More and more actions are being taken by activists in order to support Trayvon Martin and his family during this critical time. Clergy men have been active as well as national organizations such as the NAACP. Even students rallied in front of the Seminole County criminal courts building in Sanford where the shooting occurred, and on the campus of Florida A&M University.
Last week news begin to circulate about Trayvon Martin. According to Martin’s father and stepmother, the teen was visiting his family from Miami. Upon returning to their gated community he was confronted by George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch leader, and ended up shot to death. Police officials said Zimmerman turned himself in after the incident admitting to shooting Martin. However, Zimmerman has not been charged in the shooting Martin, 17, who was gunned down as he returned to his father’s house.
According to a police report, Zimmerman, who was patrolling the neighborhood in his car, had initially called police to report a suspicious person in the area. He was told to keep his distance, but before officers could reach the scene, there was some kind of confrontation between him and Martin.
Our friends over at Clutch Magazine recently ran a post, “Taking a Page from Kony 2012, 3 Ways You Can Help Get Justice for Trayvon Martin,” about ways we all can be active in making George Zimmerman famous and by ensuring justice for the slain teenager. There’s no secret how much I adore Britni Danielle, she has kept a close pulse on this situation by keeping us ALL informed. Check out some tips she offers:
Hit the tweets: Join me in urging celebs to sign and share the petition to get Florida officials to arrest and prosecute George Zimmerman. They have millions of followers and can quickly spread the word.
- Tweet: Pls sign & RT the petition to bring #TrayvonMartin’s killer 2 justice. His family deserves answers http://chn.ge/xc4oze
Write a letter: Many around the web have decided to start a letter writing campaign, and some have even said they will send empty Skittles wrappers to Chef Bill Lee. Send a letter to Sanford police chef Bill Lee to express your concern about his department’s handling of the case.
- Bill Lee, Chief of Police
- 407.688.5070 – Office
- 407.688.5071 – Fax
Stay informed: Knowing the facts and educating others about them is key to continuing to spread the word about Trayvon Martin. Visit JusticeforTrayvon.com for more details.