May 15, 2012
Selling Trayvon Martin for Target Practice | Mother Jones

For $8, you could practice shooting Trayvon Martin right where George Zimmerman did. Seriously.

There’s a new low in the highly charged Trayvon Martin case. According to a report from Florida TV news station WKMG, an unidentified entrepreneur aimed to profit by selling paper gun targets depicting the unarmed teenager slain in February. The targets, which were advertised for sale online until Friday, feature a hoodie with crosshairs over the chest—the place where George Zimmerman shot Martin at point-blank range. While there’s plain black in lieu of Martin’s face, tucked into the hoodie’s arm are a bag of Skittles and can of iced tea like the kind Martin was carrying on that fateful night.

If I shudder any more violently, I’ll spill my coffee.

Read the rest of the article and watch the original WKMG report here.


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