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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 04-02-2012, 02:30 PM   #2446
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it's from a cartoon dumbass
It's still screaming "I am a badass" Mr. Badass
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:32 PM   #2447
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please point to wherever I said I was a bad ass. I've been in a few fights. won some and lost some. I was pointing out to several of the dumbasses that if trayvon had attacked zimmerman like he asserted then there would be trauma to his hands which the funeral director said there was no such trauma and the usual circle jerk of retards in dc tried to turn it into me saying I was a bad ass which is no where close to what I originally said. but feel free to keep making shit up.
And you were proven to not know WTF you’re talking about.
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:32 PM   #2448
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It's still screaming "I am a badass" Mr. Badass
only to a ****stick raiders fan. the show is a comedy.
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:33 PM   #2449
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only to a ****stick raiders fan. the show is a comedy.
Do you think it makes you look like more of a badass to curse so much?
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:37 PM   #2450
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Whether he's proven innocent or not, Zimmerman is a Dwight Schrutian wannabe cop idiot who deserves all of the notoriety he's receiving. If Zimmerman would not have taken the law into his own hands, absolutely none of this would have occurred.
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:42 PM   #2451
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please point to wherever I said I was a bad ass. I've been in a few fights. won some and lost some. I was pointing out to several of the dumbasses that if trayvon had attacked zimmerman like he asserted then there would be trauma to his hands which the funeral director said there was no such trauma and the usual circle jerk of retards in dc tried to turn it into me saying I was a bad ass which is no where close to what I originally said. but feel free to keep making shit up.
nope you never actually said you are a bad ass. I guess just the condecending nature of the "psuedo tough guy" posts just rubbed me the wrong way. that and the fact that although noone really knows what happened.....you seem absolutely convinced T didn't attack Z. you can't possibly know this. at this point noone can. (although the evidence shows something happened to Z despite ABC's bullshit) your posts seem to insinuate Z is guilty guilty guilty.....and you can't know that. (he is certainly guilty of being a dumbass though.....)
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:43 PM   #2452
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Whether he's proven innocent or not, Zimmerman is a Dwight Schrutian wannabe cop idiot who deserves all of the notoriety he's receiving. If Zimmerman would not have taken the law into his own hands, absolutely none of this would have occurred.
How did he take the law into his own hands?
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:44 PM   #2453
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Whether he's proven innocent or not, Zimmerman is a Dwight Schrutian wannabe cop idiot who deserves all of the notoriety he's receiving. If Zimmerman would not have taken the law into his own hands, absolutely none of this would have occurred.
that doctored NBC 911 call that made him look like a total frigging racist....he didn't deserve that. that is just a bunch of crap. good job media. the hell with the facts! Z is a racist and T looks like he's 12!
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nope you never actually said you are a bad ass. I guess just the condecending nature of the "psuedo tough guy" posts just rubbed me the wrong way. that and the fact that although noone really knows what happened.....you seem absolutely convinced T didn't attack Z. you can't possibly know this. at this point noone can. (although the evidence shows something happened to Z despite ABC's bullshit) your posts seem to insinuate Z is guilty guilty guilty.....and you can't know that. (he is certainly guilty of being a dumbass though.....)

KC native hates this law because maybe now he can't jump on people at will, he strikes me as one who would attack weaker people to make him feel like the badass he wants so bad to be
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:47 PM   #2455
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How did he take the law into his own hands?
Wondering that myself.... Hell I hear public service ads telling people to report suspicious activity on the radio all the time....

Is that taking the law into his own hands?
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:48 PM   #2456
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Wondering that myself.... Hell I hear public service ads telling people to report suspicious activity on the radio all the time....

Is that taking the law into his own hands?
Maybe he was referring to Spike Lee's tweet
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I swear since this has happened...whenever I come in here I spend almost all my time in this thread playing catch up. it's just a fascinating.....albeit horrific case. I hope the truth comes out....but with NBC and ABC pulling the BULLSHIT they pulled.....wow.....I doubt even if the truth can be deciphered that we the public will ever be told what that truth is.
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:51 PM   #2458
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I swear since this has happened...whenever I come in here I spend almost all my time in this thread playing catch up. it's just a fascinating.....albeit horrific case. I hope the truth comes out....but with NBC and ABC pulling the BULLSHIT they pulled.....wow.....I doubt even if the truth can be deciphered that we the public will ever be told what that truth is.
They both should get their asses sued off
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:53 PM   #2459
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Maybe he was referring to Spike Lee's tweet
According to the race baiters, observing the actions of someone in a public place is justification to be assaulted.
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:56 PM   #2460
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How did he take the law into his own hands?
When the 911 operator instructed Zimmerman that he did not need to give chase to Trayvon, Zimmerman would have been wise to listen.
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