President Barack Obama has again waded into the controversy that is the death of Trayvon Martin and the subsequent George Zimmerman verdict.
Last weekend, he urged the public to honor the deceased, while respecting the verdict. Today's remarks were more impromptu and less detached.
Speaking at the White House about the Martin-Zimmerman case, Obama reacted both personally and as a member of the African-American community.
"When Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son," he said.
"Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago."
"When you think about why, in the African-American community at least, there's a lot of pain around what happened here."