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It's been a year, already since Trayvon was taken from his family/friends.

Posted by on Feb. 26, 2013 at 3:17 PM
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Trayvon Martin's Parents Hold Hoodie Vigil on Anniversary of His Death

PHOTO: This undated family photo shows Trayvon Martin, who was slain in the town of Sanford, Fla., Feb. 26, 2012.
 

 

 

The parents of Trayvon Martin are asking people to mark the one year anniversary of the teenager's death in a controversial case by wearing hoodies during a candlelight vigil tonight.

Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, the teenager's parents, and their lawyers will be hosting a Million Hoodies Candlelight Vigil in New York's Union Square.

They are asking supporters to join them "for a moment of silence in honor of Trayvon Martin and all victims of senseless gun violence."

Communities around the country are expected to host similar events tonight.

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Martin, 17, was shot and killed while walking home unarmed on Feb. 26, 2012 in Sanford, Fla., from a deli near his father's fiancee's house.

George Zimmerman, a volunteer neighborhood watch captain, has claimed the unarmed teen was acting suspicious and that he shot the teenager knocked him to the ground and they began wrestling over Zimmerman's gun.

Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder and pleaded not guilty. A central part of his defense, his lawyer has said, will be Florida's Stand Your Ground law.

Earlier this month, Zimmerman's attorneys were denied a request to delay his murder trial, which is scheduled to begin in June.

The case ignited a national debate on gun control, race and Stand Your Ground laws.

Florida's Stand Your Ground law grants immunity to anyone who uses deadly force, inside or outside his home, if he can reasonably claim he was defending himself. Florida passed the law in 2005 and there are 32 states with similar laws.

Some lawmakers and civil rights groups are in an ongoing fight to have the laws repealed or changed, but so far, none of them have been repealed.


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pamelax3
by Gold Member on Feb. 26, 2013 at 3:30 PM

very sad.. but I am not sure why they are holding the vigil in New York, why not in his home town?

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Feb. 26, 2013 at 3:31 PM


Quoting pamelax3:

very sad.. but I am not sure why they are holding the vigil in New York, why not in his home town?

I wondered as well.

I know many people, in many different places, who are wearing hoodies today in honor of Trayvon.


Jack_Squat
by Silver Member on Feb. 26, 2013 at 3:31 PM
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Ridiculous. Tons of teens die each year in shootings. I'm not taking time out of my day to pretend like this kid was more important than all the others.
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pamelax3
by Gold Member on Feb. 26, 2013 at 3:32 PM

 


Quoting FromAtoZ:


Quoting pamelax3:

very sad.. but I am not sure why they are holding the vigil in New York, why not in his home town?

I wondered as well.

I know many people, in many different places, who are wearing hoodies today in honor of Trayvon.


I guess it will bring more awerness in New York, then some little city in Florida.

 

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Feb. 26, 2013 at 3:32 PM
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Quoting Jack_Squat:

Ridiculous. Tons of teens die each year in shootings. I'm not taking time out of my day to pretend like this kid was more important than all the others.

Yet you took time out to respond.

Move along then...............................

slashteddy
by Bronze Member on Feb. 26, 2013 at 3:33 PM
Damn, I can't believe it's been that long already. That was so horrible.
FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Feb. 26, 2013 at 3:33 PM


Quoting pamelax3:



Quoting FromAtoZ:


Quoting pamelax3:

very sad.. but I am not sure why they are holding the vigil in New York, why not in his home town?

I wondered as well.

I know many people, in many different places, who are wearing hoodies today in honor of Trayvon.


I guess it will bring more awerness in New York, then some little city in Florida.


Perhaps. *shrug*

finnbar
by Bronze Member on Feb. 26, 2013 at 3:34 PM
That's what I was wondering


Quoting pamelax3:

very sad.. but I am not sure why they are holding the vigil in New York, why not in his home town?


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illinoismommy83
by Bronze Member on Feb. 26, 2013 at 3:34 PM
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This. I was born in Detroit and now live in Illinois. Do you know how many teens have died and made headlines in the local newspapers? I hate to be so nonchalant about it, but "shit happens." Trayvon is just another victim and no more special than any other victim.

Quoting Jack_Squat:

Ridiculous. Tons of teens die each year in shootings. I'm not taking time out of my day to pretend like this kid was more important than all the others.


Fallaya
by on Feb. 26, 2013 at 3:36 PM
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He was important to a lot of people. I'm not going either, but I didn't need to make rude and insensitive comments about a dead child. You have a good day, mom...


Quoting Jack_Squat:

Ridiculous. Tons of teens die each year in shootings. I'm not taking time out of my day to pretend like this kid was more important than all the others.

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