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The Death of Trayvon Martin: Also a Latino Issue / by Maria Hinojosa | March 29, 2012

The Death of Trayvon Martin: Also a Latino Issue

Trayvon Martin was shot by 28-year-old George Zimmerman, son of a white father and a Latina mother. The shooting is being investigated by a local grand jury and by federal authorities. This is the story of two Americans: the 17-year-old whose life was cut short and the man who says he shot in self-defense. Maria Hinojosa speaks to Kai Wright, editorial director of Colorlines.Com, about how Trayvon’s death raises questions on youth, safety and racial and ethnic identity.

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Rasheed says:

If it was a cop that got murdered, then cops would do evheytring they can by the book, to get their killer. However, we also know that the cops also break the law to catch the killer although they have been known to not get the killer and instead send an innocent person to prison.It is amazing that America is awash in guns; however, it doesn’t make the streets safe for ordinay people from street criminals, organized crime, corporate crime, white collar crime, computer crime, and corrupt, incompetent, dishonest police.We seems to have enough evidence to convict Rick Scott of Medicare fraud; however, he was allowed to walk and now is the Governor of Florida.

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