In Advance of Rallies, Miami Heat Tweets Team Hoodies Photos in Support of Trayvon Martin

 The Miami Heat has emerged in support of Trayvon Martin, after LeBron James tweeted a photograph of the Florida basketball team wearing hoodies and looking down, underscoring the point President Obama made on Friday that any black man could have seen the same fate as Martin. Meanwhile, this week Martin's parents return to Sanford, Florida, for a rally for justice for the unarmed 17-year-old teen expected to draw 10,000:

Police in Sanford said that up to 10,000 people could take part in the demonstration, which comes exactly a month after the 17-year-old was shot dead by self-appointed neighbourhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman.

The rally is one of a series of events taking place across the US on Monday to protest against the handling of the case and the perceived failure to hold the 28-year-old to account over Martin's death.

Tonight, Martin's parents will meet with Sanford town hall leaders to discuss the town and police handling of his murder. Police chief Bill Lee and state attorney Norman Wolfinger have both stepped down for the duration of the inquiry into the case. On Friday, President Obama notoriously stated, "If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon Martin." Read more here.


AlterNet / By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

Posted at March 26, 2012, 7:55am

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