[photogallerylink id=110886 align=left]The Trayvon Martin case has led countless people to stand up, demanding justice for his murder. Today, for the first time since the incident, President Barack Obama comments on the “tragedy,” insisting that everything needed to be done in order to solve this case and serve justice will be done. This incident has also led Mr. President to comment that our country has, “some soul searching” to do.
Although it was clear that Obama was emotionally affected by Trayvon’s murder, he was very careful about his comments on the situation. This was because he was being cautious of “impairing” the ongoing investigation.
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According to the Huffington Post:
“George Zimmerman, the man who shot Martin in late February, has avoided arrest by evoking the Stand Your Ground law in Florida, which allows individuals broad latitude to claim self defense in wielding a firearm. Florida is one of 21 states with such laws, which have since come under intense scrutiny even by previous supports. Prior to that law being passed in Florida there were 13 “justified” killings in the state each year. Since then, there have been 36.”