12:00am

Thu March 22, 2012
Trayvon Martin

Today on Your Call: How are you responding to the killing of Trayvon Martin?

On today's Your Call we’ll talk about neighborhood watch and "Stand Your Ground" laws. There are 21 around the country, including Florida, where, on February 26, Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, was shot to death by 28-year-old George Zimmerman. After an outcry over the failure to arrest Zimmerman, Justice Department officials stepped in. How do so-called “Shoot First” laws work? What would justice in this case look like? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you. 

Guests:

Joshua Bloom, coordinator of Ella Baker Center Heal the Streets Youth fellowship

Susan Jacobson, reporter with the Orlando Sentinel 

Colin Goddard, survived being shot at the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007, and now works as advocate with Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

 

Resources: 

Joshua Bloom blog at Ella Baker Center

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Oakland Neighborhood Watch 

Sanford Florida Neighborhood Watch Program

Mother Jones: The Trayvon Martin Killing, Explained

Democracy Now: Walking While Black: Florida Police Resist Calls to Arrest Shooter of Unarmed Teen, Trayvon Martin

Media Matters: ALEC Has Pushed The NRA's "Stand Your Ground" Law Across The Nation

NY Daily News: Trayvon Martin case: Sponsors of Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ law say George Zimmerman should be arrested

Orlando Sentinel: Trayvon Martin case: Sanford commission votes 'no confidence' in police chief

Orlando Sentinel: Hundreds question circumstances of Trayvon Martin's fatal shooting

NY Times: A Florida Law Gets Scrutiny After a Teenager’s Killing

Occupy Oakland: 1 Million HOODIES March

Good Magazine: Trayvon Martin Could Have Been One of My Kids

 

 

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