The calls for justice are growing louder after the killing of 17-year old Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, a local neighborhood watch captain.
Strong emotions have taken over the nation, spawning rallies from Los Angeles, to St. Louis, and it came home last night to Sanford, Florida.
Thousands gathered not far from where Trayvon was shot on Feb. 26th, returning home with a bag of candy and an iced tea when he was shot dead. That gathering took place just hours after Sanford’s Police Chief temporarily stepped aside, but did not step down.
This morning on “Starting Point” Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-FL) talks about the rallies spreading across the country, and says people need to take this moment of emotion and turn it into something good.
“We need to make this a better country for little black boys,” Wilson says.
She also says racial profiling is a reality for many young black men on a daily basis in the U.S.,that that Sanford Police Chief Lee should be fired.
Wilson: Police Chief Lee should be fired
Rep. Wilson: Life in U.S. for black boys
Rep. Wilson: Race profiling occurs daily