Port Canaveral Police Sgt. Ron King was fired after an internal investigation showed he offered other officers a hoodie-wearing Trayvon Martin to use for shooting practice. Sgt. Ron King, who is a two-year veteran of the force, offered the target at a range near Cocoa on April 4, the officers refused.
Port Canaveral Interim Chief Executive Officer John Walsh apologized publicly to Trayvon’s family Saturday. ”Whether his [King's] act is one of hatred or stupidity, neither one is tolerable,” Walsh said.
Benjamin Crump, an attorney representing Trayvon’s parents, issued a statement condemning the target. ”Using a dead child’s image as target practice is reprehensible,” Crump said.
The Trayvon targets, which feature a bull’s eye over his heart, a package of Skittles in his pocket and a drink can in his right hand, are sold online. The night he was killed,Trayvon was on the way back to a relative’s home from a convenience store, where he had bought the candy and an iced tea. Source
Either Sgt. King was stupid or racist. You be the judge. Not only was that insensitive, it’s disturbing. Here’s a teenager who is not here to defend himself but is being ripped to shreds by his murderer, George Zimmerman’s family, right in front of his parents.