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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 03-23-2012, 01:23 PM   #931
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:24 PM   #932
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According to today's Orlando Sentinel, Zimmerman is Hispanic, grew up in a multiracial home and is a Spanish speaker. Not hispanic enough for you White Whale? By your calculus, is Obama black, and what is the difference?
I think the technical term for obama's skin color is 'high yellow'.
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:25 PM   #933
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Stand your ground doesn't have a thing to do with this
If the kid put him on his back and beat him in the face I believe the stand your ground law applies...
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:26 PM   #934
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I think the technical term for obama's skin color is 'high yellow'.
You obviously aren't from the South...They pronounce it 'high yaller'
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:27 PM   #935
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So you can chase and confront someone and then kill them when they react defensively and that is "standing your ground"?
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:29 PM   #936
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So you can chase and confront someone and then kill them when they react defensively and that is "standing your ground"?
I am reading fro this story

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/...black-teenager
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:30 PM   #937
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So you can chase and confront someone and then kill them when they react defensively and that is "standing your ground"?
Apparently it is an acceptable practice in the south when dealing with African Americans.
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:31 PM   #938
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Apparently it is an acceptable practice in the south when dealing with African Americans.
But a more Minority Minority did it so which is considered the Minority and which is considered the majority?
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:58 PM   #939
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If the kid put him on his back and beat him in the face I believe the stand your ground law applies...
No... Then he would have the same old 50 state self defense defense.

Duty to retreat doesn't have a thing to do with this case because Zimmerman provoked the confrontation himself.
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No... Then he would have the same old 50 state self defense defense.

That's not what duty to retreat is.
You don't have to retreat.
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:04 PM   #941
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You don't have to retreat.
You can't provoke someone and then use the no-DTR/SYG/castle doctrine to justify homicide. It does not apply.
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:06 PM   #942
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You can't provoke someone and then use the no-DTR/SYG/castle doctrine to justify homicide. It does not apply.
Not exactly, say I called you a mo fo and I pissed you off and you charged at me and I attempted to diffuse the situation and you would have no part of it... You attacked me anyway... The provoke part is gone then
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