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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, 04:07 PM   #2506
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Like I said. If they told that to me, I'd stop.
All depends... What if you thought he was about to commit murder?
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:07 PM   #2507
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It should have said "Mostly a Whitey" instead of Hispanic
Oh make no mistake about it, the white in him is to blame I made it through about the first 4 pages before I skipped to the last page. People here crack me up~
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:07 PM   #2508
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All depends... What if you thought he was about to commit murder?
Why would I think that?
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:07 PM   #2509
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No that means we don't need you to do that because we will and if you do you are on your own...

Had it been against the law, she would have said it would be against the law if you did that Mr.Zimmerman
The moment he chose to give chase was the moment he opened himself to this vicious response to the public, he deserves all of the criticism he's receiving.
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:09 PM   #2510
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The moment he chose to give chase was the moment he opened himself to this vicious response to the public, he deserves all of the criticism he's receiving.
Damn straight! That will teach his mostly white ass~
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:09 PM   #2511
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And I bet that if you were on the line with 911 they would have told you to do exactly what you did, which was apply pressure to the wound. Those operators sure are good at giving sound advice during an emergency.
They probably would have told me to apply pressure but due to the nature and position of the wound, no amount of pressure was able to stop the bleeding significantly so I just applied a tourniquet. Which they DO NOT tell you to do anymore because of the liability issue with cutting off blood flow for too long and possible losing a limb. What bothered me about the whole situation was that when the paramedics did show... one looked at me holding the tourniquet like I was some crazy overactive boy scout and was clueless. I instructed her that she needed to grab INSIDE my hands and hold the tourniquet because applied pressure wasn't working... she ignored me and when I released, a PLUME of blood shot out the guys arm and he nearly passed out before she took my advice and cinched the tourniquet tight again.

That was a weird night. The guy was stabbed, well slashed really... because he told some guy to **** off when he asked for cigarettes off him.

My point being that sometimes a person on the scene knows enough to do what needs to be done until the pros get there... even if it goes against the limits a 911 operator has. I'm not saying that was the case with Zimmerman, but it certainly could be.. I simply don't know.
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Oh make no mistake about it, the white in him is to blame I made it through about the first 4 pages before I skipped to the last page. People here crack me up~
It amazes me how people think others are justified to commit felony assault on someone just because you are being followed in a gated community by some fat "mostly WHITEY" dude with a little Spanish heritage sprinkled in.
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:11 PM   #2513
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Damn straight! That will teach his mostly white ass~

fat "mostly WHITEY dude with a little Spanish Heritage" sprinkled in would be a more politically correct term sir..

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Old 04-02-2012, 04:13 PM   #2514
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Zimmerman made a mistake, Martin made a mistake, someone paid with their life. I'm not looking at this as having a right or wrong side, but it seems there are people here that think Zimmerman did everything right. No he didn't.
We don't even know that. He may have done absolutely NOTHING wrong.. he may have done EVERYTHING wrong. We simply don't know based on the tiny "facts" we have at our disposal.
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We don't even know that. He may have done absolutely NOTHING wrong.. he may have done EVERYTHING wrong. We simply don't know based on the tiny "facts" we have at our disposal.
Exactly....
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:18 PM   #2516
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fat "mostly WHITEY dude with a little Spanish Heritage" sprinkled in would be a more politically correct term sir..

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Poor guy! He has spent most of his life with his white side keeping down his Hispanic side. One day the guy just had enough and took it out on a black guy. Too bad he couldn't find a white guy to take it out on. But then again had it been a white guy there would be no outrage and this thread would have never been started.
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:19 PM   #2517
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Poor guy! He has spent most of his life with his white side keeping down his Hispanic side. One day the guy just had enough and took it out on a black guy. Too bad he couldn't find a white guy to take it out on. But then again had it been a white guy there would be no outrage and this thread would have never been started.

White people never get treated wrong is why...
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:24 PM   #2518
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We don't even know that. He may have done absolutely NOTHING wrong.. he may have done EVERYTHING wrong. We simply don't know based on the tiny "facts" we have at our disposal.
How do you get into a situation where you have to shoot an unarmed 17 year old who wasn't committing a crime without making a mistake?
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How do you get into a situation where you have to shoot an unarmed 17 year old who wasn't committing a crime without making a mistake?
Turn your back so he can attack you from behind?
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:26 PM   #2520
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Turn your back so he can attack you from behind?
Why did Martin go after Zimmerman? Did he randomly decide to attack the nearest person that night?
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