Inspired by the Trayvon Martin case, this painting symbolizes the travesty of racially profiling innocent children and how present day prejudices affect policy.

You can view more of Michael Antuono’s art here. 

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  2. johnnie stallings says:

    what happens now?

    • Ametia says:

      Hi johnnie; it’s wait and see

      • johnnie stallings says:

        last night was long because I was trying to tell God how to work this out well you guess it He didn’t listen,and he hasn’t told me how he is going to work it out,so you are right we will wait and see. However Z will go down in history as the man who killed a 17 yr old carrying skittle and an Ice tea. The sad part is he has two little boys who will have to live with this stink the rest of their lives. I am praying that people will stop and think of all of the people who get hurt when they kill someone.God bless you my daughter!

  3. rikyrah says:

    wow. this pic is powerful

  4. Encouraging news!!! That photo is telling…

  5. Ametia says:


    Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee to officially resign

    CBS/AP) Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee will officially resign today, CBS News has learned.

    Lee had temporarily left the department last month in the wake of criticism over handling of the investigation in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

    Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett has called a special meeting with city commissioners at 4 p.m., where they will vote on resignation of Chief Lee.

    Lee announced on March 22 that he was temporarily stepping down from his position, after the city commissioners affirmed a “no confidence” vote, following weeks of protests over the Martin shooting.

    Lee and the city prosecutor had been bitterly criticized for not making an arrest in the February 26 shooting death of the 17-year-old Martin, after a neighborhood watch volunteer confessed to the killing, in self-defense.

    Lee had said evidence in the case supported George Zimmerman’s self-defense claim.

    Shortly after Lee announced his departure, Gov. Rick Scott announced that the local state attorney, Norman Wolfinger, had recused himself from the case. Scott appointed Angela Corey, the state attorney for the Jacksonville area, to take over the investigation.

    On April 11 Zimmerman was arrested and charged with second degree murder.

    Zimmerman to be closely watched while out on bail
    Judge grants $150K bail for George Zimmerman

    A source within the Sanford Police Department said one of the acting chiefs may also tenure his resignation today as well.

    • johnnie stallings says:

      last report I hear was the counsel would not let the chief leave please please reply

      • Ametia says:

        Sanford Commission votes against police chief’s resignation
        Move comes in wake of Trayvon Martin shooting investigation

        Published On: Apr 23 2012 01:32:58 PM EDT Updated On: Apr 23 2012 05:26:34 PM EDT

        SANFORD, Fla. –
        The Sanford City Commission has voted to deny the resignation on Monday of Police Chief Bill Lee Jr., who temporarily stepped down from his position in connection to the Trayvon Martin shooting.

        Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett called the special meeting with city commissioners Monday afternoon. Commissioners voted 3-2 against the resolution, which would have allowed City Manager Norton Bonaparte to execute the separation agreement for Lee. Under the agreement, Lee would have resigned from his post, effective at midnight.

        Lee will stay on administrative leave until the outside investigation is completed, officials said. It’s not clear when that will

        Two of the commissioners that voted against the agreement, Commissioner Patty Mahany and Commissioner Randy Jones, spoke highly of Lee in a heated debate.

        Mahany said she wouldn’t accept the agreement because it was “hastily put together” and said she wasn’t notified of the special meeting until 11:30 a.m. Monday. Mahan said she was devastated by the treatment of Lee, calling him one of “the finest police officers” in the community.

        “This is a man who is a medal of valor winner,” Mahany said. “I am physically sick over these proceedings and treatment of Chief Lee. What did the chief do wrong?”

        Mahany said that both Lee and other commissioners are also enduring allegations of being racists.


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