Nightly News | March 21, 2012
>> lot of anger over this case and there's another ang tool the case as well, and it's personal. for a lot of black families across the country, this shoots hits close to home and reenforces a fear that many say they quietly live with maen every day and have taught their kids about for generations. that part tonight.
>> make sure all of the stuff is out of that back seat.
>> wendy ealey walker never met trayvon martin but feels like she knew him well.
>> that could be my kid, minding his own business, doing his own think, never thinking anyone would do him harm.
>> she's devastated by martin's death and she worries her 14-year-old son could be targeted.
>> it makes me angry and very frightened.
>> a fear understood by mane in the african-american community where it's common for parents to give their sons rules to live by beginning as a young age.
>> my mom told me go with what the cop says, don't argue with them, every time i'm at a public event or a cop sees me on the street. he askss me, where are you supposed to be, boy? it's not the same treatment they give everyone else.
>> one columnist call ed it the burden of black boys in america.
>> you're constantly having to make psychological adjustments to watch the way your hands are moving, to watch your posture, to watch the way that your feet are moving to make sure that you don't make an abrupt movement. that may mean that you have to compromise a bit of your bride, but i want you back home alive .
>> while what happened is still aclean, reports of martin's death have sparked outrage across the country.
>> is going to be something about this.
>> mark tomsis's national show is flooded with calls.
>> people have literally called in and cried on air. i have even fought back some of my own tears.
>> it's a manifestation of something that you feel that you breathe all the time. that doesn't have a texture or doesn't have a mass but it's very real and always around you like air.
>> a painful reminder for so many black families.
>> love you.
>> trayvon is not just his mom's kid. he's everyone ps child.
>> one 17-year-old's death giving age old fire a new face.