This little boy and his family deserve justice!
During the festivities of NBA's AllStar weekend in Orlando, just miles away in Sanford Fl, a 17-year-old African -American boy named Trayvon Martin, was walking unarmed through a gated community to a family member's home after getting candy at the store.....
After pleading for help, having no weapons in self defense, the young boy was then shot and killed by a neighborhood-watch captain!
George Zimmerman, 28, a neighborhood watch volunteer with a long history of calling in everything from open garage doors to “suspicious characters,” called police to say he had spotted someone who looked drugged, was walking too slowly in the rain, and appeared to be looking at people’s houses. Zimmerman sounded alarmed because the stranger had his hand in his waistband and held something in his other hand.
Zimmerman's story is that he had stepped out of his truck to check the name of the street he was on when Trayvon attacked him from behind as he walked back to his truck, police said. He said he feared for his life and fired the semiautomatic handgun he was licensed to carry because he feared for his life.
“The department will conduct a thorough and independent review of all of the evidence and take appropriate action at the conclusion of the investigation,”the Justice Department said in a statement.
“The department also is providing assistance to and cooperating with the state officials in their investigation into the incident. With all federal civil rights crimes, the government must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a person acted intentionally and with the specific intent to do something which the law forbids — the highest level of intent in criminal law.....Negligence, recklessness, mistakes and accidents are not prosecutable under the federal criminal civil rights laws.”The major problem is, multiple witnesses claim they heard the little boy "cry and plead" to stop, saying "please don't shoot me," before he was shot dead.
Witnesses also claim the police refused to take their witness statements, but police fired back saying the witnesses said they did not want to get involved.
So who's lying here????
You can hear it for yourself, multiple witnesses calling 911 saying Travyon was yelling
"help help help"pleading for the shooter to stop....then a loud bang.
Then one witness says,
"I'm looking out my window.......OMG I see the (shooter) right now. There's a man coming out with a flash light. OMG, I don't know what he did to this person."
In the 911 call, you can hear the shooter say,
"These assholes always get away."
"He's walking around and he has something in his hand."
The police ask,
"are you following him"Zimmerman answers,
"yea"and the police then say,
"We don't need you to do that."
Zimmerman still persisted to chase Trayvon down after police told him not to and later ended up killing him.
The worst part about the killing of the 17 year old.... he didn't have any weapons on him, just a bag of Skittles and a can of Arizona iced tea. He was just on a walk back from the 7-11 convenient store.
One protestor, who seems to have the same feelings as a lot of people, expressed her feelings...
"I just watched my 11 yr. old daughter walk out of the house to go with her friend a white boy her age, To play, I sit here and think of how innocent children are and how color does not matter to a child it’s how they treat one another that is what matters to a child.The teen's parents have formally asked the FBI to step in. Tracy Martin, the boy's father, told CBS news that the fact that Zimmerman remains free means that his son is being portrayed as the culprit.
I’ve been thinking about Tayvon Martin all day, how this child was just walking to the store to get a tea and a pack of skittles for his little brother and he is gone today, because an adult saw him as a suspicious character in a gated community and decided he had the right to take a life. Tayvon’s only crime was Walking while black”
"They're treating this as if my son is 'the perp,'"he said,
"My son is the victim here.....It can't be self-defense. What was he gonna do, attack him with a bag of Skittles?"
It's been nearly been a month and the Sanford Police have refused to arrest George Zimmerman. Trayvon's family asks you to sign this petition if you want to help Trayvon get the justice he deserves!
UPDATES: State Attorney Norm Wolfinger announced Tuesday his decision to take Trayvon's case to a grand jury.
The Justice department will investigate the case under its Civil Rights Division.
Do YOU think this was a Hate Crime?
* According to his girlfriend whose call logs show she was on the phone with the 17-year-old boy...his final moments of his life, Trayvon Martin was hounded by a strange man on a cellphone who ran after him, cornered him and confronted him....
*In a tense meeting local officials in Sanford, Fla., passed a vote of no confidence in the police chief as protests spread north to New York City, Miami and many other parts of the U.S. demanding justice for Trayvon.
Still not arrests have been made.
* "TALK OF THE WEEK": Citizens "Stand THEIR Ground" For Trayvon Martin! (VIDEO/ PHOTOS)