All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘sybrina fulton’

Trayvon Martin: Mom Says Whites Don’t Get It; ‘We Have a Right To Be Safe’

Trayvon Martin was not the first black youth to be held as an example of lack of justice for violence against blacks. And he certainly was not the last. Trayvon Martin’s killer was “on patrol” for a neighborhood watch program. The recent events in Ferguson surrounding the death of Michael Brown, as well as the events in New York regarding …

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Trayvon Martin: Friend Keeps Commitment to Late Teen

Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman back in 2012, and his good friend Rachel Jeantel spent the last moments of the teen’s life with him–on his cell phone–following the incident. On Friday Jeantel fulfilled a promise she made to Trayvon Martin before he died–she graduated from high school. Trayvon’s mother was there for the ceremony. There’s more to simply …

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Trayvon Martin’s Mother: Reform “Stand Your Ground”

Sybrina Fulton, the mother of the teenager killed by George Zimmerman on February 26th of last year, spoke in front of a Senate panel on Wednesday, according to the Washington Post. Her objective was to ask Senate to clarify and reform the wording of the now-controversial “Stand Your Ground” Act. The particular case of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman began …

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Trayvon Martin’s Family Speaks at MLK Commemorative March

Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old Florida teen shot and killed in February 2012, has received the greatest volume of media attention from most any legal case in recent history. The allegedly racially-charged shooting trial finally ended last month when a jury acquitted neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, citing that there just wasn’t enough evidence to find him guilty of murder. Now, Trayvon …

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Trayvon Martin’s Mother: Screams Were My Son’s

Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, has testified in court in the case against George Zimmerman. Zimmerman is accused of the February 26, 2012 shooting of Martin after having called 911 to report a suspicious figure in his gated community (Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain, had made similar calls several times over the previous six months). When asked by Prosecutor …

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