The Most Memorable Moments of President Obama's First Term
Addresses Trayvon Martin Case
In March 2012, President Obama weighed in on the killing of Trayvon Martin by...
In March 2012, President Obama weighed in on the killing of Trayvon Martin by self-appointed neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman. POTUS called the case a tragedy and encouraged "some soul searching" for the country. "If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon," he added. "I think [Trayvon's parents] are right to expect that all of us as Americans are going to take this with the seriousness it deserves, and we are going to get to the bottom of exactly what happened."