Talk:Shooting of Trayvon Martin

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Semi-protected edit request on 7 February 2017[edit]

I request that under the section: analysis of charges they should add that in American democracy there is freedom of movement. I believe that this basic right belonging to Martin was violated by Zimmerman. [1]

I believe that in the Analysis of charges section they should mention that Zimmerman violated Martin's basic right to freedom of movement when he attacked Martin.

[2] Allyborghi (talk) 19:02, 7 February 2017 (UTC) Allyborghi (talk) 19:02, 7 February 2017 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. Sir Joseph (talk) 19:20, 7 February 2017 (UTC)

Misleading introduction?[edit]

The introduction is supposed to summarize the more detailed content later in the article. I haven't read every word, but the article says Martin was "visiting". The introduction says he was "temporarily living". Those two characterizations seem to be at odds with one another. Lou Sander (talk) 00:10, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

I changed the intro to correspond with the Trayvon_Martin subsection of the Parties involved section. Lou Sander (talk) 13:18, 24 April 2017 (UTC)


“On the day he was fatally shot, he and his father were visiting his father's fiancée and her son at her town home in Sanford, Florida.”

The article refers five times to a “fiancée.” A fiancée is someone to whom one is engaged to be married. However, my understanding is that Tracy Martin and the woman in question were never engaged, and thus that she was just his girlfriend. To my knowledge, in the five intervening years they neither married nor ended any “engagement.” 2604:2000:9046:800:EC84:46B9:299B:79DF (talk) 15:44, 5 May 2017 (UTC)


  1. ^ Hancock, Ange-Marie. "Trayvon Martin, intersectionality, and the politics of disgust." Theory & Event 15.3 (2012).
  2. ^ Hancock, Ange-Marie. "Trayvon Martin, intersectionality, and the politics of disgust." Theory & Event 15.3 (2012).

Trayvon Martin Foundation[edit]

The Trayvon Martin Foundation, founded by his parents, is probably worth talking about. I don't know all that much about it, though. -- SatanicSanta 04:35, 7 May 2017 (UTC)