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A Call for Oversight in Killing of Trayvon Martin

Calling into question the failure of Florida's Sanford Police Department to arrest George Zimmerman, the neighborhood-watch captain who shot to death unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, Atlantic magazine blogger Ta-Nehisi Coates presents the audiotape of the 911 call from the incident and argues that outside oversight may be needed to ensure that justice is served. via Trymaine Lee, disturbing, disturbing stuff: .
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So Sad: Police Have Finally Released The 911 Call Made During 17-Year Old Trayvon Martin’s Shooting Death, Says Shooter “These Azzholes Always Get Away!”

Ethnicity & Race / African American : Bossip (3 years ago)

This is quite disturbing to say the least… In the first 911 call before black teenager Trayvon Martin was killed, white neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman can be heard pursuing the unarmed youngster on foot as he runs away.... Read Post

Trayvon Martin Killing: FBI WILL investigate shooting of unarmed black teenager by Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman

News : The Coming Crisis (3 years ago)

Following a day of protests calling for the arrest of a neighborhood watch captain who fatally shot an unarmed black teen, the U.S. Justice Department announced late last night that it will investigate the case. George Zimmerman, 28... Read Post

Did Trayvon Martin's Shooter George Zimmerman Use a Racial Epithet When Calling 911?

News : Reason (3 years ago)

Trayvon Martin is the unarmed 17-year-old youth who died after being shot by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain in Sanford, Florida. Martin was black; Zimmerman is a white Hispanic. The shooting has led to a number of ch... Read Post


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