3 people say they believe Trayvon Martin cried for help before he was shot.Three witnesses contacted by The Miami Herald say they saw or heard the moments before and after the Miami Gardens teenager’s killing. All three said they heard the last howl for help from a despondent boy, and believe the sequence of sounds shatters the notion that Trayvon was killed in self defense.
As the controversy grows, so does the number of voices disputing the official version that watch captain George Zimmerman gave to police: that the 6-foot, 3-inch, 140-pound teen assaulted him when Zimmerman, 28, tried to question him.
But if you hear two people wrestling in your backyard and one of them is screaming "Help!" then something is wrong with you.ginnyfan wrote:^^^ They were probably scared of getting robbed.
My exact words...danbarj wrote:JSparksFan once said we have no racism in the US. Naive beyond measure. I've signed the petition and am marching in the million hoodie march tomorrow!
Racism is alive and well in the US. It isn't going anywhere.
Either way, I'm really sad to hear that this happened. Just yesterday my mom called me to read about it.JSparksFan wrote:I don't live in the US but I figured that if the citizens were open-minded enough to elect an openly black President, then things had changed. I'm sorry to hear that that's not the case where you reside.
Like I already said, for me it's sick to have a paid hitman wandering around your street during night just to protect their oh so valuable material stuff. I wouldn't feel safe on that street even if I lived there if someone is lurking around and searching for ''suspicious'' people.Titan3510 wrote:But if you hear two people wrestling in your backyard and one of them is screaming "Help!" then something is wrong with you.ginnyfan wrote:^^^ They were probably scared of getting robbed.
That man should be charged with criminal negligence.
Trayvon Martin could've be alive if the man had just seen what was going on in his backyard...
But don't get it twisted, Mona. There have been hate crimes committed by black people.MonaBlissa wrote:JSparksFan - Obama barely won the election. Don't get it twisted. If you compare the general population, he didn't win by that many points.
Actually, the hate crimes have increased after Obama. In my city, the Houston police documented that the hate crimes have risen. One white and latino cop told one of my cousins point blank, "We don't give a d*mn if Obama is president."
The "sheets" and hate has come out of the woodwork, since a black man is in office. Black folks compared Clinton's presidency to a black man's experience, because of the way the Republicans treated him. Obama is getting much worse treatment.