FSU, FAMU Unite for Justice

By: Whitney Ray Email
By: Whitney Ray Email

Tallahassee, FL -- March 26, 2012 --
by Whitney Ray

Students are outraged that George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed 17 year old Trayvon Martin, is still walking free.

“It just seems like not much is being done at this point, so, are we going to keep rallying or are we going to take some action at some point,” said FAMU Senior Raymond Coleman.

Martin was killed a month ago. Since then FAMU students have rallied on campus and at the state capitol. And early Monday morning more than 150 FAMU students boarded buses to join the thousands rallying in Sanford.

FSU students in Tallahassee are uniting with FAMU students in a march to the state capitol. Michael Sampson, a senior at FSU, has been organizing protestors from his school to join FAMU students.

“FAMU and FSU are definitely united for justice for Trayvon Martin,” said Sampson.

Students at FAMU say at this point, it’s not about race it’s about justice and the fight transcends city, state and school boundaries.

“I think it’s great that the two schools are trying to collaborate on the effort,” said FAMU Senior Rodger Brown.

Besides seeking Zimmerman’s arrests, students also want to see the Sanford Police Chief fired and racial profiling ended. It’s not just FAMU and FSU and it’s not just happening in Florida. Over the weekend protestors rallied in Atlanta, Nashville, Oklahoma City and Seattle just to name a few.

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  • by GENO Location: CRAWFORDVILLE on Mar 27, 2012 at 05:42 PM
  • by Vicki Location: Tallahasser on Mar 27, 2012 at 08:36 AM
    I find it very curious that blacks are screaming for Zimmerman to be arrested, before the investigation is complete, but they aren't screaming for an arrest in the Champion MURDER! The facts in that case are very clear, Champion was MURDERED, by a fellow band member. The FACTS are NOT KNOWN in the Martin case at this point!!! It only matters that a white man killed a black "boy" (6'3", 200 lbs is not the 12 yr old in the picture his family provided to the media!).
  • by Frances on Mar 27, 2012 at 05:17 AM
    Who pays for all the extra police presence that these protests are requiring? Why is it OK with these black leaders that the Black Panthers have put a bounty on someone's head before our justice system has even been given time to sort things out? So many troubling things about this whole situation, not the least is Obama trying to take advantage of it to gain politically. How pathetic; our country is dangerously divided, and our president has to stoke the fires of racist hatred to benefit his campaign.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 27, 2012 at 04:41 AM
    UH OH... the facts are starting to paint a different picture. Quick! Someone find a rug to sweep this one under! How long will it take Sharpton to boogie out of town this time?
  • by Jimmy on Mar 27, 2012 at 03:37 AM
    Where are the protests over Maafa 21? Half of all brown-skinned people born in this country are murdered before they are even born. Where is Rev. Jackson when they need him?
  • by Shawn on Mar 27, 2012 at 03:35 AM
    Where are the organized protests over Robert Champion's murder? Is someone race-baiting here? Surely we are not that naive.
  • by concerned in Madison on Mar 27, 2012 at 02:16 AM
    Less than 2 weeks to Easter. A commemoration of another time when "Justice" was demanded by an angry mob.
  • by Wilson on Mar 26, 2012 at 09:47 PM
    It was just reported on Hannity that Zimmerman was going to get back in his truck, and suddenly Martin came from behind the truck and said: "Do you have a problem" -- "Well you do now". And that's when he started hitting Zimmerman, broke his nose, threw him to the ground, and started beating his head in the sidewalk. This is very very similar to what Martin did to the bus driver: correspondence with Martin on Twitter before he died he alludes to an incident with a bus driver. "Yu ain't tell me you swung on a bus driver," Martin's cousin wrote to him on Feb. 21.
  • by more information on Mar 26, 2012 at 08:47 PM
    Why did the parents not tell the media that Trayvon had THREE suspensions from high school? The Miami Herald reported Trayvon was suspended from school on October 21st for graffiti after he and two other students sprayed WTF on a school locker. A security employee looked through Trayvon's bag for the graffiti marker and found 12 pieces of jewelry, a watch, and a large flathead screwdriver that was described as a burglary tool in the school report. Earlier the teen had been suspended for tardiness and truancy. In Feb he was suspended for a bag that had traces of marijuana residue and a marijuana pipe according to the school's police report. Trayvon allegedly posted on facebook pictures of himself with a gold grill, two large tattoos and other stuff and his twitter @ account name with the word "n." When was the alleged bus driver confortation? This is relevant information Mr. Crump and I wished the parents would have been upfront about the behavior of their son who they said was a typical teenager. I am really confused and don't know what to believe anymore....
  • by Jess Location: Leon county on Mar 26, 2012 at 08:34 PM
    I wonder how those 150 students are doing in classes that they are missing? It seems that these students should learn to do a little research and learn to sift through the b.S. and media bias in this case. Just maybe they should listen to C.L. Bryant.
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      by not students.... on Mar 27, 2012 at 07:53 AM in reply to Jess
      they marched over from the occupy camp after de-lousing.
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