By Jueseppi B.
A Message From Trayvon Martin‘s Mother Sybrina Fulton For Mother’s Day
Published on May 11, 2012
Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s mom, released a video asking parents nationwide to support the Second Chance campaign, a new national campaign working to reform, repeal and prevent passage of new Florida-style “Shoot First” laws around the country.
The Second Chance campaign launched after Martin’s death with the NAACP, the National Urban League, the National Action Network, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, VoteVets and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to oppose reckless Shoot First laws that are on the books of 26 states and pending in 10 more.
Change for Trayvon
Published on Oct 10, 2012
The purpose of Change for Trayvon is to give his family a voice in the political process. Your support will help engage in the discussion across the country regarding stand-your-ground laws and the need to revise them so that there is required judicial or prosecutorial review before decisions are made.
Change For Trayvon
The purpose of Change for Trayvon is to give his family a voice in the political process. Your support will help engage the discussion across the country regarding stand-your-ground laws and the need to revise them so that there is required judicial or prosecutorial review before decisions are made.
We need your help to change the laws which keep parents like ourselves from finding peace. -Tracy Martin
30,000 mothers and fathers lost their children to gun violence.
The Change for Trayvon movement will shine the light on stand-your-ground laws across the nation. These laws allow individuals to shoot first and ask questions later.
For more information email us at: email@example.com
Our lives were flipped upside down on February 26, 2012 when our son, Trayvon Martin, was taken from us. If losing our son was not enough, we were forced to live with the fact that his killer was out in the community while hiding behind a law that allows individuals to shoot first and ask questions later.
Stand your ground laws exist in 32 states across our nation, and have allowed people to escape responsibility. Although these laws have good intentions, their result has allowed shooters to avoid justice, and for families to not have an opportunity for closure in these tragic deaths.
Stand your ground is a solution in search of a problem, and it’s a terrible solution, with tragic results; like the death of our son. These laws need to be revised to require prosecutorial or judicial review.
We have created this movement to honor our son who taught us that live is truly beautiful. Please join the Change for Trayvon Martin movement today so that we can create change that saves lives and prevents parents from experiencing the grief that we have had to endure.
Your generous contributions will be used to educate voters, candidates, and elected officials on the impact these laws have on victims and families.
Join the movement today and help us create Change for Trayvon.
A Change Is Gonna Come – Sam Cooke (Original Version in HD)
Tracy Martin’s Message For Father’s Day
Trayvon Martin’s Parents on Anderson Cooper CNN Part 1
Published on Jul 18, 2013
July 18, 2013 -Trayvon Martin’s Parents On Anderson Cooper CNN Part 1 – Trayvon Martin’s parents speak out: Tonight on Anderson Cooper 360°, an interview with the parents of Trayvon Martin. Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton will speak with Anderson about the George Zimmerman verdict, their thoughts about the deliberation process revealed by Juror B37 and how they hope their son will be remembered.
Trayvon Martin’s Parents on Anderson Cooper CNN Part 2
Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s mom, sits down with Rich Wilkerson to talk about Mother’s Day
Published on May 9, 2012
“Everything reminds me of Trayvon, right now. It is fresh on my mind, and it is a hole in my heart. But, I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I have God in my life, and with God all things are possible. So, even if the justice system does not work for us, God is in control.”
Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s mom, sits down with Rich Wilkerson to talk about what motherhood and Mother’s Day means to her. “Being a mother means love. You can’t substitue love. You know, it just has to be there, and it has to be unconditional.”
Trayvon Martin Parents Interview Sybrina Fulton And Tracy Martin, First Talk Since Zimmerman Verdict
Published on Jul 18, 2013
Trayvon Martin Parents Interview Sybrina Fulton And Tracy Martin, First Talk Since Zimmerman Verdict. Zimmerman, 29, was acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges after claiming he fired his weapon in self-defense only after Martin attacked him. No evidence surfaced in the trial that Zimmerman had a racial bias, and his friends and family have repeatedly denied he harbored racial animosity toward blacks. Florida did not use its own hate crime laws against Zimmerman.
Legal experts say the FBI and prosecutors will go back through the interviews done before the state case began; look at all the forensics such as crime scene records and medical reports; and review the state’s witnesses to see if any who did not testify might have important information.
However, investigators are not limited to existing evidence; they can pursue new evidence and conduct new interviews as they see fit. For instance, federal investigators could look more closely at Zimmerman’s past for any evidence of racial bias.
“They are going to need to do a thorough vetting of the facts. It takes time,” said Lauren Resnick, a former prosecutor who obtained a guilty verdict in a 1991 New York hate crime case involving the stabbing death of an Orthodox Jew. Those defendants had been acquitted in state court.
In a speech Tuesday to an NAACP convention in Orlando, Attorney General Eric Holder said “I am concerned” about the Zimmerman case and pledged the Justice Department will conduct a thorough review.
“While that inquiry is ongoing, I can promise that the Department of Justice will consider all available information before determining what action to take,” he said.
Billie Holiday-Strange fruit- HD
Southern trees bear strange fruit
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root
Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze
Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees
Pastoral scene of the gallant south
The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth
Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh
Then the sudden smell of burning flesh
Here is fruit for the crows to pluck
For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck
For the sun to rot, for the trees to drop
Here is a strange and bitter crop
We Won’t Ever Forget You Trayvon.
You Have Sparked A Movement.