Students At Morgan State Rally In Support Of Trayvon Martin

BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Some key police video is renewing outrage about the killing of Trayvon Martin. The unarmed Florida teen was shot by a neighborhood watch captain. And now, local students are standing up to support Martin.

Andrea Fujii has more on this latest rally.

Students at Morgan State University say the newly-released video casts even more doubt that the 17-year-old was shot in self-defense.

“I am Trayvon Martin!”

Cries for justice are heard around the country and now at Morgan State University.

“We are aware of the stereotypes that are currently happening in the Trayvon Martin case and we’re here to show that we’re aware of what’s happening around us,” Brenda Fort, a Morgan State student, said.

And as police release new evidence, students say it only fuels more questions.

Surveillance video from the Sanford, Fla. police department shows George Zimmerman the night he shot an unarmed Martin.

George Zimmerman’s lawyer claims he acted in self-defense after Martin broke his nose.

Robert Zimmerman, George Zimmerman’s father, told a Florida TV station, the teenager “continued to beat George, and at some point, George pulled his pistol and did what he did.”

But the Martin family attorney says the video shows no evidence of injury to George Zimmerman. After police questioned the neighborhood watchman, they let him go.

At the Morgan rally, students donned orange Xs they say are symbols that the case stretches across racial lines.

“To exemplify that it could be me, it could be you next. So it’s who’s next. We’re all a target,” Chinedeu Nwokeafor, a Morgan State student, said.

And as they marched away from campus, they say the hope to spread the message that the 17-year-old won’t be forgotten.

“There’s many Trayvon Martin-situations that don’t even get recognized,” said Morgan State student Kennan Richardson. “That happens every day in every community any state.”

Florida police continue to examine that surveillance video and 911 calls. They say the investigation could take weeks.

George Zimmerman claims he was following Martin because he looked suspicious after there had been a number of burglaries in the area.

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One Comment

  1. BiteMe says:

    @HAHAHA
    roflmfao

    1. THE DEALTHE TRUTH IS WHAT IT IS says:

      THE THING ABOUT TRAVON IS HE IS DEAD ,AND MORE BLACK WILL DIE FROM DRUGS TODAY, TONIGHT, SO ON,ETC,ETC

  2. Wilford P Wellington says:

    They all have nice little targets on them!!!

  3. Wilford P Wellington says:

    Lady, if you are paying money for your offspring to do nothing but protest some other states problem, you are the one with the problem. Try standing up for the innocent kids HERE who die from being shot by thugs and crackheads. Take care of your own city, not someone elses.

    1. peter says:

      Very well said Wilford. There are too many kids dying on OUR streets. If this was a white kid shot by a black adult you know that none of these protests would happen. At this point, the whole story hasn’t even come out yet so why are they protesting? Oh wait, that’s right- they all do it to support the ‘brothers’. They don’t care what the truth might be, in their minds- if a black person did it then it is “just fine.’ Pathetic that their own race is the one keeping racial discrimination alive and well everywhere. If you want us ‘white folk’ to stop seeing you the way we have been for hundreds of years, then stop acting like a bunch of animals.

      1. MrObvious says:

        It’s not even an “if” anymore. White people HAVE been attacked just because of the color of their skin. You just won’t hear about it in American news the way you do about black people being attacked by those of other races, of course ignorant of the fact that the majority of crimes are black-on-black.
        Morgan is one big racist school anyway…along with NAACP, Affirmative Action, BET, Black History month, etc.

  4. MONKEYSEEMONKEYDO says:

    ALL THE KILLINGS IN BALTIMORE …. YO’S WHATS UP, BLACKS GET KILLED EVERY NIGHT AND DAY,,,,THIS IS A RACE ISSUE

    1. Wilford P Wellington says:

      YES, I GET IT IT’S BLACK VS. HISPANICS?

    2. Michael says:

      Blacks get killed by blacks. Check the statistics. That’s not a race issue, that’s a culture issue.

  5. 1-0-3-0 WITHERSPOON says:

    THERE ARE MORE MURDERS IN THE CITYS OF OUR COUNTRY IN A DECADE, THEN THE WHOLE IRAG,AFGAN WAR. THERE IS NO REAL LEADERSHIP. THERE IS RACISM,,, HATE,,, DIVISION, LOOK AT OUR CITYS,YOU REAPED WHAT YOU SOWED,,,,,,,,200 MURDERS PER STATE TIMES 50===1000 TIMES TEN///DECADE10,000 DEAD///MURDERED, GUNED DOWN WERE IS THE REAL CONCERNS/ISSUES???? IN YOUR OWN CITY,,,,AND YOU ALL ARE COLLEGE GRADUATES,,,HAR D HAR HAR,,,HA HAHAHA,,, YOU CAN THROW MONEY AT EDUCATION CASE PROVEN

    1. m.A. says:

      Leadership like all else, start’s in the home. As long as the parents of these welfare knucklehead hip hop sperm refuse to be responsible, this is what you will get Balto & every other city.

  6. WISE UP PROTEST WITHOUT A CAUSE says:

    this is a smoke screen. this will not only set americans back, but further divide america, media, and politics ,,,,,,,for the american in what will this acomplish, facts are gathered, and a trail and jury will decide,,OTHER ISSUES IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND AND COUNTRY ARE MUCH BIGGER,,,,YOU BEEN DUKED

    1. merle says:

      This event happened , because it shows how corupt our system
      is in america, and who are the real bigots in this country!

      1. JOKER says:

        BLACKS ARE A EYE SORE,KILLING ONE ANOTHER DUMBER THEN A BOX OF ROCKS, THERE OWN MASTERS IN AFRICA SOLD THEM OUT, THEY HAVE NO VALUE AND SELFWORTH,,,NOT MY PROBLEM GO BACK TO AFRICA ASK YOUR BABY MA MA WHY YOU WERE SOLD I WASN’T THERE

      2. scott says:

        How does this incident show anything you speak of when all the details of the incident haven’t been released yet? This is called crying wolf.

  7. Richard P. says:

    what a joke

  8. kafantaris2 says:

    If George Zimmerman “had his hand up to his forehead” and seemed worried, is it possible he called his father for advice on what to tell the police?
    Could he have called him on that same cell phone he called 911 about Trayvon Martin?
    To be sure, Judge Zimmerman knows a thing or two about the facts that make out a self defense case. He certainly has plead a good case in the media — though he was also careful not to tell us what his son told him and thus keep the prosecutors from impeaching him with conflicting stories.
    No matter, they can still call the Judge himself to the grand jury room and asked him where he got his facts. They can also ask him if he talked to the police that night, or if he went down to the station house in person to take care of things.
    Judge Zimmerman has been presumed to be a non-player thus far, but may have played a critical role at the initial stages of the investigation — that important time when the police decide whom to charge, and what to write in their reports to justify their actions.

  9. ballsohardclub says:

    The protests @ Morgan are just an excuse to party in the streets, get out of class & make drug deals.

    1. merle says:

      your so sad, why make comments like that, that are not true!

  10. ballsohardclub says:

    @Merle, Ah, but they are sooooo true, just drive by MSU any wk day & see for yourself.

    1. Wiseguy says:

      ….I wish I could go to college…….but they don’t have any European American College Funds set up for me.

      LOL

      1. Beth St Clair says:

        Because you don’t need them. Racist white bigots like yourself don’t have glass ceilings leading to fewer opportunities like so many blacks in this country…Too bad you didn’t have the funds for college, u would have known that…

      2. MrObvious says:

        After 400 years you’d think people like Beth would have something better than the old “whites are simply born with privilege” excuse

      3. Wiseguy says:

        ……..just keep relying on their generations of “Entittlements”.
        Poor Ol’ black folk……..da white man keepin’ dem down agin

  11. Beth St Clair says:

    Reading some of these comments…it is really sad that some of you hold the ideas that you do. We have advanced so far and YET some losers have nothing better to do with their time but talk about college students who decided to take a stand and march for a cause. Also, comments are continuously made that if Trayvon were white and Zimmerman were black we wouldn’t be marching, protesting, crying foul, etc…that comment is 100% undeniably correct…why…because if it were the other way around the black man would have arrested, tried, and sentenced by now. Wake up…the time for racism and bigotry is long over and carrying the racist ideals that some of you do only further divdes this country and distracts from the real issues going on. I would help you figure out the real issues, but from the sounds of it you need to pick up a book and read!

    1. really says:

      very well said…ignorance begets ignorance and the people who are commenting live in a world seperated from the real world because they refuse to see and understand the truth. This is a tainted case and the states inability to unbiasly do their jobs. Trayvon was a victim and now there is a whole new story from George and his father that was never entered into the original police report. No officer it that careless when it comes to a murder investigation. you people are so hung up on the fact that Trayvon is a black youth…take that fact away and look at the way the case is being handled and then comment…because the truth is, this case is tainted..

      1. Beth St Clair says:

        I agree!

      2. ballsohardclub says:

        Show the same outrage whn your own kill one another instead of trying to grab headlines & make a big deal out of nothing.

    2. LYNRND SKNYNRND says:

      BETH IS A SLAVE TO HER OWN MIND,,,BETH YOU GOT A CASE OF HOMIE ISSUES AND THE PORCH MONKEY BLUES

    3. ballsohardclub says:

      Beth St Clair, Yo coon, don’t do the crime & we don’t need to have a conversation ok?
      Stay home & raise these kids to be educated productive citizens instead of buying them sneakers & hip hop music u fool.

      1. Beth St Clair says:

        I laugh at your comments. Thank you from taking me from anger to humor…you are so lost and so sad that you are only doing yourself a disservice. Thanks for the laugh! Enjoy your day😀

  12. Taz says:

    More racial devide..Buy a hoodie and get a free gun..

    1. WASTETHEMALL says:

      BLACKS ARE EQUAL TO GARBAGE,USELESS

  13. Beth St Clair says:

    Hey Mr. Obvious…first things first 2012-1865=147 years NOT 400. Furthermore, racism did not end with slavery and you are proof of that.

    1. MrObvious says:

      Racism is also not a one way street as you have been so clear to make generalizations about white people…feel free to keep pointing the finger but just realize you’ve got three pointing right back at you.

      1. Beth St Clair says:

        Perhaps you should read my comments again. I have made NO generalizations about whites or any other race. The comments about bigotry and racism were specifically directed at the individuals making racist comments on this particular site. I also stated ‘some’ not all. If I were generalizing you would absolutely correct, but I am not. I do not believe that all whites are racist at all, in fact I know that the majority are not. I am speaking about the racism and bigotry that still exists…for some. I am not racist, I love people of all colors, ethnicities, and cultures. However, I would have to be pretty naive to believe that racism is over, because for SOME it is not.

      2. MrObvious says:

        Reading how you called Wiseguy a “racist white bigot” because there are no “European American” college funds for him…fyi, he didn’t mention if he was black white or anywhere in between. European Americans can be any color too

      3. Wiseguy says:

        Exactly Right Mr. Obvious…………but a “one way street racist” like Beth don’t get it.

    2. MrObvious says:

      Also please, for the sake of logic point out this “proof” of exactly where I posted a racist remark. I’m really curious what is deemed to be “racist” nowadays.

      1. Beth St Clair says:

        Some of the comments that you have made about Morgan being a racist school (I assume because it is majority black), your lack of understanding of the importance of black history month and the NAACP (what is wrong with having 1 month out of 12 where individuals can learn about their contributions and have an opportunity to hear more than just negativity about their race), your apparent annoyance over the existence of BET (what’s wrong with having a station on tv where you can see people like yourself? the majority of television programs are majority white with little diversity-not all but some, the majority), your belief that the majority of crimes are black on black (you probably also believe that blacks are the majority on welfare which is also incorrect), and your denial of the existence of white privilege are forms of covert racism. I am not being paid to tutor so you can read up on that on your own. My comment about wiseguy stems not only from his comment about college funding, but also other, more disrespectful comments that he has made on other news topics (which have since been reported and removed).

      2. MrObvious says:

        In other words I haven’t said anything racist, I just don’t “understand.” Maybe you should read up on the percentage of black-on-black crimes in the U.S. to know it’s not just a belief, it’s a fact. I’m not paid to tutor you on facts either.
        BET and Black History month are clearly based on skin color rather than country of ancestors’ origin. By that token we could have a White History month and White Entertainment channel, yet again that would be deemed “racist.”
        Caucasians also make up 74% of the population so it makes perfect sense you would see more of them, but what doesn’t make sense is that there would be such a push for black people (12% of the pop.) to be included across the spectrum over Hispanic people (16% of the pop.)
        We’ll have to agree to disagree over the “existence of white privilege” in today’s society. Again, when you have things like Affirmative Action and NAACP in place, that’s a hard argument to make.

    3. ballsohardclub says:

      Blacks & Asians are the most racist of all races ion the planet.

    4. ballsohardclub says:

      What you Nig’s are failing to realize is that Whitey is fed up & coming after you. Gonna kill you out with malt liquor, aids, cigarettes & guns by the police.

  14. Richard P. says:

    I think we should protest and start wearing our pants hanging below our butts, with our underwear hanging out.

    1. ME says:

      because white guys DONT do that right?

      1. Beth St Clair says:

        hi-five

  15. taxpayer says:

    One positive thing from this story is that it is a chance for an open discourse on race and social issues in America. Its a MAJOR issue and is tied to many other issues like the economy. White folks need to admit that there are many normal black folks out there and that not all are on welfare and criminals. White folk should understand the frustration of the working class black community. Black Americans need to wake up and realize that if they want to be players in the REAL world, they need to stay in school, go to a real college, promote a family unit, work hard, and embrace the english language. Those that do, can succeed. There are billions of people in this world that would love to be an American. Those black Americans that think they are opressed need to visit countries with REAL poverty and opression. My favorite comment of the many decent black folks in this town…”We’re outnumbered”

    1. MrObvious says:

      I agree with your post. Unfortunately because my skin is white I must refrain from commenting or else be deemed a “racist.”

      1. Beth St Clair says:

        I assume you are indirectly referring to me and my comments. I suppose you assumed that my skin is something other than white because I support this movement and I am aware of the existence of racism….interesting…

      2. MrObvious says:

        See this is the problem with assumption. I honestly meant that because my skin is white, many will find comments I have to say on the subject to be racist even if (as above) nothing racist is explicitly said. Yet you assume my intent to be other than what it is and proceed to assume about my assumptions.

    2. SOUNDSOFPAINGIVEMESOMEFEELLGOOD says:

      BLACKS HAVE DESTROYED OUR CITYS,CAN WE SUE THE BLACK RACE FOR THIS?

    3. ballsohardclub says:

      @Taxpayer……It’s not so much that the vast majority of blacks are on welfare, it’s their stinking attitudes. They are obnoxious, loud, scream till 3am , fight on wkds, throw their trsh in the streets etc. Don’t you dare deny this, what kind of example does this set for the children? The generation just repeats itself. That is what is sickening & whitey has had it.

  16. B T O says:

    POW THE LITTLE THUG IS DEAD,,,,,,,

  17. Antia L. Gillard says:

    We are indeed a racist nation. White people never have and never will accept Blacks other than as their slaves. They were made to accept us because our forefathers demanded respect and would accept no less. We must do the same. Let them know! But we must do this by our character and behavior. We will get respect because we are worthy of respect. But some whites are what they are and that’s not going to change! Don’t be deterred by the ignorant and negative comments.

    1. THEWATCHTOWER says:

      BLACKS=USELESS

    2. MrObvious says:

      Other than the generalization about white people today (which is somehow acceptable), this argument’s feeble attempt at using an altered version of history as evidence excludes the glaring fact that the African people’s forefathers sold them into slavery (yes Africans sold Africans), and it was Abraham Lincoln who initiated freeing the slaves, not the slaves “demanding respect”

    3. taxpayer says:

      Anita Gillard, a non-racist hater of white people…you can’t make this stuff up!

  18. B T O says:

    I’AM NOT A RACIST I JUST WISH ALL BLACK HOME BOYS AND GIRLS TAKE DIRT NAPS

  19. ballsohardclub says:

    Beth & corn hole Mr Obvious are gonna have a food fight. Tsk tsk tsk.

  20. ballsohardclub says:

    85%of all murders in major cities are black on black or committed by blacks, 58% of the prison population is black with rest made up by Hispanic & others including whites. It is fair to assume that this also repesents the character of blacks & their worthiness in general. In other words, 85 % of all blacks are useless POS.

  21. KFC says:

    BLACKS = WORTHLESS = BLACK HOMIES = DEATH

  22. MD VOTER says:

    I think we all would agree that the majority of blacks are hard working, law abiding, and productive citizens. With that being said the black race has been the most spoiled and pampered race in history since the Civil Rights Act of 1964/1965. As far as Zimmerman he should stand trial in a court of law not in the court of public opinion. The President, members of Congress, Hollywood stars and Al/Jesse should keep their opinion to themselves.

    1. ballsohardclub says:

      There are two punks on trial for setting fire to a dog in Balto. No one saw anything. Snitchin perhaps? You bet but not a word. Yet these same vermin sperm saw everything about the killing of Travyon Martin in Fla thousands of miles away. Fuc’n phoney coons.

  23. theox says:

    Low resolution video. Not possible to determine Zimmerman’s minor injuries that were reported. If he had said my leg blew off that would’ve been different.

    But one thing is for sure. People are overreacting and using this for ill gain. Crying wolf only works for so long. After a while, people stop caring about “racism” cries and go on with their lives. People in the know, such as non-black residents of majority black areas, are especially immune to these false “racism” cries. So, MSU is either preaching to the choir or to .deaf ears.

  24. issac says:

    Blacks want justice??? Travyon Martin’s organs should have been donated to needy donors. All these little hoodrats should have their organs donated when they blast one another. The state, you the taxpayer is picking up the cost of their burial autopsy / undertaker costs anyway.

  25. Tim says:

    White America must learn the truth about white slave masters and hw they transformed human beings into citizens who will never forgive white people until they are all dead and gone.

    1. Wilford P Wellington says:

      Please GO read the history of how AFRICANS came to be on the SLAVE market. Then come back here and tell me why BLACKS are not ANGRY with the HOMIELAND. Have you even thought about that? It sure wasn’t the WHITE man that took over the next village and sold them, it was YOUR ancestors! Can you swallow that and STILL blame the WHITE MAN/

  26. dave says:

    Why don’t you fuc’n spear chuckers move along now & get over it. U all had your 15 minutes of fame. Get back to the car wash or killing each other ok?

  27. Jason says:

    I wonder how many bantus will get shot at their own rally?

  28. dave says:

    April fool all you coons.

  29. truth or dare says:

    and what else would we expect from jungle bunny school

  30. big dave says:

    why protest, was just another piece of welfare trash gone who cares

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