17 year old Trayvon Martin was walking to a family member’s house when he was shot in the chest and killed – his mother later heard his screams for help during the 911 call. Oh I forgot to mention that Trayvor was black and his shooter reportedly claimed he was ‘suspicious looking’ so without warning he opened fire, hurling two bullets into young Trayvor’s chest.
The young victim was armed….with a pack of Skittles candy.
Look. Is he suspicious looking to you?
The Martin family needs your help. They aren’t asking for any special treatment. The Martins want the law to act like the damned law so justice can prevail. This won’t bring their son back, but at least some closure will help. They’re almost at their 500,000 signature goal.
On February 26, our son Trayvon Martin was shot and killed as he walked to a family member’s home from a convenience store where he had just bought some candy. He was only 17 years-old.
Trayvon’s killer, George Zimmerman, admitted to police that he shot Trayvon in the chest. Zimmerman, the community’s self appointed “neighborhood watch leader,” called the police to report a suspicious person when he saw Travyon, a young black man, walking from the store. But Zimmerman still hasn’t been charged for murdering our son.
Trayvon was our hero. At the age 9, Trayvon pulled his father from a burning kitchen, saving his life. He loved sports and horseback riding. At only 17 he had a bright future ahead of him with dreams of attending college and becoming an aviation mechanic. Now that’s all gone.
When Zimmerman reported Trayvon to the police, they told him not to confront him. But he did anyway. All we know about what happened next is that our 17 year-old son, who was completely unarmed, was shot and killed.
It’s been nearly two weeks and the Sanford Police have refused to arrest George Zimmerman. In their public statements, they even go so far as to stand up for the killer – saying he’s “a college grad” who took a class in criminal justice.
Living in New York City, if I shot everyone I found suspicious looking, half the city would be dead and this child would not be one of my victims.
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