Trayvon Martin targets being sold

    An unidentified man is selling gun range targets that modeled after Trayvon Martin.

    WKMG-TV reports that an online vendor is turning a profit on the Trayvon’s shooting death by marketing gun range targets that feature a hoodie.

    While no face is shown on the paper target, a can of iced tea and a bag of skittles found on the target are on the illustration. Trayvon was carrying both items the night he was gunned down. Crosshairs are placed on the target’s chest.

    At one point, there was an ad for the targets where the sellers indicated they "support [George] Zimmerman and believe he is innocent and that he shot a thug."

    The vendor has since pulled the ad and changed their reasoning for producing the paper targets. "My main motivation was to make money off the controversy," the seller told WKMG. "The response is overwhelmbing. I sold out in 2 days."

    George, who is accused of killing Trayvon, has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder charges in the Florid teen’s shooting death. His attorney Mark O’Mara sees the product as disrespectful.

    This is the highest level of disgust and the lowest level of civility," Mark said when shown the target. “It’s this type of hatred—that’s what this is, it’s hate-mongering—that’s going to make it more difficult to try this case."

    He added, "I hope that there is a crime that we can charge the person who made that with. I’m not sure what it is, but we need to come up with one."



    Take a look at who supports Trayvon in the slideshow below.


    —Sonya Eskridge




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    President Obama speaks on Trayvon Martin
    Trayvon Martin’s parents seek justice on Capitol Hill

    Enhanced audio of George Zimmerman’s 911 call released



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