Last week, I reported that a Black 17-year-old boy was shot to death by a White neighborhood watchman in Florida, last month. This is a sad story, it brings tears to my eyes and it sadden me that I am even posting a story like this in the age of Obama. 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot dead after he took a break from watching the NBA All-Star game to walk 10 minutes to a convenience store to buy snacks including Skittles candy requested by his 13-year-old brother when he was killed by 28-year-old neighborhood watchman, George Zimmerman, while returning home from the store. As of posting Tuesday (March 20), Police still haven’t arrested Zimmerman because he claimed self-defense, but now the FBI and U.S. Justice Department are finally investigating the murder as a possible hate crime.
After numerous requests from Martin’s family and the general public, The 911 tapes were released over this past weekend. I’m so glad that the tapes were finally released because it gives everyone just a taste of what really happened. ABC News also got a hold of call logs on Martin’s phone that show he was talking to his 16-year-old girlfriend seconds before he was killed and she heard everything that happened firsthand.
The girl would only talk to attorneys who recorded her statement and her parents won’t give out her name, but she said when she was talking to Martin as he was walking back home in the rain and he was telling her about this strange guy who was on a phone following him:
“He said this man was watching him, so he put his hoodie on. He said he lost the man. I asked Trayvon to run, and he said he was going to walk fast. I told him to run but he said he was not going to run.”
Trayvon did eventually decide to run but he was eventually cornered.
“Trayvon said, ‘What, are you following me for,’ and the man said, ‘What are you doing here.’ Next thing I hear is somebody pushing, and somebody pushed Trayvon because the head set just fell. I called him again and he didn’t answer the phone.”
After that the line went dead and it was just seconds later that Trayvon was killed.
On the contrary, when George Zimmerman called 911, he told police that Martin was acting funny, looked suspicious and seemed to be on drugs, WHICH IS TOTALLY FALSE! Martin was talking to his girlfriend and trying to figure out why a strange man in an SUV who was on his cell phone, was following him while he was trying to get back home to finish watching the All-Star Game. He put on his hood because it was raining and he was scared, which is a very uncomfortable feeling. Every 17-year-old, don’t matter what race they are, would most likely run if there was some strange man, staring them down and following them in an SUV.
When Travon’s father Tracey Martin heard the girlfriend’s statement it gave him further proof that George Zimmerman needs to be in jail for the murder of his son.
“[Trayvon] knew he was being followed and tried to get away from the guy, and the guy still caught up with him and that’s the most disturbing part. He thought he had got away from the guy and the guy back-tracked for him.” “When George Zimmerman is arrested, tried and convicted I will get a little rest.”
Meanwhile, his ex-girlfriend has been completely traumatized by what she heard and had to be hospitalized. According to the family’s lawyers:
“She couldn’t even go to his wake, she was so sick. She spent the night in the hospital. She is traumatized beyond anything you could imagine.”
Spotted: Necole Bitchie
Source: ABC News | USA Today
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