White man shoots innocent black teen....

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    Has anyone paid attention to this story lately?

    Mom: Trayvon Martin was killed because of 'the color of his skin' - TODAY People - TODAY.com

    According to the person who shot the teen, he'd seen him walking through the neighborhood and thought he was acting "suspiciously". He then calls 911 to report the teen and the police asked him if he was following the kid. He replied "yes" and the police then told him to quit.

    A bit later, another 911 call is made and the caller tells police that she hears someone yelling for help (the teen), and it's shortly after that when a gunshot is heard.

    The teen was found face down, dead, with an ice tea and a bag of Skittles in his hand.

    To date? The person who shot the teen, a man named Zimmerman is STILL walking free, and no charges have been filed.

    Do you think that if a black adult had shot a white teen, that the result would have been the same?
     
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    Very sad story. :(
     
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    But see, the thing I'm still wondering is why the police didn't check the shooter to see if he was impaired (drunk or stoned), as well as why wasn't there a bit more investigation into this?

    Never mind the fact that this idiot Zimmerman is still running around free, with no charges filed against him.
     
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    Those are very good questions, I bet the guy walks on all charges.
     
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    What charges? None have been filed yet.
     
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    There you go. :(
     
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    The case shook me up a bit. Not because I'm all that surprised, sad to say it. Moreso though because Trayvon looks a lot like a close relative of mine. Hit home. From what I heard he was a good kid and had a stable home. The Zimmerman guy had been in trouble with the Law before and had a drinking problem. My guess is he wasn't too bright of a person and that that night he wanted a chance to be a hero. This will probably turn into a miscarriage of justice almost for sure. I think there is a possibility that there is a racial element to it, but I think the bigger picture here is the "look-out-for-one-another" attitude some law enforcement officers have and the fact that no matter how meaningless the officer's job some people just shouldn't ever be allowed within 500 feet of a badge with their name on it.
     
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    Reports on this guy shows that he didn't make the police force, so he got himself a concealed gun permit, and oh yeah...........he's made lots of 911 calls to the police which were mostly nothing, and he'd been calling the police at about the rate of 1 call every 3 days.

    Matter of fact, he also kinda self appointed himself to the neighborhood watch.
     
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    Poor kid who crossed this nutters path.

    What a handsome young man he was.

    I cant imagine what his parents feel right now
     
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    I'm having trouble imagining any scenario in which a black neighborhood watch captain would have shot a white teenager carrying skittles. So it is hard to answer but ... no ... I don't think the result would have been the same.
     

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