Trayvon Martin’s Mom: ‘If They Refuse to Hear Us, We Will Make Them Feel Us’- Time


To The Brown Family,

I wish I had a word of automatic comfort but I don’t. I wish I could say that it will be alright on a certain or specific day but I can’t. I wish that all of the pain that I have endured could possibly ease some of yours but it won’t. What I can do for you is what has been done for me: pray for you then share my continuing journey as you begin yours.

I hate that you and your family must join this exclusive yet growing group of parents and relatives who have lost loved ones to senseless gun violence. Of particular concern is that so many of these gun violence cases involve children far too young. But Michael is much more than a police/gun violence case; Michael is your son. A son that barely had a chance to live. Our children are our future so whenever any of our children – black, white, brown, yellow, or red – are taken from us unnecessarily, it causes a never-ending pain that is unlike anything I could have imagined experiencing. (Source: Read more)

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Michael Brown Incident

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6 thoughts on “Trayvon Martin’s Mom: ‘If They Refuse to Hear Us, We Will Make Them Feel Us’- Time

  1. Again, there are conflicting reports. Some say the officer already knew that a theft/assault had taken place at a nearby business by someone who fit Brown’s description, others say he hadn’t been alerted. If he was aware, that may explain him being extra cautious.

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  2. What if the young man was going for the officer’s gun? There have been some reports that say he was, others that say he wasn’t.

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  3. Why not wait to hear all the evidence before deciding who is to blame and who is innocent? Maybe the police officer shot a young man in cold blood. If so, he should receive a fair trial, be convicted, and go to prison for a long time. Maybe the young man attempted to take the officer’s gun and/or physically assault the officer. If so, the shooting may have been justified. There is simply too much we don’t know and too many conflicting stories to make a fair assessment at this point.

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