Facts about Trayvon Martin
This is the case of a 17 years old African American boy who was shot dead by an adult of age 28 years. What is the real story? There are some facts that everyone must know!
At the time when Martin was shot, the killer Zimmerman was having a 9 millimeter handgun and the boy Martin was having a bag of Skittles and a can of iced tea (ABC News, 2012).
Martin was shot at a suspicion but actually Trayvon martin had no previous criminal record in all of the 17 years of his age(New York Times, 2012).
It was revealed later that a witness was forced to change her statement from, ‘œhearing a teenager shouting for help’, to ‘œZimmerman cried for help’, by a police officer (ABC News, 2012).
Trayvon Martin was actually trying to defend himself against a man who was 100 pounds heavier than himself (Stutzman and Sentinel, 2012).
According to Martin’s English language teacher, he was an A and B grade scorer in ‘œCheerfulness’. How could he try to harass a man with a bag of skittles and a can of iced tea (CNN, 2012)?
Trayvon wore a hoody that covered his head when he was walking back home in the rainy night while talking to his girlfriend on the phone. Any white American could have attire like this, why shooting only a black boy? (Leassig, 2012)
The crime scene in charge officer has also been under unembellished criticism for being unsuccessful in arresting a lieutenant’s son doing the same crime back in 2010 (New York Times, 2012).
Zimmerman took refuge from law by holding on to the ‘œStand your ground Law’, a very powerful self-defense law (TAP, 2012).
The poor boy fell a pray to the black and white racial discrimination but the authorities fear more of Zimmerman’s father the retired official, rather than death of an innocent young man (CNN, 2012).
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