Friday, July 19, 2013. New York City – Although temperatures were a little more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 Celsius), which is too hot considering that in the Winter can be below zero, a group of activists held a demonstration in Bedford Stuyvesant and marched to the 67th precinct in Flatbush (approximately 35 blocks) in Brooklyn in support of Trayvon Martin and other victims of racial profiling.
Trayvon Martin, a 17 years old Black teen was killed by George Zimmerman on the night of February 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida, United States. Zimmerman was tried for second-degree murder and manslaughter and found not guilty on Saturday, July 13, 2013.
Martin was walking back home from a 7-Eleven store with Skittles and a soda. He was unarmed.
Trayvon Benjamin Martin (February 5, 1995 – February 26, 2012) was the son of Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, who were divorced in 1999. He was a junior at Dr. Michael M. Krop High School and lived with his mother and Jahvaris Fulton, an older brother in Miami Gardens, Florida. Trayvon’s English teacher, Michelle Kypriss, described him as an A and B student and extremely creative.
Viernes, 19 de Julio, 2013, Ciudad de Nueva York – A pesar de que las temperaturas estaban en poco más de 100 grados Fahrenheit (38 grados Celsius), lo cual es demasiado caliente tomando en cuenta que en el Invierno pueden estar bajo cero, un grupo de activistas realizaron una manifestación en Bedford Stuyvesant y marcharon a la Comisaría 67ª del NYPD en Flatbush (aproximadamente 35 cuadras) en Brooklyn en apoyo a Trayvon Martin y otras víctimas del perfil racial.
Trayvon Martin fue asesinado por George Zimmerman en la noche del 26 de Febrero de 2012, en Sanford, Florida, Estados Unidos. Zimmerman fue juzgado por asesinato en segundo grado y homicidio y declarado inocente el sábado 13 de Julio del 2013.
Martin caminaba de regreso a casa de una tienda 7-Eleven con Skittles y un refresco. Estaba desarmado.
Trayvon Benjamin Martin (5 de Febrero, 1995 – 26 de Febrero, 2012) era el hijo de Sybrina Fulton y Tracy Martin, quienes se divorciaron en 1999. Él era un estudiante en Dr. Michael M. Krop High School y vivía con su madre y Jahvaris Fulton, su hermano mayor en Miami Gardens, Florida. Su Profesora de Inglés, Michelle Kypriss, lo describió como un estudiante de A y B y extremadamente creativo.
On Facebook the organizers say, “Millions are outraged at the acquittal of the murderer George Zimmerman, who stalked and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Within an hour of “not guilty” verdict, people of all backgrounds were rising up in the streets across the United States, including here in NYC.”
They also say, “New York City has its own Trayvon Martins: Kimani Gray, Ramarley Graham, Reynaldo Cuevas, Noel Polanco, Shantel Davis, John Collado, Sean Bell. And just like George Zimmerman, the NYPD officers who killed these unarmed Black youth are still walking free today.
The “justice” system is a sham, always protecting the cops and the racists, while every day targeting Black and Latino young people. The courts won’t give us justice, but the people have the power once we come together, organize and fight back.”
Tomorrow, in at least 100 cities across the country, people will again take action to demand justice for Trayvon Martin, and call for action to end the institutionalized racism exposed by the recent verdict.
In NYC, there will be a rally at 1 Police Plaza, at 12PM (4,5,6,J,M,Z to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall).
The rally and march today were organized by The ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism), The Rebel Diaz Arts Collective, Stop Stop and Frisk Freedom Fighters and Party for Socialism and Liberation.
Rally in Bedford Stuyvesant and march to the Flatbush area.
Activists in front of the 67th Precinct in Flatbush.
Jose LaSalle in front of the 67th Precinct in Flatbush. Part 1.
Natasha Davis, sister of Shantel Davis. 67th Precinct. 2820 Snyder Ave.
On Thursday, June 14, 2012, 23-year-old Shantel Davis was killed on East 38th Street in East Flatbush by NYPD detective Phil Atkins, 44, who works in the NYPD’s narcotics unit. He has been sued seven times in the past 10 years, with allegations including use of undue force and fabricating charges. The city has paid more than $130,000 to settle five of the cases.
Jose LaSalle in front of the 67th Precinct in Flatbush. Part 2.
67th Precinct. 2820 Snyder Ave. Brooklyn, NYC.
Protesters in front of the 67th Precinct in Flatbush.