Neighborhood Watch Shooting of Trayvon Martin: 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.

Martin had been staying at his father’s girlfriend’s house during the night of the NBA All-Star game Feb. 26.

The teenager went out to get some Skittles and a can of ice tea. On his way back into the gated suburban Orlando community, Martin, wearing a hood, was spotted by Zimmerman, 26.

According to law enforcement sources who heard Zimmerman’s call to a non-emergency police number, he told a dispatcher “these a..holes always get away.”

Zimmerman described Martin as suspicious because he was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and walking slowly in the rain…”

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2 comments on “Neighborhood Watch Shooting of Trayvon Martin: Probe Reveals ‘Questionable Police Conduct’

  1. This seems to be becoming increasingly common. It would appear a uniform gives the right to air all those racist, stereotypical attitudes in the worst possible way, and exercise a disgusting abuse of power. Perceived power anyway. The power to decide whether someone lives or dies is far too much power for anyone to hold but in human arrogance….

    • MisBehaved says:

      I think the ‘wannabe’ cops like this guy are the worst. Usually they wanted to be in law enforcement but for some psych or physical reason, couldn’t cut it. Makes them kind of scary.

      Power – the most common corrupting factor always seems to be humans battling over power. No matter how old human beings get we never seem to move beyond the King Of The Hill mentality. Killing people in haste – or at all, really – is just the ultimate outcome and end result of that mentality. This death did not have to happen but the ‘watchman’ acted in haste and in so-called defense of the neighborhood…”This is MY hill; you can’t be here…”

      Why do Neighborhood Watch programs even exist? Aren’t we free to move about as we please (as long as we mean no harm)? Don’t we have the basic right as free beings to move around whenever & where ever we please…without being spied upon and scrutinized by law enforcement or snitches?

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