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    Thousands march in Philadelphia to protest Trayvon Martin killing

    Thousands of people marched in Philadelphia to protest the shooting in Florida of an unarmed black teenager, joining a growing national storm over racism.
    The unusually large demonstration for Philadelphia, which was comprised mostly of African Americans, followed protests in Florida and New York.
    The protests are dubbed “Million Hoodie Marches” in memory of the victim, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, who was reportedly wearing a hoodie sweatshirt when he was shot last month in a gated community by a white volunteer security guard.

    Reggie Conquest, 24, explained the symbolism of the hoodie and the suspicions that many black men face in urban settings.
    “Being a big black guy, people get startled. They walk across the street. I’m a nice guy. When I see that, I take off my hoodie. I don’t want to startle nobody,” he said.
    Late Thursday, up to 20,000 people rallied in the Florida town of Sanford, where Martin was killed by George Zimmerman.



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    I can support this 100%. People coming out to protest a violent, senseless act of murder, behind all the police misconduct...

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    Re: Thousands march in Philadelphia to protest Trayvon Martin killing

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    I can support this 100%. People coming out to protest a violent, senseless act of murder, behind all the police misconduct...

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    I think a lot of people have too much time on their hands.

    And all we know about this for sure is that it was tragic. Whether it was 'murder' remains to be seen.

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    Re: Thousands march in Philadelphia to protest Trayvon Martin killing

    However, it seems clear that if any of the protesters say anything intimidating, they are instigators of violence and can be beat and kicked at will as long as anyone wants to. If any protestors fight back they must be arrested because they instigated the violence.

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    Re: Thousands march in Philadelphia to protest Trayvon Martin killing

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    However, it seems clear that if any of the protesters say anything intimidating, they are instigators of violence and can be beat and kicked at will as long as anyone wants to. If any protestors fight back they must be arrested because they instigated the violence.
    Not that I doubt there could be violence at one of these marches, but why go out of your way to preemptively justify violence against the protesters?
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    Re: Thousands march in Philadelphia to protest Trayvon Martin killing

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    What "police misconduct"?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Thousands march in Philadelphia to protest Trayvon Martin killing

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    What "police misconduct"?
    no alcohol test, no drug test, for two things.

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    Re: Thousands march in Philadelphia to protest Trayvon Martin killing

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    no alcohol test, no drug test, for two things.
    What about this incident warrant a drug and alcohol screen?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Thousands march in Philadelphia to protest Trayvon Martin killing

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    What about this incident warrant a drug and alcohol screen?
    he shot and killed an unarmed 17-year old.

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    Re: Thousands march in Philadelphia to protest Trayvon Martin killing

    I read somewhere there are 35-45 murders/day in the US. Wonder why the other 34-44 don't get the same attention at this one? It was a tragic event. It a shame the negative press for "watch programs" this is bringing. Yet, I can't help but think that the news media and others are drawing way to much attention to it. It is one murder out of a bunch that happens each day. Let the law and the court deal with it.
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    Re: Thousands march in Philadelphia to protest Trayvon Martin killing

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    I read somewhere there are 35-45 murders/day in the US. Wonder why the other 34-44 don't get the same attention at this one?....
    the unusual cirumstances of the killing, and the background of the killer, explains it all.

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