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The American Spectator : The Spectacle Blog : How a Miami School Crime Cover-Up Policy Led to Trayvon Martin's Death

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Both of Trayvon’s suspensions during his junior year at Krop High involved crimes that could have led to his prosecution as a juvenile offender. However, Chief Charles Hurley of the Miami-Dade School Police Department (MDSPD) in 2010 had implemented a policy that reduced the number of criiminal reports, manipulating statistics to create the appearance of a reduction in crime within the school system. Less than two weeks before Martin’s death, the school system commended Chief Hurley for “decreasing school-related juvenile delinquency by an impressive 60 percent for the last six months of 2011.” What was actually happening was that crimes were not being reported as crimes, but instead treated as disciplinary infractions.

In October 2011, after a video surveillance camera caught Martin writing graffiti on a door, MDSPD Office Darryl Dunn searched Martin’s backpack, looking for the marker he had used. Officer Dunn found 12 pieces of women’s jewelry and a man’s watch, along with a flathead screwdriver the officer described as a “burglary tool.” The jewelry and watch, which Martin claimed he had gotten from a friend he refused to name, matched a description of items stolen during the October 2011 burglary of a house on 204th Terrace, about a half-mile from the school. However, because of Chief Hurley’s policy “to lower the arrest rates,” as one MDSPD sergeant said in an internal investigation, the stolen jewerly was instead listed as “found property” and was never reported to Miami-Dade Police who were investigating the burglary. Similarly, in February 2012 when an MDSPD officer caught Martin with a small plastic bag containing marijuana residue, as well as a marijuana pipe, this was not treated as a crime, and instead Martin was suspended from school.

Either of those incidents could have put Trayvon Martin into the custody of the juvenile justice system. However, because of Chief Hurley’s attempt to reduce the school crime statistics — according to sworn testimony, officers were “basically told to lie and falsify” reports — Martin was never arrested. And if he had been arrested, he might never have been in Sanford the night of his fatal encounter with Zimmerman.
At last. Eric holder has a proper target for a Justice Department inquiry in the Travon Martin Case.
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At last. Eric holder has a proper target for a Justice Department inquiry in the Travon Martin Case.
The only good thing about this post is that if Holder were dumb enough to indict Zimmerman again, Z's lawyers would be free to present this as evidence and the real character of Martin would finally be revealed.

I read some where that there are attorney's trying to talk the family out of lawsuits because of this reason. With this evidence and other stuff from Martins past that was hidden from the public the attorney's feel that the parents would lose their suit.
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The only good thing about this post is that if Holder were dumb enough to indict Zimmerman again, Z's lawyers would be free to present this as evidence and the real character of Martin would finally be revealed.

I read some where that there are attorney's trying to talk the family out of lawsuits because of this reason. With this evidence and other stuff from Martins past that was hidden from the public the attorney's feel that the parents would lose their suit.
If Eric Holder weren't a corrupt racist, he might well be demanding a probe into the official malfeasance, fraud and corruption that let to Martin being allowed to avoid investigation and possible arrest and prosecution for burglary.
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If Eric Holder weren't a corrupt racist, he'd might well be demanding a probe into the official malfeasance, fraud and corruption that let to Martin being allowed to avoid investigation and possible arrest and prosecution for burglary.
True, but we know that ain't gonna happen.
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But Zimmermans past makes no difference, right?

George Zimmerman?s relevant past

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In July 2005, he was arrested for “resisting officer with violence.” The neighborhood watch volunteer who wanted to be a cop got into a scuffle with cops who were questioning a friend for alleged underage drinking. The charges were reduced and then waived after he entered an alcohol education program. Then in August 2005, Zimmerman’s former fiance sought a restraining order against him because of domestic violence. Zimmerman sought a restraining order against her in return. Both were granted. Meanwhile, over the course of eight years, Zimmerman made at least 46 calls to the Sanford (Fla.) Police Department reporting suspicious activity involving black males.

We also know that Witness No. 9 accused Zimmerman of molesting her when they were children. The relative’s revelation is appalling but irrelevant. What most folks don’t know is that Witness No. 9 made an explosive allegation against her cousin. “I know George. And I know that he does not like black people,” she told a Sanford police officer during a telephone call in which she pleaded for anonymity. “He would start something. He’s a very confrontational person. It’s in his blood. Let’s just say that. I don’t want this poor kid and his family to just be overlooked.” At the end of the call, Witness No. 9 urged the officer to “get character reports from other people and see if he’s ever said anything about black people, about being racist or anything like that because I guarantee you there’s somebody out there who will say it.”
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But Zimmermans past makes no difference, right?

George Zimmerman?s relevant past
The original post was about official corruption and it's impact upon Master Martin. It was not about Mr. Zimmerman.


But I will point out that since no other witnesses, nor the F.B.I. investigators, nor the State of Florida were able to corroborate the anonymous "witness," I think that here statements may safely be held in suspicion.
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The original post was about official corruption and it's impact upon Master Martin. It was not about Mr. Zimmerman.


But I will point out that since no other witnesses, nor the F.B.I. investigators, nor the State of Florida were able to corroborate the anonymous "witness," I think that here statements may safely be held in suspicion.
If not for Zimmermans idiocy, we would not be discussing Martin at all.
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It does not matter if young Martin just got out of the state pen,
Zimmerman shouldn't have followed him in the dark in the rain. Especially if he thought he was committing criminal activity. I'm sure law enforcement hates it when people take it on themselves to play investigator/cop. He wasn't trained to be a PI or a police officer and should have known his limitations in that respect. I certainly wouldn't want him "defending" my neighborhood.
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It does not matter if young Martin just got out of the state pen,
Zimmerman shouldn't have followed him in the dark in the rain. Especially if he thought he was committing criminal activity. I'm sure law enforcement hates it when people take it on themselves to play investigator/cop. He wasn't trained to be a PI or a police officer and should have known his limitations in that respect. I certainly wouldn't want him "defending" my neighborhood.
That is not the point he is making. The point he is making is that if Trayvon Martin had been charged with a crime instead of an infraction, Martin would either have been incarcerated or at least on house arrest. That means that Trayvon Martin would never have been outside his house, and also means that he would not have gone to the store and would never have encountered GZ.
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That is not the point he is making. The point he is making is that if Trayvon Martin had been charged with a crime instead of an infraction, Martin would either have been incarcerated or at least on house arrest. That means that Trayvon Martin would never have been outside his house, and also means that he would not have gone to the store and would never have encountered GZ.
...and if a frog had wings he wouldn't bump his azz when he hopped...someone else with a cleaner record I suppose would have been the focus of Zim's wrath.
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