One evening in Florida a black teenager by the name of Trayvon Martin was walking to a relative’s house when he was approached by a white man by the name of George Zimmerman. Zimmerman proceeded to shoot the teenager, killing him, admitted this to the police and has not been charged!
Change.org is running a petition to send to the Florida’s 18th District State’s Attorney to investigate the murder and prosecute George Zimmerman. Below are the details from Trayvon’s mother about the murder and where to go to sign.
Why This Is Important O
n February 26, my 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, who is white, still hasn’t been charged for murdering my son.
Trayvon was my 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 I know about what happened next is that my 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.
Please join me in calling on Norman Wolfinger, Florida’s 18th District State’s Attorney, to investigate my son’s murder and prosecute George Zimmerman for the shooting and killing of Trayvon Martin.
Click on the link! >>>>>>>>>>> https://www.change.org/petitions/prosecute-the-killer-of-17-year-old-trayvon-martin#
NATIONAL RALLY FOR JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON MARTIN TO TAKE PLACE IN SANFORD, FLORIDA, THIS THURSDAY FEATURING KEYNOTE REMARKS BY REVEREND AL SHARPTON ALONG WITH SPECIAL GUEST HOST MICHAEL BAISDEN
Parents of Trayvon Martin
Attorney Benjamin Crump & lawyers for the family of Trayvon Martin
Reverend Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network
Michael Baisden, Host of the Michael Baisden Show
National Rally for justice on behalf of Trayvon Martin– the unarmed African-American teenager who was shot and killed in a gated community in Florida late last month by a white neighborhood watch captain. The watch captain, George Zimmerman — a 26-year-old college student who has admitted to police that he shot the young man — still walks free.
First Shiloh Baptist Church
Sanford, FL 32771
Thursday, March 22 – 7:00 p.m.