By LAURA COX
Bill Cosby has spoken out in anger about the circumstances which led to George Zimmerman shooting Trayvon Martin.
He questioned why neighbourhood watch volunteers, like Zimmerman, are allowed to carry guns.
‘Without a gun, I don’t see Mr. Zimmerman approaching Trayvon by himself,’ he told the Washington Post. ‘The power-of-the-gun mentality had him unafraid to confront someone. Even police call for backup in similar situations.
Outspoken: Bill Cosby, of the Cosby Show fame, questioned why neighbourhood watch volunteers, like Zimmerman, are allowed to carry guns
‘When you carry a gun, you mean to harm somebody, kill somebody.’
Trayvon, a black teenager, was unarmed when he was shot and killed by Zimmerman in a case that has sparked allegations of racism and a nationwide outcry for justice.
74-year-old Cosby steered clear of mentioning race, though in the past he has been unafraid to jump into the fray and has even caused controversy of his own. Read more>>