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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 07-29-2013, 03:41 PM   #6781
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:42 PM   #6782
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:48 PM   #6783
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:33 PM   #6784
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:54 AM   #6785
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Deja vu....
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:38 AM   #6786
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Now if he really wanted to piss in some people's cheerios he should legally change his name to 'Al Sharpton' or 'Jesse Jackson'....I'd pay to see Al Sharpton leading a protest against 'Al Sharpton'.
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:30 AM   #6787
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:25 PM   #6788
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Oh, and for those of you who keep bringing up the Sherry West case? It's a ****ing hoax. lol

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_1...s-report-says/
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:39 PM   #6789
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Oh, and for those of you who keep bringing up the Sherry West case? It's a ****ing hoax. lol

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_1...s-report-says/
That doesn't say it was a hoax Maybe Al Sharpton can check it out - he's an expert at hoaxes.
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Update: Zimmerman was pulled over for speeding on highway 80 in east Texas yesterday and was released with just a warning.

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Old 08-01-2013, 06:58 AM   #6793
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:11 AM   #6794
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Update: Zimmerman was pulled over for speeding on highway 80 in east Texas yesterday and was released with just a warning.

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Saw that. NBC seemed to be more worried that he had a gun in the glove box than the cop that pulled him over. They wrote an article about it mentioning it several times while the officer that pulled him over let him go with a warning for speeding.
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:27 AM   #6795
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Saw that. NBC seemed to be more worried that he had a gun in the glove box than the cop that pulled him over. They wrote an article about it mentioning it several times while the officer that pulled him over let him go with a warning for speeding.
With all the threats I would hope that he would be carrying AT LEAST 1 gun.
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