On February 26th, despite the rain, 17 year old Trayvon Martin went to the store for a bag of skittles and a can of ice tea for him and his little brother to share. On his way back from the store as he was returning to his fathers home he was spotted by 28 year old, George Zimmerman; the "Neighborhood Watch Captain".
According to reports, he noticed that Trayvon was walking in the rain and claimed that he looked "suspicious".
George Zimmerman called the local police department and stated, "He looks like he's up to no good, or he's on drugs or something. It's raining and he's just walking around looking at houses."
At one point, the 911 dispatcher asked, "Are you following him?? Zimmerman confirmed that he was following the young boy. The dispatcher continued to say, "Okay, we don't need you to do that." But of course, that didn't stop him!
Instead, he took matters into his own hands.
According to residents of the gated community, there were numerous complaints and police reports prior to this particular incident about Zimmerman and his bizarre tactics as Neighborhood Watch Captain.
I find this really depressing because the more I watch the news the more I truly feel like African American's do not get justice in this world. If you listen to the below clip you can literally hear the sounds of the young boy screaming and begging for help before your heard a gunshot blaze, and the screaming stop.
Then this scary looking "Neighborhood Watch Captain" goes to the police, admit to killing the young man, simply say that it was in self defense and that's it. A life lost for a young man who haven't even reached the age of 18 and everyone just goes back to bed comfortably tucked underneath their blankets.
If you just LISTEN to the clip, you can clearly hear that this was not a self defense tactic! If Zimmerman was being attacked, why was the young boy begging for mercy?!?!?!?!
This incident happened almost a month ago and this "Neighborhood Watch Captain" have not been arrested, charged, held for questioning, NOTHING! He is free to walk the streets, amongst people like you and I without even a slap on the wrist for bad behavior. Sometimes I feel like I live in the twilight zone. Do I really need to say this is wrong for the criminal justice system to realize that this is wrong?
Below you can listen in to one of Trayvon's neighbors recorded phone call to report that there was someone screaming help outside of her house. Please listen very carefully as you will be able to hear Trayvon's last moments...