Bob Owens

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Bought and paid for: Trayvon Martin’s parents lie about the circumstances of his death in Change.org petition attacking “Stand Your Ground” laws

Written By: Bob - Aug• 09•13

A reader forwarded along this email he got from Change.Org:

Last year, our son Trayvon Martin was stalked, chased down and killed by George Zimmerman, and Zimmerman received no punishment whatsoever. That’s in large part because Florida is one of at least 21 states with some form of ‘Stand Your Ground’ law which enables people like George Zimmerman to claim self-defense.

‘Stand Your Ground’ was never meant to give aggressors the opportunity to get away with murder, but that is what happened when our son Trayvon was killed. After Trayvon’s death, law enforcement used the law as an excuse to refuse to arrest George Zimmerman. Even worse, the jury in the case was instructed to think of what Zimmerman did as self-defense, even though Zimmerman ignored instructions from the police and instigated conflict with our son, who was just trying to get home to his father.

We are shocked and heartbroken by the jury’s decision to allow our son’s killer to go free. Despite our despair, we must honour Trayvon’s legacy by doing all that we can to protect other young people from being targeted, pursued, and senselessly murdered.

We started a petition on Change.org calling on 21 governors whose states have some form of ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws to review those laws and amend them so that people who instigate conflicts — people like George Zimmerman — won’t be able to use these laws to get away with murder.

We are not the only ones calling for ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws to be reviewed. President Obama spoke out on the need for review, and prominent Republicans like Senator John McCain have joined him. This is not a Democrat or Republican issue, it’s not ‘black’ or ‘white’ issue, it’s a wrong and right issue.

This is a matter of making sure that no other family will ever have to go through what we have been through. No parents should ever have to know what it feels like to watch your child’s killer walk free.

Our hearts broke on the night of February 26, 2012 when George Zimmerman killed our son — and we were stunned and devastated when the police refused to arrest Zimmerman. We petitioned for Zimmerman’s arrest on Change.org, and after more than 2 million people joined our call, Zimmerman was charged with our son’s murder. We felt so much closer to justice for Trayvon, and so grateful for the support of those who signed our petition.

But on July 13, 2013, our hearts broke again when the jury set Zimmerman free. Our hearts broke because it is so hard to accept that we can’t protect Trayvon anymore. But we can fight to make sure that this never happens again.

Please sign our petition calling for a thorough review of all ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws to prevent killers like George Zimmerman from going free.

We want to say thank you to all of you who have stood up for our son. Because of all your efforts, Trayvon’s life is celebrated all over the world. Please continue to stand with us as we fight to ensure that his legacy is to leave behind a safer and more peaceful world for all our sons and daughters.

Thank you,
Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton

40 prosecution and 19 defense witnesses painted an entirely different story, of course, which supported George Zimmerman’s story as he told it.

George Zimmerman stalked no-one. If he did, crazed prosecutor Angela Corey would have charged him.

Nor did Zimmerman chase anyone: their multiple-drug-abusing, gun-dealing, street-fighting thug of a son, who enjoyed hitting people, lurked in the dark for four minutes watching George Zimmerman before he went after Zimmerman, a fact undisputed in the case.

Rachel Jeantel confirmed Zimmerman’s story that Trayvon emerged from the darkness behind Zimmerman as the shorter, softer neighborhood watchman was on the way back to his truck, and as Jeantel herself said when speaking with Piers Morgan after the trial, she believes Trayvon not only initiated the confrontation by coming up to Zimmerman from behind, he threw the first punch… and every one after that, despite cries for help from Zimmerman and John Good’s shouting at Trayvon to stop his relentless attack.

The reality that Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton know in their hearts is that their son was an attempted murderer, who was only stopped from achieving his goal because the shorter, weaker man had a gun.

“Stand Your Ground” was never brought up in the courtroom during the trial, and Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton know why: it wasn’t relevant to the case. It’s impossible to claim you were “standing your ground” when you were ambushed, sucker punched, and mounted, with no way to escape.

Every major claim in their email is a lie.

Apparently Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton have discovered that there is some money to be made from the gun control movement. After all, they’ve already “earned” more than $1 million from their victimology tour.

What else would they say for a few dollars more?

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34 Comments

  1. redc1c4 says:

    if these two reprehensible scum bags had put a fraction of the effort they are putting into getting rich of the death of St Thug Life into raising a productive member of society instead, the dirtbag would likely still be alive.

    they are a demonstration of everything that is corrosive & self-destructing in modern black culture here in America, and it’s a self-inflicted wound, aided and abetted by the Demonrat Party’s institutional cynical racism that convinces these fools to vote for them as a monolithic block, even as their policies crush them.

    • kerrie says:

      You are correct. One of the fathers wives Alicia Stanley, was on the Cooper Anderson show and told how “she had the boy 90% of the time and took him to his football games. SHE LOVED HIM and she wasnt allowed in court. There is soooo much more irresponsibilities in this scam for blood money.

  2. pasedoble says:

    These 2 will keep going till they get 10 million of TM’s death. Disgusting. Also, the “petition” site counts visits as signatures. I have seen this before, kept it running while “re-visiting” several times and the counter goes up one time for each visit, not sig’s on the petition. They now have 4 more because of me visiting…. doh!!

  3. Pablo says:

    What else would they say for a few dollars more?

    And why won’t they say it in a civil court in a suit against Zimmerman? Because loser pays in Florida, that’s why. And because St. Trayvon would get the bark stripped off of him in that proceeding.

    • Hoystory says:

      I believe the real reason they won’t go into civil court is that Florida has an immunity statute that says if you’re acquitted by reason of self-defense, you can’t be sued civilly.

      Otherwise, no matter how poor their case, they would file. There’d be a pretty good chance you could get a handful of idiots to believe their tale and hit Zimmerman with some sort of judgment.

      • Dan says:

        it’s better than that, they can bring a law suit but loser pays. I don’t think they’re willing to jeopardize that million plus the home owners association paid them.

  4. idahobob says:

    There is probably a book deal in the making, also.

    Title would be, “How To Make Millions After Raising A Worthless little Gangsta”.

    Bob
    III

    • Old Gringo says:

      Which is why I say Al Sharpton is one of the greatest spokesman for free market capitalism, a system he pretends to hate.
      Where else but in America could a semi-literate, ill educated man rise to such financial heights.
      He provides “the market” with a product that’s in demand. Racebaiting.

      • Rob Crawford says:

        Where else but in America could a semi-literate, ill educated man rise to such financial heights.

        Pretty much anywhere in the Third World, actually.

  5. Bob says:

    The only good thing that really comes of all this is that the POS is no longer out there jumping innocent people in the dark and trying to kill them. GOOD RIDDANCE!!!

  6. alanstorm says:

    “Every major claim in their email is a lie.”

    Isn’t that SOP for the hoplophobes?

  7. john says:

    Does anyone have any statistics on how many black citizens have been saved by stand your ground laws?

    • Dan says:

      I know in florida black defendants have invoked it at a higher rate than whites and a good chunk of those have been successful. So stand your ground has had a disproportionate benefit to blacks in those self defense situations.

  8. Dan says:

    Is it ironic or just sad that in death St. Trayvon has been able to generate more money for his family than he was ever going to in life?

  9. TLH says:

    Unbelievable.

  10. Tumbleweed says:

    Their kid was a thug and a drug user who attacked the neighborhood watch guy with malice!

  11. Comrade X says:

    The parents are not the only ones making fast because of this misguided kid;

    http://peacemoonbeam.typepad.com/bighairynews/2013/08/ebony-milking-trayvon-for-all-hes-worth.html

    How to racebaiters make a living? By racebaiting of course!

  12. Rob Crawford says:

    Yeah, but if they don’t put their names on things like this, the Revrums of the Black Klan will cut off the cash flow.

  13. louielouie says:

    What else would they say for a few dollars more?

    or.

    What else would they say for a fist full of dollars?

  14. Cole says:

    Hey, hey, cut them some slack. They’ve got t-shirts to sell.

  15. HooterBro388 says:

    Guess what you money grubbing pieces of crap?!!! George Zimmerman WAS NOT TRIED UNDER THE STAND YOUR GROUND LAWS! There is a certain plea you have to enter in Court to be tried under the Castle Doctrine, or, Stand Your Ground, law. This plea WAS NOT ENTERED so this case WAS NOT a Stand your Ground case! But I am SURE you “parents” of Trayvon are making a lot of money to make it seem that way! You should be ASHAMED of what you’re doing in your son’s “memory”.

    • Fred says:

      We can yell as loud as we want, but truth has no effect on people like this.

      Though Stand Your Ground had nothing to do with the tragedy, they will use whatever means necessary to overturn the law.

      It’s too bad they didn’t seem to care this much about Trayvon when he was alive…

  16. I’ve got an idea for a new reality show.

    Pimp My Dead Child, starring Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton

  17. John says:

    The first paragraph is a lie. When Zimmerman started back to his vehicle, he broke off the following. But St Trayvon didn’t go home or to the store. Instead he made the decision to become the aggressor and go open a can of kickass on Zimmerman. Bad choice picking on an older neighbor hood crime watch person. Wannabe gangster got real life results.

  18. Burnt Toast says:

    Rachel Jeantel said during the trial that she (they?) teased Trayvon that he was going to get raped by Zimmerman – suggesting that Trayvon Martin was engaging in some gay-bashing because he thought Zimmermna was cruising for him.

    I latched onto that bit of testimony because over a year ago when facts started to trickle out I put my money on a young man thinking a gay was checking him, ducked round a corner to see if the ‘gay’ follows, then went ape-shiite on him (Zimmerman).

  19. Fred says:

    Amazing the way they are trying to downplay both the political and racial overtones created by their lawyers, Sharpton, as well as the Martins themselves.

    “Stand Your Ground” had absolutely nothing to do with this situation.

    Zimmerman did not stalk or hunt Martin. He followed him so he could relay the info to the police and though Martin headed toward Brandy Green’s townhouse, he doubled back and got into it with Zimmerman forcing Zimmerman to defend himself.

    People can argue all they want that Zimmerman should have stayed in his car, etc., but Martin should also not have come back after he passed Zimmerman.

    This tragic situation was portrayed as a racist even from day one in the media and the lawyers kept that going even when they spoke before Congress.

    Now, they’re trying to get a ton of money from it and overturn a law that had nothing to do with it.

    Tactics of the left never seem to change.

  20. Veritas says:

    The father was a Crip. No wonder he opposes stand your ground rules. There is a name for people who traffic in this sort of thing.

  21. Doug Rink says:

    Florida’s sheriffs have unanimously endorsed their state’s Stand Your Ground law as it is currently written.

    http://www.flsheriffs.org/newsroom/entry/the-florida-sheriffs-association-supports-the-stand-your-ground-law

  22. Anila Abhay says:

    These are just some of the hundreds of examples of violence and lawlessness in more than 80 cities around the country. There’s this book I have read, just google “White Girl Bleed a Lot” or this site http://whitegirlbleedalot.com/. It’s an epidemic of black mob violence.

  23. Real Deal says:

    Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton are just practicing Barnum’s “There’s a sucker born every minute” and cashing in on the stupid people who believe that T.M. really was the little kid portrayed by the media.

  24. PGGND88 says:

    I had signed a previous petition at Change.org regarding a local school board issue in my town. I started getting various petitions in my mailbox, but when I got this one, I figured that either no one at that website is paying attention, or they are aligned with the positions stated within.

    Either way, I unsubscribed with extreme prejudice (pun most definitely intended).

  25. Riri moore says:

    Bunch of sun tanned, dried up., wrinkle. Prunes. I am biracial and hate that fact that my mom couldn’t resist the black man. While married to her white husband. White ppl are the most hateful in the world, so ashamed.

  26. Riri moore says:

    This was a 17 yr old child. How hateful are you ppl. You obviously live in your own white world, outta touch with reality. Where I live, the young, white males are the thugs. You hear loud music playing, expecting to see a black kid, bobbing their head but. ” oh. No ” it’s lil Christopher. Get out. More from your rural areas and see what’s really going on. Your wanna be teens will. Soon have everyone looking Spanish and there will be no. White men left to make stupid comments.