By now, I’m sure we’ve all heard about the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watchmen who has yet to be arrested. It is important that people understand that this was not a just killing, this was not-self defense. It is not-self defense when you have an unarmed young man vs. an armed grown man who outweighs him by nearly 100 pounds. If you listen to the 911 tapes, it’s heart-wrenching to hear the cries of help go silent after the gun shot. Some have said that it was Zimmeran yelling for help, but Trayvon’s mother has stated that it was her son’s voice. You can read more about the 911 tapes HERE.
Please, do what you can to let people know that the life of a 17-year-old African-American boy has value to it, we cannot tolerate this blatant human rights violation on Black life any more.
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