Trayvon Martin protest Saturday at Mount Zion Baptist Church

Two weeks after thousands marched from the Greater Mount Baker Baptist Church to MLK Memorial Park to protest the killing of Trayvon Martin in Florida, the Seattle-King County NAACP is set to hold another protest rally Saturday.

The protest is scheduled for 3 p.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church at 19th and Madison, according to a flier posted on Slog.

UPDATE: After a rally, protestors will march to Westlake Park via Madison and 6th Ave.



14 thoughts on “Trayvon Martin protest Saturday at Mount Zion Baptist Church

  1. For anyone that has an interest in audio….

    I am an audio guy..

    THis is the 911 call with the most audio informatiion regarding screams, compressed ran at half speed and pitch corected 100 percent.. even though it runs slower, anyone with an ear for music can tell not one note has been changed.. Digital audio is a joy to work with that way.

    Of note, there is a noise after the shot at around 1:12 that matches the wavforms of the screams. That is one point of interest I found. Whomever is screaming makes that noise right after the shot. It comes from the same speaker (voice box) as the screams. Or at least that is my non scientific. but versed in audio best guess. What it means? I haven’t a clue.

    THIS AUDIO IS NOT ENHANCED per sey.. not like enhancing a photo.. the only enhancing has been to adust volume levels so you don’t hurt your ear listening to everything at relative volume levels.

    This exercise is just a way to access the call and hear things easier that you would not of just listening to the raw recording, nothings been altered, no specific frequencies isolated.

    This specific call.. I believe.. will be integral to any investigation as it is the one bit of evidence that has not been compromised. A forensic guy will have a good bit to work with compared to a lot of the sounds they generally have to work with..

  2. LAVEEN – Police are saying more about a shooting at a Taco Bell Tuesday night in which one man died.

    They’re also identifying the victim as 29-year-old Daniel Adkins.

    About 7:30 p.m., a 22-year-old man and his girlfriend ordered food at the Taco Bell drive-thru and were told to pull up while their order was prepared.

    At the same time, Adkins stepped around a corner into the path of the vehicle and angry words were exchanged between he and the driver.

    They got into an altercation and Adkins was shot once by the driver. He died at the scene.

    The driver, a 22-year-old black male, called police but has not been arrested.

    At first, the couple claimed that Adkins had a metal pipe that he swung at them — but it turns out he was holding a dog leash with his yellow lab on the other end.

    Family members want that driver arrested, but he’s claiming self-defense.

    “He needs to be behind bars. I’ll never see my brother again,” says sister Marina Reyes. “If he felt that my brother was threatening him, he could have easily just rolled up the window and called the cops.”

    A metal pipe or bat was never located. An independent witness did say Adkins swung his fists in the driver’s direction.

    “He swung his fist towards the driver window, and at some point the driver shot him,” says Phoenix Police Sgt. Tommy Thompson. “Just because we don’t book a person immediately does not mean we don’t charge a person at a later date.”

    The dog, Lady, stayed by Adkins’ side until the Humane Society came. Adkins lived with his mom and dad. He’s 29, but his family says he’s mentally disabled and has the mental capacity of a 12-year-old. He didn’t drive, and walked wherever he went.

    “This person is still on the loose and I don’t agree with that. So he’s saying self defense, then where’s the weapon? Where’s the pipe? They didn’t find anything on my brother,” says Reyes. “He was just too aggressive, you don’t need to go that far.”

    The shooter’s name has not been released. The investigation is still ongoing.

  3. @Karl Walther. And, do pray tell-what in your mind is the ‘dead horse’ being flogged? What of the TM tragic event, or even the posting of Mt. Zion’s upcoming protest has become SO tiring for YOU? Is there no Back/OFF button on your CDdistrict news alerts or tv channels? If you didn’t really care – you wouldn’t respond AT ALL.

    Perhaps, you’d do well to avoid making a comment to any subject that so tires you, thereby sparing the rest of us who might really appreciate being informed about the event. I now plan to attend. Thank you, CDistrictNews.

  4. The dead horse is a 17 year old kid who’s parents, their lawyers, an the mass media attempted to make into a sweet innocent angel killed by an evil racist by means of fabricated photos and 911 tapes. A boy who’s poor distraught mother copyrighted the phrase “Justice for Trayvon” and is now demanding royalties for T-shirt sales. A boy used as a symbol to fan the flames of racism, divide our society and most importantly make the networks a fat wad of cash. There is already a federal investigation and Zimmerman will receive due process of law what else can you ask for. Congratulations on swallowing everything they feed you and making a waste of a beautiful Saturday afternoon by tying up trafic.

  5. @Karl Walther. I hate the way this Trayvon case has been handled by the media too. Its very polarizing and sensationalized. I do have to recommend you take a good listen to the audio recording 333maxwell posted. I had been of the thinking Trayvon “had it coming” based on what I had read in the news of the events that night, but after hearing the recording of what is (in my mind) certainly Trayvon begging for his life before being blasted, it became more than clear to me Zimmerman has a credibility issue. Nobody with a gun in their belt cries like a baby while being superficially beat up. Listen to the audio track really closely and you’ll understand why folks are marching over this issue. Zimmerman needs to be in jail while the case is being worked out. People are innocent until proven guilty, but Zimmerman did kill a person – hey is guilty of that, and there is a 911 recording that is just so obviously out of context for a situation where Zimmerman is defending himself that night. Zimmerman executed Trayvon and the proof is in the 911 call, until Zimmerman is in jail I can understand why folks feel compelled to march.

  6. I’ve listened to the audio many times. I seem to hear what that particular news report intends for me to hear. The raw audio is unintelligible. If it is cleaned up to hear the racial slur , then clearly that is what I hear and I hear it over and over again. If it is the “punk” version, I hear that. Since the media is not a court room with due process, who knows what has been done to the audio. Just because we all hear a clip on the web remember we really have no idea what has been done to it. Obviously Zimmerman killed someone but it is a pretty low standard for him to show that he feared for his life regardless if you consider his beating “superficial”- whatever that means.

  7. Another sad situation. Again the police acted correcly – investigating the facts and defering for a rational analysis prior to do a decision on prosecution.

    We have no idea what really happened. I surely makes me nervous to have an ajitated arms swinging man next to my window. If you can’t just drive away it is very threatening. It would only take a split second to get through the window and harm the occupants, pipe or no pipe. Why was the guy there by the car. He could have walked away, mentally desabled or no.

  8. Daniel Adkins is my cousin. This has been a huge loss for our family. Daniel was out walking his dog when this man nearly ran him over. I would be irate as well. And the man could have easily just closed the window. My cousin was standing 5 feet from the passenger side door. So the man had to of gotten out of the car to shoot him or lean across the car across his pregnant girlfriend and shoot him through the passenger side window. Either way it was completely avoidable. Since when is shooting someone over an argument considered self defense? And who uses a .40 calibar weapon for self defense. This man belongs in jail. Instead we had to bury someone we all dearly loved on Easter Day whe this man sat at home celebrating with his family. It is said that this man has no record. That means nothing. No person can pick up a gun and shoot another person in the chest without a thought unless they have done it before. Especially over something as simple as words. Our family demands justice for Daniel. What would you do if this were your son, brother, nephew, cousin or anyone you loved? If this man goes unpunished it just goes to show that a person can shoot another person claim self defense and get away with it. What happens when our children see this? They may say hey that guy got away with it so I can to. So they get a gun and shoot the little neighbor kid because they yelled at them. That’s self defense isn’t it? The neighbor yelled so he felt threatened. This is what we are etching our children. Think about it. Is that the world you want your kids to grow up in? We want justice for Daniel. This man deserves to do the time for his crime.

  9. 333maxwell. You say the audio clip is not enhanced, but the problem is that the sound is enhanced. Its changed, its not original or even an impression of the original, and now when I compare the “realtime” version with the “slow motion” version you’ve posted my impression of the incident is different than when I had only head the “slow motion” clip. I recommend to anyone who had only listened to this edited version to take it with a grain of salt – it misleading in my opinion. Go listen to the realtime version.

  10. Sorry for your loss, and I hope justice is served in this case. But for the record, I use a .40 cal for self defense as does SPD and many other police departments and civilians, it is pretty common.

  11. I too am a cousin to Daniel Adkins,this was a complete tragedy & our family continues to morn his death. I feel that this man deserves to be in jail,yes my cousin may have been using his fists but since when is a fist in comparison to a gun,it would have been easier for the shooter to close the window,call the police or drive off,that was three examples of what should have occurred,my cousin had no choice nor chance when he pulled out his gun & shot & really how many people are going to shoot instead of fight an unarmed man,SYG does not give you the right to disregard human life simply because you are angry. Please if there is anything we should change it is to revise this SYG law,so that we do not lose anymore lives. As we continue to morn for our loss we want justice for Daniel,this man is free right now to walk,talk,enjoy,laugh & enjoy his family while we have to somehow comes to terms we will never see him again. Please think if it was your family what would you do,how would you feel,& again all we want is justice for Daniel!

  12. Hi, I’m in Texas and heard about Daniel’s murder. I’m so sorry for your loss. I feel that it is a complete injustice and I find it sad that most people haven’t even heard about it. That’s why I made a fb for Daniel. Since your his family, I thought you should see it. It has 250 likes. If you’d like me to take it down I will, or I can make you the administrator if you’d prefer. I had a cover photo made with Daniel’s picture.

  13. @ Brittany I would like to thank-you personally on behalf of our family for supporting the fight for Justice by making this fb page Justice For Daniel Adkins,we appreciate any & all support as well as welcoming any comments,please do not give up we will fight for Daniels Justice,I pray this will bring a positive closing to my cousins death,I really hope we as people can come together on this one conclusion,using a gun in anger & claiming self defense is never the answer,how many more lives must be lost before we act as a whole against violence! Your doing a great job,please continue,,,,,a cousin to Daniel Adkins,supporting “justice for Daniel Adkins”.