Friday, March 9, 2012
Trayvon Martin: A Life Cut Short
This is absolutely heartbreaking.
I originally read this article on At The Bar: RIP Trayvon Martin.
On February 26, 2012, Trayvon Martin walked to a nearby convenience store during the NBA half-time game. He was visiting his father and stepmother in a predominantly white town-home community in Sanford, Florida. On his way back, the 28-year-old neighborhood watch captain, George Zimmerman, trailed him and called 911. Reportedly, Zimmerman believed Martin to be suspicious. He was advised not to follow Martin, but did so anyway even though the police were on their way. An altercation ensued resulting in Zimmerman shooting Martin dead.
Trayvon Martin, an African American high school student, was just 17 years old. The investigation is still ongoing. George Zimmerman has not been arrested with the police citing his background to be clean, even though he was arrested in Orange County in 2005. He was charged with resisting arrest with violence, but the charges were later dropped.
George Zimmerman, Neighborhood Watch Captain Who Shot Trayvon Martin, Charged With Violence Before
Trayvon Martin's Family Calls For Arrest Of Man Who Police Say Confessed To Shooting (UPDATE)
Florida Family Seeks Justice After Unarmed Teen Shot by Neighborhood Watch Captain - ABC News