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Old 03-08-2012, 12:50 PM  
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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."

[Related: Fla. teen avoids deportation]

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 03-25-2012, 02:32 PM   #1486
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:37 PM   #1487
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I wonder if the kid didn't find the gun on Zimmerman whilst he was beating the shit out of him and tried to take it from him.
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:37 PM   #1488
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Zimmerman should have taken several possible brain damaging blows before he decided he had enough..
Exactly. He shoildve waited till he got knocked unconscious... lol I mean a blow that can break your nose can also knock you out if located differently.
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:40 PM   #1489
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I wonder if the kid didn't find the gun on Zimmerman whilst he was beating the shit out of him and tried to take it from him.

Thats the thing, everybody wants to Lynch this dude... He must have a damn good excuse for shooting that kid since he is not in jail . I want to hear the full story, not just a bunch of racially charged bullshit
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:43 PM   #1490
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Thats the thing, everybody wants to Lynch this dude... He must have a damn good excuse for shooting that kid since he is not in jail . I want to hear the full story, not just a bunch of racially charged bullshit
It's too bad we'll never have the full story.
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:43 PM   #1491
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It's too bad we'll never have the full story.

Got to be a shitload of security cams in that hood
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You don't think the media will give us the real story? Imagine that
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He must have a damn good excuse for shooting that kid since he is not in jail .
He MUST? Seriously?

Isn't that the entire gist of the discussion? Concern that the police didn't scrutinize the situation enough?
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You don't think the media will give us the real story? Imagine that
I'm more sorry that one witness is dead.
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He MUST? Seriously?

Isn't that the entire gist of the discussion? Concern that the police didn't scrutinize the situation enough?
Maybe they have a security cam tape already... Maybe thats why... Who knows
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Thats the thing, everybody wants to Lynch this dude... He must have a damn good excuse for shooting that kid since he is not in jail . I want to hear the full story, not just a bunch of racially charged bullshit
It will come out, and it wont be pretty for Sharpton and the rest of the racist media. Gang related pictures on facenook, trouble at school, what he was serving a TEN day suspension for, drug-alchojol test from the autopsy...etc. The family would like this tried in the media with only evidence from their side. Thankfully that's not how it works.
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Well, he looked black enough that everything thought he was black. Didn't fit in with blacks because he hated them. Didn't fit in with whites because he was so ridiculously racist that the only white people he would have fit in with wouldn't associate with him because he looked black. He was undoubtedly the most miserable, self-loathing person I've ever known. The roommate thing didn't last very long.
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Maybe they have a security cam tape already... Maybe thats why... Who knows
Lol. Which is why the police dept. is taking public crucifixion. Because they have indisputable evidence that could end the debate.

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It will come out, and it wont be pretty tot Sharpton and the rest of the racist media. Gang related pictures on facenook, trouble at school, what he was serving a TEN day suspension for, drug-alchojol test from the autopsy...etc. The family would like this tried in the media with only evidence from their side. Thankfully that's not how it works.
Yeah. He's better off where he is. The family should just drop it.
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It will come out, and it wont be pretty tot Sharpton and the rest of the racist media. Gang related pictures on facenook, trouble at school, what he was serving a TEN day suspension for, drug-alchojol test from the autopsy...etc. The family would like this tried in the media with only evidence from their side. Thankfully that's not how it works.
I don't see why they would want to protect Zimmerman, it's not like he is a celebrity...
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