Friday, March 23, 2012
Join 97.9 The Beat at Paul Quinn College for the Justice for Trayvon Martin Rally at 12p at the Student Union Building.
Trayvon Martin, 17, was gunned down walking home from the store after purchasing Skittles and Iced-Tea by a self-appointed neighborhood watchman who deemed him as suspicious. George Zimmerman called the police on 47 different occasions before encountering an unarmed Trayvon, an African American, who was wearing a hoodie at the time of his death. Zimmerman’s 911 call was released to the public, where you can hear him being told to not “pursue” Martin. He calls the teen a “coon” and explains that he was looking at the homes of residences in the neighborhood with no apparent reason. Zimmerman claims that there have been robberies in the vicinity. The call ends with a seemingly calm Zimmerman, but we know different.
Trayvon phoned a friend moments before his death. He told her that someone was watching him and he thought he had lost him. The young woman instructed him to “run.’” She was the last person with whom he spoke.
Zimmerman, who is a licensed gun-holder has yet to be arrested on the premise that Florida has a strong self-defense gun law– “Stand Your Ground,” which states:
“A person who is attacked in any place they have a right to be “has no duty to retreat” and “has the right to stand his or her ground and meet force with force, including deadly force” when a person “reasonably believes it is necessary to do so to prevent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another or to prevent the commission of a forcible felony.”
With Zimmerman still free, roaming the streets of Florida, a call to action is necessary! Join us in sending Skittle packages to the Chief Of Police until they feel compelled to seek Zimmerman for the racist crime he committed!
The address is below:
Chief of Police
815 West 13th Street
Sanford, Florida 32771