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Why do people care about the Trayvon Martin case? Why have they (people on both sides) been following it religiously?
The fact that it is getting so blown up is a good thing.
Yes, there are many other cases like this one...that doesn't mean that this issue is ANY less important.
If it takes repeating this story over and over to remember, then so be it.
If it takes keeping this in heated discussion to bring to light all over the other times POC are mistreated and MURDERED by other people and police and then not given justice, then so be it.
Trayvon Martin blew up a lot more because his case (thank goodness) didn't have time to be swept under the rug like most stories.
He was an unarmed innocent CHILD whose life was taken from him and his family meanwhile his killer is getting fame and having the time of his life since what happened.
This story needs to be shared and remembered because he is not the only 'Trayvon Martin' there are 'Trayvon Martin' cases all of the time and anyone who has any compassion should be angry enough about this to not get "sick of it".
Why would you not follow a case where a CHILD was MURDERED for being a person of color while his KILLER is FREE?