Martin's Mother Devastated to Hear Zimmerman Juror Say 'We Felt He Was Guilty'

    07/26/2013 7:13:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Yahoo! News / ABC News ^ | July 26, 2013 | Alyssa Newcomb
    Trayvon Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton, said it was "devastating" to hear a juror tell ABC News in an exclusive interview that the jury in the George Zimmerman case thought the former neighborhood watchman was guilty and "got away with murder." "It is devastating for my family to hear the comments from juror B29, comments which we already knew in our hearts to be true. That George Zimmerman literally got away with murder," Fulton said in a statement released Thursday through The Trayvon Martin Foundation. "This new information challenges our nation once again to do everything we can to make sure...
  • George Zimmerman Juror Says He 'Got Away With Murder'

    07/25/2013 11:51:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 223 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 25, 2013 | Alyssa Newcomb
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The only minority on the all-female jury that voted to acquit George Zimmerman said today that Zimmerman "got away with murder" for killing Trayvon Martin and feels she owes an apology Martin's parents. "You can't put the man in jail even though in our hearts we felt he was guilty," said the woman who was identified only as Juror B29 during the trial. "But we had to grab our hearts and put it aside and look at the evidence." She said the jury was following Florida law and the evidence, she said, did not prove murder. The court had sealed...
  • Trayvon Martin’s Parents Comment on President Obama’s Remarks (Full statement)

    07/19/2013 1:24:36 PM PDT · by kristinn · 38 replies
    Press release via Tumblr ^ | Friday, July 19, 2013 | Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin
    "We are deeply honored and moved that President Obama took the time to speak publicly and at length about our son, Trayvon. The President’s comments give us great strength at this time. We are thankful for President Obama’s and Michelle’s prayers, and we ask for your prayers as well as we continue to move forward. We know that the death of our son Trayvon, the trial and the not guilty verdict have been deeply painful and difficult for many people. We know our family has become a conduit for people to talk about race in America and to try and...
  • Day 19 (Week #4) Zimmerman Trial – Witness Discussion Thread

    07/05/2013 4:54:41 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 2,993 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | July 5, 2013 | Sundance
    Today, July 5th, is DAY #19 (of 4th week) State of Florida V. George Zimmerman case. The State is expected to wrap up their case today – A great recap of the trial so far is available HERE: The key witness today expected to be Sybrina Fulton, mom. Great Expectations? Remember, as y’all have noted during the 15+ months of research, there is so much corruption in the assembly of this case we could expect the State to avoid the traditional witnesses brought by normal prosecutions. We have not been disappointed in our predictions. The state has already won a...
  • Would You Cross Examine, or Question, Sybrina Fulton ? (Poll and Thoughts)

    07/04/2013 4:44:30 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 64 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | July 4, 2013 | Sundance
    Driving back from Miami-Dade today, and recognizing the defense had run out the clock on Sybrina Fulton’s opportunity to testify, this question crossed my mind: Should the defense ask her any questions? I’m absolutely the wrong person to actually answer that question, because quite frankly I have researched too much about her. But I’m wondering what you think? Is the risk of seeming callous toward a grieving parent such that asking her deliberate questions should be avoided? Should the Defense Team Cross Examine Sybrina Fulton Yes No Not Sure Vote View ResultsPolldaddy.com If it were up to me, I would....
  • Trayvon Martin's family settles wrongful death claim: report

    04/05/2013 7:04:08 PM PDT · by South40 · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/5/2013 | Barbara Liston
    (Reuters) - The family of black teenager Trayvon Martin, who was shot to death last year by a neighborhood watch captain, has settled a wrongful death claim against the homeowners association of the Florida gated community where he was killed, a Florida newspaper reported on Friday. Benjamin Crump, an attorney for the Martin family, filed paperwork outlining the settlement, which is thought to be more than $1 million, at a courthouse in Sanford, Florida, according to the Orlando Sentinel newspaper. Crump did not return calls for comment.
  • Trayvon Martin's parents settle wrongful death suit 'for more than $1 million'

    04/05/2013 5:34:38 PM PDT · by InMemoriam · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5-April-2013 | Hayley Peterson
    Trayvon Martin's parents have settled a wrongful death claim, reportedly for more than $1 million, against the Florida homeowners association where their son was killed. [snip] Under the terms of the settlement, Trayvon's parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, agreed to drop their wrongful death claim as well as claims for pain and suffering, loss of earnings and expenses. [little more at link]
  • Trayvon Martin’s Mother Got 8 Months of Donated Vacation Time (Martin's Family To Be Paid Advocates)

    05/12/2012 6:57:22 PM PDT · by kristinn · 24 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | Friday, May 11, 2012 | Frances Robles
    The mother of slain teenager Trayvon Martin will be able to take about eight months of paid leave from her county job, thanks to the generosity of county employees. Sybrina Fulton, who has worked at the Miami-Dade County housing authority for 23 years, collected $40,825 worth of donated vacation time, county records show. The paid time off is in addition to the nearly $100,000 the family raised on wepay.com and at rallies, which will be used to launch a criminal justice advocacy foundation in Trayvon’s name....SNIP “They are using the money to continue the legacy of their son,” said Michael...
  • Trayvon Martin's parents visit Birmingham, march to King statue in Kelly Ingram Park

    05/03/2012 4:16:43 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | May 3, 2012 | Greg Garrison
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The parents of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin arrived in Birmingham today, spoke briefly this afternoon in front of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in downtown Birmingham and walked with a group of about 50 people to the King statue in Kelly Ingram Park. "We are going through a lot but it's good to know we have a lot of people standing with us," said Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton. Martin's father, Tracy Martin, thanked the City of Birmingham for making his son an honorary citizen in a vote by the City Council. "Most of all I'd like...
  • Sybrina Fulton: 'I Can Wait A Year' For Justice (Trayvon Martin's mother)

    04/26/2012 9:17:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | April 26, 2012 | Staff
    Days after George Zimmerman was freed on bail to await a second-degree murder trial for shooting Trayvon Martin, Sybrina Fulton, Martin's mother, says she's "willing to wait for justice to be served" in her son's case. Speaking with Tell Me More host Michel Martin, Fulton also says that she feels like "I have a little hole in my heart. And that little hole is caused by the tragedy of Trayvon's death." The Trayvon Martin case has sparked a national debate on topics ranging from race and teen fashion to gun control and self-defense laws, after the unarmed teenager was killed...
  • Trayvon Martin's mom says she thinks his killing was an 'accident' [Changing tune now??]

    04/12/2012 6:04:09 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 147 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 4/12/12 | Ian Johnston
    Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton told the TODAY show Thursday that she believes her son’s fatal shooting by George Zimmerman was an accident. “I believe it was an accident, I believe that it just got out of control and he couldn’t turn the clock back," she said.
  • Trayvon Martin's mom retracts 'accident' (comment), says Zimmerman killed him in 'cold blood'

    04/12/2012 10:45:09 AM PDT · by kristinn · 53 replies
    MSNBC/DNC ^ | Thursday, April 12, 2012 | NBC News and msnbc.com staff
    Full headline: Update: Trayvon Martin's mom retracts 'accident' characterization, says Zimmerman killed him in 'cold blood' Updated at 1:15 p.m. ET: Trayvon Martin's mother retracted her comments that she believes her son's fatal shooting by George Zimmerman was an accident, telling MSNBC-TV on Thursday afternoon that she actually believes "George Zimmerman stalked my son and murdered him in cold blood." In an interview Thursday morning on NBC's TODAY show, Sybrina Fulton had said: "I believe it was an accident. I believe that it just got out of control and he couldn't turn the clock back." After Fulton's remarks drew widespread...