Walking While Black- Trayvon Martin Killed By Neighborhood Watch Guard
I would go into a rave about how utopian our present day ‘post racial’ society has been, but unfortunately, that would be chock full of lies. Just take a look at the life of Trayvon Martin that was ended at the hands of George Zimmerman, a Jewish/Latino neighborhood watch guard, on February 26. Trayvon Martin was on his way home from a 7-11 with skittles in his hand and $20 in his pocket, when his life was ended with a single bullet to his chest from the gun of George Zimmerman. Zimmerman was the neighborhood watch guard in the Sanford, Florida gated community Trayvon was visiting.
By Fred Makubuya
According to reports, Zimmerman followed the teen in his patrol car while he was walking down the street an cited it as ‘suspicious activity’ when he placed a call to 911. Zimmerman then stated he acted in self-defense against the 140lb 17 year old. I can see how a bottle of Arizona Ice Tea and a bag of Skittles could be considered dangerous.
No. I really can’t.
It is now March 9th and Zimmerman still hasn’t been arrested for the murder. Authorities have offered very little information to the public and Trayvon’s family is outraged and rightfully so. Their answers about their son’s murder have not been answered by the authorities. Zimmerman has not been charged or arrested.
An incident like this can happen anywhere. What’s even more astounding is that Zimmerman was not a police officer. He was just a person working with the neighborhood crime watch. It’s bad enough police brutality exists, but when trigger happy vigilantes take the law into their own hands, the only people left without answers are the victim’s family members.
In the age of internet rallying for justice, a petition has been set up on Change.org to encourage Florida’s 18th District State’s Attorney Norman Wolfinger and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi to formally file murder charges against Zimmerman. To sign the petition visit: http://www.change.org/petitions/prosecute-the-murderer-of-17-year-old-trayvon-martin
Update as of 3/22: HLN has posted a copy of the police report filed by the Sanford Police Department:
Trayvon Martin police report
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