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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Trayvon Martin Shooting Death Sparks Outrage on Social Media

The tragic killing of Trayvon Martin has ignited a firestorm on social media. The senseless murder of this unarmed 17 year old African America boy by an armed neighborhood watch captain screams for an investigation and justice. Martin was doing nothing except returning home from a convenience store with a bag of Skittles and a can of ice tea when he was shot dead for no reason.
Social media has put the spotlight on the story Trayvon Martin, an unarmed African-American teenager who was shot to death last month by a neighborhood watch captain in Florida. Martin was killed when he was returning to a gated community in Sanford, Fla., from buying candy at a convenience store. He did not have a weapon, the Associated Press reports. The neighborhood watch captain, George Zimmerman, hasn’t been charged in the shooting of Martin, and has said he shot the teen in self-defense....The story has ignited fury on social media. A Facebook page for Trayvon Martin was started on March 15, which has more than 31,000 fans. It has been used to share information about Trayvon Martin, the details surrounding his death and the ongoing controversy. Trayvon Martin has been mentioned more than 596,000 times on Twitter since Feb. 26, the day Trayvon Martin died...
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Wall Street Journal