WASHINGTON WATCH: Trayvon Martin Case Update, Black Leaders Under 40 Weigh In On What’s Next (VIDEO)

Certain right-wing commentators, including Bill O’Reilly on Fox News, Sean Hannity and many conservative radio talk show hosts, are attempting to attack the victim, Trayvon Martin, by bringing up stories from his past. Friends of the shooter, George Zimmerman, are saying Trayvon Martin attacked him, breaking his nose and slamming his head to the ground; but a new police video of Zimmerman from the night of the shooting shows no blood and no bruises.

We are now learning that the lead Sanford, Florida police investigator in the case wanted to file manslaughter charges on the night of the shooting, but the Florida district attorney refused to do so.

Roland Martin was in Sanford on Monday to host a large crowd at a forum on the legal issues involved. Trayvon Martin’s parents were there taking it all in. Later, thousands of people met at a Sanford city council meeting called to discuss the Trayvon Martin case. There wasn’t enough room in the civic auditorium there, so people gathered in a park nearby, and some of them told us what Trayvon Martin means to them.

Plus, Janaye Ingram, D.C. bureau chief for the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network; Brandon Andrews, legislative aide for Oklahoma Republican senator Jim Inhofe; and Mikael Moore, chief of staff for Congresswoman Maxine Waters of California joined Roland Martin on the set of Washington Watch to discuss the Trayvon Martin case.

  • Taikanji

     I heard a cop released info on others involvement already but it isn’t like they won’t cut for their own. reminds me of when I run across the Sheriff in uniform sitting in his patrol car puffing away on a joint on NE33rd St off of Jacksonville road while I was reading their electric meter for the city of  Ocala. I put in a call to narcotics division but all the Ocala Florida sheriffs department wanted to know was what my name was and if I used drugs. Nothing happened to that officer cause him and the chief are buddy buddy. funny how these people and their friends can do whatever they want to do..even murder someone and not get arrested. Started thinking with all the talk about Trayvon and drugs if they sought out to kill him cause he knew something or saw something. All my days as an armed security guard I’d never seen or heard of something as redicoulous as a man apointing himself as neighborhood watch. Impersonating a cop is illegal. I’d blood test the guy myself but then again  urine analysis isn’t enough for the enforcers we have now let alone the  wanna be’s plus with a domestic violence case Zimmerman shouldn’t have had a pistol in the first place.

  • Jim Fish

    No comment

  • Leelittle

    Update your story.  Very misleading.