by Eileen Maloney-Simon
CEO, YWCA Miami-Dade County
Once again we find ourselves saddened, outraged, and questioning how a child can be killed at the hands of an adult. Once again we find ourselves asking how this can happen, why did this happen, and how can we protect our children and guarantee them our country’s promise of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness? These questions and more are being asked throughout the country, but no where more loudly than here in Florida where the life of a 17-year-old child, Trayvon Martin, was ended with a single gun shot by a man who is claiming self defense and who has not yet been arrested.