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Massive mural memorializing slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin is going up in East New York
The New York Daily News ^ | July 2, 2012 | Simone Weichselbaum

Posted on 07/06/2012 11:34:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The city’s first known Trayvon Martin mural is going up on a wall of an East New York laundromat - adding to a brewing campaign to make sure history doesn’t snub the slain teen’s image.

Teenage boys will start painting the 100-foot picture July 16 on New Lots Laundromat’s wall underneath the elevated tracks of the IRT No. 3 train.

The East New York mural will join a growing list of similar street art popping up in black neighborhoods across the country.

“We want him to become a martyr, and it’s sad that we even have to say that,” said Catherine Green, executive director of ARTs East New York Inc., who is overseeing the project.

“We want to see change coming out of this. People see a young man with a hoodie and they think he is a criminal.”

The seven young painters will show off the outline for the giant image in mid-July but are set on drawing Martin dressed in the his famed sweatshirt.

“It goes back to hip-hop and how people dress. When you see that hoodie, it signifies what people think about our young men in our community,” Green said.

Neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman gunned down the hoodie-clad Florida teen in February telling cops he thought the boy appeared suspicious.

Initially, authorities didn’t arrest Zimmerman, citing the state’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” law. A national debate on racial profiling ensued and officials later charged Zimmerman with second degree murder.

Martin snapped a picture of himself in a gray hoodie before his death. The image went viral as buzz surrounding the case intensified and is now on countless t-shirts and posters.

State Sen. Eric Adams (D-Crown Heights) used the picture on a June 7 flyer inviting young Brooklynites to a rally against a floundering Stand Your Ground bill stalled in Albany.

“The story of Trayvon Martin will find its way into the history books,” Adams said. “It symbolizes the frustration and anger of young men of color losing their lives — by their own hands, by the hands of the police, and by vigilante groups.”

The Martin family copyrighted their son’s hoodie photo earlier this month, along with the phrases “Trayvon Martin,” “I am Trayvon Martin,” and “Justice for Trayvon Martin,” said Michael Hall, co-founder of the Justice for Trayvon Martin Foundation, an advocacy group tied to Martin’s legal team.

“We want to stop people from making a profit from [the image],” said Hall, explaining that while he was unaware of the East New York mural, he doesn’t have a problem with the plan.

Still, Hall was skeptical about whether street art will push history book authors to include the Trayvon Martin case.

“History will dictate what it wants to acknowledge. They will dictate what they want to pay attention to,” Hall said.


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Local News; The Guild; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: 2manythugs; 2memorializeathug; 2wannabes; art; blackkk; eastnewyork; florida; georgezimmerman; newyork; newyorkcity; painting; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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When does he start getting schools, public buildings and parks named after him?
1 posted on 07/06/2012 11:35:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

America has gone insane....


2 posted on 07/06/2012 11:40:32 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What will whites do after Zimmerman is murdered?

3 posted on 07/06/2012 11:43:13 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
When does he start getting schools, public buildings and parks named after him?

Nah.
Just a street in many towns renamed in the "Cesar Chavez" and "Martin Luther King" area of town, where no normal person goes after dark...

4 posted on 07/06/2012 11:43:53 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“We want him to become a martyr, and it’s sad that we even have to say that,” said...

A martyr to what??

5 posted on 07/06/2012 11:44:16 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: I see my hands

Go to work, like they do every other day?


6 posted on 07/06/2012 11:48:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (In honor of my late father, GunnerySgt/Commo Chief, USMC 1943-65)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Unless stomped to death by a flash mob or gunned down as a gang initiation. Going to work is racist.

7 posted on 07/06/2012 11:52:10 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: Smokin' Joe

The system. The man. Whatever. Even though Mr. Zimmerman is 1/4 Hispanic, 1/4 black and 1/2 white.


8 posted on 07/06/2012 11:52:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (In honor of my late father, GunnerySgt/Commo Chief, USMC 1943-65)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The one thing apparent in the whole case is that facts really do not matter.

The media have sold their soap, and will continue to do so on the spin-off stories generated by the racism they have fomented and the hate they have brewed.

Nothing else matters to them, and the facts are the first casualty.

There have been and will likely be many more human casualties as a result of their perfidity.

9 posted on 07/06/2012 11:58:13 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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“We want to see change coming out of this. People see a young man with a hoodie and they think he is a criminal.”

Especially when it is hot out...

Why is he hiding?

10 posted on 07/06/2012 11:59:45 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: hosepipe

“America has gone insane....”
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America is rapidly going insane.
Nest they will want to rename the country after the little thug.


11 posted on 07/06/2012 11:59:49 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Freakin stoopit is as stoopit does ....


12 posted on 07/07/2012 12:00:51 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Saint Trayvon, patron Saint of the hoodie,
will forever grate the malls of no justice
no peace for ever and ever, Achmed.


13 posted on 07/07/2012 12:03:44 AM PDT by Cyber Ninja
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Martin family copyrighted their son’s hoodie photo earlier this month, along with the phrases “Trayvon Martin,” “I am Trayvon Martin,” and “Justice for Trayvon Martin...

Trayvonshoodie.com, TrayvonMartin.com, IamTrayvonMartin.com, JusticeforTrayvonMartin.com

14 posted on 07/07/2012 12:05:16 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: hosepipe
America has gone insane....

You got that right.

15 posted on 07/07/2012 12:05:57 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Only is a Democratic Cesspool like NYC would the powers that be permit a mural of a violent thug to be painted.

What next,

Mohammed Atta murals?

OJ Simpson Murals?

Wayne Williams murals?


16 posted on 07/07/2012 12:06:09 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yup, gin up as much pressure on George Ze Pawn. That’s what it’s all about. The Al Sharptons and Jesse Jacksons of the world love this sort of roused rabble. An urban legend being created before our very eyes.


17 posted on 07/07/2012 12:08:51 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Thank you George Zimmerman wherever you are.


18 posted on 07/07/2012 12:11:44 AM PDT by Blue Eyed White Devil
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LMAO!!!
Will the mural show Trayvon wearing a hoodie, flipping the finger, and mixing Robitussen with Arizona Watermelon Tea and Skittles to make a “lean” brew?


19 posted on 07/07/2012 12:12:22 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m from NY, and have travelled through East NY. It is one of the worst areas in the city. When you read reports of someone being hit by a stray bullet, it’s usually in East NY. Many taxi drivers will refuse to service that area. It is war zone. So it’s not suprising that Trayvon is getting a mural there.


20 posted on 07/07/2012 12:14:54 AM PDT by zencycler
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To: zencycler

Unite the colored crowd... in hatred of whitey.


21 posted on 07/07/2012 12:20:15 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Race War against White


22 posted on 07/07/2012 12:23:19 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I have to agree with the Left, that America is extremely racist. Its racist against white. Theres a group, esp the media that automatically assume the white is guilty


23 posted on 07/07/2012 12:32:19 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We used to honor astronauts and people who did great things.

Now we honor thugs and lowlives.

Isn’t Obamaland great? :)


24 posted on 07/07/2012 12:32:39 AM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s looking more and more like George Zimmerman is going to be the one who is the martyr. How much do you want to bet that this mural will be paid for with “stimulus” money.


25 posted on 07/07/2012 12:35:40 AM PDT by albionin (A gawn fit's aye gettin.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“We want to see change coming out of this. People see a young man with a hoodie and they think he is a criminal.”

And people see my white skin and based solely on that, assume I'm a racist.


26 posted on 07/07/2012 12:37:48 AM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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Will the mural show Trayvon wearing a hoodie, flipping the finger, and mixing Robitussen with Arizona Watermelon Tea and Skittles to make a “lean” brew?

That would be very good, but to more fully convey Trayvon Martin's nobility of character, it might be more effective for the mural to show Martin straddling Zimmerman, hammering his bloody head into the ground.

27 posted on 07/07/2012 12:39:09 AM PDT by TChad
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

America went black (0bama) and never came back.


28 posted on 07/07/2012 12:40:58 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Tzimisce

0bama always had a problem with the word ‘NASA’.


29 posted on 07/07/2012 12:42:39 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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.............Will the mural show Trayvon wearing a hoodie, flipping the finger,..................

and, I hope the mural painters done buy themselves lottsa gold paint, to fully memorialize his gold grills and gold necklaces.


30 posted on 07/07/2012 12:49:42 AM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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Saint Skittles of the Purple Drank - what an iconic figure for the Big Sh*tty.


31 posted on 07/07/2012 12:55:25 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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Have the ROBBERIES STOPPED in that neighborhood since he died?? I always wondered if he was the ROBBER......that would be something if he was.


32 posted on 07/07/2012 2:17:41 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wish someone did a mural of Zimmerman! Wouldn’t that be a hoot to see the libs flip! Pass the popcorn!


33 posted on 07/07/2012 2:24:26 AM PDT by winner3000 (ss)
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To: Ann Archy

Were there really robberies? Was there a description of the robber?


34 posted on 07/07/2012 2:34:33 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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LOTS of robberies......don’t know what the description they had.......young black man would not surprise me, though.


35 posted on 07/07/2012 2:59:04 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Common sense?


36 posted on 07/07/2012 3:04:44 AM PDT by Salamander (I wanna hurt you just to hear you screaming my name.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There are 8 million stories in Bizzaro city, this has been one of them.


37 posted on 07/07/2012 4:12:17 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft ( WHO WE ELECT AS PRESIDENT IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS WHO THEY APPOINT.)
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We want him to become a martyr

Horst Wessel was also made a martyr.


38 posted on 07/07/2012 4:13:57 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

OH Yeah, you can bet the mural will portray him as a 10-12 yr. old too.


39 posted on 07/07/2012 4:14:43 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft ( WHO WE ELECT AS PRESIDENT IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS WHO THEY APPOINT.)
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To: Ann Archy
Have the ROBBERIES STOPPED in that neighborhood since he died?? I always wondered if he was the ROBBER

Actually I always wondered (Ok just since reading your post) if Zimmerman was the ROBBER. I mean: patrolling watchman, perfect cover, he could learn who didn't lock their houses, when they were out. Then load the loot into his little truck and take it out of the community to fence.

or


40 posted on 07/07/2012 4:16:57 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Literals will believe anything.)
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I think it was TRAYVON!! Zimmerman???? doubt it.


41 posted on 07/07/2012 4:21:02 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet


42 posted on 07/07/2012 4:31:43 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: zencycler
So it’s not suprising that Trayvon is getting a mural there.

Well then it sounds like a perfect area for a shrine to him. But who will win out in the portrayal??? The gangbangers and lowlife wannabees won't want him portrayed as the little 12 y/o. They will want him shining through on that mural as the pot smoking lean drinking street fighting head-banging bus-driver beating badass no-limit-nigga that he had become in the end. No matta how they start it out, that is how it will wind up.

Anyone seen that toxicology report yet. Why is Corey holding it hostage??? Will we need a bailbond hearing to get it released???

43 posted on 07/07/2012 4:47:53 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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“America has gone insane....”

No, just parts of it. Stay out of the urban hellholes & their ghetto culture, and stay healthy.

It’s no more than a matter of thinking for oneself & making sensible choices. Most of the worst that happens in society can be traced to a prevailing mob mentality. Sometimes it’s best to be both a rock and an island, like the old Simon & Garfunkle song.

Any thinking citizen who can see beyond their own skin color will look at the Trayvon case & decide that the matter will be sorted out in a court of law when all the facts & motives are known. Requires only a small leap of faith.

Meanwhile, consider those parts of America that have not yet gone insane. IMO they’re still in the majority. For some reason these are also the places where gun rights are strong. East New York is not one of them.


44 posted on 07/07/2012 4:53:45 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!")
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“We want him to become a martyr, and it’s sad that we even have to say that,” said Catherine Green, executive director of ARTs East New York Inc., who is overseeing the project. “We want to see change coming out of this. People see a young man with a hoodie and they think he is a criminal.” The seven young painters will show off the outline for the giant image in mid-July but are set on drawing Martin dressed in the his famed sweatshirt. “It goes back to hip-hop and how people dress. When you see that hoodie, it signifies what people think about our young men in our community,” Green said.

Twit (did I use the proper vowel?)

45 posted on 07/07/2012 5:01:13 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Would not want to get off IRT #3 at that locale by mistake. Might be a fatal error.


46 posted on 07/07/2012 5:03:00 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The First Bystander must be removed!)
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To: Smokin' Joe

From a zero thug to a BLT national hero. A joke of reality in the mind of those domestic terrorists.


47 posted on 07/07/2012 5:10:40 AM PDT by No Surrender No Retreat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ah!! The patron saint of “hoodies”!


48 posted on 07/07/2012 5:14:48 AM PDT by kenmcg (t)
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To: I see my hands

The same we’ve done following the DOJ-assisted murder of Agent Brian Terry. Whine. Where are we going to place the murals for all of the innocents that have been mobbed and beaten in the rage following the Travon killing? When are we going to lose ‘black’ focus as racist just like ‘white’ focus was racist? Why is ‘racist’ only a black issue? Why is ‘black’ this and ‘black’ that perfectly perfect, but no one dares designate anything ‘white’. They don’t even like White Christmas.


49 posted on 07/07/2012 5:31:48 AM PDT by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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Martyr? What, now he’s a muslim?

Truth don’t matter no more. The public (mostly) and blacks specifically would depict GZ standing over tm pumping 45 slugs into the poor innocent yout who only wanted an ice tea drink and some skittles. (Plus some cold meds to make “Lean”) so reality doesn’t matter. Martin Luther King’s (I think) the truth will set you free is out the window.

My sister (when she first heard about the incident which was before me surprisingly) said it sounded like some “red neck jerk” and he should be strung up even though she had no details of the event other than the initial headlines. As I did my due diligence and read everything I could about the incident I was able to change her mind. Plus I told her I would much rather hang around a bunch of “red neck jerks” than a bunch of effeminate elitist snobs any day of the week. I’ve mingled with all of them from the bottom to the top and I know where I’d rather be.

Sounds like a waste of good paint to me.

Helping keep mankind warm for 65 years.


50 posted on 07/07/2012 5:56:25 AM PDT by rktman
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