During the morning show, we usually try to steer clear of particularly heavy topics mostly because we don’t want to bum you out during your morning commute, but sometimes a story becomes too important to ignore.
Last month, Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old boy living in Florida, was shot to death by a neighborhood watchman who claimed the young man was acting suspicious.
Martin was unarmed, only carrying an iced tea and a package of Skittles that he had just picked up at the store.
Now as more details emerge, the focus has shifted to the neighborhood watch volunteer, a 28-year-old man named George Zimmerman.
His story doesn’t seem to be holding up, especially since the release of the 911 tapes.
When he started to follow Martin, the 911 operator told him to stop, but Zimmerman refused to follow their advice.
In fact, Zimmerman is no stranger to dealing with 911. He’s called them up 46 times since 2001.
He claims that he shot the 17-year-old in self-defense and shockingly was never arrested or charged with a crime.
Carson strongly believes that this case should be investigated further and he took some time on air today to explain how he felt about the heartbreaking tragedy:
We can’t operate like this, especially when it’s heinous crimes against the weakest…Heinous crimes against kids, the elderly, the most defenseless, when they’re violated, it’s our right to make sure this never happens again. At least pick him (George Zimmerman) up! I’m not being so crazy to say let’s go, you know, get crazy and put him on HBO getting shot. Let’s not sensationalize the whole thing, but arrest this guy! Get him off the street!
Listen to what else Carson had to say:
Just today, the Justice Department announced that it will investigate Martin’s death, so hopefully we’ll get more answers from that.
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[Source: CBS News]
-Sarah Carroll, AMP 97.1