Video: President Obama Speaks Out on Trayvon Martin Killing

From the New York Times:

President Obama spoke in highly personal terms on Friday about the impact on him of the shooting in Florida of a 17-year-old black youth namedTrayvon Martin, saying that “if I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.”

The comments from Mr. Obama were his first on the explosive case in which George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain, has claimed self defense after shooting Mr. Martin several weeks ago. The case has generated outrage about the state’s “Stand your Ground” self defense law.

An extremely comprehensive exploration of the case is here on Mother Jones: The Trayvon Martin Killing, Explained