Statement by Reverend Al Sharpton and National Action Network Regarding the Shooting of Trayvon Martin

STATEMENT BY REVEREND AL SHARPTON AND NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK REGARDING THE SHOOTING OF TRAYVON MARTIN– AN UNARMED AFRICAN-AMERICAN TEENAGER KILLED BY A NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH CAPTAIN IN FLORIDA

March 12, 2012 (New York, NY) “National Action Network and I have called for a complete and thorough investigation into the killing of 17-year-old Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. The fact that a young unarmed man could be killed by a neighborhood watch captain while his family was blatantly misled by local police as to the background of the shooter is disturbing. Further, the fact that we are told that racial language was used when the young man reported his suspicions to police, and when he was told not to pursue the shooter, that he allegedly defied them by doing so, is a compelling reason for NAN and I to become involved. Attorney Benjamin Crump, whom we have worked with in Florida in the past, reached out to me and NAN and appeared on my nationally syndicated radio show “Keepin it Real” today to request an intervention from my civil rights organization. I intend to go to Orlando and meet with Attorney Crump and demand the release of 911 tapes.”

Reverend Al Sharpton, President of Nation al Action Network


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Trayvon Martin’s Family Calls For Arrest Of Man Who Police Say Confessed To Shooting via Huffington Post

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