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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 03-26-2012, 01:58 PM   #1711
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Justice must be served. The trial by public opinion has been held. No need for delays. The bastard must be punished, swift and sure. The martyred boy demands that an eye for an eye be implemented.

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I've never once made an issue of the race of the man vs. the race of the boy. My viewpoint on it would be the same if it were a 50 year old white man that was shot. This stinks to high heaven.
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:00 PM   #1712
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You probably saw this, but he was never specifically told NOT to pursue Martin. He was told something like ' we do not need you to do that.'
And he said "Okay". He then told emergency services he was going to wait for police at a certain set of mailboxes. Instead he went to confront the kid. He is a proven liar.
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:01 PM   #1713
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It's in the link HCF posted a few posts before mine.
Ok..

I saw a map yesterday of the events that explained it, i think basically what he was saying was there was a brief time where Trayvon cut through a pathway between blocks, and Z was waiting by his car for the police to show up....theyre not talking about the initial period of time when Z is on the phone with police.

I'm going to see if I can find the map...damn I threw it out because I didnt believe it....or believe that it was going to be relevant.
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:02 PM   #1714
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And he said "Okay". He then told emergency services he was going to wait for police at a certain set of mailboxes. Instead he went to confront the kid. He is a proven liar.
we will see on April 10th...I am cool to wait until both sides present the evidence to make up my mind....
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:04 PM   #1715
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If i had a son, he would look like Trayvon Martin
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:07 PM   #1716
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If only the homeowners association of that gated community had done a better job screening out Tracy Martin, this whole mess could have been avoided.
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:07 PM   #1717
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If i had a son, he would look like Trayvon Martin
i have four sons and none of them look like that kid...

one of them looks a little like zimmerman though...
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:12 PM   #1718
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we will see on April 10th...I am cool to wait until both sides present the evidence to make up my mind....
Sadly there is only 1 side still alive.
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:14 PM   #1719
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Found out a few interesting things from the article I read today.

Trayvon was 6'3. Zimmerman is 5'9. I can see how Trayvon could have beat his ass.

Trayvon was suspended for having a baggie that had contained weed in it at school. (Not saying it's pertinent, but he's not as squeaky clean as some made it out to believe.)

A 13 year old witness saw Zimmerman lying on the ground crying for help moments before the gunshot.


Zimmerman's story is starting to sound much more plausible.
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Looks like Trayvon went for the gun.
http://gma.yahoo.com/trayvon-martin-...-abc-news.html
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:18 PM   #1721
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Sadly there is only 1 side still alive.
and that's the point isn't it?
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and that's the point isn't it?
Yes because someone died, we MUST as a society rush to a judgment, convict and sentence someone without affording them the opportunity to present a defense.. I believe it is in the constitution somehwhere where you lose your right to be presumed innocent if a member of the opposite race dies.
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Looks like Trayvon went for the gun.
http://gma.yahoo.com/trayvon-martin-...-abc-news.html
looks like zimmerman says the guy went for the gun...

the guy isn't talking...
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Looks like Trayvon went for the gun.


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i have four sons and none of them look like that kid...

one of them looks a little like zimmerman though...


Thats what Obama said the other day my friend.
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