WASHINGTON — TrayvonMartin’s parents went before a congressional panel and thanked those who turned their 17-year-old son’s death into a rallying cry against racial profiling.
Martin’s parents spoke briefly Tuesday at a Capitol Hill forum that began with a moment of silence for their son, who was shot and killed Feb. 26 in a gated Florida community.
Some members of Congress have called for a hate crimes investigation. The Justice Department has told Martin’s parents that getting hate crime charges will be a challenge.
The admitted shooter, George Zimmerman, has said he acted in self-defense. He has not been arrested or charged.
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