Millions of people have heard his name, and countless individuals have not been able to get him off of their mind since. The senseless murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin is broth unjustified and criminal, yet the person who is responsible for this crime is still walking the streets? Why? Because of Justice has room for JUST-THEM.
To shake our heads and lick our emotional wounds of this is a crime to ourselves AND to Trayvon, and although there are at least hundreds of murders that happen monthly across our Country due to gang activity, greed, drugs, and other terrible reasons, the way that this case is being handled is a crime in itself, and should be acted upon accordingly.
Trayvon Martin was born on February 5, 1995, the son of Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, making him 17 years old at the time of his death. Known as Tray or Slimm, Martin lived with his mother and older brother in Miami Gardens, Florida. He was a junior at Michael Krop Senior High, where he was an A and B student, and planned to go to college. He hoped to become an aviation mechanic. He was visiting his father in Sanford, Florida at the time of the incident. Martin had no criminal record.
During the halftime basketball game on TV, Martin left his father’s girlfriend’s home in the gated community of Twin Lakes to walk to a nearby 7-Eleven convenience store to buy some candy. While returning to the house, Trayvon was seen by George Zimmerman, an obviously crazy and dangerous neighbor “watch” who called 911.
According to T-Mobile phone records, Trayvon was talking on a cellphone at the time of the incident. Martin’s girlfriend came forward, identifying herself as the other person in that conversation; she was interviewed by an attorney, who has made a statement, and her parents have requested her anonymity. The girl stated that Martin expressed concern about a “strange man” following him, and she advised him to run. She claims to have heard Martin say “What are you following me for?” followed by a man’s voice responding “What are you doing here?” She stated that she heard the sound of pushing and that Martin’s headset suddenly went silent, leading her to believe that he had been knocked down. She attempted to call him back immediately, but was unable to reach him.
While on the phone with 911, Zimmerman was told by the dispatcher to STOP FOLLOWING TRAYVON, and yet he did not do as told. In fact, he confronted the teen who was SIMPLY WALKING DOWN THE STREET!? How was he a threat to anyone?
I guess I can say that this incident weighs heavily on me. Our men are killed so senselessly. With all of the gang violence, drugs and addiction, racism and bigotry, it shows that there is no regard for human life anymore. Although it is not shown on widespread news, there is hundreds of murders happening month country-wide in Urban areas, and to me it is sad. I guess we can tell ourselves that it can’t be changed, but I believe that it can be changed…lets start with putting our foot down for Trayvon and his family.
Want to help?
This is a petition that needs to be signed in order to push prosecution of George Zimmerman
Check out your facebook page to see how else others are helping in your area. There are plenty of rallies going on across the states!
“I want to swim deep inside your smile,
and use your sunshine to light the darkness created by the earths sinning souls”