Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Justice for Trayvon Martin

When I heard of the death of Trayvon Martin, my first thoughts were of my son and my grandsons for there but for the grace of God could be my family member. It's is every mother's nightmare. Yes, every mother, not just African American, or Hispanic, or Caucasian. When violence erupts, it tears through the heart of any family- race, ethnic background and age notwithstanding.

On February 26, 2012, a 17-year-old African-American named Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Sanford, Florida. The shooter was George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old white man. Zimmerman admits killing Martin, but claims he was acting in self-defense. Three weeks after Martin’s death, no arrests have been made and Zimmerman remains free.

The media report that mounting pressure in Trayvon Martin case succeeds in prompting a federal probe as well as an investigation by a state grand jury. A grand jury will look into the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, Seminole County State Attorney Norm Wolfinger said Tuesday.

“I share in the desire of the family and the community to accurately collect and evaluate all the facts surrounding the tragic death of Trayvon Martin,” said Wolfinger in a statement released Tuesday morning.

He  said his office will conduct “a thorough, deliberate, and just review of the facts.” The case is going to the Florida grand jury.
Without public outcry and support, the incident would quietly die and there would be no chance of justice for Trayvon Martin and his family. Stay vigilent and see what else needs to be done to move the wheels of justice along.

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