NAACP #TRAYVON Petition Hits ONE MILLION

NAACP #TRAYVON Petition Hits ONE MILLION

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The petition started the night of July 13th by the NAACP, which asks the Department to bring a case against George Zimmerman, has already hit the 1 million mark.
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NAACP:
Petition to Department of Justice Reaches One Million Signatures

Petition urges the DOJ to file charges against George Zimmerman for the egregious violation of Trayvon Martin’s civil rights.

(Orlando, FL) — The NAACP’s petition to the Department of Justice asking for federal charges, including civil rights charges, to be filed against George Zimmerman has reached one million signatures.

This major milestone was reached in just two and a half days. The petition was set up on Saturday evening shortly after the verdict finding George Zimmerman not guilty in the murder of Trayvon Martin was read.

Roslyn M. Brock, chairman of the NAACP National Board of Directors, was thankful for the support the petition has received. “The support our petition has received shows the mindset of the American public, who are tired of a system of justice that allows for appalling verdicts like the one we saw on Saturday.”  Benjamin Todd Jealous, President and CEO of the NAACP, addressed the specifics of the NAACP’s request.

“It is clear George Zimmerman’s bias played a major role in the events that led to the death of Trayvon Martin. A cousin called the police days after the murder and said, ‘I think he did this because of race.’ He had previously called the police dozens of times, disproportionately about young men of color who he thought were suspect. George Zimmerman himself stated on the night of the attack, ‘These punks always get away with this.’ The law says you must be able to show that race was a factor and that bodily harm was done. We believe there is enough evidence to satisfy this standard.”

The NAACP also partnered with MoveOn.org on a petition in support of the effort.

“MoveOn members from all walks of life joined with the NAACP to demand justice for Trayvon and his family because this verdict cannot be the final say in this case, ” added Anna Galland, executive director of MoveOn.org. “We will continue to fight for justice for Trayvon Martin, and we will work to address the deep-seated injustices that continue to plague our nation–from racial profiling to the proliferation of guns, from Stand Your Ground laws to a deeply flawed criminal justice system.”

Interested parties can still sign the petition, which will remain active and open until the Department of Justice completes their case.

25 COMMENTS

  1. i have only one son also and my child is in prison for 8 years pending 50 years over his head when he is released. no evidence no probable cause the money sceized was mines and was given back but because he is black and they heard he was a drug dealer they convicted him and the judge stated he was going outside the law to convict him. he has served 6 years so far and for what i dont know because the drugs found was less than an ounce and the money was returned to me. i dont what sabryina is going through but i know how it is for a young black man in america. so many whites get off and yet our children pays i sit and pray and i pray one day a change is gonna come but lord when.. I do and probably always will have ill will towards white people i been there and Va also have no parole so i am raising his daughter for almost 7 yrs now and i cry and pray every time i hear or see a child black,white,latino , asian, or whatever will suffer but all i see is no whites being accountable for their actions. to the martin family my heart goes out to you and i dont know the feel of lost of death of a child but i have lost a child in the same system MAY GOD BLESS AND BE WITH YOU ALWAYS

    • @ joyce tisdale… Ms. Tisdale, I will be in prayer for your family and your son. Our family has a very similar experience with my brother. The legal and criminal justice system here in the US needs very drastic improvements. The racial disparities in sentencing is astonishing and no one is paying attention. Our Black males overcrowd our prisons for WAY less than what crimes that GZ and other Whites commit (who are usually acquitted for “psychological reasons”). May your faith remain strong in God, because he is the only one who can save us and provide the REAL Justice.

  2. You are using black as a crutch in rality the real injustice is that whites dont have anaawp or white enertanment telivison or a movie called for white women or a natioal white colledge fund we bleed and sweat so dont tell me we bleed the same colr or any other black propaganda. It should not have happened he was just a kid but at the same time the segragation is over so pull up yor pants and talk with respect and youll have your equality but . Teach your black children to not hate whites and I wont teach mine to fear blacks they are sensitve and may try to sue for racial noncence and there is no proper term to call them anything you say could be turned into racism and they may kill you in the name of equality and call you an example

    • @Charlie and @Jalynn Being a minority in this country is NOT used as a crutch, it is a REALITY for most individuals which is not or never will be understood by the White majority. It seems as if you both are operating off of some type of angst and ill feelings you have against African Americans and minorities in this country. The OJ trial, BET, or any other TV networks or trials that have been favorable to Blacks or other minorities have NOTHING to do with this trial!! I am always flabbergasted when Whites try to take every small advantage given to minorities as a loss to the “Majority/ White privilege”. If this was your son, what would you have told him to do? What would you have done if your son was being profiled and stalked for no reason other than his skin color that he was born with??

      I am a 24 year old Black female, recently graduated from an Ivy League University with my Master’s degree. And when I am seen in the streets, before people know me, they make assumptions and profile me the same way GX did Trayvon. I apologize that you don’t have the “privilege” of understanding that, but its time you all assert a bit of EMPATHY towards others and not be so self-centered. Yes tragic things happen all day to people of all races, but THIS was a case about an INNOCENT life that was taken bc some “deranged fool” thought he could profile and harrass a child and ended up killing him. ALSO, through my education, of academia and life, I can attest to it being the WHITE children who are taught to fear and hate people different than them…WAY BEFORE the minority children of the same age are.

      • I think we are past emethy im not racist as you as a black female will automaticly assume. I am awhite male that is 26 years old and I am the minority. Im not sure were your from but here the blacks in high school have cracker day, now you can say that the people in prison dont belong there but the men and women that put them there belive they do. To say that our legal system is racist is absurd considering obama wich has pulled us out of recesion but he is black. The reality is that we need to work on the issues as a team withou anger or resentment and make the basterds pull thier pants up my white daugter dont need to see that shit

  3. I don’t remember people rioting or starting petitions when OJ was acquitted after killing 2 white people. Why doesn’t anyone make a big deal out of all the white people killed by blacks every year? The reason is because that’s life! Tragic things happen every day to people of ALL races.

  4. @Charlie and @Jalynn Being a minority in this country is NOT used as a crutch, it is a REALITY for most individuals which is not or never will be understood by the White majority. It seems as if you both are operating off of some type of angst and ill feelings you have against African Americans and minorities in this country. The OJ trial, BET, or any other TV networks or trials that have been favorable to Blacks or other minorities have NOTHING to do with this trial!! I am always flabbergasted when Whites try to take every small advantage given to minorities as a loss to the “Majority/ White privilege”. If this was your son, what would you have told him to do? What would you have done if your son was being profiled and stalked for no reason other than his skin color that he was born with??

    I am a 24 year old Black female, recently graduated from an Ivy League University with my Master’s degree. And when I am seen in the streets, before people know me, they make assumptions and profile me the same way GX did Trayvon. I apologize that you don’t have the “privilege” of understanding that, but its time you all assert a bit of EMPATHY towards others and not be so self-centered. Yes tragic things happen all day to people of all races, but THIS was a case about an INNOCENT life that was taken bc some “deranged fool” thought he could profile and harrass a child and ended up killing him. ALSO, through my education, of academia and life, I can attest to it being the WHITE children who are taught to fear and hate people different than them…WAY BEFORE the minority children of the same age are.

    @ joyce tisdale… Ms. Tisdale, I will be in prayer for your family and your son. Our family has a very similar experience with my brother. The legal and criminal justice system here in the US needs very drastic improvements. The racial disparities in sentencing is astonishing and no one is paying attention. Our Black males overcrowd our prisons for WAY less than what crimes that GZ and other Whites commit (who are usually acquitted for “psychological reasons”). May your faith remain strong in God, because he is the only one who can save us and provide the REAL Justice.

    • Statistics say that Black people continually have sentences 20% longer than White people commiting the same crimes. This is a travesty, no doubt. It needs to be changed, today.

      The problem? There was a crime commited. Do you know how to not have to worry about sentencing? Don’t commit a crime.

      Black people should be screaming about the weight of longer sentencing. But they should also be screaming to their own group: “stop commiting crimes.” 13% of the population are Black. 50% of murders in America are by Blacks. Focusing on only sentencing is ignoring another larger problem. One you won’t hear many speak to.

      • YOU QUOTE STATISTICS AND NUMBERS DONT LIE BUT YOU CAN MAKE THEM SAY ANYTHING YOU WANT
        YOU CANT CONVINCE ME OR YOURSELF THAT FAIRNESS WOULD MAKE FOR 49% OF THE PRISON POPULATION FROM 13% OF THE GENERAL POPULATION. COMEON SINGLEDIGIT YOU DONT BELIEVE THAT EVEN MARK GERAGOS FAMED LAWYER STATED THAT EVERYTHING ABOUT THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IS ABOUT RACE. JUST ON SHEER NUMBERS ALONE THERE IS NO WAY THOSE NUMBERS ADD UP
        NEXT QUESTION WHY?? CAUSE MOST JUDGES ARENT ANY DIFFERENT THAN ME AND YOU AND ASSUME THAT BLACKS COMMIT MORE CRIME THAN WHITES BUT AGAIN SHEER NUMBERS TELL US THIS CANT BE SO ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU TAKE THOSE TWO PERCENTAGES AND REPLACE THEM WITH ACTUAL NUMBERS SO ON THIS ONE I AGREE WITH YOU THERE IS A LARGER PROBLEM THE BIAS OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

        • The numbers I cited were “Blacks get LONGER sentences than Whites.”

          Not ONLY Blacks get sentenced, while Whites get off scott-free.

          Black sentences are 20% longer. This is a travesty, and needs to stop NOW.

          But while the White gets sentenced say, 10 years, while the Black gets sentenced 12 years? The fact remains, a crime was commited.

          As I wrote originally. I can tell anyone reading this how to not worry about sentencing. Don’t commit the crime. Don’t put yourself in the position of being with people who are or have commited crimes. It’s called personal responsibility. Every successful person in life has it.

  5. ALL OF THE COMMENTS HAVE VALID POINTS HOWEVER , ONE THING THAT WAS NOT MENTIONED AND ITS THIS ” THINGS WILL NEVER CHANGE AS LONG AS PEOPLE CONTINUE TO LIVE THE WAY WE DO” BY THIS I MEAN AS TWO RACES OF PEOPLE WE VERY SELDOM INTER-
    MINGLE. FOR INSTANCE WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU INVITED A PERSON OF ANOTHER RACE TO CHURCH, OR ATTEND A BASKETBALL GAME OR SOMETHING. IM GUILTY OF OT ALSO. BUT UNTIL WE START ACTING LIKE WE SHARE THIS UNIVERSE THIS IS WHAT WE CAN EXPECT. NO ALL WHITES ARENT RACIST AND ALL BLACKS ARENT LOOKING TO STEAL SOMETHING FROM YOU. WE HAVE TO BE AROUND EACH OTHER SO THAT WE CAN SHARE IN THE OTHERS EXPERIENCE. THIS IS THE REASON MOST NO SOME WHITES CANT UNDERSTAND OUR RESPONSE TO THIS VERDICT. IM A 50 YEAR OLD BLACK MAN AND IT HURT ME TO MY HEART WHEN I HEARD THE NEWS REPORTS OF NEWTOWN CONN. A CHILD IS A CHILD. AND OUT OF THIS WE HAVE THE DEBATES ABOUT GUN LAWS. YOU KNOW WHAT WOULDVE CHANGED THE CONVERSATION? IF THOSE PARENTS WOULDVE RELEASED CRIME SCENE PHOTOS OR AUTOPSY PHOTOS TO THE PUBLIC. HOW? CAUSE A PICTURE SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS AND THE POWERS THAT BE WOULDVE BEEN ABLE TO SEE WHAT THOSE TYPE OF GUNS DO TO PEOPLE. MAMIE TILL ALTERED THE ENTIRE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT WHEN SHE TOLD THE FUNERAL DIRECTOR TO LEAVE HER CHILD AS HE WAS IN DEATH SO THAT THE WORLD COULD SEE WHAT RACISM HAD DONE TO HER CHILD. AND YES IT OUTRAGED AND GALVANIZED A NATION. FOR THE FIRST TIME WHITES COULD VISUALIZE FOR THEMSELVES WHAT RACISM REALLY DOES.
    BLACKS AND WHITES ARE QUICK TO SAY IM NOT RACIST BUT IF YOU HAVE TO VERBALIZE IT YOU ARE PROBABLY GUILY OF MAKING STEREOTYPICAL ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT PEOPLE. ANYBODY WHO READS THIS INVITE SOMEONE INTO YOUR LIFE SOMEONE WHO DOESNT LOOK LIKE YOU I THINK YOU MIGHT FIND OUT SOME THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF. SO PEOPLE….., WHATEVER COLOR YOU ARE WE ARE MORE ALIKE THAN DIFFERENT. DONT BELIEVE ME TRY THIS ON FOR SIZE……., BY WAY OF CARBON DATING SCIENTISTS HAVE IDENTIFIED A GENE THAT IS PRESENT IN THE DNA STRAND OF EVERY SINGLE PERSON WALKING THE FACE OF THIS EARTH. DONT ASK ME HOW IT HAPPENED BUT THIS STRAND OF DNA WAS TAKEN FROM THE REMAINS OF THE OLDEST HUMAN REMAINS EVER FOUND. THEY CALL HER EVE GO FIGURE THE PART I WONT LEAVE YOU TO WONDER ABOUT IS THE FACT THAT WE ARE ALL DESCENDANTS OF THIS WOMAN IN CLOSING DONT GET MAD AT WHAT SOMEONE ELSE IS FEELING CAUSE CHANCES ARE THIER EXPERIENCE IS DIFFERENT THAN YOURS INSTEAD ASK YOURSELF WHAT YOU CAN DO TO MAKE THE SITUATION BETTER
    BE CAREFUL HOW YOU TREAT PEOPLE- YOU MIGHT BE ENTERTAINING ONE OF GODS ANGELS

  6. Nearly one in three African American males aged 20–29 are under some form of criminal justice supervision whether imprisoned, jailed, on parole or probation.

    Mr President, are things really getting better?

  7. Thank goodness Trayvon is dead. He was another upcoming criminal that would terrorize whites. We will continue to kill thugs that attack us and you should start getting an education and stop collecting government welfare.

    • Trayvon Wasn’t a Thug Period..He was an educated black on his way to great heights..Looking at your comments it’s people like YOU that’s the problem,…You probably got a Bushmaster and stalking a movie right now to level your stupid violence like Zimmerboy on the audience..You are one stupid thing smh.

  8. We Cannot GIve this up and let this Thing Walk Away without Paying for Killing Trayvon B. Maratin.. We have lost so many due to violence by the Oppressors but this one we cannot let get away…We are looking for the Federal Government to Act since Florida has let this thing get away..If Blacks were on that Jury we would be looking at this thing behind bars right now..All of this was a set up anyway..Trayvon was minding his own business and just walking home..This thing had no right to approach him like he did cause Trayvon didn’t know who he was..Trayvon was only trying to protect himself of which i would have done anyway..Lots of these guys rape kids and we know this..So Trayvon was standing his ground..Didn’t Racist Florida see this? I guess Not Smh.

    • You don’t know who “approached” who. Trayvon had every right to walk through that neighborhood, but George Zimmerman did as well.

      What about the 4 minutes that elapsed between Martins call to his girlfriend and when the fight started? With Martin less than a 30 second walk to his destination? Only one person was a confirmed racist, and it wasn’t Zimmerman. Unless you think “creepy-a#$ cracker” doesn’t exhibit racism? You don’t know that it wasn’t Zimmerman who turned around and was punched in the face by Martin. “Stand your ground” doesn’t cover thinking someone is a “cracker” and therefore you can punch them in the face.

      What if it’s true … that all Martin had to do was continue walking home and he’d be alive today?

      • lets use common sense why do u lie tocover up something gz lied at least 8 times does that count for any thing and just for the records everybody is conceding he said punks he said coons go to you tube and pull up what did gz really say goons or coons his nose is not bleeding in the police car no blood coming out of his nostrils its coming from two little pins holes look at his nose in the police station right where the blood is coming from and if gz only yelled help who is yelling im begging you right before the first yell for help listen closley you can hear it im begging u that s trayvon

        • There is nothing on record that GZ said anything of the sort.

          You assume a lot, then call it “fact.” I’m saying that other scenarios are possible. I don’t assume anything.

          What we do know, is Martin had 4 minutes between his phone call and the time the fight started. Who started what? You don’t know. I don’t either. But the only way for you to continue as you are is to confuse your assumptions with fact.

          If Mr Martin would have walked straight home, he’d be alive today. Of that we can be sure.

          • Yeah but blacks was hated from day one.we the that couldn’t mingle with white or touch nothing the white man use.or couldn’t get a education or was neat or killed or harassed,was accused.until you been through what my black ancestors been through i wouldn’t expect you to understand the trayvon Martin case and what black people trying to get u to understand.we can speak now.we was hated n the past present and future

          • Trayvon Martin is innocent.god is going to turn satan a loose.i be glad when that day come when he get his worse than trayvon.he is guilty of murder,guilty of harr sing,guilty of profiling.he is a guilty man that should’ve got the death penalty.i hate that white cracker

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