Trayvon Martin Rally

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MIAMI (AP) -- Political leaders, sport stars, entertainers and several thousand people have taken part in a rally in Miami to support the family of an unarmed Florida teenager shot and killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer.
Basketball stars Alonzo Mourning and Isaiah Thomas, singers Chaka Khan and Betty Wright, and others joined the parents of Trayvon Martin in calling Sunday for justice in the case.
Martin's father promised the crowd that he would not stop fighting "for my Trayvon and for your Trayvon."
The rally came a day after thousands marched through Sanford, the central Florida town where 28-year-old George Zimmerman shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February. Zimmerman has claimed self-defense and has not been arrested.
Martin was black. Zimmerman's father is white and mother is Hispanic.
State and federal authorities are investigating.


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  • by say what?? on Apr 3, 2012 at 11:43 AM
    Why won't these morons wait until the investigation is complete? They're ready to hang Zimmerman and his side of the story may check out. I saw where even those idiots in Congress want to get into the act. They need to fix the country, not worry about a "Stand Your Ground" law.
  • by Thom on Apr 2, 2012 at 01:02 PM
    How many other unarmed people have been shot in America (even Fla.) since this incident? Too many. Where is the focused outrage on the bigger issues?
  • by wow on Apr 2, 2012 at 12:09 PM
    so sick of hearing about this kid. OVER IT
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      by deep roots on Apr 3, 2012 at 05:32 AM in reply to wow
      wow!!! what a comment but not surprising at all!
  • by Anonymous on Apr 2, 2012 at 07:43 AM
    Who the heck is Trayvon Martin?
  • by TR Location: Tallahassee on Apr 2, 2012 at 04:58 AM
    Al Sharpton? Frederica Wilson? This is Duke Lacrosse and Tawana Brawley all over again. Meanwhile 14 people shot at a wake last night...2 died...crickets.....no money in black on black crime...
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      by messer on Apr 2, 2012 at 06:56 AM in reply to TR
      it has nothing to do with money but more to do with mentality unfortunately.
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      by ^^^^^ on Apr 2, 2012 at 07:49 AM in reply to TR
      I wish I could 'like' or agree with your comment at least a thousand times. this is ridiculous
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