Trayvon was shot and killed by an overzealous Neighborhood Watch member named George Zimmerman on February 26, 2012 after calling 911 and reporting Trayvon’s “suspicious” presence.
The young man wasn’t doing anything besides walking home with a bag of Skittles and some iced tea in his hands. Yes, Trayvon was unarmed, and the last time I checked, Skittles weren’t lethal weapons.
What makes Trayvon’s death more difficult is knowing that George Zimmerman still hasn’t been charged for Trayvon’s killing, which is why Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton have taken the initiative and started a petition on Change.org calling for Zimmerman’s prosecution and trial.
No family should ever have to go through this nightmare, and no parent should have to bury a child the, especially following the circumstances of Trayvon’s death.
Our laws should protect everyone, regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, disability, gender, income brackets, or whether or not they were born in the United States.
Click here to sign the petition and make your voice heard. Trayvon’s family deserves to receive justice.
With over ONE MILLION signers as of this post, important progress has been made toward making some sense out of what happened. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will investigate Trayvon’s death, along with the FBI and Department of Justice.
Trayvon’s killer is still free. The surest path to justice runs through Sanford, Florida, and through the office of State’s Attorney Norman Wolfinger, who is responsible for bringing charges against Zimmerman. With your help, chances of Trayvon and his killer having their days in court could increase favorably.