An impromptu memorial to slain teenager Trayvon Martin has been dismantled, but the items that composed it are being preserved, the city of Sanford, Florida, announced Monday.
After consultations with Martin's family, city staff members removed the items from the entrance of the subdivision where Martin was shot in February during a confrontation with neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, City Manager Norton Bonaparte's office said.
Zimmerman, 28, was released from jail Friday after posting bond on a second-degree murder charge. He has said he shot Martin in self-defense after Martin assaulted him.
The city workers moved the objects to the Sanford Museum on Monday afternoon, the announcement said.
"All the items retrieved have been carefully handled and inventoried," it said.
The announcement listed all the objects moved to the museum:
Possibly you guys dont see marches cuz if the person responsible are charged and investigations are done PROPERLY
Gimmie a break with this museum crap!!!! Plain & simple,you play,you pay,it's as simple as that.It is unfortunate the ending turned fatal.The street is nothing to laugh about.Too bad Sharpton & Jackson won't come out & play.I think I'm moving to Florida......I will say this,I feel for the parents in all this!!!!
Maybe he was a crook on his way to rob somebody and try to hide his face. We have a guy in my neighborhood that always wear a hood even now in summer because he has a warrant on him so he hide his face. And if he knew somebody in that apartment complex he should have known that there is an armed security man walking around at night. I bet everyone knew that Zimmerman walks around at night and he carry a gun.
I'm just amaze how hateful and nasty people can be just know you have loved ones too. Rip Trayvon no deserves to be treated like this.
Its amazing to me how many say that are not racist until something like this happens and people take sides but as a black man I know that racial profiling is real but that does not mean that all whites are racist. Just like you can't say all blacks are criminals. At the end of the day a life was lost and he was a human being. We need to all be more loving and concern about the human race. I don't teach my kids to see color i teach them to see people.
Everyone is either Racist or in denial about being Racist. I've had more racist comments made to me by blacks when I was in the Marine's than I ever thought about before I joined. Now I see them for what they really are, and inferior race.
This is not 9/11, the Vietnam, or WWII memorial, some dude just got killed. Its meaningless junk throw the crap away. What about a memorial for the people in the Colorado shooting? Zimmerman is innocent the nut job in Colorado is guilty. Some dumb kid got himself killed for attacking a person who was trying to preserve peace and order.
Get over it...