It has been broadcast on every television and written in every major newspaper now about a 17 year old black boy, Trayvon Martin, losing his life thanks to a racist vigilante by the name of George Zimmerman. Martin was only walking home from a quick trip to a convenience store near his father and stepmother’s home in a gated community of Sanford, Florida. He was found dead with only a package of skittles and an iced tea in the pockets of his hoodie which deemed him suspicious to his killer. He was caught on tape from a 911 call screaming out for help. Trayvon was unarmed.
After finally getting much needed support and publicity about this case, people have started rallying behind Trayvon’s parents as they seek justice for their son. As of today, there still has been no arrest of Zimmerman for the murder of Martin although the Florida governor has now gotten more authorities involved with this case. It seems to me that things should be moving a lot quicker with this case—it seems.
It really touched my heart to see so many people come together yesterday and take a stand for this injustice that took place on U.S. soil. It saddens me, however, that with all of the visible evidence and obvious lack of self-defense, Trayvon’s killer still walks free thanks to the Sanford police department. I’m really scared that in a few weeks from now people will forget and move on to some other big topic in the news. This is more than just about Trayvon Martin. This is about condemning all police suppression across the country!
Here are some pictures that were tweeted in honor of the #MillionHoodieMarch that took place in New York and photos from people all over who are seeking justice for the Trayvon's everywhere:
I also wore my hoodie and joined in to support the "Justice for Trayvon" movement...