STATESIDE NEWS: JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO INVESTIGATE BLACK TEENAGER’S KILLING
It is thanks to the protests throughout the state of Florida, an online campaign and growing pressure that has FORCED the US Justice Department to look in to this tragic incident.
Via The Guardian
The US justice department has begun an investigation into the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Florida by a neighbourhood watch captain.
The announcement came after a day of protests calling for the arrest of the Florida volunteer, George Zimmerman.
Zimmerman, 28, claims he shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last month in self-defence during a confrontation in a gated community in Sanford, Florida.
Zimmerman spotted Martin as he was patrolling his neighbourhood on a rainy evening last month and called the police emergency dispatcher to report a suspicious person. Against the advice of the emergency dispatcher, Zimmerman then followed Martin, who was walking home from a convenience store with a bag of Skittles sweets in his pocket.
The justice department said in a statement late on Monday that the FBI and the US attorney’s office will join in the agency’s investigation.
“The department will conduct a thorough and independent review of all the evidence and take appropriate action at the conclusion of the investigation,” the agency said. Continue Reading….
I hope the authorities do what they should have done last month and arrest and charge the trigger happy scum bag.
Rest In Peace Trayvon Martin.