Candlelight Vigil for Trayvon Martin Tomorrow Night in Downtown Santa Ana

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Hoodies up!
George Zimmerman, as everyone knows now, was acquitted of all charges in the fatal shooting of unarmed black Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. A six-woman jury, five of whom were white, returned a not guilty verdict in the high-profile case late Saturday.

Demonstrations took place on Sunday from Times Square New York to Los Angeles where part of the 10 freeway was shut down in South Central by protestors. But what of OC?

Not content to stand idly by as Martin supporters from coast to coast express their anger, grief, and sorrow, locals will gather for a vigil at Sasscer Park near the corner of Ross and Fifth streets in downtown SanTana tomorrow. Organizers are asking those who plan to attend to bring signs and candles starting at 8 p.m.

And don't forget to put those hoodies up in memory of Trayvon, too...

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jason7
jason7

wrong place, wrong time, wrong guy to pick up a fight with; you never know who you are messing with. 

Razorwyre
Razorwyre

Tomorow night's forceast... a peacable beginning with groups gradually starting to peel of and damage property. SAPD moves in and takes care of business, and is promptly frowned upon by the community. People flip the fuck out and everyone is completed surprised. Film at 11.

tongue_twister_for_t
tongue_twister_for_t topcommenter

Why is it that the police arrest people after the fact when they really have no proof and were not there? And yes I know it sounds stupid but is it really. The cops are criminals themselves.

tongue_twister_for_t
tongue_twister_for_t topcommenter

Why are you supporting a known crimnal, what has he (Treyvon) done to make himself so popular even after he was killed after he attacked someone.it wasn't even in this state.

FFO1939
FFO1939

I am attending George Zimmerman supporting group in Laguna Niguel, anyone coming?? It's going to be around 8:30, today. 

gds12fu
gds12fu

People need to wake up. 73 people shot in the presidents home town on Independence day weekend. In just 4 days. Why no story? Ever hear of Newsome-Christian murders in Knoxville, Tenn(seriously, dont look it up. It is disturbing) 

You know Al Sharpton owns 30% of Trayvon Martins name now?(other 70% with martin's mother)

The media and the government(same thing) need protests and riots so they have more stories and can enact more laws to prosecute us, the sheeple.

Watergate was a big deal in the 70s, and not one person was hurt. Fast and Furious has resulted in 100s of deaths, with automatic weapons? Now this same regime wants to look into the civil rights violations of 1 particular kid?

The government wants to take your guns and give them to drug cartels and and Al queda(who do you think we are arming in the middle east) You think that we may have to "face" those guns or fight against them one day?

With all of this going on, why is the press focusing on it so much? You all know the answer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01nSGb6waE8

sgbrown10
sgbrown10

shame on you vato Jorge Zimmerman is LATINO, his madre is Peuvian

the violent animale mayate attack and Jorga put the mayate in the ground

mayates are beating Mexican women waiting for the bus in LA today what about a vigil for THEM

JGlanton
JGlanton topcommenter

The reason that the prosecutors went after Zimmerman with such overreaching zeal was his checkered past: his was a Democrat, took a black girl to the prom, tutored black kids, and organized for justice against the man after a homeless black man was beaten by a white sheriff's son.

JGlanton
JGlanton topcommenter

Yeah let's all riot for St. Skittles, the patron saint of teenage burglars who steal jewelry to pay for dope habits.

Zimmer
Zimmer

Nig nog riot. How sad.

Laquantrelle
Laquantrelle

Looking to do some holiday shopping during the protess.  Any Best Buys or Footlockers in the area?

FFO1939
FFO1939

Hail Zimmerman, stand your ground!! Remember people, the court is not like Burger King, " You can't have it your way!!"

JGlanton
JGlanton topcommenter

I'll light one for the “Justice for Sherman Ware” campaign, thanks to good ol' George.

If Zimmerman enrolled in UCI, he qualifies as an African American diversity student. Also latino. Or white.

Michael Brausam
Michael Brausam

damn can people just get the fuck over it, all this is gonna do is cause more racial tension. and it didn't even happen out here.

Dan Madrid
Dan Madrid

uhhhh......zimmerman fought for his life.....found...not guilty!!!....stop already!!!

Kyle Peek
Kyle Peek

The trial is over. This crap needs to stop. If people actually really gave 2 shits about Treyvon they would have done this months ago. Now all ths sudden people care because the media tells them to care. We've become a bunch of sheep.

Debra Cares
Debra Cares

Everything Trayvon and his family stood for was violence and hating non-blacks. The truth came out but only the stupid and violent do not want to hear and sadly, that includes our very own president who is as much white as he is black but he doesn't seem to remember that.

Varjo Kriegshammer
Varjo Kriegshammer

How about protests for Jacqueline Gardner or Allen Coon? How about the lady that was in in her eighties (I forget her name) that was raped and murdered? Its all sensless tragedy, some just more "media friendly" than others.

Yvette Perez-Nejedly
Yvette Perez-Nejedly

Really?! Get over it and worry about more important issues that are happening in this country.

Fred Stoces
Fred Stoces

Do not start a protest either, just be respectful. protesting about this is stupid as hell, protest about our RIGHTS BEING TAKEN AWAY, or maybe the NSA spying on us? not about Trayvon

Chris J Caroselli
Chris J Caroselli

It's fairly simple, and I could have told you this last year: Trayvon assaulted another person and it was a matter of life and death for the victim, he had Zimmerman pinned to the ground and was throwing one punch after another while slamming his head into the concrete - there was no evidence that it was anything other than self-defense; this is why the police declined to originally press charges. And this next part is important: Following another person because of suspicion is not illegal, he was within his scope of the law and had reason due to burglaries in the area. These things happen every day in America, but it happened to be election year and Obama had a personal agenda with gun rights and this was the best he could do. The race card backfired in every way possible because not only is Zimmerman a Hispanic, but has black family members.

hcchorin
hcchorin

@Dan Madrid He stalked and killed a child. 

dtple
dtple

@Debra Cares For someone whose Facebook url is "Jesus.Cares.140," you don't seem to have a problem judging people you don't know or with the loss of a life. I don't think Jesus would approve.

jason7
jason7

@hcchorin a child? he almost killed zimmerman, they fought and he lost.

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