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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

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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, 10:03 PM   #5731
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What in three ****ing ****s does that have to do with anything?
Just checking to see how sincere you are on such sentiments. So it's about YOU.

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Old 07-13-2013, 10:03 PM   #5732
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Old 07-13-2013, 10:03 PM   #5733
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I think when Zimmerman left the courtroom he should have looked at the judge and said,"I want my god damn gun back."
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What in three ****ing ****s does that have to do with anything? It's no surprise that both the rights and lefts on this board hate you and think you're a dumbass.
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You don't think the guy IN PURSUIT laid hands on Tray on first?

To which the natural reaction, when you are doing absolutely nothing wrong and somebody you don't know accosts you, is self defense.

Then, when tough guy on a power trip realizes he is in fact a pussy, he pulls the gun and murders a kid.
I am not going to reiterate what's already been covered at length in this thread. You are too late to the party.
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I think when Zimmerman left the courtroom he should have looked at the judge and said,"I want my god damn gun back."
And then someone should have just given him his bullet back...
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Old 07-13-2013, 10:04 PM   #5739
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Florida gun laws are horrible. You can not obey the police, stalk your victim and when they fight back. ..you can murder them and walk away scott free. This says more about our gun laws and judicial system amd less about race relations.
Not "obeying" police. He didnt follow a suggestion....and in by doing so, he broke no law

was it poor judgement? Probably

But if you were stalking someone with intent to murder......why would you take a mini-beating first....and therefore, jeopardize your whole intent?
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You don't think the guy IN PURSUIT laid hands on Tray on first?

To which the natural reaction, when you are doing absolutely nothing wrong and somebody you don't know accosts you, is self defense.

Then, when tough guy on a power trip realizes he is in fact a pussy, he pulls the gun and murders a kid.
Zimmerman is their hero. He did nothing wrong. Racial profiling and disobeying the police is okay.
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What question? Am I sad that Nicole Brown's parents lost their daughter like that? Yes.

I still don't understand what that has to do with anything. It was a stupid question from a stupid poster.
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There's nothing more dangerous than a fearful idiot carrying a gun, whatever his/her intentions
Agreed. That has nothing to do with legal ccw. Most criminals are fearful idiots.
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You're right. The proof is in the countless friendly fire casualties overseas.
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You don't think the guy IN PURSUIT laid hands on Tray on first?

To which the natural reaction, when you are doing absolutely nothing wrong and somebody you don't know accosts you, is self defense.

Then, when tough guy on a power trip realizes he is in fact a pussy, he pulls the gun and murders a kid.
The evidence in the case doesn't support your theory. What we saw here is a jury that took their responsibility seriously.
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