The father of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin told members of Congress that he wants his son’s name on a federal law that would make it a crime to profile minors and kill them in self-defense.
Tracy Martin, the father of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, is scheduled to speak today at the first hearing of the U.S. Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys.
A second-degree murder charge filed against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin is “just the beginning,” the victim’s father, Tracy Martin, said.
Democratic lawmakers paid respects to a slain black Florida teenager as a senior member of the Congressional Black Caucus offered his “heartfelt condolences” to his parents for “the shock, the tragedy” of their loss.
"What can we do as African-American men to instill in our kids that you do not have to be afraid to walk outside of the house, go to the store and get a bag of Skittles and iced tea and not make it home."
- Tracy Martin on Jul 24, 2013