The Miami Heat are stepping up to show their support for Trayvon Martin, the 17 year old who was shot dead by a neighborhood watch leader, George Zimmerman, as he was returning home from a store in Sanford, Florida unarmed. As we previously reported, Martin was wearing a hoodie while carrying only iced tea and a bag of Skittles, however the neighborhood watch leader thought he looked suspicious.
Zimmerman, has yet to be arrested for shooting Trayvon because he told police that he shot him in self-defense and is protected by Florida’s ‘Stand Your Grown’ law aka “Shoot First, Ask Questions later.”
Today, King James tweeted a photo of the entire squad wearing hoodies with the caption:
#WeAreTrayvonMartin #Hoodies #Stereotyped #WeWantJustice
Dwyane Wade also changed his profile pic to one of himself in a hoodie and tweeted:
“#hoodies, #steretype #TrayvonMartin”
The Miami Heat aren’t the only ones stepping up to show their dissatisfaction with the justice system. Check out Sinead O’Connor’s open letter here.