I'm writing you today to call for justice for Trayvon Martin and his family.
Trayvon Martin was only 17 years old when he was gunned down by the
Neighborhood Watch captain George Zimmerman. All Trayvon did was go to
the store to get his brother some Skittles.
According to police, George Zimmerman admitted to the shooting and killing of
Trayvon Martin. Why has he not been charged and his case been handed over
Trayvon Martin was unarmed when he was shot by Zimmerman. All he had in his
hands was some candy when he was followed and approached by Zimmerman -
who ignored instructions from police not to confront the young man.
On February 26, 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 still hasn't been charged
Trayvon was our 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 we know about what happened next is that a 17 year, 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.