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Florida teen shooting

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Didnt see a thread on this, this story is only getting bigger each day it seems.

http://www.mediaite....trayvon-martin/

No matter how you look at it, the killing of Trayvon Martin is an ugly, ugly story that touches on any number of touchy subjects; vigilantism, gun control, possible police misconduct, issues with the controversial ?Stand Your Ground? law, and the touchiest of all, race. As our own Frances Martel so elegantly explained Sunday, this case shouldn?t be seen as just a ?black problem,? but a case we all follow closely. However, the story is inexorably tied to race issues and probably will be even more so now that some are claiming that they can hear the shooter, George Zimmerman, grumbling about ?****ing coons? in the 911 call he made before killing Martin.

The killing has become a huge national story thanks in part to the contributions of black media figures bringing it to people?s attention, but also due to the 911 calls that local Sanford police released to the public late last week. Most of the recordings are from local residents who heard the altercations and called the police (in one you can actually hear a male voice screaming for help and then the fatal gunshot). One though, was from Zimmerman himself. In it, he speaks to the police and explains that he sees a young black man whom he finds ?suspicious.?

Also heard the the teen was on the phone with his girlfriend telling her he was trying to get away from someone following her.

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The 911 operator told him to stop following the teen but he just ignored it. Police at the scene are just as bad when they are correcting an eyewittness by telling the person it was Zimmerman yelling for help and not the teen. I just dont see the guy yelling help while holding a gun after looking at his picture.

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If this guy doesn't get arrested and his case go to trial, I'll be sick. Way too much evidence pointing to this possibly being a murder. The fact that you can hear him udder what seems to be a racial slur on the 911 tapes and him admitting to following the kid should be enough. This isn't even including the witnesses that heard the incident. This seems to be racism at its finest folks.

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It's just a tragedy all the way around.

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