Late Press Release: Protest Treatment of the Trayvon Martin Case
On Monday, March 26, 2005, the “VOICE” of the Commission on Religion and Racism (CORR) joins the international outcry for an end to police-vigilante murder of African American males across the nation, as exemplified in the murder of young Trayvon Martin; and will carry out a “solidarity rallying cry” March and Demonstration at the Lorraine Hotel (National Civil Rights Museum) to heighten and intensify the African-American community’s demand that the self-appointed “hate-black-males” vigilante killer Zimmerman be arrested, brought to trial, convicted, and put in prison where he belongs. CORR will circulate an African American Leadership petition calling upon religious and political leaders in Memphis to lend their names, positions, their “cry loud and spare none” PUBLIC VOICES to the call being made for the arrest and prosecution of Trayvon Martin’s racist-murderer.
Dr. Isaac Richmond, National Director, CORR, will address the demonstration and rally between 4-5pm at the Lorraine Hotel, launching the Memphis “Justice for Travon” solidarity movement, in conjunction with the national demonstration-rally movement in Florida and around the nation. Pledging the CORR organization to carrying out an unending series of marches and demonstrations in Memphis, and across the State of Tennessee, against vigilante-police state terror, fear, insults, harassment, brutality, illegal stops/searches/detentions/shake-downs and brazen killings, UNDER which the African American community is forced to live every day of its life in America; and UNTIL Trayvon Martin’s murderer is tried and convicted. Pledging “no justice no peace” until Zimmerman is behind bars.
CORR has declared the “stand-your-ground” law in Florida as nothing more than a “legal loophole” to legitimize any white-supremacy-mentality male’s killing of any black male under any circumstance. CORR wants the law repealed because it is nothing more than a piece of racist-inspired legislation under the legitimate-cloak of “self-defense.” The right of self-defense is universally self-evident and sanctioned by law and custom – so why does Florida need a self-defense rule that allows a killer to become judge and jury, in determining whether he is innocent or guilty of a crime that’s been committed?
For Information Contact: Patrice Lumumbo (901) 870-5267
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