Wednesday, March 28, 2012

National Sheriff's Association Statement on George Zimmerman

The National Sheriff's Association (NSA) is the government agency that works in conjunction with local offices and citizens in establishing Neighborhood Watch Programs. According to the NSA, there is no record of George Zimmerman on the Sanford Police Department establsihing and registering a neighborhood watch program through the NSA.

You may read the official press statement by the NSA below


Alexandria, VA – For nearly four decades, the Neighborhood Watch Program (housed within the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA)) has worked to unite law enforcement agencies, private organizations, and individual citizens in a nation-wide effort to reduce crime and improve local communities.

The purpose of the Neighborhood Watch Program is to enable citizens to act as the “eyes and ears” within their community and alert law enforcement immediately when they notice suspicious activity. However, the Neighborhood Watch Program does not in any way, shape, or form advocate citizens to take the law in their own hands.

The success of the program has established Neighborhood Watch as the nation’s premier crime prevention and community mobilization program. Visible signs of the program are seen throughout America on street signs, window decals, community block parties and service projects.

"The alleged action of a “self-appointed neighborhood watchman” last month in Sanford, FL significantly contradicts the principles of the Neighborhood Watch Program,” stated NSA Executive Director Aaron D. Kennard, Sheriff (ret.). “NSA has no information indicating the community where the incident occurred has ever even registered with the NSA Neighborhood Watch program.”

“The Neighborhood Watch Program fosters collaboration and cooperation with the community and local law enforcement by encouraging citizens to be aware of what is going on in their communities and contact law enforcement if they suspect something – NOT take the law in their own hands,” continued Executive Director Kennard.

“The alleged participant ignored everything the Neighborhood Watch Program stands for and it resulted in a young man losing his life. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Trayvon Martin during this terrible time.”




The following links and commentary were provided by YouTube user and he makes very good points regarding the case. You may listen to the video below.



SOURCES BELOW:

photo (#16) -

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/03/16/2698771/family-and-witnesses-remember.html

1.
0:25
Not following procedures, leading witnesses -
http://abcnews.go.com/US/neighborhood-watch-shooting-trayvon-martin-probe-rev...
http://abcnews.go.com/US/neighborhood-watchman-allegedly-shot-trayvon-martin-...

2.
0:45
The 911 calls -
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/16/trayvon-martin-911-audio-_n_1354909....

3.
1:18
Zimmerman's father -
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/os-trayvon-martin-shooting-zimmerma...

4.
2:29
2005 arrest (he was 21, not 22) -
http://myclerk.myorangeclerk.com/CaseDetail.aspx?CaseID=5782626
http://myclerk.myorangeclerk.com/CaseDetail.aspx?CaseID=5797428
Charges dropped -
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/09/george-zimmerman-trayvon-martin_n_13...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/12/george-zimmerman-trayvon-martin_n_13...

5.
3:49
Zimmerman wants to be a cop -
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2116972/Trayvon-Martin-shooting-Georg...
http://www.kfor1240.com/pages/12578872.php?

6.
4:10
Zimmerman volunteers for neighborhood watch, Wendy Dorival presentation -
http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/03/17/v-fullstory/2700249/shooter-of-trayvon-...
Dorival and Sanford police/Citizens' Corp -
http://www.citizencorps.gov/cc/showCouncil.do?id=44347
http://www.citizencorps.gov/cc/showCouncil.do?id=38996
http://www.fema.gov/about/regions/regioniii/citizen_corps.shtm
http://www.sanfordfl.gov/police/flyers/2012_02_neighborhood_watch_news.pdf
http://www.sanfordfl.gov/police/flyers/2009_volunteer_annual_report.pdf
http://www.sanfordfl.gov/police/FAQ.html
Incessant calling of 911 -
http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-03-19/news/os-trayvon-martin-shootin...
Zimmerman 911 calls and harassment/following of other people -
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/More-911-calls-by-George-Zimmerman-released/...

7.
8:56
Martin on top? -
http://abcnews.go.com/US/neighborhood-watch-shooting-trayvon-martin-probe-rev...

8.
9:43
Man in a white t-shirt? (4th audio file at 3:10) Dark grey hoodie? (1st audio file at 0:32) -
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/16/trayvon-martin-911-audio-_n_1354909....
Zimmerman in a red sweatshirt -
http://abcnews.go.com/US/neighborhood-watch-shooting-trayvon-martin-probe-rev...

9.
11:03
Anthony Raimondo first on the scene, past incidents -
http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/state-attorneys-offices-overwhelmed-email...
http://abcnews.go.com/US/neighborhood-watch-shooting-trayvon-martin-probe-rev...
http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2011-10-03/news/os-sanford-cop-son-plea-2...
http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2011-03-04/news/os-sanford-police-interna...
http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/seminole_news/083010sanford-officer-on-p...
http://mysanfordherald.com/view/full_story/9348594/article-Sanford-sergeant-s...
http://mysanfordherald.com/pages/full_story/push?article-Sanford+sergeant+cle...
http://cops.htcreative.com/Officer/Details/131691
Collision's son's attack -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9SjZ_VDVro

10.
13:37
2006 incident -
http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2006-01-29/news/GUARDS29_1_sanford-ansley...

11.
18:30
Gun control -
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dennis-a-henigan/shooting-of-florida-teen_b_136...

12.
23:18
Apparently Trayvon's friend that he talked to was his girlfriend -
http://abcnews.go.com/US/trayvon-martin-death-friend-phone-teen-death-recount...
http://tucsoncitizen.com/usa-today-news/2012/03/20/lawyer-florida-teen-slain-...

13.
24:42
Neighborhood watch flyer and picture (picture #16) -
http://www.sanfordfl.gov/police/flyers/Neighborhood_Watch_english.pdf
http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/03/16/2698771/family-and-witnesses-remember.html

14.
25:03
Emergency meeting, aggressive tactics -
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/12/george-zimmerman-trayvon-martin_n_13...
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/More-911-calls-by-George-Zimmerman-released/...

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