Bill Cosby today talked to CNN’s Candy Crowley about the Trayvon Martin case, telling the host of “State of the Union” that the problem was the proliferation of firearms.
“When you tell me that you’re going to protect the neighborhood that I live in, I don’t want you to have a gun,” said Cosby, referring to Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman. “I want you to be able to see something, report it and get out of the way.”
Cosby’s son, Ennis, was shot and killed in 1997 during an attempted robbery off the side of the San Diego Freeway in Los Angeles.
Cosby also addressed the criticism of President Obama, saying,“I’m disappointed at people who don’t look at the woes and the trouble given to this man. People blatantly speaking out against his color, wasting time, starting up new stories about whether or not he was born here, saying things that they can’t prove.”
Cosby predicted that Obama would win reelection.