A Florida police sergeant received his walking papers on Friday for attempting to distribute shooting targets with an image of Trayvon Martin. It has been alleged that Sgt. Ron King, a fire-arms expert and two year veteran, tried to give the targets to two colleagues. Both officers refused the targets, one officer reported the incident prompting an investigation. A public apology has been given to Trayvon’s parents by Interim Chief Executive Officer John Walsh, who labeled King’s actions as “unacceptable, insensitive and unprofessional.”
At 17 years of age, Trayvon Martin was gunned down by George Zimmerman (February 26, 2012) while walking through a gated community in Florida. Martin was armed only with a bag of Skittles and an iced tea.
Late Saturday night, Sgt. King released a YouTube video claiming his intent for using the targets was “to use a bad situation as a learning tool.” The video link is attached below.
“This is WHAT’S HOT IN HIP HOP!
IF IT’S NOT HERE IT’S NOT HOT!”