[photogallerylink id=113314 align=left]Just when you thought Trayvon’s death brought people together, to stand up against injustice…this happens…An online retailer has been selling shooting targets designed like Trayvon Martin. Radar Online reports from Orlando’s WKMG that the target appears as a faceless person in a hoodie, holding skittles, with the crosshairs plastered across the chest area.
The ad for the targets have been posted on popular firearms sites, and the seller states, “support Zimmerman and believe he is innocent and that he shot a thug.”
George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed 17 year old Trayvon Martin, has been charged with second degree murder in the shooting and pleaded not guilty. He is now out on $150,000 bond.
The seller told WKMG reporter Mike DeForest, via email, “My main motivation was to make money off the controversy.” He additionally mentioned that the response to his ad had been “overwhelming. I sold out in 2 days.”
George Zimmerman has nothing to do with the sale of the targets. Zimmerman’s attorney Mark O’Mara told WKMG, “This is the highest level of disgust and the lowest level of civility.”
Furthermore, Natalie Jackson, the Martin family attorney remarked, “It’s a sad certain segment of our society that would think you could make a profit off the killing of a teenage boy.”
We could just say, “the things people will do for money…” BUT this is a different level of cruelty and disgust, almost sadistic! How sad for the Martin family to see such a level of hate, for Mother’s Day, after seeing so much support.
Much love out to the Martin family.