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D.C. Roundtable On Race, Justice System And Trayvon Martin

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In the aftermath of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager in Florida, D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) is organizing a community discussion tonight focusing on the perception of black men. Martin, 17, was killed Feb. 26 by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman.

The case has prompted a nationwide discussion on race relations and tonight, at the D.C. Armory, the Commission on Black Men and Boys is holding a roundtable hearing.

Among the four panelists will be Charlie Rawlings, whose 14-year-old son was killed in 2007 in a shooting involving two off-duty D.C. police officers. The officers were never charged and the family received a settlement from the city. The discussion begins at 6:30 pm.

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