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Dream Defenders end Capitol sit-in over Zimmerman verdict
Oralndo Sentinel ^
Posted on 08/16/2013 9:17:33 AM PDT by Impala64ssa
TALLAHASSEE After sitting in at the Florida Capitol for 31 days since just after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin the group called the Dream Defenders ended its protest Thursday with the help of civil-rights icon Julian Bond.
Leaders said they'll carry their campaign against the "stand your ground" self-defense law and what they consider other forms of racial bias to the polls, trying to defeat the elected officials who opposed their demands.
That includes Gov. Rick Scott, who is up for re-election next year. The Dream Defenders announced a voter-registration drive, with a goal of 61,550 new voters Scott's margin of victory in 2010.
"Our work and our power have grown too big for these walls," said Phillip Agnew, leader of the Dream Defenders.
The group marched to the Capitol on July 16 and demanded a special session on "stand your ground," which they didn't get. But they got a national hearing, and Bond, founder of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee and a longtime Georgia lawmaker, declared their nonviolent action a success in the tradition of the 1960s civil-rights movement.
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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: iamtrayvon; standyourground
BUH BYE! Don't let the door hit ya. Y'all come back now, ya hear?! Now that the legislators grew a pair and stood up to these useful idiots, perhaps they should send Julian Bond, Jackson, Sharpton and the rest of the poverty pimps a bill for the extra security and the cost of cleaning up the mess their rent-a-mob left. Hey Dream Defenders, maybe your next publicity stunt, how about occupying the Pinellas Cty Sheriff's office and demand the three thugs who beat up that 13 yr-old kid on the school bus be tried as adults and be charged with hate crimes?
A month is a HELL of a long time without marijuana.
posted on 08/16/2013 9:23:00 AM PDT
..."stand your ground" self-defense law and what they consider other forms of racial bias...
That's a very telling statement given racial crime statistics.
posted on 08/16/2013 9:29:26 AM PDT
("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
"A month is a HELL of a long time without marijuana."
posted on 08/16/2013 9:53:16 AM PDT
(THE LIBERTY AMENDMENTS by Mark Levin. He's got a great plan!)
I suppose the welfare checks came today.
posted on 08/16/2013 10:42:27 AM PDT
by Secret Agent Man
(Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
“Julian Bond is a buh-hole.” Buhwheat
posted on 08/16/2013 10:48:18 AM PDT
(America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
They have to register for classes —
Interesting how everything the left doesn't like is shoved into the category of racism or a "war on women".
When will the American people wake up and stop putting up with this shameless "card" playing?
posted on 08/16/2013 11:16:06 AM PDT
(You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
posted on 08/16/2013 11:40:02 AM PDT
(Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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