‘Trayvon targets’ cop fired

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FLORIDA (PIX11)- A police sergeant in port Canaveral, Florida has been fired over his choice of shooting targets.

The targets are said to resemble Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teenager shot to death last year by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman.

The targets show a silhouette of a person wearing a hoodie, holding a can of Arizona iced tea, and a bag of skittles in a pocket.

Investigators say Port Canaveral Police Sergeant Ron King was using them for shooting practice , and even tried to hand them out to fellow officers.

The attorney representing Martin’s family says the sergeant’s use of the target was “absolutely reprehensible.”

2 comments

  • Garfield turner

    This is so sad not just for African American but a whole lot of white Americans who live their Lives! with love and respect for all races color or creeds we must pray for those who are taught 2 hate. when a baby is born black or white.it does not know how to hate. this is taught much Latter. to the police officers who do their job for the people and all people. and took an oath! to protect and serve and is doing exactly that
    may God bless you and your family Garfield turner FB

  • Tom jones

    R U dickin us or what ?? That target could of been Rastus or anyone of a number of other youths in the HOOD ! How dare they do that ! Have a great day. SCE.

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