Courts & Crime

August 12, 2014

Tracy Martin, Trayvon's father, urges calm after Ferguson shooting

Tracy Martin knows the pain a Ferguson, Mo., family and their community are feeling over the fatal shooting over the weekend of an 18-year-old unarmed black man. Martin's son, Trayvon Martin, 17, was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch security guard, George Zimmerman, on Feb. 26, 2012, in Sanford, Fla., a suburb of Orlando. The shooting sparked a national debate, and the case is strangely similar to the shooting of Michael Brown.

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