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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 06-30-2013, 12:00 PM   #4771
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Old 06-30-2013, 12:01 PM   #4772
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Old 06-30-2013, 12:49 PM   #4774
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Did anyone notice there were 60****ing7 people shot in Chicago 2 weeks ago in one ****ing weekend?

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More than likely Black folks getting killed. And yet no Al ****ing Sharpton, or Jesse ****ing Jackson!
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Old 06-30-2013, 12:54 PM   #4775
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More than likely Black folks getting killed. And yet no Al ****ing Sharpton, or Jesse ****ing Jackson!
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:19 PM   #4776
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The pictures i've seen show plenty of blood streaming down his head and what i think looks like a broken nose, most of that wasnt caused by a boxing glove.
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You and I have much different standards for "severe injuries" and I have no idea what you mean by this~
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Old 06-30-2013, 08:27 PM   #4777
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You and I have much different standards for "severe injuries" and I have no idea what you mean by this~
a scalp laceration bleeds like a mother****er...

no stitches = minor wound, certainly not life-threatening...

if everybody that ever got their nose smacked shot the other person, we'd have a lot more dead kids...

pound and ground has never killed anybody or even resulted in serious injury, that's no reason to shoot somebody to death...

i hope they find him guilty of 2d degree murder or at least manslaughter and lock him up in genpop for a few years...

maybe the next cop wannabe won't be so quick to instigate a confrontation and end it in gunfire...
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a scalp laceration bleeds like a mother****er...

no stitches = minor wound, certainly not life-threatening...

if everybody that ever got their nose smacked shot the other person, we'd have a lot more dead kids...

pound and ground has never killed anybody or even resulted in serious injury, that's no reason to shoot somebody to death...

i hope they find him guilty of 2d degree murder or at least manslaughter and lock him up in genpop for a few years...

maybe the next cop wannabe won't be so quick to instigate a confrontation and end it in gunfire...
You're a dumb mother ****er.
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a scalp laceration bleeds like a mother****er...

no stitches = minor wound, certainly not life-threatening...

if everybody that ever got their nose smacked shot the other person, we'd have a lot more dead kids...

pound and ground has never killed anybody or even resulted in serious injury, that's no reason to shoot somebody to death...

i hope they find him guilty of 2d degree murder or at least manslaughter and lock him up in genpop for a few years...

maybe the next cop wannabe won't be so quick to instigate a confrontation and end it in gunfire...

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When it comes to the use of deadly force the only thing needed is someone fearing for their safety or the safety of others.

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When it comes to the use of deadly force the only thing needed is someone fearing for their safety or the safety of others.

That is lesson #1 in CCl class.
Come on man. Nobody ever gets hurt from getting mounted and having lefts and rights dropped down on their face.
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It's nothing but a little brain swelling man... Nothing serious
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You're a dumb mother ****er.
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i hope they find him guilty of 2d degree murder or at least manslaughter and lock him up in genpop for a few years...

maybe the next cop wannabe won't be so quick to instigate a confrontation and end it in gunfire...
Not going to happen
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That defense attorney loves him some leading questions.

Prosecution objected sporadically, probably to avoid coming off pedantic, usually only when the leading questions were overly substantive.
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