Orange County Young Dems say Arrest George Zimmerman Now
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said that in the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. Friends, it is time for us to speak up and speak out regarding a recent tragedy in our own backyard.
Trayvon Martin was a 17-year-old teenager who was shot and killed by George Zimmerman on the evening of February 26th.
Orange County Young Democrats on the Trayvon Martin case:
“It is with great sadness that we watch Mr. Martin’s family struggle over the recent loss of their son. Trayvon has become yet another innocent victim of gun violence that so disproportionately affects the African-American community.”
“We stand in solidarity with local community leaders who are calling for the arrest of George Zimmerman, the man who took the life of Trayvon. As this investigation moves forward, we believe that Mr. Zimmerman should spend this time behind bars, instead of basking in the light of freedom. Trayvon’s family deserves more and so does our community.”
“This atrocity occurred over two weeks ago and Trayvon’s family still sits back and waits for answers. Our community will not stand for such discord for much longer.”
“As a collective, we are tired of such callused treatment regarding issues that impact our community. In 2007, African-Americans made up over 55 percent of all firearm homicides. At some point, this has to stop. Like the rest of the community, we are watching, and if no action is taken to resolve this matter, you will continue to hear from our organization and other concerned citizens.”