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Justice for Trayvon Martin: No More Stand Your Ground - The Petition Site


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Candy
- 411 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
A 17-year-old boy is dead, shot by a neighborhood vigilante who decided that he would take the law into his own hands. Now, Trayvon Martin's killer l walks free



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AniMae Chi (402)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 2:43 am
# 666
7:12 pm July 14
AniMaeChi ..
Australia

 

Ben Oscarsito (354)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 2:45 am
Signed indeed! -Wish I could do more than that of course, but I don't know what...?
 

Jason B. (140)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 3:32 am
Thanks Signed
 

Candy B. (22)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 4:38 am
Thanks Signed & Tweeted
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 5:09 am
Signed and noted, thanks.
 

Nyack Clancy (433)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 6:38 am
Nyack, You signed on July 14, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
State Legislatures
 

Arielle S. (317)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 7:19 am
Signed, of course.
 

Natasha Salgado (519)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 9:37 am
Done-thx Candy
 

Carrie B. (309)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 10:41 am
Signed and noted.
 

Elizabeth S. (149)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 12:43 pm
Petition signed and I signed the other one from moveon.org. Tweeted both...this was a sad day for the U.S...This could have been my boy or one of yours, or even one of the lawyers boys...it was a nice gated community where any one of those lawyers could have lived...Why was the video from the scene hidden from the jury, everyone has a camera these days and are able submit evidence of other situations in court, it's just that the defendant made sure no one was around when he targeted this little boy...if someone was around, they would have shot footage...sometimes I wonder about the other people living there...if they saw and didn't care because of their own personal reasons, maybe scared of the boys friends, the families friends...what was the defendants lawyer hiding, obviously the footage showed the truth, that little boy would have never approached a big guy like Zimmerman. We all know the real story but the lawyers will use any piece of law and twist it to their advantage...new laws that can't be manipulated to suit a lawyers plight to win and get paid, because it's all about the money...need to be hammered out so they can't sleaze their way through the justice system and used to confuse jury members by threatening that they have to obey all the stupid laws in the book of so called justice. Sometimes you just have to use your head and screw the book of laws because lawyers depend on your compliance to them. Crime is crime and the law should not revolve around red tape, only video tape because it does not lie like a guilty defendant. RIP dear little Trayvon.
 

Joe R. (189)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 1:58 pm
Thanks Candy. Signed and noted.
 

Elizabeth O. (87)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 2:14 pm
Signed.
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 4:48 pm
You signed on July 14, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
State Legislatures

A sad day, a forever loss to his parents.
 

Nimue P. (232)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 6:49 pm
Trayvon was murdered and his killer walks free - where is the justice, America? S&N.
 

Christine Stewart (131)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 6:56 pm
Signed.
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (273)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 7:11 pm
Signed
 

Judith C. (104)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 7:39 pm
Signed.
 

Betty Kelly (2)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 7:41 pm
Zimerman Targeted Martin and ignored orders to stay in car. I believe Trayvon was using self defense from being stalked when he was shot. The jury turned a dangerous man loose.
 

GGmaSheila D. (164)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 11:39 pm
Signed 7-14-13. Travesty - both the killing and the verdict.

I blame the NRA for the laws alloing a yo-yo like Zimmerman to have a gun. He was a murder, not an accident, waiting to happen. How many more like him are out there??
 

jess b (24)
Monday July 15, 2013, 1:44 am
ADD YOUR NAMESTO PETITION ON " WE THE PEOPLE" - white house petition
whitehouse.gov

petition to JUSTICE DEPT - ERIC HOLDER, ATTORNEY GENERAL

AND : NAACP WEBSITE PETITION ADDRESSED, ALSO TO ERIC HOLDER, JUSTICE DEPT.

PLEASE HELP SPREAD ON FACEBOOK/TWITTER

JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON! JUDGE SUPPRESSED EVIDENCE 9AUDIO EXPERTS)
DECLARE A MISTRIAL
JURY NOT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE POLULATION: ALLWOMEN, WHITE EXCEPT ONE
NO MALES ON JURY
ZIMMERMAN ASKED BY POLICE IF HE WAS FOLLOWING TRAYVON- HE SAID YES, WAS TOLD NY POLICE "DON'T DO THAT"
... HE CONTINUED, ANYWAY, DISREGARDING POLICE!!
THIS IS WHY THIS HAPPENED, AND BECAUSE ZIMMERMAN HAS SERIOUS PSYCHOLOGICA ISSUE/PERSONALITY PROBLEMS AND STALKED TRAYVON!
THEN HE STARTED AN ALTERCATION - TRAYVON TOLD HIM TO LEAVE HIM ALONE - IT WAS HEARD ON HIS CELL PHONE. Zimmerman PURSUED HIM.
THEN, WHEN HE SAW THAT THE BOY WAS TRYING TO DEFEND HIMSELF - AND STOOD UP FOR HIMSELF THE ALTERCATION STARTED, WITH ZIMMERMEN KILLING TRAYVON.
I HAVE HEARD ZIMMERMAN'S GUN HAS BEEN RETURNED TO HIM!!! HORROR - WHO WILLL BE NEXT?

THE JUDGE SHOULD HAVE BEEN REPLACED!!! THIS WAS WRONG, UNJUST, AND WE CANNOT ACCEPT THIS.
 

Cal Mendelsohn (983)
Monday July 15, 2013, 2:58 am
signed and noted--thanks Candy
 

John S. (300)
Monday July 15, 2013, 4:07 am
No, good verdict. The only thing I disagreed with was no initial investigation. One it went to trial it was evident they did not have anything, as the judgment indicates.
 

Constance F. (433)
Monday July 15, 2013, 6:49 am
Constance, You signed on July 15, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
State Legislatures
 

Mike Shane (0)
Monday July 15, 2013, 1:17 pm
I support STAND YOUR GROUND! We need to stop backing down to THUGS!!! I would be ASHAMED if I was Trayvon's parents. Embarassed of the actions he took. The evidence is clear. Even the police on the scene would not arrest him due to lack of evidence. The Prosecutor should stop backing down to angry mobs and and support the officers on the ground! If Trayvon was White and Zimmerman was Black, would you feel the same way? If so, then you are a racist.
 

Mike Shane (0)
Monday July 15, 2013, 1:36 pm
**** A 17-year-old boy is dead, shot by a neighborhood vigilante who decided that he would take the law into his own hands. Now, Trayvon Martin's killer l walks free*** Who writes this garbage?

How about this. An athletic high school drop out in a hoodie beats up a neighborhood watch patrol man. During the attack, the patrolman "fearing for his life and further injury" does what anyone would do, shoots the attacker.
 

Robert K. (31)
Monday July 15, 2013, 1:55 pm
This is proof of the stupidity of stand your ground laws. Before Florida passed this law which makes no sense on any level, it was illegal and murder to do what Zimmerman did. You were required to do any and everything possible to escape the situation and could only use a weapon if escape was impossible or if you were defending the life of another.

The only one in the Martin-Zimmerman encounter justified in standing his ground was Travon.

Being white, I cannot say how it feels to be black, but as a 60s long hair I got a hint of what it may be like. In Texas I was chased by a pickup truck with 2 armed rednecks, but since I had a hot car, (not stolen, high performance) and I was a better driver, when they forced me off the road at 75 MPH, I sped up to 110, got back on the road and left them in the dust.

Then there was the time I rode a bus in Birmingham as a soldier in 1958 with a black friend from my company and if we hadn't been in uniform, I'm almost certain we would have been killed right there on the bus.
 

Robert K. (31)
Monday July 15, 2013, 1:56 pm
Mike Shane, you're a moron!
 

Mike Shane (0)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 11:22 am
Robert, enough with the name calling. Fight me with the facts! Martin was on bottom being beat in the face, you can die this way, it is possible. He defended himself as he was bing attacked. He shoudl be able to STAND HIS GROUND against a BULLY!!!
 

Mike Shane (0)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 11:27 am
BTW - what is with all the old pictures of Trayvon. Why the 12 year old pictures and not the 17 year old young man pictures. All about perception of the guilty.
 

marilyn davis (0)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 1:19 pm
Zimmerman stated that this unarmed scared boy said "your going to die tonight," Then, he said Trayvon said "you got me," sounds like too many late night "grade B" movies to me. Just more proof of his cop wannabe, his desire to transform his little self into the neighborhood saviour. No one questioned it, that I heard. Then the juror said it was" late at night," Is 7:00 p.m. late? How do things get so messed up? Still think it is time for professional jurors, at least for the big cases, as a starter.
 

Robert K. (31)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 6:05 pm
Enough with the name calling? Sorry dude, but when you make moronic statements you ARE a moron. It's not "name calling" but it IS stating an easily observable fact.

Name calling would be if, say, I called you a thug without knowledge.
 
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