Justice for Trayvon...?

Am kommenden Donnerstag (06. Oktober 2016, 19 Uhr) führt das Profil 'People and their History' (S3) ihr Theaterstück 'Justice for Trayvon...?' in der Aula auf.

Das Stück wird in englischer Sprache präsentiert. Hier ein Auszug aus dem Programmheft:

The play ‘Justice for Trayvon…?’ is based on a true case and shows a collage of trial and jury scenes.

In the night of February 26, in Sanford, Florida, United States, George Michael Zimmerman fatally shot Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old African-American high school student from Miami Gardens where he lived with his mother Sabryna Fulton. Zimmerman, a 28-year-old mixed race Hispanic man was the neighborhood-watch coordinator for the gated community where Martin lived and where the shooting took place. That night Martin bought skittles and ice-tea and went to his father´s girlfriend´s house. On the way, George Zimmerman spotted him, called 911 to report a ”suspicious person” in the neighborhood. He was instructed not to get out of his SUV or approach the person. Moments later neighbors reported hearing gunfire.

Zimmerman acknowledges that he shot Martin, who was unarmed, claiming it was in self-defense. Zimmerman was taken into custody, treated for head injuries, then questioned for five hours and later on released because of the Stand-Your-Ground law.

The case attracted national and international attention. Following Martin's death, rallies, marches and protests were held across the nation. An online petition calling for a full investigation and prosecution of Zimmerman garnered 2.2 million signatures. Also in March, the media coverage surrounding Martin's death became the first story of 2012 to be featured more than the presidential race, which was underway at the time. A national debate about racial profiling and Stand-Your-Ground laws ensued, and the governor of Florida appointed a task force to examine the state's self-defense laws.

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