“I just ask people to consider if Trayvon Martin was of age and armed, could he have stood his ground on that sidewalk? And do we actually think that he would have been justified in shooting Mr. Zimmerman, who had followed him in a car, because he felt threatened?” – President Barack Obama
A powerful response from our President. Many have been questioning what will he do, how will he respond to the verdict? Obama addressed the issues in profiling of young Black men, and offered a few possible solutions that could be put in place so that young black men could have more faith in the justice system.
Obama also made it crystal clear to all press that he’s not pleased with how the trial for George Zimmerman (the man who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last year) came to decision. Watch the key points below from the speech:
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