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Filo V. 03-24-2012 12:39 AM

Trayvon Martin support/discussion thread.
 

Filo V. 03-24-2012 01:09 AM

Re: Trayvon Martin support/discussion thread.
 
He will not fucking die in vain. This 17 year old child from Sanford, Florida, who celebrated his birthday just three weeks prior to being shot and killed, while unarmed, carrying a bag of skittles for his stepbrother and Arizona iced-tea, by an unofficial neighborhood watch volunteer by the name of George Zimmerman, a Hispanic 28-year-old man who used the words coons while making the 911 call to police to report Trayvon as suspicious, stalked Trayvon with a gun for several blocks, and who was specifically told by the police to wait until they arrived to take any action and had pre-determined that Trayvon was a criminal solely because he was a black man in a hoodie, has sparked a national outrage and a discussion on race-issues not just in America, but across the country. As a gay man who is mixed, this affects me in SOOOOOO many profound ways. First of all, because I know DAMN well that if I lived in a state like Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, hell even in rural Virginia and not in Richmond, that the same could happen to me. Stereotyped for my skin color. And although this isn't a gay hate case, what it is, is a hate crime. And as a gay man, I know DAMN well in these same areas, I would basically be in hell being openly gay. Trayvon Martin, who had no criminal record and was an honor student, dreamed of being pilot when he grew up and flew to various locations throughout the United States with his mother on school holidays. His dreams were taken away from him in the blink of an eye, solely because he is black.

I'm tired, people. I'm tired of hearing stories of MY people being murdered, attacked, spit on, solely because of who they are. It's time to stand up, it's time to speak out, it's time for all of us to do our part and fix things. Things have to change.

This thread is for all those who want to send their memories out to Trayvon, send their well wishes to the family/friends of Trayvon, as well as discuss the merits of what happened, the consequences that should come with what has transpired, social and cultural issues revolving around race, violence, guns and whatever else comes to mind, latest news reports on the story at hand, gun laws in America and in the world and whether you think they are too restrictive/too unrestricted and the SELF-DEFENSE STAND YOUR GROUND law that is being used as the reason why Mr. Zimmerman killed this child, a law in 22 American states that allows individuals to kill if they feel threatened without any potential prosecution, meaning that Mr. Zimmerman has not been arrested nor charged with any crime in this case and his whereabouts are currently unknown. Whatever it is about this story and others similar, whatever your thoughts regarding whatever comes to mind when reading/thinking about this tragedy, this is the place to air those thoughts. Please keep it civil and respect the deceased individual in this situation and his family. Thank you.

Pirata. 03-24-2012 01:13 AM

Re: Trayvon Martin support/discussion thread.
 
I didn't know you were biracial :eek:

Back on topic though, this is a disgraceful tragedy, sickening and pathetic from Zimmerman, who should've been arrested the night of the incident. The fact that Florida has these ridiculous laws that have allowed for this guy to practically get away with murdering this innocent young kid is just another sad commentary on how awful this country's gun laws really are.

Filo V. 03-24-2012 01:19 AM

Re: Trayvon Martin support/discussion thread.
 
Black, white, Spanish, American-Indian, remember when I told you that a few months ago ;)

I know that the first feeling of emotion should be sadness in a case like this, and I've felt that, I've nearly cried thinking about it, but the first feeling I got from this case was just..............this is fucking PATHETIC. That word just sticks in my head. Pathetic. It's incredibly pathetic that this happened, that George Zimmerman hasn't and really, let's get real, he will not be charged unless it's decided that the backlash from murdering yet another minority individual without cause is too much to bare, and it's pathetic that all it takes is being black with a hoodie on to get you shot in America in the year 2012. Our guns laws are beyond pathetic, America's obsession with solving problems with violence is pathetic, our countries' regressive societal ways of thinking is pathetic. It's like we haven't learned a fucking thing.

out_here_grindin 03-24-2012 03:00 AM

Re: Trayvon Martin support/discussion thread.
 
What's ridiculous is that Zimmerman followed Martin as if he was some kind of plague and then shot him when he had just watch him do nothing harmful for a long period of time.

star 03-24-2012 03:41 AM

Re: Trayvon Martin support/discussion thread.
 
I hope the “Stand Firm” law is significantly altered.

Pirata. 03-24-2012 04:51 AM

Re: Trayvon Martin support/discussion thread.
 
The sad thing is, this boy was just going to the store to get candy for his little brother. It was raining, he put his hood up and he was talking on the phone to his girlfriend as he walked home.

They played the 911 call from a bystander on the news, I think she was standing on her porch, and you can hear this poor kid screaming "Help, help!" in the background and then a gunshot and silence. How this guy hasn't been arrested yet...

Johnny Groove 03-24-2012 05:17 AM

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If it was a black cop shooting a white teenager, he'd already be on death row.

Sad, but true.

This reminds me of the cop a few months ago that tazered that girl and she fell and banged her head on the concrete and now she's in a coma, likely never to come out. He hasn't been charged either.

Cops have too much power.

Naudio Spanlatine 03-24-2012 06:28 AM

Re: Trayvon Martin support/discussion thread.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Johnny Groove (Post 11847645)
If it was a black cop shooting a white teenager, he'd already be on death row.

Sad, but true.

This reminds me of the cop a few months ago that tazered that girl and she fell and banged her head on the concrete and now she's in a coma, likely never to come out. He hasn't been charged either.

Cops have too much power.

I so agree with this. In California for example alot of dirty cops always get away with murder killing people because of discrimination and even racism, in 1991 for example it was a riot between the young teens and kids vs the cops, its always been like that for a long time, and im not surprise if it still happens not just in cali but elsewhere in the usa

Johnny Groove 03-24-2012 01:56 PM

Re: Trayvon Martin support/discussion thread.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rafarta&Grigorior♥ (Post 11847698)
I so agree with this. In California for example alot of dirty cops always get away with murder killing people because of discrimination and even racism, in 1991 for example it was a riot between the young teens and kids vs the cops, its always been like that for a long time, and im not surprise if it still happens not just in cali but elsewhere in the usa

Yep. It is a shame. Have we humans not learned from our ancestors? Racism and discrimination have torn humans apart since the ancient Egyptians and Mesopotamians :facepalm:

The first thing Christopher Columbus wrote in his diary after landing in the Bahamas in October 1492? "The people are cheerful, unarmed, and mostly nude. They will make great slaves" :facepalm:

Did you see the Miami Heat and their hoodies showing support for Trayvon?

http://uptownmagazine.com/files/2012/03/Miami-Heat.jpg

Pirata. 03-24-2012 07:23 PM

Re: Trayvon Martin support/discussion thread.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Johnny Groove (Post 11848151)
The first thing Christopher Columbus wrote in his diary after landing in the Bahamas in October 1492? "The people are cheerful, unarmed, and mostly nude. They will make great slaves" :facepalm:

omg :facepalm:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Johnny Groove (Post 11848151)
Did you see the Miami Heat and their hoodies showing support for Trayvon?

http://uptownmagazine.com/files/2012/03/Miami-Heat.jpg

I saw this. I'm not a fan of the Heat (scorned Cavs fan here :p) but I really respect the team for doing this. Can't believe that clown Geraldo Riviera had the nerve to say that black and Latino teens should just stop wearing hoodies because if Trayvon hadn't been wearing a hoodie, Zimmerman might've left him alone. Yeah, I'm sure that's why he targeted this kid :rolleyes: That nut had a history of reporting black kids, including once when he reported a seven or eight year old child.

Filo V. 03-24-2012 07:29 PM

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Geraldo Rivera, I HATE going here, but it needs to be said. Mr. Rivera, being of Puerto Rican/Jewish decent, needs to realize that he really ain't that far off from being just another token minority among bigoted conservative white men, and one that these people will not feel any remorse to treat like shit, as they already are doing with other minorities, and minorities who are Puerto Rican/Jewish themselves. Who does he think he is? Because they will DROP his ass in a New York minute and never look back. He should know better than to be foolish enough not to realize what's going on here, but I guess not. I guess he's been brainwashed too much and is simply too damaged mentally to see through the bullshit.

Naudio Spanlatine 03-24-2012 07:57 PM

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Rivera sounds like a jackass and a dick at the same time, i think those two are similar in meaning:lol: :o


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