Trayvon Martin rallies intensify

verdict rally10(NBC News.com)Rallies in support of Trayvon Martin grew in size and intensity Sunday night as protesters in some of America’s largest cities continued demonstrating their anger at the acquittal of George Zimmerman.

The LA Police Department told NBC News that one arrest has been made during a demonstration after protesters threw rocks at police.

LAPD commander Andrew Smith told NBC Los Angeles that officers fired bean bags at some protesters who threw objects at law enforcement.

In New York City, thousands of demonstrators marched from Union Square to the tourist-heavy Times Square Sunday night, slowing and in some cases halting traffic.

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78 Responses to Trayvon Martin rallies intensify

  1. Eric Holder: Stand Your Ground laws create ‘more violence than they prevent’

    http://on.thegrio.com/13rX7WO

    • Ametia says:

      The NRA & ALEC were crusin’ for a bruisin, and they’re going to get one. The NRA want Aemricans to shoot each other. Frst, if the folks don’t have guns, they can BUY’EM! more ca$h for the NRA. That’s all this is about. Love $$$ use/kill people.

    • Ametia says:

      “Stand Your Ground laws create more violence AGAiNST Black Americans than they prevent’

      There fixed it for your, AG Holder.

  2. Ametia says:

    Attorney General Eric Holder condemns ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws

    By Manuel Roig-Franzia, Updated: Tuesday, July 16, 3:38 PM

    ORLANDO — Attorney General Eric H. Holder strongly condemned so-called “Stand Your Ground” laws here Tuesday in a speech to the NAACP that addressed the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the killing of Trayvon Martin.

    The laws “sow dangerous conflict in our neighborhoods,” Holder said to applause, by “allowing – and perhaps encouraging – violent situations to escalate in public.”

    “These laws try to fix something that was never broken,” Holder said. “…The list of resulting tragedies is long and, unfortunately, has victimized too many who are innocent.”

    More than 30 states, including Florida, have passed “Stand Your Ground” laws, which allow people to defend themselves with deadly force, rather than retreating, if they feel they are in danger or a serious felony is about to be committed

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/naacp-urges-eric-holder-do-the-right-thing/2013/07/16/530425da-ee49-11e2-9008-61e94a7ea20d_story.html?wpisrc=al_comboPN_p

  3. <LIVE VIDEO: Attorney General EricHolder's Address At The 2013 NAACP Convention

    http://ow.ly/n1boj

  4. Ametia says:

    Did anyone see this De la Rionda/Corey interview?

  5. Ametia says:

    The White Female Privilege of Juror B37

    July 16, 2013·by the uppity negro

    Our racial prejudices, the ones that we heard the older people in our family say, the racial jokes about Mexicans without regard for Latino and Hispanic ancestry that isn’t just from one country, or about Chinese or the Koh-reeans to the Aa-rabs, they all inform our worldview. The offspring of these people are forced to navigate murky social waters seeing as how this society becomes more and more pluralistic, it could easily make going to a diverse high school even more challenging if being raised in a household where a certain ethnic group or nationality is constantly looked down upon for everything.

    SNIP

    Based on the interview she gave to Anderson Cooper and despite the mixture of softball questions and relatively solid ones, it was apparent to me that she had no intention of ever convicting George Zimmerman. Regardless of however the prosecution presented the case, she fundamentally believed that Zimmerman was in fear of his life at the moment he pulled the trigger and therefore was legally justified.

    Her interview contradicted itself at many moments and her logic was grandly flawed. Anderson asked if the trial was ever about race, and she said no, and pulled a line from the post-trial interview of Mark O’Mara and Don West that that was a concoction of the media and “others.” This was a grand rewriting of historical facts as Al Sharpton cleared up immediately on Saturday night. The protests came from the fact that Zimmerman was never even initially arrested for the murder in the first place; the initial protests came so that Zimmerman would get his day in court–and so would Trayvon Martin.

    SNIP

    http://uppitynegronetwork.com/2013/07/16/the-white-female-privilege-of-juror-b37/

  6. “What’s Going On”

    Justice4Trayvon!

  7. ‘Hoodies up for Trayvon’ rally in Minneaoplis | http://StarTribune.com

    http://www.startribune.com/galleries/215610191.html

  8. Ametia says:

    Rachel: Zimmerman weak, scared, should have stood on that stand and told the truth.

  9. Ametia says:

    Fuck B37; we don’t believe YOU, either.Rachel ain’t got time for y’all.

  10. Ametia says:

    A CREEPY AZZ CRACKA is A RAPIST, A SHOOTER. Got that folks?

  11. Ametia says:

    School’em Rachel on what a creepy azz cracka is. The police, the man, the whipper, the shooter.

  12. Ametia says:

    Rachel breakin’ down on Piers Morgan.

  13. Ametia says:

    Rachel Jeantel is on Piers Morgan with her attorney.

    • Ametia says:

      Jeantel: I didn’t put Trayvon in that casket. I din’t put him at that funeral. I don’t do death and funerals, and won’t go to my parents.

  14. Zimmerman juror signs deal to write a book about the trial

    http://usat.ly/12B9Lr2

  15. Liza says:

    What went wrong in the Zimmerman case
    July 15, 2013

    I want to reemphasize what I said yesterday because I do not believe it is possible to underestimate the importance of the two primary police investigators vouching for the defendant.

    Investigator Chris Serino and Officer Doris Singleton of the Sanford Police Department testified at the defendant’s trial that they believed his claim of self-defense despite Zimmerman’s minimal and insignificant injuries, numerous lies and material inconsistencies in his stories to them and his admission that he passed up two opportunities to identify himself as a concerned member of Neighborhood Watch and ask the teen if he needed assistance. They did not even arrest Zimmerman.

    And shame on Chris Serino and Doris Singleton for vouching for a child killer.

    I also cringed in dismay watching Don West cross examine Rachel Jenteal. At the time, I thought the jury would feel sorry for her and despise Don West. Apparently, they decided that she was a liar even though she had no motive to lie and much of her testimony was corroborated by other evidence.

    No witness should ever have to endure such lengthy despicable treatment. Bernie de la Rionda should have stopped it with objections to West’s incessant badgering.

    I also was extremely disappointed by Judge Nelson’s decision not to strike the testimony of defense witnesses who violated the sequestration rule.

    Throughout the case, Mark O’Mara kept repeating a false narrative about the case that the news media kept repeating as fact. Bernie de la Rionda requested a gag order three times, but his requests were denied. In retrospect, they should have been granted.

    O’Mara escalated his attack against Trayvon Martin’s character by publicizing inadmissible personal information obtained from Trayvon’s phone after prospective jurors received their summons to jury duty, thereby assuring that most of them would be exposed to extremely prejudicial, irrelevant and inadmissible evidence. In retrospect, Judge Nelson should have held him in contempt and jailed him for that misconduct.

    When all is said and done, I think people will remember this case as a terrible injustice engineered by two dishonest and sadistic lawyers who gamed the system by breaking every rule in the book.

    http://frederickleatherman.com/2013/07/15/what-went-wrong-in-the-zimmerman-case/

    • Ametia says:

      “When all is said and done, I think people will remember this case as a terrible injustice engineered by two dishonest and sadistic lawyers who gamed the system by breaking every rule in the book.”

      And Judge Nelson allowed it.

      • Liza says:

        When Judge Nelson’s Frye decision went down I remember saying that Sanford, Florida, is not the epicenter of legal brilliance. But looking back, there were issues with this judge that, in my opinion, raise some flags. Just sayin’…

      • Ametia says:

        Rachel Jeantel is on Piers Morgan right now.

  16. OMFG!

    Juror B37: “I think George Zimmerman is a man who’s heart is in the right place… He went above and beyond what he should have done.”

    ***********************

    • Liza says:

      God help us, this is only going to get worse.

      The trial made no difference to this despicable, racist, cowardly POS. She took her seat intending to acquit Zimmerman. Nothing the prosecution did made any difference. She may as well have stayed home and called in her vote.

      And now the stupid b!tch is parading her ass as though what she did is something to be proud of.

    • Ametia says:

      GZ MURDERED an unarmed teenager. It’s part of that God’s plan menatality. Lord have mercy.

  17. rikyrah says:

    @princss6
    #B37 she thinks gz told the truth she is sure there were some fabrication and enhancements #Trayvon

  18. rikyrah says:

    @keithboykin59s

    Juror B37: “George Zimmerman is a man whose heart was in the right place…got displaced by vandalism in neighborhood.” #ZimmermanTrial

    • Ametia says:

      Right; that’s why he MISPLACED Trayvon’s with that bullet to Trayvon’s heart.

      These are some sick and EVIL people in Sanford.

  19. rikyrah says:

    @keithboykin
    Zimmerman jury’s first vote: 3 wanted not guilty, 2 wanted manslaughter, and 1 juror wanted second-degree murder.

    @Here_ISound_Off
    State tried to get her struck, and Judge Nelson denied…RT .@Jstice4Trayvon: Can’t believe she was picked. #JurorB37

  20. rikyrah says:

    Every Black performer should #StandWithStevie!

    Lamh had a great idea: Twitter Warriors should tweet Black celebs and ask them if they #StandWithStevie , especially ones who are set to perform in FL and other SYG states.

    ………………………………….

    lamh36

    made it shorter Sepia:

    Stevie Wonder says he will no longer perform in FL until SYC is gone. http://youtu.be/3i9GSbwgvcQ Will you #StandWithStevie

  21. Ametia says:

    NAACP held their recent conference in Central Florida? GMAFB

  22. rikyrah says:

    George Zimmerman’s Old MySpace Surfaces: Full of Racist Statements and Admissions of Criminal Activity! http://t.co/s2Q3mYhKLJ Of course.
    — thefieldnegro (@fieldnegro) July 15, 2013

    • Ametia says:

      Of course the page is full of racists statements. Zimmerman murdered Trayvon because he was black. Got that Angela Corey, you NIT WIT!

  23. rikyrah says:

    anyone tweet Tom Joyner about why is he still holding his Family Reunion in Florida?

  24. B37 is going to be on Anderson Cooper tonight.

    • Liza says:

      She’s a despicable, racist, cowardly opportunist b!tch. Amazing how these people already want their 15 minutes of fame. Her stupid a$$ should be in a church begging God for forgiveness for her evil deed instead of being on TV. Shame on Anderson Cooper for having her on his show.

  25. rikyrah says:

    White Privilege: Responding to Zimmerman Verdict with Paean to the Rule of Law

    By: Crissie BrownJul. 15th, 2013more from Crissie Brown

    Andrew Cohen of The Atlantic is one of many pundits offering paeans about the rule of law today. Hello, White Privilege.

    Cohen begins:

    In the next few hours and days you’ll likely be inundated with analysis and commentary and solemn expressions of outrage or joy about what the acquittal of George Zimmerman means – to the nation, to its rule of law, to its politics, to its racial divide, to its deadly obsession with guns, to Florida’s ALEC-infused justice system, and to probably 100 other things I can’t list off the top of my head. This is what happens when a verdict comes down in a high-profile criminal trial – when life or liberty are on the line and the country is split, and angrily so, upon the wisdom and the justice of the outcome.

    We’ll never know exactly what happened on that dark, rainy night, he concludes:

    And what comes next, surely, is a wrongful death civil action for money damages brought against Zimmerman by the Martin family. That means another case, and perhaps another trial, with evidentiary rules that are more relaxed than the ones we’ve just seen. And that means that a few years from now, after Martin v. Zimmerman is concluded, we’ll likely know more about what happened that night than we do today. That’s the good news. The bad news is that no matter how many times Zimmerman is hauled into court, we will never know the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth about what happened that terrible night.

    And since we can’t know “the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth,” his argument ends tacitly, we should accept the verdict because … well … “the rule of law” is better than the alternatives.

    Except the rule of law was not better than the alternatives for Trayvon Martin, just as it wasn’t for too many young, black men in the U.S. Far too often, if you’re a young, black male and you walk too fast, or too slow, or in the wrong place, or at the wrong time, or just happen to “look suspicious” … “the rule of law” is to beg for mercy and hope you live to see the next day.

    And if you don’t beg quickly enough or in quite the right way and the other person decides to kill you, then far too often “the rule of law” is that your parents get to bury you, your killer gets to walk away, and a white person gets to write a hand-wringing article about how the justice system is imperfect but it’s better than the alternatives.

    And it is … if you’re white.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2013/07/15/white-privilege-responding-zimmerman-verdict-paean-rule-law.html

  26. rikyrah says:

    From Miranda:

    Miranda

    Because even we will subconsciously allow a justification when a less than stellar black teen is killed by the police. We will be outraged and upset..but if the teen was being arrested or questioned – we’ve been conditioned to allow our anger to be tempered with a “well if only he/she had…..(insert whatever). With the Trayvon case – we literally could not conjure up anything to dminish the anger. Trayvon didn’t live in the projects – he wasn’t being raised by a poor single mom with 8 other kids. He wasn’t in a gang. This was a middle class black child walking home from the store – so there is no place for us to go to try and make it make enough sense to ease the burden.

  27. rikyrah says:

    @JeffersonObama
    On July 18, 1964, acquitted MIssissippi Burning Sheriff & muderer Rainey sued NBC for slander. Same old BS 50 years later. Vigilantes.

  28. rikyrah says:

    The Whole System Failed
    By CHARLES M. BLOW
    Published: July 15, 2013

    In a way, the not-guilty verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman for his killing of Trayvon Martin was more powerful than a guilty verdict could ever have been. It was the perfect wrenching coda to a story that illustrates just how utterly and completely our system of justice — both moral and legal — failed Martin and his family.

    This is not to dispute the jury’s finding — one can intellectually rationalize the decision — as much as it is to howl at the moon, to yearn for a brighter reality for the politics around dark bodies, to raise a voice and say, this case is a rallying call, not a death dirge.

    The system began to fail Martin long before that night.

    The system failed him when Florida’s self-defense laws were written, allowing an aggressor to claim self-defense in the middle of an altercation — and to use deadly force in that defense — with no culpability for his role in the events that led to that point.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/16/opinion/the-whole-system-failed.html?_r=2&amp;

  29. Ametia says:

    STAND WITH STEVIE!!!

  30. rikyrah says:

    @VibeMagazine “You can’t just talk about it, you’ve got to be about it.–Stevie W explaining why he won’t perform in FL until SYG is gone.

    @psddluva4evah5m

    @VibeMagazine maybe Black Twitter should aske Black celebs, entrepaneuer and visionaries if they #StandWithStevie

    @psddluva4evah 3m
    @goldietaylor shoot, any celeb who really means what they say i.e. “I am Trayvon Martin” needs to #StandWithStevie

  31. Ametia says:

    castle-doctrine-and-stand-your-ground3

    BOYCOTT any of these states for vacations or shopping . Dry up their TOURISM.

  32. Joy Reid on Freedom

  33. Eric Holder says he shares concerns about Trayvon Martin case

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/eric-holder-to-speak-about-zimmerman-case-in-dc-fla/2013/07/15/11e55670-ed57-11e2-9008-61e94a7ea20d_story.html

    With the acquittal of George Zimmerman continuing to reverberate nationwide, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Monday he shares concerns about “the tragic, unnecessary shooting death” of an unarmed black teenager in Florida last year, and he vowed to pursue a federal investigation into the matter.

    In a speech at the social action luncheon of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority, Holder pledged that the Justice Department would “continue to act in a manner that is consistent with the facts and the law” and would work to “alleviate tensions, address community concerns and promote healing” in response to the case.

    “We are determined to meet division and confusion with understanding and compassion — and also with truth,” he said. “We are resolved, as you are, to combat violence involving or directed at young people, to prevent future tragedies and to deal with the underlying attitudes, mistaken beliefs and stereotypes that serve as the basis for these too common incidents. And we will never stop working to ensure that — in every case, in every circumstance, and in every community — justice must be done.”

  34. racerrodig says:

    Tell it Stevie !!!!!

    Boycott every state with this law.

  35. Ametia says:

    Good deal. Meanwhile the GRIFTING lowlife are trying to sell books on the blood & grief of George Zimmerman’s murdering Trayvon Martin.

    • I just read about it. What a disgrace! Greedy grifting heffa! I won’t write on this blog what I really think of her.

      • Liza says:

        I can’t imagine what she thinks she’s got to say. The jury deliberated a relatively short time and probably spent most of that eating their meals. Everything else is on the record.

  36. Petition: Boycott Florida Tourism Until Stand Your Ground Repealed

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/15/petition-boycott-florida-_n_3600422.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009

    A Florida jury’s acquittal of George Zimmerman has enraged a nation, and critics are hoping to hit the Sunshine State where it could really hurt: in its coffers.

    Zimmerman initially claimed Stand Your Ground as his defense in the murder of unarmed Miami Gardens teen Trayvon Martin, who was walking home from a convenience store when the neighborhood watch volunteer allegedly pursued him.

    Although Zimmerman’s defense did not ultimately use Stand Your Ground, the case has put the 2005 law under a microscope with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg claiming such laws “encourage deadly confrontations by enabling people to shoot first and argue ‘justifiable homicide’ later.”

    Outrage over the Zimmerman verdict has funneled into an online petition to boycott the state by withholding tourism until the controversial Stand Your Ground law is repealed:

    Florida is not a safe place to take your family for vacation as long as Florida law permits a citizen to shoot or kill you for merely looking suspicious, and to do it with impunity. Boycott Florida tourism until this dangerous law is overturned. If the murder of Trayvon Martin isn’t enough to get lawmaker’s attention, maybe a loss in revenue to the state would be.

    • Ametia says:

      BOYCOTT ALL THE STATES THAT HAVE SYG LAWS ON THEIR BOOKS.

      EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM. DRY UP THEIR TOURISM. ALEC & THE RACISTS CAN BE DEFEATED.

  37. It’s on & poppin now…

    While performing in Quebec City on July 14th 2013, Stevie Wonder reacts to the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial that followed the shooting of Trayvon Martin. He declares he will not perform in Florida as long as the Stand-your-ground law isn’t revoked there, or anywhere else in the world with such a law.

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