And Justice for All …
UNITED WE STAND OR ‘STAND YOUR GROUND’
Some semblance of dragged-out justice surfaced Wednesday as news broke in the Trayvon Martin case, six weeks after the fatal shooting of the 17-year-old black Florida teen (wearing a hoodie and carrying a bag of Skittles and Arizona Iced Tea) by a 28-year-old gun-toting neighborhood watch volunteer. Authorities announced that George Zimmerman turned himself in and has been charged with second-degree murder. Now, the world waits to see just how slowly the wheels of justice will turn in a case which has sparked widespread protests and national debate on racial profiling, race relations, ethnic identity and Florida’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law. The charge against Zimmerman carries a maximum life sentence in prison. The family of Trayvon Martin will mourn their son’s death for the rest of their lives.
A picture can say a thousand words; headlines must do the same with less.
Trayvon Martin’s killing is now a murder case _ USAToday, April 12, 2012
Obama done talking about Trayvon Martin case: White House _ ABC News, April 11, 2012
Zimmerman’s Lawyers Withdraw From Trayvon Martin Case_ NPR, April 10, 2012
Michigan teacher fired for Trayvon Martin hoodie fundraiser_ The Christian Science Monitor, April 10, 2012
Geraldo Rivera Apologizes to Trayvon Martin’s Parents Directly for Hoodie Remarks_ NY Magazine, April 2, 2012
Trayvon Martin: Confusion over Zimmerman Highlights Changing Discourse on Race and Latinos_ Fox News Latino, March 29, 2012
LeBron James Tweets Picture Of Miami Heat Wearing Hoodies In Solidarity With Family Of Trayvon Martin_ Huffington Post, March 27, 2012
Obama: ‘If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon’_ Video on MSNBC, late March, 2012
Demands for justice in Trayvon Martin case fueled by social media_ CNN.com, March 21, 2012
Teen shot and killed in neighborhood altercation_ MyFox Orlando, Feb. 27, 2012
My Fox Orlando video news report: http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/seminole_news/022712-man-shot-and-killed-in-neighborhood-altercation
Pew Research Center: http://pewresearch.org/