The parents of Trayvon Martin are appealing to the American public to sign a petition calling for the arrest and prosecution of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who shot and killed the 17-year-old student.
In a statement, the parents said, “When Zimmerman reported Trayvon to the police, they told him not to confront him. But he did anyway. All we know about what happened next is that our 17-year-old son, who was completely unarmed, was shot and killed.”
The case has sparked national attention and rallies in different cities, including New York City and in Sanford, FL, the suburb of Orlando where Trayvon was killed.
The text of the petition is as follows:
Prosecute the killer of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin
I'm writing you today to call for justice for Trayvon Martin and his family.
Trayvon Martin was only 17 years old when he was gunned down by the Neighborhood Watch captain George Zimmerman. All Trayvon did was go to the store to get his brother some Skittles.
According to police, George Zimmerman admitted to the shooting and killing of Trayvon Martin. Why has he not been charged and his case been handed over to prosecutors?
Trayvon Martin was unarmed when he was shot by Zimmerman. All he had in his hands was some candy when he was followed and approached by Zimmerman - who ignored instructions from police not to confront the young man.
Please uphold justice.
Go to Change.org to sign the petition.
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