The Congressional Black Caucus will milk this to the bitter end.
(The Hill) — Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) on Wednesday welcomed the news that George Zimmerman was finally arrested, 45 days after he shot and killed Trayvon Martin in Florida, but continued to blame racial profiling as a cause of Martin’s death, and called for a broad discussion on this issue to avoid future tragedies.
“While this chapter in the Trayvon Martin case may be over, we still need to have an honest and open discussion of the hard truths that led to this tragedy,” Wilson said. “Trayvon’s death must not be in vain. Racial profiling still exists in our country.
“There’s a level of distrust between law enforcement and black men,” she continued. “These are difficult conversations to have, but we must have them so that there will be no more tragedies like Trayvon’s.”