"I've actually been shocked at how little race has been mentioned in this case
It would have been all about race had Zimmerman been white and the samething happened, but now it is a gun issue.....and this law.... I feel Zimmerman was in the wrong, but Trayvon should not have called hisgirl friend, he should have called the police....
I feel Zimmerman was in the wrong, but Trayvon should not have called hisgirl friend, he should have called the police....>>>>>>>>>>>
Good point, he probably didn't feel as threatened as he should have. From the way things sound so far though, I don't think a gun had been pulled at that point.
It's 2:30 in the morning and you're getting the heck beat out of you by one of the Beautiful People? What time of night was it by the way?
I'm just glad that Mr. Zimmerman had the unfortunate results to take a few punches from the perp and yell for help before he filled him full of holes.
In this instance though, we know who the shooter was, where he is & know the circumstance.
<39 People were shot in Chicago over the last few weeks>
Good lord that's insane.
Last few weeks? That happened over ONE WEEKEND. That's the Democratic voting block for you.
Did a white guy shoot this kid? That's what the MSM is making it out to sound like since this guy looks "white". Nevermind the fact that he is hispanic.
I'm still waiting for Obama to tell the South Side of Chicago to do some soul searching since they've got no problem shooting themselves year round. I guess if blacks shoot themselves, it's fine, but as soon as a black is shot by a "non-black", it's a news story. I see the New Black Panther Party is mobilizing. I wonder how Bucky is directing his local chapter during these times.
I've read that Trayvon attacked Zimmerman from behind. Apparently an eye witness saw Trayvon on top of Zimmerman wailing on him.
Personally I think people need to wait for the facts to come out before passing judgement and making it a race issue. Also, Trayvon wasn't this clean cut all american boy the media has made him out to be, showing his picture when he was 14 instead of his more recent pictures.
An arrest without a case definately means nothing. Not sure in Florida, but in Illinois.....
Once an offender is ARRESTED, you only have a certain number of hours to charge or release-usually 72 hours max. However, if the suspect comes in to be INTERVIEWED, which Zimmerman was, there is no time limit.
If the suspect gives an alibi, the police MUST break it, and that takes time. one way it can be done through locating witnesses, and having them come in to be intereviewed.
Evidence that was collected has to be worked up before any charges. That can take days, weeks or yes, even months.
THEN a State's Attorney (or District Attorney in C.S.I. speak) is brought in to review the case. It is the State's Attorney who then approves or rejects the charge for murder, not the arresting officer.
Once a person is arrested for murder, the suspect must go before a judge the following day for a bond hearing where the facts are presented to the judge. If there are still cracks in the investigation, the judge can release the suspect right then and there, so naturally the state wants the strongest case possible BEFORE that happens.
Everyone needs to take a deep breath with this case. I say bring in some assistance for the investigating department in case they do not have much experience with homicides.
Zimmerman will be charged with something, it's going to just take time.
The plot thickens, as they say...
"The new Black Panther Party offered a bounty of $10,000 Saturday for the “capture” of a Florida neighborhood watch captain who killed unarmed teen Trayvon Martin.
“An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth,” leader Mikhail Muhammad said after announcing the reward for George Zimmerman at a protest in Sanford, Fla.
Muhammad called on 5,000 black men to mobilize and capture the neighborhood watch volunteer.
“If the government won’t do the job, we’ll do it,” Muhammad said, leading chants that included “freedom or death” and “justice for Trayvon.”
Muhammad said New Black Panther’s chairman, Malik Zulu Shabaz of Washington, was taking donations from black entertainers and athletes."
A Florida man was also charged Friday with threatening to kill Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee and his family.
since the guy was basically stalking him.
Zimmerman was following him, that is far different thanstalking, and the only point I was trying to make in the OJcase, was that it did take a week....they didn't arrest himwhen he got out of the car....
this is getting out of hand fast, groups putting out a bounty, and whole basketball team wearing the hookie....
Bill Cosby seems to be able to look at things with an openmind....he says that people get treated the way they wantto be treated, you dress and act like a hood and you gettreated like a hood.....speaking of hood, look at the caseat Fort Hood, Our President didn't call that murder, he calledit workplace violence.....
This case has so many lessons to be learned, for me one ofthem would be, there have been robberies in this neighbor,I would look first at Zimmerman, his looks and his past record,don't think we was a great pick for the captain of the watch......
I have been not following this story too closely,since there was alot of heat but not much information. all we were told was that zimmerman followed the boy and that the boy was then shot we didn't have much details on what occurred that would cause this,just alot of speculation and accusations without any facts. mostly from preconceived biases that we get from the media.
now, we are starting to get more of the facts leaked,but it may be too late to help,as he has already been publically hung by the mob mentality we often see on people willing to judge without the facts.
The night of that shooting, police say there was a witness who saw it all. Our sister station, FOX 35 in Orlando, has spoken to that witness.
The guy on the bottom who had a red sweater on was yelling to me: 'help, help…and I told him to stop and I was calling 911," he said. Trayvon Martin was in a hoodie; Zimmerman was in red. The witness only wanted to be identified as "John," and didn't not want to be shown on camera. His statements to police were instrumental, because police backed up Zimmerman's claims, saying those screams on the 911 call are those of Zimmerman. "When I got upstairs and looked down, the guy who was on top beating up the other guy, was the one laying in the grass, and I believe he was dead at that point," John said. Zimmerman says the shooting was self defense. According to information released on the Sanford city website, Zimmerman said he was going back to his SUV when he was attacked by the teen. Sanford police say Zimmerman was bloody in his face and head, and the back of his shirt was wet and had grass stains, indicating a struggle took place before the shooting.