Obama and NBA Team Part of Nationwide Support for Slain Teen Trayvon Martin
Volunteer community watchman George Zimmerman fatally shot an unarmed teen, Trayvon Martin as the boy was walking back home from a convenience store. Since that incident, no arrests have been made, spurring a nationwide protest.
High-profile support has been seen from the ranks of Obama and even NBA players.
Dwyane Wade recently posted a photo of himself (above) in a hoodie age, telling reporters that this was “a picture taken before” but can be used now to “get the people to understand what we’re in support of.”
LeBron James followed that up by tweeting a picture of the Miami Heat team in similar fashion, hoods up and eyes down. James tweeted “#WeAreTrayvonMartin, #Hoodies, #Stereotyped #WeWantJustice.”
Politicians and lawmakers also speak up, from Florida Rep. Wilson’s emotional speech to Obama’s carefully worded statement. And despite trying to sound unbiased, the President’s sentiments are apparent. “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon,” the President said on a personal level.