Skip to comments.Authorities call press conference in shooting of Florida teen
Posted on 03/22/2012 3:37:53 PM PDT by NoLibZone
(Reuters) - The city manager of Sanford, Florida, where a neighborhood watch leader shot and killed an unarmed teen, called a news conference on Thursday amid demands for an arrest in the case and a vote of no confidence for the police chief.
The press conference at Sanford City Hall was called by City Manager Norton Bonaparte Jr., who was expected to discuss developments in the highly charged case.
The killing of Trayvon Martin, 17, an African American, by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, 28, a white Hispanic, has drawn national attention and sparked debate over Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law since Zimmerman has claimed self-defense. Police thus far have declined to arrest him.
On Wednesday, Martin's parents joined hundreds of demonstrators gathered in a New York park to demand an arrest in the shooting death.
At the same time, in Florida, Sanford's city commissioners passed a motion of "no confidence" in Police Chief Bill Lee Jr., who has said the department acted properly in not arresting Zimmerman.
But it's up to Bonaparte, not the commission, to decide whether or not to fire Lee.
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All this is political, and no one wants to describe the shooter as Hispanic, in order not to inflame the Hispanic community. It will become a gun issue, because the Democrats want it to be. Funny how many killing have occurred in Sanford, when compared to New York, Chicago, DC, and other large urban areas.
That said the parents do have a point in asking why the shooter was not arrested. Just a thought, is the head of law enforcement in Sanford a Dem?
With those Occuturds involved, everyday is a good day to riot
Maybe. It says they are mostly Spanish and Italian, with a small percentage of Mestizo. They probably just liked gold.
Interesting, thanks. Would explain the lack of racist attack by Hussein/Holder.
Or perhaps an "Uncle Tom" or maybe a "race traitor".
Tried to do a Google search linking Washington Post and Murders of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom as well as Washington Post's own search engine could not find any links.
For measure I did one for the “Wichita Massacre” but no WaPo hits.....it could be me.
Most Hispanics - except those from areas with heavy Indian or African influence - are Caucasians. It is not necessary to speak a Germanic language to be “white.”
I seriously saw an “n” there at first.
Yeah, you know where :)
Sure, like Obama. He's a black white. Or a white black. If he committed a crime against a black person, he would be a white black. If he committed a crime against a white person, he would still be a white black.
according to wikipedia White Hispanic and Latino Americans are citizens and residents of the United States who are racially White and ethnically Hispanic or Latino.
some celebrities list of white hispanics according to them.
Hispanic refers to a language group, not a race. But by the news article specifying a “white” hispanic, they are trying to create a racial incident.
God, how I despise the media.
The perceptions are being formed by the family lawyer, IMO, a low-rent version of Johnnie Cochran...it now appears that this “boy” was 6’3” and over 200 lbs...don’t be fooled by all those old photos you saw on TV! They even managed to get some T-shirts made up with cute photo of him, like he was some adorable kid. I got taken in for awhile by the BS myself. IMO there are a few Communist elements who would love to get a riot out of all this...martial law, etc....”Reichstag Fire”, anyone?/s;)
Guess that white people just don’t have a “white Hispanic” rabble rouser like sharpton and whites don’t go marching in hoodies.
AAAAAND...of course they don’t have the MSM to blow it up day after day after day.
We all hate brown people, remember?
That’s why we’re in Afghanistan. Full of brown people for us to kill.
Didn’t you get the memo?
Spanish from Spain were considered white by Hitler himself.
Don't know what Zimmerman is, but plenty of Spanish are blue eyed and blonde.
Hitler and General Franco meet on the French side of the border on 23 October 1940.
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