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Trayvon Martin news round-up

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Ana Valdes, who writes for the Palm Beach Post, has been live-tweeting the Trayvon Martin rally and commission meeting from Sanford all afternoon, so check out her feed for the latest on the events.

Hundreds gathering at Centennial Park for Trayvon Martin rally. Crowds chanting "no justice, no peace!" http://t.co/s57GMD4T

— Ana Valdes (@AValdes305) March 26, 2012

Rev. Jesse Jackson just joined the rally. Walking down S. Park Ave. toward Civic Center. http://t.co/gCvHn2UV

— Ana Valdes (@AValdes305) March 26, 2012

Crowds shout "Arrest Zimmerman!"

— Ana Valdes (@AValdes305) March 26, 2012

Al Sharpton: "We come to you with 2 million signatures of people petitioning you to execute the arrest of the killer of Trayvon Martin".

— Ana Valdes (@AValdes305) March 26, 2012

Trayvon's mother:"I know I cannot bring my baby back but I'm sure going to make some changes so that this does not happen to another family"

— Ana Valdes (@AValdes305) March 26, 2012

Sanford Mayor: "We will pursue the truth and justice."

— Ana Valdes (@AValdes305) March 26, 2012

Thousands wait outside for Martin's parents to speak. http://t.co/L4G63oA0

— Ana Valdes (@AValdes305) March 26, 2012

Martin family reps address Martin's reported suspension for drug possession: "If you are not here to be in peace, you are not welcomed."

— Ana Valdes (@AValdes305) March 26, 2012

Regarding Trayvon Martin’s family, The Smoking Gun reported earlier this afternoon that Trayvon’s mother has filed paperwork to trademark the phrases “Justice for Trayvon” and “I Am Trayvon.”

Trayvon Martin's mother seeks trademarks on late son's name http://t.co/k96n5Fwz

— The Smoking Gun (@tsgnews) March 26, 2012

In both instances, Fulton, 46, is seeking the trademarks for use on “Digital materials, namely, CDs and DVDs featuring Trayvon Martin,” and other products.

The story continues to unfold. The media world has been rife with speculation about George Zimmerman’s history and motivations, and there’s been no shortage of dirt-digging. But recently, information about Trayvon Martin has also come to light, and for some, this information dampens his status as martyr for hate crime.

Police: #Zimmerman says #TrayvonMartin decked him with one blow then began hammering his head http://t.co/4a5lT9JJ

— Orlando Sentinel (@orlandosentinel) March 26, 2012

Multiple suspensions paint complicated portrait of Trayvon Martin: http://t.co/rhybE8l2 http://t.co/lUCHF6tw Less complicated by the minute.

— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) March 26, 2012

A lawyer for the dead teen’s family acknowledged Trayvon had been suspended for graffiti, but said the family knew nothing about the jewelry and the screwdriver, calling the information in the report an attempt to “demonize” the youth.

According to the report, on Oct. 21 staffers monitoring a security camera at Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School spotted Trayvon and two other students writing “W.T.F.,” an acronym for “What the f—,” on a hallway locker, according to schools police. The security employee, who knew Trayvon, confronted the teen and looked through his bag for the graffiti marker.

Trayvon’s backpack contained 12 pieces of jewelry, in addition to a watch and a large flathead screwdriver, according to the report, which described the screwdriver as a burglary tool.

Trayvon was asked if the jewelry, which was mostly women’s rings and earrings, belonged to his family or a girlfriend.

“Martin replied it’s not mine. A friend gave it to me,” according to the report. Trayvon declined to name the friend.

via The Miami Herald

Meanwhile, accused killer George Zimmerman is still in hiding after having his home address broadcast on Twitter and a bounty put out on him by the New Black Panthers.

Some smartass has created a fake Twitter account for Zimmerman. Regardless of what you believe about Zimmerman’s guilt or innocence, that fake account is tasteless. Whoever is responsible for creating the account should be ashamed.

This sad case is growing increasingly complex. We at Twitchy will do our best to keep you in the loop as developments break.

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