March for Trayvon Martin at Civic Space Park; Black Community Vows More to Come

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Former NFL player and current East Valley activist John Goodie led a march of about 150 people Tuesday night in downtown Phoenix to protest the Trayvon Martin ruling.

"We're having this peaceful rally for Trayvon -- and for all the young men and women who might be killed next week or next month," Goodie said.

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It was the second time this week that protesters rallied in Phoenix to show their disapproval of the Florida ruling that acquitted George Zimmerman, the man who shot the 17-year-old. From the stage in Civic Space Park, the crowd shared stories of relatives -- all young black men and women -- who had been killed by violence in the community.

They sang a song before Goodie took up a bullhorn.

"You all ready to roll?" he yelled, built like a refrigerator and dressed in blue athletic shorts and a shirt. "You got the spirit? You got the soul?"

At 7:30 p.m., the protesters left Civic Space Park waving signs and miming chants. They marched about four blocks down Central Avenue to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Arizona. They filed in below the marble building, asking for Arizona leaders to voice disapproval with the ruling.

"Any murder of a child is tragic and I believe justice needs to be served," organizer Jennifer Tyson said. "I feel the verdict was wrong . . . we need unity and equality for all. We are Trayvon, and we want justice."

A woman carried a sign reading "Wearing a hoodie . . . NOT suspicious," and "We are all Trayvon." A popular chant was, "Tell me what Trayvon looks like," insinuating that it easily could have been any of them walking home at dusk, carrying an iced tea and bag of Skittles.

When the crowd returned to the park, musicians played and leaders and members of the community expressed their pain and anger.

Activist and Reverend Jarrett Maupin -- always ready for a sharp reproach -- tapped into the frustration many in the crowd felt at what they thought was a ruling skeined by race.

He opined that in Phoenix, too, black youth are under attack.

"We gotta be careful," Maupin says. "The white man doesn't send advance notice to us that he's gonna kill a young black kid."

Maupin says there will be more rallies in defense of Trayvon. He says the Reverend Al Sharpton will travel Saturday, July 20. to Phoenix to speak at a press conference to be held at the federal courthouse. Sharpton was unavailable to confirm the appearance.

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milman6900
milman6900

Losers.  They could only get 150 people people that were dumb enough to go along and not listen to the facts of the case. No wonder that racist idiot Sharpton cancelled out on you all.  As far as finding more, you going to round them up from the welfare office?  It is not like they have that much to do. 

robert_graham
robert_graham

If this case turns intro a full-blown race riot, the black people will lose.

sirandyinga
sirandyinga

Zimmerman followed Trayvon on foot for all of about 11 seconds. The dispatcher asked if he was following and GZ replied that he was. Dispatcher stated "We don't need you to do that" GZ said “OK” and complied. GZ went to the next street to get the name of the street and address for PD while still on the phone with PD.

On the way back Trayvon attacked Zimmerman. Zimmerman was the only person who received blunt injuries so this shows TM attacked GZ.

While pounding Zimmerman’s head into the ground Zimmerman's shirt came up exposing his legally carried weapon. Trayvon went for his gun and GZ was forced to protect himself.

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 

Andrew Branca, LOSD @LawSelfDefense

#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)  4 minutes later and attacked GZ.

sirandyinga
sirandyinga

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Reactions to the jury decision in the shooting of Trayvon Martin vary sharply along racial lines.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 48% of American Adults agree with the jury’s verdict that Hispanic neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman is not guilty of murder in the shooting death of the black teenager.  Thirty-four percent (34%) disagree with the Florida jury’s verdict. Eighteen percent (18%) are not sure.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/july_2013/48_agree_with_zimmerman_verdict_34_disagree

sirandyinga
sirandyinga

If one of these morons steps in front of my car and impedes the roadway I will Stand My Ground.

TeaPublican
TeaPublican

Trayvon was a young black man taking a shortcut home and he was wearing a hoodie and he was walking slowly and he started to hurry away when questioned.   With that type of behavior Trayvon should of had every expectation of being stopped and questioned!   As a black person Trayvon should of known better.   His parents had the responsibility of how to teach him to act in public so as not to draw attention himself.   I guess they should have worked at that a little harder huh?

robert_graham
robert_graham

Where's the outrage, riots, protests and support for Daniel Adkins who was the disabled Hispanic man who was shot in cold blood by Cordell Jude in that Taco Bell drive through?

Well??  You should be outraged because I am. You seem to throw a tizzy-fit when Arpaio arrests Hispanics so why not throw a tizzy fit over the Cordell Jude case?

robert_graham
robert_graham

Not-so-calm protesters should be shot by police.  And as the saying goes, if you loot we will shoot.  The people who are rioting could care less about Trayvon.  They are simply looking for a piss-poor excuse to riot and create havoc. 

royalphoenix
royalphoenix

150 was probably more like 80-90. TM was the only racist in this case.

milman6900
milman6900

Stop confusing them with facts.  It pisses them off because they can not comprehend the truth.

robert_graham
robert_graham

@sirandyinga Well then what's the controvery if Trayvon Martin threw the first punch? I would have shot his black ass too if I had been Zimmerman.

robert_graham
robert_graham

@sirandyinga Yes, if I am ever driving down the street and a mob of black thugs attempts to block my passage I will mow them all down.  And I would be within my rights to do that - everybody is, even in places where there is no Stand your Ground laws.  In case you don't know it, it is called self defense.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@sirandyinga lmao so you have the right to "stand your ground" if someone steps in front of your car, but a kid has no right to the same if some stranger is following him? must have been some good crack you smoked this morning. 

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@TeaPublican lol i would expect a comment like this from a tea bagger...how dare the black kid not know his place?! lmao i suppose you think he should have given up his seat on the bus to zimmerman too huh 

sirandyinga
sirandyinga

@TeaPublican  You forgot the part where he comes back 4 minutes later from 70-100 yards away and breaks Zimmerman's nose, pounds his head into the ground, and tries to take his legal gun.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@Broski_Love lol hes about as innocent as charles manson..but go right on ahead believing he is..i have to say though, the frenzy you all are in over Obama making that statement has been rather enjoyable..racism is very much alive, and the fact so many try and deny it, and the lengths to which they go to do so, is rather entertaining..

robert_graham
robert_graham

@Marco Cruz Yes, violence will be punished by death.

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@JAFFYCUNT. FUCK U Ignorant POS. Did U lick D OLD FART's balls clean? Did U put him in a clean diaper?, Did U empty D bag? If any riots are started U R going 2 B blame 4  bitch, since U R D 1 inciting 2 violence fucking culo, hypocrite punk'd ass bitch. What do U care about a hispanic getting shot hypocrite bitch, I wonder if U know what " outraged" means cocksucker. And what in the fuck is a "tizzy-fit" stupid fuck. U and the OLD FART can go and slobber on some meat. BTW, that racist POS CAN NOT ARREST any more hispanics. His reign of terror is coming to an end by the end of August. Meanwhile clean the drooling. IF U FEEL SOMETHING HAIRY DOWN UR THROAT, DON'T SPIT IT.

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@JAFFYCULO, 2 more charges have been added to UR long list. Lets see what U do when the cops go and get U out of the bush where U live or out of the BK's restroom or out of under the OLD FAILURE 'S bed. HASTA LA VISTA YO-YO

milman6900
milman6900

Well him and Obummer, Holden, Jackson, Sharpton, etc

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan twit, that isnt Trayvon Martin and you spelled his name wrong..................have you ever tried reading the articles you post on or about?

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan @sirandyinga lol so if people block your car, you have a right to defend yourself and kill them..but if someone is stalking a black kid he/she doesnt? typical logic from someone as insane as you are

sirandyinga
sirandyinga

@david_saint01 @sirandyinga If someone tries to stop my car in traffic and approaches me in in a threatening manor with a weapon or what can be perceived as a weapon SYG applies.

Once again GZ did not follow TM and you cannot prove GZ followed TM.

Crack is more your speed Trayvontard

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan you are advocating violence all the time................are you recommending the death sentence for yourself too?

robert_graham
robert_graham

@IdontRecall No, you are the ignorant little POS. What part about NOT GUILTY can't you understand?  How about if the DOJ's guilty verdict against Arpaio is protested in the same manner or would you say the jury in Sheriff Joe's case made the right decision?

robert_graham
robert_graham

@david_saint01 @sirandyinga @JoeArpaioFan david_saint01: there you go stomping your feet and crying like a baby when things don't work out your way.  By the way, Cordell Jude will be convicted of First Degree Murder at trial for shooting that disabled Hispanic man in cold blood. Oh yes, I am sure you are in shock that I am on the side of Daniel Adkins aren't you?.

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