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San Diegans To Remember Trayvon Martin With Rally and March

A rally, march and candlelight vigil to honor a Florida boy shot to death by a neighborhood watch volunteer will be held in downtown San Diego today.

The Justice for Trayvon Martin Rally and March is set to begin at 5 p.m. in Balboa Park.

At 6 p.m., participants are expected to march to the federal building at 880 Front St., where the rally will resume and a candlelight vigil will be held at 7 p.m.

Martin, 17, was killed on Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla., by George Zimmerman, who admitted to the shooting but told police he fired in self-defense. Sanford police said physical evidence from the scene supported his claim, and he was not arrested.

However, both a Florida state task force and the U.S. Justice Department are now looking into the incident.

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Avatar for user 'CaliforniaDefender'

CaliforniaDefender | March 26, 2012 at 3:55 p.m. ― 4 years, 12 months ago

But no march for Shaima Alawadi who was brutally beaten to death in El Cajon last Wednesday in a fairly clear hate crime?

Instead we have a mob whipped up by Al Sharpton's insatiable desire to be on TV and Barack Obama's racist remark: "If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon."


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Studying_Nomad | March 26, 2012 at 6:49 p.m. ― 4 years, 12 months ago

Why do you keep comparing the cases? This kid was killed a month ago, she was killed just last week, give us a chance to figure out what's going on before advocating reactionary and emotional responses, not to mention the time it takes to organize such responses. The Police are investigating the woman’s which is more attention than Trayvon received after his murder.

What was racist about Obama's response? He's black, so it's true that his son would look like a young black male, get over it. People on the ground were up in arms about this long before Sharpton showed up, so stop insulting the American people.

I hope that you will organize vigil for the woman that was killed as soon as her family comes back from Iraq. You speak as if all of this is some kind of conspiracy against her. These are two very different but sad tragedies.

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HarryStreet | March 29, 2012 at 9:28 a.m. ― 4 years, 12 months ago

It's disgusting to read how people think racism is the result of Trayvon's death. This was the result of a very stupid Stand your ground Law that provides people a license to kill!

Trayvon could've been a woman, a caucasion (that's white for those who don't know), a hispanic or asian and the result would've been the same.

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