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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Tensions are rising nationwide because of the case of an unarmed black teenager shot to death by a Neighborhood Watch captain in Florida. Protests have been held throughout the country. Now a Wilmington man is organizing another for this weekend.

It has been a month since a Neighborhood Watch volunteer claiming self-defense shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Now rallies are calling for the arrest of Martin’s shooter, George Zimmerman, and to raise awareness.

Ivan Redmon is organizing a rally for Saturday here in Wilmington. He has six sons and says what happened to Martin is a wake-up call for all black people and especially parents.

Redmon compares Martin’s killing to the death of 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955. He says it is proof we have a long way to go until achieving equality.

“I think it’s important to do this in Wilmington for two reasons. We remember the Wilmington 10, and we also remember the race riots of the 1800s,” Redmon said. “We have to make sure that we stay in check and make sure we know what’s going on in our communities. We don’t want a Sanford, FL, in Wilmington.”

Redmon says protesters plan to all wear black hoodies that say “I am Trayvon” on them, in memory of the teen.

The rally in Wilmington is planned for Saturday at 8th and Red Cross Streets. It starts at 5 p.m.

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Commonsensenotcommontoday
2015 years 9 months ago

1. Why did this story linger for almost three weeks before it burst on the national scene? Were they worried about it knocking the phony-baloney “War on Women” out of the headlines? Is this the latest orchestrated event, trying to call back straying Blacks and convince them to vote for Obama?

2. Why does the media insist on using this VERY old photo of Martin, portraying him as a little kid, when he was nearly a grown man?

3. Why is his mamma SOOOO upset with his death that she’s trademarking “I am Trayvon: nad “Justice for Trayvon?”

4. Why is the White House and Eric Holder suddenly mute when it comes to the Black Panthers putting out a $1 million bounty on Zimmerman?

This is an unfortunate yet rather insignificant local murder that is being escalated by the left-wing in an attempt to revive their long-dead war on firearms and self-defense. There is NOTHING in the Florida law that undermines the basic requirement for applying deadly force, and if Zimmerman is judged to have failed to meet those requirements, his case will be presented to a grand jury and he will likely be indicted.

If he is indicted, goes to trial and is convicted, you won’t see White or Hispanics rioting and burning Sanford Florida to the ground. If, however, he is not indicted or is acquitted at trial….

….well, let’s just say that a double-standard IS very much alive in this country.

Guest6969696969
2015 years 9 months ago

Three examples of stellar young men and women who are all great Americans and in two cases have said “I am Trayvon” either literally or through their protests:
First this, LINK–> http://www.local10.com/news/Police-Trayvon-protesters-ransack-store/-/1717324/9719674/-/xctonpz/-/index.html
NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. –

North Miami Beach police said surveillance video shows dozens of high school students demonstrating in the Trayvon Martin case Friday ransacking a Walgreens store.

The incident occurred during a walkout from North Miami Beach Senior High School in support of Martin, 17, who was fatally shot in Sanford.

Sounds like a bunch of great citizens! I say charge them all as adults.

Then there’s this; after all ransacking a store is a petty thing compared to severe beating and kidnapping:
A Millersville University student is charged with severely beating his ex-girlfriend and kidnapping her from a campus dormitory this weekend.

Akeem M. Johnson, 24, punched the victim at least 10 times Saturday morning before forcing her from her room at Burrowes Hall and into his car, according to a police affidavit.

…..

On Friday night, he stood prominently at an on-campus rally regarding the death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, holding a sign saying, “I am Trayvon Martin.”

link–> read more: http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/612551_Police–MU-student-severely-beat–kidnapped-girlfriend.html#ixzz1qLcboEtb

Well now.

Oh, and finally you remember the New Black Panther guy who offered a $10,000 “reward” for the unlawful kidnapping of Zimmerman on national television? He was busted for allegedly being a felon in possession of a firearm in Georgia yesterday.
LINK–> http://www.ajc.com/news/bond-set-for-new-1398575.html

Incidentally, his bond was set at…. wait for it….. $10,000.

Gee, three wonderful examples of fine citizens we have that are either rioting, kidnapping, or violating both laws and the peace in general.

And that’s just in the last day or two.

Are the law-abiding citizens in this country ready to stand up and say in a loud, clear and consistent voice: “This crap stops right here and now, and that is not a request” or must we wait until we have all-on riots egged on by these sorts of clowns first?

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karl denninger @ http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=203972

Guestsnc
2015 years 9 months ago

Former Sen. Arlen Specter in his recent biography talks about how he was a wayward teen who got into some serious mischief. But time, and a mind/spirit to change — he put away “childish things”. I have a good friend whose son had issues with vandalism…today he is a college grad and a responsible member of the community. I don’t know WHY OR HOW Trayvon’s school record was leaked to the public. Whoever did it should be fired and severely punished. Unlike Mr. Zimmerman, Trayvon was never CHARGED OR ARRESTED for any criminal acts. Not sure WHY Mr. Zimmerman was even eligible to own and carry a weapon given his very checkered past with the law. I hope states look at this “stand your ground” law again. If Mr. Zimmerman pursued or interacted with Trayvon in any way, he lost his claim of “innocent bystander”. He should have NEVER PURSUED him; he should have called 911 and waited for police; he COULD HAVE called other neighbors and asked them to keep an eye out for the young man and report his whereabouts. There is a REASON WE HAVE PROFESSIONAL POLICE OFFICERS. If they had been allowed to handle this, TRAYVON WOULD PROBABLY STILL BE ALIVE!

disgusted
2015 years 9 months ago

Dont understand why this did not get media attention!!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/05/teenagers-set-boy-on-fire_n_1320993.html

A hispanic and a black boy?? And this is racist?? Let the court decide what happened! Looks like there is evidence of “I am Trayvon” trying to attack the mexican dude. Self defense? Maybe maybe not but you can rest to sure mom and the self proclaimed Reverends will continue to spread race remarks like they always do!

GuestTired
2015 years 9 months ago

Was the other gunman on the grassy knoll?
Was 911 a plot by the our government to bankrupt the economy?
Were we really attacked in the Gulf of Tonkin or did we just use this as an excuse to go to war?
Is there really a Santa Claus or is this a plot by liberals to indoctrinate children to Socialism?
Common, you have really hit an all-time low this time. You seem to get crazier every day.

 

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