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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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If he can't be trusted to go to school without having drugs in his backpack, stealing jewelry, and taking a swing at a bus driver, then he can't be trusted to leave the house after dark by himself.
Racist. You used the word dark and you're white.
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Don't forget he was unarmed.
It does not matter... READ THE DAMN LAW... it does not say a damn thing about a man has to be armed to shoot him...


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Old 03-28-2012, 05:27 PM   #1999
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If on the jury and based on what I know, I would have a hard time convicting Zimmerman of even manslaughter.
I didn't say it would be a sure conviction. The sloppy police work afterwards pretty much ensures that Zimmerman is going to get off completely.
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The more Obama keeps making these overtone statements in favor of TM being a victim the more he pushes the hispanic vote to the right
Yet another example of how bat shit crazy you are.

How is Trayvon not a victim here?
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Yet another example of how bat shit crazy you are.

How is Trayvon not a victim here?
Because he broke the law when he put his hands on Zimmerman, had he not put his hands on Zimmerman, we are talking 1st degree murder..



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Perhaps we are miscommunicating. Yes, just like the US, we are tied to Europe. Basic history.

To say that Hispanic is just another version of European is wrong through. We have our own culture and heritage that is mostly unrelated to old Mother Spain... just like White America does.
You're wasting your time. That crazy bitch is an expert on everything, is never wrong, and twists words to definitions that only she understands.
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Because he broke the law when he put his hands on Zimmerman
Stand your ground works both ways. If he felt his life was in danger because some random guy is following him around then he has every right to defend himself.

Aside from that, he would have never even been in the situation if Zimmerman had listened to the 911 operator.
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stand-your-ground law states that a person may use deadly force in self-defense when there is reasonable belief of a threat, without an obligation to retreat first. In some cases, a person may use deadly force in public areas without a duty to retreat. Under these legal concepts, a person is justified in using deadly force in certain situations and the "stand your ground" law would be a defense or immunity to criminal charges and civil suit. The difference between immunity and a defense is that an immunity bars suit, charges, detention and arrest

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Stand your ground works both ways. If he felt his life was in danger because some random guy is following him around then he has every right to defend himself.

Aside from that, he would have never even been in the situation if Zimmerman had listened to the 911 operator.
911 Operator is not there, they can only advise...
You are not required by law to take instructions from a 911 operator, they are not a cop they are in a call center.


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Stand your ground works both ways. If he felt his life was in danger because some random guy is following him around then he has every right to defend himself.

Aside from that, he would have never even been in the situation if Zimmerman had listened to the 911 operator.
Then he should have had more than a bag of skittles
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911 Operator is not there, they can only advise...
You are not required by law to take instructions from a 911 operator, they are not a cop they are in a call center.


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It's just as easy to make the argument that Trayvon was defending himself from Zimmerman.

Trayvon was the one shot. He is the victim. It doesn't get much clearer than that.
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Then he should have had more than a bag of skittles
He was 17. He can't own a pistol ****stick.
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