I have been following the Trayvon Martin case very closely. A 17 year old kid was visiting a friend, dropped off by his parent. He left his friend’s house to go to the store. On his way back from the store he was being tracked by George Zimmerman who targeted him, followed him and subsequently shot and killed him. Mr. Zimmerman shot an unarmed teen who was holding a pack of skittles and an iced tea because he was wearing a Hoodie and “looked suspicious”. He fancied himself the “neighborhood watch”.
I held off from commenting until I heard the 911 calls. You can clearly hear this unarmed child crying for help.
The police have failed to arrest Mr. Zimmerman. Michael Vick did time for hurting dogs (rightly so) but this man who shot and killed an unarmed child is still free. No arrests were made by the officers on the scene despite the 911 dispatcher telling Mr. Zimmerman to stand down until the police arrived. They also failed to contact Trayvon’s parents as his body laid in the morgue despite the fact that they had his cell phone in their possession. The whole case is disappointing and sad.
As the mother of two sons, this is horrifying. This could happen to my child for wearing his hoodie and walking in the wrong neighborhood. This could happen to YOUR child.
Please do whatever you can to help bring attention to this case. I have signed the petition on change.org .My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones. I hope the investigation is thorough and that justice is served.