(USA TODAY) -- Trayvon Martin's would-be 19th birthday is marked Wednesday by day
three of jury selection in a case that puts a spotlight back on
Florida's "stand your ground" self-defense law.
Michael Dunn, 47,
is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of unarmed
17-year-old Jordan Davis during a dispute over loud music in November
Dunn, who is white, said he feared for his life and was
acting in self-defense when he fired into an SUV containing four black
teenagers, killing Jordan Davis, in Jacksonville.
fatally shot Trayvon, also an unarmed black teen, in Sanford, Florida, in
2012. Zimmerman, who was acquitted, was prosecuted by Jacksonville's
State Attorney Angela Corey, who also is prosecuting the Dunn case.
Fulton, the mother of Trayvon, has advocated for a change in the "stand
your ground" law since her son's death. "We need to do something about
this law when our kids cannot feel safe in their own community," she
Early Wednesday, Fulton posted an image on Twitter of
Trayvon's face on an American flag with the words "Happy 19th Birthday
Other users sent birthday wishes to Trayvon using #HoodiesUp and #NeverForget.
Zimmerman is also back in the news after an announcement Wednesday that he will box rapper DMX in March.
Feldman, owner of Celebrity Boxing, said he had received 15,000
inquiries from people interested in fighting George Zimmerman since the
fight was first advertised. "America wants to see this guy get his a--
kicked," Feldman said. "Everyone wants to see him lose."
said he heard from politicians, reality stars and television stars who
all wanted to get in on the fight. "I am not here to hurt anybody," he
said. "It's all about the show."
Twitter users erupted in criticism over the announcement's timing - Trayvon's birthday.
A White House petition and a change.org petition have been created to stop the boxing match.
are going to create a profit for the mockery of the death of an
innocent African American teenaged boy?" the Change.org petition states.
media users are also up in arms over a Google search that brings up
George Zimmerman's picture and information when the phrase "Trayvon
Martin's birthday" is searched.
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