911 Call: Trayvon Martin cried for help before gunshot

After repeated calls for the release of the 911 audio in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, the Sanford police department finally released the audio on Friday.

Trayvon’s parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton of Miami Gardens, arrived at Sanford City Hall to hear the tapes.

Martin broke down and “cried like a baby,” when he heard his son pleading for his life on one of the audio tapes.

“You hear a shot, a clear shot, then you hear a 17-year-old boy begging for his life,” said Natalie Jackson, one of the family’s attorneys. “Then you hear a second shot.”

The first shot can be heard in the distance — “a warning shot,” said attorney Ben Crump. The second shot is much closer.

“It is shocking when you hear these 911 tapes,” said Crump. “It was far worse than they thought it was going to be.”

In all, the Sanford police released 8 audio tapes — 7 calls placed to 911 by nervous witnesses, and one call from the shooter, 28-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who claimed he killed Trayvon in self-defense.

“This is an insult to this family,” attorney Natalie Jackson said. “This was not self-defense, this was not manslaughter, this was murder.”

“How can you claim self-defense and you are the aggressor?,” said Trayvon’s distraught father.

Tracy Martin had taken Trayvon to visit a friend who lived in a gated community in Sanford, Florida. Trayvon later left the house to walk to a nearby convenience store to buy a bag of Skittles and a can of ice tea. On his way back, he caught the attention of Zimmerman, who was cruising the neighborhood in his SUV.

Zimmerman called 911 to report a “suspicious person” inside The Retreat at Twin Lakes gated community, about 20 miles north of Orlando.

CLICK to listen to the 911 call

“This guy looks like he’s up to no good, or he’s on drugs or something,” Zimmerman tells the 911 operator. “It’s raining and he’s just walking around looking at houses,” says Zimmerman. The call was one of 46 calls to 911 made by Zimmerman in the past to report suspicious persons.

“He’s just staring, looking at all the houses. Now he’s coming toward me. He’s got his hand in his waistband. Something’s wrong with him,” says Zimmerman in a calm voice.

The 911 dispatcher asked Zimmerman to describe the man’s race and age. “He’s a black male… late teens,” Zimmerman responds.

Zimmerman described Martin as wearing a hoodie and sweatpants or jeans. He continues: “He’s coming to check me out. He’s got something in his hands. I don’t know what his deal is. Can we get an officer over here?”

“These assholes always get away,” he tells the 911 operator. “Shit, he’s running,” Zimmerman says calmly.

The dispatcher told Zimmerman that he was sending an officer.

[A car door slams shut]

“Are you following him?” the dispatcher asks.

“Yeah,” Zimmerman responds.

“Okay. We don’t need you to do that,” the dispatcher says.

“Okay,” Zimmerman replies.

But Zimmerman followed Trayvon anyway. Moments later, a rash of emergency calls placed to 911 from inside the community described a scuffle, cries for help and a gunshot.

But until Friday, Trayvon’s parents and the public were told that the person crying for help was the 200 pound Zimmerman.

In one of the audio tapes, a frightened voice cries out for help and pleading “No! No!” and then wailing, before a gunshot ends the cries.

Mary Cutcher, 31, whose back door was steps away from where Trayvon was shot, said she heard a boy crying, then a gunshot, then the crying stopped.

“I heard someone crying – not boo-hoo crying, but scared or terrified or hurt maybe,” said Cutcher. “To me, it was a child.”

Cutcher and her roommate said they rushed outside to see Zimmerman standing over Trayvon, with one foot on either side of Trayvon’s body. In one hand, Zimmerman held a .9 mm handgun, his other hand was on Trayvon, who was face down in the grass.

Cutcher’s roommate said she asked Zimmerman 3 times what was going on. He told her to call 911. Then he raised both hands over his head in the universal sign of ‘Oh man, I did something bad.’

Police arrived on the scene in minutes. Trayvon’s body was bagged and taken to the morgue, where he was tagged as a John Doe. No one contacted Trayvon’s family even though police had Trayvon’s cell phone in their possession.

Zimmerman was taken in for questioning and released. No charges were filed. Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee said Zimmerman was released because he had a “squeaky clean” record.

But if Lee had actually checked that record, he would have known that Zimmerman was arrested in 2005 for battery on a police officer and resisting arrest. Strangely, all charges against Zimmerman were dropped in that case.

On Feb. 27 — the day after Trayvon was murdered — Tracy Martin called 911 to report his son missing. Police asked him to describe his son. Later, police showed up at the house where Martin was staying. They brought with them a photograph of Trayvon lying in the morgue. The teenager had blood coming out of his mouth.

That’s how a father found out his oldest son was dead.

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117 Responses to “911 Call: Trayvon Martin cried for help before gunshot”

  1. 1
    Ni ni says:

    This is awful! I feel so bad for the dad right now. Im sure he is feeling guilt for taking the son over to the friends house. Everyone, police, involved with this needs to be fired.

  2. 2
    Sandra Rose says:

    ^^^ The police chief is definitely on his way out the door. There was a massive police cover up in this case, and since he’s the chief, his head must roll. :no:

  3. 3
    BayMami_de4 says:

    This is beyond tragic!!! You’re right Sandra this police chief needs to be removed from this case. Zimmerman stalked that child and then killed him. He needs to be charged. My son turns 17 next Tuesday – I can’t even imagine what the parents are going thru right now. RIP young man. I prayer the family gets justice!

  4. 4
    BruhMan5th Flr says:

    I wonder if “WE” would have followed and shot one of theirs would they have let us go? We all know the answer. I am appauled and bewildere3d at the sheer disrespect that has unfolded in this case. A boy is killed for looking at houses that he probably admired and dreamed of owning one day. I remember being young and walking through the suburbs when I would visit my relatives and admiring the homes that people had. But it was never like it was in this neighborhood.

  5. 5
    Smokie says:

    This makes me SO MAD!!! The family should get together and kill this man. They know where he lives. As a parent of two teen boys I can honestly say that I’d be so mad I’d have to kill him. I mean why not? At this point who cares about going to jail. He killed that woman’s defenseless son in cold blood!

  6. 6
    LiberianJewels7 says:

    Awe… This is really heart breaking. Im speechless right now. :-(

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    gbellab says:

    So what happens now? Why isn’t there a public outcry over this? I want to see this on Anderson Cooper, I want a pissed off Nancy Grace to cover this every single night !! This is not right. I want national media coverage! My heart hurts for the parents :(

  8. 8
    BruhMan5th Flr says:

    I mean why not? At this point who cares about going to jail. He killed that woman’s defenseless son in cold blood!
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    Because you know they’d have our asses at the local jail and in orange jumpsuit at 12:00 and the killing would have occurred at 11:59. This is just sickening and frustrating. My cousin said something that made sense. We as a people are frightened of a system that was established to do just that. The thing is we will kill our own brothers and sisters than fight the power

  9. 9
    BruhMan5th Flr says:

    So what happens now? Why isn’t there a public outcry over this? I want to see this on Anderson Cooper, I want a pissed off Nancy Grace to cover this every single night !! This is not right. I want national media coverage! My heart hurts for the parents
    _____________________________

    They never show black kids, Nancy ain’t gon get all self righteous for no Ninja and you know it

  10. 10
    FeFe says:

    @gbellab and BruhMan

    Anderson Cooper covered this story extensively earlier this week…as a matter of fact, he emphasized how race played a prominent role in this situation…

    This is truly sad and heartbreaking and it is VERY obvious that a mass cover-up was involved with the police department along with Zimmerman.

    I’m trying to understand the “spin” in that video Sandra…like why is Obama and the black woman/white woman conversation even a factor in this story??? ehh well, I don’t even wanna go there….

  11. 11
    SweetP1984 says:

    And to think that they were actually going to let this man get away with this. This really piss*s me off. Justice better be served.

  12. 12
    rjk8 says:

    They said he’s Hispanic. Zimmerman sounds Jewish to me.

  13. 13
    iscream says:

    What is up with the President Obama slam at the end of the video? “He never stands up for black men”? This issue is so much bigger than Obama because it was here before he became president and it will be here far after his second term is over.

    OT:

    This story is horrific. I pray this family gets the justice and closure they deserve.

    Listening to that 911 call of Zimmerman shows the mindset of a racist. He kept repeating the boy is looking around. He’s looking at the houses. Maybe he was lost? He was probably coming towards him to ask for directions then became frightened when he saw the guy and ran. I don’t know why this man hasn’t been arrested. It’s bad enough when they allow the Police to kill and hide behind a badge. Now they’re letting rent a cop’s get away with it. SMH

    I pray for our black youth.

  14. 14
    Sandra Rose says:

    Smokie says:

    This makes me SO MAD!!! The family should get together and kill this man.
    ___________________

    Somebody will get him one day. He will step to the wrong one and karma will kick him in the azz.

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    Sandra Rose says:

    FeFe says:

    Anderson Cooper covered this story extensively earlier this week…as a matter of fact, he emphasized how race played a prominent role in this situation…
    _________________

    He sure did.

  16. 16
    Sandra Rose says:

    iscream says:

    He kept repeating the boy is looking around. He’s looking at the houses. Maybe he was lost? He was probably coming towards him to ask for directions then became frightened when he saw the guy and ran.
    ___________________

    Or Zimmerman held up his gun and Trayvon ran. :no:

  17. 17
    Sandra Rose says:

    iscream says:

    What is up with the President Obama slam at the end of the video? “He never stands up for black men”?
    _________________

    I hate to keep repeating that Obama called Sandra Fluke, a white woman, on the phone to apologize after Rush Limbaugh called her a slut. But I’m going to keep repeating it until y’all hear me.

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    amatrex says:

    The police tried to cover this crime up and actually believed they could get away with it. *SMDH* Unfortunately these cops arrest and lockup so many young brothas up every day that they stop distinguishing the thugs from the good citizens (like Zimmerman). So their perception becomes “Black men” equal criminals. That’s why I guess the police force thought they could simply chalk this situation up as just another violent, young, black male who happened to be killed by a vigilant neighborhood watchman.

    The police chief is not only a bad guy but he’s also an incompetent idiot who probably needs to be locked up along with Zimmerman.

  19. 19
    iscream says:

    iscream says:

    He kept repeating the boy is looking around. He’s looking at the houses. Maybe he was lost? He was probably coming towards him to ask for directions then became frightened when he saw the guy and ran.
    ___________________

    Or Zimmerman held up his gun and Trayvon ran.
    *****************************************************
    That’s how it plays out in my head. Makes no sense that he said the boy was coming towards him then ran. I’m sure he had his gun drawn before he even dialed 911. Treyvon died 10 to 20 feet in front of his step mom’s house. If it was dark and he wasn’t use to the area it’s so easy to get confused. Gated community homes usually look identical in structure.

  20. 20
    Posche says:

    Sandra, I could only hear the 911

    tape with Zimmerman and the operator

    not the one with Trayvon.

    Are there more than one available?

  21. 21
    Sandra Rose says:

    I forgot to put in my story that the police lied to Trayvon’s family when they asked why the police didn’t go through Trayvon’s cell phone and call them to let them know he was dead. The police said they needed a warrant to go through his phone. His body was in the morgue as a John Doe. :no:

  22. 22
    Sandra Rose says:

    @ Posche: I’ll see if I can find links to the other calls.

  23. 23
    Ni ni says:

    He’ll probably off himself. He bout aint do it sooner thinking he was gonna get off.

  24. 24
    Kezi says:

    I’ve been trying to keep silent about this until the tapes were released and all the details came out. This is just so freaking sick. The massive coverup and that young boy pleading for his life.

    The only thing he was guilty of was “Walking While Black”. Every time I try to listen to the full audio I get a knot in my stomach and I have to turn it off. :pray: for the family and for Trayvon’s soul.

    If this was the other way around that Black man would be faced the death penalty right now.

  25. 25
    Kezi says:

    I forgot to put in my story that the police lied to Trayvon’s family when they asked why the police didn’t go through Trayvon’s cell phone and call them to let them know he was dead. The police said they needed a warrant to go through his phone. His body was in the morgue as a John Doe. :no:

    _____________________

    That John Doe should be JADN (Just Another Dead Ni–gger)

  26. 26
    MsOnederful says:

    Sandra please follow this story to the end. I know agree with auntie. Obama won’t call this family at all. Now had it been his nephew. O would see to it that the police chief was FIRED without a pension, and the shooter prosecuted to the max. I hate to say this but us as a society don’t really care about stories like this. Unless its one of ours. ;( This is beyond sad.

  27. 27
    MsOnederful says:

    I now*

  28. 28
    rjk8 says:

    @Sandra Rose

    I hate to keep repeating that Obama called Sandra Fluke, a white woman, on the phone to apologize after Rush Limbaugh called her a slut. But I’m going to keep repeating it until y’all hear me.
    ______________________________________________________

    He called Sandra Fluke for the exact same reason he won’t call Trayvon Martins family, politics! Doesn’t mean he cares more for Fluke’s and less for Trayvon. A better barometer of Obama’s concern would be to follow the DOJ and their investigation. Eric Holder and the DOJ wouldn’t investigate without Obama’s approval. What would you prefer a BS phone call or an investigation and charges against Zimmerman? If Obama calls, his influence and possible bias by the DOJ is too easy to claim. Come on! Let’s not be emotional. Let’s be adults about this and think this through This is how white boys handle shyt and make moves behind closed doors all the time.

  29. 29
    Posche says:

    Thank you Sandra..!

  30. 30
    Crickett says:

    The kid was murdered, the guy’s head should be a bounty. He cried for his life as this man cold bloodedly took his life. Everyone involved should be fired without pension. By the way Sandra, I agree with you on most things but Obama and Fluke was political- she was speaking to the house about the abortion bill. Even though someone needs to step in, it’s still a state matter. And as a nurse, I know you know there is no such thing as double jointed (Eva)- more like curved bones due to genetics or calcium defienciency.

  31. 31
    Tania31 says:

    I know I wasted my time but I did write the White House about this, I can’t believe this. I can’t even bring myself to listen to the 911 call. That poor family.

  32. 32
    lovezoe says:

    So sad. Justice needs to be served. Living in Pensacola, I know for a fact that some parts would love to go back to KKK land if they could.

  33. 33
    MUNCHOSGIRL says:

    THIS IS MURDER, THERE IS NO OTHER WAY TO LOOK AT. I TOO BELIEVE HE ALREADY HAD HIS GUN OUT, AND TRAYVON RAN. YOU CAN CLEARLY HEAR IN THE 911 CALL THAT HE CONTINUED TO FOLLOW TRAYVON AFTER THE OFFICER TOLD HIM NOT TO. JUST AS HE SAID TO HAVE THE OFFICER THAT WAS DISPATCHED TO CALL HIS PHONE TO SEE WHERE HE WOULD BE AT.

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  35. 35
    mzwhang90210 says:

    Hello erryoness…erryonesssss.

    My heart goes out to Trayvon’s family. It really does.

    OTH…Is it wrong for me to wish Trayvon’s family would take justice into their OWN hands? Obviously the “powers that be” in that community want to give Zimmerman a medal instead of a set of handcuffs. Squeaky clean record?? Really? In this day and age, they couldn’t have pulled up that racist’s records in 2.5 seconds. They can pull up a Black man’s record quicker than you can sneeze.

    And why didnt they notify the family right away?? To busy covering up evidence???

    I’ve read that the dispatcher told Zimmerman SEVERAL times, to let the authorities handle it. Obviously Zimmerman knew that he’d face consequences if he claimed he was “afraid of a black guy.” Sadly, he was right.

    This makes my blood boil. I’m confused as to why Zimmerman’s home not been torched??? Or him beat to a bloody pulp by an “unknown” assailant??? Wow…just….wow.

  36. 36
    mzwhang90210 says:

    ^^face NO consequences. Sorry…I’m still peeved and can’t type right.

  37. 37
    Tt says:

    You can look at the dude and tell he’s Hispanic. Sorry guys, you can’t blame this crazy one on the YTs

  38. 38
    3halos says:

    ^Florida has enough crazy, racist white people to last a life-time but you are right, this dude right here is MEXICAN for sure. The exaggerated problem with RACE in the south (*as if racism isn’t bad enough) is that in the backward South, the lighter you are, the more likely you are to stand on the opposite side of the road…and if you are identified as a “black”, you can forget about justice quite frankly. I lived in GA most of my life and visited FL frequently. Those areas are as racist and full of cover-ups of any place in the nation.

    And the CRAZIER thing is…you have all kinds of mexicans living in GA and FL downgrading black people and trying to get in a little on the sides of whites by further distancing themselves from other brown people. If you have lived there or live there now, you know EXACTLY what I’m talking about.

    Sadly, this racist Mexican probably justified his actions on the fact that he’s black and probably felt that “HE” (the child) didn’t belong in a gated community. The racist southern white folks think all shades of brown are tainted but the darker you are, the LESS likely you will have ANYONE in the police precinct to stand up for you. Unfortunately, they probably covered this up b/c it’s one less of us on the streets.

  39. 39
    lovezoe says:

    Obama is not the savior of black folks. He isn’t. WE need to be the “Savior” for OUR people. We camp out for Jordans, but we can’t right letters to the Gov. of FL, DOJ, etc?! Don’t expect someone to do something for you when you are nothing for you. He saw a Negra and automatically thought the worst. This man don’t feel any guilt. Nancy Grace should be outside that man house everyday, EVERYDAY! We can camp out at Ahnold hoe house, but not this killer’s house?! Our priorities are the human race is screwed.

  40. 40
    binks says:

    Agree lovezoe, we have to stop looking for saviors and be our own. This is tragic that this kid lost his life over foolishness! Heads does need to roll because this was so far off the track of proper police procedures and handling this case that it’s a joke. Sandra did you see the link to the petition on the other post? Last time I signed it, it was at 2000+ signatures hopefully it hit 10k and beyond.

  41. 41
    lite coffee says:

    lovezoe :cosign: I truly feel it for this family, this could be my son in a few years. It’s sad that we still have to worry about these things so much, life is already hard as it is.

  42. 42
    RIP: Pillow-pet (9/11 - 01/12) says:

    MANY HISPANICS look white. As a matter of fact, I was the victim of a crime and described the perpetrator as being white. When the police arrived, they corrected me, but said that Hispanics are labeled as either non-white Hispanics, or white hispanics.

    There are hispanic people who do prefer to be thought of as white people. They take on the historic American position that because they come off as white, that they are better then black people.

    In the eyes of the law this is a white man of hispanic (and whatever else) descent.

  43. 43
    RIP: Pillow-pet (9/11 - 01/12) says:

    lite coffee says:

    lovezoe I truly feel it for this family, this could be my son in a few years. It’s sad that we still have to worry about these things so much, life is already hard as it is.
    ——————————–

    I know that I wouldn’t have been able to take it, and would have flipped the hell out. The way that the police treated the family, knowing that they had a name and a way of contacting the family through his cell-phone but didn’t, just burns me up.

    I can’t listen to that tape though. There would be no way for me to release the horror and outrage I would feel.

    Poor baby. This law (stand your ground) is legal in 14 states. We are all targets. So, all of these people who like to step up to people and start b.s. over every little thing—side-eyeing people, mad-dogging people; and just plain acting tough and stupid—-better watch out.

  44. 44
    RIP: Pillow-pet (9/11 - 01/12) says:

    #TRAYVONMATIN

    #STOPZIMMERMAN

    #ZIMMERMAN2012

  45. 45
    gbellab says:

    Racist Mexican? His name is Zimmerman. Doesn’t get any whiter than that!

  46. 46
    RIP: Pillow-pet (9/11 - 01/12) says:

    All hispanics are not “Mexicans.”

  47. 47
    Sassy! Muthaf**king, Sassy! says:

    I am waaaayyyyyy toooo empathetic and mentally unstable to listen to this tape. I swear on the children I don’t have yet, I’d have already ran up in his house and killed everybody in it.

    This is ridiculous. And I will NOT listen to this tape as reading this story is already making me wish a few gangs would actually show up to Zimmerman’s house so he would have a better idea of what persons who are “up to no good” look like…..right before they blow his brains out.

    Zimmerman should NOT be breathing. And neither should the police chief. But its the day before Sunday, so ima just pray for justice for Trayvon’s family even if it comes by way of a willing stranger in the middle of the night.

    That is ll. God bless that poor child.

  48. 48
    Ms. Everything says:

    There is NO excuse for this and all the people (black folks included) who want to say racism is dead… here’s your proof that it is not and never will be in the fvcked up country. I wish I could go down to Florida and march and protest with everyone who’s down there :no: That entire police department needs to be wiped out and the punk who shot this child needs to be prosecuted to every extent of the law.

  49. 49
    Sassy! Muthaf**king, Sassy! says:

    @Ms. Everything

    Prosecuted? Uhhh……no. He fired a warning shot. Listened as the boy cried and begged for his life. Then stood over him & shot him. In the back. He was in a dominant position and ddnt shoot him in the leg, foot, arm, but deliberately aimed above his waist.

    FUKK him being prosecuted. Drag him out on his lawn, let him cry, then turn him around a put a bullet through the left side of his back.

    He doesn’t need to waste taxpayers money, time or resources with a trial. The tapes you can hear is his trial.

    Kill him & let’s move on with life.

    Thanks.

  50. 50
    spongebobfan says:

    saying zimmerman is spanish means nothing. racism is not only black vs white. hell some black people hate EACH OTHER, so i dont care what minority zimmerman may be, he clearly profiled this young man, on top of murder, he needs to be charged with hate crime

    With Criminal affairs Obama has to tread carefully, he cant and dont speak out on every injustice that happens, its just not what presidents do. the taylor swift thing and the sandra fluke thing, really, at end of day wasnt much of anything.
    id be in jail if i was father, he lives in same complex as killer, i would get me a (legal) gun, find zimmerman, kill him and plead self defense.
    sad case

  51. 51
    lovezoe says:

    Zimmerman is being protected better than Obama. If he gets a paper cut they gone look at TRayvon family.

  52. 52
    Sassy! Muthaf**king, Sassy! says:

    I don’t see why someone who sees Zimmerman walking down the street can’t just off him & say he looked “suspicious.” If questioned, they could say he was acting real nervous and erratic and last time he did that, he obviously killed somebody so…..

    What’s the problem? The law don’t go both ways.

    It has to suck to be Zimmerman right now. Living every day just waiting for the bullet with your name on it. And he HAS to know its just one shot away. He HAS to. I hope he lives in pure fear and being terrified up to the minute he is finally offed.

  53. 53
    Ms. Everything says:

    :cosign: @LoveZoe and umm whoever keeps calling Zimmerman a Mexican. Do some research, he’s half hispanic which could be almost any race/nationality under the sun. Don’t assume that hispanic means Mexican, and they’re in Florida, chances are he isn’t part Mexican. That being said, many hispanics do have majorly racist attitudes towards blacks, NOT ALL, but many. I experienced that in LA and other places I’ve been and many will admit it themselves. Many were trying to say on other sites that his hispanic background made this not a racial/hate crime as if it made a difference with it does not

  54. 54
    RIP: Pillow-pet (9/11 - 01/12) says:

    Sassy! Muthaf**king, Sassy! says:

    I don’t see why someone who sees Zimmerman walking down the street can’t just off him & say he looked “suspicious.” If questioned, they could say he was acting real nervous and erratic and last time he did that, he obviously killed somebody so…..

    ———————————————-

    The longer he stays out on the street, the more that this is bound to happen. There are 14 states with this law. Anyone can kill anybody for any reason.

  55. 55
    Ms. Everything says:

    Sassy, the problem with that is if any of us take the law into our own hands and do what needs to be done to this man, we’ll be under the jail and he’ll be portrayed as the victim. Let him go to jail, let him catch his due in prison and keep our people out of jail. He’s already hurt and ruined one family, no sense in someone else being hurt by this piece of ****. JMO

  56. 56
    amatrex says:

    @Ms. Everything. You’re 100% right, racism is not dead and unfortunately it will NEVER die. Nobody should ever expect racism to die because it’s a mindset—not a living, breathing thing. And you can’t kill a mindset or a belief system that can be assumed by any man, woman, or child regardless of their race, ethnicity, or nationality. Yes, we currently have a black/bi-racial president in the White House. Yes, the United States has experienced a successful Civil Rights movement that allow people of all races to be treated as equals—and to have our freedoms and liberties protected by law. But those laws will never eradicate the concept of racism, which every human being is capable of harboring in their hearts and minds. Racism not only exists in America—it exists in every country on earth, and that will never change.

    With all that said, folks who commit crimes and injustices against other people on the basis of race should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. In the end, this trigger-happy Zimmerman clown will have to pay dearly for murdering a teenage boy in cold blood. And members of the police force who attempted to cover up Zimmerman’s crime will be brought to justice as well. I am extremely confident of this.

  57. 57
    rockstar says:

    We need to get on out there like our ancestors did. March, boycott and fight back. We are being attacked on all fronts. These Tea Party people won’t be happy until Jim Crow is back in effect. If this happened to any one of my sons someone will not see the light of day ya heard!!!!!!!!!! There are plenty of people that are minoritys that are taking on the rich white elitist mind set. If we don’t start fighting back now, it will be harder to do in the future #civilrightsmovementforever

  58. 58
    lovezoe says:

    I in no way shape or form believe in hate groups, but why do you think they are so prevalent and longlasting? Because they stick together. We as a people don’t do that. Something has got to change. We just can’t come together to get the black man re-elected, we have to stick together to stomp out injustices happening in our own back door. We should not be afraid to live like the Jones’ because white man don’t want us in their neighborhoods. We HAVE to do more. There aren’t even hoses and dogs and we don’t do more. I am going to start with me a be a bigger voice so my children won’t live in fear.

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    Ms. Everything says:

    :cosign: again @LoveZ if I’ve said it once I’ve said it a thousand times. These groups like GLAAD and hell PETA make people afraid to even utter a joke against gays or animals but when it comes to black folks our active groups turn a blind eye, accept half ass apologies or allow scandal to overcast the times when we should be standing up and fighting for our people. We are one of, if not the most, discriminated against, laughed at, kicked down, abused group of people in this country yet we have gotten to the point where those of us with sense sit back and take it, try not to ruffle feathers and just worry about getting by. We focus so much on the future possibilities that we don’t seem to give a damn about what’s going on today. Those of us in the spotlight, rarely use it for positive actions, the media highlights the most ignorant of us all while ignoring the good and no one wants to do something until something like this happens. But in a few months when the furor over this dies down we’ll go back to just quietly getting but if we were to come together again, like we came together in the 50′s, 60′s and 70′s we would be unstoppable. Back then we had faith and motivation, now we have lawyers, doctors, high profile public figures, the education, the numbers, everything to make it work and truly make a change… hell we have a President yet we can’t get it together and work together to bring about a change for us. I’m with you, I can only start with myself and my children and ensuring that we will not be a statistic and we will not sit silently and idly by while our community continues to falter and do nothing. But if we all could just come together and demand a change both from the people in this country but also from ourselves, black people in this country would be unstoppable

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    Tertra114 says:

    My soul is truely hurt right now, i just listened to one of the 911 tapes, and you can clear as day hear Treyvon screaming for help and then the second bullet is fired and his screams stop…..im going to be haunted all night, i just pray justice prevails cause this is disgusting

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    bumblebee says:

    I can’t bring myself to listen to the audio. This is truly horrible and heart wrenching. I :pray: for strength for his family.

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    BigCityGirl says:

    Folks think of ORLANDO, FL as a acceptable and fun place because its the home of Disney World…BUT NOT SO. I was traveling in Orlando on Business. Due to delays my flight didn’t get in until very late. I was on my way to my hotel but was so tired I made a wrong turn and was disoriented for a couple of minutes..I was driving slow and all of a sudden I had blue lights flashing behind me. It was a dark out of the way street..The police asked me for my drivers license and insurance card…I had BOTH along with a CLEAN driving record. He came back to my car and started grilling me with questions…one was WHAT WAS I DOING IN ORLANDO?..This is a free country..am I wrong? Then he SPIT on my rental car and told me it was an accident…I was STEAMING but knew to keep my mouth shut..because no telling what would have happened on that dark seemingly desserted street..if I had gotten smart. It was the LONGEST 15 minutes of my life and here I was in a situation where I was AFRAID for my life in the presence of the POLICE! smdh…

    I am glad this story is getting the national attention it DESERVES…something will be done…TRUST!

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    brownskin A.K.A Creamy says:

    We really wonder how society looks at us as a race, well just flip ur Tv on, check out your social media sites, blog sites, music, umm u are ur problem, and u are ur solution, no need for marching u will kill that too, we have been cursed since the beginning of time, why, cause we are some hard headed people. That hate ourself so much we hate everything that look like us. They will continue to treat u like this, so they can watch u act a fool, like they expect.u are nothing in this country and u never was. But yet u call it ur country, ur not welcome here and neither us the yt man, but the yt man has came up with a plan and make good on it, blk, just say things, tear u down, hurt eachother, do they know this umm yep, :warning: this is not directed to anyone :warning: just my observation as a whole :warning: this has been and epublic announcement.

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    69 says:

    There is a lot of stuff that I could say about this bullsht ratt here but I’m not going there.

    All I know is that this punk btch best get behind bars before those niggas in Florida start to move around. I know how they get down in FL; they are going to kill his ass, and rightfully so.

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    3halos says:

    I did not assume anything. Yes, Hispanic could be anything under the sun. However, his father is Jewish, his mother is Mexican. HIS FAMILY referred to him as a “Mestizo-indian, Jew” who grew up in a “multi-cultural” environment. Mestizo-indian is Mexican. YOU do the research.

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    69 says:

    I know he’s real scared now. He done fcked around and got caught up trying to be hard, but now he’s about to find out what real niggas act like and do to hoes like him. :yes:

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    Ms. Everything says:

    If they’ve come out and said exactly what his background is than cool, I’m not here to argue just point out that everywhere else he’s just been described as Hispanic and it wasn’t until I read these comments that anyone brought up him being Mexican. I don’t need to research cause I don’t care that much I just get annoyed when people make the assumption that hispanic = mexican. So if you have facts, great and thanks for informing me

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    MochaT says:

    bumblebee says:

    I can’t bring myself to listen to the audio. This is truly horrible and heart wrenching. I for strength for his family.
    ______________________________________________

    I can’t listen either. I read the report on CNN yesterday when the audio was released and I just can’t believe this man is free and the police are saying there is nothing that proves his account of events is false. This young man was minding his business and his life was taken because of a hot-head who thought he could get away with it. I am so saddened with the state of this country and those who hold the power to make decisions. This man should have been arrested and held without bond. My prayers are definitely going out to his family.

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    Redeemed777 says:

    Once again, I will remind you that the Bible is CLEAR on it’s description of the characteristics of ALL edomites…

    Whether you like it or not, or believe it or not, EVERY CRIME ( INCLUDING THOSE 400 YEARS OF SLAVERY BRUTALITY ) will be brought to everlasting justice.

    The Bible calls them ” The Border of Wickedness ” and the people to whom God hath INDIGNATION Forever.

    All you Israelites who violated God’s commandments, and went marrying these edomites, you gonna learn the hard way

    All you Israelites that think these edomites ‘ love ‘ you,…yeah you gonna learn

    This bastard edomite killed an Israelite in cold-blooded murder. Judgement for him is set.

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    J Said it! says:

    zimmerman may you have sleepless nights for the rest of your life.. this is out of control. And now we have to sign a petition for justice America! is this America for real. A man kills a kid and we have to get signatures for him to be held accountable..

    zimmerman was lyin on the 911 tapes, it seems as if he was embellishin his story to the dispatcher when he said trayvon was lookin around in peoples yard and that hes comin toward me etc… he wanted to appear that he was about to be attack to have a defense, but zimmerman your day is comin
    its time to fight the powers.. where are our martiin luthers and malcom x’s …we should be concern and afraid my people its only going to get worse… this is the beginning of the revolution

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    J Said it! says:

    zimmerman may you have sleepless nights for the rest of your life.. this is out of control. And now we have to sign a petition for justice America! is this America for real. A man kills a kid and we have to get signatures for him to be held accountable..

    zimmerman was lyin on the 911 tapes, it seems as if he was embellishin his story to the dispatcher when he said trayvon was lookin around in peoples yard and that hes comin toward me etc… he wanted to appear that he was about to be attack to have a defense, but zimmerman your day is comin
    its time to fight the powers.. where are our martiin luthers and malcom x’s …we should be concern and afraid my people its only going to get worse… this is the beginning of the revolution

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    khandi25 says:

    Im at a lost for words, because I don’t understand how it was self defense when Zimmerman chased Treyvon. He was told not to chase him. He already made up in his mind that he was a threat, so he took the law into his own hands and killed a unarmed young man. If he doesnt go to jail, someone is going to take the law into their own hands, and he will end up 6feet under! Another example of how racism is still alive and well in 2012!

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    Redeemed777 says:

    Yall readers should get understanding. I have placed some interpretations for you in parentheses.

    The vision of Obadiah.

    Thus saith the Lord GOD concerning Edom;

    We have heard a rumour from the Lord, and an ambassador is sent among the heathen, Arise ye, and let us rise up against her in battle.

    2 Behold, I have made thee small ( caucasians are the true minorities ) among the heathen: THOU ARE GREATLY DESPISED.

    3 The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock ( describing caucasians ), whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?

    4 Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle (describing the american eagle), and though thou set thy nest among the stars ( space travel ), thence will I bring thee down, saith the Lord.

    5 If thieves came to thee, if robbers by night;…. would they not have stolen till they had enough? if the grapegatherers came to thee, would they not leave some grapes?—-> ( This question is being asked, because the Lord knows how edomites like to STEAL & KILL)

    6 How are the things of Esau ( esau=edom) searched out! how are his hidden things sought up! ( esau is exposed )

    7 ALL THE MEN OF THY CONFEDERACY have brought thee even to the border: the men that were at peace with thee have deceived thee, and prevailed against thee; they that eat thy bread have laid a wound under thee: there is none understanding in him.

    8 Shall I not in that day, saith the Lord, even destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau?

    9 And thy mighty men, O Teman, shall be dismayed, to the end that every one of the mount of Esau may be cut off by slaughter.

    10 For thy violence (slavery) against thy brother Jacob ( Jacob=Israelites ) shame shall cover thee, and thou shalt be cut off FOREVER.

    11 In the day that thou stoodest on the other side, in the day that the strangers carried away captive his forces, and foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem, even thou wast as one of them.

    12 But thou shouldest not have looked on the day of thy brother in the day that he became a stranger; neither shouldest thou have rejoiced over the children of Judah
    ( judah=negroes ) in the day of their destruction; neither shouldest thou have spoken proudly in the day of distress.

    13 Thou shouldest not have entered into the gate of my people in the day of their calamity; yea, thou shouldest not have looked on their affliction in the day of their calamity, nor have laid hands on their substance in the day of their calamity;

    14 Neither shouldest thou have stood in the crossway, to cut off those of his that did escape ( runaway slaves ); neither shouldest thou have delivered up those of his that did remain in the day of distress.

    THE BOOK OF OBADIAH

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    Personally I dont give a damn what color he is, bottom line he is a damn murder :coffee:

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    Redeemed you done came out ya hole I see :coffee:

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    J Said it! says:

    Redeem is going in… im reading

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    Redeemed777 says:

    They are not a people in the eyes of God.

    All doubts & disbeliefs will not stop this prophecy against the edomites.

    They have NO INHERITANCE with God, and this is why they HATE negroes so much, because they know who God’s chosen people are.

    These are just a few passages that show what God really thinks of edomites:

    Exhibit (A) – Whereas Edom saith, We are impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places ( renaissance period ); thus saith the LORD of hosts, They shall build, but I will throw down; and they shall call them, The border of wickedness, and, The people against whom the LORD hath indignation for ever.

    Malachi 1:4

    Exhibit (B) – They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep. ( deep means evil in this context)

    Psalm 64:6

    Exhibit (C) – Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling places to all generations; THEY CALL THEIR LANDS AFTER THEIR OWN NAMES. ( this should be a dead giveaway clue for you unbelieving Israelites )

    Psalm 49:11

    Exhibit (D) – And I will lay my vengeance upon Edom by the hand of my people Israel: and they shall do in Edom according to mine anger and according to my fury; and they shall know my vengeance, saith the Lord GOD.

    Ezekiel 25:14

    Exhibit (E) – Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Edom, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because he did pursue his brother with the sword, and did cast off all pity, and his anger did tear perpetually, and he kept his wrath for ever:

    Amos 1:11

    This is just a few out of the THOUSANDS of verses that speak against Edomites.

    Them and their forefathers sowed evil, and are enjoying the benefits of that evil. On judgement day, they ALL will reap evil FOREVER!!!

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    Redeemed777 says:

    They can talk ALL that BS about ” get over it ” if they want to, but I tell you they aint escaping that everlasting judgement against them. THIS IS BIBLICAL PROPHECY!!!!

    They say, ” we didnt do it, that was our forefathers who did it ” …..I tell you what, they are still till this day enjoying the benefits of slavery….

    …frankly, EVERYTHING they got, or own, or have, or inherited BELONGS TO THE NEGROES, LATINOES, AND NATIVE INDIANS!!!

    More portion of it belongs to the Negroes!!!

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    Redeemed777 says:

    You Israelites ( Negroes, Latinoes, and Native Indians ) should learn to love yourselves, and do business with yourselves.

    Keep all edomites out of your business. The Bible says that edomites are your servants, and you are their masters. —> Ecclesiastes 10:5-7 which says:

    ” There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, as an error which proceedeth from the ruler:

    Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in low place.

    I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth.”

    It’s just a matter of time, all these things that I tell you WILL COME TO PASS, and it aint no dusty edomite that gonna stop it from happening either!

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    Redeemed777 says:

    And to clarify this edomite’s background:

    YOU ARE WHAT YOUR FATHER IS!!

    The bastard’s father is a fake-jew ( negroes are the true jews ). This sucker is an EDOMITE.

    And his dumb mother ( who is an Israelite ) will be brought to judgment for marrying an edomite.

    These so-called ” jewish ” people ARE NOT JEWS!!!

    Negroes are the JEWS, because the word ”jew” is the short from for Judah.

    Judah in the Bible are dark skinned & shades of dark skin.

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    CookieMonsterZ says:

    Injustice has occurred, regardless of race. Though I wonder what would have happened had there been two black people instead? Would the shooter still be excused? As much as we try to be pc about this you can’t deny this boy was murdered.

    And as for the Mexican debate, it is known here in CA that they isolate themselves from others. In the jails they are the only race that cannot mingle with anyone else, so they are separated. Furthermore, they also clash with the immigrants who legally come here and accept their American heritage.

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    CookieMonsterZ says:

    Also, we have no idea what’s happening behind the scenes. Obama could already have the FBI investigating. He is covert like that.

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    pointhimout says:

    and what about all the black guys who stories dont get national attention? We’re still living in a day and age where the squeakiest wheel gets the oil.

    I’m so tired of our stories or situations not being relevant until sm1 white attaches to it. LOL @ Obama giving a schit about this story. If that’s the case then he needs to get ready and answer to so many others. Of course Al and the TNC (typical negro crew) are at the forefront, now that this story has gained so much media attention.

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    pointhimout says:

    oh yeah, nothing will change. This WILL be one of us, or one of your sons one day. Like this family, you may get national attn, you’ll cry, sue and win, and go on with your life. That’s just a sad reality and state of our world. As black people, we’re not safe in lily white areas, and subject to being victims also in all black areas. We just dont get it. I leave out my house and go to certain areas and could possibly get robbed or killed.

    When the next man’s idea of right contrast with your idea of right, someone will lose every time. I’d like to see black folks of every age group being respectful and appreciative of each other. black people really hate themselves or at minimum hate being part of the black race. Will they admit it? No. There are moments I smile with joy when I see some things, but there are far too many where I hang my head in shame.

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    atltx says:

    There’s a black guy that lives in the neighborhood where this young man was killed. In an interview, the gentleman spoke of an email being sent out to community members asking them to be on the look out for…unfamiliar black males. The gentleman…that owns property in the neighborhood admitted in the interview that he didn’t go outside much because he didn’t want to be mistaken for the emailed description. His wife hung her head and cried…during the interview…and hoped her kids didn’t have to deal with this type of life. 1962 or 2012?

    Go to the comment sections of some of the country’s major online news sites…get a good whiff of what THE WORLD thinks of us black folks. Paul Mooney needs to go on CNN and announce that this is the official “black person’s” wake up call. Pres Obama can’t touch this with a long handled spoon…political genocide at this point. We’re angry black males right? Who are we to question good white folk that question us. Still licking wounds from the white cop/henry louis gates thing.

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    69 says:

    “Newly released recordings of 911 calls made when a Florida neighbourhood-watch captain shot and killed an unarmed African-American teenager are fuelling community outrage and allegations of police bias.

    George Zimmerman, 28, claims he shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in self-defence, believing a suspicious teen was roaming around his Sanford, Fla. neighbourhood.

    On the night of Feb. 26, Martin was returning to his father’s gated community, where he had been watching the NBA All-Stars game on TV. He had dashed to a nearby convenience store during a break in the game and was only holding a bag of Skittles candy and a bottle of iced tea when he was shot.

    “This guy looks like he’s up to no good or he’s on drugs or something,” Zimmerman is heard telling the dispatcher in one of the 911 recordings just released by police. “He’s got something in his hands. I don’t know what his deal is.”

    “These a*******, they always get away,” he says.

    “Are you following him?” the dispatcher asks Zimmerman at one point during the call.

    “Yeah,” Zimmerman replies.

    “OK, we don’t need you to do that, OK?” the dispatcher says.

    But shortly afterward, a shot was fired, prompting frantic 911 calls from neighbours.

    “He just said he shot him,” one of the residents can be heard telling the dispatcher. “Yes, the person is dead lying on the grass. Oh my God.”

    Martin’s parents and local residents are outraged that police have not laid any charges against Zimmerman. They allege police either botched the investigation or turned a blind eye because the teen is black and the shooter is white.

    In a letter to a Florida newspaper, Zimmerman’s father said his son has received death threats and moved out of his home. The father also said Zimmerman is Hispanic and grew up in a multiracial family.

    “He would be the last to discriminate for any reason whatsoever …,” the letter said. “The media portrayal of George as a racist could not be further from the truth.”

    Critics also question why police did not look into Zimmerman’s criminal record while investigating the shooting. He has been arrested before for assaulting a police officer.”

    I told y’all. Those Goons in FL are going to get this man. I hate to sound so harsh, but I can’t wait to read and see pictures of what happens to this Porky Pig looking bastard. :yes:

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    ELove says:

    JUST DISGUSTING !!!

    And I DIDN’T listen to the audio but I’ve read The VAST MAJORITY of These Comments Though :coffee:

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    i signed the petition on change.org to have this murderer arrested. hope it helps. i’m also willing to protest. the way this is being handled is beyond atrocious. i want justice for this poor young man’s family. we need to stand up NOW bc they seem to think jim crow laws r in effect again the way the r attacking us for being BLACK :coffee:

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    rozb says:

    Thank you, Sandra for staying on top of this. I wish more blogs put this story at the top of their sites.

    If celebrities can come out kicking and screaming about Kony 2012, surely they can support justice for Trayvon and his family.

    Hey Fayla, Whipfinity goddess! I love my Whipfinity!

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    J Said it! says:

    they wanna take a blacks man life for granted.. they are asking for war.. lets go eye for eye.. we out number them!!!

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    RIP: Pillow-pet (9/11 - 01/12) says:

    I HOPE THAT BLACK PEOPLE will stop referring to themselves and one another as niggas, bytches, and hoes. Young people do not need to grow up listening to their elders on the radio, and anywhere else, telling them that they are niggas. We do not need to be making fabulous millionaires and STARS out of people who go around the world making money by calling their own people niggas.

    Black people talk like this because it is expected of them and it is how they have been referred to since they were brought to these shores.

    I am sure that Zimmerman thought he could bag himself a nigga—a useless and unloved human being, who is not only hated around the world, but hated right here in the United States—-by other niggas.

    This self-hatred learned from the plantations of bygone years must stop!

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    Ms. Everything says:

    @J who exactly do we outnumber?? According to the 2010 census there were 50,477,59 people who identified hispanic, 196,817,55 people who identified white non-hispanic and only 42,020,74 people who identified as black. Of the major and prominent ethnic/racial groups in this country we are THE minority. So unless you’re trying to go eye for eye with the asians ummm “shrugs:

    Anyway, I understand wanting to get even, I understand wanting this pos to suffer the same fate as the child he killed but what people are failing to realize is that the person who comes after this lunatic will end up rotting in prison. The only people who could get away with an insanity plea and walk is his parents and to be honest, in Florida with the racist pricks running that place, even they would probably fry. This is one of those situation where physical retaliation is going to hurt the cause and case more than help it. The second one of us lays a hand on him, he’ll be the victim, the media will play it up as black folks are violent thugs by nature, and the little ground that could be won in this case will be instantly lost. The courts can’t fix everything IF he goes to trial, but best believe if he gets tried and convicted he will not make it in prison and if he isn’t God will get him in the end. Everybody calling for war needs to think about that

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    J Said it! says:

    I was referring to the law but hey, never believe census the numbers are always flawed….

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    Daisy says:

    @NiNi What friends house? I thought his father lived in the neighborhood.

    I :pray: JUSTICE is served and I too think President Obama is working behind the scenes with Atty Gen Eric Holder. He only reached out to the girl because of POLITICS he is after all a POLITICAN!

    I agree with whoever said they believe Zimmerman was lying to the cops about Trayvon looking around at houses IF anything he may have been lost since he was visiting his father.

    :obama:

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    GoldenGurl says:

    Ohay, the authorities aint trying to arrest this biatch azz muthafukka #Zimmerman? OK, just know tha streets is watchin yo biaotch azz. Proceed wit caution fool. RIP Trayvon…

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    SuthernBelle4 says:

    Auntie, thanks so much for keeping up with this story. I noticed not a lot of popular urban blogs have which is a disappoint within itself. This story has shaken me to the core because so many people inside as well as outside of the country don’t know the struggles of Blk folks in America. I will never forget this Arab guy had the nerve to tell me since I had never gone out the country out of the time, I should appreciate America. Its moments like this where I recognize that until we care about each other and change the system no one is going to acknowlege our struggle or care about. We as Blk people need to stop depending on others and depend on ourselves cause AmeriKKKa is letting us know and has been letting us know they don’t give a DAMN about us.

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    lovezoe says:

    Watching the mom on TODAY. I am not really liking the way Matt Lauer doing the interview. He asking the mom has he ever been in trouble, the mom asked not to play the tape, he gone read some of it to her. This is so heartbreaking, so heartbreaking.

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    Iheart says:

    This SOB’s face literally makes me sick to my stomach :cuss: I have not heard the 911 call and I really don’t think that I can listen to it :no: I will just continue to :pray: for this family and that justice is served

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    kimberly1969 says:

    This is crazy. He picked the weakest person he could find to pick on. Maybe he isn’t a racist but he is most definitely a bully.

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    SuthernBelle4 says:

    @lovezoe I just read Matt Lauer was being disrespectful, what did he say? Even if this young man had gotten in trouble in the past, which he hadn’t, that doesn’t justify Zimmerman killing him. I hope we as Blk ppl recognize that we mean nothing in this country, they don’t care about Black bodies

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    lovezoe says:

    He asked had he ever been in trouble with the law and could that have agitated him to react, could he have done something to provoke him, read the mom some of the rape when she asked for it not to be played. Just inappropriate

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    KeepingItClassy84 says:

    Good morning, Everyone! :waves:

    Trayvon’s parents was on the Today Show Saturday morning. I can’t bring myself to listen to the tapes, but just listening to his parents and watching the news tell the story of what happened, leaves me disturbed. The MFer was waiting to shoot himself a N****R. 2012 is no different then 1962, especially with the blatant disrespect shown to President Obama. :mad:

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    laterthannever says:

    Orlando is killing itself swiftly. You can’t be the most magical effing place on earth and also where you can get away with any crime but being brown.

    This case has me livid, its disgusting and a shame.

    Happy Monday!

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    free says:

    finally listening to the tapes, which basically show zimmerman to be a calculated murderer.

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    mia2bmore says:

    After hearing the 911 tapes its hard to believe the police would try to justify Zimmerman’s self defense story. He states on the 911 call that he was following Trayvon, then when Trayvon ran away he chased him. Even if there was a fight it was initiated by Zimmerman so self-defense and the “stand your ground” law would not protect him. You can’t scream self-defense after you start the fight and lose. Also, how can any say Zimmerman was protecting himself when you hear Trayvon screaming for help? The police can’t say that was Zimmerman because we know what Zimmerman sounds like from his 911 tape. Clearly the Feds need to get involved because this police department is incompetent.

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    yallcrazy says:

    1st: Rest In Peace Travyon. Stay strong family, we support you…You are in my prayers…

    2nd: There should be a whole lot of firings within that particular police dept and whoever had any knowledge should be let go. Hopefully alot of “higher-ups” got involved with the this misuse of justice and they should be terminated as well.

    I won’t be listening to these tapes. We still need to get up and march and protest though :coffee:

    Go sign up at moveon . org so that we can get our President reelected :obama:

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    Iheart says:

    I have not seen the today show interview but it pisses me off just reading that Matt Lauer was being disrespectful :mad: Sometimes you have to step out of the journalist shoes and put yourself in the person your interviewing shoes..

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    Ace says:

    ….where can I hear the other tapes….

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    yallcrazy says:

    RIP: Pillow-pet (9/11 – 01/12) says:

    I HOPE THAT BLACK PEOPLE will stop referring to themselves and one another as niggas, bytches, and hoes. Young people do not need to grow up listening to their elders on the radio, and anywhere else, telling them that they are niggas. We do not need to be making fabulous millionaires and STARS out of people who go around the world making money by calling their own people niggas.

    Black people talk like this because it is expected of them and it is how they have been referred to since they were brought to these shores.

    I am sure that Zimmerman thought he could bag himself a nigga—a useless and unloved human being, who is not only hated around the world, but hated right here in the United States—-by other niggas.

    This self-hatred learned from the plantations of bygone years must stop!
    ——————————
    Floppy :applause:

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    yallcrazy says:

    Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:) says:

    i signed the petition on change.org to have this murderer arrested. hope it helps. i’m also willing to protest. the way this is being handled is beyond atrocious. i want justice for this poor young man’s family. we need to stand up NOW bc they seem to think jim crow laws r in effect again the way the r attacking us for being BLACK
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    :hug: Hi Fay

    Good book—-> The New Jim Crow

    Yall would be shocked to see it laid out on paper and we see it everyday, we accept it….

    Brainwashed is another good read, I suggest reading them along with your teen/pre-teens, once your eyes are opened they’ll look at what surrounds them more carefully IMO.

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    LADYTEA says:

    just senseless to say the least.. :cry:

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    !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

    Fukn bastard.. The young man screams were of terror.. :cry: skin this monster

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    GeminEyez says:

    SAD

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    Ty says:

    I will not listen to the tapes. I refuse to listen to the child beg for his life :nono: I don’t understand the procrastination Mr. Zimmerman should be locked up. Im glad the goons are looking for his azz and he had to leave his home. The attorney general and the fbi are involved now so leave Obama outta this. Did anyone see how pissed Robin was on GMA this morning? You can tell she was holding her tongue when they were talking about the case. I’m ready to put my cape on because this is bs. That entire police department needs to be replaced and Mr Zimmerman can hang it up. They are coming for his azz!!! :shotsfired:

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    Lady_L says:

    gbellab says:

    So what happens now? Why isn’t there a public outcry over this? I want to see this on Anderson Cooper, I want a pissed off Nancy Grace to cover this every single night !! This is not right. I want national media coverage! My heart hurts for the parents
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    yeah and let’s see if this is going to be on the Talk, or the View, like they put everything else……
    To them it’s propbobly like oh we got another Niggna off the street oh wel……

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    Lady_L says:

    If they talk about this on the View I would love to hear what Elizabeth Hasselback would have to say….

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    Ni ni says:

    Daisy the article said Tracey had taken Trayvon to visit a friend in a gated community. I think tracey is the dad.

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