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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, 04:49 PM   #1186
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That's what seems off to me. I can't believe there isn't departmental procedures that prevent the cops from having to (or being able to) make on the app judgement.

Person who just killed someone: "it wad self defense, I promise"

Cops: "do you pinky swear? Ok you can go"
Again, I ask do you have any proof that that happened?
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Old 03-23-2012, 04:49 PM   #1187
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Personally the politics in this is going to make me puke. Approximately 1500 children under the age of 18 were murdered in 2010. Where was their national exposure, their outrage, where was their obama speech?



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Wild guess, but the shooters in most of those cases were found and arrested, remain unknown, or uncharged due to lack of evidence.
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Old 03-23-2012, 04:52 PM   #1188
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I don't get where you get the laundry list from?

Do you have a link?
I'm sorry you haven't followed the story as closely as I have. I recommend Google.
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Old 03-23-2012, 04:59 PM   #1189
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Heres another story to get pissed off about...

Who cares about this one?
Couple married for 65 years killed during home invasion.
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:02 PM   #1190
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:03 PM   #1191
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A politician whose opinion happens to agree with public opinion. You don't say?
Yes, there always has to be some hypocritical, underlying reason.

Stand Your Ground does sound pretty straightforward doesnt it? Zimmerman didnt stand his own ground, he made the kid do that.
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:03 PM   #1192
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Heres another story to get pissed off about...

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Couple married for 65 years killed during home invasion.

Does Al give 2 shits about that story?
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:03 PM   #1193
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A lot of times past history can influence these activities.
You mean like the police covering up crimes?
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:05 PM   #1194
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You mean like the police covering up crimes?
Stop enabling.
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:08 PM   #1195
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Sanford Florida Police have previously been involved in racial violence and racial death incidences. The previous Sanford Police Chief (Brian Tooley) was forced from office due to a cover up over a Lt beating up a black homeless man.,and current Police Chief (Bill Lee) promised to clean Sanford Police up as there was a previous incident in 2005 where an off duty Sanford policemen shot Travares McGill in the back and claimed self defense.
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:10 PM   #1196
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When seconds count, the Po Po is only minutes away.... I just don't think the guy would have shot him had he not been attacked because this dude was young and fast and I bet the 17 year old kid could have easily got away from him...

I still say the kid had a weapon, Most people won't shoot to kill unless they see a weapon
Don't you think the cops would have come forward and presented a weapon by now if he had one on him? That would make this entire thing pretty much go away, right there.

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Old 03-23-2012, 05:14 PM   #1197
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Don't you think the cops would have come forward and presented a weapon by now if he had one on him? That would make this entire thing pretty much go away, right there.

You are one dumb ****.

You really are that stupid aren't you N00b?
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:17 PM   #1198
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You really are that stupid aren't you N00b?
Speak on it then, Wanda. Enlighten me.
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No, I'm quite sane.

I just don't feel overly compelled to provide a link every time thinks I'm a liar. Particularly when posting from my phone.
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The fat guy will probably lose everything he owns in the civil-suit that will surely follow. I can't say I have any sympathy for him.
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