Local teens speak out on Trayvon Martin killing

They're young. They're smart. They're black. And they found a cause worth fighting for in last month's death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
Sandusky Register Staff
Mar 31, 2012

 

They’re young. They’re smart. They’re black. And they found a cause worth fighting for in last month’s death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. 

About 30 teens from Sandusky High donned hoodies Thursday as they marched and demanded justice for the Florida teenager who was fatally shot by a man who has not been charged for the killing.

Said one of the teens: “We need to make other people care about the situation, and we’re starting with Sandusky."

Martin was gunned down by a man acting as a neighborhood watchman. George Zimmerman told police Martin attacked him, but police audio recordings suggest Zimmerman was stalking Trayvon as the boy walked back from a store with skittles and iced tea in hand.

He was wearing a hoodie the night he was gunned down, which has prompted protesters throughout the nation to don hoodies at demonstrations.   

The teens marched from Sandusky High to the corner of Market and Jackson streets, stopping at the Sandusky Register building.

To view the video the teens produced from their march, click here.

Comments

FruGalSpender

too bad that people like big doggie ignores the wisdom of MLK and keeps promoting racism and dividing all americans.

FruGalSpender

MLK would have made a great president and promoter of peace throughout the entire world. his thoughts must live on in the thoughts of others. we must continue the wisdom of MLK.

FruGalSpender

"frugie said "can we all get along or does one group of people want to keep racism alive and nuture it to grow?" Which one group frugie?"  are you stupid or what big doggie. can't you figure it out? here is a clue. white racism is decreasing while black racism is increasing. the new black panthers put out a bounty. figure out the rest of the puzzle big doggie.   

The Big Dog's back

 Just wanted you to say it frugie, it's all the Black man's fault. That says it all.

origen

@Big Dog

I seriously couldnt say what thier political affiliation is, Im not a White supremist. But what i can say is the anti black movement after the civil war has a long proud history of being democrat, Read up on some history.

I dont look at Neo-Nazi's,Aryan nation/brotherhood whatever as americans anyways if you didnt get my last post they might as well be Cro-Magnon man for all i care.

One more thing. Very few speices on this planet make sport of killing thier own speices, We as humans have proved to be nothing more than animals by hunting and killing our fellow man and then exploiting it for gain. Civilized, No society is not civilized, It is sick and among its festering masses of hatred are those that use it for attention and fame. This is the problem with people, They protect those who would rejoice in thier demise to gain even more attention from the brainless masses who follow them around like sheep. Sheep is a good comparison, For humanity is a mass of bovine animals who walk around not thinking for themselves, But look to those who have learned to exploit and use the base animal instinc's to stampede the herd at opposing agendas and ideology's. It will only stop when the cows break free and ignore the shepards of hate.

Learn from history, Use that knowledge to teach others, Make a change locally without hate or malice, Do not wait till a travesty such as the death of a kid to push you to make that change.

"A donkey walks forward with the reward of a carrot dangled in front of his nose, Remove that carrot and walk freely to have the ability to choose the better path"

The Big Dog's back

 ori, what's going on today, not 100, 200 years ago. You should know, read up.

origen

@Big dog

Believe me i know exactly whats going on, Especially with the race baiting and attention grabbing of those in florida. Too bad you cant see it or refuse to see it, Because it has happend before and ended up with more people getting hurt out of it.

The Big Dog's back

 What's that old saying right wingers like to use, "Sometimes you have to water the tree of Liberty".

origen

Thomas Jefferson said it first and he was hardly a "Right winger". Seems you have sunk to Taxpayer status, If not rightwinger this or that its racist this or that. Bump the player the record seems to be stuck.

The Big Dog's back

 I'll quote you ori, "The truth hurts".

origen

@Big dog

Why may i ask would the truth hurt me? Instead of listening to a rabble rousing race baiter who is starved for attention shouldnt we all be striving for the truth? Yes i bet the truth does hurt for you, Not so much for me.

As for watering the tree of liberty, Lets see the whole quote.

God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion.
The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is
wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts
they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions,
it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. ...
And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not
warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of
resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as
to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost
in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from
time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
It is its natural manure."  

That is a advocation to take arms against the government to warn them about the power of the people. So are you advocating against Obama now? That reading thing always helps Dog Try it some time !!      

Julie R.

MLK also said: "Justice Delayed is Justice Denied."

They should engrave that on the front of the Erie County courthouse.

r0b

who cares this is OHIO, NOT FLORDIA. charges havent been filed because its an on going investigation. this young man who is being portrayed as an innocent young boy was alledgedly shot because he attacked this guy ...self defense. the punk got what he deserved if you ask me.

r0b
wedge1

Perhaps someone (like the schoolteachers) should be educating students to reserve judgement until ALL of the facts are found out.  Like how NBC news doctored the audio of the 911 call.  Like how several eyewitness accounts, along with the injuries to the back of Mr. Zimmerman's head, confirm his story.  Like how putting a bounty on someone who hasn't been charged with a crime is in itself a crime.  Like how most murders of African-American men are committed by other African-American men.  Where are the protests and marches against black-on-black crime?  By the way, when did the term "white Hispanic" come to identify someone's race - I thought that when you checked the boxes on job applications & other government forms, it was either "White/Caucasian" or "Hispanic/Latino"?

What we're witnessing is typical vigilante justice, inspired by those who benefit by throwing gasoline on the race fire, and perpetuated by an out of control and irresponsible media.  And the fact that our President sits by and does nothing to stop this is abhorrent in and of itself.  I guess he'd rather throw more rock concerts at the White House with Mick Jagger & co.

wiredmama222

Wedge......what would you have a sitting president do?   This should NEVER have gotten outside the state of Florida.  NEVER.   The only reason it did was because of people the like of Sharpton and Jackson AND THE MEDIA....both "lamestream, as some call it, and OTHERWISE....NO SITTING PRESIDENT should make a comment about a local issue not matter what it is. 

This matter belongs solely to the State of Florida.  They need to deal with it on their own.  It is their screwed up law, their goofy mess that started all this, now let them finish it.  The flames that got fanned in this whole thing got fanned by too much publicity from too many souces and WAY too much misinformation from BOTH sides...not more one than the other.  This nation has to wait until April 10th for the Grand Jury to meet. 

I will gurantee you that ONE SIDE or the other will be disappointed by the decision that is made and this country can only hope that whatever that  is, it does not ignite a problem for the rest of us. 

In this case, what happened in Florida, should have STAYED in Florida, because it really has gotten out of hand

Super Judge

I'm sure Treyvon beat him up, I'm sure that George stalked him, I'm sure that the 911 operator told him not to follow him. Everything that happened past the instant the 911 operator said "we dont need you to do that" is Zimmermans fault. If this Treyvon boy assaulted Zimmerman prior that then Zimmerman is a double victim. The truth is Zimmerman went looking for trouble and he found it. There is no way his life will ever be the same, and lets face it, either he or someone from his family will probably pay with their life sooner or latter.

 

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FruGalSpender

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/article/250616/483/Original-Black-Panthers-Denounce-New-Black-Panther-Party  "They made headlines after announcing a $10,000 bounty for someone to make a citizen's arrest of George Zimmerman. "What would you do with him?" First Coast News asked. "We would turn him into the authorities," Muhammad replied."   what a stupid statement. the authorities know where zimmerman is. if the new black panthers do harm to zimmerman, there will be a news black out so the white hate groups will not find out. here is a idea. how about the black hate groups go rumble with the white hate groups and leave the rest of us alone.

Tool Shed

 I can't believe we are still talking about this boy who was suspended three times from school, the latest time for drugs!

starryeyes83

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starryeyes83

What  SR ?   Truth is  MLK cheated on his wife with white women.  Fact.  Women of  the evening ( h***ers) . Fact.   He was as crooked as all the other  politicians/ civil leaders.   Be he  white, black, green or purple he was still a  hypocrite.     What just because  he's dead makes him a saint?  Hardly.  Same with  JFK, RFK, and all the rest.   Even present day "leaders".  Fact.  

SR: get over yourselves, please.

Home Boy

Hey Sandusky Register......still allowing posts about the Martin case??? What happened to the Water's case with a lot more "comments'? Not as controversial, huh?

LatimerFF

Seems everyone is quick to hang this guy without knowing all the facts.  Unfortunately the government as in Obama is race bating.  Obama stated that this kid could be his own child.  Since when does the President of the United States care what happens to anyone unless they are USING that person for personal gain.  Obama called that woman who spends $3,000 a year for rubbers to tell her he was sorry for the words said against her.  Since when does the President start making personal phone calls to anyone about their problems?

  Face it this kid died and Sharpton and Jackson and Obama raped this kid by using his death for their own personal agenda and be honest do you really think they care about this kid or what happened to him?  Personally i would expect the President to NOT call me to appologize but rather to FIX this country that is being destroyed day by day because THAT is his job.

origen

@Latimer

Clinton called monica lewinsky to make sure she had 3,000 worth of birth control back in 95 i do not really see the difference nowdays. LOL!!

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