The Controversy of Trayvon Martin
Last week, a young, 17-year old black male named Trayvon Martin was shot by a man who was trying to act as a neighborhood watchman. The only problem with this shooting is that it appears that Trayvon was completely innocent and was only walking back from a convenience store, after buying some candy. This case has recently created quite a stir because officials were at first reluctant to arrest the man who shot Trayvon, who is named George Zimmerman, because Zimmermen said he was acting out of self-defense because he believed Trayvon was acting suspiciously. This has become national news because many feel that Trayvon was the victim of a hate-crime, because he was murdered just because the color of his skin led to suspicion. Others support Zimmermen, saying he was only doing what he felt is right. Whatever the case, this murder is sure to keep stirring up drama.