By Associated Press, Updated: Thursday, March 22, 7:16 AM ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Neighborhood watch groups were designed to be the eyes and ears of police — passively observing what they see and reporting back to law enforcement — not to enforce the law themselves. Most neighborhood watches follow the rules, and confrontations are rare. But… Read more »
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Atlantans head to Florida to protest teen shooting By Rebekka Schramm Updated: 42 minutes ago story image + ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) – Two charter buses full of metro Atlanta residents left from a southeast Atlanta church early Thursday to head to Sanford, Florida, to protest the shooting death of an unarmed 17-year-old African-American teenager. They… Read more »
Florida police are under mounting pressure to arrest self-appointed neighbourhood watch volunteer who shot dead an unarmed teenager following dramatic new evidence from the victim’s girlfriend. The family of Trayvon Martin, 17, say the account from his girlfriend completely contradicts his killer’s self-defence claim.
Sanford, Florida (CNN) — A girl who overheard part of an incident involving Florida teenager Trayvon Martin can help prove he was killed “in cold blood” by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, an attorney for Martin’s family said Tuesday.