Monday, 7 May 2012


In February 2012 Trayvon Martin was shoot, and killed. Trayvon was an 17-year-old African American male. Trayvon was walking home to his girlfriends father, when the George Zimmerman, noticed him.  Zimmerman is an hispanic male who was the community watch coordinator, and he thought Trayvon looked suspicious because he was wearing a hoodie. We can't know for sure what happened, but it ended up with a confrontation where Zimmerman shot Trayvon in the chest, and killed him. 

Zimmerman says that it was self-defence, and that Trayvon had attacked him. When the police came to the scene, Zimmerman was found with a bloody nose and a wound on the back of his head. But it seems very unlikely that a young man would attack a man twice his size. So we don't know what really happened because it's one mans world against a dead perso

In this video, you can hear Zimmerman's call to the police before he had shot Trayvon Martin. He is saying that Trayvon is acting very suspicious, and that he has probably taken drugs. The police tells him to not do anything, but  Zimmerman follows Trayvon anyways. So he can't say that it was in self-defence, because he was actually following Trayvon. If he was really scared he could just have run the other way. And I can't believe that Zimmerman was threatened by Trayvon because he did not even have a gun. Like, what was he going to do? Hit him to death with his icetea?    

1 comment:

  1. Good questions in the end. Not very likely that this 17 year old skinny boy would attempt to attack a huge grown up man. The system of private people looking after their neighbourhood with a gun is a scary thought. Glad we don't have this in Norway.