It’s been close to two months since the tragic death of Floridian teen Trayvon Martin. His passing continues to surge emotion throughout the country and everyone seems to have an opinion in regards to the shooting. Famous comedian Bill Cosby was not the exception when asked to put in his two cents about the case. In an interview on CNN’s “State on the Union”, Cosby said the following: “We’ve got to get the gun out of the hands of people who are supposed to be on neighborhood watch.”
The comedian regarded the case not as an issue of racism but rather pinpointing weapons as the main problem. “Without a gun, I don’t see Mr. Zimmerman approaching Trayvon by himself,” said Cosby. “The power-of-the-gun mentality had him unafraid to confront someone. Even police call for backup in similar situations.”
Cosby also goes on to say, “I believe that when you tell me that you’re going to protect the neighborhood that I live in, I don’t want you to have a gun. I want you to be able to see something, report it, and get out of the way, because you happen to be a part of the neighborhood. I don’t want you to get hurt. And I don’t want you to hurt anyone.”
About the Author: Nancy Angel graduated from Cal State Stanislaus with a Bachelors in Spanish and Communications. She's a firm believer that with persistence, determination, and a positive attitude you can achieve any goal you set your mind to. She is hoping to land a career in broadcast journalism. In her spare time Angel loves to do anything that involves staying active, dancing, watching freakishly romantic comedies, and spending time with her family.