Skip to comments.Trayvon parents: Son disrespected even in death ("They've killed my son"...and his reputation)
Posted on 03/26/2012 12:04:08 PM PDT by maggief
(CBS/AP) SANFORD, Fla. - Prior to a march and rally to be held marking one month since a Florida teenager was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer, the parents of Trayvon Martin defended their son and decried reports that offered contrary accounts of the confrontation.
Speaking after a community forum held at a Baptist church in Eatonville, the parents were emotional in the wake of a news report published in the Orlando Sentinel that said George Zimmerman had been attacked by the 17-year-old, and an Associated Press report that Trayvon had been suspended from school because of an empty plastic baggie found in his book bag which tested positive for traces of marijuana.
"Even in death, they are still disrespecting my son," said Tracy Martin, "and I feel that is a shame."
"They've killed my son, and now they're trying to kill his reputation," said Trayvon's mother, Sybrina Fulton.
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Was Dad’s girlfriend there?
It’s going to get worse when the truth actually comes out that contradicts the Alinsky propaganda campaign the parents encouraged and participated in.
your son died trying to be a gangsta, just like millions of others before him, and in the process saved the justice system millions over his lifetime.
be thankful that you can now patent his name (as she is now seeking to do) and make some money off his death, mom.
Just heard the audio on WABC. Her kid ruined his own reputation with this story. Why wasn’t the kid arrested rather than suspended from school?
Oh, so now “THEY” killed her son?
Which “THEY” is she refering to?
I think it’s past the time of ramping it up any further.
This whole tragedy was caused by some “white” dude taking away some poor defenseless African-American’s Skittles.
No Mom, your culture destroyed you and your kid!
This $hit just keeps getting more and more stupid with each passing moment and the race hustlers just keep raising the ante.
The script is being acted out almost on cue.
Oh, the baggie. I thought she meant the homosexual rumors.
Facts can be inconvenient. Sounds like her boy was a thug.
It's not a big deal anyway...hell, Obama was doing coke and his fans never cared...likely thought it was "cool".
Is Sharpton (Obama “partner”) attempting to merge protests with OWS?
Sharpton Vows to Occupy Sanford, Fla., Over Easter
ABC News ^ | Monday, March 26, 2012 | Chris Francescani
This father also made statements early on that his son definitely was killed because of the color of his skin.
I definitely will give some space to a dad whose son was killed. Then again this dad is marching and seeking exactly what from the nation?
Has anyone seen the interview of Zimmerman’s extremely well dressed and well spoken, sincere black friend who says George acted in self defense, cried for days over this, and did not want to kill anyone?
Zimmerman, a racist skittle junkie! That's why the last words Treyvon heard were "Taste the lead Rainbow, homeboy!"
A bunch of race baiting permanent victim-hood types tried this crap in Buffalo after a nightclub shooting eliminated a bunch of scum from the gene pool.
They went after the media for publishing all the various arrests and convictions of some of the “victims”. As usual the screaming big mouths disappeared in a couple of weeks back into the shadows with the rest of the cockroaches.
Seems their innocent babies were more like vermin.
Lady, I am sorry for your son and your family.
But if the evidence shows that he attacked Zimmerman and was on top of him beating his head against the concrete and beating him with his fists, then he was the agressor and the criminal and he was shot in self defense.
Those are starting to look like the fact...sorry for your grief, but if that is who your son was, then so be it.
Actually, she is right. They ARE ruining his reputation as a hoodlem.
It’s sad and frightening. For example, what Sharpton is doing by hounding Zimmerman is like what Sharpton did with Tawana Brawley. Sharpton also instigated the murderous racist fire bombing of a Korean grocery.
What Sharpton is doing is evil and he is not a person anyone should be listening to.
BTW, after Tawana Brawley, I really resent Fox News for putting Sharpton on as if he’s a nice guy. He’s a very evil person who has ruined lives and even caused lives to be taken for racism.
Ironic in that her son feeling that he was being disrespected (`dissed’) by Zimmerman may have cost him his life.
I’ll say this after reading his tweets calling himself “nigga” and all the dialogue being in gangsta slang, plus the drug issue, it doesn’t fit the claim that this is a sweet little kid who would never start a fight. Plus at 6 foot 2, I think he was more than capable of fighting Zimmerman.
Heard a phone message Zimmerman left for someone, in which Zimmerman sounded very sincere and well spoken.
Just saying. I don’t know if the use of deadly force was justified, but it was not an “attack on blacks”. And I don’t see how Zimmerman can get a fair trial.
Who’s this “ they” she is referring to? Joe Zimmerman killed her son. No one else.
A bit off topic, but “Martin” and “Zimmerman” are two names that are very prominent in the Mennonite branch of my family tree.
No relation, but it gives me a little jolt every time I see an article with their names in the title.
Joe didn’t do it.
George did it.
This fellow is named Joe; I can’t remember his last name. He was on with Ann Curry this morning. She was furiously (and I mean furiously!) trying to get him to say something negative about Z. He was having none of it. Very brave man.
I'm genuinely sorry about your son.
But what, exactly, did you expect to happen when you allowed this sorry crowd of malcontents to use him as a stage prop?
You’re right. George Zimmerman not Joe.
I suppose reporting the eyewitness account of the innocent Trayvon beating the holy hell out of George Zimmerman and noting he was on suspension and posting photographs of him and his associates is considered “disrespecting”?
Frankly, I would have never known about Trayvon if the professional race card baiters had not interjected themselves into this situation.
“They’ve killed my son, and now they’re trying to kill his reputation,”
The NOI and their race pimps and media used his son for racial hate fodder.
He should have told them to sit down and shut up. But he wanted to play with the matches of racists and is shocked that he got burned.
He is not a victim. At this point, he’s one of a long line of racist perps.
“Sharpton also instigated the murderous racist fire bombing of a Korean grocery.”
Yep, and the black mayor at the time, Mayor David Dinkins, held back the NYPD for several days which furthered the damage ten-fold. His political career was over at the end of his term. Some say (I think correctly) he was the worst mayor ever to occupy the Gracie Mansion.
No, it was Freddy’s Mart that was destroyed in a fire - not the Korean deli. Freddy’s was in Harlem and if I remember correctly, the Korean deli was in either Queens or Brooklyn. Long time ago!
Also, Sharpton has never, ever been first on the scene. Not only is he an evil man, he is also incompetent at being the originator of racial horrors. He was the last arriving race baiter at the Brooklyn pogram but the most influential. It was the evil and very dead Sonny Carson who instigated the Freddy Mart murders. It was a black-owned business.
Is there a law against following someone? If so, please cite it.
He was told to cease and desist.
At which time he was returning to his truck or had already reached his truck.
Interesting two things as of yet unconfirmed.
1) Trayvon Martin had a 10-day suspension, not for an empty marijuana baggie, but for assaulting a school bus driver. This is based on a Twitter message sent to him by his brother.
2) A Witness said Zimmerman had disengaged from Martin, and was standing next to his vehicle, when Martin came back, approaching Zimmerman from behind, and yelled at him (possibly):
“Were you following me?”
to which Zimmerman answered “yes.”
Then Martin, without further adieu, punched Zimmerman in the face, knocking him to the ground, climbed onto him, grabbing his head or hair in some way, and smashing the back of Zimmerman’s head against the concrete or asphalt, while yelling:
“Tonight you are going to die!”, or similar, while Zimmerman screamed for help.
At some point, Zimmerman’s shirt came up, exposing his gun, and Martin and Zimmerman then both tried to grab it. Zimmerman got it and fired once at very close range into the abdomen of Martin, still atop him. Martin fell off or was pushed, and Zimmerman stood up.
Once again the old and beaten “race card” is being played again.
I am so sorry that you had to bury your son. It is so wrong for a child to preceed his parents in death.
I understand why you are angry, it is one of the stages of grief.
However, there is no “they” when it comes to your son’s death. One man shot him, in circumstances neither you nor I fully understand.
I understand you want your son to be remembered in a certain way. We all want to be remembered in the best possible light. But if you allow and participate in the scripting of a narrative, based on supposition alone, then you have to expect that there will be those who question and investigate your presentaion of “facts.”
If you want to protect your son’s reputation, demand the Black Panthers resind the bouty they placed on a fellow citizen, demand that those selling tee-shirts with racial slurs in alleged support of your son, cease and desist. Do not allow your son to co-opted into a political game of violence and hate.
If you stand to protect your son’s reputation in this manner, you will have my full, vocal support.
Well, that’s an easy one to fix for the folks of TM.
Just authorize the release of his school records to show what a good kid he was.
But he's Hannity's good friend.
The detestable bastard is directly responsible for numerous deaths. He should be peeling potato(e)s in a prison kitchen, yet Fox gives the scumbag a bullhorn to spout his poison.
Probably because the Miami Dade criminal justice system is already over burdened with serious crimes that a baggie with traces of pot in it would not be worth their time.