MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The mother of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin and the Reverend Jessie Jackson continue their push for change in U.S. justice system. Appearing Monday at the National Bar Association’s annual conference at […]
Trayvon Martin’s parents are scheduled to hold a news conference in Miami Beach.
A weeks and a half after a jury found his son’s shooter not guilty of second degree murder or manslaughter, Tracy Martin thanked the crowd assembled at the National Action Network’s Southeast Regional Civil Rights Revival and Conference for its continued support.
Governor Rick Scott declared Sunday as “Day of Prayer for Unity” in the death of Trayvon Martin. The proclamation said, in part, “the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin is a tragedy; and the Martin family, the family of George Zimmerman, and all those affected by Trayvon’s death remain in our thoughts and prayers.”
In prayer and song, hundreds demonstrated in front of the Federal Courthouse in Miami Saturday as part of the 100 city “Justice For Trayvon” rallies.
Rallies took place from coast to coast, Saturday, as people pressed for civil rights charges against George Zimmerman and for changes in the country’s self-defense laws.
The national “Justice for Trayvon” day in 100 cities, led by Rev. Al Sharpton, will take place this weekend to press for federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, the man acquitted of charges in the fatal shooting of Miami Gardens teen Martin.
For the first time since a central Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty of the murder of their son, Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, and father, Tracy Martin, talked to CBS This Morning about the “shock” of the verdict after it was read.
Trayvon Martin’s parents will honor their son following the Zimmerman verdict, Saturday, at two separate vigils.
Trayvon Martin’s parents will appear on CBS This Morning on Thursday morning to talk for the first time since the George Zimmerman verdict.