'Million Hoodie' Trayvon March Hits NYC
Many people at the "Million Hoodie March" event wore hooded tops
similar to the one Trayvon Martin was wearing when he was killed, the New York Daily News
"Our son is your son," the 17-year-old's mother told the
crowd. "This is not a black and white thing. This is a right and wrong
the city councilman arrested during last year’s West Indian Parade,
said, "I know I’m black. I reek of Brooklyn. But I'm not a criminal. I'm
a city councilman. Some of us are doctors. Some of us are President of the United States of America. Our blood is not cheap.”
On Tuesday, March 20, the Justice Department opened a federal investigation into the incident.
Facing a rising tide of criticism, Sanford city commissioners voted 3-2 on Wednesday that they had no confidence in police Chief Bill Lee. Lee took over only ten months ago when the previous chief resigned amid
an outcry over his refusal to arrest a cop’s son who beat up a black
Even the Republican lawmakers who wrote the Stand Your Ground law
disputed the cops, saying Zimmerman went looking for a confrontation and
should therefore be arrested.
“He has no protection under my law,” former Sen. state Durell Peaden told the Miami Herald.
of charges against George Zimmerman has sparked protests that have
echoes of the Civil Rights era, despite the progress made over the
decades, the Washington Post
another black man gets randomly killed, and the institutions in society
that are supposed to respond, don’t respond accordingly," author Nathan
McCall says. "They blame the victim."
Zimmerman has fled his home and is in hiding after receiving death
threats. The Sanford Police had returned his 9mm gun and his weapons
permit HAS NOT been revoked.
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