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Boyce Watkins: Trayvon Martin Shooting Should Spur National Outrage

Like any other Black man who doesn’t walk around with a gun on his waist, I found myself confused and disturbed by the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin (pictured left), who was shot by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman , 26 (pictured below), last week after an altercation. RELATED: Florida Black Teen Killed In Gated Community By White Watchman As the son of a police officer, I understand the need to use deadly force, even if the defendant happens to be Black.  But in this case, I don’t see a police officer, I see a security guard.

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About Dr. Boyce Watkins

Dr. Boyce Watkins is a Professor at Syracuse University and author of the book, "Black American Money." For more information, please visit

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