Recalling courage of St. Augustine Four
When nine black teens and seven black juveniles walked into Woolworth's on King Street 50 years ago today, they had no idea that ordering at the lunch counter would send them to jail for six months.
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#1 Jul 19, 2013
So we let them eat and been feeding them for free and kissing their butts for more than 50 years.
You see what thanks we got.
A hispanic man shoots and kills one of their "bro's" he looks white (even though he is 1/8 black) and it's somehow the white man's fault.
Guess I needs a class in negro logic 101
Saint Augustine, FL
#2 Jul 20, 2013
On a postive note..The Civil Rights movemenhas not been in vain..a lot of changes have happend...Those 4 (teeenagers,then)were very courageous..Another one to remember is Dr. Hayling....And , Andrew Young.
#3 Jul 20, 2013
First the basics:
My first question is to either of you Tracy or Sybrina: Where exactly was Trayvon living prior to his trip to Sanford florida?
Follow up – Trayvon’s aunt and uncle, Tracy’s brother and sister-in-law, have stated Trayvon was living with them, and their son Stephen “Boobie” Martin, at the time. Why was that?
Mr. Martin – Why was Trayvon in Sanford Florida at the time of his death?
Ms. Fulton – When Dr. Krop High School suspended Trayvon for the third time, did they tell you exactly why he was suspended?
Follow up – Did the school inform you of the marijuana and pipe found in his backpack by the School Resource Officer, Daryl Dunn?
Follow up – Did Officer Dunn or the School Administration inform you they hid the Marijuana and Pipe in their official report? Did they tell you they were going to identify the illegal items as merely found so they did not have to write a police report on Trayvon?
Mr. Martin – In your April 2nd sworn statement to FDLE you said you had driven Trayvon 1/2 way to Sanford to meet Brandi Green. However, Trayvon’s own texts show he took the bus, and was waiting at the bus stop in Orlando for Brandi to pick him up. Why did you tell FDLE something not true?
Mr. Martin – Were you aware that Trayvon brought marijuana with him from Miami-Gardens to Sanford?
Mr. Martin – Is your nickname “Fruit”, as known to your family, friends and Trayvon?
Mr. Martin – Trayvon and “Fruit” were discussing the purchase of a handgun via text messages. Were you in the process of buying Trayvon a handgun?
Mr. Martin – What exactly were you doing on the weekend your son Trayvon was shot?
Mr. Martin – When you called to report Trayvon Missing on the morning of February 27th, why did you tell the recording officer that you last saw Trayvon at 8:00pm the previous evening, when he was shot at 7:30pm?
#4 Jul 20, 2013
Mr. Martin – Was the Police Department the first place you called when you determined Trayvon never returned home on Feb. 26th?
Mr. Crump – You said you contacted Al Sharpton shortly after finding out about the shooting from Tracy. Why was Al Sharpton telling his audience that Trayvon was a “John Doe” for 3 days after the shooting? His body was picked up Wednesday March 1st by the funeral director, and Trayvon was positively identified by Tracy around 16 hours after the shooting. Why the misinformation?
Ms. Fulton – You have said you were notified just before lunch on Monday 2/27/12 about Trayvon being shot and killed. Why did you not travel to Sanford until March 16th?
Mr. Martin – Why did you refuse to give the Sanford Police Department permission to access the phone of Trayvon on Tuesday 2/28 and instead refer them to your attorney, Mr. Crump?
Ms. Fulton – You filed a trademark application for Trayvon Martin’s name on March 19th 2012, done by attorney Natalie Jackson’s office. What was the reason for that?
Mr. Crump – If the voice on the 911 call was so important in your position. Why was Brandi Green never called to the stand to support Mr. Martin’s reversal contention of him never saying it was “not” Trayvon’s voice on the phone? According to sworn statements Brandi was standing next to Tracy, and behind Officer Serino, when Serino played the tape.
Ms. Fulton – You share a concern the jury could not relate to your son. Why were no school teachers, athletics coaches, or other school officials brought in to testify as to the innocent character of your son in the case?
Ms. Fulton – Were you aware the Miami-Dade School Police Department, specifically School Resource Officer Daryl Dunn, falsified incident reports with Trayvon in order to keep him out of the criminal justice system?
Mr. Crump – When you introduced Rachel Jeantel to the public on March 20th you said she was the 16 year old girlfriend of Trayvon Martin. We know from her testimony she was not his girlfriend, and never saw him prior to February 1st 2012, and further only saw him twice before he left Miami Gardens. Why is there such a different story?
Ms. Fulton – As outlined in court documentation, Trayvon’s telephone was under your family T-Mobile account is that correct?
Mr. Martin – So how is it that you discovered the phone calls with Trayvon from looking at your account, if the account was indeed not in your name?
Mr. Crump – Who exactly hired media consultant Ryan Julison, and what was the purpose for his official representation as family spokesperson on March 5th?
What further questions do you have?
#6 Oct 20, 2013
I was the director of the St Augustine YMCA in the mid to late 60s. I remember one of the policemen telling me stories of that time. Such as using cattle prods on demonstrators and them defecating and urinating and then putting them in station wagon they used for half hour or so in the hot summer sun. He pointed out they came out a lot easier then they went in.
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