Trayvon Marchers: ‘We Want an Arrest. Shot in the Chest”

Arelis Hernandez and Jon Busdeker, Orlando Sentinel, March 31, 2012

The feet of marchers pounded the cracked pavement of Sanford’s 13th street—a road that runs through the heart of one of the oldest black communities in Florida—to reiterate that apathy won’t be an option for those moved and outraged by the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager.

The Goldsboro community played host to a march and rally Saturday organized by the NAACP that brought together a coalition of national civil-rights organizers, community leaders, clergymen and droves of local residents who joined the chants demanding the arrest of George Zimmerman for Trayvon Martin‘s death.

The Rev. Al Sharpton came to a podium outside Sanford Police Department headquarters amid raucous cheers from many of the roughly 1,000 participants. But he revealed few details about a plan he unveiled Friday for economic sanctions to force authorities to arrest Zimmerman.

Instead, he talked generally about sanctions against corporations that support and fund stand-your-ground laws, but didn’t name specific entities or outline strategies.

Everything is on the table for the nonviolent civil disobedience that could come in the coming days, he said.

It’s an “American paradox that we can put a black man in the White House but we can’t walk a black child through a gated area in Sanford, Florida,” he said.

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“We want an arrest. Shot in the chest,” marchers said Saturday en route to Sanford Police Department headquarters. “I am Trayvon Martin.”

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  • No

    Enough already.  Arrest Zimmerman.  Put him in quadruple protective custody plus suicide watch.  Spend a few hundred thousand dollars to jail and try him.  Then when the jury sets him free because there’s no way to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he actually did anything wrong . . . let’s tune in to watch blacks burn down Florida.

    The Zimmerman Show and its spin-offs (feds persecute Zimmerman, the civil trial, persecuting the Sanford cops) will be great for ratings . . . right up there alongside the Olympics.  Everybody wins here . . . especially Obama who stands to benefit the most from all the riled up blacks. 

    YES WE CAN!

  • Hirschibold

    ” It’s an “American paradox that we can put a black man in the White House but we can’t walk a black child through a gated area in Sanford, Florida,” he said.

    It’s something of a paradox also that a Hispanic man becomes white when the spirit hits the good “reverend.”

    • The_Bobster

      It’s something of a paradox also that a Hispanic man becomes white when the spirit hits the good “reverend.”

      ______________

      Also when a 6-2 thug becomes a “child”.

  • redshirts

    If Obama had a son, he wouldn’t look like me.

  • You can say “I AM TRAYVON MARTIN”
    I’ll say  “I AM GEORGE ZIMMERMAN”

  • Everything has the be a rhyme with these mooks. They can’t think more than 10 grunted, mumbled words at a time.

     

  • anonymous_amren

    “We want some sense! Shot in self-defence!”

    I like my chant better.

  • Shawn_thefemale

    Non-violent civil disobedience would be a vast improvement over the standard  violent disobedience they show as their normal behavior every day of their lives.

    As an aside, it’s clear to me that Al “not so sharp” does not have possession of a mirror.
     

  • A short animated video about “How Whites Took Over America” …

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tacvR87FzBU&feature=player_embedded

  • Up to my neck in CA

    Thats way the embrace cRap music so much. Not much thought or substance just gibber-jabber at high speed.