Thursday, March 22, 2012

A Fight For Justice

It has been nearly a month since 17-year-old, Trayvon Martin was shot to death by neighborhood watch captain, George Zimmerman. Yet, still no action has been taken to pursue criminal charges against Zimmerman. Zimmerman claims that he was attacked by Trayvon and that he was acting in self-defense. The recent release of a phone call between Trayvon and his girlfriend (whose identity is being withheld) presented an entirely different scenario. Trayvon’s girlfriend reported that Trayvon was being followed and had actually began to run at one point before being confronted by Zimmerman. She said that a struggle ensued and the phone call ended. She later found out that Trayvon had been shot to death by his attacker. This news has struck a major controversy within the African American Community throughout the entire nation. This uproar has forced the FBI to investigate the case. While George Zimmerman remains free of any charges, the FBI is determining whether Zimmerman was acting within legal limits when he took Trayvon’s life.

The 911 calls made by Zimmerman before the shooting indicate that he was in fact told not to pursue or take any action. Zimmerman took the situation into his own hands and did the complete opposite. The result is a deceased 17-year-old boy. Zimmerman told the 911 operator that Trayvon looked suspicious, and seemed to be on drugs. When Trayvon’s body was found, all he had on him was a bag of skittles and a soda.

Trayvon’s parents are desperately trying to see to it that George Zimmerman is arrested and sent to prison for the murder of their son. They are not alone. It seems that they have the entire African American Community on their side and fighting for the same thing!

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