Outside of a few comments via Twitter, the world has not heard much from the parents of Trayvon Martin since the ‘Not Guilty’ verdict was handed down in the Zimmerman murder trial of the their unarmed son. Trayvon’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, recently sat down for an in depth interview on CNN and discussed the verdict, the trial, racial profiling and how they keep plan to keep Trayvon’s Legacy alive with The Trayvon Martin Foundation.
“We want to make sure any teenager who is walking down the street wont’ be killed, that they will make it home safe,” says Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton.
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During the CNN interview with Anderson Cooper, Tracy Martin, Trayvon’s father, said that the family had faith in the justice system.
“The state did all they could with what they had” given the poor quality of the investigation, he said.”Does the system work? It didn’t work for us. We remain prayerful that through this and (through)justice, we can close that gap and hopefully the system can start working for everyone equally.”
According to CNN.COM, when the parents were asked about the comments that Jury B37 had made regarding during a recent interview about Trayvon:
“I think that’s a joke,” Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, said of Juror B37’s statement that she did not believe race was a factor in the shooting. Fulton told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Thursday that the juror heard the 911 call in which George Zimmerman clearly identified her son as a black teenager.
Tracy Martin, father of Trayvon Martin, told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Thursday that he believes Juror B37 had her mind made up before George Zimmerman’s trial began.
According to CNN.COM
Trayvon’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, spoke earlier on NBC’s ‘Today’ regarding the Not Guilty verdict and said:
the case is “sending a terrible message to other little black and brown boys — that you can’t walk fast, you can’t walk slow. So what do they do? I mean, how do you get home without people knowing or either assuming that you’re doing something wrong? Trayvon wasn’t doing anything wrong.”