A rally is planned in Napa on Thursday evening to demand justice for Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old black Florida youth who was killed during an altercation with a white man who was patrolling his neighborhood.

The rally, called Somos Trayvon Martin (We are Trayvon Martin), will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Historic Courthouse, 825 Brown St., organizers announced.

“Somos Trayvon Martin is intended to be an expression of black and brown unity” in the wake of George Zimmerman being acquitted Saturday of all charges in Martin’s death, organizer Rhina Noemi Henriquez said in a news release.

Zimmerman’s acquittal has triggered protests nationally over issues of racial profiling and justice for minorities.

“Organizers believe what happened to Trayvon could have happened to almost any person of color. In Napa, over 30 percent of the population is Latino,” the news release states.  

“The narratives imposed on communities of color tend to criminalize and place people like Trayvon in situations where they have to defend their existence,” said Edgar-Arturo Camacho-González of Napa.

“I believe this should be a wake-up call to every color including whites  that racism and stereotyping still exist,” said Tayler Tildsley. “It is important for all of us to work together in order to change the path of thinking in order for all of us to live with justice that we all deserve.”

Speakers will include Napa Valley College Professor of Humanities and Africana Studies Janet Stickmon, Napa Valley College instructor of Chicano Studies and Napa Valley Unified School Board Member Carlos Hagendorn as well as representatives from the Napa Valley Dream Team and from the Napa Valley Ethnic Studies Advocates.  

(86) comments

elephante33

It's touching to see what a provincial little backwater Napa really is, apparently full of ignorant or even racist people who can't see this story in the larger context. Fox News has convinced them that whites are under attack, that blacks standing up after centuries of slavery, segregation, and racism and demanding the equal treatment under the law that they've been promised are now racists themselves, that somehow all the racial wounds have healed and everyone who doesn't just get over are the real racists. Too many disgusting comments on here to count, from hypocrites twisting facts to fit their own worldviews.

Studly Doo Rag
Studly Doo Rag

Justice for Travon?

It looks like some view that notion as "Kill Zim."

Elawrencevhs93

Isn't there a better place to be doing this? A larger city where there is a better platform?

wondering

JUSTICE ? Where is the justice for our boys and girls our president sends to foreign countries to meet their death every day. We can solve this problem deny welfare and food stamps to anyone convicted of violent crime. You need to get them where it hurts. See who starves first. What can you expect of a society is raised with a sense of entitlement and is not to provide for themselves.

MGD

Wonderful. Perpetuates the victim image of blacks in this country and shamelessly serves the interests of the Democrat party. Let's all be useful idiots and support this effort.

RW1
RW1

Nothing wrong for protesting. They do protest about black on black crime for years you just dont hear about it. The black churches are involved more than you know. I can speak for the church that I'm a member of. As far as things not getting out of hand during the protest we'll just have to see. Hopefully peaceful. Being in fights and smoking doesn't make him a thug. GZ was advised not to pursue Trayvon but did anyway. At the end of the day Trayvon didn't need to be shot. I highly doubt that Trayvon would've beat GZ to death if he didn't have his gun. GZ would've just taken a whooping. He wouldn't have to live in Osama's Bin Laden's old cave for the rest of his life, and Trayvon would be alive, but he's not and communities all over are just frustrated because they're dealing with issues in their own community. No need for the back and forth regarding what has happened to blacks, whites, hispanics, etc... it just seperates us even more. All we know is what we've been told by the media?

skeptic

we know what we know from watching the news but also, the trial. it was on tv. many seemed to have missed it. GZ would've just taken a whooping.” this is quoting the telephone witness," rachel”. trayvon was a homophobe and told her on the phone that he thought zimmerman was a gay man following him. afraid of getting raped, he acted pro-activly by punching him in the face and smashing his skull into the concrete twice, according to the only eye witness . at what point does a “whooping “ (what some do to suspected gays) become a threat to life or great bodily harm? trayvon’s friend has made a great deal of this distinction. i fail to understand the difference. do we only worry about our health until our skull is smacked on the concrete 6 or 7 times ? 10 or 12 ?

skeptic

this case has little to nothing to do with stand your ground laws.anyone who watched the trial saw a lot of what the jury did. the prosecution stipulated that stand your ground did not apply in this case. the defense never brought it up and it was only mentioned at the end, when the jury had to be instructed in all of florida law regarding defense. the reason it was not an issue, despite the president claiming it is , is because the law only applies to people who might have had an avenue of escape. those who have a person straddling them and bashing their head into the concrete do not have a means of escape except to fight back or shoot. the jurors believed the evidence that showed zimmerman could not get up at that point. he may have used poor judgement in following martin but that is not stalking as has been claimed.ask anyone who has been stalked if being followed is the same thing.

5th Generation Napan
5th Generation Napan

I have to believe the jury saw more evidence than what the paper has told us. But this is about the concept of "Stand your ground" (which the NRA is promoting as the all time solution). The idea of having a gun allows you to into any situation (where logic would normally say call a professional) and face a situation just because you have a gun. Simple or complicated its just frontier justice. Bottom line a gun gives you a false sense of security to act stupid. Innocent your going to act a certain way faced with a gun, just as you would if your guilty. There is a reason the police is held to a higher standard for that job then rent a cops or neighborhood watch citizens. Guns make all races act stupid.

wondering

This rally is really about the disgust people have for the things are government is doing to its people. Only they can not come out and bite the hand that feeds them. Poor way to rebel.

Marty

White Democrats supported lynchings in the past and now it looks like some black Democrats support it. How bizarre. Tribalism and group identities divide people. (Marxists like this.) This case wasn't based on race.(Except in the media) When a real racist issue takes place people won't buy it. Remember the guy who cried wolf? A community wide event based in love for all would be a better way to honor Trayvon.

Napa Mark

You nailed it, Marty, Well said.

HLMMXII

My suggestion, if you are willing to keep an open mind, is to go to ABC's website (American Broadcasting Company, that is)
and check out the "tapes" of 20/20's two installment regarding this incident and trial. One aired Friday the 12th I believe. Some may find some things out they were unaware of. Yes, Zimmerman, the shooter, had a conviction for domestic violence, and had a charge previously of assault on a police officer. Lots of information contained therein. And Zimmermans mother is apparently a Latina. The truth shall set you free.

Bill O'Reilly

I won't be there, because there was no injustice in this case.

napken

Good points Nemo2- every picture of TM that I have seen look like they are from 3rd or 4th grade. Also gotta love how the media hides those little facts like his drug use and history of run ins with the law. Facts from the case show that he choose to confront and attack GZ...a very big piece of the events that followed...Just like the media picks winners and losers in politics, it picks which facts to show and which facts to hide...very sad.

MyWrites
MyWrites

How about the fact that Zimmerman has an aggressive personality and a prior arrest for resisting arrest and fighting with a cop? Zimmerman's records show that he does have an aggressive personality. He has also been accused of domestic violence by a former fiancé who was able to obtain a restraining order against him.

Nemo2
Nemo2

Why don't they show up to date photos of this guy,he is no little kid. How about his being a dealer and previous run ins with he law? He is 6'2' 175 pounds with, tats, who smacked a bus driveer in the face two days before because the driver would not let him ride for free.
Yes, a fine citizen!

elkguide

So... a brown guy kills a black guy in defense of his life and a white guy/s get blamed for racism.
Only in current America

Marty

Thank the liberal NY Times, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, etc. It's the Marxist anti-America thing.

napa1957

And thank you to our President, who fosters this current situation.

kgirl64

No one will even know what happened that night for sure, it's tragic and sad for both parties.What I don't get is all the people rioting and destroying things, what will that prove? And everyone needs to get over the Black and White thing- what does it matter what color you are either way we are all people in this same crazy world.

rothwell

your a white guy in a black neighborhood and a black neighborhood watch yahoo begins to follow you . You dont know he has a gun...........

napa1957

Are you implying that the neighborhood where Travon was walking was a white neighborhood. It seemed fairly multi-racial from what I saw. My answer to your question, however is I would immediately call 911! Got nothing to do about race...if I am being followed, I'm calling for help!

Oldtimenapan

Just an excuse to loot and steal. The legal process was followed and it was a fair trial.

eyeremembertim

We are still dealing here with the unfortunate and sad politicization of this tragic event. Trayvon did not deserve to die. There is no rational explanation for what happened that night. George Zimmerman, a Hispanic male, clearly overstepped the bounds of rational decency when he engaged then killed Trayvon Martin. The prosecution, however, overstepped themselves by seeking a greater degree of guilt than the tragic incident may have warranted. The Feds, media everyone wanted to turn this into something more ugly. Sadly, justice might have been better served by a clear look at the wrong decisions of Mr. Martin that night. Instead we are left with a confusing, and according to the FBI unfounded, racial backdrop to what happened. This is the basis for all these protests? News now indicates random violence by those "enraged" by the Martin verdict. Where is rational behavior. I abhor the idea of profiling, how does a rational person protect him or herself when they or family are a target?

DebAlterStarr

Parts of my neighborhood were looted and burned during the riots after the Rodney King Trial - violence is not the solution. I share frustrations about how people respond selectively to events in ways that don't make sense but let's be honest - both conservatives and "liberals" do that...all kinds of people do that. The bottom line is that there is tons of research to show racial inequities in the legal system -- inequities in sentencing and more. Since this is the reality and we need to talk about it and find solutions to it. Here is a link for example to what Washington State is doing about these issues - https://lib.law.washington.edu/content/guides/racecrim . They created a task force involving a broad cross-section of people involved in the legal system to address these issues.. Similarly, school districts have inequities in how they discipline kids. NVUSD addressed their inequities - ask to take a look at their data/ their turnaround! Kudos to NVUSD.

the1b

The outrage in this case is that a young boy was killed while walking home from a seemingly ordinary walk to the store. He was a teenager, walking, talking on a cell phone. Probably animatedly like most kids do , and maybe loud, like most kids do. A man passes in a car and ASSUMES that because of how this teen looks or how he is looking around thatnhe is up to no good..(I dont know about you but I teach my kids to be aware of their surroundings at all times especially when out ALONE at night) so yea I would think he would be looking around. GZ made assumptions based on past experiences and yes made a very bad choice. I believe a choice that he should of had to answer to. He killed an unarmed HUMAN BEING unnecessarily,because he made bad choices that he knew were bad. Who cares about race- someone is dead when they dont need to be.

whocares21

There are lots of "opinions" here, none of which matter. A jury decided so let it go. Shame on the Register for stirring the pot once more. You're only "creating" the racism you claim existed in this case. the1b, if you honestly believe this KID? was just walking home, then you're delusional. What about the bashed in head of Zimmerman? There was so much reasonable doubt here there was no other verdict. If Martin felt threatened, then he should've dialed 911 and reported it. He took it into his own hands. Was it right to shoot him? Depends what kind of threat he was up against. Things happen in the spur of the moment. Quit making it racial.

Old Time Napkin

It should be noted that Martin had a cell phone. Why didn't he call the police if he felt threatened? Instead he turned around and attacked Zimmerman. The media , the president , the attorney general, Jackson, Sharpton, etc. have all weighed in on Zimmerman. All these people taking pot shots and trying to convict him in the media. Luckily the jury saw fit to see the facts and justice has been served. These people making protests need to see the real world. They need to spend some time in south L.A., Chicago, Oakland, etc. and ride around with the cops and see the real world. Seeing small black kids getting shot by black gangsters, etc. might just give them a wakeup call. Where's the outrage when there's 2 and 3 murders(or more) per week in these black neighborhoods? Oh no, it's much easier to protest in safe neighborhoods and towns. Wouldn't want to go into a ghetto neighborhood and protest the killings. You might get shot.

rocketman
rocketman

OTN is correct. The people who are protesting this are thumbing their nose at the judicial system. Ironically, they are thumbing their nose not because the system worked; they just didn't like the outcome. I don't see Trayvon Martin as a Martyr. I see TM being victimized by political agendas.

alucawanza

How do you know he attacked Zimmerman? Were you there?

rocketman
rocketman

.........so what you are saying is that Zimmerman broke his own nose and bashed his own head into the sidewalk.........

Singer

People need to stop using the race card when something happens they don't like. No one rioted after Casey Anthony was found not guilty of killing her child, even though most people are sure she was. No one rioted after O.J. was found not guilty, although most people thought he was. Black people want respect? Then earn it. Teach your children well. Teach them that taking to the streets and hurting innocent people serves no purpose and further makes racism an issue. I'm white, never a racist, and I'm really fed up with blacks, and hispanics jumping on a bandwagon and screaming racism. Check your own house people. Who are the real racists?

Singer

I am so disgusted by this I hardly know what to say. First of all, Zimmerman is NOT Hispanic, and secondly, who is stirring up this pot and why? It won't change anything, but it may very well put others at risk. Leave it alone. They were both at fault that night, period. Zimmerman now has to run for the rest of his life, just like Casey Anthony and O.J. That's enough punishment for him. His life will never be what he hoped it would be. What more do you want? Let it go people and let us get on with what's really important and that's to stop calling the race card every time something happens you don't like. No one rioted after the O.J. trial. No one rioted after the Anthony trial. Many of us were angry, but we didn't take it out on innocents.

gettingreal

If Zimmerman was unarmed and Trayvon killed him we would never have heard about this case. Where's the outrage when a black kills another black? Our current leadership wants to start a race war. Anything to avoid talking about Benghazi, NSA, IRS, Fast and Furious or the 17 trillion that he put us in debt.

Marty

I hope the police don't leave people unprotected like they did in Oakland. "They weren't prepared" The liberal media isn't helping. CNN listed Zimmerman's Social Security number, phone number, address and date of birth. NBC edited Zimmerman's 911 call to make it look like he was racist. NY Times labeled Zimmerman as a white Hispanic. This is peaceful? ---http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/07/17/caught-on-tape-pro-trayvon-martin-protesters-attack-grandmother-and-refuse-to-let-family-take-child-to-hospital/

rocketman
rocketman

Marty,

You may want to check your facts. The Oakland Police are NOT going to protect anyone, anymore at these rallies. Once they become involved in "protection". they have formal charges brought upon them from the Department. Do you not understand that the "new Chief" used to be in charge of the Internal Affairs Division.

The Police Officers are now strictly spectators at these events; and no one can blame them.

Marty

When a black principal, Frank Wells, tried to fix a failing school in L.A. he was ousted by the union. Where was Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson? Where was the outrage? --- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOWh6mSsIvE

alucawanza

The union does not have the power to "oust" a principal.

Gr82BinSports

This is absolutely ridiculous! If you want to have a rally why not for the marine that was beaten & killed by 4 blacks.. Oops doesn't fit your need to speak out, because he was white? Most folks have no idea it even happened.
Sick of every time someone doesn't agree with something its about race.. Basically everyone of the above groups stand by a certain race, so who's racist. If the above groups want to seek change you should start by not representing a specific race.

HERO'S DESERVE A RALLY not TM: Zachary Gamble, a former U.S. Marine, served two tours of duty in Iraq between 2001 and 2005

Calagrret

So, this rally is scheduled to take place at roughly the same time and just a couple of blocks from Chef's Market? Yeah, I can't see anything bad happening with that (sarcasm intended).

Livingthedream
Livingthedream

if they mess try to mess with Chef's Market, our vendors and local Merchants I will very mad.

Sandra
Sandra

Some people believe they know more than the jury who heard all of the testimony and saw all of the evidence. Some people in their audacity have lost the ability to know that when the media alters tapes, when the DOJ funds protests, that something fishy is going on. They are easily distracted by the cry of "Racist", and lose any ability to see clearly, and critically analyze why our own government would fund protests, and why the media would alter tapes and sensationalize this one case, when in reality, more young black people have been killed by people of their same color, than all of the black people killed by whites, and wars since the civil war. They should be protesting how easily people are manipulated. They should be protesting the level of ignorance it takes to fall for the manipulation. Instead they place themselves above a jury, and think they know more than the actual Jurors, when in reality, they are the best of puppets.

rothwell

you have a son who just had his 17th birthday and he is walking to his Dads girlfriends house with a piece of his birthday cake to share with Dad. Some nieghborhood watch guy has a loaded gun with hollow point bullets in his pocket and decides to follow your son and when your son stands up for himself he is shot by a man who is not dressed as a police officer but as a civilian. Change this law that makes this ok.

freeport56
freeport56

rothwell-

how do you change a natural right of self-defense that we are born with? Why is there no Chicago riots for all their killings? Why are there no riots for Black on White crime? Why are Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and Eric Holder spurring on the rioting ?

Put the Race cards away folks !

MyWrites
MyWrites

That stand-your-ground "natural right" was created by a legislature in Florida in 2005. Most state legislatures are smart enough to keep stand your ground laws and concealed weapons permits off the books. If Republicans have tried to stay away from the "race card" why did Sean Hannity (Fox News) show a picture of the "real" Trayvon Martin as a heavily tattooed street tough. Golly we later discover he grabbed it off the internet without research and promoted the false image of Martin as many whites think of blacks. In fact the photo was of a 30 year old rapper by the name of Game.

Unfortunately this kind of character assassination is pro forma for conservatives. No apologies from Fox but interestingly, the only network that interviewed Zimmerman was Fox and Sean Hannity. What a disgusting network of "fair & balanced" paid bigots.

rocketman
rocketman

.........it's interesting that you get to make up facts that were not in evidence............

Marty

Black and brown unity? That sounds racist. And speakers from the liberal JC. BALA is a group of blacks marching to DC against Amnesty. There aren't enough jobs for black youth but illegal immigrants get services. Marxism divides people, don't let it. ---- http://www.dcmarchforjobs.com/category/bala-media/

napablogger
napablogger

lotsofquestions, I have lots of questions too. We really don't know for sure what happened that night, who attacked first, maybe that is part of the reason that the case is so unsettled.

A bigger reason is that black people are treated like crap in this country, always have been and still are, and they and a lot of others are really angry about it. So this turned into a drama to project a lot of that anger into.

I think it is just a sad sad situation. I tend to agree with whoa cowboy, it was two guys looking for trouble and they both found it.

Now everyone is projecting their own biases into it, both sides.

My two cents.

glenroy
glenroy

I'd buy that blogger but add that’s why there are Republicans…they didn't want to go along with the racism game.
I’d challenge anyone to find more open racism than spews from members of the Congressional Black Caucus….they are the ‘supposed’ role models leading hundreds of thousands of urban poor down a path of self-destruction and generations government dependence. They won't even allow offering incentives to get off welfare, and what they have done to stir urban violence on this and every other issue involving race is despicable...the Al Sharpton modus.
In no small part the consequences of Class War….they go along with this liberal modus because they control who gets government largess in their districts, besides getting filthy rich in the process…since few capable would dare open a business in these districts tax payer money is the bulk of the money spent and they control it all.

napablogger
napablogger

Glenroy, I think you are about half right, the problem with Republicans is that they don't want to acknowledge the impact of racism and the fact that so many of the people you say should be treated the same as whites don't start out the same as whites. Travon was already under suspicion even if he had been an honor student just because he was black.

It is not a fair system when a whole group of people start in a one down position, and that has gotten better but is still a big problem.

alucawanza

Yes, napablogger, and he was an honor student with a 3.75 GPA.

glenroy
glenroy

Every ethnic group has racists..the percentages are pretty are consistent. Your comments make me think of Archie Bunker…way too much TV.
Pew… concluded, these people you think are racists, give more to charities and nonprofits than liberals both in net dollars and as percent of personal income... the last, percent income, tells tale of one’s heart and mind. To us someone who gives a dollar but only has 5 dollars contributes more than the one who gives a million but has a billion…that is Republicanism. The flip side is very prominent here in the valley….but because Republicans don’t seek publicity doesn’t diminish their contributions.
I don't know where allie gets her information... what I read wasn't anywhere near honors but neither were mine so I wouldn't hold that against him...but I would the fact that he was expelled for beating up other kids, selling dope and of course crack/smoking pot....by his own words he was a racist thug.

kevin
kevin

I disagree totally that "black people are treated like crap".

A big part of my job duties are making sure "affirmative action" goals (ie "quotas") are met in the hiring of minorities.

The cost to taxpayers is enormous and the benefits questionable.

TheMrs

I'm confused... Blacks and Hispanics keep throwing the race card around, and apparently us white folks "stereotype" them... But yet the only ones who seem to have a problem with a consequence, a verdict, a judgement ect are them... Are we supposed to let people commit crimes and get away with them because of color? This whole situation is a tragedy in itself, and this just makes it worse! Maybe take a productive stand to make your voice heard, and maybe when ya'll are doing that, you can also speak up for Jacqueline Gardner who was a 24yr old waitress at that was murdered by three black men for her tip money..she was white btw, but do ya hear anyone screaming racism?? Nope! I'll be there with my "Justice Was Served" sign as well!! This ought to be interesting... I'm sure by the days end NVR will make an article about NPD being racist as well and throw in police brutality!

augustuscaesar99

The people who are organizing this rally might want to do there homework. Zimmerman is half hispanic and looks hispanic. Why don't they throw a rally that speaks of the violence that has been happening towards whites all around the country in the name of Trayvon. These organizers have no logic to there thinking.

Caribfan
Caribfan

"Demanding justice" for Trayvon Martin by having a protest rally after the jury has decided its verdict is irrelevant. That goes for every city in the country that thinks it's accomplishing something by rallying. I understand praying for the family of Trayvon - this was a tragedy that didn't have to happen, but the race card has been taken too far - by the media....

DukePai
DukePai

This is ridiculous ...The people and or group who came up with this should be embarrassed....

Sandra
Sandra

Well did you see who the main speaker was...a teacher from Napa college...If you have kids going to this school, not who she is, and advise them accordingly. Anyone wonder why our education is in the toilet?

elephante33

Clearly the education system is broken and I submit you as exhibit A. Your kids would do well to listen to people who have worldviews not sourced from Fox News, and maybe to take a class in logic. After all, you're the same person that thinks gun control is pointless because criminals don't obey the law. Stupidest argument in history. Why do we have laws at all then? Criminals don't obey them. Anarchy! Make everything legal! Ridiculous.

Napa Mark

Shame on these people who continue to racialize this sad event and stir social tension. Zimmerman is Hispanic - where are his supporters? Had Martin been white there would be no protests, no reaction, and certainly no violence in the streets. Martin was no innocent bystander and this jury made the correct decision. The fact is, to misquote the organizers, " what happened to Trayvon could have happened to almost any person regardless of color. Shame on these demonstrators trying to inflame the Hispanic community over a correct verdict. They should take their racial anger elsewhere.

rocketman
rocketman

In the Fox News headlines today:

"More than a year after an FBI report indicated there was no evidence of racial bias in George Zimmerman's history, the Justice Department is trolling for email tips on the former neighborhood watch volunteer as it weighs a possible federal civil rights case against him."

Now this injustice is what should be protested...

lotsofquestions

I have been so confused how this became a black and white thing??? Searching and looking for an explanation for all this out rage. Zimmerman is Hispanic right? Ok I just looked it up his father is white and mother is Peruvian. This just seems like media fueled hysteria. It is definitely a tragic situation, but the jurors have spoken. In protesting this injustice what are you saying? That these 12 people let Zimmerman go because he was white?? But he's not. But also are you implying that the jurors are racist? Just a question to ponder: Isn't assuming a white person is racist a racist thing to do??? Where all the jurors white? I have so many questions I can't take a stand either way. Just pray for all the people hurt by this.

kevin
kevin

The real issued decided in the Zimmerman trial concerned the right to self defense. Nothing promotes dependence on government like needing them to protect us.

That is what has the Left so agitated.

Based on the verdict, we still have that right...

ConservativeNapa
ConservativeNapa

I will be there with my "Justice Was Served Sign" See ya there folks!

freeport56
freeport56

Oops, the Register Staff failed to mention that Zimmerman is half Peruvian and his great, great Grandfather was Black. I guess we are going to be treated to Race Baiting 101. How lame !

rocketman
rocketman

I'm waiting for the "protest rally" for those who are willing to protest that the "special prosecutor" was allowed to withhold evidence from both the Defense and the Court regarding information she concealed in this case. Are we ready to protest this as well??

rocketman
rocketman

I actually have a serious question. Why was George Zimmerman constantly referred to as a "white" Hispanic? Do we refer to Barack Obama as a "white" African American? Or is this just a matter of convenience to make a point of racism.

elephante33

If that truly is a serious question (which I doubt), the answer is that 'Hispanic' is not a race. There are black Hispanics (see Major League Baseball), for example.

Hispanic: Adjective, Of or relating to Spain or to Spanish-speaking countries

Careful of education...it could mess up your worldview.

1941 Inglenook

Identity politics. Bring on your selective outrage and continued polarization. The media-local publications included-continue to insist on identifying Zimmerman a white man, the son of a latina immigrant. Crack reporting.

rocketman
rocketman

I'm still waiting for the protests of OJ Simpson getting away (in the criminal trial) of murder. Where were all these people then???? I guess we don't protest when a black guy kills two white folks.......

MyWrites
MyWrites

Well the CA civil court convicted him, didn't they? Then OJ fled to Florida where his finances are protected from lawsuits conducted in other states. No coincidence why he went there along with half the crooks on the east coast. Stand your ground laws help precipitate these kinds encounters. Florida juries are about as dumb as it gets, remember the Casey Anthony trial?

Do you honestly think the Sanford police would have waited 45 days to arrest George Zimmerman if he had been black and Trayvon Martin white?

Can you imagine the outcry from the Florida's white community and governor Rick Scott if the NAACP started publicly encouraging all qualified black citizens in Florida to get their permits to carry a concealed weapon for self--protection? Easily done in FL with $75 and a 2 hour class that doesn't even require range or performance qualification. Positive side is that the concealed weapons permit would count for voter ID. What a swamp!

taritee63

I agree with you totally

freeport56
freeport56

When did it become okay to have Justice for the Attacker? Napa120 is correct, it's over move on !

MyWrites
MyWrites

No one talks about Trayvon's right to stand HIS ground. He was being followed by a man who confronted him and refused to ID himself. Is it possible he feared for his life from this person on a dark & rainy night?

taritee63

I agree totally.Also why did it half to come down to this. Zimmerman KILLED a young man THAT was unarmed, there's no justice on this horrible day. When did become legal to shoot and kill a person? NEVER,and aquit the the killer.

whoa cowboy
whoa cowboy

This just goes to inflame the situation. Whites are being attacked and being told this is for Trayvon. No violence against anyone is acceptable. Trayvon wasn't the angel the media portrayed and George Zimmerman was not the devil. It was a bad situation with both parties making bad decisions. This just keeps the polarization happening. How does this heal any wound?

CharlieGirl

Well said, whoa cowboy.

glenroy
glenroy

No kidding whoa poke...

After all it was a Brown man being pommelled by a racist Black man....when you understand the lack of leftist logic behind these protests one should realize Watts, East Oakland, Hunter's Point are waste lands because of these policies not in spite of.

kevin
kevin

Democrats in general, and Obama specifically, have an interest in promoting racial polarization; it's a big business and it keeps voters from paying attention to the real issues facing this country....

glenroy
glenroy

That is will will always be the liberal modus...if there are no victims make me up...

DoubleDs
DoubleDs

Perfectly said! It seems people are only happy with a verdict if it appeases only them. Suck it up.

Napajohnr
Napajohnr

Are you kidding? Since when do we disregard a juries verdict. This type of thinking was we ended a century ago. The KKK did not care about decisions!

Napa120

Zimmerman was Latino. IMO both men are to blame what happened, they both had a chance to walk away and they did not. The Jury has spoken, Not Guilty.

BTW where is all the outrage from the black community about all the black on black violence that happens every day in Oakland, Richmond, etc.?

kevin
kevin

Does make the protest seem more than a little ironic, doesn't it?

"Unclear of the concept"?

rocketman
rocketman

None of these protestors/critics were on the jury, but somehow they KNOW that it was an injustice. If Trayvon WAS a white guy, there would be no outrage. I agree with you Napa120; blacks are killed everyday by other blacks. Where is the outrage. This is just an excuse to protest.

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