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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 07-13-2013, 02:54 PM   #5611
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It's interesting to see you complain about others speculating when that's clearly your forte.
Links?

Do you have anything of substance to contribute on this? Or is the peanut gallery you usually operate from from the fringe keep you safer?
You might go back and read the thread as to what I said instead of relying on some sweeping generality.
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Old 07-13-2013, 03:07 PM   #5612
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is the peanut gallery you usually operate from from the fringe keep you safer?
Saying he is a part of the peanut gallery is being generous...

You are assuming he actually has nuts.




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Old 07-13-2013, 03:10 PM   #5613
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Do any of you realize how hard it is to get expelled from a HS in Miami?

Not suspended, but THROWN OUT.

As in DON'T COME BACK.

That kid was ****ed up. He was ****ed up to the point where his mother could no longer deal with it. She asked the baby daddy to help and it the kids hour of need, the baby daddy IGNORED HIM. He was too busy dropping the hammer on his girlfriend. That couldn't wait.

The kid was a a psycho and his acts of violence were a cry for help. Nobody was there for him. they never were there for him.

He's dead because nobody taught him any social skills.
Nobody taught him much of anything. His teacher was probably the tv set.

Sooner or later, he was gonna WIND UP DEAD OR IN JAIL.

It happened sooner.
What acts of violence are you referring to? Martin was suspended from school, not expelled, and none of the reported incidents had to do with anything violent.

Given his prior legal issues, I would say Zimmerman's history of violence is much more alarming than Martin's.

As for the rest of your post, it goes so far beyond the realm of logic that I don't even know where to begin. Do you know how many teenagers in America are "too much" for their parents to handle and get sent to boarding school, or to live with another relative? That doesn't mean they all deserve to die.
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Old 07-13-2013, 03:18 PM   #5614
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Old 07-13-2013, 03:29 PM   #5615
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Saying he is a part of the peanut gallery is being generous...

You are assuming he actually has nuts.




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No, no....he has pea nuts!
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Old 07-13-2013, 03:45 PM   #5616
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Yet you feel you can discuss this intelligently? Like several people here, you are reacting with emotion, not facts.

Don't be ridiculous. I hate to state the obvious but this is a M E S S A G E
B O A R D. First rule of posting on a message board is that you don't need to know anything about anything to post anything. Not naming any names but some of our most beloved posters here have accumulated thousands upon thousands of posts.

Wow....this is a totally unique point of view that has never been posted before in this thread ever.

Don't be ridiculous again. I'm sure it was posted before. If you wanted to be sarcastic I'm saying it again. Don't be ridiculous. Originality is vastly overrated.
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Old 07-13-2013, 03:49 PM   #5617
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Yet you feel you can discuss this intelligently? Like several people here, you are reacting with emotion, not facts.

Don't be ridiculous. I hate to state the obvious but this is a M E S S A G E
B O A R D. First rule of posting on a message board is that you don't need to know anything about anything to post anything. Not naming any names but some of our most beloved posters here have accumulated thousands upon thousands of posts.

Wow....this is a totally unique point of view that has never been posted before in this thread ever.

Don't be ridiculous again. I'm sure it was posted before. If you wanted to be sarcastic I'm saying it again. Don't be ridiculous. Originality is vastly overrated.
So you're admitting you haven't read the thread. Thank you and it's obvious. So your claims are not based on any facts—at all—but is totally emotion-based.
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Old 07-13-2013, 05:53 PM   #5618
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