I watched from the window of the restaurant in Madrid’s largest area, Sol, as an old woman fell slowly, painfully, to her knees, clinging to who turned out to be her daughter. She then crumbled further, onto the pavement of the dirty crowded city sidewalk. Now unconscious, people gathered, but…
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He was on the phone just moments before. He was walking home with skittles for his sibling and an iced tea. There was a confrontation. Screams were heard “help help help”… It’s widely believed that it was Trayvon screaming. Then shots fired. And then ominous silence as a little boy lied face down in a pool of his own blood, dying in that gated community. Then, this man who did the shooting doesn’t even have his weapon taken away?!
Sanford, FL has had its share of racial controversy. Let’s be frank about this… this was a “walking while black” shooting.
[Plays Zimmerman’s 911 calls, in which the police tell him NOT to follow Trayvon]…
But of course he followed him anyway, and then he shot and killed him… This man, who did what the police told him not to do, who thought this boy, for reasons that escape all of us, was up to no good, a boy with only skittles for his sibling and iced-tea for himself, whose only crime at the time was walking down the street…
and this man comes out because there have been burglaries in the area, and it has been said that the suspects in these burglaries have been young African American men, and for this reason he takes him down and shoots him and kills him?
Should that man still have a gun? Should that man still be walking the streets of central florida? After he has shot and killed a 17 year old boy for walking while black and carrying skittles?
[Congressman says he believes that people are innocent until proven guilty]…
Well so do I, sir. But in a lot of places if a police officer shoots and kills a person, then his or her weapon is taken away, there is an administrative review, and he or she is sent to desk duty just until we are sure… Is it not prudent, for public safety, to get a man who has shot and killed a teenager off the street without a weapon?
A man who shot and killed a teenage boy still has his weapon and has not been incarcerated, while [Trayvon’s family] grieves.
Shep Smith of… drumroll please… Fox “News”!
WTF? Someone on Fox actually made sense?! This is unprecedented! He went on a pretty epic rant too. Never thought I’d see something like this from Fox.