Apparently now wearing a hoodie and running or walking home or joggiing is against the law or dangerious to your health if your a young minority and because of this a young man 17 year old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed last month in Sanford Florida by a volunteer neighborhood watch men George Zimmerman who claims he was out on Neighborhood Watch patrol, saw a suspicious youth and followed the boy. Trayvon was killed as he walked to his father's home in a gated community while apparently chatting on a cellphone with his 16-year-old girlfriend when he was confronted and then killed .he went to a nearby 7-11 for the snack, returning home on foot through the gated neighborhood while wearing a hoodie
So to recap Martin was spotted by 28-year-old George Zimmerman, a white Hispanic Neighborhood Watch volunteer, who called police and reported someone acting "suspiciously." Authorities promised to respond, after cautioning him not to pursue the young man, which was advice Zimmerman immediately ignored. Zimmerman got out of his car, pursued Martin, confronted him, shot and killed him -- and then insisted he'd acted in self-defense. so if you are a young minority teen wearing a hoodie and carrying skittles and ice tea as your weapon of choice then you are considered a threat and danger to society and security people or police have the right to kill you??!!....WHERE ARE OUR PRIORITIES ??? This is not an isolated incident this kind of SH___ happens to young moniroties especially blacks far to often and we as American citizens need to demand JUSTICE and force laws to change like the STOP & FRISK.
And here's the worst part: the Sanford Police Department swallowed his lame excuse -- hook, line, and sinker. They consider the case closed, they say, because they find no evidence to contradict Zimmerman's claim of self-defense.
No evidence? How about this? Martin was walking and carrying only an iced tea and a bag of candy. Zimmerman was driving his car and armed with a 9-millimeter handgun. Martin weighed 140 pounds. Zimmerman weighs 250 pounds. Martin had no criminal record. Zimmerman was charged in July 2005 with resisting arrest with violence and battery on an officer. Plus, as reported in the Miami Herald, neighbors reported that Zimmerman was "fixated on crime and focused on young, black males." He'd called police 46 times since January 2011 to report similar "suspicious activity."
When Martin, an unarmed black teenager, was shot in Florida late last month, he was carrying the candy and wearing a hooded sweatshirt. Wednesday, his style of dress inspired a “Million Hoodie March” in New York City, where hundreds rallied to honor Martin and call for the arrest of George Zimmerman, who shot him.
Martin’s supporters believe his death was racially motivated; Zimmerman and his family say it was not. Supporters point to a call to police from Zimmerman just before the shooting, during which Zimmerman said he saw a “suspicious” man wearing a hoodie. That man was Martin. Hundreds of people on Wednesday uploaded pictures of themselves wearing hoodies, with captions like: “Am I suspicious enough?”The hoodie has had a long and tortured history, long before Trayvon Martin. But let’s start with him, and then rewind backwards.
One question at the center of the Trayvon Martin debate is: Would this have happened if the hoodie-wearing teenager was white? Michael Skolnik, editor of Global Grind, doesn’t think so:
“I will never look suspicious to you. Even if I have a black hoodie, a pair of jeans and white sneakers on...in fact, that is what I wore yesterday...I still will never look suspicious. No matter how much the hoodie covers my face or how baggie my jeans are, I will never look out of place to you... And I certainly will never get ‘stopped and frisked.’ I will never look suspicious to you, because of one thing and one thing only. The color of my skin. I am white.”Before Martin, hoodies have had a mostly positive association in recent years. They’ve become signifiers of pride, with high school kids wearing their school names or mascots emblazoned across their hooded sweatshirts. They’ve become fashion symbols, like when Ben Affleck and Matt Damon famously wore hoodies under dress suits in the 1999 movie “Dogma.” And they’ve become the modern version of getting “pinned” by a boy; for a high school girl, it means the relationship is serious when a guy gives you his hoodie.
In the 1970s, the hoodie wasn’t seen that way. Before hip hop dress translated into mainstream fashion, it was associated by some with criminal intent. The New York Times’ Denis Wilson wrote of the hoodie in the 70s:
Hip-hop trendsetters used the hoodie also to cloak and isolate themselves, and lent it a sinister appeal... The sweatshirt hood can work much like a cobra hood, put up to intimidate others. But even more important is its ability to create a shroud of anonymity. This came in handy for at least two types of people operating in hip-hop’s urban breeding ground: graffiti writers and so-called stick-up kids, or muggers. Wearing a hoodie meant you were keeping a low profile, and perhaps up to something illegal.When the hoodie was first produced in the U.S., 40 years before this, it wasn’t associated with criminals or rap stars. It was simply utilitarian — worn mostly by laborers working in freezing temperatures. As Wilson points out in the The Times, there is a reason the boxer in the film “Rocky” wears a hoodie as he hits a bloody carcass in a freezing meat locker.
But far before the hoodie began its torturous history in America, and far before it was associated with an allegedly race-based crime, it was worn by another subset of people — Medieval monks.
The hoodie’s original inspiration is from the long decorative hoods these monks in Europe wore.
A Facebook page created recently entitled “Monks wear hoods — How often do they knife people?” attempts to make the same point as those who participated in the Million Hoodie March.
“Want to get the message out there that not everyone who wears a hoodie is an assassin,”
PROOF THAT TRAYVON WAS MURDERED NOT IN SELFE DEFENSE
WARNING TO PARENTS WITH TEEN CHILDREN THIS IS HARD TO LISTEN TO
JOIN THE MESSAGEMAN AND PUT ON YOUR HOODIES FOR 17 DAYS IN SUPPORT OF JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON ( 17 represents his 17 years of life )