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March 23, 2012

Justice for Trayvon Martin Rally - Monday in Pittsburgh

UPDATE: Photos and video from the rally here.

Trayvon Martin

Via Facebook (RSVP there):
Remembering Our Lost

Please join the Black Graduate Student Organization at Carnegie Mellon University as we rally for justice and remembrance of Trayvon Martin. THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS IN PITTSBURGH.

MARCH 26, 2012 12:30-1:30 PM ON THE LAWN (by the fence) of CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY. [map]

We seek justice, not only for his family and friends, but in honor of all racially profiled, stereotyped, and unjustly convicted citizens of this country, whose voices have long been suppressed and whose lives are often subject to overt discrimination and criminalization in a biased justice system.



All students, community leaders and activists, and residents to come and discuss the role of ethnic/racial profiling, stereotypes, and judicial bias in perpetuating violence and against minority groups in the United States. ALL ARE WELCOME.

I'm assuming that no one who reads this blog at this point is unfamiliar with the racially-motivated murder of Trayvon Martin and the police inaction and misactions in this case (David blogged on an aspect of it here). Think Progress has a good rundown of it here and the Huffington Post has a news page devoted to it here.

Sometimes there are issues and stories that I want to write about, but feel too overwhelmed to do so. This is one of those stories where I've collected dozens of links, but haven't managed to publish word one. I'm glad that I can post something positive -- a rally that I hope anyone who can will attend. I will be there. Also, if you haven't already, please sign the petition at change.org calling for justice -- there are currently over 1.5 million signatures. (I do believe that social networking is playing a positive role in bringing stories like this to the attention of the media and the masses and, more importantly, producing actual results.)


Heir to the Throne said...

Why are you using the picture of Trayvon Martin when he was 12 years old.
Oh the child narrative. Not a 6'2" football player.

Winding down said...

Death of Trayvon Martin will be thoroughly investigated by numerous entities.

But fuck that... let's kill Zimmerman. The outrage is sufficient to have a demonstration. Great. . Young black men are killed everyday in many urban neighborhoods by other bms.
Where is the outrage for them and the cultural changes that would ameliorate this phenomenon ?

I confess I did not read the post.....move on folks ..nothing here to see...

Winding down said...

How 'bout the Brighton Pl gangstas? See today's PG

Winding down said...

Why did Holder take a pass in the case of his "peep" being "accosted" the three police officers?

Winding down said...

"by the three

Conservative Mountaineer said...

Can't let the fact that no one except Zimmerman, Martin and God really know what happened to stand in the way of a good old-fashioned rush to judgment, can we?

Where was the same amount of outrage from the leftists/racists when the youngster in Kansas City was doused in gasoline and set afire last week?

Let me rephrase..

Where was the same amount of outrage from the leftists/racists when the WHITE youngster in Kansas City was doused in gasoline and set afire by BLACK PUNKS last week?

Oh, the WHITE kid was not an 18-yo 6' 2" ADULT.

I'll wait to see what the law enforcement/judicial system comes up with.

Ol' Froth said...


Maria said...

"I confess I did not read the post"

That about says it all.

RE: Kansas City. So are you saying that police are refusing to charge anyone in that case?

Winding down said...


You are predictable and consistent..  To make very quick conclusion Based on very preliminary reports ..you drink the port side kool aid ... I did go back and read(more like scan) the post ..nothing unexpected or illuminating. BTW a witness has been reported who lends credence to Zimmerman's rendition of the encounter. When all is said and done I'd bet that Holder will take another pass like he did in the Jordan Miles case. Those nasty, pesky facts keep derailing the popular narrative. Sometimes the racial component does not  lead to the usual knee jerk conclusion.

EdHeath said...

CM, are you really saying that Trayvon Martin deserved to die because he is 6' (that is the figure I say in a link to the police report, but if you want to make up figures, be my guest).

The facts we do know is that Zimmerman in his vehicle followed Martin, exited the vehicle and approached Martin. I can't see how "stand your ground" fits that situation.

But maybe you will say that Martin was driving the vehicle, and followed Zimmerman. After all, if reality is inconvenient for you conservatives, you just change the facts so the rest of us can understand the truth as you see it.

Q said...

First and foremost i need to remind you that the outrage is not towards Zimmerman its the fact the police department did below the minimal to help solve a crime based on the statment of a WHITE man and apperance of a black young adult, i dont think zimmerman is entirely as much to fault as the underlying problem of how black males are viewed by racist whites(men) and then we can deal with the problem of people like zimmerman and their petty prejudices.
Justice will be served one way or another you forget there are still many cases that go on without justice being served. At the end of the day every child white, black, brown should be able to go to the store and go home without being mistreated by anyone if they are not breaking the law AND MINDING THEIR OWN BUSINESS and it stops here.
There is no reason in the world y zimmerman should of got out his car and pursued a child that would result in his death, THAT'S THE POINT
And briefly how do you take a toxicology report on a dead child, but not on the person who just killed a kid and then leave his body unidentified as John Doe for 3 days when he had a cell phone in his pocket which if a monkey would of investigated they would of figured this out and thats just a small example of the reason of the outrage, you cant defend Sanford Police Depts. actions.PERIOD
Skittles, Arizona Iced Tea, Hoodies, Dark Skin, Being over ^ foot tall, Possibly even being under the influence etc. etc. is not grounds for dismissal from earth.

Maria said...

Well said, Q.

Conservative Mountaineer said...

@Ed.. No where did I say nor did I imply that the kid deserved to die. Honestly, I seriously don't see where you get your bullshit ideas.. always trying to read something that is not there. Project much?

Something tells me this case may (not I said 'may' not 'will') reveal a whole set of different facts than has been presented so far. The kid was not a little kid (as portrayed in the media with the picture), he was not a chior boy (suspended multiple times), etc. Zimmerman, on the other hand, apparently ignored the advice of the 911 dispatch. There is much more to this story. On both sides.

In another post, you said white people can go hunting black people because of the current law (or words to that effect). Mmmmm, I think the New Black Panter Party is doing that.. openly putting a bounty on Zimmerman. Will you or any of your lib'ral syncopants chatise that? The Messiah, The One, Barack Hussein Obama sure as hell won't. You guys want racial violence.