THE BLOG
07/24/2013 05:26 pm ET Updated Sep 23, 2013

We Miss You, Trayvon Martin

Who would ever think that a 17-year-old African American male named Trayvon Martin would generate so much media attention and galvanize the support
of thousands of people worldwide? I'm talking about people protesting everywhere across the United
States and throughout the world. The death of this young man has inspired a mass movement against the justice system. No matter what some people think, Trayvon was an unarmed young African American male fatally wounded for no reason at all by George Zimmerman; after he was told to abort mission and stop following this young man. There was no history of violence in the background of young Trayvon. How could any young man on his way home with some Skittles and soda find himself being followed by an overzealous, gun-toting
stranger with a chip on his shoulder? Was there ever any evidence that Trayvon was in the process of committing a crime in the area? If not, why did the
prosecutors not present this argument? I guess this young man was in the process of committing a crime with some Skittles and soda? What is the world
coming to where a young African American male cannot get any justice in a situation where he was wrongfully shot and killed? This is evident throughout the
entire chase to kill Trayvon.

Keep in mind, Florida is the same state that stole the presidential election from Democratic front runner Al Gore -- and did
you think anything would change? Why did all of the community leaders not rally at the courthouse during the trial? A lot of things are not fair with the
justice system and we all have to pause for a minute and work on making the necessary changes to the "Stand Your Ground Law' in the State of Florida and other states across the country.
The Trayvon Martin case will go down in history as one of the most botched cases in the United States based on the decisions of the prosecutors not to
present the correct evidence. In other words, there is no reason why the jury did not come back with a guilty verdict. Unfortunately, Trayvon will be
missed by thousands of mourners and supporters worldwide; that is until the next tragedy occurs.

The unnecessary death of this young man could actually serve as a catalyst to help stop the black on black violence across the United States. When the
media frenzy is over and all of the people stop marching across the United States the parents of Trayvon Martin will always be haunted by the untimely
death of their son. President Obama even stated
that Trayvon Martin could have been his son and as a matter of fact this young man could have been the son of many African American families. That's why we
should never give up on taking this case to the highest level in order to get due justice for the Martin family. Hopefully this young man's death will not
be in vain. R.I.P. Trayvon Martin.