Trayvon Martin‘s murder has shocked the entire nation. A defenseless 17-year old boy was brutally murdered by George Zimmerman, on grounds of self-defense.
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The population just isn’t buying the argument for self-defense. They have been demanding that an arrest of George is made, and Florida authorities have been reluctant to do so.
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The Obama administration has even moved forward and opened up an investigation via the United States Justice Department. President Obama expressed his own sentiments saying:
“When I think about this boy, I think about my own kids. I think every parent in America should be able to understand why it is absolutely imperative to investigate every aspect of this and that everybody pulls together – federal, state and local – to figure out exactly how this tragedy happened.”
President Obama isn’t the only celebrity that has been outspoken, NY Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire has been vocal as well telling reporters:
“That’s not too far from where I grew up, maybe a half hour away. It’s a tough situation. You want to have positive community leaders. We need community watch-leaders. But we need to set better examples, especially if you’re a community watch-leader. You have to set a better example than what he did.”
To see a list of other celebrities who have expressed outrage over the Trayvon Martin tragedy, check out the accompanying gallery.
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