Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin: Trayvon was sacrificed to expose injustice

Trayvon Martin Protest - Sanford

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Dandelion Salad

on Mar 28, 2012

In this video, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, the parents of Trayvon Martin, speak to the World Socialist Web Site about their son’s death and legacy.

Parents of Trayvon Martin speak to the WSWS

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More troubling facts emerge in the Trayvon Martin shooting

By James Brewer
http://www.wsws.org
29 March 2012

The brutal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida has generated outrage within wide layers of the population in the US. Demonstrations have taken place in dozens of cities, and the incident has become a means for thousands to express their protest against many aspects of American life.

Meanwhile, Florida authorities have seen to it that material aimed at discrediting Martin in the eyes of the public has been leaked to the media. New facts have also emerged about the family background of the gunman in the episode, 28-year-old neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman, which shed possible light on the refusal of the authorities to proceed against him.

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via More troubling facts emerge in the Trayvon Martin shooting

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Note: replaced video with a different report Aug. 8, 2012

Mar 28, 2012 by

Democratic Rep. Bobby Rush of Illinois was reprimanded Wednesday for wearing a “hoodie” on the House floor to protest the shooting of unarmed African-American teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida last month. He defends his action today, due to losing son to gun violence.

Congressman Bobby Rush Responds To Being Kicked Off House Floor

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Dick Gregory at Trayvon Martin Rally DC

6 thoughts on “Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin: Trayvon was sacrificed to expose injustice

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  3. We need to focus on the roile ALEC has played here from the creation of the Stand You Ground legislation to the defense of Zimmerman. It also might be interesting to look into who benefits from racial tensions, and who has a motivation to create them.

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