In the tragic case of Trayvon Martin, it seems like everyone collective sense of "Hell to the naw" is in sync, rightfully keeping this story front and center instead under the rug where it could have easily been swept. Today thousands of protesters are expected to rally for the late 17-year-old, who was killed by 28-year-old George Zimmerman (who STILL hasn't been arrested) while walking back to his father's home on February 26.
"Martin's parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, believe the shooter, 28-year-old George Zimmerman, should have been arrested. They claim Zimmerman was profiling their son and acted like a vigilante.
Zimmerman has claimed self-defense, and Sanford Police Department officials say there is no evidence that contradicts Zimmerman's claim. Some neighbors in the gated community where Martin was shot have praised Zimmerman for taking a stand against crime in the neighborhood.
The lack of an arrest has outraged residents who claim the Sanford Police Department has a history of ignoring the black community's concerns. City commissioners gave the police chief a vote of no confidence on Wednesday. The commission can't fire the chief because he reports to the city manager. The city manager said he will take the 3-2 vote under consideration."
The rally, scheduled to start at 7 p.m., was originally supposed to be held at the 400-seat church before being moved to Fort Mellon Park to accommodate the larger crowd. Rev. Al Sharpton, who recently lost his mother, will attend the rally, tweeting ""My mom would have wanted me to."
Read the full story, as well as get live updates on the rally, over at The Grio.