Skip to comments.Massive mural memorializing slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin is going up in East New York
Posted on 07/06/2012 11:34:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The citys 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 doesnt snub the slain teens image.
Teenage boys will start painting the 100-foot picture July 16 on New Lots Laundromats 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 its 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 didnt arrest Zimmerman, citing the states 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 sons 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 Martins 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 doesnt 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.
America has gone insane....
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...
A martyr to what??
Go to work, like they do every other day?
The system. The man. Whatever. Even though Mr. Zimmerman is 1/4 Hispanic, 1/4 black and 1/2 white.
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.
Especially when it is hot out...
Why is he hiding?
“America has gone insane....”
America is rapidly going insane.
Nest they will want to rename the country after the little thug.
Freakin stoopit is as stoopit does ....
Saint Trayvon, patron Saint of the hoodie,
will forever grate the malls of no justice
no peace for ever and ever, Achmed.
Trayvonshoodie.com, TrayvonMartin.com, IamTrayvonMartin.com, JusticeforTrayvonMartin.com
You got that right.
Only is a Democratic Cesspool like NYC would the powers that be permit a mural of a violent thug to be painted.
Mohammed Atta murals?
OJ Simpson Murals?
Wayne Williams murals?
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.
Thank you George Zimmerman wherever you are.
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?
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.
Unite the colored crowd... in hatred of whitey.
Race War against White
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
We used to honor astronauts and people who did great things.
Now we honor thugs and lowlives.
Isn’t Obamaland great? :)
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.
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.
America went black (0bama) and never came back.
0bama always had a problem with the word ‘NASA’.
.............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.
Saint Skittles of the Purple Drank - what an iconic figure for the Big Sh*tty.
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.
I wish someone did a mural of Zimmerman! Wouldn’t that be a hoot to see the libs flip! Pass the popcorn!
Were there really robberies? Was there a description of the robber?
LOTS of robberies......don’t know what the description they had.......young black man would not surprise me, though.
There are 8 million stories in Bizzaro city, this has been one of them.
Horst Wessel was also made a martyr.
OH Yeah, you can bet the mural will portray him as a 10-12 yr. old too.
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.
I think it was TRAYVON!! Zimmerman???? doubt it.
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???
“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.
Twit (did I use the proper vowel?)
Would not want to get off IRT #3 at that locale by mistake. Might be a fatal error.
From a zero thug to a BLT national hero. A joke of reality in the mind of those domestic terrorists.
Ah!! The patron saint of “hoodies”!
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.
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.
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