On this afternoon’s episode of “Anderson,” the parents of the tragically slain Trayvon Martin, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, will speak out on the controversy surrounding the death of their 17-year-old son. Both Sybrina and Tracy would like to see George Zimmerman charged and want to see justice.
In the clip below, Trayvon’s father said,
We don’t want to have another family go through this. We are very appreciative that the community across the nation is standing behind us and asking the same questions that we are asking. Why isn’t George Zimmerman arrested? We want an arrest, we want him to have a fair trial. We are not asking for an eye for an eye, but we want justice for our son. The only thing that will ease the pain is seeing him being punished for the crime that he committed.”
Martin also feels that race does play an issue in the this case.
I honestly believe had Trayvon been a white kid, he would have been arrested. Zimmerman would have been arrested. I just feel as though the Sanford police department is doing us an injustice. They actually are trying to sweep our son’s death under the rug. Trayvon was a person, he wasn’t just a statistic. He was loved by his family. He was loved by his friends. I just refuse to stop pursuing the arrest of Mr. Zimmerman until he is arrested.”
The shooting was less than a month ago and though Trayvon’s mom feels the police ‘sided’ with Zimmerman in the beginning, she holds onto hope that justice will prevail.
It’s a nightmare. It’s hard to sleep. Everything reminds me of him and the only thing that’s fueling us to keep pressing on for justice is the fact that we know that justice will be served… I believe that.”
In the 911 call, you can hear cries for help in the background and Sybrina says she knows that was her son.
I believe that’s Trayvon Martin, that’s my baby’s voice,” she insists. “Every mother knows their child and that’s his voice… He was afraid for his life. He saw his death coming. He saw his death coming. The screams got more frantic. At that second that we heard the shot the screams just completely stopped. He saw his death, he was pleading for his life.”
Anderson Cooper also interviews a witness, Mary, and she said what she saw after she heard the gunshots.
In my opinion it did not look like [Zimmerman] was trying to help in anyway,” she concludes. “The gun shot was to the chest and [Trayvon] was face down. He had his hands on Trayvon’s back.”
This case has gotten a lot of recognition and support from all over the country. Just last night in Union Square in NYC, hundreds came out to hold a ‘Million Hoodie March.’ Martin, a high school junior, was unarmed and wearing a hoodie when he was fatally shot.
Justice must be given to this family… they lost their son in a crime that should have NEVER happened.
The full interview airs this afternoon. Please check your local listings.