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CBCF Statement on the Tragedy of Trayvon Martin
By Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Published April 20, 2012


The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) wishes to express its condolences to the family of Trayvon Martin. We are dismayed that such a terrible tragedy occurred, and are in full support of the Congressional Black Caucus, and the thousands of others gathered in Sanford, Florida and nationwide, calling for the full investigation and arrest of the person responsible for Trayvon’s killing.

The death of any young person is a loss that reverberates throughout our communities. Trayvon’s killing is yet another example of the challenges posed by some local laws which seemingly afford disparate protections under the law. CBCF is working to remedy this legal dissymmetry by educating the public about our criminal justice system, and informing the public about ways to eliminate the legal disparities that are disproportionately impacting African Americans and other youth.

We look forward to the findings of the Justice Department, and remain hopeful that true justice will be rendered for the late Trayvon Martin and his family.

Again, our deepest sympathy to the Trayvon Martin family.

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc., established in 1976, is a non-partisan, non-profit, public policy, research and educational institute intended to broaden and elevate the influence of African Americans in the political, legislative and public policy arenas.


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