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    Please post media and tweet links here. This is a reference thread, so no discussion here please.

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    02/29/2012
    Boy, 17 shot to death after altercation
    Police are remaining tight-lipped about a shooting in the Twin Lakes Town Homes neighborhood Sunday that resulted in the death of a 17-year-old boy.
    Sanford Police Spokesperson Sgt. Dave Morgenstern said police are still investigating the incident that left Trayvon Martin, of Miami, dead after what they are calling an “altercation” with a 25-year-old man in the subdivision.
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    03/07/2012
    Family of Florida boy killed in neighborhood watch seeks arrest
    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.
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    03/08/2012
    Trayvon Martin's family calls for arrest of man who police say confessed to shooting
    Trayvon Martin, an unarmed African-American teenager, was shot and killed in a gated community in Florida late last month by a white neighborhood watch captain, according to police. But the watch captain, George Zimmerman -- a 28-year-old who has admitted to police that he shot the young man -- still walks free. And Martin's family is pleading for answers and demanding justice.
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    Neighborhood watch leader who fatally shot teen not arrested; family file suit
    family of a teen, who was fatally shot by neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman, filed a public records lawsuit on Thursday in an effort to get more answers about how the boy died.
    Family members said 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, of Miami, was visiting his father and stepmother last month at their home in the Retreat at Twin Lakes, which is a predominately white neighborhood in Sanford.
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    Trayvon Martin, Fla. teen, killed by head of neighborhood watch
    The family of a Florida teen who was fatally shot after an encounter with a neighborhood watch leader on Thursday asked the police department investigating the death to release 911 tapes that may help explain how the young man died.
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    03/09/2012
    Miami-Dade teen killed by a crime watch captain
    Trayvon Martin traveled to Sanford on a trip with his father. The teen returned to his Miami home in a body bag.
    Martin, 17, was shot and killed Feb. 26 by a neighborhood crime watch captain.
    The circumstances of the shooting are still unknown, but George Zimmerman, the 28-year-old man who shot Martin, told police he shot in self-defense.
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    Florida family seeks justice after unarmed teen shot by neighborhood watch captain
    The family of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin is demanding answers after police have yet to release 911 tapes or make an arrest nearly one month after the unarmed African-American teenager was shot and killed by a white neighborhood watch captain in a gated Florida community.
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    03/12/2012
    Family demands justice in deadly Sanford shooting of teen
    Angry residents gathered outside the Sanford Police Department Saturday, hoping to urge investigators to arrest a neighborhood watch leader who recently shot and killed a teenage boy.
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    Family of Miami teen killed in Sanford demand answers
    On the steps of the Miami Gardens church where Trayvon Martin’s funeral was held one week ago, his family and friends returned to demand justice Sunday night.

    The Miami teen was killed in Sanford, near Orlando, two weeks ago. At the time Martin was vacationing with his father.
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    George Zimmerman neighbors complained about aggressive tactics before Trayvon Martin killing
    George Zimmerman has not been charged in the Feb. 26 shooting of Trayvon Martin, 17, who was walking home from a convenience store in Sanford, Fla., near Orlando. Zimmerman, who patrolled the Retreat at Twin Lakes development in his own car, had been called aggressive in earlier complaints to the local police and the homeowner's association, according to a homeowner who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
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    Shooting death of Miami teen turned over to state attorney
    The police chief in Sanford turned over the investigation into the killing of Miami teen Trayvon Martin to the Seminole-Brevard State Attorney’s Office for review Monday, as outraged members of the community demanded justice.
    The Michael Krop Senior High School junior was killed two weeks ago in Sanford while on a trip to visit relatives.
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    03/13/2012
    Man on neighborhood watch shoots, kills teen
    A deadly shooting in Sanford has taken a bizarre turn. Police said a man patrolling on the neighborhood watch shot and killed a teenager who was on vacation.
    Trayvon Martin turned 17 just three weeks before he was killed at the Retreat at Twin Lakes Townhomes on Sunday night.
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    Trayvon Martin shooting case goes to State Attorney's office today
    At some point today, the Trayvon Martin shooting investigation will make its way from Sanford Police detectives to the State Attorney's Office, where a decision will be made about whether the 28-year-old white community watch member who shot the Miami teen last month will be charged with a crime.
    Whatever the outcome, some are likely to be unhappy.
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    Orlando watch shooting probe reveals questionable police conduct
    ABC News has uncovered questionable police conduct in the investigation of the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white neighborhood watch captain in Florida, including the alleged "correction" of at least one eyewitness' account.

    Sanford Police Chief Billy Lee said there is no evidence to dispute self-appointed neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman's assertion that he shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin out of self-defense.

    "Until we can establish probable cause to dispute that, we don't have the grounds to arrest him," Lee said.

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    Many demand answers on teen shot in Sanford
    Most of the people demanding justice for Trayvon Martin did not know the teen, who was shot to death by a crime-watch volunteer.
    But people in this community and beyond want to know how an unarmed 17-year-old who simply went to a nearby 7-Eleven for a bag of Skittles never made it home alive. They are organizing rallies and venting their anger on Facebook and Twitter.
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    Unarmed teen's killing in Sanford deserves answers
    Trayvon Martin’s family deserves answers, and so does a community rightfully outraged in the aftermath of his killing.
    How can the 17-year-old Miami teenager, who was simply walking back to the townhouse he was visiting in the central Florida town of Sanford, end up shot dead with no consequences for his killer?
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    03/15/2012
    Acitvists protest outside Sanford police headquarters
    Members of the New Black Panther Party gathered outside Sanford police headquarters today to put pressure on authorities who have yet to charge a neighborhood watch volunteer in the fatal shooting of a Miami teenager late last month.
    Activists criticized the decision as a "miscarriage of justice."
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    Witness: Sanford police "blew us off" in teen slaying

    WFTV reporter Daralene Jones spoke with a woman who heard a Sanford vigilante shoot a 17-year-old boy as he was walking home from a convenience store with a bag of candy.
    The shooter, George Zimmerman, claimed self-defense in the killing, Sanford police said.
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    Sanford city manager says the city is working to make changes
    Members of the New Black Panther Party gathered outside Sanford police headquarters today to put pressure on authorities who have yet to charge a neighborhood watch volunteer in the fatal shooting of a Miami teenager late last month.
    Activists criticized the decision as a "miscarriage of justice."
    Trayvon Martin, 17, was returning from the store to his father's fiancee's apartment inside a Sanford gated community Feb. 26 when he was shot by 28-year-old George Zimmerman, who was patrolling the neighborhood, police said. Four people have gathered outside police headquarters this afternoon.
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    Interview with witness of Sanford teen shooting death
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    George Zimmerman's father: My son is not racist, did not confront Trayvon Martin
    The Sanford Neighborhood Watch volunteer who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, did not instigate the encounter but has received death threats and moved out of his home, his father told the Orlando Sentinel on Thursday.
    George Zimmerman, 28, has not been arrested, something that has put him and the Sanford Police Department at the center of a firestorm. Critics say Trayvon, who was visiting family from his home in Miami, was a victim of racial profiling.
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    03/16/2012
    Family of slain boy outraged shooter remains free
    The family of a 17-year-old unarmed Florida boy gunned down last month is outraged that the shooter remains free.

    "It's surprising. It's shocking," said Tracy Martin, father of Trayvon, shot dead in Sanford. "It lets me know that justice is just not being served here. All we want is justice for our son. We're not asking for anything out of the ordinary."
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    Trayvon's father: Family betrayed by Sanford police[
    In the 20 days since Trayvon Martin was killed, his parents said, their trust in the Sanford Police Department has disappeared.
    Tracy Martin, father of the slain teen, told reporters today he felt "betrayed" by law enforcement investigating his son's death because they have not arrested the shooter.
    "It's a shame that he's [Trayvon] not getting any justice. We're not, as a family, getting any closure," the elder Martin said. "I feel betrayed by the Sanford Police Department and there's no way that I can still trust them in investigating this crime."
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    Militia group to attempt citizens arrest in Florida shooting of Trayvon Martin
    The leader of a self-described black militia group says members will go to Sanford next week to attempt a citizen's arrest on George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch leader who admitted to fatally shooting unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin.
    Najee Muhammad, a member of the New Black Liberation Militia, announced Thursday that members of the group plan to take the 28-year-old Zimmerman to federal authorities since local police haven't acted.
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    Trayvon Martin neighborhood watch shooting:911 tapes send mom crying from room
    Police recordings made the night a self-appointed neighborhood watch captain allegedly shot and killed an unarmed 17-year-old boy outside his stepmother's home sent the boy's mother screaming from the room and prompted his father to declare, "He killed my son," according to a family representative.
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    Justice Dept. investigation is sought in Florida teenager's shooting death
    Nearly three weeks after an unarmed teenager was killed in a small city north of Orlando, stirring an outcry, a few indisputable facts remain: the teenager, who was black, was carrying nothing but a bag of Skittles, some money and a can of iced tea when he was shot. The neighborhood crime watch volunteer who got out of his car and shot him is white and Hispanic. He has not been arrested and is claiming self-defense.
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    03/17/2012
    The curious case of Trayvon Martin
    Op-Ed Columnist
    “He said that Tray was gone.”
    That’s how Sybrina Fulton, her voice full of ache, told me she found out that her 17-year-old son, Trayvon Martin, had died. In a wrenching telephone call, the boy’s father, who had taken him to visit a friend, told her that Trayvon had been gunned down in a gated townhouse community in Sanford, Fla., outside Orlando.
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    03/17/2012
    911 calls show shooting of black teen was not self defense
    Calls made to police show that a black teenager was terrified as he tried to get away from the white neighborhood watch volunteer who shot him, and that the volunteer was not defending himself as he has claimed, the teen's family told The Associated Press on Saturday.
    Sanford police released eight 911 calls late Friday. The neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman, tells a dispatcher in the first call that he is following 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
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    Trayvon Martin 911 tapes: Who screamed for help before shot rang out
    A nighttime encounter on a quiet Florida street followed by hollering and pleas for help. Then a shot.

    On Friday, the Sanford, Fla., police department released a flurry of 911 tapes from the night an unarmed black teenager, Trayvon Martin, was killed by a self-appointed neighborhood watch captain on patrol after a string of neighborhood break-ins.

    The Feb. 26 shooting touched a nerve in a town that has in the past seen flare-ups of racial tension, raising the specter of racially-fueled profiling.

    But when police refused to arrest the shooter, 28-year-old George Zimmerman, in the weeks that followed, those allegations became compounded by complaints that police, as one attorney said, “are letting a murderer walk the streets.”
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    Shooter of Trayvon Martin a habitual caller to cops
    The people at the Retreat at Twin Lakes had been missing bikes, grills and a few times thought strangers were casing their town houses.
    When the homeowners association wanted to start a neighborhood watch, only one man stepped up: George Zimmerman, the 28-year-old who admitted to shooting an unarmed Miami Gardens teenager and who is now the focal point of a race-related scandal of national proportions.
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    Trayvon Martin family seeks FBI investigation
    The family of Trayvon Martin is asking the FBI to get involved in the investigation of the killing of the unarmed 17-year-old Florida high school student, who was shot last month by a self-appointed neighborhood watchman outside his stepmother's home.

    Martin, a black high-school junior, was making his way home with a bag of Skittles and a can of iced tea on Feb. 26 when George Zimmerman spotted him, called a non-emergency dispatch number to report Martin looked intoxicated, followed him, and then minutes later after an altercation, shot him.

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    Trayvon Martin killing's youngest witness 13 still can hear the screams
    Austin McLendon hasn't been the same since that night three Sundays ago when Trayvon Martin was killed.
    His mother says he's been arguing with his siblings more than usual. His 8th grade teachers have called home saying that he's become angry and lax in his schoolwork. He seems stressed out, distracted and consumed, they say.
    Austin was standing less than 20 yards away from Martin when he was shot on the night of February 26.
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    Tensions still simmer in Trayvon Martin shooting case
    A tumultuous week ended with a bombshell that is sure to ratchet up the anger and tension surrounding the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin.
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    03/21/2012
    Witnesses in Trayvon Martin death heard cries before shot
    They heard the desperate wail of a child, a gunshot, and then silence.
    Trayvon Martin, 17, died Feb. 26 in a dark pathway some 20 minutes after a neighborhood watch volunteer called police saying he thought a young stranger looked suspicious. It was raining, and the volunteer thought the kid in the hoodie walked too slow and peeked in windows.
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    The Trayvon Martin Killing, Explained
    How did a kid armed with Skittles and an iced tea get gunned down by an overeager neighborhood watch captain? And why didn't police detain shooter George Zimmerman?

    Lots of good information and links to more information.
     
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    Florida statute on deadly force and the "Stand your ground law"
    776.013 Home protection; use of deadly force; presumption of fear of death or great bodily harm.—
    (1) A person is presumed to have held a reasonable fear of imminent peril of death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another when using defensive force that is intended or likely to cause death or great bodily harm to another if:
    (a) The person against whom the defensive force was used was in the process of unlawfully and forcefully entering, or had unlawfully and forcibly entered, a dwelling, residence, or occupied vehicle, or if that person had removed or was attempting to remove another against that person’s will from the dwelling, residence, or occupied vehicle; and
    (b) The person who uses defensive force knew or had reason to believe that an unlawful and forcible entry or unlawful and forcible act was occurring or had occurred.
    (2) The presumption set forth in subsection (1) does not apply if:
    (a) The person against whom the defensive force is used has the right to be in or is a lawful resident of the dwelling, residence, or vehicle, such as an owner, lessee, or titleholder, and there is not an injunction for protection from domestic violence or a written pretrial supervision order of no contact against that person; or
    (b) The person or persons sought to be removed is a child or grandchild, or is otherwise in the lawful custody or under the lawful guardianship of, the person against whom the defensive force is used; or
    (c) The person who uses defensive force is engaged in an unlawful activity or is using the dwelling, residence, or occupied vehicle to further an unlawful activity; or
    (d) The person against whom the defensive force is used is a law enforcement officer, as defined in s. 943.10(14), who enters or attempts to enter a dwelling, residence, or vehicle in the performance of his or her official duties and the officer identified himself or herself in accordance with any applicable law or the person using force knew or reasonably should have known that the person entering or attempting to enter was a law enforcement officer.
    (3) A person who is not engaged in an unlawful activity and who is attacked in any other place where he or she has a right to be has no duty to retreat and has the right to stand his or her ground and meet force with force, including deadly force if he or she reasonably believes it is necessary to do so to prevent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another or to prevent the commission of a forcible felony.
    (4) A person who unlawfully and by force enters or attempts to enter a person’s dwelling, residence, or occupied vehicle is presumed to be doing so with the intent to commit an unlawful act involving force or violence.
    (5) As used in this section, the term:
    (a) “Dwelling” means a building or conveyance of any kind, including any attached porch, whether the building or conveyance is temporary or permanent, mobile or immobile, which has a roof over it, including a tent, and is designed to be occupied by people lodging therein at night.
    (b) “Residence” means a dwelling in which a person resides either temporarily or permanently or is visiting as an invited guest.
    (c) “Vehicle” means a conveyance of any kind, whether or not motorized, which is designed to transport people or property.
     
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    03/19/2012
    Sheriff's office releases more 911 calls made by George Zimmerman
    The neighborhood crime watch volunteer who shot and killed Trayvon Martin last month, called 911 dozens of times in the months that led to the fatal shooting.
    This afternoon six of the calls made by George Zimmerman were released by theSeminole County Sheriff's Office.
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    Protestors: Top attorney said shooter in teens death could face manslaughter

    College students rallied on Monday outside of the Seminole County courthouse, calling for an arrest in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
    According to police, George Zimmerman, who was patrolling on neighborhood watch as a volunteer, shot and killed Martin on Feb. 26. Zimmerman told police he shot Martin in self-defense.
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    Florida's self defense law could hamper efforts to prosecute shooter
    Florida’s controversial 2005 “Stand-Your-Ground” self-defense law could hamper any efforts to charge a Sanford man who fatally shot an unarmed Miami Gardens teenager, legal experts say.
    An arrest could hinge on whether prosecutors believe neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman acted unreasonably when he encountered the teen, Trayvon Martin, whom he suspected was a prowler. A 911 dispatcher told Zimmerman he didn’t need to follow the youth, and now attorneys want to know whether he did so anyway.
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    03/20/2012
    Trayvon Martin shooting: Gun that killed teen was fired once
    The handgun that killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black 17-year-old, was fired once — not twice — by a neighborhood crime watch volunteer, according to information obtained by the Orlando Sentinel.
    Police found a single shell casing at the scene, and when they seized George Zimmerman's handgun, a Kel Tec 9 mm, its magazine was full, according to a source close to the investigation. The only bullet missing was the one in the chamber, the source said.
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    Trayvon Martin's last phone call triggers demand for arrest
    A phone call from slain black teenager Trayvon Martin to his girlfriend seconds before he was shot dead by a self-appointed neighborhood watch captain "blows ... out of the water" the shooter's self-defense claim and he should be arrested "right now," a lawyer for Martin's family said today.
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    Report: Trayvon Martin told friend about 'strange man'
    A friend of Trayvon Martin said she was on the phone with the unarmed 17-year-old just moment's before he was shot to death, according to ABC News.

    Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman shot an unarmed Martin in a gated Sanford community last month. Zimmerman claims self-defense and hasn't been arrested.


    State Attorney Sends Trayvon Martin Case To Grand Jury
    State Attorney Norm Wolfinger announced Tuesday his decision that a grand jury will investigate the Trayvon Martin case.
    "I share in the desire of the family and the community to accurately collect and evaluate all the facts surrounding the tragic death of Trayvon Martin," Wolfinger said in a news release.
    Seminole County Grand Jury which will be called to session on Tuesday, April 10, 2012.
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    WESH Orlando: Report: State Attorney Held Off Zimmerman's Arrest
    ABC News said that lead investigator Chris Serino said he "disbelieved" Zimmerman's testimony and recommended in an affidavit that he be arrested for manslaughter. State Attorney Norm Wolfinger "held off pending further review" Zimmerman's arrest, according to the Miami Herald. On March 12, police gave the case to Wolfinger, and he told the Sanford police they needed more evidence to arrest Zimmerman, said CBS News.

    ABC News Exclusive: Police Surveillance of George Zimmerman on night of shooting

    ABC News Exclusive: No Blood or Bruises on George Zimmerman
    A police surveillance video taken the night that Trayvon Martin was shot dead shows no blood or bruises on George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who says he shot Martin after he was punched in the nose, knocked down and had his head slammed into the ground.
     
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    MSNBC: Mom of Witness says Police Told Her Trayvon Shooting Was Not Self-Defense
    The shooting occurred Feb. 26, and Brown's son called 911 to report it at the time. But police didn't seek to question him until March 2, Brown said. She wasn't home, so they returned March 5, meaning eight days passed before police actually questioned a key eyewitness.

    "I was waiting every day for someone to come knocking on the door," she said.

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    Stand your ground fathers: Trayvon Martin's killer should likely be arrested
    The fathers of Florida’s controversial Stand Your Ground law implicated in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin say the man who shot him to death probably should be arrested and doesn’t deserve a self-defense claim of immunity.
    Former state Sen. Durell Peaden and current state Rep. Dennis Baxley say the law they passed in 2005 was designed to protect citizens by giving them the right to “meet force with force.”

    Both men say they don’t know all the facts of Trayvon's case. But, they say they believe the law would not allow a person like George Zimmerman to pursue and confront a person like Trayvon and then use deadly force. Zimmerman has not been charged.
    “They got the goods on him. They need to prosecute whoever shot the kid,” said Peaden, a Crestview Republican who sponsored the deadly force law in 2005. “He has no protection under my law.”
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    "Fake" Trayvon Martin picture cirulates on the web
    As public outrage over the shooting of a Florida teen by a neighborhood watchman grows, so too has a backlash against 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
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    Girl on phone with Trayvon cuts shooter's self defense claim
    A girl who overheard part of an incident involving Florida teenager Trayvon Martin can help prove he was killed "in cold blood" by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, an attorney for Martin's family said Tuesday.

    The girl, who was dating the 17-year-old, "completely blows Zimmerman's absurd self-defense claim out of the water," lawyer Benjamin Crump told reporters.
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    The trouble with Florida's 'stand your ground' law
    Once again Florida's "stand your ground" law is making headlines that demonstrate its dangerous consequences. George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old neighborhood watch captain in Sanford, is claiming self-defense after shooting and killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26. Zimmerman is free under "stand your ground" as a police investigation drags on. Meanwhile a young man who was carrying nothing more than iced tea and Skittles is dead and his parents justifiably want answers. The racial elements of the shooting, Martin is black and Zimmerman is not, add another troubling layer to the lack of an arrest. But it is the "stand your ground" law that gives legal immunity to people who come to an argument with a hot temper and a ready gun.
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    Five prosecutors who warned of the law protecting Trayvon Martin's killer
    George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who confronted, shot, and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, has not been arrested or charged with any crime after pleading self-defense. While critics have pointed out that this claim is dubious given that Zimmerman was both much larger that Martin and armed, legal experts say that Florida's "Stand Your Ground" self-defense law could prevent him from ever being successfully prosecuted.
    McClatchy Newspapers reports that "legal experts say Zimmerman, if arrested, would probably be charged with manslaughter and not murder -- and would have a strong defense under Florida's law, with a judge needing to decide first whether he is immune from prosecution." As Mother Jones points out, Florida courts have found that under that statute, "defendant's only burden is to offer facts from which his resort to force could have been reasonable" while "the State has the burden of proving beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant did not act in self-defense."
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    Trayvon Martin's mother cannot eat, while lawyer expresses concerns over grand jury
    As state and federal authorities join the probe into the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, his mother, Sybrina Fulton, said that the investigation won't matter unless the result is the arrest and prosecution of George Zimmerman, who police said confessed to shooting Martin.
    “I think it’s progress that so much is being done and I think they are starting to open their eyes,” Fulton told Huffington Post BlackVoices, in reference to the Justice Department and the FBI. “I truly believe they are going to arrest him.”
    “Until they do, I cannot eat, I cannot sleep and I cannot relax. Not until he’s arrested,” she said.
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    http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/28/opinion/burton-florida-gates/index.html
    Florida's problematic gated communities
    Be as paranoid as possible!"

    The screed from our homeowner association manager arrived in our mailbox printed inside a cheery holiday border. The message continued: "Our neighborhood is as safe as we make it. Make no mistake about it, you must be on your guard! Report suspicious behavior or individuals that do not belong in our community."

    The call to arms echoed the strident sentiment of neighbors left nervous by the robbery of our home the day before. While we slept unaware at the back of an upscale gated community in Windermere, Florida, intruders came through the front door, took our big-screen TV, laptops and all of the presents from under the Christmas tree.

    http://www.tampabay.com/news/humaninterest/article1221799.ece
    Trayvon Martin's killing shatters safety within Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford
    These days, Cheryl Brown has to walk the dog. • For a month — ever since her son heard someone screaming for help and her daughter called 911 and everyone heard the loud snap of a gunshot — Brown's children have been afraid to go outside. • Her youngest daughter, who is 9, won't even look out the window. She keeps seeing the dead teen's body. • "That could have so easily been my son," said Brown. "He wears hoodies all the time."

    Brown, a 40-year-old single mom who says she is "mostly black," moved into the Retreat at Twin Lakes last year. She chose the gated subdivision of identical townhomes because it is racially diverse, lots of children live there and, she said, "it seemed so safe."

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/03/...usands-expected-at-trayvon.html#storylink=cpy
    Multiple suspensions paint complicated portrait of Trayvon Martin
    As thousands of people gathered here to demand an arrest in the Trayvon Martin case, a more complicated portrait began to emerge of a teenager whose problems at school ranged from getting spotted defacing lockers to getting caught with a marijuana baggie and women’s jewelry.
    The Miami Gardens teen who has become a national symbol of racial injustice was suspended three times, and had a spotty school record that his family’s attorneys say is irrelevant to the facts that led up to his being gunned down on Feb. 26.
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    Press Releases
    Feb. 29 2012
    http://www.sanfordfl.gov/investigation/docs/Zimmerman_Martin_shooting.pdf
    March 5 2012

    Sanford Police Dept. partial report

    Sanford Police Dept. Report


    City of Sanford - Important Notice - Trayvon Martin
    Dear Citizens:
    There has been a lot of media attention to the recent incident where George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin. This is indeed a tragic situation and has caused a flood of questions and strong emotions from within our community, the region and nation. On behalf of the employees of the City of Sanford, Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to the family and friends of Trayvon Martin. As a father, I can only image the pain Trayvon’s family must be going though. In an effort to continue to be as responsive as possible to the public seeking information on the incident, I have asked Chief Lee to provide answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding this matter. Below are his responses. . . Read More . . .

    ABC Enhanced video of George Zimmerman
     
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    Fox Orlando Interview with Robert Zimmerman, George's father
    "It's my understanding that Trayvon Martin got on top of him and just started beating him," the 64-year-old Robert Zimmerman said.
    He said he felt his son has been portrayed in the wrong way. He also said he and his family have received death threats and asked that we not show his face on camera.

    *snip*

    Robert said Trayvon, "continued to beat George, and at some point, George pulled his pistol and did what he did."
    When asked about the screams for help which were heard on a 911 call, Robert replied, "All of our family, everyone who knows George, knows absolutely that is George screaming. There's no doubt in anyone's mind."


    CBS News: Video Shows Zimmerman Without Blood/Bruises

    AP Story: Video Shows Handcuffed Shooter
    Sanford police Sgt. David Morgenstern on Wednesday confirmed that the video being shown by ABC News is of Zimmerman. The 28-year-old's head and face are visible throughout.
    . . . A lawyer for Martin's family says the video clearly shows that Zimmerman's nose wasn't broken and he had no noticeable blood on his head and face.
     
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