Trayvon Martin's parents lead protests over Zimmerman verdict

There are 90 comments on the Yahoo! story from Jul 20, 2013, titled Trayvon Martin's parents lead protests over Zimmerman verdict. In it, Yahoo! reports that:

Trayvon Martin's parents were due to lead demonstrations in New York and Miami on Saturday, as protesters across the country rallied to express anger over the acquittal of the man who shot and killed the unarmed black teenager.

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What

Kansas City, MO

#1 Jul 20, 2013
What a terrible thing to do. Trayvon was NOT an innocent "child" at all! What's next for his parents a few million for movie rights?
Sam I Am

Salem, AR

#2 Jul 20, 2013
oboma(I refuse to call him president) had his little speech and chastised us white devils and got all his people stirred up.
also got a whole bunch of white folk stirred up,too.
maybe that was his purpose,who knows?
anyway,to you white people out there,how about all the times the blacks have given you threatening stares,broke line in front of you,stood in the aisle and dared you to say something?
if there were a majority black store in this town,you'd be run out of the place.
folks,the thing with blacks
or afro-Americans,or negros,whatever,is they just hate all whites. that is the bottom line.
I mean,the white folks feed them and "they chillern",clothe them,give them free housing,gas and beer and cig money,and they STILL hate us. are you starting to get the picture? well,you had better get it,before they come beating on your door.
Sam I Am

Salem, AR

#3 Jul 20, 2013
These turds with eyes are trying to make a hero out of trayboon, When in fact trayvon was nothing but just another ghetto loser. The world is by far better off without this ghetto thug.
shakespear

United States

#4 Jul 20, 2013
I caught white homeless and crackhead in my yard on regular basis.One of them pull a knife on me one day.I have to run away and call police .I didnt shoot him.Because somebody life is more important to me than material thing.When we died we will left everything behind.Zimmerman is a punk.He belong to the jailhouse.To all idiots who support him you will do exactly the same thing Trayvon family do now if it was one of your family.
shakespear

United States

#5 Jul 20, 2013
Sam i am whenever you call yourself.Go back to school.This world was evolve by both black and white.Who create the Hieroglyph letters.If it wasnt for black people this world will be 4000 years behind evolution.
Cat74

Carpentersville, IL

#6 Jul 20, 2013
Mr Zimmerman should have shot an American Ambassador, then the President would have avoided him like the plague.
Jacie

United States

#7 Jul 20, 2013
This is beyond ridiculous. Civil rights groups got the 'trial by demand' which PROVED self defence. They aren't happy with the verdict so now there will be protests until they get Zimmerman on a platter. I wanted to protest when OJ was acquitted BUT respected the verdict. I have often wandered about the verdict in the MJ trial BUT AGAIN respected the verdict. I seem to recall his parents said they only wanted a trial. Now look. This is disrespectful to their son. There was no crime here. Poor judgement yes, but no crime.
shakespear

United States

#8 Jul 20, 2013
And why talking about clothing somebody when you not even gonna pay $20 for a pair of shoe.
luigi

Apopka, FL

#9 Jul 20, 2013
shakespear wrote:
Sam i am whenever you call yourself.Go back to school.This world was evolve by both black and white.Who create the Hieroglyph letters.If it wasnt for black people this world will be 4000 years behind evolution.
If you do not include all people of color, the ones from Africa contributed nothing. Then and now!!!
luigi

Apopka, FL

#10 Jul 20, 2013
Remember the Rev Al and the Tawany Brawly and Lacross fiasco. And still you morons follow these race baiters (Jackson} like lemmings. These idiots are going to have egg on thier faces once again. The FBI found no evidence of a race crime. Not good enough for the monkeys. Keep pounding the drums and maybe someone will throw you a banana!!!
I am zimmerman

Crosby, TX

#11 Jul 20, 2013
SHAKESPEAR--(spear chunker) spoken like a true chimp.
luigi

Apopka, FL

#12 Jul 20, 2013
Did any of the uncivilized white crackers riot , break windows and set cars on fire after the OJ verdict. NO!! Civilized people don't do stupid crap. Why aren't the monkeys protesting the deaths of hundreds of blacks across the country by blacks? I see, no money to be made. Shameless, ignorant animals.
DA Stupidity

Mcminnville, TN

#13 Jul 20, 2013
Jacie wrote:
This is beyond ridiculous. Civil rights groups got the 'trial by demand' which PROVED self defence. They aren't happy with the verdict so now there will be protests until they get Zimmerman on a platter. I wanted to protest when OJ was acquitted BUT respected the verdict. I have often wandered about the verdict in the MJ trial BUT AGAIN respected the verdict. I seem to recall his parents said they only wanted a trial. Now look. This is disrespectful to their son. There was no crime here. Poor judgement yes, but no crime.
I so agree. Makes me wander if only they had put that much energy into proper parenting their child where might he be today. I never wanted to blame until I saw this video.

It shows what Trayvon was just prior to Trayvon becoming out-of-control in his Miami high school and was suspended while living with his Mom in Miami just prior to him being sent to
his father in Sanford, Florida only one week prior to his death. The so-called “child”, Trayvon, does appear to have been out-of-control for his parent to manage any longer or was he? This lady in the video sounds as if she had been but was no longer that great stepmom in his life. So where was his biological parents in all of this. Trayvon died at age 17, This lady (stepmom) came in Trayvon’s life at his age of approx age 3 and spent 14 years with his dad while Trayvon spent 90% of his time with this stepmom and Tracy. That covers a total of 17 years of Trayvon’s life starting at age 3 while he died at age 17, as well. But before his death, Dad obviously found a new girlfriend, and probably had just moved in with his new girlfriend living in Zimmerman‘s neighborhood, shortly before Trayvon’s death. At the same time, Trayvon was suspended from school in Miami while staying with bio Mom. Without the step mom, forced to go live with mom in Miami is appears. Dad probably had no home without a female in his life. Sounds like a total dysfunctional set of parents for Trayvon while one step mom was a “God sent person” in Trayvon’s life, but not even that lasted for Trayvon. The stepmom sounds like a great person/stepparent whom loved Trayvon so dearly but wasn‘t permitted to sit with the family at the funeral but relegated to finding her own seat wherever she could locate one, obviously with her own children in tow. Sorry, but that is cruel in anyone’s book. But this Mother and Daddy still wants to blame someone else for Trayvon’s shortcomings of life as well as their own to boot. This is all so sad, but not so much for the parents as I had felt before watching the video.
simplyobserved

Thunder Bay, Canada

#14 Jul 20, 2013
Civil Rights my ass! They are making up it up as they go only to see it their way and not the law! I am Canadian, if that happened here Zimmerman would serve time only because we do not have carry gun laws but with laws not like Florida's State law you have to respect the law, period!.

From gold teeth, school problems a cocky criminal attitude to Trayvon's family problem and both parents problems escalating it to a All out problem.

IT'S THE PARENTS PROBLEM!

Dem' Dah State Laws, sorry folks!

comment

Indianapolis, IN

#15 Jul 20, 2013
DA Stupidity wrote:
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I so agree. Makes me wander if only they had put that much energy into proper parenting their child where might he be today. I never wanted to blame until I saw this video.
It shows what Trayvon was just prior to Trayvon becoming out-of-control in his Miami high school and was suspended while living with his Mom in Miami just prior to him being sent to
his father in Sanford, Florida only one week prior to his death. The so-called “child”, Trayvon, does appear to have been out-of-control for his parent to manage any longer or was he? This lady in the video sounds as if she had been but was no longer that great stepmom in his life. So where was his biological parents in all of this. Trayvon died at age 17, This lady (stepmom) came in Trayvon’s life at his age of approx age 3 and spent 14 years with his dad while Trayvon spent 90% of his time with this stepmom and Tracy. That covers a total of 17 years of Trayvon’s life starting at age 3 while he died at age 17, as well. But before his death, Dad obviously found a new girlfriend, and probably had just moved in with his new girlfriend living in Zimmerman‘s neighborhood, shortly before Trayvon’s death. At the same time, Trayvon was suspended from school in Miami while staying with bio Mom. Without the step mom, forced to go live with mom in Miami is appears. Dad probably had no home without a female in his life. Sounds like a total dysfunctional set of parents for Trayvon while one step mom was a “God sent person” in Trayvon’s life, but not even that lasted for Trayvon. The stepmom sounds like a great person/stepparent whom loved Trayvon so dearly but wasn‘t permitted to sit with the family at the funeral but relegated to finding her own seat wherever she could locate one, obviously with her own children in tow. Sorry, but that is cruel in anyone’s book. But this Mother and Daddy still wants to blame someone else for Trayvon’s shortcomings of life as well as their own to boot. This is all so sad, but not so much for the parents as I had felt before watching the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =LjkgI5ShcWsXX
Well that verifies a whole lot. Martin grew up in a disfunctional family just like most kids these days. A daddy that lives off women, a mama that can't handle him, worshipping the "gangsta lifestyle". No wonder, it's all typical. Martin was with his daddy and this woman until daddy found greener grass to go after THEN little Trayvon had to go back to mama while daddy got in the door with this new woman THEN Trayvon is probably angry because of being shuffled around so he starts acting out while with Mama so mama says daddy YOU are going to have to deal with this boy because I can't then little Trayvon is shipped back to daddy again who is shacked up with the new ol' girl. No wonder the boy was pissed off and wanting to fight! I said all along it is the parents fault for letting their kids grow up like Trayvon did. Even with a decent step-mom that actually cared about him, there had to be a lot of anger in that young man. Way to go mom and dad!
Ronald

Long Beach, CA

#16 Jul 20, 2013
simplyobserved wrote:
Civil Rights my ass! They are making up it up as they go only to see it their way and not the law! I am Canadian, if that happened here Zimmerman would serve time only because we do not have carry gun laws but with laws not like Florida's State law you have to respect the law, period!.
From gold teeth, school problems a cocky criminal attitude to Trayvon's family problem and both parents problems escalating it to a All out problem.
IT'S THE PARENTS PROBLEM!
Dem' Dah State Laws, sorry folks!
simplyobserved.

Yes. I agree. As naive non-African Canadians more and more learn the benefits of diversity, they will come around to understanding the need for carry laws. Thanks in part to the despised "underground railway" people, and in part to African "young people" fleeing the mess they made of Detroit, Toronto is already leading the way to this understanding. Know what I'm sayin' Bro?

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Ronald

merlino bautista

San Diego, CA

#17 Jul 20, 2013
There is something very wrong with Florida's "stand your ground"
law. It gives everyone the right to kill and there's going to be a lot of killing in this state. A woman or a man can shoot their parner claiming that they have been physically abused enough and finally one purchases a gun and shoot to kill on the next physical abuse. A simple kids brawl could turn deadly when it generally does not ends up that way. It gives the kids freedom to kill. A bar melee gives assurance to the one losing the fight to kill or either one of them has the right to kill. Boy!!! there's gonna be a lot of dead drunks.
merlino bautista

San Diego, CA

#18 Jul 20, 2013
Part II. of Popeye'comment. toot toot. These and some situations may not have happened before but since one person got away with it...then the future occurences are inevitable.
I for instance could have a death wish on someone...If I live in Florida...I can easilly make that happen by staging a fight...wait until I get a few hard blows..get my gun and shoot or it could be my opponent and shoot me. Either way it's a sensless death . "Z". was very much aware of this option and he used it. A poor child died in vain. The acquittal...anyway you slice it is a gross miscarriage of justice.
merlino bautista

San Diego, CA

#19 Jul 20, 2013
Sam I Am wrote:
These turds with eyes are trying to make a hero out of trayboon, When in fact trayvon was nothing butust another ghetto loser. The world is by far better off without this ghetto thug.
my oh my...then you should be the first one to go with your bad use of language and insensible to the person killed out of another man's rage. A brawl is a brawl and one should defend himself just using their fist...legs...head...teeth and it usually ends up with someone calling 911 or braking up the fight. Watch your language. You're the one that sounds like a misbehaved person.
merlino bautista

San Diego, CA

#20 Jul 20, 2013
Sam I Am wrote:
These turds with eyes are trying to make a hero out of trayboon, When in fact trayvon was nothing but just another ghetto loser. The world is by far better off without this ghetto thug.
Sam I Am wrote:
These turds with eyes are trying to make a hero out of trayboon, When in fact trayvon was nothing butust another ghetto loser. The world is by far better off without this ghetto thug.
my oh my...then you should be the first one to go with your bad use of language and insensible to the person killed out of another man's rage. A brawl is a brawl and one should defend himself just using their fist...legs...head...teeth and it usually ends up with someone calling 911 or braking up the fight. Watch your language. You're the one that sounds like a misbehaved person.

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