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Horrible. Innocent Teenager Murdered In Cold Blood And Killer Not Arrested Because Of Florida Self-Defense Law.

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This is absolutely horrible.

A 17-year-old teenager named Trayvon Martin was killed three weeks ago in a city north of Orlando, Florida by a neighborhood crime watch volunteer who went out of his way to shoot him - even though he was carrying nothing but a bag of Skittles and a can of iced tea. However, this guy is claiming the horrific act was in self-defense - and he has NOT been arrested!

Naturally, public outry is mounting, and the lawyers for the poor kid's family are now asking the Department of Justice to intervene!

The Sanford Police Department has not released any details of their investigation, but have released the multiple 911 calls that came in after neighbors heard what was going on, and believe us when we say it is absolutely CLEAR that this was not an act done out of self-defense.

WARNING: This is extremely unsettling and not easy to listen to.

As attorney Natalie Jackson sums up:

“It is so clear that this was a 17-year-old boy pleading for his life, and someone shot him in cold blood."

Authorities are maintaining that under state law the murderer, George Zimmerman, cannot be arrested, as a Florida self-defense law called Stand Your Ground protects citizens who feel reasonably threatened to protect themselves.

As Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee maintains:

“The evidence doesn’t establish so far that Mr. Zimmerman did not act in self-defense. We don’t have anything to dispute his claim of self-defense at this point.”

Tracy Martin, Trayvon’s father, concludes:

“Everybody is outraged. There is no justice in this. The public is outraged because my son only had snacks in his pocket, no weapon whatsoever, not even a fingernail file. For him to be murdered by someone who weighs more than 100 pounds than him, more than 10 years older than him, this is an outrage.”

It's beyond an outrage. It's unacceptable.

We sincerely hoping that the Feds are intervening at this point because it would be absolutely shameful if they weren't.

Laws like this just should not exist, plain and simple.

Our hearts truly go out to Travon's family during this impossibly difficult time.

The justice system has let an innocent boy and his family down.

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40 comments to “Horrible. Innocent Teenager Murdered In Cold Blood And Killer Not Arrested Because Of Florida Self-Defense Law.”

  1. 1

    Florida has gotten to be the cesspool state of the US.

  2. Audra says – reply to this


    I signed the petition on change.org for this boy to get justice and hours later the mother of this young man emailed me thanking me for signing her petition for justice for her son. It's awful that this crazy self proclaimed neighbor hood watch guy thought that he could take the law in his hands…

  3. 3

    Poor kid. I hope he's resting in peace and that his family finds justice.

  4. 4

    The shooter did not go out of his way, he (allegedly) was convinced that the victim was robbing one of the houses. Obviously he wasn't (he lived in the neighborhood), and I'm not dismissing the possibility that racial profiling/prejudices were a factor.

    While this entire situation is a tragedy, and hopefully more investigating can give officers more to work with, I think it is a bit myopic for you to say that laws like this "should not exist, plain and simple."

  5. 5

    Ignorant to jump to conclusions. This needs to be investigated by DOJ first people.

  6. 6

    the police officer that the shooter was on the phone with explicitly said for GZ to cease following the man and clearly he did not obey that request. as a member of the neighborhood watch, his calling the police was all he needed to do. he is not that law. he shouldnt have taken it into his own hands

  7. 7

    well if guns were not to easy to buy…

  8. 8

    Re: Beautiful Disaster311
    I totally agree. Having lived in Florida for a few years and I can honestly say it is one of the worst states. Then again the whole South is horrible. This is what happens when you let republicans be in charge.

  9. 9

    thats fucked up. whats with the states.

  10. 10

    It's simple. The authorities are thrilled that Mr. Zimmerman took another black "man" off the streets. He'll get a key to the city for his civic duty; maybe even a parade. I wish a citizen would exact a little street justice on Mr. Zimmerman. Afterall, fair is fair. This is just a typical racist American story.

  11. 11

    I feel horrible for this family, my prayers go out to them. Rest in Paradise Handsome =). But one thing that has come to bother me, can Perez control which videos he puts ads on or does he have to include a ad for every video? (Let me know in a reply if he has a choice over playing ads or not ) If he can control playing ads then I am not visiting this site again, its one thing to make money off a celeb acting like a dumb ass.. It's another thing to gain money from a young man who lost their life way too soon…

  12. 12

    Re: kissofDeath – It's been three weeks since the murder, and it's still making headline news. The only one who jumped to conclusions was the racist "watchman."

  13. 13

    Sounds like George Zimmerman knew exactly what he was about to do. Called 911 to try and make it an alibi and make it appear as if he were genuinely concerned and happened to be "at the wrong place at the wrong time" however he staked the guy out and waited for the golden opportunity to shoot him down. This a no brainer. He sounds so incredibly shady during the entire call, giving misleading information ion his whereabouts or where to meet with police. Had he been so afraid of someone following with their hands in their waistband, the last thing you would do is follow them into the darkness of night. Oh but that's right, he was carrying a weapon in self-defense. If the county doesn't get this one right, I don't ever want to hear about it again.

  14. 14

    & why post a video with someones name & home address when their calling 911? Thats dangerous for the person, who knows who watches these videos from whichever site.

  15. 15

    Re: tiffannie – Ads play before certain videos. it depends where the video came from. The ad is probably in the video code, and Perez probably does not have the ability to control which videos has ads.

  16. 16

    Re: onlyme – I hate to agree with you, but I do. At first I thought it was a trigger happy weekend warrior looking to be a hero, but it does seem like it could be more orchestrated than that.

  17. 17

    Re: aliyatrirefr – oh ok girl. You seem to be so well educated..lol

  18. 18

    "Laws like this just should not exist, plain and simple." Laws like this allow law abiding citizens to protect themselves, their property and their family when push comes to shove. You liberals may lay down in the fetal position while a group of men rape your wife and steal your belongings..But we won't have it. It amazes me how rare things like this happens..One bad apple and people start going apeshit over bad laws..A school shooting happens rarely considering the amount of people that own guns, the amount of gun stores,etc but shooting sprees are a very rare occurance that can actually be blamed on lack of security. But of course every time that happens you have people going ZOMG BAN GUNS. It's ridiculous.

  19. 19

    That racist coward. I hope he gets what's coming to him.

  20. 20

    Florida has the worst justice system. So many of them should be in jail right along with the convicted felons, and treated like them (which is horrible, I have a love one in jail who has been beat up over and over by c.o.'s and pepper sprayed for no reason). I hope this young boy gets justice and the man who murdered him gets life behind bars. The police and their "helpers" get away with far too much.

  21. 21

    But, this is what Americans fight for, their constitutional right to bear arms, the right to own a gun, the right to defend themselves. Sad story but why the big shock when something like this happens? You want guns? You get these stories.

  22. 22

    Disgusting. Hes just a murderer with an alibi.

  23. 23

    You can specifically here the murderer say "these assholes always get away" on the 911 call and that's why he decided to go after the poor kid, even when the 911 operator told him not to. He wanted to take the law into his own hands, and the racist police department are letting him get away with it.

  24. 24

    hopes this zimmerman guy rots in hell for what he did. i don't understand how if this kid was doing something wrong he had to shoot to kill, he was unarmed! if he felt like he needed to shoot him he could have done it below the waist or something. cops get more scrutiny than this guy did. it's disgusting!!!

  25. 25

    Re: camelbuster – Jitterbug? Really? If you're going to be a racist asshole, make sure you use the correct derogatory term. Idiot…

  26. 26

    All agreed, this is a horrible incident, and my prayers are with this young man’s family. But what was told about this on nightline and the live, on the street debate that was shown between one police officer and a group of African American gentlemen, it seemed that there is more to this than just the look of racism. The shooter had a bloody nose, still no reason to shoot the young man, but that media story was leaning to both the shooter and the young man got a little heated between the two. Still the shooter should have been taken into custody for at least questioning and discharging a fire arm within a residential neighborhood. Even if this was a act of self defense, which there still needs to be laws for, the shooter needs to be in custody during the complete investigaion.

  27. 27

    that poor kid. i hope his family does get justice. but nobody knows for sure what happened. the boy was visiting with his father so perhaps the guy didn't know he stayed in that neighborhood sometimes. but the guy had already called the police so he should have just waited. but damn perez, how are you going to say laws like that shouldn't exist. didn't you post a few months ago about the widowed mother that shot and killed the man that broke into her house while trying to protect her and her kid? although this is not the same situation and that guy seemed more like a prejudice moron….i assume keep laws like that considering if i kill someone that's trying to do me harm, i'd rather not go to prison. just my opinion.

  28. 28

    Do any of you uneducated idiots know why we have the second ammendment? It's not so we can shoot eachother, it's so we can protect ourselves against the governement. Coming from a heritage where many of my anchestors were killed in concentration and death camps, the ones that survived have told me how important the right to own guns is. You think all those piece of shit Nazis would have been able to rip Jewish families from their own homes if the owners had guns? Hell no. Any father would fight to his death to defend his family. Although, that's not how it happened. Only authority could carry guns in Germany at the time and the world witnessed the biggest genocide in history.

    With that said, my prayers go out to the family of the boy and I hope the man who is responsible for his death (if it wasn't really self defense) spends 20 years in prison.

  29. 29

    Also, I hate the justice system. From the bottom to the top. The pigs to the judges. Everyone thinks it's the Executive branch that needs to be fixed. No no no, it's the Judicial branch. Land of the Free right? Then why are there 2 million people in jail? That's more then any other country in the world…..alot more.

  30. 30

    For a country where the majority is Christain, and Christains are taught to believe in forgiveness, many people have perverted what Jesus preached.

  31. 31

    The self-defense law apparently protects people who feel "reasonably threatened."

    I want to know what proof there is that the murderer felt "reasonably threatened" by this poor young boy. He may claim he felt threatened, but the question is: was it REASONABLE??? How could it have been when it was just a young boy carrying nothing but candy?

    This is a terrible and disgusting injustice and seems to involve a degree is racism. When do we hear of white people being treated like this? What an awful tragedy.

    This case better be investigated by the Feds or else it goes against everything this country stands for. Terrible.

  32. 32

    Re: aliyatrirefr – so fucking move bitch

  33. 33

    Not sure why so many people are ignorant about this story, but it's common knowledge that the police in FL are still investigating it. Police won't arrest the guy until they have a solid case against him, per the DA in that particular county. Before they can arrest him, they have to have proof that it wasn't self defense. Most states have a self defense law that doesn't differ very much from this and if you were in the position where you had to defend your home/family, you would be very thankful for it, because if you injured or killed an intruder, you could be prosecuted otherwise. It's been only three weeks, it takes a lot longer than that for justice to happen. A case like this could take YEARS to be resolved and you definitely don't want them arresting and prosecuting someone when they lack evidence - the guy would get off for sure, if that were the case. BTW, there would be no reason for the feds to intervene, it's not a federal crime.

  34. 34

    Re: Beautiful Disaster311 – haha i thought the same thing

  35. 35

    I dont like how the media freely blocks everyone else's name, address and phone number except for the accused. Not taking sides but that puts him in danger and he has not gone to trial yet. Typical media.

  36. 36

    Re: gencane – He (the shooter) was asked by the police to stop following the kid. He pursued him, the young mas was scared, most likely thought he was being mugged and screamed for help. This is not a person who was threatening. He was a skinny kid begging, begging for his life. The shooter should get as much mercy as he gave that poor boy. This crime is deplorable.

  37. 37

    Laws like this are necessary but there has to be real danger. Tis child did not represent any danger to this man He just wanted to see what it is like to kill someone and he needs to be arrested. Everyone should have the right to own a gun and protect his home and family but this was cold blooded murder. He was NOT protecting any thing.The feds need to movein on this because the locals are not going to do a damn ting .SOunds like a hate crime to me.

  38. 38

    Re: Audra – Audra thanks for the heads up, I went o to change.org and signed the petition for the offender to get prosecuted under the fullest extent of the law. I guarantee you if that was anyone else's kid on here, they would not be defending the 2nd amendment so much as they would cry for justice for their dead son.

  39. 39

    Why the fuck am I not surprised? After all, the state of Florida has blood on its hands from the Terri Schiavo case, so what's one more innocent soul to them?

  40. 40

    Re: Beautiful Disaster311 – I couldn't agree more. I am embarrassed to admit that I live here with all the stuPid laws the have here! Trying very hard to move out.