The more I hear about the Trayvon Martin case, the more it saddens me. If you haven't heard about it, brace yourself and read below.
On the evening of February 26, Trayvon Martin—an unarmed 17-year-old African American student—was confronted, shot, and killed near his home by George Zimmerman, a Latino neighborhood watch captain in the Orlando, Florida, suburb of Sanford. Zimmerman has not been charged with a crime. Since Martin's death and the release of more details, the case has garnered national media attention and sparked a host of public debates over racial tensions, vigilantism, police practices, and gun laws.
Martin, a Miami native, was visiting his father in Sanford and watching the NBA All-Star game at a house in a gated Sanford community, the Retreat at Twin Lakes. At halftime, Martin walked out to the nearby 7-Eleven to get some Skittles and Arizona Iced Tea. On his return trip, he drew the attention of Zimmerman, who was patrolling the neighborhood in a sport-utility vehicle and called 911 to report "a real suspicious guy."
There have now been several 911 calls from neighbors and witnesses released to the media. Zimmerman's call has also been released.
Check MORE DISH to hear Zimmerman's call to the police.
There is absolutely NO REASON that Zimmerman should be walking around a free man. It's scary to me that even in 2012, the life of a black male seems to be so insignificant. The family is now trying to work with the FBI in hopes that further action will be taken against Zimmerman. I'll keep you updated with this case, please keep the family in your prayers.