Justice for Trayvon Martin

Brandon J Sutton

million-hoody-march-trayvon-martin3George Zimmerman, who fatally shot the unarmed teen in Florida, is charged with second-degree murder. He’s claimed self-defense, and his attorney plans to portray Trayvon Martin as a troublemaker.

On February 16, 2012, the lives of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman changed for the worst. Martin lost his life while Zimmerman, the overzealous neighborhood watch vigilante, is due to stand trial for killing Martin. Following Martin’s death there were rallies held across major American cities, celebrities, athletes, and everyday citizens wore their hoodies to show support to Martin’s family, but that was 16 months and like everything in our hyperactive society, Martin’s story soon faded out of the spotlight. Martin’s story took another turn last week when Zimmerman was found not guilty of second degree murder and manslaughter.

The following is a timeline of events leading up to this point courtesy of CNN (http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/12/justice/florida-zimmerman-timeline):

 February 26

About 7 p.m.:

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