Sunday, July 14, 2013


George Zimmerman was found not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin. So apparently, now, in America, it is perfectly acceptable to murder children in cold blood for having the audacity to walk down the street with a bag of skittles, and a can of iced tea. 
This verdict sends a dangerous message, and the message is that you can get away with killing kids if there is the slightest perception of a threat. Even if that threat is not real, and even if a trained professional tells you not to take action.

Trayvon Martin's parents had this to say  about the verdict:

“God blessed Me & Sybrina with Tray and even in his death I know my baby proud of the FIGHT we along with all of you put u [sic],” tweeted Tracy Martin

“Thanks to everyone who are with us and who will be with us si [sic] we together can make sure that this doesn’t happen again. Even though I am broken-hearted my faith is unshattered I WILL ALWAYS LOVE MY BABY TRAY.”

Minutes later, Sybrina Fulton tweeted her appreciation for all the support and reaffirmed her faith in God:

Lord during my darkest hour I lean on you. You are all that I have. At the end of the day, GOD is still in control. Thank you all for your prayers and support. I will love you forever Trayvon!!! In the name of Jesus!!!

The jury of six White women deliberated for 16 hours and 20 minutes over the course of 2 days  before ultimately deciding that the life of a Black, unarmed teenager means nothing in the United States of America. But regardless of whether the child was Black, white, red, yellow, or green he will never get to realize his full potential.

The Reverend All Sharpton has been quoted as saying,

“The acquittal of George Zimmerman is a slap in the face to the American people but it is only the first round in the pursuit of justice. We intend to ask the Department of Justice to move forward as they did in the Rodney King case and we will closely monitor the civil case against Mr. Zimmerman. I will convene an emergency call with preachers tonight to discuss next steps. And intend to head to Florida in the next few days.”

I pray that Trayvon Martin and his parents get justice.


Trayvon Martin, father, Tracy Martin, mother Sybrina Fulton

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