Can justice be fair? Can justice be blind?
The killing of 17-year-old Florida high school student, Trayvon Martin, has captivated the nation. Over the last few weeks, we’ve brought you many angles of the story on “Starting Point.”
We heard from Trayvon’s parents Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, who said they just want justice for their son. We heard from special prosecutor Angela Corey, who said she would investigate every angle in the shooting. Soledad spoke with Rep. Corrine Brown, who says the Justice Department should investigate it as a hate crime.
She also spoke with Joe Oliver, friend of shooter George Zimmerman, who said his friend told him more details about the shooting and alluded to the gun ‘going off,’ maybe not intentionally. And we looked at the bigger conversation on race and perception in the U.S., and talked about the fear that black men face walking down the street every day.
Trayvon’s death has created an undeniable and important dialogue in this country, and now Soledad will bring all these elements together in a town hall on Friday to look at where we go from here.
In the video above, Soledad previews her special “Beyond Trayvon: Race and Justice in America.” The special will air Friday at 8pm Eastern on CNN.