FSU Students Hold Trayvon Martin Vigil

Tallahassee, FL -- March 28, 2012 --

"Just because someone wears a hoodie, does not make them a hoodlum," U.S. Representative Bobby Rush of Illinois said on the House floors in Washington D.C.

That was the same sentiment from students at Florida State. A scene was subdued Wednesday evening on the campus of FSU. Students stood and prayed while lighting candles in remembrance of 17-year old Trayvon Martin.

"I feel like as a community and as a university that we should all come together and just with the same purpose," FSU student Jordan Gregory said.

As students stood in a circle, light from the flames of the candle bouncing across their faces, each person thought of something unique.

"When I looked at all the candles I thought of unity, everybody coming together in a trying time," FSU student Michael Theodore said.

Kai Daniels, who organized the event was happy with the amount of people who took time to think of the tragedy.

"There's a leader in all of us and coming out here and sharing the same flame just shows how powerful that really is."


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  • by Jess on Mar 29, 2012 at 03:41 PM
    These are the same idiots that will vote for Obama.
  • by Seminole Wisdom on Mar 29, 2012 at 03:21 PM
    PEOPLE! No one is asking for Zimmerman to be executed, or even thrown in prison to rot necessarily. All we want is for him to be PROSECUTED, like any other person who commits homicide should. Then a JURY can decide Zimmerman's fate. But it's not up to the arresting officers to decide whether Zimmerman is guilty or not. That's all we're asking here...
  • by anonymous on Mar 29, 2012 at 10:59 AM
    it is so sad that our young people are so easily lead. I wonder if they've even read the evidence as is so far known or are they just following the crowd and reading the mass media. Young people just follow their emotions, follow the crowd, and look at the world in rose colored glasses. They are going to cure the worlds ills, that is until they come out into the real world and realize that reality is not always pretty, just or fair.
  • by Ed on Mar 29, 2012 at 09:47 AM
    A college education without wisdom is a waste of time.
  • by Mike on Mar 29, 2012 at 09:09 AM
    Hey Al. Where is this kids protest and fit? http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/teenagers-poured-gasoline-boy-walking-home-school-set-fire-cops-article-1.1033062
  • by anonymous on Mar 29, 2012 at 08:31 AM
    People are shot and killed everyday, some justly and some are murdered. Please be sure and hold vigils for all of them. Especially all those murdered. When is the vigil for the 95 year old who being held? That was out and out murder. Where is the vigil for the the boy who was shot outside a church a few years back?? (they never made an arrest on that because they didn't have proof against the suspect but there was hardly any mention of his death.)
  • by Dave Location: Franklin on Mar 29, 2012 at 08:28 AM
    Poor young fella. All he did was beat a man who was following him. A young fella should be able to beat another person without being shot. The person getting beaten should assume that the beating will stop any moment and they can all go home and have icecream. There isnt any such thing as fearing for your life when someone is beating you with their fists. You cant kill someone by beating them.The man had the nerve to question someone walking through his gated community looking suspicious. The man should have known that the boy wasnt wearing a hoodie to disguise his face. He should have assumed that all people wearing something covering their faces are just trying to keep the rain off of them. He should have ignored the fact that there had been many breakins in his neighborhood. A normal person would not have been suspicious at all. Myself, im only suspicious of young white kids in polo shirts passing by my home without anything covering their faces. Oh wait, theres one now. Wheres my gun.
  • by Idiot on Mar 29, 2012 at 08:01 AM
    The Sheeple are so easily manipulated. Imagine if you will, the media , all together, just started blasting the populace with some other propaganda. Look how many would follow and do the psychological biddings of these media monsters, without a second thought. Like good little media zombies, they would descend on the cause and back it 100% , without even looking into it with an open mind. Kony 2012. This scenario of media control over the thoughts, emotions and social influence in the American mind, culture and subculture is straight out of a fiction novel. Free thinking rational individuals need not apply.
  • by Hmm Location: Tallahassee on Mar 29, 2012 at 07:53 AM
    Holding a vigil does not make them bigots. If you would like a vigil for other victims, why don't you organize one?
  • by Anonymous on Mar 29, 2012 at 07:08 AM
    yawwwwwnn... NEXT!
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