“A Modern-Day Lynching”: Outrage Grows over Killing of Trayvon Martin by Neighborhood Watch Patrol

Unarmed Murder Victim Trayvon-Martin

As details emerge in the shooting death of unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, whose killer has yet to be arrested, community leaders have helped build wider momentum into their calls for justice in the case. We speak with Shelton Marshall, president of the Black Law Students Association at Florida A&M University College of Law, who helped organize a protest on Monday calling for a federal probe into Trayvon Martin’s death and attended a meeting with local prosecutors. “As an African-American male, I felt as though it was my duty to step up,” Marshall says. “I have been afforded the privilege of being in a position where I can advocate for those who are not able to advocate for themselves.” We also speak with Rev. Glenn Dames, pastor of St. James AME Church in Titusville and former president of the North Brevard NAACP. “I think what we’re doing now is we’re making sure that we, in essence, bring his voice back from the grave,” Dames says. “And so, even from the grave now, we have become Trayvon Martin’s voice across the state, across the nation, even internationally.”

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