Argumentative Essay On Trayvon Martin

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At least 303 lives of African Americans were lost due to police shootings in 2016. Why is this number so high and why is it growing? Many people believe the brutality of police and authorities has grown stronger in the past several years towards those of color, and that it is becoming incorrigible. Back in 2012, the life of Trayvon Martin was lost suddenly due to a watch captain of the neighborhood, George Zimmerman. Zimmerman had claimed to see a “suspicious person” and was directed to stay in his SUV, however those orders were not followed. Zimmerman shot Trayvon, killing the teen, after he had supposedly been beaten to the point where Zimmerman had to shoot him. This teen’s killer was charged, unfortunately it was posthumous and he got
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