Days after the long awaited arrest of George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin’s family dropped by BET’s ’106 & Park.’ Sybrina Fulton, Tracy Martin and Trayvon’s brother Jahvaris Fulton joined TJ Holmes for a half-hour segment and shared their fondest memories of the late teen. They discussed their thoughts and faith in the judicial system and addressed people’s thoughts on the family continuing to appear on television after Zimmerman’s arrest:
“I think the reason why we continue to do it is because we have to keep it fresh in the public’s eyes. As we know, the sooner you quiet down, the sooner they can say, ‘Okay, it’s on the back burner.’ And for me, this is my blood, this is my son, this is my seed. So I’m not going to chill. I’m not going to let it die down. I’m going to use every ounce of energy in body to keep pursuing until I get a conviction.”
What do you all think? Should the family lay low until the trial? Peep their interview after the fourth marker in the video below.
BET will be airing a special called ‘I AM TRAYVON: A Family’s Fight For Justice’ on Friday, Apri 20th at 7:30PM EST.