An attorney for Trayvon Martin’s family appeared on CNN Monday wearing a gray hoodie in solidarity with the slain teenager to discuss the acquittal of George Zimmerman.
Jasmine Rand said she and Trayvon’s supporters feel they have “a greater obligation to society to continue to try to fight for change and fight for the injustices that face young children in this country, in particular, young African-American males.”
“We will continue to stand until we do believe that our society is in a more equal state,” she continued. “Thurgood Marshall called upon all attorneys not to be a parasite upon society, but to be a social engineer. So today, I’m wearing my hoodie as a symbol to all those who have supported us … and we have faith that next time we’ll get a conviction.”
“George Zimmerman will forever have Trayvon Martin’s blood on his hands,” Ms. Rand concluded. “You can no long walk through our nation today and place bullets into the heart of an unarmed children because of the color of his skin.”