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What's The Right Thing for Trayvon Martin's Parents to Do?

March 22, 2012 by Mom Jeanine
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I hope you’ve been following this case. Back in February, a 17-year-old kid named Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Florida. He was walking in the gated community where his father lived when a man named George Zimmerman shot and killed him.

Trayvon was unarmed. He was talking on the phone with his girlfriend when the confrontation with Zimmerman began. He was gone moments later.

As a parent, stories like this terrify me. Regardless of your race, it’s frightening to think that your child could be taken away from you in an instant. Details are still emerging and the case is still being investigated, but imagine receiving a phone call like Trayvon’s mother did the night he was killed. Is there anything scarier?

If you’ve been watching the news, you probably know many suspect there was foul play with this case. Did Zimmerman truly act in self-defense? Did the police treat the crime scene properly? Is there some kind of cover-up here? Only time will tell, but in all of this I can only think of Trayvon’s parents. As if it’s not bad enough to have to bury your child, you now have to wonder about wrongdoing? On the part of the police?

I know it’s impossible to say what you would do if you were in such a tragic situation, but is there a right or wrong thing for Trayvon Martin’s parents to do? Do you just focus on grieving and burying your child? Do you fight for justice? All of the above?  Share you thoughts on this sad story in the comments below.

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