17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot in the chest and killed walking home from the convenient store by neighborhood watch because he looked “suspicious” (even though he was unarmed and had nothing but a bag of Skittles and an Arizona tea in his pocket) and his killer George Zimmerman has yet to be arrested or charged even though he admitted to the police that he shot him.
Trayvon Martin won’t ever get to walk across the stage to get his high school diploma or go to college and his parents won’t ever get to see his face again except at his funeral because somebody felt the need to take his life based on the color of his skin and stereotypes of black men and boys in this country, which is “looking suspicious”.
If everybody could jump on board to get justice for Trayvon Martin and his family as fast as people joined the KONY 2012 bandwagon or run to gossip blogs to read up on celebrities, George Zimmerman would be behind bars right now for murdering an unarmed child just because he felt "uncomfortable". Please take a minute to sign the petition started by Trayvon's mother. Think about your sons, little brothers, cousins, nephews, etc. because it could've been them. No one should ever have to bury a loved one due to matters like this one. If you're unfamiliar with the Trayvon Martin case, check out the articles below or Google 'Trayvon Martin' and read what comes up.
- Trayvon Martin's Family Calls For FBI Investigation
- Police: No Grounds For Arrest In Trayvon Martin Death