President Barack Obama said Friday that “Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago” in his first live comments since the verdict last weekend in the case of Martin’s shooting death last year.
Americans, Obama said, are aware of the “history of racial disparity in our criminal laws” in the country.
Obama: ‘Trayvon Martin could have been me’
‘Black men are used to being feared’
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