The Trayon Martin support is in full swing! Check this out:
[via HuffingtonPost] Illinois Congressman Bobby Rush was thrown off the House floor Wednesday after wearing a hoodie and sunglasses in protest of the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida.
“Racial profiling has to stop,” Rush said as he peeled off his suit jacket to reveal a hoodie underneath, at which point he pulled the hood over his head and replaced his glasses with sunglasses. “Just because someone wears a hoodie does not make them a hoodlum.” Continue reading
The Miami Heat are stepping up to show their support for Trayvon Martin, the 17 year old who was shot dead by a neighborhood watch leader, George Zimmerman, as he was returning home from a store in Sanford, Florida unarmed. As we previously reported, Martin was wearing a hoodie while carrying only iced tea and a bag of Skittles, however the neighborhood watch leader thought he looked suspicious.
Zimmerman, has yet to be arrested for shooting Trayvon because he told police that he shot him in self-defense and is protected by Florida’s ‘Stand Your Grown’ law aka “Shoot First, Ask Questions later.”
Today, King James tweeted a photo of the entire squad wearing hoodies with the caption:
#WeAreTrayvonMartin #Hoodies #Stereotyped #WeWantJustice
Dwyane Wade also changed his profile pic to one of himself in a hoodie and tweeted:
“#hoodies, #steretype #TrayvonMartin”
The Miami Heat aren’t the only ones stepping up to show their dissatisfaction with the justice system. Check out Sinead O’Connor’s open letter here.
The shooting death of 17-year old Trayvon Martin occurred February 26th, but his story has been dominating headlines for the past week, catching the attention of political figures and celebrities alike. Irish singer Sinead O’Connor took to her blog to passionately speak out about the teenager’s untimely death. No U Ain’t Radio definitely respects Sinead for “tellin it like it is…not like it was.”
Read O’Connor’s open letter from her website and let us know what you think:
22.03.12 Treyvon Martin
I would like to extend my very deepest sympathies to the family and other loved ones of murdered teenager, Treyvon Martin. I am very sad today (and am certain the whole of Ireland is) to learn of poor Treyvon’s terrifying ordeal and horrified by the fact his known and named and admitted killer has not been arrested, despite the crime having taken place a month ago. This is a disgrace to the entire human race. Continue reading
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