His killer reported him to the police because he was suspicious of a young black man walking through "his" neighborhood.
Trayvon's killer did not believe a black teenage boy should be in his neighborhood and he was going to do something about it.
The man who killed the unarmed teenager, loaded his gun then stalked, pursued and confronted him because the teenager was a black male.
A scuffle ensued and Trayvon was killed. The scuffle would not have occurred at all if Trayvon's killer had found him guilty of being a black male teenager.
The jury may have found Trayvon's killer not guilty of murder but the fact remains and will always remain that he is the man who killed Trayvon Martin.
We know that race was the factor in Trayvon Martin's death. It is doubtful that the man who killed Trayvon would have pursued him if Trayvon looked like Justin Bieber.
But, what we don't know for certain if was race a factor in the results of this trial.
Legal experts are wondering if the Special Prosecutor would have brought lesser charges against Trayvon's killer he may have been convicted.
I have to wonder if the Special Prosecutor from this very conservative part of Florida brought charges that she knew would result in an acquittal in an attempt to placate all sides. She only brought the charges after a lot of public pressure. A fair and open trail was held in front of TV cameras and Trayvon's killer was acquitted of murder charges. The Special Prosecutor did her job and the judicial system did it's job.
The system works. According to the Special Prosecutor. I do find it odd that she played no part in this trial, she brought the charges but kept herself off camera until after the trial was over. Then she held a press conference and with a big smile professed her faith in the system and proclaimed the justice was served. She seemed almost happy with the result or at the very least she seemed satisfied.
We do not know what the discussions were like in the jury room and we do not know what is in the hearts of the 6 white women who sat on the jury. But, I can't help to wonder if the man who killed Trayvon Martin was acquitted because Trayvon Martin was guilty of being a young black male.