It’s the 1 year anniversary of the death of teenager Trayvon Martin. Murdered by George Zimmerman last February, Travyon was unarmed and walking home from the store when he was shot and killed. This uphill battle for justice to be served has been an eye opener for the entire world.
Last year SuperGorge helped organize a Baltimore rally in an effort to seek justice for his murder.
We celebrate Trayvon’s Life and the right to dress yourself how you so choose. Wear your hoodie proud and in honor of Trayvon Martin.
There is a candle light vigil in New York City today at the South Plaza of Union Square at 6 p.m.
Last night, Zimmerman was released from Seminole County Jail. Geroge Zimmerman has bailed out on a $150k bond being charged with second-degree murder of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman has claimed self-defense under Florida’s “stand your ground” law, which eliminates a person’s duty to retreat under threat of death or serious injury.
At his release hearing on Friday Judge Kenneth Lester ordered, Zimmerman must wear an electronic monitoring device and he may be allowed to leave the state. He also must observe a dusk-to-dawn curfew and he is prohibited from consuming illegal drugs or alcohol or possessing a firearm.
Zimmerman thought it was wise to use his bail hearing as a way to ‘apologize’ to Treyvon Martin’s parents,
“I wanted to say I am sorry for the loss of your son. I did not know how old he was. I thought he was a little bit younger than I am and I did not know if he was armed or not.”
By now the nation’s uproar for justice in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin is common knowledge. We wanted to organize a march to show support to the Martin/Fulton family and initially it was scheduled for tomorrow, but then we came across another march that was taking place on the actual one month anniversary of the tragedy and decided to collaborate with them for a larger impact.
This situation is a tragedy for more than one reason. Civil rights activists have spoken out about what may be an issue dealing with race. It’s very easy to say that George Zimmerman (the neighborhood watch man who killed Trayvon) was racist against black people and that Trayvon was killed and the situation is being swept under the rug because he is African-American. This could very well be true. Let’s not however lose sight of the fact that regardless of age, race, height, etc. NO ONE should be allowed to shoot and kill someone after pursing them and then claim self defense.
After seeing Trayvon’s parents on Anderson Cooper, one can immediately identify with his mother’s heartfelt words about having to bury her 17 year old son. This is a moment to stand up for anyone who is walking down the street wearing whatever they want and minding their own business. Any of us can seem “suspicious” to another person, that does not give them the right to shoot you. So for that we must stand up. It’s just unacceptable. Come out on Monday @5pm in downtown Baltimore. We look forward to seeing you there! (all of the information is on the flier) Contact us if you have any questions.
I’m sure by now you have heard the reports of Trayvon Martin. The 17 year old African American Florida boy who was killed by 27 year old, white neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman. Zimmerman made calls to the police that a suspicious looking guy was walking around, and police advised him not to follow him. On police tapes (which are included) you can hear someone screaming for help and then a single shot fired. Zimmerman was questioned but never arrested because he says he acted in self defense. To bring justice to Trayvon and the million other senseless and race driven crimes a Million Man Hoodie march was organized in New York City and others are being done around the country.
This story is sad and very terrifying for any parent. Sad that in 2012 a black boy can not wear his hoodie to the store on a rainy night to buy iced tea and skittles, without being killed! Continue reading