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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 07-11-2013, 07:32 PM   #5386
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:36 PM   #5387
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:43 PM   #5388
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:45 PM   #5389
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:11 PM   #5390
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:13 PM   #5391
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:28 PM   #5392
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Come on dc bigots post up your" free Zimmerman" and "good job Zimmerman one less darky" tshirts. I know you bigots love to see a chold killer set free. You're way of thinking is a 17 year old black male is dangerous.l and should be treated as such.
I'm gonna call BS on that one. Now as you can see I believe that Zimmerman took a second look because Martin was black, however I doubt these guys are card carrying KKK members. Give it a rest.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:33 PM   #5393
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http://fox4kc.com/2013/07/11/chiefs-...erman-verdict/

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – George Zimmerman’s murder trial in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin has sparked race-fueled debate across the country and is also nearing an end. The conclusion of State of Florida vs. Zimmerman comes with some consternation from city leaders, specifically from Kansas City, Missouri Police Chief Darryl Forte on Thursday.

Chief Forte published a lengthy blog entry reminding citizens that regardless of the trial outcome they are to remain civil and that violence will not be tolerated.

The blog specifically reads in one part:

“The U.S. Constitution guarantees all citizens the right to voice their opinion and peaceably assemble, and we will support everyone’s right to do so. But disagreement with any verdict in the judicial process does not give anyone the right to ignore the law and compromise the safe of other or harm their property.”

Martin’s death in February of 2012 struck a chord with Kansas Citians. There were numerous vigils and town hall meetings in the immediate months after the incident. Forte said that Kansas City is largely full of good, law-abiding people and expects them to act responsibly.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:41 PM   #5395
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A re-enactment of the Treyvon Martin George Zimmerman incident.

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Are they going to release the animated re-enactment? The technology to create it sounded pretty cool.
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Are they going to release the animated re-enactment? The technology to create it sounded pretty cool.
Yes. I think it will be the last thing the jury see's from the defense if I understand it right?
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Yes. I think it will be the last thing the jury see's from the defense if I understand it right?
I thought the judge turned it down. Did she change her mind?
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I got this from reddit.

A re-enactment of the Treyvon Martin George Zimmerman incident.



That's great.

I should post it on facebook, but I'd hate to lose my only black friend.
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