One Year Later: “We Are Still Trayvon Martin”

February 26, 2013 at 9:40 am by: nancy a heitzeg Category: Anti-Racism, Civil Rights, Criminal Defense, Prison Industrial Complex, White Privilege

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Trayvon Martin’s mother: ‘Use this case as an example’

trayvon… on Friday, Fulton talked about the year since Trayvon’s death, from her “disbelief” about what happened to the role race might play in the case. When I asked Fulton what the last year has been like, a swirl of pain and resolve could be heard in her voice. While she is heartened by the outpouring of moral support, she is “sad” that she will not be seeing “my son graduate from high school, of seeing my son going to the prom, of seeing my son going to college, getting married, having kids.”

I would like to ensure that this does not happen to somebody else’s child. I want them to take this case and use this case as an example to stand up and try to prevent this from happening to anybody else. I wouldn’t want anybody to go through what I’ve gone through in the last year. …

It’s really difficult to try to process what happened in my mind to try to help, not only other children, but my other son. I would like to have some type of remedy to solve this, to try to prevent this from reoccurring. I believe that death is unavoidable but violent crimes are.

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