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Date: 04/28/12 08:10 AM

28 Responses to Trayvon Martin`s Family Place Obit Ad [Pic]

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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36180 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 6:49 pm
    Link: Trayvon Martin`s Family Place Obit Ad - Why do they need a ``Defense Fund`` ? They aren`t accused of anything. Story in credits.
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    herpaderp062 Male 18-29
    49 posts
    April 28, 2012 at 8:15 am
    They have an attorney who is largely responsible for keeping the issue in the public eye. I doubt he is working for free.
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    SheaSF Male 40-49
    98 posts
    April 28, 2012 at 8:26 am
    Defense of justice? They had to hire a lawyer/spokesman.
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
    1008 posts
    April 28, 2012 at 8:33 am
    There are 100`s of attorneys who would work for the parents for free, the publicity alone is worth more than their usual fees. Their attorney should be paying them, and it would not surprise me if he was. These people are going to get paid someway, count on it.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36180 posts
    April 28, 2012 at 8:35 am

    There are a number of activists and "Actions Centers" that would work for free. The state is covering all costs of prosecution of Zimmerman. So this money pays for ... ? Al Shaprton? Just a guess.
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
    1008 posts
    April 28, 2012 at 8:38 am
    gerry are you suggesting that mr sharptons motivations are monetary and not spiritual? RACIST!

    :D
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
    3348 posts
    April 28, 2012 at 9:03 am
    Actually, Sharpton is a donor. It`s not a big deal. Donations go to the Justice for Trayvon Martin Foundation.
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    OpsAss13 Male 30-39
    514 posts
    April 28, 2012 at 9:37 am
    Dammit Gerry, the story link makes me register for the Miami Herald. I will pass on that.
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    leesah Female 18-29
    1566 posts
    April 28, 2012 at 9:51 am
    "The funds are for the Foundation are to support awareness of civil rights, social justice and the quality of life for young black men."

    So they`re putting it in a bank account for themselves. You`ll notice it`s for AWARENESS, not for them to actually use to assist people. Wonderful farce. As soon as the trial is over and people stop caring they`ll drain the funds and take off.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31764 posts
    April 28, 2012 at 10:14 am
    @OpsAss: It worked fine for me. Not much to read there anyhow.

    Bottom line: lawyers gotta be paid!
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
    3348 posts
    April 28, 2012 at 10:19 am
    "As soon as the trial is over and people stop caring they`ll drain the funds and take off."

    Where is the evidence supporting that theory, leesah?
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    leesah Female 18-29
    1566 posts
    April 28, 2012 at 10:40 am
    "Where is the evidence supporting that theory, leesah?"

    It says it right there, doesn`t it?

    "In the future, the Justice for Trayvon Martin Foundation will use the monies to raise awareness and support for similar cases."

    The next time a mexican shoots a black kid and it gets national news attention for multiple weeks, this foundation will totally support that case. Totally. They`re saving it up for just that reason. "They" solely being TM`s mother and father, who are directly behind this "advocacy campaign for truth". It`s all laid out for you right there on the website.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    April 28, 2012 at 10:49 am
    Oh JT, stop being such an optimist!
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3907 posts
    April 28, 2012 at 10:53 am
    Hahaha, all they`re doing with that ad is promoting their "charity" (or whatever you wanna call it) so people send them more $$ and trying to make it look like it`s a "Thank You Letter"
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
    3348 posts
    April 28, 2012 at 10:58 am
    @leesah: That`s a far cry from "draining the funds and taking off", so....you fail.

    @auburnjunky: Can`t. The future`s so bright, I gotta wear shades!
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    drworm2002 Male 30-39
    662 posts
    April 28, 2012 at 11:19 am
    @whodat6484 did you even read it? When you go to the page you see that it is set up through other charities. I bet you the money will not go directly to the parents and they might not even see any of it. I love how people read some little blurb and just assume they know all the facts.
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    leesah Female 18-29
    1566 posts
    April 28, 2012 at 11:38 am
    "That`s a far cry from "draining the funds and taking off"

    Talk to me ~three months after the trial.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4710 posts
    April 28, 2012 at 11:39 am
    I would say that i can`t wait till this trial is over so we could move on...but there will come another of some sort, that affects me in no way, that everyone can be outraged about.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    April 28, 2012 at 11:57 am
    Why are they donating to them since having additional money wont`t actually do anything? What is it going to be used for?
    Also why do they LOVE God so much when she/he didn`t "SAVE" their own son. I never understand religious people still believing in God when they`ve just been metaphorically punched in the butt by him/her.
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
    3770 posts
    April 28, 2012 at 12:25 pm
    couldn`t a lot of this unpleasantness and racial strife have been prevented if the sandford cops just did their job that night?

    maybe i`m wrong, but that`s just how i see it. you call 911 here and say you shot someone, black or white, at least they investigate.
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
    3348 posts
    April 28, 2012 at 1:19 pm
    "Talk to me ~three months after the trial."

    I looked up the word "backtrack" in the dictionary, and this comment came up.
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    Zuriel Male 30-39
    554 posts
    April 28, 2012 at 2:08 pm
    Zimmerman walks = riot
    Zimmerman jailed = riot

    Either way Zimmerman days are numbered. To bad NO ONE except Zimmerman and Martin really know what happened.

    This lame ass "case" will only affect me if gun laws are changed from "self defense" to "let the aggressor win".
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36180 posts
    April 28, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    "couldn`t a lot of this unpleasantness and racial strife have been prevented if the sandford cops just did their job that night?"
    They did. But there was no hard evidence and the DA did not pursue criminal charges. I`m not saying Zimmerman`s innocent, I`m saying there`s no evidence he`s guilty. HUGE differance.

    The special prosecutor was brought in to quell the rabble. The crowds were getting loud so like Pontius Pilot we`ll crucify whomever they like to shut them up.

    Justice by Popular Vote.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    April 28, 2012 at 11:36 pm
    Defense fund? Give me a f***in` break! Defense from what? Why don`t you just hold a fundraising dance on your son`s grave.
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    gladhatter Male 50-59
    219 posts
    April 29, 2012 at 1:25 am
    Makes me wanna Puke......
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
    3441 posts
    April 29, 2012 at 5:24 am
    "But he was unarmed!"

    "Shoulda armed himself..."
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    April 29, 2012 at 9:09 pm
    Riding that gravy train.
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    Justin9235 Male 18-29
    1582 posts
    May 1, 2012 at 7:58 am
    I still don`t know who this kid is and I still don`t care to find out.

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