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.

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The Big Dog's back

 Are all the facts in on the Allen Coon case? No!

This story has been spreading around on conservative blogs and message boards for the past week or so, as the Trayvon Martin story’s gathered momentum. The short version of it is that a 13 year old boy in Kansas City was attacked by two black teenagers, set on fire, and told, “That’s what you get, white boy.”

It’s a horrible story and I’ve zero interest in arguing that one is “worse” than the other. Conservative blogs, meanwhile, have been pointing to the fact that Trayvon Martin’s story has been the subject of a lot of interest and attention, while Allen Coon’s has not, as proof that “it doesn’t matter” because the victim was white.

Here is exactly why that’s absurd: Because it does matter that Allen Coon was attacked. It matters so much that the police immediately responded. They branded it ahate crime. They conducted an investigation, and put out an APB on the attackers. They treated it exactly the way that police treat crimes that matter.

So there’s no need to hold vigils for justice in the case of Allen Coon, because justice has swiftly and readily been sought by the people tasked to seek justice.

The reason people are outraged over Trayvon Martin’s shooting is not, ultimately, because a black teenager was shot. That happens all the time, frankly. What people are outraged about is that the police didn’t seem to treat it as though a crime had occurred. They don’t feel as though justice was sought on behalf of Martin or his family, and that is why they’re outraged. This isn’t about “no child should ever be attacked and society should not rest when it happens,” because we don’t live in a world where that would be practical. It’s about the police, and the prosecutors, in Florida who failed to seek justice in any way that the people observing the case recognize as seeking justice.

Or, in short: Allen Coon’s attack was tragic and wrong, and if the police had responded to Trayvon Martin’s in the same manner that they had responded to Coon’s, this would never have become anything close to a national news story.

origen

@Big dog

The racial divide is widening because they know where zimmerman is and they are building the case on him but it isnt fast enough for the masses who are being led by the media bobble heads. 1. are the investigating YES 2. do they know where he is YES 3. Is the media helping out in any form NO The only thing that is happening is people are getting mad no only at the authoritys for not making a snap decision and shooting zimmerman before a trial but at the media hype around a travest for attention, Heck some medias are either withholding, Misinforming or out and out lying about what is going on down there to inflame people. They hold no responsibility if someone else goes nuts and starts hurting people so what do they care if they incite a riot. Instead of focusing in on a "White" guy killing a "Black" guy, Why dont they focus in on one human killed another? Because it isnt sensational enough to get a boost in ratings.  If they arrest zimmernman without all the evidence and he gets a walk because the case falls through because of some technicality of lack of evidence will the black panthers, Al Sharpton and the rest leave him alone doubtful but that is exactly what will happen if the authoritys arent allowed time to do thier job.

Did you read that article? They were 16 years old and go to the same school but no one is in custody yet. Why because the police want to make sure they have the right guys and the case will hold up in court, Not a mob justice type scenario where someone is going to get hurt for the color of thier skin or the area in which they live.

The Big Dog's back

ori, seems like you are the one keeping it a black and white thing. 

Blacktigress

NBC LIED in their report! Surprise Surprise!!!
NBC and the leftest media are despicable in what they have done with this terrible event !

To those who used the 911 tape to say I'm ignoring the facts, shame on you too. I and others said not to judge until the facts come out and you call me an Uncle Tom and to others you insult as well. Big Dog, you talk about the wild west but its YOU that would storm into Zimmerman's home and take him to the nearest Oak tree! Of all the races WE should know how unfair it is to judge someone without due process!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/bl...

The IGNORANT will bring up the network argument, but they will say NOTHING about the lies of NBC, which is proven in this audio.
 

And now I've been accused of not being black because I broke the code and spoke against other brothers in the witness of crackers! I speak what I believe is truth and I really don't care if you think I'm 50/50 or coal black, if it matters that much to you I suggest you do as Jesus said, pluck your eyes out so you can see. Your logic would proclaim Jesus as not being Jewish because He spoke up against the Jews and what became of them. Many great Black brothers and sisters have spoken up to the nonsense of many in our race. Frances Rice has helped my family beyond measure over the years. Email her, she'll comminicate with you any time on any issue.  Frances Rice, Avelda King, Rev Dr Manning, Col. West, and I could keep going on with thousands of other blacks who have spoken up against the typical liberal agenda and some have made very strong stands against the typical mantra on Sunday mornings, so again I say, the tide is changing. Big Dog's posts reveal just how easy black on black crime plays itself out, look how he attacked Dr Kings niece because she holds a different viewpoint and her words destroyed his argument.  Mankind hasn't changed, Jesus's OWN people tried to murder Him numerous times and I'm afraid that those who want 'justice' or no peace would do the same to me and others who stand in their way.

The Big Dog's back

 So putting some facts out there is attacking someone. Who knew. And how about Dr. Cornell West, Van Jones, Barbara Lee, James Clyburn, John Conyers. All sucessful. Why only far right?

FruGalSpender

http://www.politicalnewsnow.com/2012/03/12/greenfield-black-racism-how-derrick-bell-beat-martin-luther-king-jr-frontpagemaga/  "“History proves that the white man is a devil,” said Malcolm X. “Whites are liars,” said Jeremiah Wright. “I love to harass white folks,” said Derrick Bell. This is what you deserve. You get what you deserve, white boy,” a black teenager said to Allen Coon, a white student on the porch of his own home, as he set him on fire. While white racism continues to decline year by year, black racism has advanced to the White House and into the hearts and minds of millions. It leads to everything from discrimination to murder. It led to a thirteen-year-old boy screaming as fire ate at the flesh of his face, burning away the white skin that his attackers had been taught to hate so much. "

Minuteman

I'm glad the kids are getting involved in this. They are paying attention and will put all the pieces together when it's done. I hope they do a documentary, showing us what information was released and when, and the effect that produced. How the public was manipulated. These kids are smart enough to analyze and come to a conclusion.  It won't be the hoped conclusion for many, but will be the best for the future of our country. They won't allow the same old thing for another 50 years like we have.

Hooray for the kids.

The Big Dog's back

Ooops, and frugie too! 

origen

@Big dog

I can understand that you cannot comprehend my post so i will state it as i would to a child.

"A kid died, Dont use it for publicity, Let the authoritys (The policemen) do thier jobs, Dont listen to the MSNBC commentator turned rabble rouser he wants to infame the public for ratings for his TV (Television) show". See how easy it is when you read!!

The Big Dog's back

 Why do you hate Al Sharpton so much ori? The case was going nowhere until the Martin family attorney contacted Al and told him about it. What's your problem? At least now there is an investigation. Isn't that what you said should happen?

origen

@Big dog

Well lets see why i dont like Sharpton. First he is a race baiter, Thats ALL he does. Second, He makes a living off of other people misfortune by exploiting it for attention ALL the time. Third, He doesnt care if he is right or wrong as long as he leads a march stirring up people over race. Forth the mans has destroyed many peoples lives and does not care while he sits in his glory on TV spewing hate. I never said i HATE him, I leave that sort of rhetoric to the professionals, Im sure he would hate me.

Al Sharpton isnt doing the investigation, The police are. All Al's doing is making more of a name as a hatemonger for himself, Not saying too much for him being a pastor when all you preach is hate.

P.S If you think he isnt a hater, ask the jews.

origen

Maybe he is wanting another Crown Hieghts riot to add to his street cred when he goes back to reporting "News" LOL!!

The Big Dog's back

 With all the hate mongers around, O'rielly, Beck, rush, hannity, levine, savage, coulter, why Al? They have all wieghed in on it, racially, of course. The daily caller, wash times, etc. Why not them?

FruGalSpender

"Ooops, and frugie too!"    i called it a day today and happened to read the comments. i see that big doggie tries to keep baiting me to respond. i can show proof from over the years how white racism towards blacks has declined while black racism against whites has escalated. obama also has to put his words in to inflame more racism.  i never heard of black gangs years ago until the crips and bloods started up and then you have all of these copy cats. no use for me to try to debate anything with big doggie. everybody makes fun of big doggie making french fries and hamburgers. nothing wrong with that. at least it is honest work for low pay. have you ever seen those people who work in fast food places? they really work hard for what little money they make. i like to poke fun at people. could this be big doggie at work trying to make a hamburger?   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2AtdP1t188  hey big doggie, quit horsing around and make a hamburger for the little kid. and keep your fingers out of the pie.

The Big Dog's back

Funny frugie you didn't mention white "gangs". You know KKK, Hell's angels, skinheads, nazis, Arayan brotherhood, hutari. 

FruGalSpender

"Funny frugie you didn't mention white "gangs". You know KKK," http://thecomingrace.blogspot.com/2009/11/ku-klux-klan-march-on-washington-dc.html kkk membership  http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/database/article_display.cfm?HHID=444  The three million members of the Klan after World War I were quite open in their activities. Many were small-business owners, independent professionals, clerical workers, and farmers. Members marched in parades, patronized Klan merchants, and voted for Klan-endorsed political candidates.  The Klan efforts were directed against African Americans, Jews, Catholics, and immigrants. 3,000,000 members? down to what today? 

 

The Big Dog's back

 I listed all those gangs for you and that is your response? And that is only a very minute listing.

origen

LOL!! Cannot answer a question Big dog? I answered you as to why i dont like him now answer mine, Does he want another crown hieghts riot? Whats his angle other than to build up his own hype at a dead kids exspence?

 Sharptons has 30 years of race baiting and mistaken identitys, Ruined people lives, Roused people to the point of killing others, and you still like him? For shame, For shame.

Oh P.S Most of the KKK were democrats, Seriously check it out "Southern democrats" Lincoln was a republican so before you go back in your "Wayback" machine check the facts.

The Big Dog's back

 Did you read my post oh illiterate one? I answered your question as to why he was there.

The Big Dog's back

 Oh and p. s. ori, are the white supremists Dems? How about the Arayan nation? 

The Big Dog's back

 Are the hutari Dems frugie?

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The tt

Maybe one day these "chappies" (nicest word I could think of) will get the hint that the hoodie has nothing to do with what happened.  Not just within the confines of this incident, but EVERYWHERE, what mattered wasn't the hoodie, but the young, violent moron under it.  The one with the overinflated sense of entitlement bestowed upon them by their elders and a cowardly society as a whole, the ones with an overconfidence in their abilities to get away with violence against their neighbors just because they're young, they're black, and there don't seem to be any credible witnesses.  Before Trayvon, after Trayvon, it's about who, or what, is under the hoodie.

FruGalSpender

"I listed all those gangs for you and that is your response? And that is only a very minute listing." i gave you a digital history web page. do you want me to look everything up for you big doggie? all of the information that you need to know can be found. white, black, purple, green hate groups can be found all over. my point is that white racism towards blacks is down while black racism towards whites is escalating. if the black hatred of whites keeps escalating, you will see escalation of white racism towards blacks. can we all get along or does one group of people want to keep racism alive and nuture it to grow?

The Big Dog's back

 frugie, you are the one who said you never heard of gangs until the bloods and crips.

origen

LOL!! Al Sharpton rising up out of the mash potatoes and gravy to save the day and single handedly start a investigation into what the police were already investigating!!! Awesome jump of logic there, Maybe his nobility can come and at least apologize for the death of Yankel Rosenbaum or the dragging through the dirt of Steven Pagones? As i have said before "The loading of the bovines according to race into thier loading shoots by the race shepards is easy " .

"I guess its hard to see what shoot your being loaded into if your the cow, Easy to recognize a race baiter and a hate filled preacher, You just have to learn from history"

Aryan :a member or descendant of the prehistoric people who spoke Indo-European. Pretty sure they arent even american/

 

                         

The Big Dog's back

 So are they Dems or not ori?

The Big Dog's back

 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?

FruGalSpender

http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-files/ideology/black-separatist "Black separatists typically oppose integration and racial intermarriage, and they want separate institutions — or even a separate nation — for black people in America. Most contemporary forms of black separatism are strongly anti-white and anti-Semitic, and a number of religious versions assert that blacks — not Jews — are the Biblical "chosen people" of God. As Martin Luther King Jr. once said: "Violence begets violence; hate begets hate; and toughness begets a greater toughness. It is all a descending spiral, and the end is destruction — for everybody. Along the way of life, someone must have enough sense and morality to cut off the chain of hate."

FruGalSpender

don't give any ammunition to the white hate groups. they will die out like maggots that they are.

FruGalSpender

"Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love."  "Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals."   "Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him."  "Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think."   "That old law about 'an eye for an eye' leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing."   "The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."   " The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood."   "We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies."   "We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools." 

who was the man of these ideas?

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