Trayvon Martin's Mom Is Trademarking His Name to Protect Him (VIDEO)

sybrina fultonI hate to think about what I would do if I were Trayvon Martin's mother. There is no part of me as a parent that wants to consider what it's like being in that woman's shoes. So I almost don't want to consider why Sybrina Fulton is moving to have her son's name and the phrases/rallying cries "Justice for Trayvon" and "I Am Trayvon" trademarked -- because to think about her motivation forces me to think about her loss. The worst imaginable for a parent.

I also hate to think that there's any chance Fulton is trying to profit from the tragedy of her own son's death. A horrible concept, I know, but let's face it: Parents have done and will do worse.

So I was relieved to hear Fulton's actual explanation for filling out the trademark applications -- because it makes a lot of sense.

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According to her lawyer, Fulton's mother isn't looking to cash in on her horrible loss. She merely wants to "preserve intellectual property rights for projects that will assist other families who experience similar tragedies."

In other words, she wants to make sure nobody else cashes in on her child's death. And perhaps more importantly, she wants to make sure that nobody is ever able to "kill his reputation" as she accused authorities of trying to do when they "leaked" details about Martin's past including a suspension from school for allegedly having an empty marijuana baggie. Said Sybrina:

“We take pride in our kids and it tears me apart to sit here and listen to the slander they are giving my son ... Even in death, they are still disrespecting my son.”

Sybrina Fulton, poor woman, will be haunted for the rest of her life knowing she couldn't protect her son from a senseless, violent death.

His memory is all she has left to protect.

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