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Michelle Obama says Trayvon Martin’s death a ‘tragedy’ and Americans should rally around his parents

originally by: Mail Online
published: 18 April 2012

First Lady Michelle Obama called Trayvon Martin’s death a ‘tragedy’ and said Americans should rally around the teen’s parents as they mourn.

In an interview with National Public Radio Tuesday, Mrs Obama said she hopes the February 19 shooting in Sanford, Florida, sparks a conversation about race and diversity that goes beyond the controversial case.

In her comments, she did not mention George Zimmerman, the 28-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer who is charged with murdering the unarmed 17-year-old.

‘All I can say is that my heart goes out to the parents, because we all as parents understand the tragedy of that kind of loss, and I think that’s really the thing that most people connect to,’ she said.

‘And it’s important for us not to lose sight of the fact that this is a family that’s grieving and there’s been a tremendous loss. And we all have to rally around that piece of it.’

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3 Responses to Michelle Obama says Trayvon Martin’s death a ‘tragedy’ and Americans should rally around his parents

  1. Irene Reply

    23 April 2012 at 7:49 am

    This case should go through the courts to ascertain the truth. The media is having a feeding frenzy over this incident, and many have convicted Mr. Zimmerman already. Do we, or do we not, have a justice system in our country?

    Please keep each of these families in your thoughts and prayers. They are going through much grief and stress at this time.

    • Frasier Mathew Reply

      23 April 2012 at 11:12 pm

      As difficult as it may be, we all must understand the comments of Irene. The full story must be heard. A death is always a tragedy but further injustice would be wrong.

  2. Clive Pritchard on Facebook Reply

    21 April 2012 at 6:05 pm

    it was not a tragedy it was a murder. Michelle is talking out of her arse.

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