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Trayvon Martin Death Occurred Due to Racial Profiling

The mother of Trayvon Martin spoke about how he was shot dead by George Zimmerman due to the sick policy of racial profiling. She blamed the system that was biased against colored people and said that her son’s tragic death had occurred due to this flaw in America’s edifice of law and justice.

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Trayvon Martin Death Occurred Due to Racial Profiling

Speaking to a large audience of people in Salt Lake City, Utah, Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin railed against the conditions which were responsible for her son’s death at the hands of a law which couldn’t differentiate between good and evil. 

The event was the 30th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Many people sported T-shirts that proclaimed that Trayvon Martin’s life had no price since it was priceless. 

Sybrina spoke eloquently about the meaningless shooting of her son while he was on the way to meet his father. A neighborhood watch volunteer named George Zimmerman had interrogated him on the way. The two got into a scuffle and Zimmerman shot him in the chest leading to his death. 

Later on when matters reached the court, Zimmerman was acquitted due to his having acted in self defense. The law didn’t charge him with anything even though his girlfriend too came out with allegations that he had once pointed a gun at her and tried to asphyxiate her. 

Trayvon’s mother said that racial profiling was alive and well in America. And she said that this was not just about her son. So many other people in America could have their sons killed in the future simply due to a dumb law.

The fact that her son was wearing a hood and had dark skin color showed that there is something very wrong with America’s criteria. Trayvon’s mother also said that this thing was not confined to her locality. It could happen anywhere, even in Salt Lake City, Utah.  

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Let's Tell It Like It Is

Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

We witnessed the "scenario" taking place in Fergerson, Missouri before. More often than not a white police officer shoots an unarmed, young black man under circumstances where it would appear less-than-deadly force was an option that could have pursued in connection with the effort to arrest the young black person. While initially withholding the name of the officer who fired the shots that killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, Jr., the Ferguso ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post 4 days ago, 4:20pm CDT
 


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Obama's insidious racism

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Source: WND  Full article at: WND 6 days ago, 6:33pm CDT
 

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'The Onion' Comments On Ferguson Tragedy With Striking 'Unarmed Teen' Cover

Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

On Friday, "The Onion" gave stunning commentary on the shooting of young men like Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin before him, with its "The Onion Magazine" cover on "Unarmed Teens." The image follows up a story the faux-news publication ran on Thursday, "Tips For Being An Unarmed Black Teen," wherein young African-American men are encouraged to, among oth ...
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Obama Steps Into Another Racially Charged Incident

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Ho Sit Down: Draya Calls Mike Brown’s Murder An “Accidental Death” And Says Race Isn’t An Issue In America!

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Just be pretty and STFU Draya! Draya Talks Race And Says Mike Brown’s Murder Was An Accidental Death We recently have reported on the senseless murder of Missouri teenager Mike Brown who was gunned down by local police. After ugly incidents of rioting and looting occurred in the St. Louis suburb, the emotions ran raw as the entire community took to the streets to voice their collective anger and frustration with t ...
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Activists Press United Nations to Address 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

Source: Big Government

United States civil rights activists pressed the United Nations to take more action against “Stand Your Ground” laws passed in over 20 American states. The groups made their case in a hearing with the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, explained in her testimony that her son was killed by a man who considered him a threat, and she brought up Stand Your Gr ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government Aug 14 2014, 12:07pm CDT
 

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Tear gas fired at protesters after US teen's death

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WASHINGTON: Missouri police fired tear gas and smoke bombs late Wednesday (Aug 14) at a crowd of protesters demonstrating against the death of an unarmed black teen by an officer, US media reported.CNN and other media reported that police officers in riot gear marched toward the protesters near a burned out gas station where demonstrators have gathered in the town of Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb. Police separately arrested two journalists reporting on the unrest that ha ...
Source: Channel News Asia   Full article at: Channel News Asia Aug 13 2014, 11:25pm CDT
 

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Tear gas fired at protesters after US teen’s death: reports

Source: Asia One

Missouri police fired tear gas and smoke bombs late Wednesday at a crowd of protesters demonstrating against the death of an unarmed black teen by an officer, US media reported.CNN and other media reported that police officers in riot gear marched toward the protesters near a burned out gas station where demonstrators have gathered in the town of Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb.Police separately arrested two journalists reporting on the unrest that has roiled Ferguson sinc ...
Source: Asia One   Full article at: Asia One Aug 13 2014, 11:07pm CDT
 

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New police shooting in US suburb reeling from teen death

Source: Asia One

WASHINGTON - Missouri police Wednesday shot and critically wounded a man brandishing a gun, in the same suburb where an unarmed black teenager was killed by police just days ago.Aspiring college student Michael Brown, 18, died Saturday in a police shooting in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, sparking rioting and stirring comparisons to the February 2012 fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.Early Wednesday police fired several shots at a 19-year-old wh ...
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