Justice for Trayvon Martin Rally Tonight in Phoenix

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Local black leaders will be heading up a "Justice for Trayvon Martin Rally" in Phoenix today.

Activist Revered Jarrett Maupin says the rally, to protest the not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, will start at 6 p.m. by the federal courthouse in Downtown Phoenix.

Maupin says in an e-mail, "We must honor the martyred, including Trayvon, by continuing the long march towards racial equality and justice. Non-Violence is the means by which we hold the moral high-ground in this struggle."

He says the rally message is a call for the DoJ to file federal charges against Zimmerman for violating Martin's civil rights.

Cloves Campbell, the publisher of the Arizona Informant, a paper that serves the African-American community, also plans on heading up the rally, and issued a statement voicing his displeasure with the verdict.

"Regardless of whether further charges will be brought against George Zimmerman, all Americans have an obligation to Trayvon Martin's legacy to make sure that young, Black males in particular, are not stereotyped because of their color, their clothing or where they are walking or driving," Campbell's statement says. "It is a national tragedy that 50 years after the famous 'March on Washington,' our nation is still grappling with how to assure that all of God's children are not unfairly targeted for the criminal justice system or destined for pre-mature burial."

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myron420frye
myron420frye

Repeat after me people

NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY

This is over, time to move on.....

ykcmdc
ykcmdc

Here is the TRUTH about "The Zimmerman / Martin Case"

1. Zimmerman was overzealous and overacted that night

2. Martin got pissed and physically attacked Zimmerman

3. Zimmerman shot Martin to keep from getting hurt worse

4. The Prosecutor and Police didn't see a real case against Zimmerman for murder or manslaughter and The Justice Dept. found NO EVIDENCE of "racial bias/discrimination"

5. The "race mongers/baiters" made a huge stink

6. The Media lied and vilified Zimmerman unfairly

7. The Prosecutor was fired and the Police Chief was forced to resign

8. A Special Prosecutor was appointed by The Governor

9. The Prosecutor overcharged, didn't have the proof, and illegally 
withheld evidence [which exonerated Zimmerman] from the defense

10. The prosecution witnesses, evidence and forensics [basically] 
confirmed Zimmerman's version of the incident

11. The Jury acquitted Zimmerman as self defense was proven and there were no other [lesser/appropriate] charges offered to convict him on for his "part" in this incident

The problem with this case IS all of the "feelings" and "emotions" being manufactured and manipulated by The Leftist, race bating,blame Whitey whores and the corrupt [Leftist] Media using this incident to push their ridiculous agendas on ignorant, self pitying, easily manipulated FOOLS who are unaware of the real facts of this case and can be swayed with a few lies and sound bites on TV to take to the streets and go crazy.

ykcmdc
ykcmdc

The vast majority of these "protesters" are ignorant of the full facts and truth about this case and have been manipulated, agitated and motivated by the race mongers, radical Liberals and those with their own agendas for America who are using "Trayvon" like toilet paper.

These "protesters" are FOOLS and they're too stupid to know it; they are so easily deceived and manipulated it's pathetic.

I really feel sorry for these idiots who will [probably] never amount to much because they're so caught up in their own self-pitying, racist, "blame Whitey" delusions that they'll never be able to see past all of the hype and politics [and] realize the real truth.

milman6900
milman6900

Is this the rally that had only about 100 people per the news sites?  Shows how most people in the city think it was the right call.  What a joke.

fucku
fucku

FUCK ALL OF YOU ZIMMERMAN FANS!!

I WISH YOU A MISERABLE FUCKING LIFE FILLED WITH PAIN, SORROW, AND DISEASE. I HOPE YOU EXPERIENCE A LOT OF DEATH. BETTER YET, I HOPE YOU ARE ALL MURDERED BECAUSE SOMEONE WAS STANDING THEIR GROUND AGAINST IGNORANT FUCKS LIKE YOU. SEE YOU IN HELL!!

sirandyinga
sirandyinga

Obvious case of self defense. Why are these racists protesting?

alehound
alehound

trayboon is dead. dead is trayboon. yay. dirty naygro. ;) 

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

From the few facts I've heard, it seems as if both parties made mistakes.

One racially stereotyped the other, and followed him.

The other attacked a person for following him.

Of those two mistakes, one justifies the use of deadly force, the other doesn't.



magaskins
magaskins

"Non-Violence is the means by which we hold the moral high-ground in this struggle."

The decision to turn this into a violent physical confrontation was Travon's and Travon's alone. Additionally all the race baiting is bullshit. They keep calling the Afro-Puruvian Jew a white-hispanic. Do some research for a change.

Eleanor_Holguin
Eleanor_Holguin

Maupin citing racism and yet wanting to make it worse by demanding that his peers should have not listened to the evidence.

EdgarMevers
EdgarMevers

Just curious, what retail stores are in the area.  Best Buy maybe? or a Footlocker? Even bettah!

EdgarMevers
EdgarMevers

Black on Black violence gets no such protest.  Whats the diff homie?

bob_lablaw96
bob_lablaw96

This is a tragedy for both families.  That the entire Black community feels slighted is something that I, as a non-Black, just do not understand.

To quote from the story: "Why is there such outrage on this murder, but not on the ones committed by others in their community?all Americans have an obligation to Trayvon Martin's legacy to make sure that young, Black males in particular, are not stereotyped because of their color, their clothing or where they are walking or driving," Why does that obligation not go to those that are killed for wearing red or blue, claiming a specific neighborhood, etc?

If I were to pick an issue to show my disgust with the killing of a child, this is not the case I would choose. There are better hills to die on that the one that Trayvon left for the Black Community Activists among us.


robert_graham
robert_graham

When is the Cordell Jude case going to be investigated and prosecuted the same way this case was?

Cordell Jude is that black thug that shot an unarmed Hispanic disabled man in a Taco Bell drive thru? Remember that case? It should be reinvestigated and prosecuted as a hate crime.

robert_graham
robert_graham

The jury made the right decision. Trayvon was a thug and Zimmerman acted properly to protect himself. How about showing Trayvon's Facebook pics showing him holding guns, blowing smoke and acting like the dumbshit he was?

ibcingutoo
ibcingutoo

This was a COMPLETE TRAVESTY OF (SO CALLED) JUSTICE for this kid.  I think Zimmerman stalked him &, when Trayvon tried to defend himself against this nut, instead of using HIS fists, pulled out his gun & shot him---claiming "self-defense".  Now this gives all gun nuts like Zimmerman the green light to MURDER someone & claim bogus self defense.  It's COMPLETE BS.

neilrouse2
neilrouse2

thank God the media and eric holder failed in their attempt to lynch the hispanic guy.

marcy
marcy

Honor who?  A thug kid is going to be honored for getting in a fight?

Maupin, as usual, is an ass clown.



ykcmdc
ykcmdc

@myron420frye 

It certainly is and only FOOLS are beating this "dead horse" of a case

ykcmdc
ykcmdc

@fucku 


Please try to grow a brain soon, life will go a lot smoother for you.....

milman6900
milman6900

And it is attitudes like you and your ilk that keep racism alove and well in this country and keep you down.  It is not whitey that is the problem.

marcy
marcy

@bob_lablaw96 

Very well said.  To argue that every killing is a federal civil rights issue is an absurdity.  That the feds are even still investigating this when they wouldn't step in and file charges in the very clear cases of civil rights violations by the MCSO is shameful.


sirandyinga
sirandyinga

@ibcingutoo 

According to witness 8, Dee Dee, Trayvon made it to the place he was staying at:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfVTM8sqz4k about 9:19 

#Zimmerman Trial Day 4: Jeantel: When phone reconnect, TM said he was in back of his father fiance's home.

But the fight scene was 70 -100 yards from the place Trayvon was staying at and 25 -35 yards from where GZ's car was at.

This proves Trayvon came back 210 -300 feet (70 -100 yards) and stalked and attacked GZ.



 

marcy
marcy

@ibcingutoo 

We don't convict people based on what you think.  Do you think this is the first time self-defense has been argued in a shooting?  You seem remarkably dumb.

robert_graham
robert_graham

You are an idiot. The jury made the right decision!!!

robert_graham
robert_graham

You gotta expect that the New Times will play the race card.

victoria4374
victoria4374

JoeArpaioFan: No one insulted you when you posted comments on this article. You should give others the same respect. Anything less will be showing ignorance on your part. I will pray for you.

FuckJoeArpaio
FuckJoeArpaio

@JoeArpaioFan Just like we have grown to expect JoeArpaioFan to play the imbecile card. (Imbecile, as in a person of moderate to severe mental retardation having a mental age of from three to seven years and generally being capable of some degree of communication and performance of simple tasks under supervision) Yup, that's our JAFFY

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