Trayvon Martin Shooting Death Sparks Outrage on Social Media

Mar 22, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Wall Street Journal

Social media has put the spotlight on the story Trayvon Martin , an unarmed African-American teenager who was shot to death last month by a neighborhood watch captain in Florida.

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Obviously Florida didn't properly check him out. I'd bet money he lied on his application and said he had never been arrested.
He lied to the cops about that on the night he murdered Trayvon.
It would of had to been the Federal Government's Failure then with their National Instant Criminal Background Check System because George Zimmerman had to submit to a Federal Background check before purchasing his gun through a FFL dealer which is required by Federal Law besides Zimmerman's gun had to be bought legally which is why there has not been no questions about that or mentioned in court that it was illegal for Zimmerman to own or purchase the gun.

National Instant Criminal Background Check System

The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is a point-of-sale system for determining eligibility to purchase a firearm in the United States of America. Federal Firearms License (FFL) holders are generally required by law to use the NICS to determine if it is legal to sell a firearm to a prospective purchaser. Mandated by the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993 and launched by the FBI on November 30, 1998, NICS determines if the buyer is prohibited from buying a firearm under the Gun Control Act of 1968. It is linked to the National Crime Information Center and the Interstate Identification Index among other databases maintained by the FBI.

The National Instant Criminal Background Check System is applicable to sales from federally licensed dealers. Sales of firearms by private sellers are allowed to proceed without a background check unless required by state law. These regulations remain in place at gun shows, where no special leniency is granted to licensed sellers, and no additional requirements are placed upon private sellers.

NICS is accessed by an FFL, on the firearm buyer's behalf, by phone or computer. When contacted by phone, the communication is either with an FBI/NICS Examiner, who directly receives the information submitted by the FFL, or by proxy through a Call Center representative, who forwards the information electronically to the NICS. Whether an Examiner or a Call Center representative is contacted depends on the state in which the sale is conducted. When using a computer, an FFL representative can submit the buyer's information using the E-Check system which is a web interface to the NICS. An FFL can be an individual or an organization such as a retail store. An organization registered as an FFL minimizes the overhead involved in managing identification for multiple individuals who are employed by the organization.

By law, an FFL must receive a response from the NICS within 3 days or the firearm sale can proceed, although the FFL seller is not required to do so. If, after 3 days, the sale is completed and later it is determined the buyer should not have received the firearm, then the firearm must be retrieved.

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Sam I Am wrote:
<quoted text>I don't believe this tragedy is racially motivated at all. But racist like Al & Jessie and many others change it into race. Mr. Zimmerman would have done the same thing no matter what color Trayvon was. When someone is beating your head into concrete you don't take time to look at color.
Trayvon did not have the right to defend himself for some creep that is following through the night?
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<quoted text>Trayvon did not have the right to defend himself for some creep that is following through the night?
Looks like it didn't work out to good for the black BOY.
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<quoted text>Trayvon did not have the right to defend himself for some creep that is following through the night?
Nope that thug did not have any rights!
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<quoted text>Trayvon did not have the right to defend himself for some creep that is following through the night?
Just to set the record straight: not creep but "creepy-ass cracker"

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<quoted text>Looks like it didn't work out to good for the black BOY.
That why Zimmermen has been charged. All you Rat Wing haters can't stand the fact that there are equal rights for everyone in this country.
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I don't understand why Martins past was not relevant to this case, he had been caught at his school with sixteen pieces of women's jewelry which he admitted wasn't his. He then refused to tell them who's jewelry is was and said it was a friends. When the school security guard ask him the name of thus "friend" Martin wouldn't tell him.

Sixteen pieces of women's Jewelry, an expensive mans watch, and a screwdriver, what does that imply to anyone with half a brain? Martin had also been suspended twice from school in the same year and had mark up the school lockers with graffiti, when the security was looking through his backpack for the marker, they discovered the Jewelry.

Because the jewelry was never claimed doesn't mean it wasn't stolen, many stolen objects are never claimed. The jewelry was sent to the Miami-Dade police department. Also a burglary took place several days before the items were found in Martins backpack, the burglary happened a few blocks from Krop Senior High School where Trayvon Martin attended, but the jewelry stolen from that burglary (was never compared) with the jewelry found in Martins backpack because the security at Krop Senior High School never filed a criminal report, concerning the items found in martins backpack. Those items were marked " “found items” and then later handed over to the Miami-Dade police department.

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<quoted text>Pure witness testamony. Loud voices first, then the sound of feet scuffleing. Then the sound of bodies hitting the ground and more scuffleing.
Sounds like some brothers were break dancing.

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I doubt Mr Zimmerman would have called the police if he thought he was going to have to shot the drugged up thug.
Zimmermen came rolling in like gang busters thinking he was going to make a collar and put a fether in his hat. He had no authority to do so and handled the entire situation against all training he had in the most fumbled manner possible. It was his extreme negligence that killed Martin. The fact that he was walking around with a hollowed point already chambered and his only minor injuries show an over eagerness to use deadly force with is where the depravied mind comes in.
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<quoted text>Trayvon did not have the right to defend himself for some creep that is following through the night?
That's FROM some creep, Brainiac!

Sorry, but it's not against the law to follow somebody in the State of Florida.

It IS against the law to assault somebody that's following you.

Do you assault people who follow you?

Let us know.
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<quoted text>Zimmermen came rolling in like gang busters thinking he was going to make a collar and put a fether in his hat. He had no authority to do so and handled the entire situation against all training he had in the most fumbled manner possible. It was his extreme negligence that killed Martin. The fact that he was walking around with a hollowed point already chambered and his only minor injuries show an over eagerness to use deadly force with is where the depravied mind comes in.
BS! If GZ's head was being pounded into the sidewalk and being punched MMA style the only negligence was that Trayvon neglected to think that GZ might be armed.
Let the jury decide! Lock & Load Sanford, lock & load!
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swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>Zimmermen came rolling in like gang busters thinking he was going to make a collar and put a fether in his hat. He had no authority to do so and handled the entire situation against all training he had in the most fumbled manner possible. It was his extreme negligence that killed Martin. The fact that he was walking around with a hollowed point already chambered and his only minor injuries show an over eagerness to use deadly force with is where the depravied mind comes in.
Oh, I also use HP ammunition as it prevents collateral damage with massive expansion there is less chance of the bullet hitting a 2nd individual.
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<quoted text>That why Zimmermen has been charged. All you Rat Wing haters can't stand the fact that there are equal rights for everyone in this country.
Correct! You will find that GZ had the equal RIGHT to defend himself.
Let the jury decide.
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" Dear Detective Manresa,

Per phone conversation of 4/30/13 @ 10:20am regarding burglary incident #PD111021-422483

During the course of research surrounding an internal affairs M-DSPD investigation in March/April of 2012 it coincidentally came to our attention that School Resource Officer Darryl Dunn (Dr. Krop Senior High School) filled out a report of items from a student’s backpack without criminal attachment.

The internal documentation used by SRO Dunn only listed the contents of the backpack as “found items” and a burglary tool. He was trying to avoid subjecting the student [Trayvon Martin] to a criminal investigation, therefore no criminal report, nor investigation was initiated.

This action by SRO Dunn was taken at the direction and request of former M-DSPD Police Chief Hurley who had advised his officers to avoid writing criminal reports on student offenders; Apparently in an attempt to artificially improve the recorded criminal student statistics.

The internal report #2011-11477 never attached the stolen property to the student who was carrying it when searched. The property was taken to the custody of Carmen Gonzalez, Property Specialist, where it was held, and still should be located.

As mentioned, if you contact the victim of Miami-Dade burglary #PD111021-422483, and review with them the property confiscated by M-DSPD SRO Dunn listed under #2011-11477, we believe you will be able to return at least a portion of the stolen merchandise.

Perhaps some of the items returned may have sentimental, as well as obvious financial, value."

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<quoted text>Zimmermen came rolling in like gang busters thinking he was going to make a collar and put a fether in his hat. He had no authority to do so and handled the entire situation against all training he had in the most fumbled manner possible. It was his extreme negligence that killed Martin. The fact that he was walking around with a hollowed point already chambered and his only minor injuries show an over eagerness to use deadly force with is where the depravied mind comes in.
For someone who had not fought on a regular basis those injuries may very well have felt life threatening.

I do agree that he did not handle the situation as well as he could have. That is still no excuse for Trayvon to initiate the attack. And the evidence and logic is pretty clear on who started the fight.

The problem with this case is that Zimmerman may have committed a lesser crime. Reckless endangerment would be a snap to prove. Manslaughter would not be too difficult either. Now, depending upon the laws of Florida he may walk.

His actions were not murder in the second degree.
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swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>Zimmermen came rolling in like gang busters thinking he was going to make a collar and put a fether in his hat. He had no authority to do so and handled the entire situation against all training he had in the most fumbled manner possible. It was his extreme negligence that killed Martin. The fact that he was walking around with a hollowed point already chambered and his only minor injuries show an over eagerness to use deadly force with is where the depravied mind comes in.
Uh,...that's "feather" in his cap, numbnut.

"eagerness to use deadly force?"...then why even bother to suffer any injuries?...why not just whack the creepy kid?...why not just shoot him immediately?...why wait?.

Eagerness?????

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Oh, I also use HP ammunition as it prevents collateral damage with massive expansion there is less chance of the bullet hitting a 2nd individual.
And that is a very good point on ammunition. It is illegal for police to do because of the damage that it does and they are supposed to be trained, they are supposed to be aware of their surroundings.

Hollow points are very useful in hunting, if they hit anything they will ruin the bullets aerodynamics even on a ricochet. That is not a point that the prosecution is likely to bring up.

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<quoted text>If you need it point blank I will give it to you that way.
Stay out of our business.
This incident has to do with Florida state law , my home state and there is more going on then you know.
I am not a military veteran but I am very proud of all those who served to kick the sh!t out of the rising sun.
Your people treated American POW's worse then the Nazi's.
I guess that is something to be proud of.
You are mentally ill. Get help.

Most people posting here are from out of state in case you haven't noticed.

Are you sure you are an American?
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swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>Zimmermen came rolling in like gang busters thinking he was going to make a collar and put a fether in his hat. He had no authority to do so and handled the entire situation against all training he had in the most fumbled manner possible. It was his extreme negligence that killed Martin. The fact that he was walking around with a hollowed point already chambered and his only minor injuries show an over eagerness to use deadly force with is where the depravied mind comes in.
"deraved mind"????...George Zimmerman???

Good luck with that!!!

ROFLMFAO!!!

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Toby wrote:
" Dear Detective Manresa,
Per phone conversation of 4/30/13 @ 10:20am regarding burglary incident #PD111021-422483
During the course of research surrounding an internal affairs M-DSPD investigation in March/April of 2012 it coincidentally came to our attention that School Resource Officer Darryl Dunn (Dr. Krop Senior High School) filled out a report of items from a student’s backpack without criminal attachment.
The internal documentation used by SRO Dunn only listed the contents of the backpack as “found items” and a burglary tool. He was trying to avoid subjecting the student [Trayvon Martin] to a criminal investigation, therefore no criminal report, nor investigation was initiated.
This action by SRO Dunn was taken at the direction and request of former M-DSPD Police Chief Hurley who had advised his officers to avoid writing criminal reports on student offenders; Apparently in an attempt to artificially improve the recorded criminal student statistics.
The internal report #2011-11477 never attached the stolen property to the student who was carrying it when searched. The property was taken to the custody of Carmen Gonzalez, Property Specialist, where it was held, and still should be located.
As mentioned, if you contact the victim of Miami-Dade burglary #PD111021-422483, and review with them the property confiscated by M-DSPD SRO Dunn listed under #2011-11477, we believe you will be able to return at least a portion of the stolen merchandise.
Perhaps some of the items returned may have sentimental, as well as obvious financial, value."
Zimmerman knew about this when he murdered Trayvon?

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