Outside City Hall in Orlando, FL this weekend, many citizens mourned the death of Trayvon Martin, the 17 year old shot and killed near the Twin Lake’s Retreat. This tragedy has caused a nationwide discussion over race and the laws of self defense. Martin, a young black teenager was shot to death by George Zimmerman, the community’s crime watch program captain, on February 26th while Martin was walking back from a convenience store unarmed.
Zimmerman is claiming self defense, saying he shot Martin after he was punched in the face, knocking him on the ground, and claiming he was attacked while on the ground afterwards.
Those who might be charged with the final price of the murder are the homeowners of the retreat at Twin Lakes, as it is highly likely that Martin’s family will sue the community’s Homeowner’s Association and property management company, after the way the watch program has handled and operated the case. This case has been a tragedy for people in the community close to Martin, as well as people all over the nation following the case closely, and has also been an eye opener for those seeking or currently working with a property management company. The importance of finding a well established company, such as Ewing and Clark in Seattle, with an honorary track record for your homeowner’s association has been brought the attention of many, and is now more important than ever. For more information on the case, please visit the Seattle Times.