Thursday, March 22, 2012

Reports say no homicide investigator at scene of Trayvon Martin murder

New reports indicate that a homicide detective was never dispatched to 1231 Twin Trees Lane in Sanford, Florida on February 26, 2012 after multiple 911 calls indicated gunshots, and even though arriving Sanford Police officers discovered 17-year-old Trayvon Martin dead at the scene.

Self appointed neighborhood watch captain, George Zimmerman, 28, had called 911 to report a suspicious black male in the area. Though told not to follow Trayvon, he did and admitted to authorities that he shot Trayvon in self defense. George Zimmerman has not been charged for the Feb. 26, 2012 shooting death. He is not under arrest and remains in possession of his firearm.

New controversy has grown over the release of multiple 911 calls placed on the night of the shooting and what sounds to many as if George Zimmerman stated in an original call to authorities "F*&%#$ Coons." The slur elevates the murder to a hate crime and many outraged civil rights activists and citizens have demanded justice for Trayvon Martin.

Trayvon Martin was in the area visiting family members. He was not suspicious or engaging in criminal activity, but rather walked to the store to buy a bag of Skittles and an Iced Tea. He was on the phone with his teenage girlfriend at the time George Zimmerman approached him.

Though unconfirmed, there are additional reports that narcotics investigators were dispatched rather than homicide detectives. The full details of George Zimmerman's interrogation and whether his vehicle was searched also remains a mystery. Some reports are indicating that George Zimmerman may not have given an official statement.

Whether these facts will be proved remains to be seen, but one thing is certain. An innocent 17-year-old boy, armed with Iced Tea and Skittles, was gunned down by George Zimmerman after he was told by police to stop following the boy.

If Trayvon Martin were white and George Zimmerman were black, would George Zimmerman be carrying a gun today?

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