Friday, July 19, 2013

Trayvon Martin Family Balancing Grief, Racism

Trayvon Martin's family at a loss explain for the first time since George Zimmerman was acquitted five days ago. The Parents spoke out on Thursday, July 18, before the cameras of the "Today show "on NBC. Expressing their disappointment after the verdict, the father of the young African American teenager reaffirmed his belief that the case had a racial character.
Trayvon Martin Family speaks out

"We are still in shock and disbelief" at the verdict, they said. "I think if Trayvon was white, nothing would have happened. Evidently, race played a role somewhere, "insisted the father of Trayvon.

George Zimmerman, 29, was acquitted Saturday night after a trial of several weeks. He was accused of murder on February 26, 2012 at Stanford, Florida (southeast), Trayvon Martin, a black 17-year-old walking down the street unarmed. Zimmerman, who was a volunteer vigil in his neighborhood, said he acted in self defense. "I think if Trayvon was white, nothing would have happened. Evidently, race played a role somewhere," insisted the father of Trayvon, Tracy Martin. To his wife Sybrina Fulton, the judicial system "has some way betrayed Trayvon".

Asked about a possible message to convey to the six members of the jury - five white women and one Hispanic - Tracy Martin replied: "I do not understand how you can let a child murderer unarmed be free in the Nature. What was your verdict if it were your child? "he started."I want them to put in our place." Whether he wanted for prosecution at the federal level against Zimmerman, or if it were to attack civilian, the father of the young Martin replied: "We would like the Federal government to look at the case and consider all options. We just think, as parents, that something more could be done. "

Sabrina Fulton and Tracy Martin continued on the rounds of three major television networks in the United States, ABC, NBC and CBS and participated in their morning shows.

"I never thought that these women had the audacity to not punish the man who killed my son," said Fulton on the 'Today' on NBC. Soon after, in the CBS studios, the woman said she and her husband have always been convinced that the 'vigilante' serious Hispanic convicted . "At least they recognized it was manslaughter," said Fulton."My son was a quiet boy, cheerful, a friend of his friends," the father said on CBS studios.  "we will never understand how the jury came to the conclusion that it did . It's impossible to consider that was fair. "


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