This Is Our Fight: Rev. Al Sharpton Speaks at Community Forum for Trayvon Martin

October 5, 2015

During a community forum held today (March 26) at Macedonia Baptist Church in Eatonville, FL, Rev. Al Sharpton explained the ongoing fight for justice for the unlawful death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. “This is our fight…. This is not a fight for the parents, or 'The brother.' This is our fight, because if they get away with a self-appointed watchman, and he can kill for what he thought based on suspicion, then you and I could be killed.”

Speaking after the community forum held today, the parents of Trayvon Martin were emotional in the wake of a news report published in the Orlando Sentinel that said George Zimmerman had been attacked by the 17-year-old, and an Associated Press report that Trayvon had been suspended from school because of an empty plastic baggie found in his book bag which tested positive for traces of marijuana.

“Even in death, they are still disrespecting my son,” said Tracy Martin, “and I feel that is a shame.”

“They've killed my son, and now they're trying to kill his reputation,” said Trayvon's mother, Sybrina Fulton.

As of today, George Zimmerman, the man responsible for the shooting has not been charged under the state's stand your ground statute.