Sharpton sez that if we keep yellin 'racism' we can make millions from our son's death. By the way, did you copyright his name?
Photo Credit: AFP
In the photo above we see Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, the
unmarried divorced parents of Trayvon Martin, talk during a forum of Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
They both insist that they are strong black parents and take pride in their kids (1); however it is interesting to note that no one, not friends nor family bothered to file a missing person report or noticed he was missing even though he did not show up at his father's or mother's house on the night of the 26th, the 27th or the day of the 28th. (2)
[Update 9 Apr 2012: I was quite wrong, there is one report that his father was looking for him the next morning (3). - however I still maintain that they were bad parents.]
Twenty-two years ago, when my son did not show up 10 minutes after school on his first day of high school, my wife and I drove all over town frantically looking for him. Years later, when he was 17, we insisted on knowing where he was going and with whom. If he wasn't home by 11, we went out frantically looking for him. But perhaps that's because we had not given up on him as a human being.
OH now, with Trayvon dead, they are strong and proud black parents. Hey, Sybrina and Tracy, you have nothing to be proud of - your son was a thug.
cfnews13.com, Trayvon Martin: Parents speak to City Commission
“We consider ourselves strong black parents and we take pride in our kids and it tears me apart to sit here and listen to the slander that they are giving to my son and listen to not arresting the murderer of my son. Sanford Police Department, city of Sanford, government, federal government, state, local, whatever entity it is, needs to do something about it and needs to do something right now. Arrest needs to be made of George Michael Zimmerman,” said Martin.
The shooting happened at approximately 7:15pm on 2/26. Trayvon’s parents were tracked down and notified on 2/28. Between those times, no-one in the Martin family has described making any effort to locate Trayvon. Nor has any Martin family member described themselves filing a missing person report.
Tracy Martin had been looking for his son Trayvon since the night before. He went to bed figuring the teen must have gone to the movies and turned off his phone. When Trayvon still wasn't home in the morning, Martin called the police.