‘Hoodie March’ in Lancaster draws hundreds

LANCASTER – Hundreds of people, young and old, marched through Lancaster Thursday wearing hoodies in memory of the unarmed Florida teen who was shot to death last month.

“I’m here because of Trayvon,” said eight-year-old Cunnisha Moten, attending the march with her grandmother, Brenda Cochran.

“I’ve been in Martin Luther King marches, a few of them,” said grandmother Cochran, who brought her 13 grandkids to the march. “I came out to this one because of the cause.”

March Organizer Veronica Fields (center).

The cause, said March Organizer Veronica Fields, was to demand justice for Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old boy shot and killed on Feb. 26 by 28-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman claimed Martin looked suspicious covered in a hoodie while walking through his neighborhood. Soon afterward, there was a physical altercation between the two which ended when Zimmerman fatally shot Martin. Zimmerman claims he shot Martin in self-defense and so far has not been arrested.

“I am out here because that could have been my kid,” said Barbara Atkinson. “This isn’t about color, this is about justice and about the human race.”

A second and equally important component of the march was to call for solidarity in the Antelope Valley community, said Fields.

“This march is not just about Trayvon, it’s about victims of senseless violence in our community,” said Fields. “Before we’re Black, White, Hispanic or Asian, we’re all human.”

Before the march, participants gathered at Boeing Plaza for a short rally, where community leaders called for peace and unity within the community.

“Senseless violence can’t happen, police brutality can’t happen, racism can’t happen, and our young people are going to change that,” said Jonathan Ervin.

“This is not a black thing, it’s not a white thing, it’s not a brown thing, it’s a human thing,” said Mayor Emeritus Bishop Henry Hearns.

Hearns said he was moved to attend the march and rally after receiving a phone call from Fields.

“If the significance of this is all about bringing people together as a unit, I’m with that, if it’s about sharing our love for the families that lost, I’m all for that,” Hearns said.

Hearns also praised 25-year-old Fields for her efforts in mobilizing so many young people and said that he had spoken to Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris who asked him to pass along a message to the young people, as well.

“He said he’s encouraged by your courage,” Hearns told the crowd.

Ervin laid out the plans for the march.

“We’re going to teach a civics lesson to our youth like how Martin [Luther King] used to do it,” Ervin said. “We going to march to city hall and register to vote and then we’re going to use our economic power and go buy some stuff on the Blvd.”

The march kicked off about 5:30 p.m. Waving signs bearing Trayvon’s picture and pumping their fists the group chanted a call and response as they marched west on Lancaster Blvd, north on Beech Avenue, and then west on Kettering to City Hall.

“I am Trayvon! We are Trayvon! Justice for Trayvon! When do we want it? Now!” the group chanted.

The group congregated again at City Hall for another rally, where attendees were encouraged to register to vote on the scene.

“We are going to call many times to ask for justice, but nothing is going to change until we vote,” said LULAC President Lilia Galindo.

“This is a new Antelope Valley,” said TCAL Board Member Pharaoh Mitchell. “We’re the ones who can vote people in to office and we can vote people out.”

Other speakers called for unity in the Antelope Valley.

“Our challenge today is for us to love each other, for us to embrace each other, because we are blood of each other’s blood, and flesh of each other’s flesh, and either we go down together as a family or we go up together, but regardless, one way or another, we’re going as a family,”  said V. Jesse Smith.

Another speaker, Stan Muhammad, commanded attendees to continue their activism.

“Now it’s time for us to organize, mobilize, and deputize every young man and woman here,” Muhammad said. “We must take this energy beyond today.”

Several young people also signed the backs of “Justice for Trayvon” posters, which Fields said would be sent to Trayvon’s parents.

“To say that Antelope Valley – Lancaster, Palmdale and Quartz Hill – supports Trayvon and his death will not be in vein,” said Fields.

For many more pictures of this event, visit our facebook page.

  135 comments for “‘Hoodie March’ in Lancaster draws hundreds

  1. D. Lamont
    April 5, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    You gave me my first good laugh for the day! No, ERT and I are not the same person. We just realized that even though we probably sit on opposite ends of the political spectrum, our views are not so far apart after all…

    • ert
      April 6, 2012 at 6:39 pm

      D. Lamont and I are the perfect example of what makes the USA the great country that it is! Actually D. Lamont opened my eyes a little more regarding this matter.

      • ert
        April 11, 2012 at 8:20 pm

        It’s looking more and more like D. Lamont may have nailed it here…Strike one for ERT!!!!

  2. D. Lamont
    April 4, 2012 at 10:07 am

    The most important fact is who started the fight, not who was winning it. From what I have read, none of the witnesses caught the beginning of what kicked off the melee. Sadly, because Trayvon Martin is dead, we only have Zimmerman’s side. Can we agree that Zimmerman has much to gain from claiming he was prey rather than predator?
    The 911 tapes seem to show that Zimmerman at least started out as the predator. Had he hung up from his 911 call, stopped following Martin, went home and let the police do their job, we wouldn’t even be having this debate.
    But instead, he skulked around the neighborhood, got into a confrontation, got his a## handed to him by a 17-year-old, and then shot in “self defense.” Why is everyone so quick to believe Zimmerman’s account that he was the one attacked anyway? Are we to believe that a kid who was once worried about someone following him and was trying to get away (per cell phone convo with girlfriend) suddenly jumped on the person from behind? This case, at the very least, should be tried in front of a jury with ALL the facts laid out at once, instead of dubious scraps of information leaking out to the media each day…

    • ert
      April 4, 2012 at 5:47 pm

      D. Lamont- I do understand your points, and they are well written and well taken. Nobody knows what really happened. But it seems as though the media do their best to side with Trayvon because they see the ratings value of a “white on black” crime. If Zimmerman attacked the kid, he should be prosecuted. I do agree that Zimmerman has no choice but to make himself out to be the prey. My main point, which I think is yours, is that people shouldn’t support either one of these guys until the truth comes out. People should not be quick to believe either side of the story based on media reports. Wow….you made such a great arguement that you caused me to write a serious reply!!!!

      • D. Lamont
        April 4, 2012 at 6:15 pm

        I agree with everything you have just written as well. I must admit though, I am one of those people guilty of supporting Martin right away, even though the truth has not come out. I don’t think I did so based on color though (not intentionally anyway). I think I was quick to believe Martin’s angle of the story because I have a stepson around Martin’s age and I instantly thought of him when I read the story, making it hit a little too close to home.
        I have always cringed at the way Sharpton and Jesse exploit situations (Tawanna Brawley anyone?), so I can agree that those two made a bad situation much worse. My rational mind tells me that I should not support either side of the story right now, but the parent in me sometimes wins out.
        Even so, I don’t believe that Zimmerman should rot in jail if it truly was an act of self defense.

        • ert
          April 4, 2012 at 6:59 pm

          OK my friend…..well said. Let us rational types see how it shakes out. If the justice system does not dish out punishment to the appropriate party (which is a distinct possibility), I continue to believe that the judge higher above will make the right call. Refreshing to see that someone out there can put a rational thought together and communicate it clearly!!

          • William
            April 5, 2012 at 9:26 pm

            Are D. Lamont and ert the same person?

          • ert
            April 6, 2012 at 6:34 pm

            Just kidding…that last comment was me posting as William. Lamont and I are different people.

      • April 5, 2012 at 7:10 am

        People need to understand ,that the media is about ratings and sensationalism. They feed off controversy at any cost. They will sell out their mothers for ratings. The days of journalism with integrity are gone. I can not believe NBC altered the 911 tape!!! The media is to blame for a lot of the racial tension in regards to this case.

        • Alex
          April 5, 2012 at 11:32 am

          I am not surprised NBC did, they are trying to fan the flames of a race war. A riot is their ultimate goal by the way they are portraying this case.

    • William
      April 5, 2012 at 9:24 pm

      I heard on MSNBC,as I doubt Fox News would report it, that an unnamed so far witness saw one man on top of the other, heard a gunshot, then the man on top got up. He couldn’t identity who it was but, consider that the person who got shot wasn’t the one who got up afterward.

      • ert
        April 7, 2012 at 9:53 am

        Yeah, MSNBC is a reeeeeeeeeal trustworthy source. Hope you also enjoied NBS’s doctoring of the 911 call.

        • William
          April 7, 2012 at 11:34 am

          NBC fired the person. Fox News gives them bonuses when they lie, distort and misinform.

          • ert
            April 7, 2012 at 2:46 pm

            Yeah, and they called it “an error made in the production process”. Why fire someone who made an innocent mistake? It was a calculated move by a liberal-biased news organization.

            Who at Fox lied? What was the lie? How much was he or she paid? You can’t give a legitimate answer…..only an MSNBC style answer with no proof.

  3. Erica
    April 4, 2012 at 12:16 am

    I didn’t say where I worked, and no, I do not have a government job. If you must know, I work in animation for a studio in Burbank(not that it’s any of your business). I work around tolerant, laid back, free-thinking individuals every day, much unlike yourself.
    Funny, you asked if I told my boss where I was really going. I most certainly did! In fact, it was my boss who provided me with a t-shirt for the event, an extra one she picked up when SHE marched in Los Angeles a couple days earlier. And no, my boss does not look like me, but she is just as passionate about this issue as I am, and so are the majority of people I work with.
    So you see, jokes on you!

  4. ert
    April 3, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Ok, I’ve been witholding this information for a long time. I heard that Mark Fuhrman was observed running from the scene, after planting the lacerations, blood, grass stains, skittles, and voices on the 911 call. Poor Trayvon was set up by THE MAN.

    • Alex
      April 3, 2012 at 5:02 pm

      Oh man, I really doubt the young bloods remember Mark Fuhrman and how he royally messed up that case, lol.

      “Did you say this?”
      “Are you sure?”
      “ABSOLUTELY 100% SURE.”
      *plays tape proving Mark was lying.*
      “I love you! Thank you for giving the Cochran firm a win!”

      • ert
        April 3, 2012 at 6:08 pm

        With a little help from an idiot jury!

        • Erica
          April 4, 2012 at 12:32 am

          Wow, so we’re comparing this to the OJ case now? At least that case went to trial. Oh, and please remember that you are poking fun at the death of a 17-year-old child…
          Thank you.

          • ert
            April 4, 2012 at 7:41 am

            Who cares about his age if he attacked a guy? The best thing that happened to OJ is that it went to trial in front of a jury of his non-peers. His peers live on the west side and Beverly Hills…and probably would have convicted him.

  5. ert
    April 3, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    The antelopes were either killed or jailed as a result of their dope dealing. The cops back then were racist against antelopes. Comes from upbringing.

  6. AB
    April 3, 2012 at 3:59 pm
    • ..
      April 3, 2012 at 4:10 pm

      Excellent post!

      Truth doesn’t matter to loons like Jesse Jackson Sharpton, and all the sheep that blindly follow them.

    • ert
      April 3, 2012 at 9:55 pm

      The morons who post in favor of poor Trayvon don’t read stuff like that…they stick with quality, hard hitting news as reported by MSNBC, CNN, etc….including that wonderfully edited 911 recording by NBC. And they accept the unbiased, objective commentary of Revs Jessie and Al. Who cares what the cops, medics, eye-witnesses have to say…they’re not that important to the case.

      • ert
        April 3, 2012 at 9:57 pm

        Sorry…I meant “Jesse”…sorry to misspell the name of a man of god.

  7. Alex
    April 3, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    The Antelopes were killed in drive by shootings…

    So ace, explain to us why it seems only black people care? Is it because not a lot of white people went to the hoodie march?

    • Alex
      April 3, 2012 at 11:18 pm

      First of all, none of those things mentioned are truly race related. The fact you use that say only black people care about it is a racist statement.

      1. So helping those of lower economic status across all races, possibly avoid having an unwanted child and mouth to feed, is wrong? Roe V. Wade.

      2. People like booze, in fact it’s been around for millenniums and I doubt humans will get rid of it any time soon. In fact it is what allowed Europe and the US to becoming a dominating force in the world.

      3. Yeah, same thing, caveman were carving naked ladies out of ivory probably before we even had a cohesive language, probably is not going to change anytime soon.

      4. Yes, well, that isn’t our cities fault, that comes down to a lot of different problems, including: Sentencing, prison overpopulation, etc.

      5. LA County, LASO, and even Lancaster have taken that situation seriously and have began cracking down a lot harder on it in the last 10 years than the previous 30. It is also helps if citizens get more involved in the action as well. If you see someone illegal dumping anywhere, film it and call your local authorities immediately.

      6. Where is your evidence, citation definitely needed. Supporting certain efforts by politicians is different than “bought and paid for.”

      7. Kids can play outside, but that all depends on the neighborhood I suppose. Maybe you could start a neighborhood watch in your area, maybe invest in security cameras in the neighborhood as well if you are worried.

      8. Thunder On The Lot is not a pro racist event, nor does it bring more crime to the area than say the AV fair, hell, a lot of those motorcyclist that drive up are Lawyers and emergency service workers. But hey, if you don’t bother to go, or are afraid to talk to anyone, I guess you would never figure that out.

      9. Well, you see, when they target organized crime (which they have) it dropped those levels down. Unfortunately prostitution is such a lucrative and demanded business that no matter where you go you will find it in some form, be it escort services, or street walkers. We truly need to change the laws to protect people (other than pimps) and to search out and make sure there is no trafficking of humans, and especially underage children.

      What have you done to try fixing the problem, other than posting about how Rex does nothing?

      10. They have cracked down, however because of the lack of prosecution by many DAs, and the state also interfering in many cases, it is hard to continue. This needs to be something that the state needs to focus on in order to get the Federal government to step in and do their job. All Rex can do is make it as uncomfortable to live here as possible within the legal capabilities he has (which are limited due to the Federal laws that interfere with local law enforcement enforcing them.)

  8. NWA
    April 3, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Ignorance is a bliss in the AV. The oh woe is me, I can not speak up about the daily black racist crimes against whites, nobody cares about the white people when crimes are committed against them. Jesse and Al will not come march for me boo hoo.

    • ....
      April 3, 2012 at 8:06 am

      yep, it is “bliss”! and you seem to be in perfectly “blissful” state yourself. i think what it boils down to is that you’re more than a little bit troubled by the fact that the whole “we are black – we are victims” mantra isn’t working anymore and people are seeing your faux victimology for what it really is.

    • Quigley
      April 3, 2012 at 10:14 am

      Ignorance….I’m cracking up! “NWA” I know the group….c’mon did u have to go their for a user name…talk about an attitude!

      • NWA
        April 3, 2012 at 10:35 am

        You made an assumption of what the initials mean
        ….I am cracking up now.

        • Quigley
          April 3, 2012 at 11:04 am

          Right on! So we must be the only two who know the group?? Hilarious!!

  9. John Howard
    April 2, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Ervin said. “We going to march to city hall and register to vote and then we’re going to use our economic power and go buy some stuff on the Blvd.”

    Yea… well here is a challenge: All the people who purchased stuff on the BLVD (on the day of the match) post an image of the receipt or debit/credit/EBT card showing your support. I’ll bet (1 to 1 matching dollars) that between the 1 year anniversary of the Chimera body art, the farmers market and the march that most businesses made less money that day than any other time 200 more people were on the BLVD at the same time.
    I didn’t see all of the extra people go into stores and come out with merchandise or food, I didn’t see the people purchase from vendors at the farmers market and I didn’t see the people participate in the festivities at Chimera body art. In fact very quickly after the march was over most of the crowd was gone. A few may have had a bite to eat at Bex, but hard to say as the crowd was the normal size.
    Were they all in RoShamBo lounge doing KTPI Thursday Country Night? Not Likely.
    Were they all in Kinetic Brewing having a Beer and Burger? Nope.
    Were they all having wine at Pour D’Vino, pupusas at Pueblo Viejo, or shopping at Forge, Backdrop, Vintage Styles Now, Lamplighters, Graphic Experience?
    Nope Nope Nope Nope..

    So thank you Jonathan Ervin for your support of the BLVD, I remember that next time you ask to use it to push your political agenda I’ll be the first one to say, Thank you, but no thanks.

    You should have had the Hoodie march at the Mall, and not doing so was solely for political gain.

  10. jus4all
    April 1, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Wow so violent, we know the police know how to shoot. They shot one man in the back 11 times and three other unarmed men. No one wants anything to do with a revolt of that nature. It does not sound like you are scared of black people,more like looking for a reason to use all the guns you have. Sounds like you have a lot of information about what the Sheriffs are doing, are you a officer?

  11. Just wondering....
    April 1, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    How were all these marchers able to get off work early enough to get to this event? Oh wait….nevermind……

    • ERT
      April 1, 2012 at 8:20 pm

      That’s easy to answer….I’m sure that they are hard workers, vital employees, and college graduates, so their employers let them take a couple hours off for such a worthy cause…now where’s that killer weed I’ve been smoking…..?

    • Erica
      April 1, 2012 at 8:30 pm

      The march started at 5 p.m., the same time Lancaster City Council meetings usually start. And lots of people make it out to Lancaster City Council meetings at 5 p.m., people with jobs. I’m pretty sure all the Council members have jobs as well.
      Like myself, lots of people left work a little bit earlier for the march. I met a lady who commutes to Corona for work, and had to take almost half the day off work to beat the traffic that day. We made it out there because it was very important that we attend. Myself and many others who attended were inspired and encouraged by what took place, and losing the time off work was worth it. Negative words or skewed representations of what took place cannot rob us that feeling, so I wonder why people even bother trying…
      Oh, and I can guess why you were “just wondering” and what you were implying when you asked about getting off work early. So sad…

      • ERT
        April 1, 2012 at 9:07 pm

        LOSERS…..ANGRY IDIOTS WHO NEED TO MIND THEIR OWN BUSINESS. Just go home and raise you kids. Don’t worry about what happened 3000 miles away. The cops will figure it out.

        • Erica
          April 1, 2012 at 9:19 pm

          WOW! I haven’t laughed this hard all day. Why the rage and the name calling? Your capped filled rant has just pegged YOU to a T. I have no kids but will be happy to give yours some guidance if this is what you are teaching your children. And FYI: The cops did not figure it out, they all but closed the case… But the case has now been reopened, thanks to people like us, thousands of miles away, getting all up in that business. Yes we can! And yes we did!

          • ERT
            April 1, 2012 at 9:31 pm

            It’ll be closed again with no arrest. Stand-your-ground rules!!!! Mark my words! Don’t bring skittles to a gunfight!

          • Matt S
            April 1, 2012 at 10:04 pm

            Damn ERT. What joy you take in the killing of a 17yr. You need to get off the board and get a life. The kid didn’t bring skittles to a gun fight. He brought skittles for his walk home. Get a life!

        • Stinger
          April 1, 2012 at 10:07 pm

          “ERT” represents the finest in Parrisite wishes: “Mind your own business.”; “Just go home and raise you (sic) kids.”; “Don’t worry about what happened.”; “The cops will figure it out.”..

          Yeah… Never mind the drug dealer serving the LBC koolaid as der fuhrer. Don’t look behind that curtain – nothing to see here, go on about your business (until we take it away without due process just ’cause we want to).

          • Alex
            April 1, 2012 at 10:15 pm

            Trolling forums regarding deaths because you have a problem with politicians isn’t something to call home about either Stinger.

          • Stinger
            April 1, 2012 at 10:28 pm

            Speak for yourself, “Alex.”

          • Alex
            April 1, 2012 at 10:30 pm

            Not much of a reply Stinger, what’s next, “yo momma” comebacks?

          • Stinger
            April 2, 2012 at 1:55 am

            What – were you expecting a more vitriolic response? Very well: Since you obviously didn’t bother to read the article above, I will point out that this article is not about the incident of an unarmed teenager being shot so much as it is about the local political expression of the community about said incident. Therefore, my comment was pertinent to the thread at hand and apropos to make. Your comment, on the other hand, was clearly made in ignorance of the circumstances… A problem that you Parrisites seem to have all too often.

            Now go drink your koolaid to wash down Parris’ filthy lies and collect your $1.50.

          • William
            April 2, 2012 at 4:00 pm

            I’ve learned it’s hopeless dealing with ‘Alex’.

          • Alex
            April 3, 2012 at 5:19 pm

            I love it Stinger, you respond to my comments about you trolling with a troll (name calling, etc.) Excellent way to prove my point, and not your own.

            Instead of wording as something such as:

            “This is not just about Trayvon Martin, this is about the corruption of the political system. I was part of the walk not simply because of Trayvon Martin, but because I wanted a way to show my disprovable of all the current corrupt government actions around the country. I felt this walk best showed that. I was also part of the Occupy Movement because of the same reasons, I also voice my beliefs during elections and whenever it is appropriate.”

            But, it is hard for you guys to do without automatically resorting to insults, which is why I say you troll more than contribute.

          • Stinger
            April 3, 2012 at 7:26 pm

            William is right – you are, indeed, hopeless.

          • ert
            April 3, 2012 at 10:05 pm

            Other than the typo (which I blame on my Iphone), I have no idea what you’re talking about. It’s simple…Trust the cops, medics, and eye witnesses…Case will be closed with no arrest. ERT has spoken.

      • Just wondering....
        April 2, 2012 at 8:01 pm

        Really Erica, and what was I implying with my “work” comment? Guilty conscience? Are you saying the people pictured above aren’t working folks? Oh, and you always whine that 5PM is too early to get to the council meeting, yet you made it to the march on time. Hmmm….

        • Erica
          April 2, 2012 at 8:35 pm

          Come on, you know what you were implying with your “work” comment. You were trying to stir the pot and I called you out on it.
          Good grief, why don’t you just own up to it?
          And yes, I do complain that 5 p.m. is too early to get to a council meeting. For those of us that commute, it would be hard to take off work early every two weeks to get to council meetings. I do believe they should be pushed to 7 p.m. like Palmdale. And yes, I did make it to the march in time, because it was important to me. Getting off early once every blue moon is a whole lot different than taking off early every two weeks.
          But you know that… At this point you are just trying to find anything you can to chip away at the momentous occasion that was the “Hoodie March for Solidarity.”
          Like I said before, you CAN’T rob us our good feeling and triumph, so stop trying. It makes you appear angry and bitter…

  12. D. Lamont
    April 1, 2012 at 10:31 am

    If you want decry someone for “fanning the flames” then maybe you need to head on over to the comments under the story about them catching the thugs that beat up the 15 year old. Someone has found it necessary to list nearly a dozen instances of Black on White hate crimes… That’s Fanning the Flames!!! But saying what you heard on a 9-1-1 tape is not. I heard c–ns too. And so did several media outlets, AND several of my white friends.
    Erica stating her opinions does not make her an idiot no more than you stating your opinions make you one. Let’s be respectful and not resort to name calling. You lose credibility that way…

    • ....
      April 1, 2012 at 1:50 pm

      listing hate crimes committed against white people by blacks is not “fanning the flames”. its called SPEAKING THE TRUTH THAT DARE NOT BE MENTIONED! Want some more truth? Read the violent crime statistics from the FBI and DOJ and see how many violent crimes are committed by black people against whites that the media never bothers to mention!

      • April 1, 2012 at 3:46 pm

        In 2010, the races of the 6,008 known hate crime offenders were as follows:

        58.6 percent were white.
        18.4 percent were black.
        8.9 percent were groups made up of individuals of various races (multiple races, group).
        1.1 percent were Asian/Pacific Islander.
        1.0 percent were American Indian/Alaskan Native.
        12.0 percent were of unknown race.

        • April 1, 2012 at 3:49 pm

          Among the single-bias hate crime incidents in 2010, there were 3,949 victims of racially motivated hate crime. A closer examination of these victim data showed that:

          70.0 percent were victims of an offender’s anti-black bias.
          17.7 percent were victims of an anti-white bias.
          5.1 percent were victims of an anti-Asian/Pacific Islander bias.
          1.2 percent were victims of an anti-American Indian/Alaskan Native bias.
          6.0 percent were victims of a bias against a group of individuals in which more than one race was represented (anti-multiple races, group).

        • Alex
          April 1, 2012 at 8:35 pm

          What this fails to account for is the lack of the initial filing being labeled a hate crime against other groups other than black.

        • April 3, 2012 at 6:14 am

          So you found 2 offenders of the 18.4%. Shall I post some articles of the 58.6 offenders. Like STFU said, “Check the stats”. Unless you’re Alex the new FBI Director, and the FBI stats are inaccurate. The updated stats will be posted neverary 32.

          • JAFO
            April 3, 2012 at 12:27 pm

            No, wasn’t even looking at it from that perspective. The captioning and the remark under the mug shots were what was thought ironic.

            “White man on life support after hammer attack by two black teens near Sanford, FL”

            “Suspects Julius Bender, and Yahaziel Israel. Do either look like they could be Obama’s sons?”

            Why didn’t he jump up to claim these two?? Perhaps he could guide their lives in a more positive direction?!

            As Ace pointed out earlier, the president and his henchmen have managed to get everyone focused on the side issues, of their choosing, while they “rape, pillage and plunder Rome”. Instead of bringing America together and fixing problems, he’s using every opportunity to create more and dividing America . . .them v. us; Rich v. Poor, Black v. White, etc..
            He’s got an agenda, and it does not have the black people’s best interests at heart. It doesn’t have anyone’s best interests at heart except his.

  13. roger
    March 31, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    When you send Goons like D’arrico to harras families, and when I say families, that means children in their home, this is what happens we are going to fight back. No more harrasment just becuase you deciede that we are not good people because we are in sections 8.

    • Tina Marie
      March 31, 2012 at 5:52 pm

      Your using section 8 because you want a free hand out! Don’t expec to be liked or tolerated in a community where most people make an honest living by WORKING!

      • ERT
        April 1, 2012 at 6:29 pm

        Section 8 people are LOSERS who leech off of the system….good, decent people are forced to pay for the losers via taxes. YOU SUCK. STOP HAVING KIDS AND GET A JOB.

  14. Bill B
    March 31, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    What their needs to be is a march on the discrimination of the sheriffs to members of the community and the senseless shootings they comitt. If the the community marched against them instead of other citizens we would be able to actually be a community.

    • T-Bone
      March 31, 2012 at 6:23 pm

      I have an Idea…How about when the Police show up, People do what they are told! Then there wouldn’t be Officer Involed Shootings and no need for your march!

      • david G
        March 31, 2012 at 6:36 pm

        if i was a sheriff could i shoot you for not listening to me.

        • T-Bone
          March 31, 2012 at 7:11 pm

          If I was aggressive in a threatening manner absolutely! Everyone knows this…Well I should say are learning this…

  15. JAFO
    March 30, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    No, Ace, the real result of the march is exactly what DNC wanted; More registered Democrats.

    Just like Ervin said in the article;

    Ervin laid out the plans for the march.

    “We’re going to teach a civics lesson to our youth like how Martin [Luther King] used to do it,” Ervin said. “We going to march to city hall and register to vote and then we’re going to use our economic power and go buy some stuff on the Blvd.”

    These marches have been planned to get those Democrat votes, http://dailycaller.com/2012/03/29/dnc-committeewoman-promotes-hoodie-rally-voter-registration-on-scene/ . Their great leaders; Obama, Sharpton and Jackson will not let a good crisis go to waste, even if they have to stir it up. They will organize and register, using ANY means possible. When voting time comes they’ll also be told WHO to vote for. So plan to see a LOT more of this “crisis” activity all the way up to the elections.
    These people are being used by their own and they don’t even know it!

    • Wpayo
      March 30, 2012 at 11:06 pm

      Yeah, they registered a total of NINE democrats and out of those, probably about 3 or 4 will actually be eligible to vote when the county registrar in Norwalk gets done certifying them! LOL

      • T-Bone
        March 31, 2012 at 6:07 am

        Right, You can not vote when you are on Parole!

        • Erica
          March 31, 2012 at 9:03 am

          So sorry you won’t be voting then T-Bone…

        • Bill B
          March 31, 2012 at 4:34 pm

          You could vote just register, parolees think that they can’t vote cuz that’s what they tell them, but vote whats the worst that can happen the don’t count the vote if that there so many people that vote theres no way that they check every name.

        • T-Bone
          March 31, 2012 at 6:18 pm

          Original Erica…

          And that just shows us all, Cheat at whatever cost right Bill B…


    • April 1, 2012 at 7:11 pm

      Parrish and his cronies are doing the same by making people feel that everything wrong in this valley is because of minorities. It is election time for this city? How come they do not go after the homeowners reaping the benefit of section 8 paying their mortgages. This valley would be filled with empty houses if there was no section 8. Like the mayor stated unemployment is at 18% and the healthcare system is not adequate. Not just for blacks but everyone in this valley. The leaders of this community were trying to illegally bully Quartz Hills into paving the way for Wal-mart and Target, just a 100 yards away from Quartz Hills High School. Despite the fact that one report stated it would cause a decrease in the quality of life and property values. Who do the leaders of this town really care about? I have not seen that news splashed cross the front page.

      • Just wondering....
        April 1, 2012 at 7:26 pm

        @jus4all. First of all, its Quartz Hill. The only ones I hear saying “Quartz Hills”, are transplants from “down below.” I love how you say the owners of the section 8 home should be “gone after.” So typical, let’s forget about the actual occupants who are doing the fraud, it’s someone else’s fault, their excuse for everything. I’ve heard Parris say he despises gang members and dirt bags of all races, but never heard mention of any minority in particular. On a separate note, the AVP reported today that Parris and his team kicked out an appliance store off the Blvd for not having the right image. OK fine, but if my memory is correct, and I haven’t driven by there in a while, but just a few doors from the appliance store isn’t there a tattoo shop, and a barber shop frequented by thuggish looking fools? The other direction, we have tarzana treatment center, where crowds of “recovering” dope addicts can be seen wandering at different times of the day. Do THOSE places fit the “image?”

        • William
          April 1, 2012 at 8:00 pm

          Why should the government subsidize the rent for Section 8 landlords renting out newer, large upscale homes or homes with pools. If it didn’t, those landlords would have to rent on the open market and take their chances with likely lower rents.

          Meanwhile, non-Section 8 renters have to pay higher rents because the market is artificially inflated due to the subsidies.

        • Just wondering....
          April 1, 2012 at 8:08 pm

          I’m partially with you William, that’s why I’m all for projects, similar to the ones in LA, being built for Section 8. Like you said, why should they be renting large upscale homes with pools.

        • jus4all
          April 1, 2012 at 10:44 pm

          Excuse my error, You know what I meant. I am not trying to excuse those that are abusing the system. Maybe the mayor has not named any group in particular but anyone can read in between the lines. I guess he will be kicking the barbershop and tattoo shop off the BLVD next. I do not know what image he is looking for. My point is the bullying of Quartz Hill.
          The City Planning office and City Council changing residential zoning areas into commercial zones illegally, so the Wal Mart and Target could be built. Wal Mart paid 10 million dollars for about 9 residential lots. No need to be so angry.

  16. ERT
    March 30, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    TOTAL LOSERS. Most people were at WORK that day.

  17. Sick and Tired
    March 30, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    The part of the story that enraged me was the mother of the so called sweet and innocent black boy going to patent/copyright her sons name. As a mother this would be the last thing on my mind, to financially gain from your childs death. Shame on her. This shows me the values this family has. I believe that you are innocent until proven guilty, flawed idea or not.

    • Matt S
      April 2, 2012 at 11:26 am

      She’s copyrighting the name because she found out a bunch of scum were using her son’s name to make money. Get your facts straight!

      • .
        April 2, 2012 at 11:57 am

        If that’s what she’s doing, then I completely understand it.

        However, if she makes any money off of her trademarks then wouldn’t she be no better than the other scum out there trying to do that now?

        • Matt S
          April 2, 2012 at 12:48 pm

          If! If she does, let me know. But take the time to find out before accusing her. She was disgusted with the people who were using her dead kid to make cash for themselves, so I don’t see that happening any time soon.

          • ..
            April 3, 2012 at 7:17 am

            “I’ll take the time to find out before accusing her”.

            How nice. Are you also “taking the time to find out” before declaring someone guilty of murder in this whole thing?

  18. Jeremy
    March 30, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Oh, one more thing: As I stated above, burden of proof lies on the prosecution, not the defense. in other words, even if he were to show up without a scratch or witnesses, etc, all he would have to say to apply FL’s “Stand Your Ground” law would be “I felt threatened”. He doesn’t need to prove it in any way past that. Period.

  19. Just calling it like I see it
    March 30, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Couldn’t have said it better!

  20. Wendell Brown
    March 30, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Ace, not seeing your point. Please help me understand.

    • TruthsAvenger
      March 30, 2012 at 10:27 am

      Its called sarcasm.

      • Wendell Brown
        March 30, 2012 at 10:51 am

        Oh, okay. You’re not very good at it.

  21. Mike Rives
    March 30, 2012 at 8:56 am

    The March brought together all segments of our community to protest the senseless gun violence in our city and our country. Mr. Keith, the computer guy, who was murdered last Friday was mentioned. We mourn all of these people, just like us, who had their lives shortened by violence. Let’s ressolve to unite our community, protest violence and crime, and work together for lofty goals. As your city councilman, I will fight for these ideas.

    • TruthsAvenger
      March 30, 2012 at 10:18 am

      Mr. Rives,

      You are correct. Mr. Keith was mentioned by one of the speakers at this event. Would you care to share with everyone the context of how he was mentioned? Would you care to admit that the speaker said Keith got what he deserved because of the way blacks are ALLEGEDLY treated in the AV? If you support the racists who took over this march and corrupted the originator’s intent to turn it into a hate rally and political statement then you sir, do NOT get my vote!

      • D. Lamont
        March 30, 2012 at 10:59 am

        Go on… try to mar the event based on one person’s isolated comment, when there were at least a dozen speakers preaching unity, solidarity, peace, equality…
        That’s alright, those that were there are not taking your bait… If you were not there, you could NEVER understand the importance and significant of the event! If you were there, and that’s all you got out of the march, you cannot be helped.
        Like I said before, I was at BOTH the march and the vigil. Both were moving, wonderful, and deeply inspirational events.
        Pitting one tragedy against the other is just senseless! Peace be with you…

        • Jeremy
          March 30, 2012 at 12:36 pm

          Those that were there were there because they already supported this cause. that’s called bias, and saying that anyone else could never understand is both further proof of bias, and baiting.

        • TruthsAvenger
          March 30, 2012 at 6:23 pm

          Wow D. Why the anger? Why the hate? Why the jumping to conclusions all of the the time? You have assumed much in the Martin case and assumed much about anyone who posts in opposition to you. Ms. Fields’ started with good intentions only to have her gesture corrupted by a well-known pack of race baiters. And if it was the sentiment of just one speaker, why didn’t the others immediately speak out against such hateful vitriol? As usual, it is do as I say not as I do with them and with you.

          And I am still awaiting your answer to this question: Would you be this vocal if Zimmerman had been black and Martin “White Hispanic”?

          Your refusal to answer says all that is needed about your true self.

          • D. Lamont
            March 30, 2012 at 6:35 pm

            Anger? Hate? You lost me on that one… Next question: YES, I would be this vocal if the races were reversed in the Martin situation. I am vocal for victims of senseless violence anywhere.
            That’s why I attended the vigil for Reed Keith, never having met him before. Were you at Reed’s vigil? Please answer that question…

      • Alex
        March 30, 2012 at 2:00 pm

        Totally agree with you, the context in which he was discussed was inappropriate.

        It would be like saying Trayvon got what he deserved because blacks were responsible for the thefts in Zimmermen’s neighborhood. Completely inappropriate but that is the best example I could use to describe it.

        Rives does not deserve a vote from anyone who actually cares about this community and bringing the community together. Rives will divide it.

  22. Just calling it like I see it
    March 30, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Where’s the march for black on black murder? Isn’t that a concern? If the Al Sharptons and Jesse Jackson of the the world really cared about the murdering of the black children wouldn’t they of had a march a loooong time ago? By having this march after a “white Hispanic” was involved it makes these marches look racist against whites or as the lame stream media said a white Hispanic! For Shame!

    • Wendell Brown
      March 30, 2012 at 9:59 am

      “Just calling it like I see it”, I get your point…I really do, but don’t talk apples and oranges. We all know that black-on-black crime is a major issue and one that needs to addressed. The outrage is due to the lack of action on the part of the police department.

      If this was a matter of black-on-black, black-on-anything….he would be still innocent until proven guilty. But, you best believe he’d have himself in jail facing some sort of charge(s). This is the focus of the march, not on the crime. It’s the lack of action by the police department. The crime in itself in a tragedy; it has been compounded and/or heightened by the inactivity of law enforcement, which is a common occurence in the black community.

      • .....
        March 30, 2012 at 10:08 am

        why don’t you march for all of the black people who were gunned down in Chicago, including that 6 yr. old girl?


        you say that law enforcement “inactivity” is a problem in the black community but the black community sues law enforcement or threatens them whenever they DO get involved. Its a NO WIN situation when it comes to the black community.

        • Wendell Brown
          March 30, 2012 at 10:20 am

          Well, at this point it’s painfully obvious that your comprehension is challenged, or just don’t want to get it. This is involvement…across racial lines. Oh, I and know several blacks that have sued the community and won….how stupid. Again, you’re talkin’ apples and oranges.

          • .....
            March 30, 2012 at 1:50 pm

            Im sure you do! And that was my point! What makes you think law enforcement wants to get involved in helping the black community when the black community always tries to sue them for one thing or another? If law enforcement steps in they are sued, if they dont do anything they are sued. As I said there is no winning with the black community at all.

      • Just calling it like I see it
        March 30, 2012 at 12:27 pm

        Mr Brown, what’s going on here is NOT about the police department. Is it because of the police dept. that Spike Lee (wrongly) tweeted Mr Zimmermans address? Or the New Black Panthers put a million dollar bounty on Mr Zimmermans head? This IS because of skin color pure and simple! Racism flows both ways unfortunately Mr Brown.

        • Alex
          March 30, 2012 at 2:04 pm

          I want them to demand prosecution of those hoodlums. The New Black Panthers threat is illegal, as well as Spike Lee’s re-post on tweeter. It is actually defamation on his part.

          The New Black Panthers violate so many laws in their “hit” that is is ridiculous and should be brought up under RICO to get all of the group’s leadership at once.

          There would be outrage if the KKK put a hit on Obama, and they would be arrested under RICO, why not the other way around? Where is the outrage on that?

          It’s a modern day lynch mob.

      • really
        March 30, 2012 at 7:36 pm

        Check your facts… The police Department sought a manslaughter charge and the DA said no… The DA reviewed the evidence and decided that there was not justification for charges… What bothers me that this is turned into a race issue without justification. Can the race baiters state that they know who made the decisions with this case? Are they certain that a black DA didnt make the decision not to file? Can they prove any ill intent on mr Zimmermans part? Can they find anything to substantiate that this was motivated by race or that Zimmerman wasnt charged based on his race? I cant take anyone seriously who blindly makes assumptions and immediately plays the race card. If the evidence shows that Zimmerman did something wrong then he should be charged until then ask that a thorough investigation be conducted and then allow that to occur… Also go on youtube and search Palmdale fights and then tell me why we unite for idiocy but are blind to our own cities huge problem!!!!

        • Erica
          March 30, 2012 at 7:59 pm

          Zimmerman stated in 911 call: “They always get away with it..” Who is the “they” he is referring to?
          At this point, it is just a young black boy in a hoodie. He has assumed this boy is “getting away with something” purely based on his appearance or maybe his race. If not based on race, then what? Based on hoodie?
          Okay, then that’s why white, black, brown people across the country are staging “Hoodie Marches” to protest the profiling of people in hoodies.
          Additionally, Zimmerman muttered in 911 call “F—ing C–ns” I cannot spell it out lest I get flagged. That tells me Zimmerman was motivated by race.
          If he said “goons” like some have speculated, then it still tells me he profiled Trayvon based on appearance alone. Either way, ill intent on Zimmerman’s part.

          • Alex
            March 30, 2012 at 11:12 pm

            Well “they” could have been a reference to criminals. I lump criminals together as a group. I don’t differentiate a black thief from a white thief, both are thieves.

            They have had audio analyst spending days on this, but most of them keep repeating the same thing, that the last word probably is not “c**ns.” Two different analyst have said they think that it appears to be “you f*cking fools” or “f*cking punks.” And it will be hard to decide whether that was targeted at Trayvon, or the 911 dispatch.

          • Les
            March 30, 2012 at 11:41 pm

            I’ve listened to that call multiple times on multiple sites. I hear “F…… cold”. You can hear the wind in the call just before he says it. Easy to hear something that’s not actually there when your told what to listen for.

          • Les
            March 30, 2012 at 11:59 pm

            Couldn’t “they” refer to those who had committed the several recent burglaries in his neighbohood and had gotten away?

          • Boscoe
            April 1, 2012 at 9:45 am

            Erica…your an idiot. Posting that Zimmerman uttered a racial slur is BS and you know it. What, didn’t you get enough of the racial rage you have to fan those flames here? It’s folks like you that have intent on community unity, instead you wish to play victim and keep the crap stirred….shameless…

  23. T-Bone
    March 30, 2012 at 7:06 am

    Where is the March for the 15yr old Hispanic kid that just got his teeth kicked in by 7 Blacks in Palmdale? He was just walking home from school but I get it, he didn’t have skittles or a hoodie, Right! Oh and I guess because if Obama had a son he would not have looked like him! Got it!

    • Wendell Brown
      March 30, 2012 at 10:02 am

      T-Bone, I just read that the Black youngsters are being charged…as they should be. Again, the Trayvon March is meant to bring attention to the fact that the guy is free and not being charged.

      Regarding the march for the Hispanic kid, be a leader and get it started. You appear to a be Sheep right now.

      • .....
        March 30, 2012 at 10:11 am

        There was a 13 yr. old white kid in Kansas City who was called a “cracker” by two black tormenters before they doused him in gasoline and set him on fire. No calls for “justice” for him!


        • Wendell Brown
          March 30, 2012 at 10:50 am

          What’s your point? Suspects haven’t been identified. When they’ve been identified they’ll be arrested and tried; they won’t be identified and remain free of charges while the crime is being investigated. Put money on it.

      • T-Bone
        March 30, 2012 at 3:26 pm

        Like everyone keeps saying, No one knows all the facts. Who knows if he should be charged. Sounds like there is a Stand Your Ground Law in Florida that keeps him from being arrested. I don’t make the laws I just live by them. How are people in SoCal going to say what Florida should do with their laws? In Texas you can have a gun in the Glove Box but SoCal can’t. Oh F-ing Well! Stop protesting other states laws and making a fool of yourself when people are killed in SoCal everyday and no one cares!

        • Erica
          March 30, 2012 at 3:44 pm

          Does this Stand Your Ground law also apply to Trayvon Martin?

          • T-Bone
            March 30, 2012 at 7:14 pm

            Yes but he is Dead now…So not anymore…

    • Matt S
      April 1, 2012 at 1:54 pm

      Why do you all keep asking, “where, where, where? You want a march for the Hispanic kid that was beaten by a bunch of cowards, then get off your a$$’s and put one together. What you’re really afraid of is the people that marched for Trevyon would probably march for this kid to. And that would blow holes in your story insisting these same people don’t care.
      Lazy hypocrites!

  24. March 30, 2012 at 6:42 am

    No one knows all the facts yet. People need to understand,that everything printed in the newspaper is not true.Everything reported by the news is not true either. I am proud of the AV for coming together to promote peace.I hope this continues and that the elected officials of this town will show up to promote peace also.

  25. roger
    March 30, 2012 at 2:27 am

    I hope this is a call for peace and respect for one and other as human beings, we are all human beings that is what united us.

  26. D. Lamont
    March 30, 2012 at 2:19 am

    You may be WRONG about the bruises on Zimmerman. Surveillance video has surfaced taken minutes after the incident showing Zimmerman with NO BRUISES TO THE NOSE OR BACK OF HEAD.

    By your own admission, the story has been twisted. Stop twisting it further with more lopsided accounts and passing them off as “facts.” For every twist in the story, there is a media report that twists the story another way. For instance, media reports put Trayvon on the phone with his girlfriend right before the altercation and telling her he is afraid because someone is following him. She tells him to run, then she hears Zimmerman’s hostile voice… Another report says the witnesses claim that officials misconstrued their statements and Trayvon was actually the one screaming for help… That may or may not be true, just like Zimmerman’s claims of bruise, slamming head on ground, etc.

    Just admit that we in California have no idea about the facts of the case. We’re all going on media reports twisted to reflect the ideals of whatever station we’re watching. FYI: Here is the link to the story and video of Zimmerman with no bruises:

    I was at the march today, to mourn a 17-year-old boy and other senseless acts of violence in our local community. There were so many young people of all races there. Maybe they are passionate about the wrong cause, maybe not. But they are passionate about something and doing something about it. That’s a step.

    Additionally, as speakers called for peace, unity, solidarity, kindness, respect,etc. youths hollered and cheered. Great news to know that this generation will be tolerant. Youths signed up to vote who had never before thought about voting. Fantastic! It was not a negative thing, I promise you.

    Now, let’s try to keep these comments positive and keep our youths passionate and full of momentum!

    • Jason
      March 30, 2012 at 9:56 am

      How often do you see bruises just minutes after an incident? Very very rarely.

      His girlfriend also said that she told him to run and he said no. So if he wasnt going to run from a strange person following him was he really that afraid?

      As far as the witnesses saying their remarks were misconstrued. One of them was on TV and in her own words said she didnt see anything and thought it was Martin that was screaming for help because they saw Zimmerman on top of him.

      Everyone wants to condemn this person before all the facts are known and theyre doing it from media spin and people are eating it all up. Havent we learned from these mistakes yet?

    • TruthsAvenger
      March 30, 2012 at 10:21 am

      Hey D.

      Problem with the video is that it had been edited by the same people who tried to pass off Trayvon’s photo as a 13-year-old as a current photo to try to spin the story.

      As for your claims of witnesses changing their story, I’d like to see that link please because no one else is saying that.

      You should try the actual truth and not the hate-filled fantasy world you prefer.

      • D. Lamont
        March 30, 2012 at 12:32 pm

        There was a media report of witnesses changing their story. I read it myself. But like I said, it may or may not be true. As I made clear, we in California have no idea of the facts of the case. That includes me and that includes you. There is no “actual truth” right now because the matter is still being investigated. As for my world being a hate-filled fantasy. Please reread the last paragraph of my post… If you interpreted that as hate, then it says a lot about your thought process. It also means I should not waste any more time debating with you. Peace and love be with you…

  27. donna
    March 30, 2012 at 2:13 am

    Ervyn, great job, I wish you had run for something, you have my vote.

    • TruthsAvenger
      March 30, 2012 at 10:22 am

      Ervin should run. As far away from the AV as he can and take his race-baiting hate somewhere else. I hear the Obama Administration has an opening he appears to be well suited for.

  28. Jeremy
    March 30, 2012 at 1:44 am

    It’s amazing how many people feel so passionate about this case. Amazing because they haven’t done any fact-checking, are willing to believe one lopsided account of a story, refuse to hear any other side, and have absolutely no clue how the law works.

    In this particular case, the state we’re dealing with is Florida, which has the “Stand Your Ground” law, meaning that the moment Zimmerman felt threatened, he had the right to respond with deadly force. Here’s the kicker: He doesn’t even have to PROVE he felt threatened, he just has to say he did. this is because burden of proof always lies on the prosecution, not the defendant.

    Then there’s the flipside of this coin: This story has been twisted and tailored by the media to make it seem like a harmless young boy was gunned down in cold blood out of sheer racial hatred by a bigoted racist white man for no reason. Here are some things the media hasn’t been telling you, even though they have been made well aware of these facts: Zimmerman isn’t white, he’s Hispanic. Before the shooting there was an altercation, in which Martin broke Zimmerman’s nose. Witnesses have corroborated that Zimmerman was returning to his car after questioning Martin, when Martin approached him again, punched him in his face, knocked him to the ground, and slammed his head into the ground multiple times. This story is supported by the responding officers, who reported that Zimmerman’s back was wet, indicating he had been on his back on the ground. The picture the media has chosen to use of Martin is several years old. They are deliberately doing this in an effort to portray him as a harmless child, even though many more recent photos are available.

    In short, people shouldn’t be so quick to pass sentence on someone when they have no clue what happened outside of what people are spreading around in the sensationalized media and Facebook.

    • Lisa
      March 30, 2012 at 7:17 am

      I completely agree. Its sad how people just hope on the ban wagon

    • Wendell Brown
      March 30, 2012 at 10:13 am

      Jeremy, you just spun the story…the same way the media does. You’re making statements that have not been validated. I saw the video of Zimmerman following the altercation and he looked fine. No signs of a broken nose, no signs of trauma to the back of his head; he was even bald (very low cut) at the time. Regarding the stand our ground law, wasn’t Martin entitled to stand his ground as well? I think so. No one is passing judgement on innocence or guilt; turns out that the lead detective wanted to press manslaughter charges (at least), and leadership refused.

      • TruthsAvenger
        March 30, 2012 at 10:26 am

        Wendell, the video you have seen was released by the family’s lawyer and has been edited. There is a missing gap and when you look at the frames from that gap you see what appears to be an injury/cut on the back of Zimmerman’s head. Also, the video was shot an hour after the incident and AFTER Zimmerman had been treated by paramedics at the scene, They would have gotten the bleeding from the cut and his nose stopped before releasing him. His shirt and jacket worn during the incident had likely already been collected as evidence so you wouldn’t see any blood on his clothing.

        This is why we need to let the AUTHORITIES and INVESTIGATORS handle this and get the lying race-baiters (Jackson, Sharpton, Lee, Obama, et al) to shut up and stay out of the way.

        • Wendell Brown
          March 30, 2012 at 11:00 am

          Clothes weren’t collected as evidence…that’s a fact. Again, I saw the video and didn’t see any signs of trauma to head or face. Those are amazing paramedics; were there stitches involved? Jesus touched his nose….all heeled.

          TruthsAvenger, I’m not stating Zimmerman’s innocence or guilt, nor that of Martin. They just need to bring the matter to court and have it settled there. That’s all.

          • Jeremy
            March 30, 2012 at 12:19 pm

            Yes, the clothes were absolutely collected. You’ve been listening to more uninformed Facebook rants, haven’t you? And multiple witness and police corroboration is considered validation. Much more so than an online video you watched that was edited by the opposing counsel. Try harder to defend the media who has you twisted around their pinky fingers, or don’t bother at all.

          • Alex
            March 30, 2012 at 12:19 pm

            Wendell Brown, do you even have the basic understanding of how wounds work? Have you gone through evidence courses and medical courses?

            Chances are because of his skin tone the contusions would not be as visible as northern European Caucasian.

            Congealing of the blood will stop continued bleeding, some people’s blood congeals faster stopping bleeding faster, so if he was treated by EMTs at the scene there probably would not be blood on his head and face, only his clothes.

            Swelling would be hard to determine by the quality of the footage, as with the actual bruising.

          • Jeremy
            March 30, 2012 at 12:20 pm

            And the case still won’t be brought to court, no matter how many people wear hoodies or sign online petitions. That isn’t how the law works. This won’t even make it past the grand jury phase.

          • Alex
            March 30, 2012 at 2:07 pm

            You are probably right Jeremy. The grand jury will probably decide not to continue, and sadly we will see race riots again.

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