It appears the official change in focus came when the foundation dropped the word “justice” from its foundation name on November 4, 2013. The Justice Department did not conclude its investigation into the case until 2015!
When the Foundation abandoned seeking Justice for Trayvon,
- it abandoned the dismantling of institutional racism which allowed his murderer to go free.
- it abandoned holding those who obstructed justice accountable for their actions.
- it abandoned an opportunity to help end mass incarceration of black males by dismantling institutional racism.
I can’t think of anything more important than focusing on these three things to insure the family’s son’s death was not in vain.
As long as institutional racism continues to remain in place, mass incarceration will remain in place, obstruction of justice by law enforcers will remain in place, and there will continue to be young, black males who never receive justice. I think it is imperative that the Trayvon Martin Foundation change it focus. They have support and donation money. However, I have not been able to see a financial report. Has anyone been able to see any financial reports for the Trayvon Martin Foundation since its creation? Are any online?
There must be financial reports. Sybrina Fulton took a business approach to dealing with her son’s murder. Trayvon Martin was brutally murdered on February 26, 2012. Ms. Fulton created the foundation in March of 2012. Also as a parent of a murdered child, Sybrina Fulton pursued trademarks on Trayvon Martin’s name for various purposes.
- Will the Trayvon Martin Foundation seek justice for Trayvon and all black males?
- Will it seek to prevent other parent’s from facing institutional racism when their child goes into the criminal justice system?
- Will it seek to remove those law enforcers who obstructed Trayvon’s justice so these people cannot obstruct justice of others?
- Will it begin to dismantle institutional racism and impact mass incarceration?
I believe Trayvon Martin would want the foundation to seek justice for him and all young, black males. I believe he wants to see institutional racism in the criminal justice system ended. I believe those who donated their money, time, and actively protested for justice for Trayvon by pounding the pavement and spreading the word would like to see this happen as well. After all, isn’t this the ultimate goal?
Maybe no one at the foundation knows the facts that support a murder cover-up by law enforcement. This is possible since I saw Ms. Fulton and Trayvon’s father, Tracey Martin, on friendly terms with the law enforcers who covered up their son’s murder. Some people sleep with the enemy. In this case, they were standing with them. Maybe this is the reason they are not continuing to seek justice for their son and other black males. Maybe the woman who raised Trayvon, Alicia Stanley, could have kept everyone focused. Trayvon Martin lived with his father and Alicia Stanley, his former wife for most of his life. However, Alicia Stanley was not even permitted to sit in the front row at Trayvon’s funeral. It was like she never existed. Read Alicia’s story.
Maybe Ms. Fulton has been misguided and misdirected when it comes to dismantling institutional racism, the very thing that prevented justice for her son. After all, she is a victim of a corrupt criminal justice system as well. Perhaps she needs people around her whom will help her to work on ending institutional racism, ending mass incarceration, and holding those who obstructed justice for her son accountable. As long as law enforcers are not held accountable, they are free to continue to obstruct justice for other black males. The fact that the murderer of Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, is walking about as free as the birds while her innocent son is in a casket six feet under, should be a sufficient and constant reminder of the needed work at hand.
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