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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 08-01-2013, 09:42 AM   #6796
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With all the threats I would hope that he would be carrying AT LEAST 1 gun.
Yup. Could really care less. This is a non story.
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:21 AM   #6797
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I like the way the media still keeps saying "he was just coming back his fathers house from the store". Uh no.

The tenants name was/is Brandy Green and she is living there because she gets section 8.

Pretty much why that neighborhood was a crime ridden cesspool in the first place.
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:45 AM   #6798
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Another one bites the dust. Quwana is an idiot.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/p...treet-19866690

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A rookie police officer shot and killed a 14-year-old boy on a street early Sunday after he refused to drop his gun and pointed it in the direction of officers, authorities said.

Shaaliver Douse died of a single gunshot to his jaw after the confrontation in the Melrose section of the Bronx.

Two officers with the New York Police Department were on foot patrol when they heard gunfire at around 3 a.m. The officers responded to the scene and found the boy with a 9mm handgun firing shots at a fleeing man, authorities said.

Police released two surveillance videos Sunday evening that show a man they've identified as Douse, wearing a white T-shirt and jeans, fire at a group of men standing outside a bodega and then chasing after one of them. Police said Douse fired four shots in all.

The officers identified themselves as police and ordered him to drop his weapon, authorities said.

"The officers ordered Douse to drop the gun but instead he fired another round," NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly said at a news conference. "It is undetermined at this time whether he fired at the officers or a fourth time at the unknown male who had just run past the officers."

When he pointed his gun in the direction of officers, one of the officers shot him, police said. Douse was pronounced dead at the scene.

The two officers had joined the department in January.

Douse's aunt, Quwana Barcene, told the New York Post the boy was an only child.

"It's not fair. It was my sister's only child. You shouldn't have to bury your child," she said.

Douse had been in trouble with the law before.


He was charged in May with attempted murder after a 15-year-old boy was shot in a Bronx neighborhood where Douse lived. That shooting took place two miles from where Douse was later shot to death.

Douse was also charged with assault, criminal possession of a weapon and menacing in connection to the incident.

The prosecution of Douse was then deferred, said Steven Reed, a spokesman for the Bronx District Attorney's Office. The office had insufficient evidence to proceed, and the victim was unable to identify his shooter, he said.

The case was still open, Reed said.
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:02 AM   #6799
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She's not wrong. It does suck to have to bury your only child, or so I would imagine. She's not blaming anyone in that quote, if that's what you were getting at. At least, not in that quote...
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:22 AM   #6800
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Another one bites the dust. Quwana is an idiot.

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Not sure how this applies to the thread. I guess it's another black kid that got killed, which you seem to take pleasure in.
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:41 AM   #6801
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She's not wrong. It does suck to have to bury your only child, or so I would imagine. She's not blaming anyone in that quote, if that's what you were getting at. At least, not in that quote...
What happened was completely fair.

He was a thuggish Trayvon wannabe and he got what he deserved.

The quote from the stupid woman just shows you the mindset these people have.
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:22 AM   #6802
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She's not wrong. It does suck to have to bury your only child, or so I would imagine. She's not blaming anyone in that quote, if that's what you were getting at. At least, not in that quote...
That's true.

If the Sharptons of the world truly did give a damn about improving the lot in life for blacks they would look into why a kid of 14 had already racked up a rap sheet of a seasoned adult criminal. Then they would go about addressing the issues that turn young black kids into full blown criminals before they get public hair.
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:51 AM   #6803
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What happened was completely fair.

He was a thuggish Trayvon wannabe and he got what he deserved.

The quote from the stupid woman just shows you the mindset these people have.
Agreed on that. The kid got the inevitable result of his actions.

Doesn't mean his momma don't feel horrible about burying him and all. Whether or not it's her fault for raising a kid that got into that kind of trouble.

Meh.
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She's not wrong. It does suck to have to bury your only child, or so I would imagine. She's not blaming anyone in that quote, if that's what you were getting at. At least, not in that quote...
She's wrong in the sense that she says "It's not fair". Sounds fair to me based on the details above.
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She's wrong in the sense that she says "It's not fair". Sounds fair to me based on the details above.
Think of it this way. It's not fair that her son put himself in a situation where the outcome was his death. It's a grieving mother, or aunt in this case. She's hurting.

I don't take offense. The kid did this to himself.

I guess I'm feeling sentimental today. If she goes all Al Sharpton on it, I'd have a different opinion.
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Think of it this way. It's not fair that her son put himself in a situation where the outcome was his death. It's a grieving mother, or aunt in this case. She's hurting.

I don't take offense. The kid did this to himself.

I guess I'm feeling sentimental today. If she goes all Al Sharpton on it, I'd have a different opinion.
Absolutely. Since I am not tied to the kid I can be objective. I am not offended either.
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That's true.

If the Sharptons of the world truly did give a damn about improving the lot in life for blacks they would look into why a kid of 14 had already racked up a rap sheet of a seasoned adult criminal. Then they would go about addressing the issues that turn young black kids into full blown criminals before they get public hair.
As opposed to private hair?
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That is sick. Sick as hell. Bus driver does nothing. Kids on the bus do nothing.

Sick.
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