President Obama speaks to the nation about Trayvon Martin’s death.
TEXT: Family of Trayvon Martin Issues Statement Responding to President Obama’s Remarks on Shooting Death of Fla. Teen
“It is humbling that President Obama took time from his busy schedule to talk about Trayvon and offer the support of the Department of Justice and other federal organizations.
The President’s personal comments touched us deeply and made us wonder: If his son looked liked Trayvon and wore a hoodie, would he be suspicious too?
We’d like to thank the President and the millions of people from around the world who have shown their support for Trayvon by participating in hoodie marches, rallies or through social media. We are all working together to not only get justice for Trayvon, but also to ensure that this kind of senseless tragedy doesn’t happen to another child.”