The parents of Trayvon Martin are asking people to mark the one year anniversary of the teenager´s death in a controversial case by wearing hoodies during a candlelight vigil tonight. Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, the teenager´s parents, and their lawyers will be hosting a Million Hoodies Candlelight Vigil in New York´s Union Square. They are asking supporters to join them "for a moment of silence in honor of Trayvon Martin and all victims of senseless gun violence." Communities around the country are expected to host similar events tonight. Martin, 17, was shot and killed
Comments: They´re still pushing the cherubic angel picture of Trayvon, now calling it an ´undated photo´. Headline resplit by staff.
No problem with the moment of silence for victims of senseless gun violence. From what I read their son doesn´t appear to fit within that group. And I hope they realize that he most likely fits into the group that cause the senseless gun violence i.e., the criminal class.
They should have raised their boy better when they had the chance. Will Moochelle be there with her hoodie on? How about a year of silence instead of just a moment. The less I hear around Trayvon the better I like it.
Yet another reminder of the socially and politically damaging effects of an incredibly, unconscionably sluggish justice system. We STILL do not know what happened that led to the death of Trayvon Martin! For that matter, we STILL do not have all the facts about the Fort Hood Massacre, the Gabby Giffords shooting, or the Newton murders - to mention just a few high profile cases.
Public officials and law enforcement fiddle and dawdle while Rome burns. They dribble out information, refuse to make facts public, and do everything they can to slow down and obstruct the wheels of justice. Meanwhile, a yellow press and media sensationalizes the story 24/7, politicians, zealots, opportunists and cranks swarm to the cameras and microphones and begin to generate and propagate narratives to suit their interests. In the absence of reliable facts and official determinations, these fantastic narratives sprout and grow like mushrooms in the dark.
This simply will not do. Some means must be found to investigate and address these explosive public crimes in a timely manner. Delaying and delaying for months and years, while all kinds of theories, claims, stories, allegations etc. are spread throughout the media is destructive and dangerous to the social fabric. The digital age of instantaneous communication is here. Public officials, including the justice system, must not keep trying to run on sun-dial or water-clock time. They need help in speeding up responses so that the public can know what actually happened within a reasonable time frame.
This day is call´d the feast of Trayvon. He that outlives this day, and comes safe home, Will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam´d, And rouse him at the name of Trayvon. He that shall live this day, and see old age, Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours, And say ´To-morrow is Saint Trayvon.´ Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars, And say ´These wounds I had on Trayvon´s day.´
I get the impression that Trayvon´s parent´s view of him was quite a bit different that who he really was. But since minorities always get the benefit of the doubt, they will be given victimhood status and Trayvon, sainthood.
Just another black thug that ran into the wrong guy. The sad thing is that a security video could surface showing Zimmerman´s account was the truth and not a black in the country would believe it. They are their own worst enemy. It´s long past time to let blacks out of the racialist nest. Time to sink or swim like every other minority that comes to this country.
The world has turned upside down. Obama is "Trayvon", and he is a criminal in my book. Let justice fall on him too. We need more justice for the likes of these punks. True justice, where they get their just rewards.
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