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'Hoodie rally' in memory of Trayvon Martin set for Thursday in Schenectady

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
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Lynette Vice of Albany chants " I am Trayvon Martin," in Albany during a rally in honor of the slain teenager in Albany on March 24.
Lynette Vice of Albany chants " I am Trayvon Martin," in Albany during a rally in honor of the slain teenager in Albany on March 24.

— The Schenectady County branch of the NAACP will hold a hoodie rally Thursday in honor of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin.

The rally, titled “Justice for Trayvon Martin,” will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. at Hulett and Albany streets, the local National Association for the Advancement of Colored People said.

Organizers donning hoodies took to the streets in Albany on March 25 to protest the shooting of Martin and the police’s failure to arrest his shooter, George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer.

Zimmerman fatally shot 17-year-old Martin, who was unarmed and wearing a hoodie, after calling 911 and telling an operator the boy looked suspicious. The incident has caused a national uproar over what many say was racial discrimination and a lack of justice for the boy’s family.

Schenectady organizers will march to Jerry Burrell Park, at Hamilton and Schenectady streets in the Hamilton Hill neighborhood.

 

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April 4, 2012
2:24 p.m.
albright1 ( no real name given ) says...

Bethany,

No attempt at balanced coverage here at all. You tell us that the story "...caused a national uproar over what many say was racial discrimination..". Well, "many" say otherwise.

In particular, the Hispanic Mr. Zimmerman spent a great deal of time organizing the efforts to get justice for a homeless black man that was viciously beaten in his area. Mr. Zimmerman also mentored two black children and helped their mother. Racism seems to be out of the question in the judgment of "many".

You also fail to mention that in-between the calling 911 and the shooting, Mr Zimmerman was having his head smashed into the sidewalk by Mr. Martin.

April 4, 2012
3:13 p.m.
wmarincic ( Bill METRO FORD - Marincic ) says...

Race will always be an issue as long as we continue to use race as an issue.

April 4, 2012
3:54 p.m.
irishlad1234 ( Richard Brennan ) says...

Well Said All the above. Another thing that is puzzling, What the H... is a white Hispanic? Shame on the media, you are part of the problem with this Country!

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