Courtesy of NewsOne
Like any other Black man who doesn’t walk around with a gun on his waist, I found myself confused and disturbed by the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin (pictured left), who was shot by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, 26, last week after an altercation.
As the son of a police officer, I understand the need to use deadly force, even if the defendant happens to be Black. But in this case, I don’t see a police officer, I see a security guard. The use of deadly force by a neighborhood watchman is enough to create suspicion in the mind of anyone with a working brain.