Trayvon Martin Case Report

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On February 26, 2012, a 17 year old boy named Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a man named George Zimmerman. George was found not guilty in July of 2013. President Obama spoke upon the ruling of this case. “It could have been me 35 years ago” stated Obama. Most African Americans went through being followed in the stores, hearing the doors on the car lock as they passed by, or had a woman move her purse closer to her as they walked in the elevator. This is similar to what happened to Trayvon on the night that he was killed. African Americans know that a large number of them are involved in the criminal justice system. They also know that they are largely victims. A lot of violence in poor black communities are due to the
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