March 20th, 2012
01:42 PM ET

911 calls paint picture of chaos after Florida teen is shot

The death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teen who was shot while walking in his neighborhood in Sanford, Florida, has sparked allegations of racial profiling and calls for the gunman to be charged.

Federal prosecutors and the FBI will investigate the incident.

George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who has acknowledged shooting Martin, has not been charged and says it was self-defense.

Martin, 17, was killed while walking to his father's fiancee's house in Sanford from a nearby convenience store.

Zimmerman first called police at 7:09 p.m. ET with concerns about a suspicious teen in the area, according to 911 tapes released by the Seminole County Sheriff's Department.

A 16-year-old girl who was on the phone with Martin most of the day last spoke to him around the time the incident allegedly began and lasted until 7:16 p.m. ET, when the call dropped. Almost immediately, 911 calls began coming in.  Police arrived on the scene at 7:17 p.m.

Several witnesses called 911 at 7:16, 7:17, 7:18 and 7:19 p.m. ET.

Below are the transcripts of the calls as Zimmerman and witnesses describe what they saw and heard that night:

7:09 p.m. ET

Dispatcher: "Do you need police, fire or medical?"

Zimmerman: "We had some break-ins in our neighborhood ... and there is a real suspicious guy. ... This guy looks like he's up to no good, he's on drugs or something. It's raining, and he's walking around looking about. "

Dispatcher: "Is this guy white, black, Hispanic?"

Zimmerman: "He looks black."

Dispatcher: "Did you see what he's wearing?"

Zimmerman: "A dark hoodie, grey hoodie, jeans or sweatpants or white shoes. He's walking around staring at the houses. Now he's just staring at me."

Dispatcher: "Location?"

Zimmerman: "He's near the clubhouse right now. Now he's coming towards me. He has his hands in his waistband. He is a black male. Something's wrong with him. Yep. He's coming to check me out. He's got something in his hands. I don't know what his deal is. Send officers over here."

Dispatcher: "Let me know if he does anything else."

Zimmerman: "These a**holes, they always get away. When you come in go straight to the left ... when you pass the clubhouse ..."

Dispatcher: "Clubhouse?"

Zimmerman: "Go straight in. Oh, s***. He's running ... down towards the other entrance of neighborhood."

Dispatcher: "He's running? Which way is he running?"

Zimmerman: "Down towards the other entrance to the neighborhood."

Dispatcher: "Which entrance is that, that he is running towards?

Zimmerman: "The back entrance."

[inaudible]

Dispatcher: "Are you following him?"

Zimmerman: "Yeah."

Dispatcher: "OK. We don't need you to do that. What's your name?"

Zimmerman: "George. Zimmerman."

Dispatcher: "Do you want to meet with the officer ..."

Zimmerman: "Tell them to come past the clubhouse and make a left then past mailboxes and they will see my truck ..."

Dispatcher: "What's your apartment number?"

Zimmerman: "It's a home. ... I don't want to give that out. I don't know who this kid is."

Dispatcher: "I will let them know where to meet you."

Zimmerman: "Have them call me, and I will let you know where I'm at."

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During part of this time, Martin is on the phone with a 16-year-old girl. Below is an account of the phone call as relayed to In Session's Sunny Hostin by a lawyer for the Martin family:

Martin told the girl someone was following him, and she advised him to run. Martin said he isn't going to run but will walk quickly. Zimmerman caught up with him, and Martin asked Zimmerman why he was following him. Zimmerman then asked Martin his name and why he was there. The girl on the phone says she heard Zimmerman push Martin, and then the call drops. She tried to call Martin back, but he didn't respond.

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7:16 p.m. ET

Dispatcher: "Do you need police, fire or medical?"

Caller: "Maybe both. I'm not sure. There's just someone screaming outside."

Dispatcher: "Is it a male or female?"

Caller: "It sounds like a male."

Dispatcher: "You don't know why?"

Caller: "I don't know why. I think they are yelling 'help,' but I don't know. Just end someone quick, please."

Dispatcher: "Does he look hurt to you?"

Caller: "I can't see him. I don't want to go out there. I don't know what's going on."

Dispatcher: "So you think he's yelling help?"

Caller: "Yes. There's gunshots."

Dispatcher: "How many?"

Caller: "Just one."

[inaudible]

Dispatcher: "Is he right outside?"

Caller: "Yes. Pretty much out the back, yes."

Dispatcher: "Is he in front of it or behind it?"

Caller: "He's behind my house."

Dispatcher: "I don't hear him yelling anymore. Do you hear anything?"

Caller: "No, I don't because I'm hiding upstairs. The gunshot was outside our house. You sent somebody, right?"

Dispatcher: "Do you hear any vehicles leaving or anything else?

Caller: "There's people yelling down there, but I don't want to go down there."

Dispatcher: "People are yelling now?"

Caller: "Yeah."

Dispatcher: "We do have officers on the way. Call us back if you see any vehicles leaving or anything."

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7:16 p.m. ET

Dispatcher: "Police, fire or medical?"

Caller: "There's someone screaming outside."

Dispatcher: "Is that at where you are at?"

Caller: "Oh, my God, there is a gunshot, hurry up."

[inaudible]

Dispatcher: "Do you see anybody? I don't need you to go outside."

Caller: "There is someone screaming. I just heard a gunshot."

Dispatcher: "Do you see anything? I don't need you to go outside. Do you hear screaming or anything?"

Caller: "Hurry up, they are right outside my house."

Dispatcher: "OK, we [have] police and emergency, OK. Are you in Sanford?"

Caller: "I see police now."

Dispatcher: "You see the officer?"

Caller: "Yeah, but like it's behind the house. There is a dead body there. It's not the front entrance. Oh, my God."

Dispatcher: "Please tell me so I can tell them."

Caller: "If you are looking at my house, it's behind by my back porch."

Dispatcher: "Coming from behind your house?"

Caller: "Yes, the back porch."

Dispatcher: "Stay on the line and update me."

Caller: "I just heard screaming and a gunshot."

Dispatcher: "We have an officer there. Did you hear any more gunshots?"

Caller: "No, I don't hear. Hurry up, hurry up."

Dispatcher: "OK, we have officers out there, OK? If anything changes, give us a call back, but we do have officers there. One officer is there."

Caller: "OK, did he see anything?"

Dispatcher: "I'm not sure, ma'am, I just know he is there, and two other officers are on their way, OK? If anything changes or anything more, call us back. As far as you know, it's coming from behind your house near your back-porch area? When you hear screaming, was it screaming of female or male?"

Caller: "Male."

Dispatcher: "So, when you heard screaming, it was a male screaming?"

Caller: "Yes. And the guy on top had a white t-shirt."

Dispatcher: "What do you mean guy on top? Did you see a fight?"

Caller: "I don't know, I just looked out my window, and there was a guy on top wearing a white t-shirt."

Dispatcher: "A white t-shirt. Did you see what kind of pants? He was on top of what?"

Caller: "I couldn't see the person he was on."

Dispatcher: "But he was on top of a person?"

Caller: "Yes."

Dispatcher: "The guy with the white t-shirt, did he get up and run?"

Caller: "I don't know. Went to the phone to call you

Dispatcher: "White, black or Hispanic?"

Caller: "I couldn't tell, it was completely dark."

Dispatcher: "We have several units en route."

Caller: "Thank you."

7:17 p.m. ET

Dispatcher: "Do you need police, fire or medical?"

Caller: "I’m looking out my deck, and someone is screaming 'help,' and I don’t know. … I heard a bang. I’m looking out my window, out my backyard, and someone is yelling and screaming 'help.' "

Dispatcher: "You are not the only person calling. We have more than one officer on the scene and another on the way."

Caller: "Oh, my God. I see the person now. I see him walking. There’s a man coming out and people coming out with flashlights. Oh, my God. I don’t know what he did to this person. I can see there is a man walking out with a flashlight right now."

Dispatcher: "Was it a male or female voice?"

Caller: "The man is up right now. Someone is coming over. I’m glad other people called."

Dispatcher: "We should be out there right now."

Caller: "I can open my window and hear it."

Dispatcher: "You can still hear it?"

Caller: "I don’t know what is happening. Someone is laying on the ground."

Dispatcher: "What’s happening? Someone is on the ground? Someone has been shot? Calm down, stay on the line with me. Like I said, we have an officer on the scene, and we have other officers on the line."

Caller: "Oh, my God. They better hurry up. Someone is on the ground. Oh, my God! I see out my back window, sidewalk, grass, something is really bad. There is a man out here with a flashlight."

Dispatcher: "Is this person laying down in the street?"

Caller: "No, it's from my back window."

Dispatcher: "So is the person laying down in the street or in the grass?"

Caller: "The grass. Oh, my God! I think there is another gentleman with a flashlight. ... I think police. Oh, my God! He shot, he shot the person.He says he shot the person. He said he shot the person."

Dispatcher: "Who saying they shot who?"

Caller: "The people out there, a guy is raising his hands up, he's saying he shot a person. I think it's a police officer that's with him right now. arrest - uh - oh, my God, why - why (inaudible)"

Dispatcher: "Our officer is there, he has somebody at gunpoint. They're going to handle the situation from here."

Caller: "Oh! Oh, my God, somebody would be shot!"

Dispatcher: "It's probably going to be best if you stay inside your home for the time being, OK?"

Caller:" I know. I can't believe somebody's killed. He was saying help. Why didn't someone come out and help him?"

Dispatcher: "Listen, we don't know if they been killed ..."

Caller: "Yes, the person is dead, laying on the ground."

Dispatcher: "Just because he's laying on the ground don't mean he's passed. We have an ambulance on the way, and we are probably going to pick him up and take him to the hospital."

Caller: "I didn't see cause it was too dark, and I just heard people screaming 'help me, help me.' And this person shot him! He was like wrestling with him, you know what I mean, on the ground, from what I can see it was very dark. The man didn't try to run away or anything. I don't want to be a witness or anything. I'm scared. Oh, my god, a young boy, I can't imagine, I haven't seen anyone killed. This is a nice neighborhood. Oh, my God, I'm too scared to live here."

Dispatcher: "You don't have to worry right now. We have many officers on the way. Two officers on scene right now, we are on scene, OK?"

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7:17 p.m. ET

Dispatcher: "Do you need police, fire or medical?"

Caller: "Police. I just heard a shot behind my house. They are wrestling outside the back of my porch."

Dispatcher: "You just heard one shot go off?""

Caller: "It was either that or a rock at the window or something else. The guy's yelling 'help,' and I'm not going to help."

Dispatcher: "So you can hear someone yelling for help?"

Caller: "I'm pretty sure the guy is dead out here. Holy s***"

Dispatcher: "OK, we have several people calling in. Anything else that you heard?"

Caller: "A guy yelling, 'help.' Oh, my God! There is a guy with a flashlight in the backyard now. I think there's flashlights and a guy. ... I don't know if that's a cop. "

Dispatcher: "OK, we have several calls. Are you sure when you heard voices it was one person yelling, right?"

Caller: "There were two guys in the yard with flashlights, and there is a black guy down like he's been shot, and he's dead."

Dispatcher: "I have several officers going out there."

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7:17 p.m. ET

Dispatcher: "Do you need police, fire or medical?"

Caller: "Medical. I think someone has been shot."

Dispatcher: "Why do you think someone has been shot?"

Caller: "Because they are laying in the backyard and a gunshot and they said 'call 911.' Now there are people coming with flashlights ..."

Dispatcher: "And it's in the backyard?"

Caller: "Yes."

Dispatcher: "And someone is laying in the backyard?"

Caller: "Yes, there are people around him now."

Dispatcher: "You there with kids?"

Caller: "Yes, my daughter. He is a black guy."

Dispatcher: "We have units on the way. What do you mean it's a black guy?"

Caller: "There is a black male standing over him."

Dispatcher: "Can you tell me what he's wearing?"

Caller: "I think someone else called 911."

Dispatcher: "You do see officers out there?"

Caller: "Yeah, I think that's the flashlights that we see."

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7:18 p.m. ET

Dispatcher: "Do you need police, fire or medical?"

Caller: "This is 911, correct? Police or medical. Someone is yelling two doors down from me, screaming, hollering 'help, help, help.' There is an elderly man that lives down there. I don't know. I heard a gunshot. I don't know if it would be ambulance."

Dispatcher: "How many shots did you hear?"

Caller: "One."

Dispatcher: "How long ago?"

Caller: "As soon as I heard that I picked up the phone and called."

Dispatcher: "Before calling 911?"

Caller: "Yes. There is somebody out by my back porch. ... There is someone walking around with a flashlight. The police may already be here. I don't know. Someone is out there with a flashlight, but I did hear something."

Dispatcher: "We do have units there."

Caller: "Oh, my God."

Dispatcher: "And the screaming, was it a male or female you heard?"

Caller: "It sounded to me like a male, and from what I know and I've been here four years, there is an elderly man that lives like four doors down, um, north of me, and I'm inside."

Dispatcher: "Do you think it's coming from your area?"

Caller: "I don't know, ma'am, I'm standing at my back sliding glass door. I don't see anything but a flashlight shining around, but I did hear someone yelling 'help, help, help' or 'oh, my gosh' and something, then moaning and a boom, and I picked up the phone and called."

Dispatcher: "Did you see or hear anything else like a vehicle pulling away?"

Caller: "No, ma'am, because I'm in the back, and in the back there is just a walkway. It could have been someone in the front with a car, I don't know, but I was in the back. It was scary. There is someone still back there with flashlights walking around."

Dispatcher: "There should be someone on the scene ..."

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7:19 p.m. ET

Dispatcher: "Do you need police, fire or medical?"

Caller: "My brother said someone got shot behind our house."

Dispatcher: "Is your brother out there right now?"

Caller: "No, he ran in the house."

Dispatcher: "Do you know who was shot?"

Caller: "No idea. ... I'm inside. It's behind our house. ... Yeah."

Dispatcher: "You didn't see or hear anything else? Did you hear the shot?"

Caller: "I heard something, and my brother ran in the house."

Dispatcher: "My brother saw it."

Dispatcher: "What did you see?"

Caller: "I saw a man laying on the ground screaming who needed help. I was going to go over there to try and help him, but my dog got off the leash, and I ran and got him, and I hurried around and down, and the screaming stopped."

Dispatcher: "Did you see the person get shot?"

Caller: "No."

Dispatcher: Did you know the person who got shot, or did you see the person with the gun?"

Caller: "No, I just heard a shot, and the screaming stopped."

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Officers arrived on the scene at 7:17 p.m. ET, according to a police report.

Officers Timothy Smith and Ricardo Alayo said they noted a black male in a gray hooded sweatshirt lying face-down in the grass, as well as a white male in the area.

"Zimmerman stated that he had shot the subject and was still armed," Smith wrote in a police report.

Smith said he asked Zimmerman to hand over the weapon, a Kel Tec 9 mm, and handcuffed him.

"While I was in such close contact with Zimmerman, I could observe that his back appeared to be wet and he was covered in grass, as if he was laying on his back on the ground," Smith wrote in the police report. "Zimmerman was also bleeding from the nose and the back of the head."

The officers also made several attempts to revive Martin.

When police put Zimmerman in the back of the cruiser, he said, "I was yelling for someone to help me, but no one would help me," according to the police report.

soundoff (1,408 Responses)
  1. Anna

    Zimmerman profiled a child, stalked him, harassed him, ignored police request to do not follow, chased child, shot child and it's self-defense. Wished Martin would have videoed with his phone and beat Zimmerman, that's self-denfense for the harassed victim. The child was running for his LIFE. Zimmerman is NOT law enforcement and the child was not obligated to stop by law or to answer the wannabe cop. Contrary to some of you out there, IT IS A RACE THING! A white child in a hoodie would not have been of interest to Zimmerman. Zimmerman would have joke with white kid about the weather or something and offered him some of his gum.

    March 20, 2012 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • sgt. slaughter

      He offered him some of his gun. 🙂

      March 20, 2012 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. sftommy

    Must we all carry guns in our own neighborhoods to be safe from Zimmermans?

    March 20, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mammy

    Finally, some good news!

    March 20, 2012 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  4. beth

    im a white 33 yr old female. if the shooter was black he would b in jail. Zimmerman was looking for trouble and he created it. white people dont need to 'stand up' or any of that crap. and this article doesnt even have white people in it. i believe when compared to a black person the lighter person is considered 'close enough to white' and white racists side with them only so they can be against the black person. I hope +he nutcase goes to jail. hopefully the casey anthony jurors are unavailable for the trial.

    March 20, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. monktrane

    I am baffled. How is this murder even considered to be self-defense? This incident was not of equal force. Unbelievable, I hope this young man's family gets justice and also win a civil suit.

    March 20, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  6. null13

    the only thing I have to say about this is........obviously you have a trigger happy guy who needed gun classes or to NOT carry, and number two. The guy who shot him IS NOT pure white, he is a mix....so people need to learn what a race looks like.

    March 20, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  7. dc

    what if that was your child?

    March 20, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Paul Jordan

    I own a weapon, have a concealed carry permit however the difference is taking the CC course which spells out in plain language what you can AND cannot do under the law. Chasing after someone and confronting that person is NOT legal.

    March 20, 2012 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jackie

    Can someone tell me HOW this man is NOT in jail?? Race issue or not, that is plain MURDER. Self defense ....yeah right! He admitted to chasing him after the dispatcher said NOT to. I hope justice hits this guy soon.

    March 20, 2012 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  10. WhatAJerk

    Dude, this Zimmerman guy is obviously as racist as it comes. He deserves a good old fasion hanging

    March 20, 2012 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  11. bookgirl

    My God, this is just tragic. This sounds like a yahoo with a gun playing cop. He needs to be punished to the fullest extent of the law, which in this case I am positive will not be nearly enough. He will plead out and serve a few years, but hopefully as a felon he will not be allowed to own firearms.

    March 20, 2012 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Simple Reflections

    You can't say the shooter acted in self defense when he is the aggressor. The shooter tracked this boy down, confronted the boy after 911 personnel told him not to, and he instigated the entire threatening episode. This brain-dead, racist, loudmouth wise-guy shooter should never have been issued a license to carry a gun and he never, ever should have been allowed to carry that gun "on patrol" in his capacity as a Neighborhood Watch member.

    I am white and I am appalled and frightened by the fact this out-of-control moron was carrying a gun. If he's not convicted of murder, EVERYONE has good reason to be very fearful about their safety because people like this idiot shooter are more dangerous than the 'theives' they claim to be protecting us from - especially if you are Black, Muslim or Hispanic.

    March 20, 2012 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Alex

    Nothing that has come out thus far proves or disproves that this was an unprovoked shooting. it appears that the two scuffled, but it's not clear who started it. The girl on the phone is speculating at best.

    This is tragic and should not have happened, but given the givens, I don't think we can say for sure who started what.

    March 20, 2012 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  14. brettux

    so murdering someone, then saying it was self defense now gets you off in Florida.

    March 20, 2012 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Forrest

      Nobody has "gotten off" just yet. It's an ongoing investigation. Hopefully an arrest will be made at the end. Doesn't anyone watch TV anymore? I can't count how many times the police have a suspect or whatever, even in the police station for questioning, then they have to let them go so they can work on getting stronger charges. Then the person eventually goes to jail. I understand people are upset, but lets not be rash and lets allow justice to take its course.

      March 20, 2012 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • jamest

      you can kill anything in Florida and get away with it sad to say. I cant say what that family is feeling but i imagine it is very painfull esp with the police not helping one bit at all.

      March 20, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • dave&rich'smom

      Why not ? If you can drive around with a dead baby in your trunk until it stinks and be found innocent anything goes......

      March 20, 2012 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • umm no

      So logic and common sense must not be your strong points. Are you suggesting that Zimmerman yelled for help, busted up his own face, threw himself down and got wet dirty and injured the back of his head only so he could commit murder?

      Guess what? If you attack me, I'm going to do my best to stop you any way I can, and if that means pulling a gun, so be it. Next time some little thug decides to throw down they better make sure they have their affairs in order or something like this could happen to them too.

      March 20, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Robbie

    My prayers go out to the kids family for their loss, but despite all the spin from all the racists, I understand the 'self-defense' argument. A lot of hype leaves out important details like: 1. The gated community wasn't in between the store and the house where Martin (M) was staying, it was in the opposite direction 2. M hopped the fence into a gated community and walked off the sidewalk looking into windows of several houses 3. The person yelling for help was Zimmerman (Z), not Martin (M) 4. M tackled Z, broke his nose, smashed a bottle over his head, and M attempted to strangle Z 5. Z is Hispanic, not white 6. Z has no history of assault
    When you get those details it seems a lot more like self-defense than all the racist witch-hunters would have us believe.

    March 20, 2012 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Karrie

      I have not seen the conditions that you reported on any news source. Where are you getting this information from?

      March 20, 2012 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • bill

      Robbie – Zimmerman followed Trayvon when the police told him not to. Zimmerman confronted and scared Treyvon. The only self-defense here is Trayvon defending himself. This is racism. Absolute appalling, sickening racism. If Trayon was white and named Tray – Zimmerman would be in jail. I hope they publicize Zimmerman's execution for all other murdering racists out there to see.

      March 20, 2012 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • EzErik

      Robbie, you are incorrect. Zimmerman does have a history of assault. He was arrested in 2005 for battery on a law enforcement officer (if you ask me, the cop probably didn't let Zimmerman try on the cop's badge). I don't know where you got facts 1, 2, 3, and 4, but your obviously mistake on 6 brings the rest of your alleged facts into question. Nevertheless, assuming your so-called facts are true, they can be easily explained. 1 – M was walking around the gated community he had every right to be in while talking on the phone with a girl. He preferred talking to the girl while he walked around the neighborhood as opposed to talking on the phone while a guest at a family friend's house. 2. He's a 17 year old kid, kids hop fences all the time. I remember doing so, and I never committed any crimes. Is it an offense to hop a fence? Maybe he was looking into the houses because he couldn't remember which house he was visiting – a common occurrence in a gated community with paper-cutter houses that all look alike, which would explain his walking around also (No. 1). 3. How do you know who was yelling? Were you there? Sure sounded like a high-pitched, squeaky voice to me, not the low, drunk-sounding baritone Z had when he called police. 4. If some guy without a cop or security uniform followed me for blocks throughout a community I had every right to be in and then tried to confront me and detain me, I might break his nose and smash a bottle over his head, too. This world is full of crazies, psychos, and serial killers, I'm not going to stand still for some overzealous pretend cop who could be a lunatic.

      March 20, 2012 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • lolatyou

      How do you know what the kid was doing when the only eyewitness was Zimmerman? No broken bottle was found on the scene. You sound as delusional as the shooter.

      March 20, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • nolabiggs

      lolzy zimmerman does have a history of assault against police officers you fight a cop a regular person is small potatoes.

      March 20, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tim

      Zimmerman assualted a police officer a few years. Nice try you racist bigot.

      March 20, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thomas Hadley

      None of what you say is accurate. You must be a friend of George Zimmerman's.

      March 20, 2012 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • To Correct You

      Robbie, you are obviously quite uninformed about things. Hispanics/Latinos are members of the White race. Their ethnicity can be Hispanic, however. Just check the facts with your local state government or look at their birth certificates and it will show White for the race!

      March 20, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Whopper

      1. Martin was staying in a home within the gated community. Some have speculated that he entered from a field without a gate; I haven't seen anything that says he jumped the gate. In any case, how many kids jump gates in and around their homes. Is that cause for murder? 2. None of the official reports say he was looking into the windows. Zimmerman says he was looking at houses, hardly a crime. 3. We don't know who was yelling for help. The witnesses, Zimmerman, and the Martin family all disagree. 4. Complete speculation. 5. Irrelevant 6. Z was arrested for assaulting a police officer in 2005. There is also a report from almost 10 years ago when Z tailgated someone he accused of spitting on him. In that case he had also called the police beforehand. 7. We know for a FACT that Z was following M, even after being told not to, because he admits it on the recording.
      When you get those details it seems a lot more like Z was an out-of-control vigilante, and Trayvon Martin suffered because of that.

      March 20, 2012 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Learn This

      Robbie, Hispanics ARE members of the white race in case you have not heard. You can check with any official state or local office! "Hispanic" is only an ethnicity.

      March 20, 2012 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
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