The February 26 shooting death of an African-American youth named Trayvon Martin has ignited a nationwide outcry. Marches across the country, including Los Angeles, took place yesterday to demand justice and another round of demonstrations are slated for today. The 17 year-old was walking in a Sanford, Florida gated community after returning from a convenience store when he was followed by George Zimmerman, a 28 year-old self-appointed neighborhood watch volunteer.
Zimmerman has admitted to pulling the trigger and killing the teen in ensuing events, but claims his actions were in self-defense protected by the state's stand your ground law, even though Martin nothing on him save for a bag of skittles and an iced tea. To this day, no arrest has been made by local authorities though a CNN poll released today shows that an overwhelming majority support just that.
Here's a list of five tracks and key lyrics in memory of Martin:
1. Mistah F.A.B. – God Don't Love Me (RIP Trayvon Martin)
2. Jasiri X – Trayvon
3. Tahir Jahi – Date of My Death (Trayvon Martin)
4. Reef the Lost Cauze – The Prey (For Trayvon Martin)
5. Plies – We Are Trayvon (Trayvon Martin Tribute)