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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

http://news.yahoo.com/family-florida...044537742.html




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 04-13-2012, 02:12 PM   #2926
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This is an interesting point of view, on the subject.

"Double Standard: Black Men Named Trayvon Get Killed all the Time, But The Left Doesn't Care"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpUAF...&feature=share
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:56 PM   #2927
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Especially when the press is corrupt and has an agenda that keep the racist fires lit 24/7.

NBC -doctored the 911 tapes
ABC- doctored the video of GZ
CNN- etc.....
MSNBC- etc......

True Justice is severely crippled when corruption in the press is present and both TM's family and GZ and his family get F'd in the long run.

That is the real sad fact.
Let us say that all the above is gospel and something one could prove in a court of law,. Have not all of the “news” organizations opened their selves up to huge financial risk should something happen to Zimmerman, one of his family or even his friends? Even if nothing happens, could they not possibly win a huge judgment for emotional distress and libel? I wasn’t there,and don’t know the entire story but I do think the way the media as well as some politicians and celebrities have taken a tragic event and used them for political gain and to thrust themselves into the limelight, reprehensible. Zimmerman may be a huge steaming turd of a human being and if guilty of a crime I hope he is sentenced accordingly but, if not, he is owed a great many apologies.
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Old 04-13-2012, 04:13 PM   #2928
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Why do people say the cops handled it badly? What exactly did they not do that is driving the people crazy?
Exactly

Bottom line: They didn't handle it badly. If they did we would have heard specifics by now. Angela Corey puts out a weak ass arrest charge so she can look politically tough on crime and yet it will get dismissed by a judge so that it gets kicked back to a grand jury which takes the heat off her.
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Old 04-13-2012, 04:18 PM   #2929
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This is an interesting point of view, on the subject.

"Double Standard: Black Men Named Trayvon Get Killed all the Time, But The Left Doesn't Care"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpUAF...&feature=share
Amazing, Accurate and to the point

Thanks for sharing
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:32 PM   #2930
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This is an interesting point of view, on the subject.

"Double Standard: Black Men Named Trayvon Get Killed all the Time, But The Left Doesn't Care"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpUAF...&feature=share
The unique circumstances of this case are obvious.
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:37 PM   #2931
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Why do people say the cops handled it badly? What exactly did they not do that is driving the people crazy?

The one that sticks out to me is the officer who told the witness that she was incorrect in what she heard and told her what it was that she heard, instead of you know, taking the witnesses statment.
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:38 PM   #2932
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The unique circumstances of this case are obvious.
As well as some of the unique reactions.
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:40 PM   #2933
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As well as some of the unique reactions.
Well at least you agree that the premise of that post was silly right?

Why does *this* one stand out...

Really?
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:08 PM   #2934
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Well at least you agree that the premise of that post was silly right?
I'll go with, this entire Traven circus has turned into a a complete cluster ****, with every political douche bag with an agenda, working it for all it's worth, for $1000, Alex.
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:16 PM   #2935
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I'll go with, this entire Traven circus has turned into a a complete cluster ****, with every political douche bag with an agenda, working it for all it's worth, for $1000, Alex.
But why...what was unique about it...

Your original post was trying to say this is some run of the mill thing.

It is a circus for distinct reasons. No reason to act like they are not there.
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:20 PM   #2936
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But why...what was unique about it...

Your original post was trying to say this is some run of the mill thing.

It is a circus for distinct reasons. No reason to act like they are not there.
Sure Zach, lets go with that.
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:26 PM   #2937
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I'll go with, this entire Traven circus has turned into a a complete cluster ****, with every political douche bag with an agenda, working it for all it's worth, for $1000, Alex.
Form of a question, please.
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Form of a question, please.
SOB! I guess you're up. I should have said "What Is.............."

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But why...what was unique about it...

Your original post was trying to say this is some run of the mill thing.

It is a circus for distinct reasons. No reason to act like they are not there.
The point wasn't to say that this case is trivial. The point was to say that the other cases seem to be trivial to some making a big deal about this one. It's a fair point to make, regardless of the uniqueness of this case.
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The unique circumstances of this case are obvious.
like what? I mean, I understand your reply appears to attempt to steer away from the point presented in the video, but please expound.
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