US unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin killed

Al Jazeera writes on this video, recorded in the USA:

21 mrt 2012

George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old neighbourhood watch volunteer in Florida, has admitted to shooting and killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, who was unarmed and walking home from a store. But police never arrested Zimmerman, saying there was no way to prove he hadn’t acted in self defence, as he claimed.

But Martin’s family says Zimmerman’s claim is nonsense. Martin was carrying nothing but a bag of candy, they said, and a friend who was on the phone with Martin at the time said he was frightened by Zimmerman, who was following him.

The case has led to accusations of racial profiling against Zimmerman and now involves federal prosecutors and civil rights groups from across the nation.

Al Jazeera’s Andy Gallagher reports from Miami.

See also here.

8 thoughts on “US unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin killed

  1. Bereaved father vows justice fight

    UNITED STATES: The parents of a black teenager shot dead by a vigilante in Florida told hundreds of people at a New York march in his memory on Wednesday that they won’t stop until they get justice for him.

    Neighbourhood watch captain George Zimmerman has not been charged for the February 26 shooting of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida.

    Mr Martin’s father Tracy Martin said: “I’ve told myself when I get justice for Trayvon, then I’ll have my time to break down.”


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