Trayvon Martin Attorney Speaks at Tallahassee Church

By: Mike Springer Email
By: Mike Springer Email

The attorney for Trayvon Martin's family spoke out Sunday (3-25-12) at a Tallahassee church.

"This young man could have been anyone's son. White. Black. Protestant. Jewish. It doesn't matter. This is why you see the White Community, the Black Community, Republicans, Democrats all saying this is wrong, let's get to the bottom of this," says Rev. R.B. Holmes Bethel Missionary Baptist Church

It's a story that's not only gained attention nationally, but across the globe. Before a packed house, Benjamin Crump, the attorney for Trayvon Martin's family, spoke in front of the congregation at the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. .

"His mother cries daily that this nightmare will be over and her son will come back to her," says Crump.

The 17-year-old Martin was shot and killed last month by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman. .Zimmerman says he did so in self-defense. But police say Martin was unarmed. To date, no arrests have been made.

"This is day 30. How long will it take before George Zimmerman is arrested for killing Trayvon Martin, unarmed with a bag of skittles," says Crump.

A rally is set for Monday (3-25-12) in Sanford. Crump expects nearly 40,000 people to show up in support of Martin.


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  • by AD Location: Valdosta on Mar 27, 2012 at 07:59 AM
    William-- it seems you have a "syndrome" of your own.... I'm not at liberty to say which one of course :-/
  • by Surly on Mar 27, 2012 at 07:55 AM
    Unfortunately for Crump, the Martin case is no longer about "stand your ground" law -- Zimmerman's story has no SYG element -- this means that bigwigs like Schumer and Pelosi will lose interest instantly. The buzz will be near zero in a week.
  • by Surprise Location: leon county on Mar 27, 2012 at 03:01 AM
    Small Town race baiter for profit $$$$ hits the big time? Not impressed.
  • by none ya Location: still none ya on Mar 26, 2012 at 08:56 PM
    there are 2 sides to every story and only 2 people really know what happened. regardless of what the evidence shows or what he or she says. unfortunately only one side can be told. truthfully or not
  • by William Location: SanDiego on Mar 26, 2012 at 08:32 PM
    It's same old 'Jim Crow Supremacists' agenda,to continued their 'hokey conspiracy theroy' to circumvent the truth 'by any mean necessary', in other words the 'red-neck syndrome'.
  • by does not matter Location: still does not matter on Mar 26, 2012 at 08:03 PM
    how long will this unity thing last? Why does it take a death of a young black male by some other nationality for us to come together? How about all the killing we do of one another? why is that not important? let's keep both families in prayer.
  • by Sandra on Mar 26, 2012 at 07:31 PM
    The bottom line is we have NOT heard or read all the evidence. All these protests and yelling should not be happening because of THAT fact. The reaction without knowing ALL that happened is racist in itself. There are so many stories out there just building and building. And we certainly have lost the truth somewhere along the line.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 26, 2012 at 06:48 PM
    You don't have to see them shed a tear. Some people grieve privately. You are not qualified to judge them
  • by Confused Location: Tallahassee on Mar 26, 2012 at 06:32 PM
    This incident is very unfortunate. However, when something happens in the black community, why does it always have to be RACISM? When Rachel Hoffman was shot and killed by two BLACK men why was that not RACISM? When a young mother, Ashley Jacobs was killed a few weeks ago by a BLACK man why is that not RACISM? I could go on and on, but let's call a spade a spade. Is it only racism when the victim is black?
  • by HMA on Mar 26, 2012 at 02:47 PM
    Seems like Mr. Martin may not have been the little angel the mainstream media has portrayed him to be. If Mr. Zimmerman's version turns out to be true; he had every right to use deadly force to defend himself. He should sue Mr. Martin's father for the injuries he sustained. There may be grounds for a slander suit against some of the "protestors".
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