Mar 23, 2012

News Alert: Obama Speaks Out on Trayvon Martin Killing

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Friday, March 23, 2012 -- 11:03 AM EDT
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Obama Speaks Out on Trayvon Martin Killing

President Obama spoke in highly personal terms on Friday about the impact on him of the shooting in Florida of an unarmed 17-year-old black youth named Trayvon Martin, saying that "if I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon."

The comments from Mr. Obama were his first on the explosive case in which George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain, has claimed self defense after shooting Mr. Martin several weeks ago. The case has generated outrage about the state's "Stand your Ground" self defense law.

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