Proof!...Racism is alive and well in most conservatives minds.
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."
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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