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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

S.F. Businessman Wants to Make Money Off Trayvon Martin Shooting

Posted By on Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 12:49 PM

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Look, we don't want to argue that capitalism has hurt the moral fabric of America, but what else could we possibly conclude after learning how local businessman Lawrence Sekara is capitalizing off the Trayvon Martin tragedy?

That's right, the 49-year-old San Francisco businessman submitted an online application to trademark the phrase "I Believe You Zimmerman," according to the According to United States Patent and Trademark Office records, Sekara paid $1,100 to apply for the mark.

He plans on putting "I Believe You Zimmerman" on everything obnoxiously American: beer mugs, bumper stickers, leggings, footwear, "button-front aloha

shirts," and other apparel.

Sekara, owner of Corporate Fulfillment Services,

said he shelled out $5,000 to start the fledgling business, but refused to reveal anything more about the products he planned to market, saying that he

wanted to "keep that under wraps" until he launches the company's website, That should be up and running in the next few weeks.

He told media outlets that he planned to share some of the proceeds made from these delightful sales with George Zimmerman, the embattled neighborhood watch captain who will be charged for killing Martin on Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla.

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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