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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Travyon Martin Shot In The Heart, America as well

Trayvon Martin's Sweatshirt, source CNN
Trayvon was shot in the heart. 

He was a unarmed child of 17 who was profiled, followed, tracked like an animal, confronted and gunned down.

I am heartbroken, along with America and especially Trayvon Martin's parents.

Just after the verdict CNN posted: "Trayvon Martin's dad: "I am broken hearted" 

Tracy Martin, front left, Sybrina Fulton, center, parents of slain child Trayvon Martin, and attorney Benjamin Crump
source CNN

Tracy Martin, front left, Sybrina Fulton, center, parents of slain teen Trayvon Martin, and attorney Benjamin Crump

The U.S. should be broken hearted knowning that in 2013 black children are still seen as suspicious when in the "wrong neighborhood". The legacy of segregation and xenophobia still haunts the US and led to the vigilante murder of Trayvon by George Zimmerman. 

I'm disgusted and ashamed of the US criminal injustice system and the legacy of white supremacist thinking that that was built into US society since it's inception and continues to today. 

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