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Obama On Trayvon Martin Case: 'If I Had A Son, He'd Look Like Trayvon'
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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- For the first time since the controversy erupted
on the national scene, President Barack Obama weighed in on the killing
of Trayvon Martin, calling it a tragedy, urging cooperation among law
enforcement and declaring that "some soul searching" was needed
throughout the country.

"If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon," Obama said, underscoring
how the issue affected him on a personal, and not just a political or
legal, level. "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."

The statement by Obama came after he introduced Dartmouth President
Jim Kim to be the next head of the World Bank during an appearance in
the Rose Garden. He took only one question before heading back into
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Added: Mar-23-2012 Occurred On: Mar-23-2012
By: XjamesX
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Regional News, Politics
Tags: trayvon, obama, son, zimmerman, murder, case
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States (load item map)
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