U.S President Barack Obama has described the death of Trayvon Martin as a tragedy for his family and the entire United States.
President Obama acknowledged that the case has provoked strong passions, but in the wake of the verdict, the president said, those passions may be running even higher.
In a press release from the White House, the president called on all Americans to respect the call for calm reflection from “two parents who lost their young son.”
He challenged Americans to ask themselves if they are doing all they can to widen the circle of compassion and understanding in their respective communities.
He encouraged Americans to do all in their reach to stem the tide of gun violence that continue to claim many lives across the country. President Obama stressed the need for Americans to do all they can to prevent future tragedies. “That’s the way to honor Trayvon Martin” the president concluded.