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Philadelphia City Council Adopts Resolution In Support Of Trayvon Martin’s Family

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(Credit: Steve Tawa)

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By Steve Tawa

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – During Philadelphia City Council’s weekly session, its members weighed in on the town watch shooting in Sanford, Florida and adopted a resolution to support Trayvon Martin’s family.

“Dr. King said it best: injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown is calling for justice in the shooting death of the unarmed black teenager.

“All parents have conversations about the birds and the bees. But parents of African American boys have to have another conversation about what I term ‘existing while black.’”

She says it means even a walk home from a neighborhood store could take sudden, dramatic turns.

“Everywhere they go, they’re faced with hidden landmines that can go off at an unexpected place and unexpected time.”

Reynolds Brown’s resolution called on the Chief Clerk to forward a certified copy to the victim’s parents.

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