Experts Say Trayvon Martin's Murder Might be Racial Profiling
They believe it was a case of racial profiling.
That's what UF law professor Kenneth Nunn said about the Trayvon Martin case at the "10th annual spring lecture" at the Levin College of Law.
Today the discussion focused on what was called "The curious case of trayvon martin."
A panel of professors discussed several issues including racial profiling, the stand your ground law, and the politics surrounding the martin case.
nunn says some people have the wrong perception of african-americans.
Kenneth Nunn, UF Law Professor said this, "When you're dealing with young African-American males, there's a perception that they're dangerous. And that therefore, there's a legitimate need to police them closely and to possibly use force to defend yourself against them."
17-year-old Trayvon Martin was killed last yer by neighborhood watchman george Zimmerman, who says he acted in self-defense.
The keynote speaker was Charles Blow of the new york times, who believes Zimmerman should have been charged with Martin's death immediately after the shooting because he was found standing over Martin's body.
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