Prayer breakfast held for Trayvon Martin

Teen honored at mother's Miami Gardens church

Published On: Mar 24 2012 10:02:33 AM EDT   Updated On: Mar 24 2012 08:32:15 PM EDT
Trayvon Martin
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -

There were somber moments in prayer  for a young man whose life was taken too soon, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. 

Saturday morning, several elected officials along with members of the 100 Black Men of America Incorporated joined together at the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Miami Gardens to reflect on what happened and what changes need to take place.

Florida State Senator Oscar Braynon was at the event.  He asked Governor Rick Scott for a special committee to investigate the "Stand Your Ground" law. He also pushed for the new special prosecutor in the case.

He told Local 10, " Let's be honest. This happened because of the stereotypes that exist in this country and they don't go away after this event."

Former U.S . Representative Kendrick Meek was also at the prayer breakfast. He echoed the need for reform in the current law. 

Meek told Local 10, "In this case, this is where an individual took it upon himself to carry out the law in his own way."

For now the movement continues to sweep the nation. Over 30 demonstrations and protests were held at South Florida schools Friday.  Even the Miami Heat are getting involved, wearing black hoodies at their recent basketball game. 

These actions are all efforts to bring attention to this very painful tragedy.