“Million Hoodie” March On Union Square For Trayvon Martin

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The parents of the unarmed black Florida teenager gunned down three weeks ago by an overzealous neighborhood watchman joined a “million hoodie” march in New York City’s Union Square tonight, demanding the shooter’s arrest.

“Our son is your son,” Trayvon Martin’s mom Sybrina Fulton told a big crowd. “This is not a black and white thing. This is a right and wrong thing.” The protesters burst into a chant of “Justice for Trayvon!” “My heart is in pain. But seeing the support from all of you, really makes a difference,” she said.

Trayvon Martin was visiting his dad in the town of Sanford, Florida, when neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman gunned the teenager down in what he is calling self defense. Zimmerman had reported that the teen had looked suspicious minutes earlier and confronted Martin, who was walking back from the store with a pocket full of candy.
 
As national anger over the shooting grows, MSNBC host and civil-rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton planned a rally Thursday in Sanford, the Orlando suburb where Trayvon Martin was gunned down in cold blood. Martin’s parents were in New York for a barrage of TV appearances campaigning for Zimmerman’s arrest and the resignation of the Sanford police chief.

The devasted mother said,“He’s a fun-loving guy. He likes to be with his family and his friends,” Fulton said on MSNBC, unable to use the past tense about her boy. For more on the story, check out [HuffPost]

 

 

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Scott St. John

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I have worked in the media for over 30 years as a Producer,director, cameraman,photographer and in publicity. I have worked for the four major television networks and for over 20 different cable networks. From American Idol to the Today Show to HBO Documentaries to the Academy Awards, I have been fortunate to work at the highest professional level in television. As a photographer, my work has been published or seen online in magazines such as Maxim, Stuff, Us weekly, InTouch,Gotham, Shock, OK magazine and more. My work has taken me to the four corners of the world from Africa to South America to Europe to Japan. It's been a great run and I am happy to be on board with the News Burner team.

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