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Friday, June 28, 2013
Trayvon Martin Death Photos Released (Photos)
Trayvon Martin after being shot and killed by
Heartbreaking photos of 17-year-old murder victim Trayvon Martin
have been released and they are terribly sad. The photos show the
innocent teen's lifeless body laying on the grass, after unjustifiably
being killed by neighborhood patrol watchman George Zimmerman. As the
murder trial moves forward in Florida, some have publicly expressed
their concerns justice will not be served.
Martin's lifeless body at the crime scene
At the end of the day, Zimmerman violated neighborhood, police and
911 rules in pursuing Martin, confronting and then killing the teen,
after offensively demanding to know, "What are you doing around
here?" How is one to take that, as it is a rude, ill-mannered,
accusatory question to ask someone walking in their family's neighborhood.
He had a right to be there. He was not trespassing.
Gunshot wound to the chest that killed Martin
Regardless of your views on race, a boy was gunned down before he
even came of age, at the hands of a paranoid, suspicious, trigger happy
man who disobeyed the orders of those in authority, to recklessly
pursue his victim. Martin owed him no explanation, as he is not the
police and the average cop would not have acted in the corrupt,
careless manner Zimmerman did, gunning down an unarmed teen simply
trying to find his way home.
Memorial for Martin
No one, black, white, Hispanic, Asian or Indian deserves to be
killed in the manner Martin was and it has set a terrible precedent in
the State of Florida and America, which could lead to repeated acts of
similar violence if Zimmerman is found not guilty. Last year it was
Martin, tomorrow it could be your loved one - black or white - and no
one wants that. Don't take society in this direction.