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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."

[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 03-26-2012, 08:30 AM   #1681
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:05 AM   #1682
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Hopefully if there is racial tension (hopefully there will not be but there usually is with this sort of thing) its directed where it should be, at hispanics and not whites.
my impression is that the charges of racism are being directed more at the police and their sloppy investigation of a black male being shot dead...

apparently there is a history of problems with the sanford police department's handling of cases involving black male victims, including not fully investigating or pursuing cases involving black male victims...
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:06 AM   #1683
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:16 AM   #1684
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:28 AM   #1685
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:32 AM   #1686
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:36 AM   #1687
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What if it turns out his own actions were the main cause of his death? Will you give the same harsh treatment to him or just Zimmerman still?
How could his own actions be the main cause of his death? He was walking home from buying a bag of skittles. He was minding his own business. He noticed someone following him and he tried to get away. He ran. He was pursued, stalked and confronted.
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:35 AM   #1688
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I am sure this will help. Wonder what our president has to say about this?

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...icle-1.1050370

Group offers $10,000 to ‘capture’ Trayvon Martin’s killer

The new Black Panther Party offered a bounty of $10,000 Saturday for the “capture” of a Florida neighborhood watch captain



The new Black Panther Party offered a bounty of $10,000 Saturday for the “capture” of a Florida neighborhood watch captain who killed unarmed teen Trayvon Martin.

“An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth,” leader Mikhail Muhammad said after announcing the reward for George Zimmerman at a protest in Sanford, Fla.

Muhammad called on 5,000 black men to mobilize and capture the neighborhood watch volunteer.

“If the government won’t do the job, we’ll do it,” Muhammad said, leading chants that included “freedom or death” and “justice for Trayvon.”
Muhammad said New Black Panther’s chairman, Malik Zulu Shabaz of Washington, was taking donations from black entertainers and athletes.

The group hopes to collect $1 million off the outrage by next week.
New Black Panthers members pointed to what they called the inaction of government officials — from Sanford city officials up to the governor — and accused them of lying and delaying justice.

They also said Angela Corley, the newly appointed special prosecutor, was an enemy of the black community.

“She has a track record of sending innocent young black men and women to prison,” Muhammad said.

The Southern Poverty Law Center calls the New Black Panther Party, a black-separatist group created in 1989, “virulently racist and anti-Semitic.”

Martin, who is African-American, was wearing a hoodie and carrying a pack of Skittles and an ice tea on the night of Feb. 26. He was heading back to his father’s fiance’s townhouse.

Zimmerman, 28, called 911 to report a suspicious person in the gated community and followed the teen despite the dispatcher’s request that he stand down.

Zimmerman said he shot Martin in self-defense. Zimmerman’s family says he is Hispanic and race was not an issue.

A Florida man was also charged Friday with threatening to kill Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee and his family.

Lee temporarily stepped down as chief over the case.

Trayvon’s mom said she was having a hard time realizing that her son’s not coming home, People magazine reported Saturday.

“I look at every door and think, he’s just going to walk through it any minute,” Sybrina Fulton told the magazine.“I just want to see him again, but I can’t.

“He’s in heaven, looking down at me.”






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Old 03-26-2012, 11:43 AM   #1689
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Bet he will double the $$$. Then once he finds out Zimmerman is hispanic and not white, he will withdraw the offer.
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:22 PM   #1691
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Oh my. All this uproar only to be proven to be a steaming pile of race bait?
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:29 PM   #1692
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:29 PM   #1693
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Oh my. All this uproar only to be proven to be a steaming pile of race bait?
Wow. I just need details on what happened after he was told not to persue the guy by the 911 operator, and what led to the confrontation. But as usual, there is MUCH more to the story than is initially reported.
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:35 PM   #1694
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He was walking back to his SUV when the kid attacked him from behind.

Yeah....right....
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damn, that girl can't even hold the damn gun steady...

i bet she couldn't hit me at 10 paces...

maybe i'm not as scared as i thought i was... :hmmmm:
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