Trayvon Martin Case Essay

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February 26, 2012 marked the day that the innocent minor, Trayvon Martin, was shot to his death in a gated neighborhood in Sanford, Florida. The shooter, George Zimmerman, still has not faced any serious consequence for the murder. Many people in the Sanford community, and even around the country, believe that there is no question that Zimmerman should be convicted and sent to jail, but, unfortunately, it is not up to the people; it is up to the justice system. With the consideration of Florida’s state laws, this is a difficult case to foresee the outcome of George Zimmerman’s conviction and prosecution. Trayvon Martin’s murder occurred around 7:25 PM of February 26, 2012 on his way home from a convenience store. (CNN Wire staff, 2012)…show more content…
Soon after, the Martin’s family online petition to have Zimmerman arrested reached 877,110 signatures. This caught the attention of NAACP (the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) who fought for the justice system to get involved with the case. (CNN Wire staff, 2012) In George Zimmerman’s defense, his father came on TV to tell the world that his son had been wrongfully accused of bring a racist. His brother also showed up on the news claiming that there are medical reports that show that Martin had abused Zimmerman. (CNN?) As the investigation progressed, phone calls made by witnesses were released. One phone call stood out from the others; in the background of the call, Martin’s cry for help is heard. (ABC News, 2012) After the New Black Panther Party started rallies against Zimmerman and proposed a $10,000 reward for his “capture,” Zimmerman’s father spoke out again to say that Trayvon Martin threatened to kill his son, so he pulled the trigger in self-defense. (CNN?) The state attorney on the case, Angela Corey, got appointed as special prosecutor. Zimmerman’s attorney(s) lost contact with him and stopped working the case. It was believed then that Zimmerman had fled Florida. (Crimesider staff, 2012) On April 11, 2012, Angela Corey announced, “George Zimmerman will be charged with second-degree murder for the shooting and killing of Trayvon Martin.” (CNN Wire staff, 2012) As
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