Walk for Justice at Bonita Lakes

The local chapter of the NAACP held a Walk for Justice on Monday evening to draw attention to the deaths of Trayvon Martin in Florida and James Anderson in Jackson.

NAACP officials say the walk was actually not just centered around Martin and Anderson, as they say the walk was for all victims of crime. However, the two cases did not go unnoticed Monday night.

President John C. Harris said the Walk for Justice was a non-confrontational and non-aggressive walk to encourage citizens to be informed, involved, as well as to promote fitness. Harris stressed it was not a protest.

Harris told us the event was for all citizens, regardless of race, and a chance to walk for your loved one who has been a victim of injustice, an unsolved crime, or any other unfair treatment. Harris said negative or argumentative behavior would not be tolerated this evening as participants seek justice for everyone regardless of race, socio-economic background or religious belief.


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  • by Angela Location: NC on Apr 12, 2012 at 10:02 AM
    I wish i were there to walk for Justice for my Brother Thomas Tedeschi who was murdered by 5 thugs in Meridian in August 2011. Murdered in cold blood, shot in the head for a few dollars. RIP Tom. You are not forgotten.
  • by Racisim on Apr 12, 2012 at 04:49 AM
    That's right. Keep Racism alive so you who are lazy and don't want to work for what you get will have an excuse. People of Color far outnumber Whites when it comes to Racism. The Blacks who have "Chips" on their shoulders teach their children to "Hate" and that is a large part of our problem.
  • by neighbor on Apr 11, 2012 at 04:52 PM
    I am heard all I want to about racism. I can promise that White don`t sit around and talk about ways to do harm to Blacks. Just because Trayvon Martin was Black does not mean he is innocent or guilty of anything. I have many Black friends and this kind of talk never even comes up. People need to get the chip off of their shoulder and try to get along with people. If hate is the only weapon you have you don`t have much to work with.
  • by hate crime on Apr 11, 2012 at 04:21 AM
    , FoxToledo.com reports about beating a white man 76 year old . These are the things that happen when you listen to liberal media and community organizers .
  • by To Lisa on Apr 11, 2012 at 03:10 AM
    It,s not about hate ,it,s was about protection.One day you or I may be in the same place. Today you cant even walk outside or down the road day/night because of the very posibilities of being a victim of an attack.Our lost of freedom/joy.Feel free to roam the roads any time of the day or night. Remenber the nurses that were kidnapped and rob.Please rethink ,(outside the box ).Dont think what a group wants you to think (media,organation ,etc.) Or , maybe you are not reading the police briefs /the jail house paper that are in all the stores. . If you continue that kind of thinking , you'll always hate.Have you every wondered why there are so many gated comumities or neighborhood watches ?Look at eastern & western Gardens or other Apartment complexes (look around).Lots of suspicious are found in/around those places.Dont be a hater yourself/anyone.
  • by To Lisa on Apr 11, 2012 at 02:51 AM
    It,s not about hate ,it,s was about protection.One day you or I may be in the same place. Today you cant even walk outside or down the road day/night because of the very posibilities of being a victom of an attack.Our lost of freedom/joy.Feel free to roam the roads any time of the day or night. Remenber the nurses that were kidnapped and rob.Please rethink ,(outside the box ).Dont think what a group wants you to think (media,organation ,etc.) Or , maybe you are not reading the police briefs /the jail house paper that are in all the stores. . If you continue that kind of thinking , you'll always hate.
  • by Kimberly Location: Meridian on Apr 10, 2012 at 06:47 PM
    It's sad that you can read the comments and tell the race of those posting. What happened to Trayvon is tragic. It's tragic when any human being loses their life. We need to focus on the injustices that are going on in our own town! There are families still searching for loved ones. There are still unsolved murders in our area. Families have buried their loved ones and still don't have answers. Let the Foridians worry about Trayvon. We need to focus on the Coleman, Hearn, and Whitehead families. They deserve justice too!
  • by My 2 cents on Apr 10, 2012 at 02:41 PM
    Obviously, I don't know what happened between Trayvon and George in Florida. But the case made me think of a fatal shooting in Meridian many years ago. A shoplifting suspect got shot and killed. The story some in the public believed with all their hearts was that a police officer shot this suspect in the back. That was not what happened at all. The shoplifter attacked the officer from behind and grabbed for his gun, which went off in the struggle and struck the shoplifter and exited through his back. I know that some things are not always what they seem to be. The tragic death of Ryan Henderson at JSU is a good example. At first, it APPEARED that he was gunned down for no reason. He's a college student with as far as I know, no blemishes on his record. It's just incomprehensible. Later, we find it was really a tragic accident, committed unintentionally by someone who cared about him, though tied to some violent, senseless actions of others. All of this makes me sick that it happened.
  • by Bad Media on Apr 10, 2012 at 02:32 PM
    Its odd how people listen to one side,its the side they want to hear.abc and cnn admitted altering the tape and video, but thats the part you/ they didnt hear/ didnt want to hear.This kind of evil will keep people seperated.I believe Mr Zimmerman is innocent and have prayed the Martins will forgive him .Dont you wonder how this would have been if Mr Zimmerman was Black?Pray for the world, it's going the wrong direction and most people dont realize how they are following it .Dont wait till it's to late to realize it.
  • by southerngentlemen Location: Meridian on Apr 10, 2012 at 02:28 PM
    Im confused as to which colored person the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is seeking justice for? The colored attacker who was shot, in the Florida case or the colored victim who defended himself. Martin and Zimmerman were both colored. One was black and the other is hispanic. Neither was/is white/caucasean.
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