There is outrage across the nation over the death of 17 year old Trayvon Martin, who was gun down by self-appointed Neighborhood Watch Captain George Zimmerman. The incident took place in Florida, and as of today Zimmerman is still a free man. After making several 911 calls Zimmerman was asked not to pursue Martin but he carried on, eventually taking the life of the young boy who only had a bag of Skittles in his possession.
Neighbors reported hearing Martin crying and begging for help right before shots were fired. Below is an exercpt of one of the calls made from Zimmerman:
“This guy looks like he’s up to no good, or he’s on drugs or something,” Zimmerman tells the 911 operator. “He’s just staring, looking at all the houses. Now he’s coming toward me. He’s got his hand in his waistband. Something’s wrong with him.”
Zimmerman described Martin as wearing a hoodie and sweatpants or jeans. He continues: “He’s coming to check me out. He’s got something in his hands. I don’t know what his deal is. Can we get an officer over here?”
“These assholes always get away,” he says to the operator. Zimmerman is then heard giving directions to the dispatcher.
“Shit, he’s running,” Zimmerman says.
“Are you following him?” the dispatchers asked. “Yes,” Zimmerman responds.
“We don’t need you to do that,” the dispatcher says.