The parents of Trayvon Martin entered the room to a standing ovation. The waves of applause marked the bittersweet beginning of the inaugural "We Remember Trayvon" dinner, held in honor of the 17-year-old who was killed last Feb. 26. The Feb. 10 event was a fundraiser for the Justice for Trayvon Martin Foundation, launched by his parents. (Snip) This unwanted job began a year ago when Fulton’s son was shot in the chest by George Zimmerman, a Sanford neighborhood watch member. Trayvon was visiting his father, Tracy Martin, who lived in the townhouse community with his girlfriend.
Comments: Posted under "Bizarro World," or "Black History Month." The truth is out there, but it doesn´t fit the talking points 0bama put out.
And the public STILL does not know what really happened. How long will it take? Years? Decades? What is taking so long?
The same incredible sloth is encountered in every high profile, socially and politically explosive case, from Gabby Giffords to Newtown. The delays are inexcusable and profoundly damaging. They permit "burn in" of every conceivable narrative. When the facts finally emerge -assuming they ever do- it is too late. False narratives have done their work. They are permanently encoded in the public DNA, to be transmitted forever, hardened and impervious to correction.
The slowness of the justice system in the 21st century digital age is neither necessary nor acceptable. There is no need for these unconscionable, business-as-usual, snail´s pace bureaucratic, legalistic delays in cases of obvious national significance. Some means must be devised to expedite the public dissemination of verified information, instead of deliberately keeping it concealed for months or even years pending trial. There should certainly be a way of doing this that preserves the rights of the accused -if they are still alive. Depriving the public of the facts, while sensationalizing and politicizing the story 24/7 for weeks and months on end, is toxic and damaging to the social fabric and can lead to unhealthy political reactions.
A dinner celebrating the life of Trayvon Martin would involve assault as the main course with multiple suspensions on the side and drugs for desert, Oh and gold teeth for party favors. Afterwards you discover your car radio and GPS are gone then go home to a ransacked house.
This is what the depraved mainstream media has come to. Celebrating the life of a gangsta-style thug who thought he was beating up an unarmed victim, then Bang, reality hit and his life of crime and thuggery was over in a flash. But he is a hero to the depraved media.
And what, exactly, is the mission of the "Justice for Trayvon Martin´ Foundation? Were the donations used to buy the expensive clothes his parents were wearing to the dinner? Clothes that they never would have had if not for the death of their son and their cashing in on it? Next will come the book no one will read about a kid no one knew. Enough already.
What number 28 said! And i might add... " Movie Stars" Cedric and Jamie are Django racists and like Cedric said in the Movie Barbershop".."f**k Jessie Jackson"...and his sidekick...the "star" of MSNBC...and the leader of the Murderous Mob on Freddy´s Clothing mart...and Tawana Brawley fraud..
This whole incident is so political it makes me sick every time I hear about it. Why have they from the beginning been using a picture of an innocent 10 year old boy to portray this thug? Why don´t they show the actual picture of what he looked like when it happened? Zimmerman will never get a fair trial with all these race baitors running the show. He had every right to defend himself from this druggie thug.
This family is very angry they don´t have anybody to sue fo rwrongful death so this dinner is a way to weasel money out of sympathizers.Who´s in charge of the foundation and what are it´s goals?
Not one person has ever asked why this neighborhood needed a watch captain to begin with. There had to be a history of break ins,car theft or something.If Tray was simply going to a 7-11 for a bag of Skittles,why did he lurk and parade around this neighborhood. Didn´t he have breaking and entering tools in his locker?
The prosecutor has already sent out warnings to not attack the victim and are blocking his juvenile records from Zimmerman´s defense team.
The other lie the media started was this was a white neighborhood when it´s been proven since,it´s a racially balanced one.NBC edited the 911 calls to frame Zimmerman in the public´s mind and they should have to pay millions in damages.
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