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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 08-09-2013, 11:45 AM   #6841
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If this is the 50th Anniversary month of MLK Jr.'s Speech can I say that I have a dream that one day this thread will not be on the front page of the DC Forum.

Maybe not in my lifetime, but one day.
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:47 AM   #6842
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If this is the 50th Anniversary month of MLK Jr.'s Speech can I say that I have a dream that one day this thread will not be on the front page of the DC Forum.

Maybe not in my lifetime, but one day.
Creepy assed crackers in the southern wild think Missy Deen, why oooooh-weee, . . . she be so much nicer dan dat mean ol' house negro MLK. Seen'd it on Massa's movin' pictyuh square and errythin'
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:53 AM   #6843
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Creepy assed crackers in the southern wild think Missy Deen, why oooooh-weee, . . . she be so much nicer dan dat mean ol' house negro MLK.
I don't know much about Ms. Deen, but from what I gather, someone somebody did not tell her about depositions or she paid no never mind when she was told.
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:02 PM   #6844
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:21 PM   #6845
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:14 AM   #6846
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:49 PM   #6847
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http://globalgrind.com/2013/08/21/cy...pisode-photos/

SVU basing an episode on this only using Cybil Shepherd as Zimmerman. I know many on here pointed out reactions would have been different has Trayvon attacked a women. I have no idea how closely they will stick the facts though.
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:52 PM   #6848
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SVU basing an episode on this only using Cybil Shepherd as Zimmerman. I know many on here pointed out reactions would have been different has Trayvon attacked a women. I have no idea how closely they will stick the facts though.
Cybil Shepherd used to be quite a looker even well into middle age territory. Even with Hollywood surgical/cosmetic magic and fuzzy imaging, she's got to be starting to show her age by now.
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:56 PM   #6849
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Cybil Shepherd used to be quite a looker even well into middle age territory. Even with Hollywood surgical/cosmetic magic and fuzzy imaging, she's got to be starting to show her age by now.
Yeah, she appears on Psych sometimes. Not much to look at.
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George Zimmerman's Girlfriend Wants to Drop Charges, 'Be With Him'

George Zimmerman's girlfriend who called Florida police to say he was breaking her stuff and was brandishing a weapon no longer wants to press charges against him and instead wants to get back together with him.

Zimmerman, 30, who faces a felony aggravated assault charge as well as lesser charges stemming from the incident, is asking to have conditions of his bail modified so he can resume contact with Samantha Scheibe.

According to court documents filed by Zimmerman's attorney Jayne Weintraub, Scheibe, 27, gave a sworn statement in which she wrote, "I do not want George Zimmerman charged."
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