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Trayvon Martin: innocence lost and justice denied

April 4, 2012 Executive Editor 0

The definition of corruption is when power abuses power in order to protect power.

That’s what happened here: An unarmed youth is shot and killed by an empowered individual on little evidence and against the will of authority. But what started as a case of injustice evolved into an issue that reignited the status quo of race in America.

What the issue is being made in to, however, almost detracts from the core problem affecting America today: Laws used to protect the people are time and time again used to circumvent justice, protect those in power and their interest, and punish victims.