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Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:18 PM

Trayvon Martin's Parents Hold Hoodie Vigil on Anniversary of His Death

Source: ABC News

Trayvon Martin's Parents Hold Hoodie Vigil on Anniversary of His Death

By CHRISTINA NG
Feb. 26, 2013

The parents of Trayvon Martin are asking people to mark the one year anniversary of the teenager's death in a controversial case by wearing hoodies during a candlelight vigil tonight.

Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, the teenager's parents, and their lawyers will be hosting a Million Hoodies Candlelight Vigil in New York's Union Square.

They are asking supporters to join them "for a moment of silence in honor of Trayvon Martin and all victims of senseless gun violence."

Communities around the country are expected to host similar events tonight.

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Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/US/trayvon-martins-parents-hold-hoodie-vigil-anniversary-death/story?id=18597254

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Reply Trayvon Martin's Parents Hold Hoodie Vigil on Anniversary of His Death (Original post)
Eugene Feb 2013 OP
Little Star Feb 2013 #1
HockeyMom Feb 2013 #2
Cha Feb 2013 #3
ThatsMyBarack Feb 2013 #4
HangOnKids Feb 2013 #6
tblue Feb 2013 #11
abelenkpe Feb 2013 #12
malaise Feb 2013 #5
patrice Feb 2013 #7
libodem Feb 2013 #8
one_voice Feb 2013 #9
gollygee Feb 2013 #10
LittleGirl Feb 2013 #13
valerief Feb 2013 #14
mcar Feb 2013 #15
mountain grammy Feb 2013 #16
Fire Walk With Me Feb 2013 #17

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:22 PM

1. God, I feel so bad for those parents.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:23 PM

2. Is there anything in Florida?

Not that I have heard of.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:28 PM

3. Bless their hearts ..thank

you for this news, Eugene.

I hope more than a Million Show UP!

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:31 PM

4. Freeper-type response....

To a Trayvon Martin tribute I shared on Facebook earlier today:

I don't defend what Zimmerman did, either, but Trayvon was not the innocent, shining angel the media darlings want to portray him to be. He was by some accounts a thug.

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Response to ThatsMyBarack (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:49 PM

11. So he shoulda been shot?

How evil to say such a thing!

BTW, I have seen no evidence that Trayvon was a 'thug' anywhere. Has anybody?

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Response to ThatsMyBarack (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:51 PM

12. If he's not defending Zimmerman

why does he need to say bad things about innocent person judged and executed by Zimmerman? Does he confuse the fact that Trayvon Martin was simply out getting skittles and innocent of any crime as the media claiming Trayvon Martin was a perfect angel?


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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:33 PM

5. So sad -

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:38 PM

7. Blessings on this family and their friends for the work they do for others.

I'm not at all sure I'd have that in me if Trayvon had been mine.

I admire them.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:38 PM

8. My heart goes out to them

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:39 PM

9. So sad..

couldn't imagine having a child taken from me like this.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:40 PM

10. I'm sure this has been a difficult year for them

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:53 PM

13. Anniversary? It's been a year? Wow

Those poor parents. I can't imagine their grief. Peace to them.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 05:21 PM

14. Very apropos. nt

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 05:42 PM

15. His mother's co-workers have donated hundreds

Of hours of their leave time to her so she could take the time to grieve and seek justice for her son. Bless them for their generosity. I hope for justice and peace for Trayvon's parents.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 06:18 PM

16. We should hold daily vigils for every innocent victim of gun violence

because everyday would be an anniversary for somebody. And each vigil, should be reported daily on national network news until Americans finally realize we are losing someone special to gun violence every single day.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 06:20 PM

17. Here is the livestream:

 

http://www.ustream.tv/stopmotionsolo

NYPD forced them to stop using the sound system so they've been using Mic Check.

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