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Watch the Rally for Trayvon Martin LIVE

Watch the Rally for Trayvon Martin LIVE

 

17-year-old Trayvon Martin was killed when a neighborhood watch leader gunned him down because he looked suspicious. He was carrying a bag of Skittles and a soda.

Today, activists are marching in solidarity with Trayvon and his family. Watch the rally in Manhattan right here.


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8:37PM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

It has become pretty that Trayvon was a burglar. Wash. Post of 3-28 reports his school locker contained jewelry including wedding bands and diamond ear rings for which he had no explanation Said a friend gave the jewelry to him but could not identify the friend. Police also found a screw driver which they figured was a burglary tool, and an empty bag with traces of marijuana. Trayvon was not the angelic 12-year-old whose picture has been in all the media. Also, now there are two eye witnesses who said in the fight the one wearing red--Zimmerman--was on the bottom.

12:27PM PDT on Mar 27, 2012

I just wanted to post this out there, Martin was not a completely good natured innocent bystander that his family makes him out to be. http://gma.yahoo.com/trayvon-martin-dogged-disciplinary-problems-school-151838644--abc-news-topstories.html

He had his fair share of trouble and problems. It would be one thing if he was completely innocent, on the chess club and a boy scout loved by his community. But, he has had trouble with everything from multiple school suspensions to drugs.

9:08PM PDT on Mar 26, 2012

I'll happily acknowledge Jesus. Will you acknowledge that he surely wept when Trayvon died?

10:45AM PDT on Mar 26, 2012

There is no excuse for this wrongdoing. People should not have to be afraid to walk the streets of anywhwere. This person should be arrested and made to pay for what he has done. Taking a life is the worst...

8:53AM PDT on Mar 26, 2012

oh my God this is insane! when people take 'justice' in their hands it can get tragic!!!! poor kid, poor mama.... RIP

10:21PM PDT on Mar 25, 2012

Racist Wake up Police and bring culprit to Justice

5:17AM PDT on Mar 25, 2012

Thanks for the article.

12:20AM PDT on Mar 25, 2012

Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty? Murderer label, no trial needed! All the facts have not even been put out by the media to make it completely one sided. Zimmerman was found minutes after the shooting by the police with multiple wounds including blows to the back of his head, but the media keeps these facts out and with no trial or debate label this one sided. Zimmerman made a racial slur and that has gotten more media time than his wounds. I am asking for True justice, not these media labels as this article.
Is Florida’s Stand your ground law perfect? No, but for those of you who quickly attack it I can say have not lived in places that this kind of law is dreamed about. I grew up in New Jersey and New York, no such law there. I was heavily bullied in my young adult life by a laundry list of ‘thugs and jerks’ and the laws defended these clowns the day I used mace to fend off 3 attackers who wanted to steal my grocery money. The cops came for me because I used mace! I live in Florida now and I don’t have these problems anymore, the fear of the Stand your Ground law is an equalizer that keeps ‘thugs and jerks’ on edge. Yes I have a concealed weapon with permit and I have not had to use it with the law on my side. I no longer walk the streets in fear as I did in New York or New Jersey, and I don’t want it any other way.

12:30PM PDT on Mar 24, 2012

Your comments are so kind :)

11:53AM PDT on Mar 24, 2012

Yeah and guess who's behind the fall of america ?Can anyone guess?Its a certain group of people who just cannot acknowledge Jesus .Check out their surnames and connect the dots it's all pretty basic .

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