Churches Amplify Call For Justice For Trayvon
EATONVILLE, Fla. (AP) _ African-American community churches
around the nation are amplifying the cries for justice in the
shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
Martin was shot while wearing a hooded sweatshirt as he walked
home on a rainy night in a gated community. The neighborhood watch
volunteer who shot him, 28-year-old George Zimmerman, is the son of
a white father and Hispanic mother, and the demands to charge him
in Martin’s slaying have increased.
In religious centers from Florida to Atlanta, New York and
Chicago, many preachers and their congregations wore hooded
sweatshirts in Martin’s memory. But while the call continued to be
for the arrest of shooter George Zimmerman, there were also a large
call to use the incident to spark a larger movement.