|Martin: "an A and B student who |
majored in cheerfulness.”
Orlando Sentinel] Zimmerman was in his car when he saw Martin walking on the street. He called the police and said: “There’s a real suspicious guy. This guy looks like he’s up to no good, on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around looking about… These a**holes always get away” [
Dispatcher: “Are you following him?”Zimmerman: “Yeah”Dispatcher: “OK, we don’t need you to do that.”
13. Three witnesses say they heard a boy cry for help before a shot was fired. "Three witnesses contacted by the Miami Herald say they saw or heard the moments before and after the Miami Gardens teenager's killing. All three said they heard the last howl for help from a despondent boy.
when he initially failed to arrest a lieutenant’s son who was videotaped attacking a homeless black man. [New York Times]
|Fox has more pressing matters to report on. (Source)|
|Fox News: Uninterested in Racial Injustice. But it's all one needs to know to understand the divide in this country.|
Those who watch Fox don't care about the Trayvon muder. Those who don't, do.
SIGN Trayvon's parents' Change.org petition to the Florida State Attorney General:
Why This Is Important
On February 26, our son Trayvon Martin was shot and killed as he walked to a family member's home from a convenience store where he had just bought some candy. He was only 17 years-old.
Trayvon's killer, George Zimmerman, admitted to police that he shot Trayvon in the chest. Zimmerman, the community's self appointed "neighborhood watch leader," called the police to report a suspicious person when he saw Travyon, a young black man, walking from the store. But Zimmerman still hasn't been charged for murdering our son.
Trayvon was our hero. At the age 9, Trayvon pulled his father from a burning kitchen, saving his life. He loved sports and horseback riding. At only 17 he had a bright future ahead of him with dreams of attending college and becoming an aviation mechanic. Now that’s all gone.
When Zimmerman reported Trayvon to the police, they told him not to confront him. But he did anyway. All we know about what happened next is that our 17 year-old son, who was completely unarmed, was shot and killed.
It's been nearly two weeks and the Sanford Police have refused to arrest George Zimmerman. In their public statements, they even go so far as to stand up for the killer - saying he's "a college grad" who took a class in criminal justice.
Please join us in calling on Norman Wolfinger, Florida's 18th District State's Attorney, to investigate my son's murder and prosecute George Zimmerman for the shooting and killing of Trayvon Martin.
✍ Sign the petition here. ✍
Excellent summary from Mother Jones here.