City Council Members Wear Hoodies In Support Trayvon Martin’s Family

March 28, 2012 12:00 AM

City Council Members Wear Hoodies In Support Trayvon Martin’s Family
" NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Members of the New York City Council wore hoodies in support of the family of Trayvon Martin and in condemnation of the Florida teenager’s killing.

A number of council members gathered on the steps of City Hall Wednesday, with hoods up.

They also were carrying bags of Skittles and cans of iced tea, as the unarmed 17-year-old was when he was allegedly shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman.

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Speaker Christine Quinn charged that the teenager was killed simply because he looked like he was up to no good.  She was also upset that Zimmerman is still a free man.

“What George Zimmerman did was wrong, was a crime and he needs to be held accountable.  And anybody in the authority or the Florida government who has allowed him to walk free with a gun…needs to be held accountable as well,” Quinn said.

The council members are set to vote on a resolution condemning Martin’s killing and what they’re calling an inadequate investigation "

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