In the days since Michael Brown was shot and killed, protests have filled the streets in Ferguson.
But beyond the signs, marchers and tear gas, there’s the pain and grief of a family. It’s a pain Sybrina Fulton can relate to.
“I wish I had a word of automatic comfort, but I don’t,” she writes in an open letter to Brown’s parents.
Fulton has been there. She, too, lost a son in a shooting death that also triggered protests and outrage.
Her son was Trayvon Martin.
“I hate that you and your family must join this exclusive yet growing group of parents and relatives who have lost loved ones to senseless gun violence” she writes in the letter published in Time magazine. “But Michael is much more than a police/gun violence case; Michael is your son.”
Two and a half years ago on Feburary 27, 2012, Fulton’s son was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, a volunteer neighborhood watch captain. The case quickly drew national attention as weeks went by without formal charges.
President Barrack Obama publicly addressed the case, much like he has in the Brown shooting.
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