Seminole County Sheriff's Office

Put yourself in Trayvon Martin's shoes ... if you dare [Commentary]

I would like every adult reader out there who is old enough to have a 17-year-old boy imagine him walking in the dark on the way to your house, after going to the grocery store. Or to the snack shop at the nearby gas station. Or returning home after hanging out with a friend.

I want you to go into his head as he minds his own business, thinking about boy things. About how his little brother is at home probably where he left him, playing video games in front of the flat screen. How he now remembers what he was going to ask his dad about something or another. How he wants to get out of this rain that's falling in gentle sprinkles. How he's going to pop open his bag of Skittles once...