Group meets about Trayvon Martin case

By Bakari Savage, Reporter
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Weeks have passed since 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed. People in Seminole County and all over Central Florida are growing impatient that nothing has been done in the teen’s death.

During NBA All-Star weekend, Martin was walking to his father's home in the Twin Lakes gated community when he was shot by Home Owner's Association member George Zimmerman.

Zimmerman called 911 asking for backup, because he believed Martin appeared suspicious. Minutes after the call, police say there was a scuffle and Zimmerman shot the 17-year-old. Zimmerman claimed the shooting was in self-defense.

Religious leaders gathered at Allen AME Church in Sanford Wednesday to express their outrage.

Stephen Greene is an AME, which stands for African Methodist Episcopal, pastor at a church in Atlanta. This story caught his attention and he said something has to be done and that's why everyone is coming here.

However, this incident grew greater than just the AME religion and the pastor of the church, Valerie Houston, said that was expected because religion was the at the forefront of the Civil Rights movement.

“And also to say that we will not accept injustice, unrighteousness, which is the heartbeat of God and the heartbeat of spiritual leaders and that's why we're here,” Houston said.