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Father of Jordan Davis meets Trayvon Martin's father

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Updated: 7/10/2013 4:50 pm
MIAMI, Fla.-- Two fathers bound by a pain no parent should ever have to feel; the fathers of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis; met for the first time in Miami Sunday night. Both parents tell Action news they find comfort in seeing each other after they both lost their sons to senseless gun violence. They say they're bound by pain no parent should ever have to feel.

"It's definitely one of those fraternities that you wouldn't want to be a part of," said Martin. We didn't choose this road, and our kids didn't choose their fate but as God see it fit we are going to stand in the gap for them ."

The first meeting took place at a Remembrance dinner to benefit the Trayvon Martin Foundation, which seeks to amend Florida's Stand Your Ground law.

For father of Jacksonville teen, Jordan Davis, who police say was killed over playing loud music, meeting the Martins was far more important than meeting any celebrity in attendance, from Jamie Foxx to Cedric the Entertainer.

"Talking to them makes a difference because they say 'I know how you feel Ron,'" said Davis.

The families spoke of their sons and their similarities.

"God has our children and they're probably playing together right there I be they're playing together right now smiling at us," said Davis.

Now they say they'll work together to end gun violence.

"His fight is definitely not his fight alone it's not my fight alone and as fathers, proud fathers of two beautiful young men we're in this together we're in it for the long haul," said Martin.

It's a brotherhood they say can't be broken by any distance and will only be strengthened as they fight together for Trayvon and Jordan.
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sinking - 7/15/2013 4:28 PM
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I'm tired of idiots like these posters here claiming both Martin and Davis were so-called "thugs"----Davis was an ordinary teen had just passed his college entrance exams and would have graduated this year had he lived. Trayvon Martin was just an ordinary teen who got into no more trouble than the average teen does, and had been sent over to his father's place to get his act together. Families do that ALL the time--nothing weird or unusual about it. If these boys were white, you know damn well y'all wouldn't be demonizing them like this, as if it were their fault they got shot. No, it's was Zimmerman's fault for being stupid enough to go after and stalk Martin and jumped on him,starting a fight---despite the fact that he didn't actually see him commit ANY crime. It's also Micheal Dunn's fault for choosing to shoot 9 rounds into a car just because he was drunk,pissed off, and figured he could shoot at these teens simply for that reason. I'm tired of this "blame the victim" simply because they were young black men BS. When the hell are y'all gun right nuts gonna hold Zimmerman and Dunn responsible for what THEY did,instead of letting what they did slide/get a free pass just because they're both gun owners? Having a gun does NOT give you the right to just pop off and start shooting at somebody because they said something smart to you, or because they were blasting their music too damn loud! This SYG law,frankly, is basically giving guns owners more leeway to shoot someone and get off,regardless or whether they really needed to or not. I mean, how much more damn rights do gun owners in Florida need when it comes to owning and using guns? You already got more than enough! And both these fathers LOST their sons---they're both coming together in their grief to create something positive, and to help themselves move on--the hell with you ignorant trigger-happy racist bastards who claim that their sons were "thugs" who deserved what they got--you're full of ****

Vonciel - 7/14/2013 11:11 AM
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GEORGE ZIMMERMAN’S FATHER’S MONEY, THE FACT THE HE IS A JUDGE, AND HIS LEGAL INFLUENCE BROUGHT HIM AN AQUITTAL, PROVING THAT ONCE AGAIN MONEY TALKS, AND THE BULL KNOWN AS JUSTICE WALKS IN THE LEGAL SYSTEM IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!! THIS SHOULD SHOW ALL BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA THAT 150 YEARS AFTER THE EMANCIPATION PROCLIMATION ABOLISHED SLAVERY, AND DECLARED ALL MEN ARE EQUAL THAT A WHITE MAN CAN FOLLOW YOU, PROVOKE YOU INTO A FIGHT, KILL YOU, AND DECLARE THAT HE WAS “STANDING HIS GROUND”!! AND IF YOU SERIOUSLY THOUGHT THAT ANGELA COREY ACTUALLY GAVE A FLIP ABOUT THE MARTIN-FULTON FAMILY, AND THAT SHE WAS GOING TO DO HER BEST TO SEE THAT JUSTICE WAS SERVED, THEN YOU WERE EVEN BIGGER FOOLS THEN EVEN SHE THOUGHT YOU ALL COULD BE! GEORGE ZIMMERMAN JUST BECAUSE TRAVON MARTIN’S FAMILY DID NOT RECEIVED “JUSTICE” YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR “JUST-DUE”!!! HOME OF THE FREE AND THE BRAVE TO EVERY OTHER RACE BUT THE BLACK RACE!!

nativejax - 2/11/2013 4:56 PM
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Too bad these 'dad's' didn't 'come together' for their kids before it was too late. THAT'S WHEN THEY NEEDED IT. Not now. TOO BAD they are trying to make this a black and white thing, and to launch an assault through OBama to strip us our right own guns. THEY didn't fight for any of their KIDS when a white President was in there, AND THEY ARE STILL KILLING THEMSELVES OFF MORE THAN EVER. They are a disgruntled 'bunch' who wants to blame EVERYONE else for the injustices of our Fathers instead of getting THE MENTAL HEALTH HELP that is sorely needed in this Country.

1country - 2/11/2013 1:39 PM
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It's all about fame and fortune!!!

joewW07 - 2/11/2013 12:36 PM
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The two fathers are starting foundations off of the death of their kids. Now they will not have to work another day in their life..What is realy bad is both of these kids probably brought this on themself...Neither case has been to court yet so we do not know who is telling the truth..If they want to help. Why don't they try to teach their kids not to act like thugs...( it might be that they are spiking the football to early)

nativejax - 2/11/2013 10:11 AM
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I can answer that one Truthseeker, It's S.A.D.... the 'SLACK AZZ DADDYS' club of America.

Truthseeker - 2/11/2013 4:51 AM
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I wonder which race baiting organization set up and financed this meet.
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