Tuesday, July 10, 2012

City of Sanford, Florida removes Black Thug & Gang Banger Trayvon Martin street memorial, outraging some activists

Less than a week after black thug & gang banger Trayvon Martin's shooting death, community members built a memorial outside the gated neighborhood where he died, leaving laminated photos, silk flowers and other trinkets in the grass as a tribute to the slain teen.

Then it rained. The grass grew. Teddy bears rotted.

Residents started complaining, officials said, that the memorial defined their neighborhood. They called it an eyesore.

The city of Sanford let the memorial stand for more than four months. But Monday, Sanford employees boxed up the tribute and carted the items to the city museum. Now they're in storage, with a display date “to be determined,” City Manager Norton Bonaparte said. (Other city officials say the items are too ratty to be displayed.)

“It had gotten incredibly shabby. It just looked horrible,” said Patty Mahany, a city commissioner whose district includes the subdivision where Martin died. “It was no longer a fitting memorial.”

The move has prompted anger among black community leaders who say dismantling the tribute to Martin is the same as scrubbing the shooting from history.

Martin died Feb. 26 after being shot by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. The fact that Zimmerman wasn't initially arrested resulted in protests across the nation, the later firing of the Sanford police chief and a Justice Department investigation.

Eventually, a special prosecutor was assigned to the case, and Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder. He was released from jail Friday after posting bond for the second time. He has said he shot Martin in self-defense after Martin attacked him.

“It’s more of a psychological thing,” said Vera June, the legal advisor for the Concerned Citizens of Sanford, the group that first organized the curbside tribute. “With the memorial gone, people will try to forget what happened.”

That’s partly the goal, Mahany said. The members of nearby gated communities and the parents of children at the elementary school across the street said they've looked long enough at a daily reminder of death.

“At some point, you’ve got to give it up and move forward,” Mahany said.

Concerned Citizens erected the memorial after the Martin family contacted them a few days after the shooting, said Francis Oliver, the curator of a black history museum in Sanford. The group kept the area maintained, making sure the memorial stayed on private land or in the right-of-way for traffic on bordering Oregon Avenue.

No one was informed that the memorial would be taken down, Oliver said.

But Bonaparte said in an email that the plans were indeed announced. A city staff member contacted Benjamin Crump, an attorney for the Martin family, to brief them on the plans to dismantle the memorial, Bonaparte said. The city offered to let the family keep any items.

“I think he is trying to make the right calls and do the right thing,” June said of Bonaparte. “Sometimes you get things wrong.”

But no one seems to agree on what the right calls are.

Concerned Citizens met with Bonaparte to request that the items be put back, June said. The city will notify them by Monday. Concerned Citizens said it would like for the teddy bears, flowers and crosses to remain in place until the one-year anniversary of Martin’s death.

Failing that, she said, the tribute could go to the Goldsboro Museum in a historically black area of Sanford – a fitting location to remember an event that stirred a nationwide discussion on race.

“I told them no, because he did not die here,” Goldsboro curator Francine Oliver said, adding that she wants the items returned to their original location. “He wasn’t even from Sanford. Why would I put it in the Goldsboro? Why would I even put it in the Sanford Museum?”

The city chose the Sanford Museum because it is the only museum that it controls, Bonaparte said. The museum houses exhibits on the city and its founder, Henry Sanford, including his collection of artwork, books and manuscripts.

The most appropriate permanent memorial, June said, would be an educational exhibit on race and violence.


Anonymous said...

The only "scrubbing" that was needed and done was by George Zimmerman.


Anonymous said...

Next time call streets and sanitation , they store in the land fill..

Anonymous said...

Good video on tayvon.


Anonymous said...

The Black "leadership" will bitch about anything. This is their job. This is what they get over paid for. Imagine paying any tribute to this POS wannabe Gangbanger Martin. This little cunt couldn't carry a real Gangstas ammo. As long as White folks keep having that knee jerk guilty feeling when these phony conniving corrupt Reverends start making noise things will never get put right.

Anonymous said...

i almost puked that picture is so funny.HAHAHAHAHA

Anonymous said...

"“With the memorial gone, people will try to forget what happened.”"

The Zim is on trial still... No one is forgetting Trayvon is a thug who was involved in a street fight and was shot dead as the outcome.

Watermelon, Skittles and cough medicine?

Hey Tray! LEAN on me!


Shaved, love the image of the Trayvon memorial!

"a fitting location to remember an event that stirred a nationwide discussion on race."

No. The debate was over a corrupt government overcharging Zimm with 2nd degree and now blacks chimp out and how the media is bias to zero end and how liberals want everything to be a referendum on gun laws and on how Al Sharpie is a faggot media attention whore and on how the Martin parents are cashing in on the dead ass of No Limit Nigger...

Race relations are not really part of the dialog.

BTW: MORE BLACKS KILL OTHER BLACKS each fucking day then Zimm did, ever! Where is the media talk on race and on gun violence there? Oops!

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Anonymous said...

"Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good video on tayvon.


That was. Good share.

Anonymous said...

Treyvon was a thief and a druggie. He was also an attempted murdered, but Jorge Zimmerman took care of that problem.

Now his parents are that crooked attorney, Crump, are only looking to hit the lottery over the dead thug.

Anonymous said...

Thats a sweet looking turd, I wish I made that. I'm gonna start back on the Activia. Made some steaming park puppies on that shit.

Anonymous said...

Nice photo of Trayvon...I see he was wearing his dunce cap. No evidence of eating Skittles though.

Anonymous said...

Your POS memorial LMAO!

Anonymous said...

They will find zimmerman guilty in fear of riots as well as they are worried if obama loses the riots.so when innocent whites are injured or killed over all this will the whites stand up for themselves?

Anonymous said...

I hope plenty of bleach and Lysol was used to clean up the scene.

Anonymous said...

LOL. I like how they put that shit in a musuem. To liberal nigger loving afraid to dump or burn that nigger shit. I gotta go and take a Trayvon now.

Anonymous said...

Damn Shaved the picture looks just like what I cleaned out of the cat's litter box last night!

Were you going through my garbage?

Or is that a modern art rendition of Trayvon the fuck up?

Amazing what Niggers make into religious icons.

Anyway fuck Trayvon..... by the way are there any Skittles left?

I Voted For Obama said...

Obama will have the memorial moved to the Smithsonian Institute.

Anonymous said...

Zimmerman was the Victim , he called the Police , not trayvon.

Anonymous said...

The Zimm will walk a free man..

and the BEST part of the whole sordid affair is...


Pass me some skittles.....LOL

Anonymous said...

Nice baby picture of Commander Mummmbles a real bucket of shit

Commander Mummmbles is proof anal sex can cause pregnancy.

Mark12A said...

Put them back. I'll go to Sanford and set all that shit on fire.


They should have burnt it at HIGH NOON !!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

When there are permanent memorials to the truly innocent victims of black on white violence, those groids in Florida can have their memorial to dead Traycoon the wannabe thug.

Aldo Khan said...

You racist pukes everyone knows that White Boy shot poor little travon for no damm good reason.
There should be a national memorial for poor little travon and I think Shaved should take suggestions on what it should be.

Anonymous said...

That pic is too fuckin funny Detective Shavedlongcock! ha ha ha shit on that piece of shit asshole!!!!!ha ha ha

Anonymous said...

How about we dig up old Trayvon and drag him around like they did in the movie -

"Weekend at Bernie's"

We can even load a new bag of Skittles into his hoody.

When we're done we can take him out to Buffalo Rock shooting range in Utica for a final send off.

Fuck Trayvon!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Would that make rainbow colored travones

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Anonymous said...

Chief hillbilly walrus whale ass sucks cock.

Anonymous said...

I'd have lit that crap on fire after a week... Fuck the niggers. How long is that crap supposed to stay there and rot? Oh wait, I forgot - they come from neighborhoods filled with all kinds of rotting shit... Jagoffs.

Anonymous said...

So the nigs want to leave cheap drugstore teddybears to rot in the rain for a year? On someone else's property, in a non-nig neighborhood? Fuck that ghetto bullshit.