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Trayvon remembered during MLK banquet in Daytona
The Florida Courier - Sharing Black Life, Statewide ^ | January 23, 2013 | James Harper

Posted on 01/23/2013 5:46:21 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have been 84 years old on Jan. 15 if he hadn’t been killed in Memphis, Tenn., at 6:01 p.m. on April 4, 1968, at age 39 by an assassin’s bullet.

Trayvon Martin would have turned 18 years old this coming Feb. 5 had he not been shot and killed Feb. 26, 2012 in Sanford at 7:17 p.m. while walking from a store to an apartment in a gated community.

How both deaths galvanized a nation was explored on Jan. 17 during a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. banquet in Daytona Beach.

Derrick Henry, Daytona’s first elected Black male mayor, welcomed Trayvon’s parents – Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton to the banquet and the city. Henry was sworn in last month as the city’s mayor.

“We cried with you, wept with you stood with you when you demanded justice,” said Henry, who also acknowledged others in attendance, saying “Thank you for not allowing the dream (of King) to die.”

Attorney Benjamin Crump, who represents Trayvon’s parents, was the keynote speaker.

“(There are) far too many Black and brown (males) nobody seems to care about when they are taken away from this world. It’s about us working together for justice,” said Crump, who spoke before a crowd of about 300 people.

“In the end, we will not remember the works of enemies but the silence of our friends,” Crump continued as he called on those in attendance to help him and Trayvon’s parents make a difference.

The day before the banquet, Crump was in Tallahassee with Trayvon’s parents to lend their support to a bill filed by legislators to repeal the “stand your ground law” that George Zimmerman, accused of killing Trayvon, initially tried to use in his defense...

(Excerpt) Read more at flcourier.com ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Politics; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; georgezimmerman; mlk; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
If he wasn't killed in a drug deal gone bad, a drive-by, a robbery, a burglary, in prison...
1 posted on 01/23/2013 5:46:25 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Talk about conning the public.


2 posted on 01/23/2013 5:50:33 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...while walking from a store to an apartment in a gated community.

This is a lie. He wasn't "walking" nowhere. He was using a "white hispanic" guy's head for a basketball.

3 posted on 01/23/2013 5:50:45 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Now Playing. Obama II - The Revenge of My Father.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

yeah bro..be down wit this s**t.....homeboy done git kilt being thugass ‘n’ s**t, y’all....he done embodied MLK’s ethics ‘n’ vision ‘n’ s**t.......


4 posted on 01/23/2013 5:53:08 PM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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5 posted on 01/23/2013 5:55:44 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No barf alert ? This is some sicko $hit right here.


6 posted on 01/23/2013 5:56:19 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dr. Martin Luther King would have called Trayvon a thug.


7 posted on 01/23/2013 6:09:12 PM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - V. Lenin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Also remember that the reason he had an Arizona Iced Tea, Watermelon Flavor, and Skittles, is because they are two of the three ingredients, the other being narcotic cough syrup, used in the variant of Purple Drank, known as “Lean”.

Purple Drank is the preferred intoxicant of southern rap performers. It has killed several of them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_drank


8 posted on 01/23/2013 6:13:10 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good riddance, criminal-drug-thug-boy.


9 posted on 01/23/2013 6:14:06 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the 21st Century's Muskets.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did they drank some some “fire-@$$ lean” in his honour?


10 posted on 01/23/2013 6:15:12 PM PST by Edward Teach
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>>“(There are) far too many Black and brown (males) nobody seems to care about when they are taken away from this world.

No one in the black or brown community seems to care when these (males) decide to forsake their humanity to become thugs, criminals, and killers. They only care when one of their victims turns out to be armed and puts them down like a rabid dog.


11 posted on 01/23/2013 6:15:34 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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"Trayvon Martin would have turned 18 years old this coming Feb. 5 had he not been shot and killed Feb. 26, 2012 in Sanford at 7:17 p.m. while walking from a store to an apartment after being seen wandering between buildings in the dark in the rain, hiding in the bushes, and then attacking the neighborhood watch patrol in a gated community

There... fixed it

12 posted on 01/23/2013 6:35:26 PM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Trayvon? Trayvon..... I read the article, but that name doesn’t ring a bell.


13 posted on 01/23/2013 6:38:01 PM PST by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: Slyfox

You said it.

Martin Luther King would have been ASHAMED of this wanna-be thug and the people who suported him. Remember ALL of his speeches preached non-violence, and Trayvon was killed not while he was walking home, but when he attacked the neighbood watch patrol.


14 posted on 01/23/2013 6:38:47 PM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There’s no comparison between the two deaths, and this author is a huckster for claiming that there is. King was assassinated in cold blood, Martin was shot in self-defense. The people who claim he was murdered are lying to themselves, but not to me.


15 posted on 01/23/2013 7:02:46 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: popdonnelly

No telling how many lives Zimmerman saved by offing this POS.


16 posted on 01/23/2013 7:04:17 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Mr. K

Martin Luther King would have been ASHAMED of this wanna-be thug and the people who suported him.


NOT TRUE.. MLK would have voted for Zero like all the rest did..
and would have NOT come to Trayvon’s killers aid..

If anything he would have said nothing so as to NOT incur the wrath of 90+ percent of black people..
MLK was a liberal like John McLaim....


17 posted on 01/23/2013 7:12:37 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: stevio
Trayvon? Trayvon..... I read the article, but that name doesn’t ring a bell.

I seem to remember an Elton John song about him. I think he sold cartoon balloons in town.

18 posted on 01/23/2013 7:15:44 PM PST by DeepInTheHeartOfTexas
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19 posted on 01/24/2013 2:45:20 AM PST by Pollster1
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To: FlingWingFlyer

King wasn’t bashing Ray’s head against the concrete and trying to grab Ray’s gun to shoot Ray in the moments before Ray shot King.


20 posted on 01/24/2013 4:42:02 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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