Trayvon Martin’s Father Tracy Talks About His Son’s Death On 2-Year Anniversary
It has been two years since Tracy Martin lost his son Trayvon, who was shot and killed following a confrontation with neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman, and seven months since Zimmerman was acquitted. However, Martin has continued his pursuit to fight against controversial self-defense laws that have come into the spotlight since his son’s death.
During a recent interview with Al Sharpton on “Politics Nation,” Martin discussed how he and Trayvon’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, have continued their efforts to affect change by working with Congress and joining forces with others who have also been affected by gun violence like Jordan Davis’ and Kendrick Johnson’s parents.
Martin also added a strong sentiment about the value of the lives of young black men in this country and how the nation seems to be at odds between its legislation over gun control and gun rights.
“It’s sad to say that, I feel as though this country actually values guns more than they do our children’s lives,” he said.
The anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death comes on the heels of the verdict in the Michael Dunn trial, in which the 47-year-old was found guilty of attempted murder. The jury was unable to reach a decision on the murder charge, resulting in a mistrial. Both cases have raised criticism and fueled discussion of the value of black life in America.
Time for black folks to become an active part of the “justice system”, we might not like it, but we have to participate in order to make change.
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