Hopefully, all that are viewing this post were adamant supporters of the urgency to get George Zimmerman behind bars and signed the petition. Because if you were, you received this message from Trayvon’s parents, Tracey and Sybrina. If you didn’t sign the petition, please feel free to read the letter that was sent to the Justice for Trayvon supporters.
We are still devastated by the loss of our son Trayvon Martin, and nothing can bring him back. But today, we are heartened to tell you that justice may finally be served for Trayvon.
This evening, Florida State Attorney Angela Corey announced that she will charge George Zimmerman with 2nd degree murder, weeks after he confessed to killing Trayvon – and now he’s in custody.
For weeks after Trayvon was killed, authorities refused to arrest Zimmerman. We couldn’t believe that in 2012, public officials would turn a blind eye to our son’s killing. We couldn’t let that happen.
More than 2 million people joined our call for Zimmerman’s arrest. We are so much closer to justice with the decision to bring charges against our son’s killer. We feel less alone knowing that so many people stood with our family during this impossible time.
When Trayvon was just nine, he ran into a burning house to save his father’s life. He may be gone, but he is still our hero. We are so thankful to all of you who fought to honor his memory.
Thank you for standing with us, and with Trayvon.
– Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton
It was truly amazing to see so many of us come together and work so hard to push for a honest resolution to this whole thing. Amazing and uplifting!!!