Trayvon Martin’s father: verdict won’t define his son
WASHINGTON, July 25- Trayvon Martin’s father told US lawmakers Wednesday that the not guilty verdict in the high profile murder trial will not define his dead son, saying the case sparked a needed conversation about race. The death of black teen Trayvon during a confrontation with neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman sparked a national debate about race in America as well as about the controversial “stand your ground” laws that allow someone to use deadly force if he believes his life is in immediate danger. But Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict earlier this month triggered simmering anger, with some people noting how the defense team sought to paint Trayvon as a thuggish, drug using teen.
Congresswoman Frederica Wilson spoke of the need to embrace the education and mentoring of “angry” black youths, saying parents and educators would merely be “spinning our wheels” if they did not commit to improving such opportunities.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at CapitalFM