Arlington Teen’s Death Weighs Heavy on Million Man Marchers

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FORT WORTH -- The 20th anniversary of the Million Man March is almost here. And folks here in Texas are mobilizing a movement leading up to the milestone march in D.C. on October 10th.

"Trayvon Martin's killer is walking free. Oscar Grant's killer is walking free. Michael Brown's killer is walking free. That's not justice," local organizer Lee Muhammad said.  "When Jamal Bryant saw the bloods and the crips unite in Baltimore, he felt like a hypocrite, because if gang bangers can stop banging for one common cause, why can’t the preacher, and the minister of the Gospel and the Qu’ran?"

This call to action seems to be coming at a good time. Hundreds are holding protests and unity rallies over the death of Christian Taylor, the unarmed 19-year-old college student shot and killed by an Arlington officer after he crashed into a car dealership.

"But understand, the only thing that happened at that car lot is some glass got broken. Three days later, the cars are back on the lot, there's new glass in the windows. My cousin's a very peaceful brother," said Abdul Chappell, Christian Taylor's cousin.

The Million Man March is hoping Taylor's death, and others, will put a spotlight on young black men dying.

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