Sybrina Fulton Paid Leave From Job

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

The mother of a Florida teenager slain by a neighborhood watch volunteer will be able to take about eight months of paid leave from her county job.

The Miami Herald reports Sybrina Fulton has collected $40,825 worth of donated vacation time from fellow county employees. She has worked for the Miami-Dade County housing authority 23 years.

Fulton's son, Trayvon Martin, was shot and killed in February by George Zimmerman in a case that sparked a national outcry. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder and has been released on bond.

Martin's family has raised nearly $100,000 that will be used to launch a criminal justice advocacy foundation.

Zimmerman has raised more than $200,000. His attorney says money has been spent on bond, paying debts, and arranging secure living quarters.


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  • by Mom on May 15, 2012 at 03:45 AM
    I agree Rob, not only did she get her co-workers to give her paid time off she is now making money on her son's name. If he wouldn't have been in trouble he wouldn't have been where he was. Also the State of Florida has a curfew for minors why hasn't that been mentioned?
  • by Rob on May 15, 2012 at 01:59 AM
    Do you really think people would raise more than twice as much money for a murderer who gunned down a child in cold blood, and race played a part in it, & the murderer even made a condenscending apology for self-serving reasons. And they send him more than $200,000... & they only send the murdered child almost $100,000? Why does she think that is? Oh, maybe it's because the murderer is hispanic & the child is black... Is that what she's going to think about it? Well maybe they could extend the paid vacation for the poor lady. Plus I hear she wants Zimmerman's bail revolked. No paid leave for him, right? Just serve justice. I truly HOPE the RIGHT justice is served in the end. I hope they just don't finally say, oh we're sorry for the inconveniece, you're free to go now... go hide & good luck. But honorable Sybrina has a great job.
  • by Rob on May 15, 2012 at 01:41 AM
    This is an embarrassment for the State of Florida. It's obvious who the racist people are... And who aren't. It's the fraudulant people with signs of 10 or 12 year old boys & stories of girlfriends who can't go to funerals because they felt so terrible they had to go to the hospital, etc. Trayvon wasn't even her boyfriend. If the State of Florida has anything to do with the paid leave, then they are racist as well. We're supposed to believe that THEY killed her son because he was black & THEY are trying to kill his reputation because he is black. Is she the one who taught these kind of things to Trayvon? Who's "THEY'VE"? Well, it wasn't really his fault I guess... it was her. Why give THAT paid leave for 8 months? She is a hatefull negligent person. The worse part is, Florida must LOVE her & HATE Zimmerman. Or maybe love blacks & hate whites & hispanics. I don't understand it. Did she really get 8 months off? And the president says Trayvon could be his son? How could this be happening in our country? Aren't we all supposed to be equal as one no matter what the color is of the skin? That's how I look at it. But Florida & blacks don't? Okay, so after all that... Take a paid vacation. That's sick.
  • by Rob on May 14, 2012 at 04:14 PM
    Simpson carves up two people in front of the dogs... Blood all over the garden with gloves and everything... Everybody says he's innocent until proven guilty. Sybrina Fulton can't control her racist son. Sends him off to the father's girlfriend's after being expelled from school for the 3rd time for various WTF spray can taggings on school lockers, stolen gold & gems, and dope pipe, etc. They leave the home, don't even know he's dead for days. He roams the neighborhood. Sybrina blames it on a racist Zimmerman. Says "THEY'VE" Killed him. The State where she works & other employees don't make the same assumptions people did about Simpson. They pay her to get off of work so she can BLAME Whites & Hispanics.
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