Martin’s Mother: “They’ve Killed My Son, and Now They’re Trying to Kill His Reputation”

Mar 26, 2012
2:14 pm

As developments continue to be reported by The Associated Press and other outlets about the killing of Trayvon Martin, Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton, spoke to reporters today.

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"Even in death, they are still disrespecting my son, and I feel that is a shame."

"They've killed my son, and now they're trying to kill his reputation"

The Rev. Al Sharpton also weighed in:

"As much as it will hurt, they will try to make your son a junkie, a thief, assaulter, everything else before this is over. If you want to discuss something relevant, discuss what Zimmerman might have had in his system. Discuss his past. "Why are we asking about what Trayvon is capable of, when you have records of Zimmerman assaulting law officers? You have domestic violence. No one asked his lawyer about his character that has been documented. He has the record of violence. … So why are we going out of our way to try and create something in Trayvon's background when you have documented stuff in Zimmerman's background and won't even question his attorney about it? Let's not play this double standard of trying to demonize who is dead and sanitize who was the cause of the death."

Our orginal report erronously aattributes the quote to Tracy Martin, Trayvon's father and not Sybrina Fulton. We have since corrected it.