Actress Tia Mowry and new mom, showed her support for slain teenager Trayvon Martin, by posting a picture of herself in a hoodie.
My hoodie for #trayvon!
Trayvon Martin, who was murdered on February 26, 2012, by racist vigilante, George Zimmerman. According to phone records provided by T-Mobile, Trayvon was speaking on a cell phone at the time of the incident. Martin’s girlfriend came forward, identifying herself as the other person in that conversation; she was interviewed by an attorney, who has made a statement, and her parents have requested her anonymity. The girl said that Martin expressed concern about a “strange man” following him, and she advised him to run. She claims to have heard Martin say “What are you following me for?” followed by a man’s voice responding “What are you doing here?” She said that she heard the sound of pushing and that Martin’s headset suddenly went silent, leading her to believe that he had been knocked down. She attempted to call him back immediately, but was unable to reach him.
Zimmerman phoned the Sanford Police Department police at the non-emergency number at approximately 7:00 p.m., February 26, 2012. to report Martin’s suspicious behavior, which he described as “just walking around looking about” in the rain. The police dispatcher tape recorded him saying, “This guy looks like he is up to no good. He is on drugs or something.” He further stated that the person he was observing had his hand in his waistband, was holding something in his other hand, and was walking around slowly in the rain looking at houses.
The dispatcher recommended that he not take any action, and informed him that police were on the way. Zimmerman reported that Martin had taken off. The dispatcher asked him if he was in pursuit and he affirmed that he was. The dispatcher informed him that pursuit was not necessary, saying “We don’t need you to do that.”
A part of what Zimmerman said on the tape is unclear. Some have heard the disputed words as “f*cking coons”, an ethnic slur used against black people, while others suggest it was “clueless”, “course”, or “punks”.
The report said that Zimmerman’s back was wet and he was covered in grass as if he had been on the ground. He was bleeding from his nose and the back of the head, the report said. A police officer said he overheard Zimmerman say, ‘I was yelling for someone to help me but no one would help me’ while he was being treated by paramedics.
A resident, who attended an emergency homeowner’s association meeting after the shooting on March 1, told the Huffington Post how ‘one man was escorted out because he openly expressed his frustration because he had previously contacted the Sanford Police Department about Zimmerman approaching him and even coming to his home. It was also made known that there had been several complaints about George Zimmerman and his tactics.
No arrest has been made.
■ Long-time friend Joe Oliver said Zimmerman ‘couldn’t stop crying’ after the shooting
■ Zimmerman’s lawyer says only one side of the story is being told & more will be revealed at grand trial
■ 911 calls paints paranoid picture over blacks in his community
Also says it was Zimmerman’s voice on the 911 tape calling for help