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Black congressmen speak out on the Travyon Martin case

Congressman John Lewis

Congressman John Lewis, U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 5th Congressional District
Committees: House Ways and Means,
Serves as: ranking member in Oversight Subcommittee, member of Human Resource Subcommittee

“I am deeply disappointed by the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case. It seems to justify the stalking and killing of innocent black boys and deny them any avenue of self-defense. On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, I think it demonstrates the distance this nation still must go to fulfill the vision of equal justice Martin Luther King Jr. gave his life to defend. I hope this verdict will serve to open some kind of meaningful dialogue on the issues of race and justice in America.”

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