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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."

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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 05-17-2012, 05:51 AM   #3286
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All those saying Zim was looking for a confrontation and therefore this was his fault, would you say the same to a provocatively dressed woman who was raped that it was partially her fault?

End of the day, you don't attack someone who is smaller than you just for following you around. You get physical and all bets are off. Judging from the actual facts (injury reports) it's fair to say that Zim was getting his ass kicked and did what he had to do to defend himself.
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:06 AM   #3287
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I disagree. Martin attacked him while he was observing the environment.
I don't believe there is any evidence to support either side of that argument that we know of.

I still standing by my theory (and others) that Zimmerman tried to restrain\subdue Martin and then got his ass kicked then got shot. My guess that is the prosecutors theory as well but we will see.
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:08 AM   #3288
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And I will just throw this out there the prosecutor that is trying this case just got a 12 minute 20 year conviction on a battered woman that tried to kill her husband.

So good luck George
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:11 AM   #3289
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And I will just throw this out there the prosecutor that is trying this case just got a 12 minute 20 year conviction on a battered woman that tried to kill her husband.

So good luck George
That woman left and later came back with a gun and shot him. She wasn't being beaten when she pulled the trigger.
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:19 AM   #3290
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That woman left and later came back with a gun and shot him. She wasn't being beaten when she pulled the trigger.
Most juries are sympathetic to battered women. She already had a restraining order against him for beating her.
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:25 AM   #3291
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I agree, except maybe the last comment. But I find it odd that Zim's defenders cling to this Stand Your Ground thing (although he wasn't standing his ground, he was following) but Trayvon apparently wasn't standing his ground when he was approached by Zim.
They both stood their ground. I don't see Zimmerman suing Trayvon's family for medial expenses.

Zimmerman pursued him, Trayvon made it violent, and George shot him. Two idiots had a confrontation, and one got shot. Sometimes shit happens.

Nothing Zimmerman did prior to the shooting would have possibly been considered a crime had this not turned violent. Eventually, Zimmerman had to use a weapon to stop a severe beating.

Zimmerman will walk.
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:28 AM   #3292
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Most juries are sympathetic to battered women. She already had a restraining order against him for beating her.
No jury in the world is going to let someone get a gun, walk up to somebody, and shoot them.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:38 AM   #3293
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And I will just throw this out there the prosecutor that is trying this case just got a 12 minute 20 year conviction on a battered woman that tried to kill her husband.

So good luck George
come on.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:49 AM   #3294
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Most juries are sympathetic to battered women. She already had a restraining order against him for beating her.
If she left and then came back with a gun, this was not self defense as she was not in any way in danger. That was totally premeditated murder. Sympathy to her abuse is one thing, letting her get away with murder is another.
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All those saying Zim was looking for a confrontation and therefore this was his fault, would you say the same to a provocatively dressed woman who was raped that it was partially her fault?

End of the day, you don't attack someone who is smaller than you just for following you around. You get physical and all bets are off. Judging from the actual facts (injury reports) it's fair to say that Zim was getting his ass kicked and did what he had to do to defend himself.
Yes it is partially her fault.
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Yes it is partially her fault.
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No jury in the world is going to let someone get a gun, walk up to somebody, and shoot them.
A jury acquitted Lorena Bobbit of cutting her husband's dick off so anything is possible
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Oh my.
LOL. Everyone has the right to wear what they want, but as an adult if you aren't aware of the dangers around you and act ignorant towards it...things happen and you failed in your responsibility toward your own safety making you partially at fault. It's like me walking in to a KKK meeting thinking I' safe. I deserve what I get and I am partially to blame for that. Don't be a wuss. I'm right.
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LOL. Everyone has the right to wear what they want, but as an adult if you aren't aware of the dangers around you and act ignorant towards it...things happen and you failed in your responsibility toward your own safety making you partially at fault. It's like me walking in to a KKK meeting thinking I' safe. I deserve what I get and I am partially to blame for that. Don't be a wuss. I'm right.
You not being safe at a KKK meeting is not due to your choice of clothing so much as your choice of venue.
A woman getting raped isn't due to her choice of clothing, it's due to being in proximity to a mentally deranged man.
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You not being safe at a KKK meeting is not due to your choice of clothing so much as your choice of venue.
A woman getting raped isn't due to her choice of clothing, it's due to being in proximity to a mentally deranged man.
WTF are you talking about? I'm not talking about getting raped just because she is a woman...it's never her fault then, idiot. I'm responding to specifically what he said about being provocatively dressed.
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