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Former Mayor Bill Johnson Discusses His Op-Ed Piece on Trayvon Martin Case

Mar 28, 2012

Former Rochester Mayor Bill Johnson has publicly shared his thoughts about the controversial shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.

Johnson wrote an op-ed piece published the Orlando Sentinel newspaper. Martin was shot and killed in Sanford, FL, a suburb of Orlando.

You can read Johnson’s piece at the newspaper’s website. In it he talks issues of race and police community relations in Rochester and the unique connection between our city and Sanford.

Click on the audio player above to listen to Johnson talk with WXXI’s Bob Smith about what he wrote and why he wrote it.