Statement on behalf of Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson regarding the Trayvon Martin case
“In light of the pending resolution of the Trayvon Martin trial, I stand united with the Martin/Fulton families asking for peaceful gatherings throughout our community.
I have conferred with the local clergy, which are a part of the District 3 Pastoral Roundtable, who have encouraged us to pray first and allow God and our justice system to render a verdict.
There will be locations throughout the County where you may gather to express your 1st Amendment right. Dr. Martin Luther King Park has been designated as one of the official sights. Churches, as in our historical past, throughout the District will also be places to convene.
This case has shed light on our laws and conflicting interests in society. We know there is more work to be done to address these issues. Notwithstanding, I believe violence, wherever you find it, is inherently wrong. Senseless violence wherever you may find it is a travesty.
May God continue to bless our County, State and our justice system.”
For more information, please contact the office of Commissioner Edmonson at (305) 636-2331.