Florida legalizes murder: Trayvon Martin
Ok so apparently it's ok in Florida to gun someone down just so long as there are no witnesses. Just call it self defense and you will be automatically ok. Oh it also helps if your victim is black:
Answers remain in short supply as to why an unarmed teenager was shot and killed two weeks ago.
Trayvon Martin, 17, was walking toward his father's home in a gated community in Sanford, Florida, around sunset on February 26.
The neighborhood watch captain, 28-year-old George Zimmerman, saw the teen on the property and called 911.
According to CNN affiliate WFTV, Zimmerman, who is white, described Martin as a suspicious black man to a dispatcher.
Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee said the 911 dispatcher told Zimmerman not to confront Martin, but by the time police arrived, the teenager lay dead with a gunshot wound in the chest. He was carrying a small amount of cash, some candy and an iced tea.
Zimmerman told police he shot Martin in self-defense, but that doesn't sit well with Martin's parents.
"When you add it up, it just doesn't even make sense," said Ben Crump, the Martin family's attorney. "Trayvon Martin, a kid, has a bag of Skittles. [Zimmerman] had a 9mm gun. Trayvon Martin didn't approach George Zimmerman, George Zimmerman approached Trayvon Martin. So how can he now assert self defense?"
Police say a gunshot can be heard on the 911 calls recorded that night.
Sanford police said Monday the calls will not be made public until the investigation is complete, but the Martin family is pushing for the tapes to be released sooner.
"It will tell us why [Zimmerman] just disregarded, just ignored the police instructions when they tell him to stay put, they'll be there in a few minutes. On those 911 tapes is going to tell you why he said he's not going to follow their instructions. And most importantly, it's going to tell us his mentality when he confronted this 17-year-old kid," Crump said.
Here's a link to the article: http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/12/justic...hot/?hpt=hp_t2
I just don't understand how this could possibly be anything other than outright murder.