- Posted March 27, 2012 by
Reche Cabyon, California
This iReport is part of an assignment:
One year since Trayvon Martin's death
We March To End All 'Stand Your Ground' Laws
- zdan, CNN iReport producer
For us, this case is also about the law that allowed this tragic incident to happen.
The “Stand Your Ground” laws in Florida and other states should all be repealed. In our opinion, they are nothing but a license to kill.
In most states without the law, Mr Zimmerman would have been charged with involuntary manslaughter at the very least.
Trayvon Martin, 17, was strolling home from a convenience store, armed with an iced tea and a bag of Skittles, when Zimmerman — a neighborhood watch volunteer and wannabe police officer — spotted him and decided he looked suspicious.
Despite being told not to by police dispatchers, Zimmerman still followed Martin. Both sides will have their story, but it was a black unarmed teen wearing a hoodie who ended up dead.
So this is why we march for Travon. We will march until the laws that protect vigilantes are taken down!