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Old 03-08-2012, 11:50 AM  
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Neighborhood watch captain shoots innocent black youth and doesn't even get arrested

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ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - The family of a 17-year-old African-American boy shot to death last month in his gated Florida community by a white Neighborhood Watch captain wants to see the captain arrested, the family's lawyer said on Wednesday.

Trayvon Martin was shot dead after he took a break from watching NBA All-Star game television coverage to walk 10 minutes to a convenience store to buy snacks including Skittles candy requested by his 13-year-old brother, Chad, the family's lawyer Ben Crump said.

"He was a good kid," Crump said in an interview, adding that the family would issue a call for the Watch captain's arrest at a news conference on Thursday. "On his way home, a Neighborhood Watch loose cannon shot and killed him."

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Trayvon, who lived in Miami with his mother, had been visiting his father and stepmother in a gated townhome community called The Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford, 20 miles north of Orlando.

As Trayvon returned to the townhome, Sanford police received a 911 call reporting a suspicious person.

Although names are blacked out on the police report, Crump and media reports at the time of the shooting identified the caller as George Zimmerman who is listed in the community's newsletter as the Neighborhood Watch captain.

Without waiting for police to arrive, Crump said, Zimmerman confronted Trayvon, who was on the sidewalk near his home. By the time police got there, Trayvon was dead of a single gunshot to the chest.

"What do the police find in his pocket? Skittles," Crump said. "A can of Arizona ice tea in his jacket pocket and Skittles in his front pocket for his brother Chad."

Zimmerman could not be reached for comment on Wednesday evening at a phone number listed for him on the community's newsletter.

Crump said the family was concerned that police might decide to consider the shooting as self defense, and that police have ignored the family's request for a copy of the original 911 call, which they think will shed light on the incidents.

"If the 911 protocol across the country held to form here, they told him not to get involved. He disobeyed that order," said Ryan Julison, a spokesman for the family.

"He (Zimmerman) didn't have to get out of his car," said Crump, who has prepared a public records lawsuit to file on Thursday if the family doesn't get the 911 tape. "If he never gets out of his car, there is no reason for self-defense. Trayvon only has skittles. He has the gun."

Since Trayvon, a high school junior who wanted to be a pilot, was black and Zimmerman is white, Crump said race is "the 600 pound elephant in the room."

"Why is this kid suspicious in the first place? I think a stereotype must have been placed on the kid," Crump said.

(Editing By Cynthia Johnston and Peter Bohan)

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Old 03-23-2012, 02:50 PM   #1006
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:51 PM   #1007
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You read my mind. Earlier today I was reading the police chief's statement concerning his decision to remove himself from this case. Part of what he said was something like (paraphrase) I'm a veteran homicide detective, a father and a police chief. I am all to familiar with the horrors of these situations and my sympathies are with the child's parents however based upon our fact finding there is no cause to arrest the shooter.

If there is an arrest made it will be due to the pressure from the vigilante individuals and groups including that shit bird in the White House and his " if I had a son it would look like treyvon" improper comment.
The state's attorney is going to butt**** this guy. And he deserves it.
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:51 PM   #1008
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He was being followed for no reason.
People have every right to track strangers in their community, especially in those areas that are subject to burglary and other crimes. You can pretend all you want that you don't understand this but you do.
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:52 PM   #1009
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You read my mind. Earlier today I was reading the police chief's statement concerning his decision to remove himself from this case. Part of what he said was something like (paraphrase) I'm a veteran homicide detective, a father and a police chief. I am all to familiar with the horrors of these situations and my sympathies are with the child's parents however based upon our fact finding there is no cause to arrest the shooter.

The problem is people are trying to make it about race, first to get them wound up they said the shooter was white only later to find out he is Hispanic.

The stage this fire is at right now, the Hispanic dude is guilty no matter what this kid did or had on him.

I feel sorry for the kid's family but I was not there, I tend to side with the law and know if this was not justified, they would be loving sitting in front of the local news crews telling them how they apprehended this suspect...


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Old 03-23-2012, 02:53 PM   #1010
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People have every right to track strangers in their community, especially in those areas that are subject to burglary and other crimes. You can pretend all you want that you don't understand this but you do.
Your theory is that the kid approached the killer?
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:53 PM   #1011
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The state's attorney is going to butt**** this guy. And he deserves it.
If there is a legal reason to prosecute then they need to bring charges. If the only reason this guy gets arrested is because there is pressure from the black community and bleeding-hearts that is wrong and un-American. That is asking for a wrong to be committed because you don't like the law.
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:54 PM   #1012
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Your theory is that the kid approached the killer?
At this point there is no killer in this case.
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:54 PM   #1013
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Your theory is that the kid approached the killer?
Hey STUPID the guy had grass stains on the back of his shirt and a busted face.....
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:56 PM   #1014
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It might be a little easier to bring charges had there been any semblance of a proper investigation. They let Zimmerman go home with his loaded gun. Cops who shoot someone undergo more scrutiny than this guy did.
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:56 PM   #1015
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At this point there is no killer in this case.
Yes, there is. I think you're confusing the word "killer" with "murderer." There is a killer in this case. Anyway, your theory is that the kid approached the killer?
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If there is a legal reason to prosecute then they need to bring charges. If the only reason this guy gets arrested is because there is pressure from the black community and bleeding-hearts that is wrong and un-American. That is asking for a wrong to be committed because you don't like the law.

I agree 100% if this guy punched himself in the face and scrubbed his shirt on the ground to get the grass stains to get away with shooting this kid then fry his ass...
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:57 PM   #1017
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Hey STUPID the guy had grass stains on the back of his shirt and a busted face.....
I know. What does that have to do with what I was talking about?
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:57 PM   #1018
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Hey STUPID the guy had grass stains on the back of his shirt and a busted face.....
You and your grass stains. Maybe the dumbass fell when he was chasing after this kid. You act like this guy being dirty is a rock solid defense for homicide.
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:59 PM   #1019
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You and your grass stains. Maybe the dumbass fell when he was chasing after this kid. You act like this guy being dirty is a rock solid defense for homicide.
Yes and if he put them there on purpose to kill a kid I say fry his ass....



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Old 03-23-2012, 02:59 PM   #1020
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No, he was a visitor and invited guest of someone within the community.
Why wasn't he with the invited guest then?
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