The mother of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin told a congressional panel that “stand-your- ground” self-defense laws are confusing, open to abuse and should be changed.
Trayvon Martin’s use of marijuana will be shared with the jury in the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman, a Neighborhood Watch volunteer accused of shooting the unarmed Florida teenager.
George Zimmerman told police in Sanford, Florida, that he shot Trayvon Martin after being punched in the nose and having his head slammed into the sidewalk, said City Manager Norton Bonaparte Jr.
Congress should respond to the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin with a law that would make it a crime to racially profile minors and kill them in self-defense, the Florida youth’s father told lawmakers.
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.
Pastor Valerie J. Houston spoke of lighting a candle on Sundays for Trayvon Martin and brought the congregation at Allen Chapel AME Church in Sanford, Florida, to its feet.
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.
A month after Trayvon Martin was shot dead, his family and hundreds of marchers want one thing: George Zimmerman arrested.
Senator John McCain said state laws protecting people who use force in defending themselves may “need to be reviewed” in light of the shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.
"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