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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 08-06-2013, 08:36 PM   #6826
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:41 PM   #6827
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:47 PM   #6828
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:52 PM   #6829
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:37 AM   #6830
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:49 AM   #6831
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:51 AM   #6832
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Read an actually heart rending comment on an article regarding this case from a Native American women who, as a girl, lived literally on the Trail of Tears [the frontage of her parent's property was the path the Cherokee trod], and her nanny, Native American as well, would take her on regular walks where they'd find human bones and give them ceremonial burial in the woods nearby. To imagine a front yard where your ancestors were forcibly displaced and were left to rot where they died of malnutrition and exhaustion along the way. Ponderous.
The ones that survived the Trail of Tears ended up in the Indian Nations, a.k.a. Oklahoma. Cherokees ended up in north east Oklahoma, where most of my relatives live.
On Farming Uncles land theres a creek that runs through the back side of it and in the middle of the creek bed is a big flat rock with a bath tub carved in it, my cousins think this was for a sweat lodge. There are also a couple of places my cousins have shown me they believe to be Cherokee grave yards because of the way they would stack rocks to mark graves. You can walk up and down the creek bed kicking up arrowheads all day. Not on the level of finding human remains but still interesting, and it leaves you with the impression that youre intruding / trespassing.
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:00 AM   #6833
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That's interesting. I watched that video clip of that bus beating on two different news sites and both of them started it after the kid fell between the seats, so you had no way of knowing what kid getting beat looked like. Wonder why.
The first time I saw the video, I thought for sure the victim was black.

He must have been the only white kid on that bus.

The sad thing is, if he or his parents had voiced any concern about that prior to the savage beating, they would have been labeled racists and sent off for some diversity training.

You may as well of taken that kid down to the local zoo and pushed him into the polar bear pit.
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:48 PM   #6834
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The first time I saw the video, I thought for sure the victim was black.

He must have been the only white kid on that bus.

The sad thing is, if he or his parents had voiced any concern about that prior to the savage beating, they would have been labeled racists and sent off for some diversity training.

You may as well of taken that kid down to the local zoo and pushed him into the polar bear pit.
I used to be one of about 4 white kids on a bus of all black kids. This was in 1978. I lasted a whole 3 days before I quit riding the bus. We were heckled and threatened the whole way to school. Most of the kids lived in Belrose Manor by Rosedale Park. I rode to school with a friend until I bought my own car for a whopping $400.
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