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Trayvon Martin’s Parents Go To Capitol Hill [VIDEO]

Trayvon Martin’s parents went before a congressional panel and thanked those who turned their 17-year-old son’s death into a rallying cry against racial profiling.

Sybrina Fulton (R) and Tracy Martin, the parents of Trayvon Martin, during a House Judiciary Committee briefing
Sybrina Fulton (R) and Tracy Martin, the parents of Trayvon Martin, during a House Judiciary Committee briefing (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Martin’s parents spoke briefly Tuesday at a Capitol Hill forum that began with a moment of silence for their son, who was shot and killed Feb. 26 in a gated Florida community.

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Martin’s father, Tracy Martin, thanked “everyone who is holding the legacy of Trayvon” while his mother, Sybrina Fulton, said, “Trayvon was our son, but Trayvon is your son.”

 

 

Some members of Congress have called for a hate crimes investigation. The Justice Department has told Martin’s parents that getting hate crime charges will be a challenge.

The admitted shooter, George Zimmerman, has said he acted in self-defense. He has not been arrested or charged.

Police investigated Trayvon Martin over jewelry

A Florida police department says women’s jewelry found in Trayvon Martin’s school backpack last year didn’t match any that had been reported stolen.

The Miami Herald obtained a Miami-Dade Schools Police Department report that showed the slain teenager was suspended in October for writing obscene graffiti on a door at his high school.

The report says that during a search of his backpack, security officers found jewelry and a screwdriver that they felt could be a burglary tool. Martin told them a friend had given him the jewelry, but wouldn’t say who.

Miami-Dade Police confirmed Tuesday that the jewelry didn’t match any that had been reported stolen.

Martin’s slaying last month by a neighborhood watch captain in central Florida has sparked a national controversy.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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