Trayvon Martin discussed on 'The Talk': 'This is an American story'

trayvon-martin.jpgThe media has been buzzing recently following the unjust killing of Trayvon Martin in Florida. Martin, a black teenager, was shot and killed by a white neighborhood watchman, George Zimmerman. Zimmerman called 911, telling the operator that Martin looked "like he's up to no good" and appeared to be "on drugs or something."

After the 911 operator told Zimmerman not to follow Martin, Zimmerman followed him and shot him. Zimmerman claimed it was in self-defense. Martin can be heard crying out for help on another 911 call from someone in their home, followed by the fatal gunshots.

"It turned out the teenager wasn't carrying a weapon; he was just carrying some candy and some iced tea," says Julie Chen on Tuesday's edition of "The Talk." "Police say they do not have enough evidence to arrest Zimmerman and Zimmerman strongly denies he did anything wrong."

The women of "The Talk" discuss the horrible tragedy in the clip below. "This is probably one of the most egregious miscarriages of justice, to this point, that we've seen in recent times," Aisha Tyler says.

"This is an American story. So don't just think this is a Black story, because this happens to Americans every day. If we don't stand together, how are we going to protect our children?" adds Sheryl Underwood. "Since when did candy and iced tea ever become a weapon? This child should have been able to walk wherever he wanted to go and not have to worry about being shot."