George Zimmerman, if not prosecuted in Florida for killing 17 year old Trayvon Martin, has started a whole new world of hate, violence, & death for America’s children.
Similar to Brazilian police randomly murdering street children last year, American vigilantes can now murder at will the children they deem not fit to live. The harm will fall mostly on poor Blacks & Hispanics if history is an indicator.
Now that virtually anyone can conceal and carry a gun on the street in America, the fact that a self-defense claim works in all instances (in Florida) means that murder is a much easier crime to commit.
Just be sure there are no witnesses.
Trayvon was armed with skittles and soda.
If that passes for a weapon that frightened George into killing this 17 year old boy, there is no end to how easy murder has become in our communities.
“She was carrying a string of licorice” will be an adequate defense; Click here
Please read this note from Trayvon’s parents;
Our son didn’t deserve to die. Trayvon Martin was just 17 years old when he was shot and killed by George Zimmerman. Trayvon wasn’t doing anything besides walking home with a bag of Skittles and some iced tea in his hands.
That’s why we started a petition on Change.org calling for Zimmerman’s prosecution and trial. We aren’t looking for revenge, we’re looking for justice — the same justice anyone would expect if their son were shot and killed for no reason.
No family should ever have to go through this nightmare. The law should protect everyone, regardless of where they live, how much money they make, or what color their skin is.
With our petition at 900,000 signers so far, we’ve made important progress toward making some sense out of what happened. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will investigate Trayvon’s death, and so will the FBI and Department of Justice.
But Trayvon’s killer is still free. The surest path to justice runs through Sanford, Florida, and through the office of State’s Attorney Norman Wolfinger, who is responsible for bringing charges against Zimmerman. With your help, we believe he’ll have no choice but to give Trayvon and his killer their days in court.
Thank you so much.
– Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton
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Trayvon Martin case: 16-year-old girl recalls last phone conversation minutes before Martin was shot dead: report
Teen says Martin tried to escape, asked man ‘What are you following me for?’
BY PHILIP CAULFIELD / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Trayvon Martin in an undated family photo. A 16-year-old friend says she was on the phone with Martin just minutes before he was shot dead by George Zimmerman n Feb. 26.
George Zimmerman, 28, shot and killed Martin, 17, after a confrontation in a gated community in Sanford, Fla., on Feb. 26.
A 16-year-old girl said she was on the phone with the Florida teen shot by a neighborhod watch volunteer moments before he was killed, and that he feared he was being stalked.
The 16-year-old told Martin’s family attorney she was on the phone with Martin on the night of Feb. 26, ABC News reported, and they talked just moments before he was shot to death by George Zimmerman.
The pair’s phone logs, obtained by ABC News, show they spoke just five minutes before police responded to reports of a shooting at the gated community in Sanford, Fla.
Recounting her conversation with Martin, the teen girl said, “He said this man was watching him, so he put his hoodie on. He said he lost the man.”
“I asked Trayvon to run, and he said he was going to walk fast. I told him to run but he said he was not going to run,” she said.
After a few minutes, the girl said, Martin thought he was safe. But eventually the man appeared again.
“Trayvon said, ‘What are you following me for?'” the girl said. “And the man said, ‘What are you doing here?’ Next thing I hear is somebody pushing, and somebody pushed Trayvon because the [phone’s\] headset just fell.”
The line went dead, the girl said.
“I called him again and he didn’t answer the phone,” she said.
Martin’s parents, Tracey Martin and Sybrina Fulton, told ABC News that the logs and the girl’s story showed their son wasn’t looking for trouble.
The 17-year-old high school junior had been watching the NBA All-Star game at his father’s house and stepped out to buy a bag of Skittles and an Arizona Iced Tea when he was killed.
“He knew he was being followed and tried to get away from the guy, and the guy still caught up with him,” Tracey Martin told ABC News.
“That’s the most disturbing part,” he said. “He thought he had got away from the guy and the guy back-tracked for him.”
Zimmerman admitted shooting Martin but maintains he did it in self-defense after the teen came after him.
The case has attracted national attention, and rallies and protests were held across Seminole County on Monday calling for Zimmerman’s arrest.
On Tuesday, State Attorney Norm Wolfinger said a Seminole County grand jury would investigate the case.
The Justice Department announced it would open an investigation on Monday.
Legal experts say Zimmerman could benefit from Florida’s liberal self-defense laws, which allow someone who feels threatened to “stand his or her ground” and use deadly force without backing down.