Trayvon’s Former Stepmother Alicia Stanley’s Controversial Admission to Anderson Cooper (VIDEO)

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  • Friday night Trayvon Martin‘s stepmother, Alicia Stanley spoke with CNN’s Anderson Cooper.

    However, some think it may not have been a good idea. That’s because she told Cooper that even though she’s convinced George Zimmerman’s guilty, personally she doesn’t believe that he picked Trayvon out because he was black.

    The interview was emotional and when Cooper asked Stanley if she was watching the trial, she answered tearfully, “It’s hard for me to see and hear the things that led to his death.”

    In discussing her relationship with Trayvon’s father, Tracy Martin, she spoke on how he stopped speaking to her once the media entered the picture.

    “He would just he was busy.”

    Cooper asked about the testimony of Trayvon’s friend, Rachel Jeantel, who said Martin referred to Zimmerman as a “creepy-ass cracker.” Stanley responded, “Kids gonna be kids,” adding that she never heard Trayvon use those words.

    Getting back to Zimmerman and the racial element, Anderson Cooper  asked Alicia Stanley if she thinks race was a factor in how Zimmerman singled out Martin.

    “No, I really don’t think it was Zimmerman don’t like black people, or he picked him out because he was black. Did he profile him with the hoodie and stuff like that as this thug, whatever, walking, in Zimmerman’s mind? Yes, but to say that he targeted him because he was black? No, I don’t–I don’t think so.”

    Stanley, who spent 14 years helping raise Trayvon, became emotional again when talking about how painful it was to not be able to sit in the front row at her slain stepson’s funeral.

    “They told me to ‘get in where I fit in,’ ” Stanley said, getting choked up. “I can’t sit on the front row at my son’s funeral to see him home. That hurt me, that was the most painful thing they could do to me.”

    She also told Cooper that it would be “heartbreaking” and “unbelievable” if George Zimmerman is found not guilty.

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    13. !!!?????someone please help me understand the point of this interview…besides making an Ass out of this woman. At the end of the day regardless of how much time Trayvon may have spent her home & her love for him will mever change that…..he had a living mother & when things happen to a child it sometimes bring those parents back together in some form or another.

      Someone need to educate this woman and remind her that she was exactly that….”THE STEPMOTHER”

      • Alicia Stanley was Trayvon’s real mother – her emotions here seem real, Sybrina Fulton is the faker. Sybrina never seems to show any real emotion.

    14. This is totally self serving, she clearly wants her 15 minutes. She just wants to be included. This BITCH can barely speak proper english Im so fucking embarrassed at this kinda of IGNORANCE!!! She is not thinking of anyone but herself.

    15. The reason why Tracy isn’t sharing any information with her because she doesn’t know how to be quiet. She should be someone he can share things with and not run to the media. I understand she is grieving but this interview was to get back at his parents. She is bitter and the most important thing she could have done for the family was to be quiet.

    16. She did not help raise Trayvon Martin. he visited her home often because she was married to Tracy. She was not the immediate family that’s why she couldn’t sit in the front row. I’m sure she’s getting an earful from Tracy because of that interview. Sybina probably won’t say anything because that’s not her way. All she’s doing with her selfish statement is adding to their pain. She needs to shut the @##$$% up. During funerals only the immediate family sits in the front row everyone else sits where they cant find a place. I don’t doubt she loved Trayvon but she is a selfish and petty person.

    17. I agree with a lot of the other comments. When I saw this interview, I was disgusted and saddened. I had heard about this lady last year and may have briefly saw her because I had no idea Tracy had remarried at one point. The fact of the matter is, she does not have to be included in anything. I am sure she also wants to come to Court and sit in the front row with Trayvon’s parents. She needs to quit. I don’t care what she says, she is not his mother. To start putting forth claims or innuendos is really in poor taste and inappropriate at a time like this. Whatever her issues are, I am sure, are with Tracy. She needs to grieve or whatever else in private and opposed to getting on national television trying to become relevant. I guarantee we will be getting a book from her soon about how she raised Trayvon, etc. Surprised she did not bring visual aid in the form of pictures (if she has any) to the interview. Utterly ridiculous. Stay in your place miss.

    18. Whatever the situation was in the household with the Dad, Mom and Step-Mom is irrelevant to the case as we have a young man dead and no one to tell his side of the story. If this guy walks, it will be the greatest travesty of justice since Emmitt Till in Mississippi!!!

    19. If you were never in the picture from the very beginning (never heard about you until now) and if the news media sought you out to find out any information or to hear how another black person is really stupid that is you. why do we allow ourselves to be manipulated over and over again. keeping quiet was your only option.

    20. She so wrong for doing this. Shows just how much she really cared for this child. Keeping quiet would have been the respectful thing to do. Trying to minimize Ms. Fulton’s relationship with the child she lost was just tacky… God don’t like ugly…

    21. She’s not his Mother I sick and tried of people want to take over someone else child again let keep in mind she his Step Mother not his MOther. know your place.

    22. It’s not always good to speak your mind. Some things are better left unsaid. For her to appear on any show while the trial is going on, was not in the best interest of Trayvon!!! It shows she did not care about Trayvon, his parents or the trial.

      And for the first comment; ‘Trayvon’s dad moved to another woman, so did Trayvon.’ That wasn’t even called for!! You have done the same thing!

    23. She could at least wait until the trial and possibly appeal is over just to make sure she doesn’t harm or influence the case in an unintended way. It’s really not about her or her feelings right now. It’s about seeking justice for Trayvon. For her to start talking about how she has been treated is inappropriate and makes her sound petty and/or selfish. Trayvon knew how she felt about him and that’s all that should matter to her. Also she said things that were completely unhelpful to the case like the fact that she did not think Zimmerman had spite and that’s part of the State’s burden of proof; it’s for the jury to decide not her. She also said she believed there was a fight, again, that’s for the jury to decide. The above article leaves out the fact that SHE PREVIOUSLY TALKED TO THE MEDIA AND THAT’S WHEN THE FATHER STOPPED SPEAKING TO HER. Looks like she didn’t learn anything from that. She needs to put her feelings on the back burner and SHUT UP!

      • Good post Anne, but I am not worried about her opinions on whether Zimmerman profiled or not Trayvon based on his race alone. I am sure no weight will be attached to her comments or testimony, if she was to testify. And if she is called and starts some mess up about Sybrina not raising him, etc., will be countered by Tracy and Sybrina or addressed beforehand. She’s silly.

    24. I believe she had every right to speak her mind….she raised him from 3-16????? Where was Sybrina????Then the Dad moved out with aGIRLFRIEND a month before Mr. Martin died,,,,,makes the stepmom look like a normal grieving mother and the other’s involved greedy and obnoxious

      • “Mr. Martin”…let’s not forget, Trayvon was a KID. Also, if she is making the parents look bad as you said then that proves she should have kept her mouth shut. “Where was Sybrina?” you ask… what intelligent person would just accept this lady’s (Stanley’s) version of the story without considering the possibility that she is exaggerating her role while minimizing the mother’s role? Like I said these issues are a distraction and she should have kept her mouth shut.

      • Generally when a couple is separated the children will live with one or the other parent primarily. In this case Trayvon was living with his father. That does not mean that Tryavon’s mother was not in his life or playing an active role as secondary parents do. Is it so hard for you to believe that there are black fathers out there that raise there children along with the mother after the relationship is over? He is a young male and their decision to allow him to live with his father was just that. The woman speaking is his “step mother” and she needs to know her place.

        • Exactly Wildflower. I think some people as evidenced by one of the jurors during jury selection, that the parents specifically Sybrina, is to blame. So any thing to that makes her look bad, will be pounced on by some. It is the same chain of thought held by some. Ha, ha and she still was not his mother.

        • Like someone said below, Trayvon lived with his mother and was visiting his father when he was killed. I’m not passing judgment on how much involvement either parent had. I’m simply saying that we should not just accept this step moms version of the situation when we don’t know if she is being accurate or not when the mother has not and should not give a response. Anyway, like I said, this is a distraction and not the immediate matter at hand.

    25. To give an admission is to testify to something you said, did, or thought. Thus was not an admission, but her opinion. She’s bitter and hurt. If she would have been on the front row, she would have never gone to Anderson.

      • Have to go with you on this one. I saw that interview, and she sounds bitter to me too. She should have just been quiet as anything anyone says could taint this case. It doesn’t matter that the jury is sequestered, everyone has an opinon on this.

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