LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The parents of Trayvon Martin spoke Tuesday at the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (http://bit.ly/8GuMwi) in Little Rock.
Martin's parents said they hope to spread a message to the parents of America.
"I think it's real important that we teach our kids how to resolve confrontations without any malice." said Trayvon's father, Tracy Martin.
The mother of the allegedly unarmed teen who police say was shot and killed by a Florida neighborhood watch volunteer told hundreds of people gathered for a black law enforcement conference in Arkansas that she grew up with a weapon in the house, hoping to dispel rumors the family is against guns in the home.
"My dad was a police officer for the city of Miami." said Fulton.
The organization said it reached out to Martin's parents shortly after their son was allegedly shot to death by Neighborhood Watch Volunteer George Zimmerman.
"We wanted them to get the full impact of how our organization is grieving with them," said NOBLE National President Jiles Ship.
Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the February shooting.
"This could have been either one of your kids." said Martin.
Martin's parents were accompanied by their attorney.
"Little black and brown boys... What is the value of their life? The next thing is the 'stand your ground law.' If he's (Zimmerman) not held accountable, what happens when the next child is shot or killed?" said Benjamin Crump, attorney for the parents of Martin.
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