Trayvon Martin's parents to attend D.C. event honoring teen
Trayvon Martin’s parents will spend another day in the District to attend an event honoring their slain son as a community game changer.
Martin’s parents are expected to accept the posthumous recognition at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Art & Soul Restaurant, located 415 New Jersey Avenue, NW in Washington, D.C. 20001. The event will showcase people of color affecting change in their community.
This comes after another emotional day for the couple as they appeared on Capitol Hill Tuesday for a forum on racial profiling and hate crime.
New details and accounts of what happened a month ago in that Florida community where 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was killed continue to emerge.
According to reports, George Zimmerman says Martin pinned him to the ground and began slamming his head into the sidewalk.
A police report describes Zimmerman’s back as wet and covered with grass, as though he had been lying on the ground.
Also, new questions about a Twitter page with Trayvon’s name referencing drug use – the family says it’s just another attempt at character assassination.
“There are so many things now where they are trying to blame the victim ... This was a young kid who was trying his best,” Martin’s family attorney said.
There’s also new questions about Martin’s previous suspension from school for allegedly spreading obscene graffiti and a report he was once investigated for having woman’s jewelry in his backpack. When the family lawyer was asked about all of this, he declined to comment.
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