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SPEAKING OUT: Trayvon Martin's Parents REVEAL Their "Shock" And "Disgust" OVER The Zimmerman VERDICT

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In one of their first interviews since the George Zimmerman verdict was announced, the parents of Trayvon Martin appeared on "GMA" this morning and revealed their "shock" and "disgust".  Watch the interview inside....

In one of their first public appearances since the George Zimmerman "Not Guilty" verdict was handed down this past weekend, the parents of Trayvon Martin, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, appeared on "GMA" in a heartbreaking interview where they discussed their feelings and thoughts since the trial.  Here are the highlights:

Sybrina on the verdict:

I really didn't believe that he was not guilty. My first thought was shock, disgust.

Sybrina on Trayvon's response to being followed by George Zimmerman:

I think people are forgetting that Trayvon was a teenager, so he probably thought as a teenager. I really do believe he was afraid because he did call George Zimmerman creepy. So he was afraid and if you are 17 years old and you are afraid, you may not know what to do.

Tracy on the verdict:

As parents, understanding how they reached the verdict, I'll never grasp that concept. Just as loving parents and God-fearing people, we just continue to pray that whatever was in their heart was what they intended to do. But we didn't feel it was fair and, of course, it was devastating.

Tracy on his son Trayvon:

I wish they really knew Trayvon for who he was and knew that he was a kid. They didn't know him as a human being, a very decent human being, a fun-loving kid. He loved kids. I just wish they had an opportunity to really know who Trayvon was and to put that in context with what their decision was.

Tracy on the apology George Zimmerman's parents offered:

There's no winner in this situation. Obviously, we are devastated more. I just think that all the circumstances surrounding books being written and the mischaracterization of us as parents, I just really don't feel that it's real sincere. But we continue to pray that we'll find peace and strength to be forgiving parents.

Tracy on going forward:

I think moving forward we need to educate ourselves as a community on the gun laws, on the laws, on the statutes. We need to come together more as a whole, not individual people, not individual races, religions. We need to come together as God's people.

We need to start learning each other, understanding each other. You can't just judge a book by its cover. Something is wrong in so many ways to say that someone is suspicious just because you don't know them.

Sybrina on moving forward:

It's not just about the Trayvon Martin case, Now it's about your kids. It's about other kids. What do we tell our sons?

 

Watch the interview below:

 

The two also appeared on "The View" this morning.

Photo via ABC News

 

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Trayvon's parents are shocked

Trayvon's parents are shocked by the jurys decision---but the reason they feel that way is because they have failed to recognize what kind of a person Trayvon was. Trayvon was obvioulsy a better and stronger street fighter than Zimmerman. When Trayvon was was beating Zimmermans head onto the sidewalk, it was no different than stomping on Zimmermans head with his feet---a common hateful and murderous form of street fighter. Zimmerman had no choice but to shoot Trayvon in order to save his life. That is not a loving son--that is a hateful strong person trying to murder another human.

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Fuck you! You piece of trash. I can guarantee you, that had George been in Trayvon's neighborhood and that happened to him, someone would be under the jail right now. Take that bullshit to one of those right wing websites. I pray that what happened to Trayvon, happens to your ass and soon by one of your own no less, you no conscience having piece of shit!
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The look on Trayvons dads face says it all. Every picture I see of him, you can see the hurt in his face. Praying for this family. May God be with you.

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Zimmerman was not guilty according to the jurors; yet he is still not free. He will never be free. He can't go to a movie. He can't go to the grocery store. He can't walk down the street. He is living like a scared animal. Perhaps, just perhaps, his current situation is worse than prison. I don't know. I still believe that he should do some time behind bars but he is doing time WITHOUT the bars and that may be a worse sentence. If he is brave enough to venture outside, he will always be looking over his shoulder and paranoid. The truth is he may suffer more this way. He might need pills to control his anxiety. We shall all reap what we sow. Real talk....
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Trayvon's parents are so

Trayvon's parents are so poised and humble. Now you tell me if Trayvon was a punk? I never saw them scream or be vulgar once. Which means that Trayvon must have been a good kid raised by Christian parents. This devil saw him and decided to provoke him. I mean it takes common sense to see that this asshole profiled him and once he realized that he was black, he probably pushed him or else and Trayvon tried to defend himself.....he was only seventeen. Against a grown ass man. May Georges Zimmerman rot in hell. And I am tired of people blaming that poor kid that he should have run home etc...he had a right to be there as much as this fat prick. A supposed neighbor watch should know better. You are supposed to WATCH and REPORT. Not taking matters in your own hands. If he had called the police, and stay in his damn car, we would not be there.
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George Zimmerman is a fat

George Zimmerman is a fat piece of sh!t. He looks like the penguin from batman literally. Mommy and daddy had to do an interview to seek sympathy from viewers but it will NEVER be enough. His cowardly ass better grow a beard, move to another country, and be hidden better than Osama bin Laden because when the public gets a glimpse of his sorry ms piggy lookin ass in public they're gonna roast his lard behind! This shit will NEVER fade away. If past presidents of the U.S. can be assassinated, what chance in hell does this hippopotamus have?
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Much respect and sympathy to

Much respect and sympathy to Trayvon's parents: they are so poised and well-spoken despite what they've been through. Still, they both just look sad and I feel so sorry for them. Spammers/racist internet bullies are punks so please don't engage them. We all know that verdict was wrong & that Zimmerman--and his racist family & friends will reap what they sow.

AGREED!

AGREED!
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George Zimmerman 'loves kids'

George Zimmerman 'loves kids' too. In fact he tutored African American kids on the weekends. Hardly a racially biased person. She wonders what to tell her kids? She might consider telling them not to call others 'creepy' and then go attack them. This might be a start. As for the US being unjust? I urge you all to look up the case of Roderick Brown of Rochester New York on google, and tell me, was justice served in his case?

The evidence clearly proves

The evidence clearly proves that Zimmerman shot Martin in self defense. Unfortunately, there are people in this country that see everything through a prism of race. If Zimmerman was black this would not have even gone to trial. Notice there's zero outrage about all the black kids that are killed in Chicago and other cities every week. The fact that there's been absolutely no evidence to support the idea that Zimmerman is a racist is meaningless to racist people. This trial is a pointless debate for people that are not racist.
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Go take your white ass back

Go take your white ass back over to msnbc or the onion and troll over there.
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At this point, Mark, it is

At this point, Mark, it is not about race alone if you want to just put your personal feelings aside and you really look at this unfortunate situation you will see that a child...A CHILD is dead. Regardless of what he 'called' this man he was walking home in his neighborhood minding his business. To be honest, if someone was following me I may try and defend myself as well the best way I saw fit. Where was Trayvon represented in the 'STAND YOUR GROUND LAW'? was he not defending himself? was he not being and reacting the way any scared teen would? He was 'UNARMED IN HIS OWN NEIGHBORHOOD' and because of the way you think and your biased mindset, you refuse to understand that a child is dead who happens to be black and a man is free. Now you tell me if this had been YOUR SON and a man got off you would not see the bigger picture in the grand scheme of things. Im sure you would, not a single doubt you wouldn't. Furthermore, calling him 'creepy'? are you serious???? How about the start may be men like Zimmerman and a with a mindset as yourself, start by getting off your high-horse and accept the fact that this man shot a child for calling him creepy, being followed by him having an altercation and shot him in cold-blood--this young man was persued for wearing a hoodie, being black, and in his own neighborhood and looking 'suspect' and defending himself out of fear and uncertainty; now he is dead. Trayvon was put on trial while Zimmerman was painted as the VICTIM for being called a creepy cracker and Trayvon defending himself against him after being followed with a gun. Yeah...oh yeah, justice was served sir.
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Martin wasn't a "child". A

Martin wasn't a "child". A child doesn't attack and beat the crap out of a grown man. How was he minding his business, by walking in the dark, in peoples yards, in the rain? This is what Zimmerman found suspicious behavior, he said it on the 911 tape. Zimmerman was following Martin to tell the police where he went, he wasn't attacking Martin. The prosecution couldn't use "stand your ground" because Martin was on top of Zimmerman and Martin was never approached or verbally or physically threatened by Zimmerman. A scared teen would have called 911 and/or run away from danger, not to it. That "child" would still be alive if he'd not acted like a man; if you act like a man, you'll be treated like one. Martin wasn't shot for wearing a hoodie or being black, he was shot for causing someone to think that he was going to kill them.
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Nowhere on those tape

Nowhere on those tape recordings does zimmerman say Trayvon is peering into windows. That was said in his the statement he gave. How do you know if that was true? Oh, because GZ, the only living real witness to the crime said so. Now I understand. NOT!!! He started following TM when he was at the mail boxes.I'm sick and tired of folk like you saying Trayvon should have just went home,etc. How about GZ should have stayed in his car. I would more so aspect the adult to do the more responsible thing than a teenager. If GZ felt Trayvon was a threat why would he get out of his car? You know why he got out of his car, because he knew he had a gun. So if he could'nt handle the fucking punk as he called him, he'd just shoot him. GZ manipulated the situation. KARMA IS A BITCH... gz is finding that out right now. He is free, but he is not free.
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Zimmerman should have obeyed

Zimmerman should have obeyed the 911 operator's instructions which stated that he did NOT need to follow Trayvon. If Zimmerman would have followed those instruction, there would have NOT been an altercation...period! Why call 911 if he wasn't going to follow their instructions. Boo bye.
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He was already following

He was already following Martin, to be able to tell the police where he went, when the 911 operator said "they" didn't need him to do that. But, 911 operators aren't law enforcement officials. Zimmerman, or anybody else, isn't required by law to do what a 911 operator suggests. It's not against the law to follow someone you're reporting is acting suspiciously, especially if your a neighborhood watch volunteer. Why didn't Trayvon Martin call 911? Martin took off running, why didn't he run to his house? Instead he wanted to beat Zimmerman's ass; and he did. All the evidence proves this. Zimmerman shot him in self defense.
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Zimmerman was not guilty

Zimmerman was not guilty according to the jurors; yet he is still not free. He will never be free. He can't go to a movie. He can't go to the grocery store. He can't walk down the street. He is living like a scared animal. Perhaps, just perhaps, his current situation is worst than prison. I don't know. I still believe that he should do some time behind bars but he is doing time WITHOUT the bars and that may be a worse sentence.
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we act like we was gonna do

we act like we was gonna do all this rioting and beating up white people , and we didn't do shit wit our lazy azz
scottiecargo's picture

i wish we could get rid of

i wish we could get rid of that Gentile woman. for someone who didn't want to be in the Public eye she is everywhere taking money that is handed to her like Welfare. she is an embarassment
lola69's picture

They are such a class act.

They are such a class act. They are truly a good exampte to the public that Black people are good, caring, level headed, Christians with values and not what yall see on Reality T.V. or the new
lola69's picture

Cute for a darkskinned

Cute for a darkskinned woman...really???? That comment is so just so sad!! Please focus on what is important here...please!!! We have such issues withinour community....its sad.... May this boy rest in peace and justice will prevail.....This killer will never be free and so will these woman who were on that juror!! God is too good for that...
mahogany24's picture

are u crazy .... it was a

are u crazy .... it was a compliment
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If it was meant to be a

If it was meant to be a compliment, sry...for me, I read it like, dark woman arent pretty usually....im so used of hearing white people say....you are pretty for a black girl...to me, remarks as such, are simply not well received...but that's just my opinion...
mahogany24's picture

So Sad! and the worst part is

So Sad! and the worst part is there are only a few comments but if it was MESS it would be 100 comments or more. WAKE UP EVERYBODY!
not having it's picture

treyvon moms kinda cute for a

treyvon moms kinda cute for a darkskin female
scottiecargo's picture

Your ignorant and a

Your ignorant and a disservice to your people. Go educate yourself before posting comments where you look like the donkey's ass
bellator's picture

Ypur comment should be

Ypur comment should be deleted!! As a community we should stand together.....its ridic!!
mahogany24's picture

This is just so sad, ive

This is just so sad, ive spoken so much about this case its unreal, all we can do is pray, just really pray that this doesn't happen again, and that justice is some how served.
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MY HEART JUST GOES OUT TO

MY HEART JUST GOES OUT TO THIS FAMILY MY WE HAVE PEACE ON THIS EARTH AND TO WHATS LEFT OF IT...
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That just breaks my

That just breaks my heart...i'm about to cry for these folks...AGAIN

Trayvon Martin and Darius

Trayvon Martin and Darius Simmons are in heaven watching over their families. Just beyond sad.
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