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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 07:34 PM

Boy in the Hoodie was going to aviation school part time.

After taking an airplane ride two years ago, Trayvon decided he wanted to learn to fly, his uncle Ronald Fulton said. The teen attended a Miami aviation school part time and was studying to be an engineer, a path to realizing his ambition, Fulton said.

Math was Trayvon’s favorite subject.

Something else you may not know about Trayvon Martin:

“He was extremely creative,” said Michelle Kypriss, Trayvon’s English teacher at Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School in Miami. “He just loved building things. He really was intrigued by how things worked.”

She described Trayvon, a junior, as an A and B student who majored in cheerfulness.

Something you may have heard about Trayvon Martin:

Trayvon was under a five-day suspension when he was shot that Sunday night, but Kypriss said it was due to tardiness and not misbehavior.

“Trayvon was not a violent or dangerous child. He was not known for misbehaving,” the teacher said. “He was suspended because he was late too many times.”

http://www.stinque.com/2012/03/22/boy-in-the-hoodie/

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Reply Boy in the Hoodie was going to aviation school part time. (Original post)
appleannie1 Mar 2012 OP
CAPHAVOC Mar 2012 #1
FarPoint Mar 2012 #5
CAPHAVOC Mar 2012 #6
FarPoint Mar 2012 #10
appleannie1 Mar 2012 #11
Booster Mar 2012 #12
sarge43 Mar 2012 #2
qanda Mar 2012 #3
CAPHAVOC Mar 2012 #8
Lost-in-FL Mar 2012 #4
appleannie1 Mar 2012 #13
Lost-in-FL Mar 2012 #15
RebelOne Mar 2012 #7
qanda Mar 2012 #9
appleannie1 Mar 2012 #14
FailureToCommunicate Mar 2012 #16
AverageJoe90 Mar 2012 #17
OPOS Mar 2012 #18
Pacafishmate Mar 2012 #19
Trillo Mar 2012 #20

Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 07:39 PM

1. OK

 

So what is going on with this? Are they shoving it under the rug? I thought there was a big protest. Seems like a wall of silence is coming down.

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Response to CAPHAVOC (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 07:57 PM

5. It's a 2 hour drive from Tampa to Sandford...

Is Govenor Scott ordering a media blackout? Where I live, it's on all the local news stations and cable news as well...I have Sirius Radio too...so I get even more options...Oh, then there's the Huffington Post, DU links, TPM, Kos....So,I see no evidence of a wall of silence. You may need to be more attentive.

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:00 PM

6. Ahhh Dunno?

 

Seems to me the story is getting the big Kibosh. Maybe bad poll. Million Hoodie March? Who cares about real justice? I will stay tuned as they say.

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Response to CAPHAVOC (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:06 PM

10. Can you tune in to Current TV?

Keith Olbermann is wearing a hoodie....

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Response to CAPHAVOC (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:19 PM

11. tune into MSNBC. It is the main story on Tweety, Ed, Lawrence and Rachel.

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Response to CAPHAVOC (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:20 PM

12. Anybody else think a call from someone in the White House (for me, preferably Michelle) to call

Trayvon's mother and express their condolences? Mr. Obama called that white girl who was called a slut and this is far more serious than that. A male black friend of mine (I'm white) said that would make Mr. Obama seem like he was giving preferential treatment because the family is black. In my mind, it's still discrimination if you're not calling because they are black. The Black community can't win for losing. I think the mother deserves a call.

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 07:42 PM

2. What a waste, what a tragedy, what an injustice. n/t

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 07:46 PM

3. What a waste of a beautiful child!

What a waste!!!!!!

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Response to qanda (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:03 PM

8. You got it.

 

A waste of a life. Awful. Sad. How can this happen? Uggghhh!

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 07:54 PM

4. Suspended for being late to school?

That doesn't even make sense to me.

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Response to Lost-in-FL (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:21 PM

13. My grandson, in first grade, was suspended for being late too many times. Did not miss but was a

couple minutes late too many times.

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Response to appleannie1 (Reply #13)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:35 PM

15. That's crazy. nt

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:01 PM

7. How was he attending an aviation school in Miami?

So he was probably not attending the school when he lived in Sanford, which is a long trip from Miami.

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:04 PM

9. I think he was living in Miami and visiting Sanford

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:22 PM

14. He lived with his mom in Miami. He was visiting his father in Sanford when he was killed.

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:59 PM

16. He was visiting his dad. Another story says he rescued his dad from

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a burning house when he was nine year old. The kid is -was- a really good soul it sounds like.

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:34 PM

17. Such a terrible waste of a REALLY talented guy.

R.I.P. Trayvon.

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:40 PM

18. "Boy" in the Hoodie is insulting to Trayvon

 

Insulting racially for the "Boy" connotations and the author should have understood that.

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Response to OPOS (Reply #18)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:43 PM

19. Seriously?

 

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:57 PM

20. Time for some solidarity Tardiness? n/t

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