On July 13, 2013, a Florida jury acquitted neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman of fatally shooting Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teenager, during a confrontation in a gated community on a rainy night. Over five years later, the pain from the tragedy has only deepened, writes The Los Angeles Times.
The case rocked the nation. It set off a debate over guns, race, stand-your-ground laws and self-defense. Thousands of protesters took to the streets after Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder. The shooting has been in the background of later shootings of unarmed black men by law enforcement, NFL players taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem, a deadly march in Charlottesville, Va., and a racially-charged comments by President Trump and other politicians.
Now — over the course of six episodes — the Jay-Z produced Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story, examines the shooting and the national conversation that followed.
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