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  • Benjamin Crump: TV's Rising Fake News Star

    03/29/2017 4:20:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 31, 2017 | Michelle Malkin
    He's the new Al Sharpton on steroids -- and he's coming to a TV near you. Benjamin Crump, camera-lovin' lawyer for the families of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, rocketed to fame perpetuating the "Hands up, don't shoot" lie. Never mind that even the left-wing Obama Justice Department concluded that the 22 witnesses who manufactured the Black Lives Matter-promoted narrative were unreliable, inconsistent, self-contradictory, unsupported by a shred of forensic evidence, or outright lying. In Crump World, anti-police ideology trumps facts. Social justice trumps actual justice. And lying about crime pays. Big time. Crump is going Hollywood. Next week, the...
  • Trayvon Martin film, docuseries in the works from Jay Z, Weinstein Co.

    03/24/2017 1:59:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | March 23, 2017 | Oliver Gettell
    Jay Z and the Weinstein Co. are partnering to tell Trayvon Martin’s story on the big and small screens. EW has confirmed that the rap mogul and the studio have secured the rights to two books about Martin, the unarmed black Florida teenager who was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer in 2012, igniting a national debate about racial profiling and civil rights. The plan is to develop a narrative film and a six-part docuseries about Martin based on the books Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It, by...
  • OneUnited Bank and #BlackLivesMatter launch the ‘Amir’ Card

    02/09/2017 1:10:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Michigan Chronicle ^ | February 9, 2017 | Roz Edward, Managing Editor
    A historic partnership has been born between OneUnited Bank, the largest Black owned bank in the country, and #BlackLivesMatter to organize the $1.2 trillion in spending power of Black America and launch the “Amir” card during Black History Month. Both OneUnited Bank and #BlackLivesMatter are strong advocates for the empowerment of Black people, and have taken special care to communicate this focus through their messaging and their work. #BlackLivesMatter was sparked by the acquittal of the killer of 17 year-old Trayvon Martin and founded in 2013 as a rallying cry to decree that while every human life matters, it is...
  • Saturday: The Opening of the Museum of Trayvon Martin: A Meeting before Labor (Read admission rule)

    02/08/2017 3:26:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The City Paper ^ | February 8, 2017 | Rebekah Kirkman
    Feb. 11 When I spoke to artist Malcolm Peacock last year in advance of his experiential/participatory artwork "Let the Sun Set on You," he reflected on the many ways in which the deaths of Black people affect history and spark movements, memorials, solidarity. Reflecting on his research for that piece, he said: "It was interesting how history affects death, and how death affects history, depending on who dies, depending on what dies, what will determine how it's spoken about." In this new work, Peacock continues to grapple with death and violence, this time looking at Trayvon Martin, whose death (and...
  • 'We have nothing to lose but our chains,' #BlackLivesMatter organizer speaks in Iowa City

    02/07/2017 2:50:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | February 6, 2017 | Vanessa Miller
    IOWA CITY — Her lip quivering, Patrisse Cullors’ heart sank. It was 2013, and she was in a motel room on a website, waiting for the news of George Zimmerman’s verdict. Guilty, or not guilty, in the killing of Trayvon Martin — a black 17-year-old who was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer while on his way home from buying candy at a convenience store. “Not guilty, and they say not guilty, and they continue to say not guilty until they say, ‘not guilty of all charges,’” Cullors, 32, of Los Angeles, recalled for a packed audience of hundreds...
  • People Are Honoring Trayvon Martin's Birthday On Social Media

    02/05/2017 8:53:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Teen Vogue ^ | February 5, 2017 | De Elizabeth
    Almost five years ago, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a "neighborhood watch" member as he walked home from a convenience store where he had purchased a juice drink and a package of Skittles. George Zimmerman, the man who shot Trayvon, believed him to be "possibly dangerous" because of his race and the fact that he was wearing a hoodie. Trayvon's murder – and Zimmerman's eventual acquittal – incited nation-wide outrage and was part of launching the powerful Black Lives Matter movement. To this day, Trayvon's name serves as a reminder of the progress that is necessary in...
  • Mothers of the Movement share what they'd rather be doing with their loved ones (Trayvon biography?)

    01/31/2017 11:07:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Mic ^ | January 31, 2017 | Jamilah King
    What do you call a mother whose child has been brutally and irrevocably snatched away from her? Usually, we call her an "advocate." And that's what Sybrina Fulton describes in her new book, Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin, a biography of her slain son, which was released on Tuesday. An "advocate" is the modern characterization you can give a woman like Mamie Till, who in 1955 insisted that her 14-year-old son, Emmett, be buried in an open casket. Emmett had been lynched by two white men in Mississippi and, as the world had clocked to the...
  • Trayvon Martin's parents, five years after his shooting, weigh political bids

    01/29/2017 12:49:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    USA Today | January 29, 2017 | Susan Page
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/01/29/trayvon-martins-parents-five-years-after-his-shooting-weigh-political-bids-trump-race-justice/97185846/
  • Study: Stand Your Ground led to increase in homicide cases

    01/06/2017 4:23:20 AM PST · by rarestia · 73 replies
    BayNews9 ^ | Friday, January 06, 2017, 12:04 AM EST | Cheryn Stone
    New medical findings link Florida's Stand Your Ground law to a significant increase in gun deaths. JAMA Study: 24.4% increase in homicide associated with Stand Your Ground Study authors say findings should be used to make informed decisions A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association states implementing Stand Your Ground in Florida is associated with a 24.4 percent increase in homicide and a 31.6 percent increase in firearm-related homicide in the state. "So the implication of these findings is that almost immediately after Stand Your Ground was enacted, rates of homicide and firearm homicide have gone...
  • Barack Obama, Trayvon Martin, and the Presidency

    12/22/2016 5:50:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Vogue ^ | December 22, 2016 | Monica Potts
    On March 23, 2012, President Barack Obama gave a press conference in the Rose Garden. A little less than a month before, George Zimmerman, a self-appointed neighborhood watchman, had shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin after a violent encounter prosecutors said was instigated by Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida. Local police had released Zimmerman after five hours of questioning, saying there was not enough evidence to refute his claim of self-defense. It was an obviously incomplete investigation, and the Martin family was demanding justice. In the weeks that had passed, journalists, especially Trymaine Lee then at The Huffington Post and Ta-Nehisi Coates at...
  • Mothers Of The Movement Team Up With Hillary Clinton Campaign In North Carolina

    10/24/2016 7:39:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Vibe ^ | October 24, 2016 | J'na Jefferson
    The ‘Mothers of the Movement,’ women dedicated to social justice in the wake of police brutality, were on hand to support Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in her quest for the Presidency over the weekend in North Carolina. Sybrina Fulton (mother of Trayvon Martin), Gwen Carr (mother of Eric Garner), Lucia McBath (mother of Jordan Davis), Maria Hamilton (mother of Dontré Hamilton) and Geneva Reed-Veal (mother of Sandra Bland) voiced their support for Mrs. Clinton at Union Baptist Church in Durham. According to NBC News, Clinton said that the women, whose children were killed by police brutality or gun violence, were...
  • Chinese vigilantes step up patrols in face of crime wave targeting Asians

    10/01/2016 7:03:15 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | October 1, 2016 | Richard Chang
    When night falls, Chinese restaurant chef A-Shun heads out in his SUV with a box of Red Bull in tow. A-Shun patrols various south Sacramento neighborhoods from 9 p.m. until the early hours of the morning, waiting to respond to potential crimes targeting Asians. He is part of a self-organized volunteer patrol group of at least a dozen Chinese immigrants. Their ranks include waitresses and construction workers, store owners and massage therapists.
  • Trayvon Martin's Parents Sign Book Deal (Exclusive)

    09/29/2016 8:56:17 AM PDT · by PROCON · 56 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | Sep. 28, 2016 | Andy Lewis
    Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, the parents of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teenager whose killing sparked a national firestorm about white violence against African-Americans, are writing a book titled Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin. The book will be published by Random House’s One World, the multicultural imprint being rebooted by editor Christopher Jackson, who announced the project in an interview with THR.
  • Hillary to Challenge Black Lives Matter with Tuesday DNC Program

    07/24/2016 2:37:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    NewsMax ^ | July 23, 2016 | Todd Beamon
    Hillary Clinton will issue a challenge to the Black Lives Matter movement at the Democratic National Convention next week by spotlighting the mothers of several African Americans who have been recently killed by police or gun violence. The Mothers of the Movement organization will be featured Tuesday at the convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, The Hill reports. The group first met with Clinton in November. The seven mothers include those of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen killed by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, in 2012; Eric Garner, a New York man killed in 2014 by a...
  • DNC: The mothers of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown will appear with Bill Clinton

    07/22/2016 7:55:30 AM PDT · by ncfool · 159 replies
    SF Gate ^ | July 22nd, 2016 | Brian Flood
    "Bill Clinton will be joined by Mothers of the Movement, which includes the mothers of black men and women who have been killed by gun violence or in police custody. The mothers of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown are scheduled to appear at the DNC."
  • Bill Clinton and Trayvon Martin's mother headline DNC speakers

    07/15/2016 12:10:40 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 77 replies
    Bill Clinton and Trayvon Martin's mother headline DNC speakers Ivan Levingston | @IvanLevingston 1 Hour Ago CNBC.com Hillary Clinton hugs Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin who was fatally shot by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in 2012, as she attends the third annual Circle of Mothers conference on May 21, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Getty Images Hillary Clinton hugs Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin who was fatally shot by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in 2012, as she attends the third annual Circle of Mothers conference on May 21, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. When Democrats gather...
  • Trayvon Martin Murder Is What’s Wrong With Criminal Justice System!

    06/30/2016 1:30:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Black Matters US ^ | June 30, 2016
    An activist, writer, and investigative researcher, Gina McGill, tells the truth about Trayvon Martin’s murder Everyone has heard about Trayvon Martin and his dreadful death at the hands of George Zimmerman. However, the murder cover-up and what Zimmerman actually did has not been told in any mainstream media. Gina McGill researched it all and wrote a strong book titled “State of Florida v. Trayvon Martin (A Murder Cover-Up & Obtaining Justice).” Today we are talking about the book and the murder itself....
  • Why George Zimmerman won't vote for Hillary(tres gone martin again?)

    05/19/2016 7:19:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/19/2016 | Jack Cashill
    Like just about every other person on the left – save for attorney Alan Dershowitz – Hillary Clinton has actively embraced the falsehoods surrounding the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Not surprisingly, the living symbol of those fictions, Martin’s birth mother, Sybrina Fulton, has endorsed Hillary. “Sybrina, you and all mothers of gun violence victims have taught us hate will never win,” Hillary tweeted last week. “Thinking of you today.” For the last four years, George Zimmerman has struggled under the weight of this agitprop and is openly hostile to those, like Clinton, who profit from it. This week...
  • Hillary Clinton Speaks at Trayvon Martin Foundation, Calls Trump's Gun Policies 'Dangerous'

    05/22/2016 5:27:48 AM PDT · by Salman · 80 replies
    NBC 4 New York ^ | May 21, 2016 | Julie Pace
    Donald Trump's gun policies are "not just way out there" but "dangerous" and would make America less safe, Hillary Clinton said Saturday. "This is someone running to be president of the United States of America — a country facing a gun violence epidemic — and he's talking about more guns in our schools, he's talking about more hatred and division in our streets," the likely Democratic presidential nominee said of her presumptive Republican rival. "That's no way to keep us safe." ...
  • Hillary Clinton to speak to Trayvon Martin Foundation in Fort Lauderdale (SoFL. Protest Opportunity)

    05/21/2016 9:09:31 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 71 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | May 20, 2016 | Amy Sherman
    When Hillary Clinton speaks to the Trayvon Martin Foundation in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, she will be continuing her groundwork to boost black voter turnout in Florida. Clinton will likely repeat familiar themes of importance to black voters, such as inequalities in the criminal justice system, voting rights, school segregation and gun violence, which helped her crush Bernie Sanders in the Florida primary March 15. ... A recent poll showed Clinton and Trump in a dead heat in Florida, a crucial swing state. A $1,500 minimum donation to the foundation is required to attend Saturday’s dinner, which will be held...
  • George Zimmerman takes a victory lap over Trayvon Martin’s grave

    05/18/2016 10:23:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | May 17, 2016 | Leonard Pitts, Jr.
    Selling the gun that killed Trayvon Martin adds to the travesty over his unpunished homicide Marketing the gun is more than bad taste — it’s a national shame The murder has been ‘commodified,’ turned into a trophy for display It was not enough just to kill Sam Hose. No, they had to make souvenirs out of him. Hose was an African-American man lynched by a mob of some 2,000 white women and men in 1899 near the town of Newnan, Ga. They did all the usual things. They stabbed him, castrated him, skinned his face, mutilated him, burned him alive....
  • User Named ‘Racist McShootFace’ Hijacks Zimmerman Gun Auction, Hikes Up Price to $65 Million

    05/13/2016 11:43:31 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 55 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 13 May 2016 | Ken Meyer
    George Zimmerman‘s gun sale attempt isn’t going very well. After having to move his online auction to a new site once already, the bidding on the weapon that killed Trayvon Martin seems to have been taken over by trolls determined to remind Zimmerman of his infamy. Despite his not-guilty verdict for the death of Martin four years ago, Zimmerman is a pariah to many for his apparent non-regret for the incident, and a myriad of controversial statements from him since then. Zimmerman posted the gun to be sold on United Gun Group, but the auction seems to have been taken...
  • Online auction halted for gun George Zimmerman used to kill Trayvon Martin

    05/12/2016 1:34:04 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 46 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/12/16 | ap
    An online auction appears to have been halted for the pistol that former Florida neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman used to kill unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin. ADVERTISEMENT The weapon was removed from the GunBroker.com website Thursday, minutes after the auction was to begin. It was not immediately clear why the website took down the listing. Zimmerman had told Orlando, Florida, TV station WOFL that the pistol was returned to him by the U.S. Justice Department, which took it after he was acquitted in Martin's 2012 shooting death. The auction for the 9 mm Kel-Tec PF-9 pistol was to begin...
  • Auction for gun that killed Trayvon Martin possibly hijacked

    05/13/2016 9:02:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 13, 2016 7:36 AM EDT | Frieda Frisaro
    Bidding in an online auction for the pistol former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman used to kill Trayvon Martin appeared to have been hijacked by fake accounts posting astronomically high bids. At one point early Friday, the bidding surpassed $65 million with the leading bidder using the screen name “Racist McShootFace.” The site later showed that account had been deleted. Other screen names of bidders on the site included “Donald Trump,” “shaniqua bonifa” and “Tamir Rice,” the name of a black 12-year-old who was shot and killed by Cleveland police in 2014 while playing with a pellet gun. The website...
  • Hillary Clinton to Deliver Speech at $1500 Per Person Trayvon Martin Event

    05/11/2016 6:55:53 PM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/9/2016 | Jerome Hudson
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will deliver the keynote speech at a fundraiser for the Trayvon Martin Foundation at its annual Circle of Mothers Weekend and Conference.
  • Trayvon Martin Movie Coming to TV One

    04/17/2016 2:22:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    CocoaFab ^ | April 14, 2016 | Staff
    In the new movie, A Mother’s Worst Nightmare, TV One will explore the murder of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman. The network announced a new slate of 26 original movies at their Upfront presentation in New York City. Expectations for the movie will be high as the story explores one of America’s most controversial murders and trials. TV One says: A Mother’s Worst Nightmare is an urban true crime drama chronicling one of America’s most polarizing murder cases in recent history: the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old African-American high school junior. The film centers on Sybrina Fulton, Martin’s...
  • Old questions resurface as Attorney General Pam Bondi endorses Trump

    03/19/2016 8:33:05 PM PDT · by tallyhoe · 52 replies
    MIami Herald ^ | Mar 14. 2016 | By Michael Auslen
    TALLAHASSEE Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Monday became the first big-name Republican official in the state to endorse Donald Trump for president. At a rally in her hometown of Tampa, the state’s top legal officer — the woman Trump called “the most popular person in Florida, by far” — praised the Republican front runner as an outsider who will keep Americans safe. Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/election/article65995972.html#storylink=cpy
  • Relatives Outraged After Homeowner Shoots, Kills Burglary Suspect

    03/17/2016 3:50:42 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 49 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 4/17/16 | Carly Hoilman
    How Else Was ‘He Gonna Get His Money?’: Relatives Outraged After Homeowner Shoots, Kills Burglary Suspect A Miami woman shot and killed a teenage home intruder last week, authorities said. Now, relatives of the teen are saying she acted unjustly and should be prosecuted. Trevon Johnson, 17, burglarized the home of a 54-year-old old woman last Thursday, according to Miami-Dade police.
  • Trayvon Martin's mother endorses Hillary Clinton for president

    01/11/2016 12:26:35 PM PST · by simpson96 · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/11/2016 | Dan Merica
    Des Moines, Iowa (CNN)-Sybrina Fulton, mother of the late Trayvon Martin, endorsed Hillary Clinton for President on Monday, calling the former secretary of state the candidate best positioned to "stand up to inaction from Republicans and indifference from the NRA" on gun control.Clinton and Fulton met in November 2015 in Chicago during the Democratic front-runner's meeting with mothers of children who died in shootings or at the hands of law enforcement. The group, according to attendees, discussed Clinton's criminal justice and gun control plans and the mothers presented the candidate with ideas on how to tackle the issue of police...
  • ‘Black Lives Matter’ co-founder to attend State of the Union

    01/10/2016 5:03:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    WNCN-TV ^ | January 10, 2016 | Lauren Burke, NBC News
    WASHINGTON (NBC NEWS) - Alicia Garza, one of the founders of Black LIves Matter, will be the guest of Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) at President Obama's last State of the Union address on Tuesday. Garza is a constituent of Rep. Lee's. The Congresswoman is active on issues of poverty, civil rights and education. "Looking forward to welcoming #BlackLivesMatter co-creator, @aliciagarza, as my #SOTU guest. She's a powerful voice for justice and reform," tweeted Rep. Lee on Friday....
  • George Zimmerman goes on depraved Twitter rant after retweeting picture of Trayvon Martin's corpse

    09/28/2015 1:36:09 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 49 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 09/28/2015 | BY Jason Silverstein
    George Zimmerman's Twitter trolling has reached a new low. Days after retweeting an image of Trayvon Martin's corpse, Zimmerman went on a depraved Twitter tirade Monday afternoon, spewing racist rants and boasting about "mocking all you trolls." The man who shot and killed Martin three years ago also gave out an apparent stranger's phone number, referring "all media inquiries" to the unsuspecting man.
  • Hillary Clinton Meets With Mothers Of Trayvon Martin And Michael Brown

    11/03/2015 12:22:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Talking Point Memo News ^ | November 3, 2015 | Lisa Lerer
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton met with a group of mothers whose African-American children died in gun shootings. Clinton shared the "heartbreaking stories" of their children, according to a statement released by her campaign on Monday night. She also outlined her criminal justice and gun control proposals....
  • Jeb Bush Demonstrates Fundamental Misunderstanding Of Hoodies With SF Tech Schwag

    10/30/2015 11:12:32 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 22 replies
    SFIST.com ^ | on Oct 28, 2015 10:30 am | Jack Morse
    Jeb Bush doesn't understand how hoodies work. And for some reason, Jeb Bush believes, apparently, that publicly demonstrating his lack of understanding of hoodies with a SF-based tech company schwag hoodie will somehow benefit him in the polls. When the younger Bush brother came to San Francisco last July, the presidential hopeful made a concerted effort to show plugged-in San Franciscans that he, too, understood the disruptive power of technology. This manifested in predictable ways, such as when he hailed an Uber on his way to visit SF-based Thumbtack. He also, it seems, took advantage of the classic tech-job perk:...
  • Diddy, Jeezy, J. Cole, Common, Russell Simmons, Trayvon Martin’s mother at Million Man March

    10/12/2015 5:04:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Atlanta Daily World ^ | October 12, 2015 | Terry Shropshire, Managing Editor and Web Editor
    WASHINGTON – Twenty years ago this past weekend, the historic Million Man March attracted previously unfathomable and unprecedented throngs of African-American men (and women) from across the country — and other countries — to Washington, D.C. in October 1995 in a show of sheer collectivism and a call to action to uplift our communities. The occasion was also an opportunity for organizer and Nation of Islam leader, Min. Louis Farrakhan, to implore black men to declare war on self-hate and to go back and help obliterate the deplorable conditions that are decimating the communities....
  • Public University Pays $3,500 For ‘Hoodies Up’ Speech From Trayvon Martin Personal Injury Lawyer

    09/10/2015 9:06:52 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/07/2015 | Eric Owens 09/07/2015
    Close to four years after George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin in 2012, and over two years after Zimmerman was acquitted in a criminal trial, an attorney for Martin’s family is still cashing in on the case with speaking engagements. Later this week, on Sept. 10, attorney Jasmine Rand will deliver a lecture entitled “I Am Trayvon Martin: Hoodies Up” at the taxpayer-funded University of Georgia, reports The College Fix. Rand will receive $3,500 for her speech, a school spokeswoman indicated. The personal injury lawyer appears to have a standard “Hoodies Up” spiel that involves the “use of the media to...
  • Public University To Cough Up $3,500 For ‘Hoodies Up’ Speech From Trayvon Martin ... Lawyer

    09/08/2015 6:18:32 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 7, 2015 | Eric Owens
    Complete Headline: Public University To Cough Up $3,500 For ‘Hoodies Up’ Speech From Trayvon Martin Personal Injury Lawyer Close to four years after George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin in 2012, and over two years after Zimmerman was acquitted in a criminal trial, an attorney for Martin’s family is still cashing in on the case with speaking engagements. Later this week, on Sept. 10, attorney Jasmine Rand will deliver a lecture entitled “I Am Trayvon Martin: Hoodies Up” at the taxpayer-funded University of Georgia, reports The College Fix. Rand will receive $3,500 for her speech, a school spokeswoman indicated. [Snip] When...
  • One life, one love: The Earth and black lives matter

    08/04/2015 6:39:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The National Catholic Reporter ^ | August 3, 2015 | Alex Mikulich
    Pope Francis develops the key theme of “integral ecology” in his encyclical “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home.” Integral ecology links the largest theological themes of the Catholic tradition -- that we are all intimately one in God’s being -- with the nitty-gritty of loving our neighbor and caring for the smallest and most vulnerable creatures. God lures us into a dance with each and every one of us together with the whole of creation. We all share one life, one Earth. One cannot and will not thrive unless all thrive in the interdependent web of life. And...
  • Judge tosses case filed by Zimmerman's parents against Roseanne Barr

    07/28/2015 10:35:10 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 21 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 07/28/2015 | Elyssa Cherney
    A judge on Thursday threw out a lawsuit filed by George Zimmerman's parents accusing comedian Roseanne Barr of invading their privacy and causing emotional distress when she retweeted their address three years ago. A lawyer for Robert and Gladys Zimmerman told the judge the couple has not felt safe moving back to their Lake Mary home since Barr called for "vigilante justice" in her March 2012 tweets.
  • 5 Places Black People Can Move to When They’ve Had Enough of America

    07/28/2015 12:15:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Root ^ | July 14, 2015 | Tomika Anderson
    Chris Rock summed up the black experience in the United States kind of perfectly during his HBO special Never Scared more than a decade ago: “If you’re black, you got to look at America a little bit different,” he joked, stone-faced. “You got to look at America like the uncle who paid for you to go to college but who molested you.” Since then, that “generous” uncle has moved from molesting to killing, with the list of victims growing by the day: the Charleston 9. Freddie Gray. Michael Brown. Rekia Boyd. Eric Garner. Tamir Rice. John Crawford III. Yuvette Henderson....
  • A Mesmerizing 'Soundsuit' Memorializes Trayvon Martin's Death

    07/22/2015 4:07:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Huffington Post's Arts & Culture ^ | July 14, 2015 | Katherine Brooks, Senior Arts & Culture Editor
    Behind what appears to be a beaded net stained the color of Skittles stands a hollow figure, made distinct by the hint of a sneaker sticking out from under the obscurity. Pan up from the shoe and there's a glimpse of a hooded sweatshirt topping off the towering statue, an unmistakeable bit of clothing loaded with meaning. Titled "TM 13," the work -- shown above -- memorializes the death of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teenager who was fatally shot by former neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman three years ago. Created by Missouri-born artist Nick Cave, the piece is currently...
  • #BlackLivesMatter: the birth of a new civil rights movement

    07/19/2015 8:25:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | July 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Day
    Alicia Garza was in a bar in Oakland, California, drinking bourbon when the verdict came in. It was July 2013 and she had been following the trial of George Zimmerman, a neighbourhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Florida, who had shot dead a 17-year-old African-American by the name of Trayvon Martin in February of the preceding year. Martin had been unarmed, on his way back from a 7/11 convenience store where he had just bought himself an iced tea and a bag of Skittles. There had, of course, been shootings of young black men before. But this one had a particular...
  • Teens Charged with Murder, 12-Year-Old Boy Still Wanted

    07/07/2015 3:14:32 PM PDT · by Trailerpark Badass · 38 replies
    WOWT ^ | Jul 07, 2015 | WOWT 6 News
    Warrants for first degree murder have been issued for two teenagers and a 12-year-old boy for the June shooting death of Jamymell Ray, 31. Two of the teenagers have been taken into custody, but a 12-year-old boy still remains wanted. The 12-year-old has been identified as Jarrell Milton. Anyone who knows his whereabouts is asked to call the Omaha Police Homicide Unit at (402) 444-5656 or Omaha Crime Stoppers at (402) 444-STOP. The shooting happened on Monday, June 29th near 24th & Redick. Ray and Charles Fisher, 30, were both hit by gunfire. Fisher was treated at the hospital and...
  • Essence Music Festival to Get Serious on ‘Black Lives’

    07/01/2015 9:17:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | July 1, 2015 | Maya Rhodan
    Much of the annual 4-day event will focus on the black lives matter movement.Civil rights leaders will join survivors of tragedy for a frank discussion on the black lives matter movement in New Orleans this week. The 21st annual Essence Music Festival, hosted every Fourth of July weekend, will take on a more serious tone during a series of daytime events at the Ernest Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. At the festival’s Empowerment Series, Rev. Al Sharpton will share a stage with Sybrina Fulton, mother of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin, in conversations on injustices facing the black community....
  • To start a race war: Dylann Roof and the ideology of white supremacy

    06/25/2015 3:34:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Berkeley Blog ^ | June 25, 2015 | Jonathan Simon, professor of law
    The mass murder of parishioners at the historic Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal church in Charleston, South Carolina law week, by a young white supremacist intensified the already profound national conversation about racism and violence that has been building since the killing of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012. There are more topics in play around Charleston than any single post (even an over long one like this) can address. So a couple of brief points before an extended discussion of one question, already taken up here on Prawfsblawg by Rick Hill (but I come out a bit different) on whether...
  • Dylann Roof Learned the Exact Wrong Lesson From Trayvon Martin

    06/23/2015 10:06:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | June 23, 2015 | Mytheos Holt
    Dylann Storm Roof’s name will deservedly go down in infamy as one of America’s most depraved and retrograde serial killers. He should also go down in history as one of the least competent interpreters of that history. By this point, nearly everyone knows that Roof’s self-described moment of racial “awakening,” so to speak, was the Trayvon Martin case, in which the 17-year-old teen Trayvon Martin was shot in self-defense by George Zimmerman. Roof, in his nauseating manifesto, says he first came to be a racist when he read about this case on Wikipedia, and, to paraphrase him, didn’t see what...
  • Topeka residents receive message from Ku Klux Klan

    06/17/2015 10:32:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | June 15, 2015 | Adam Vlach and Luke Ranker
    Some Topeka residents woke up Monday with a strong message at their doors. Residents in more than one neighborhood found fliers from the Ku Klux Klan in clear zip-close bags weighted by rocks on their property. In the 1900 block of S.W. Cheyenne Road, Peggy Hanna said she saw bags at nearly every home on the east side of the road from S.W. 17th Street to Belle Avenue on her morning run. Some were in the gutter, others were in driveways and yards. Just before 7 a.m., Hanna picked up a bag in her own driveway and threw it away...
  • Concealed carry permit holders kill hundreds (Most slanted article of the week)

    05/20/2015 8:41:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The New Pittsburgh Courier ^ | May 20, 2015 | Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent
    George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watchman who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed Black teenager in Sanford, Fla., three years ago was involved in another shooting in the Sunshine State, again raises questions about concealed carry permits and the billion-dollar gun industry that advocates for legislation aimed at making it easier for Americans to carry firearms everywhere, all of the time. Matthew Apperson of Winter Springs, Fla., who said that Zimmerman threatened him following a road rage incident last year, claimed that he was acting in self-defense when he fired a single shot through the passenger side window of...
  • Trayvon Martin’s mother: ‘Collectively we have a problem’

    05/10/2015 9:26:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Fusion ^ | May 7, 2015 | Jorge Rivas
    It’s been three years since Sybrina Fulton’s son was shot and killed by a vigilante neighbor in Florida. Now, she says, after seeing what’s happened to other young black unarmed men, it’s never been clearer that Trayvon’s skin color led to him being profiled and killed. “It was not about that hoodie, and I need to tell you that,” Fulton told a standing room only crowd in Los Angeles on Wednesday. “It was absolutely about the color of his skin.” Fulton, who became an activist against gun violence after Trayvon Martin’s death in 2012, spoke during a discussion hosted by...
  • Obama: ‘Young People’ Like Trayvon Martin ‘Just as Talented as Me’

    05/04/2015 2:05:48 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 69 replies
    Grabien ^ | May 4, 2015
    BARACK OBAMA: "That's why we've invested in ideas from support for new moms to summer jobs for young people, to helping more young people afford a college education. [Snip] "In every community in America there are young people with incredible drive and talent. ... They are just as talented as me. Just as smart."* *And they're called morons! Note to Admin Moderator: I felt that it was necessary to add this footnote to the excerpt to make Obama's comment more accurate.
  • Trayvon Martin’s mom: ‘I didn’t sign up for this’

    04/14/2015 3:22:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    KOIN-TV ^ | April 14, 2015 | Staff
    PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, spoke in Portland Monday night about the loss of her son and the message she hopes his legacy will instill in others. The free event was sponsored by the YWCA of Greater Portland at Marantha Church on Northeast 12th Avenue. Fulton, whose teenage son was shot and killed by George Zimmerman in an incident that sparked a nationwide debate about race, talked about transforming the tragedy into social change. “It’s not a speech, it’s not a lecture,” Fulton said. “It’s a message.” The mother of two shared the...