KEEP HOPE ALIVE with REV. JESSE JACKSON
Guest Co-Host: Santita Jackson
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Let’s talk about Trayvon Martin...The 17-year-old child who was
shot and killed February 26th by 28-year-old George Zimmerman---a neighborhood
According to the Sanford police report, Zimmerman was found armed with
a handgun, standing over Trayvon. He had a bloody nose and a
wound in the back of his head.
He had no weapons on him, only a pack of Skittles and a bottle of iced tea.
Zimmerman told police he killed Trayvon---shot him in the back of his head--- in
self defense. Taking him at his word, police did not arrest him, nor administer a
drug or alcohol test. They also did not run a background check---on a man, who
it turns out, has been charged twice with criminal misconduct or violence...
Stunningly, Zimmerman still has not been arrested...
Americans are marching, students are staging walk-outs from school...
And now President Obama, and Republican candidates Romney, Santorum,
and Gingrich are calling for investigations and justice...
Where do we go from here?
We will have as our special guest, Martin Family lawyer, Atty.
Also joining us will be:
NOW President, Terry O’Neill;
Atty. Marc Fancher of the Michigan ACLU;
Civil Rights Attorney and Rainbow/PUSH Atlanta Director,
Former SC ACLU President, author and activist, Kevin Gray;
Emmy Award winning producer, documentarian and best-
selling author, Danny Schechter.