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NAACP holds LA rally on violence against black youth; Trayvon Martin's family attends
Southern California Public Radio ^ | April 26, 2012

Posted on 04/26/2012 8:01:38 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

A rally in the Crenshaw district is bringing together prominent black leaders, the family of Trayvon Martin and plenty of celebrities to keep the public’s attention on the recent killings of young black men.

The Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP is hosting the family of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin at a rally at a South L.A. church. They're joined by the reverends Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson — and they're joined by celebrities Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan and Magic Johnson.

The Martins were the first to come out to the audience’s applause, holding signs which displayed the now-famous picture of Trayvon Martin staring straight into a camera with his hoodie on.

It’s the two-month anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s shooting by a neighborhood watch commander, George Zimmerman. Zimmerman has now been charged with second degree murder and is out on bail.

Aside from Martin’s shooting, the organizers wanted to call attention to and demand justice for the killings of other young black men since last year. That list starts with Oscar Grant in Oakland, and goes on to include Kendrec McDade in Pasadena and Earl Anthony Dunn in Compton.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alsharpton; jessejackson; naacp; racehustler; sharpton; trayvonmartin

1 posted on 04/26/2012 8:01:42 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What the NAACP characterizes as profiling the rational man defines as statistical significance.


2 posted on 04/26/2012 8:06:11 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Mom and Dad are pimping their thug son’s death for profit just like AL and Jessie.


3 posted on 04/26/2012 8:09:29 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Boycott the Dodgers.


4 posted on 04/26/2012 8:10:29 PM PDT by Christian4Bush (PSA. As of 4/26/12, 194/269 days 'til we vote out/take out the trash. (11/6/12, 1/20/13))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If that picture is real, there must have been 25 or 30 people there.

Anybody mention how many young black men have been killed bu other young black men?


5 posted on 04/26/2012 8:12:32 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Free ThinkerNY
...the organizers wanted to call attention to and demand justice for the killings of other young black men since last year.

Except the 95% of young Negro men killed by other Negro men. we'll let that slide because a Negro is only worth sumthin' if he's killed by an evil White cracker.

6 posted on 04/26/2012 8:13:00 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I have a serious problem with this based on the fact that none of the black on white crimes are addressed here. What about the couple in Tennessee, or the countless “beat downs” of whites across the nation (Memphis, Chicago, Atlanta, etc.) which the main stream press refuses to bring to light.

I can think of just one example of the white woman in NY going to the mall to buy Christmas gifts for “under privileged yutes” when some of those misguided yutes chose to drop a shopping cart on her head. I call BS!


7 posted on 04/26/2012 8:14:29 PM PDT by rhubarbk
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"commander"?

Why not go all out and claim he was the "supreme commandante" of the neighborhood watch?

8 posted on 04/26/2012 8:14:57 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Red_Devil 232
Mom and Dad are pimping their thug son’s death for profit just like AL and Jessie.

Well, they did invest in gold teeth for him, it ain't cheap to get a banger wannabe dead.

9 posted on 04/26/2012 8:16:28 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Did MYTH ROMNEY send any spaceships?


10 posted on 04/26/2012 8:21:03 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum -Mission Accomplished)
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To: Red_Devil 232
Mom and Dad are pimping their thug son’s death for profit just like AL and Jessie.

I'm sure they're enjoying the gratis airfare, hotels, room service and all the things to which grieving parents are "entitled".

11 posted on 04/26/2012 8:22:19 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s about time for the “NAWP” to start holding rallies wherever there is black on white crime.


12 posted on 04/26/2012 8:27:15 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Any bets on if they pointed out the fact that the vast majority of perpetrators of crime (violent) on blacks... is by their fellow people?

Yeah - right. Like that is going to happen.


14 posted on 04/26/2012 8:42:53 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: freeangel

Who’s gonna foot the bill for that? It would be a daily occurrence in cities and towns across this nation...


15 posted on 04/26/2012 8:48:05 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: Yardstick

“commander.”

Someday he may get to be a Grand Klegel like Sen. Robert Bird


16 posted on 04/26/2012 8:50:14 PM PDT by alpo
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Do these people work for a living, or are they going to forever be wandering around like victims?

Damn, if they’d just acknowledge their son was beating the hell out of Zimmerman, they could quit this charade...the mother of Zimmerman’s attacker ALREADY let America know her TRUE feelings—on the Today show—until she was obviously taken to task by the lawyers and Sharpton crowd....

Everyone is unhappy with what happened, even the man who defended his life—but this just keeps the problem going on and on and on and on....

How about this: a stable family for people like Zimmerman’s attacker? How about this: discipline at an early age? How about this: not allowing young black men to refer to themselves as “no limit ni**as” on twitter? That’d be a good start to helping end things like this....


17 posted on 04/26/2012 9:14:39 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

We owe GZ thanks for eliminating a punk-thug.


18 posted on 04/26/2012 9:39:25 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: rhubarbk

I have that same problem. St Trayvon’s family, the NAACP, amd the media are not spotlighting black-on-black crime, they are spotlighting the supposed problem of whites targeting blacks. The proper concern from us, then, is the inordinate majority of interracial crime is black-on-white. That is the fact and the truth as backed up by statistics. The disparity in black-on-white murder, and even more, rape, is horrendous. The rapes and murders are often utterly barbaric and savage. They are the very definition of a “hate crime” rather than the teasing out of the possibiblity that someone may have called a name in the commission of a garden-variety shooting (even after disproved, and after being a clearly spirious charge in the first place). WHO gives a d*mn about all the many more white victims of black crime, many committed wih brutal savagery and sadism, taking absolute joy in the agony of their victims and drawing it out to great lengths, reminding one of nothing so much than the brutalities committed in the Congo and Rwanda?


19 posted on 04/26/2012 9:43:20 PM PDT by mrsmel
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To: mrsmel

spirious=spurious

d*mn screen keyboards


20 posted on 04/26/2012 9:44:47 PM PDT by mrsmel
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To: Free ThinkerNY
the family of Trayvon Martin

Wonder who paid for their plane tickets to the Left Coast?

21 posted on 04/26/2012 9:45:19 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Everyone is unhappy with what happened, even the man who defended his life—but this just keeps the problem going on and on and on and on....

Which works quite well for the strategery of certain politicians. Including, or especially, one whose father was a British Colonial citizen.

22 posted on 04/26/2012 9:49:35 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Note to self: Don’t take Skittles to a gunfight.


23 posted on 04/26/2012 10:16:45 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: El Gato
"Wonder who paid for their plane tickets to the Left Coast?"

At rallies and church services, thousands of dollars in pledges have been made to help them pay expenses including travel to events.

24 posted on 04/26/2012 10:22:05 PM PDT by anglian
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To: Gator113

Note to self: If your scared $hitle$$ of black kids with skittles, then you should stay home, and not follow them.


25 posted on 04/26/2012 10:33:18 PM PDT by anglian
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To: Venturer
No go on their plan to whip up the unwashed masses on this non-issue. Even the local media kept playing up the Rodney King riots, linking to the Trayvon case. So very transparent are these race-mongers and the complicit racist media.

Too bad for them that people even in the "Crenshaw" district are working their asses off trying to support their families. Sometimes surviving is the priority - an under-reported story these days in Obamaville.

26 posted on 04/26/2012 10:41:30 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: anglian

Bug off....


27 posted on 04/26/2012 11:02:04 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Yardstick
Zimmerman was named the captain of the neighborhood watch team. That means he coordinated meetings and crime data for the neighbors use in their watching duties. Awareness of the crimes, locations and descriptions of perps is key to effective neighborhood watch groups.
28 posted on 04/26/2012 11:38:19 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson
Right, and I think captain is a reasonable title for his position. But whoever wrote the article calls him a "commander", which strikes me as slightly overblown, and which IMO subtly implies hypervigilance. It reminds me of how they use the term "gated community" to sneak a connotation of privileged white separatism into the story.
29 posted on 04/27/2012 1:22:27 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Liz; AT7Saluki
Milking it for all it's worth -

The Liberal Store

30 posted on 04/27/2012 1:57:43 AM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How many black males were shot and/or killed that night?

These rallies are just a prelude to what is going to happen when GZ walks.

They have this nonsense “blame deflection” rallies in St. Louis from time to time. They march a little bit, release some balloons, make garish memorials with stuffed animals tied on a street light next to where the decedant lay, and four blocks over, it’s the ever present sound of someone burning through a magazine.

This is going on in every major and minor city in the US.

It will NEVER end.


31 posted on 04/27/2012 1:58:03 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (A Bounty on Zimmerman, Can Be A Bounty On ANYONE. No NBPP Mob Justice!)
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To: Yardstick
It reminds me of how they use the term "gated community" to sneak a connotation of privileged white separatism into the story. `

I was thinking they called it that because of the gates.


32 posted on 04/27/2012 2:04:40 AM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: Doe Eyes

Then you are quite naive. The reason the loaded term “gated community” is featured in nearly every press account is that it helps them form a narrative. The fact that there’s a front gate isn’t newsworthy otherwise.


33 posted on 04/27/2012 2:13:31 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Free ThinkerNY

As usual, conveniently ignoring the fact that most violent crimes against blacks and within their community are committed by other blacks.


34 posted on 04/27/2012 2:50:37 AM PDT by D1X1E
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To: Free ThinkerNY

When will the National Association for the Advancement of Communist Principles hold a rally on violence BY black youth?


35 posted on 04/27/2012 3:01:26 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Red_Devil 232
Mom and Dad are pimping their thug son’s death for profit just like AL and Jessie.

Yep - I wonder if it will ever strike them that they are capitalizing on their son's death. If it does, I wonder if it will bother them. I don't recall any stories about the "father" raising hell to find out where Cute-ums was while he lay in the morgue for over a week.

36 posted on 04/27/2012 4:02:52 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Any honkies there? How about Samoans? Did MS-13 sit in the audience? Any Vietnamese or Eskimoes there? If not, the NAACP is racist, LA is racist and the racist South L.A. church is racist.

Racist! Racist! Racist!


37 posted on 04/27/2012 6:04:24 AM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: Yardstick
The fact that there’s a front gate isn’t newsworthy otherwise.

I'm sure that if gated was left out, you would have a conspiracy theory as to why the press failed to mention this is a gated community.

38 posted on 04/27/2012 7:23:42 AM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: Free ThinkerNY; mickie; seenenuf; surfer; flaglady47; seekthetruth; Bob Ireland; Chigirl 26; ...
Further digging into the Zimmerman family tree now shows that the Trayvon death is a Jewish Peruvian brown white black-on-black shooting.

Endless possibilities for rallies for the next two years.

Leni

39 posted on 04/27/2012 7:40:33 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Doe Eyes
You're right. The media doesn't have an agenda. “Gated community” insinuates nothing that helps advance their spin on the story. It's just a neutral term like white hispanic. Thanks for straightening me out.
40 posted on 04/27/2012 8:33:10 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Yardstick

No problem. Let me know next time you need straightening out.


41 posted on 04/27/2012 10:59:49 AM PDT by Doe Eyes
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