tbo‘”When Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son,’ President Obama told reporters Friday afternoon. ‘Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.’

In extensive and personal comments concerning last Saturday’s not-guilty verdict for George Zimmerman, the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon in February 2012, the president said he wanted to add ‘context’ to what’s become an intense national discussion about the case and race relations.”*

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