Students Shut Down Sanford Police Station in March for Trayvon Martin

Fox News, April 9, 2012

Students demanding justice in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin shut down the Sanford Police Department headquarters.

A group of students calling themselves the Dream Defenders blocked the entrance of the department’s headquarters early Monday. City officials said the protest would have “minimal effect” on police and fire officials’ response to emergency calls.

“I can honestly say that I’ll never forget this experience,” James Bland told WOFL on Sunday. “It’s been incredible, I honestly feel, as if I’m participating in something that will forever change the course of history.”

Gabriel Pendas, one of the organizers of the march, said the students were doing “the right thing” by participating in the three-day, 41-mile march from Daytona Beach to Sanford.

“We’re coming to Sanford with love and with compassion and . . . working to heal this community,” Pendas told WOFL.

Due to the protest, police services such as fingerprinting were not available Monday, department officials said. Other routine business would be conducted at City Hall.

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  • This paragraph is from Orlando’s local eyeball news website about this matter:

    “The city of Sanford hopes the actions of the students will be as
    peaceful and orderly as the previous rallies and marches have been,”
    said city manager Norton Bonaparte, Jr.  “We want to be accommodating to
    all our visitors proving they act in a manner that is respectful to the
    people of the city.”

    There’s a laugh.  Honestly, the first “peaceful and orderly” rally that blacks hold on behalf of Sir Skittles will be the first.  This one doesn’t count, because it reads like OOJ to preclude cops from going in and out of a cop house.

  • xxxtonygunsxxx

    OPEN LETTER TO BLACK AMERICANS
    blacks just shut up you disgraceful  people i am tired of it. man up!!! stop blaming everybody for your miserable lives, work like everybody else to improve your lives and achieve and stop whining. put away the booze and drugs and grow up. blacks are like 5 year old children that the rest of the world has to carry. NO CHARACTER AT ALL. WHINERS, I AM SICK OF IT UP TO MY TEETH. try to intimidate people and we are not scared.   PULL YOUR  PANTS UP WE DON’T WANT TO SEE YOUR NASTY DISGUSTING BUTT AND YOU LOOK FOOLISH.

    • 1gravity

       This is insensitive and divisive speech.  Malik Zulu Showbiz would disapprove.

  • Hirschibold

    Alright, they’ve proven they can force a public service (ie police station) to stop functioning by dint of sheer numbers, over a case involving the death of one black youth. I wonder how many things the ‘youths’ can shut down when they’re truly angry about, say, their messiah losing the general election, or something of that magnitude. When, I wonder, do all the disparate threads of flash mobs and assaults begin to coalesce into something larger and synchronized? In other words, when does all hell break lose?

    It is getting hotter, and the MSM have not even begun to ratchet up the rhetoric about opposition to Obama being racist. And I still think they have a few rhetorical trump cards they’re waiting to play re: Trayvonmania. God help any white man, woman, or child living in Florida right now. 

  • Detroit_WASP

    They didn’t dare shut down the welfare office!  It could have started a riot!

    • Oil Can Harry

      They wanted to march on Foot Locker so they could loot the new Michael Jordan sneakers.

  • bluffcreek1967

    Far too many Blacks would prefer to show up in force and protest under the banner of “justice” than simply teach their own children to eschew thug behavior, stop blaming Whitey for all their problems and personally admit that they themselves – and no one else – are the source of their own problems. But I tend to doubt this sort of personal honesty occurs much among the Black population because it requires deep reflection, integrity and a higher level of intelligence.    

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    “I can honestly say that I’ll never forget this experience,” James Bland told WOFL on Sunday.

    I can honestly say you are a narcissistic moron, too stupid and clueless to realize you are being used as a useful idiot by the radicals, media and race baiters that are egging you on.

    Members of the US Department of Justice are also monitoring the scene.

    To see what kind of police brutality charges they can muster up against the Sanford police.

    Side note to Sanford criminals and …go for it,  you’ve got a free pass and an opportunity as the police force is held hostage by a bunch of wanna-be kids playing radical —  same for speeders on the local roads.

    Wonder how the taxpayers of Sanford feel about having their police force immobilized.  You’d better lock and load, Sanford, for a number of VERY good reasons.

    Bon

  • saxonsun

    Here’s the thing. We all know that those who are less are allowed to get away with more. We simply do not expect barbaric behavior from whites. Blacks are judged by a more lenient standard. It is, of course, the ultimate indicator of what they are.

  • Sheila Dinehart

    It certainly did not take much for the Tulsa OK riot after WWI…interesting the  recent shooter named England in the Tulsa situation should take place in of all places TULAS…OK!

    Some people would say it is about time for a race war, in point of fact there are many black intellectuals across the country who have been working for a very long time just for that purpose, supported by the Bill Ayers of this country fac out

  • Sheila Dinehart

    opps…struck the wrong key…never mind, bored now…u get the idea.

  • Up to my neck in CA

    It makes me wonder how many robberies, rapes and murders went down while these “students” shut down a police station? The mob should be held accountable for any crimes committed during this “protest”.