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March 22nd, 2012
06:01 PM ET

NAACP leader cites complaints of uninvestigated Sanford killings

Turner Clayton, longtime resident of Sanford, Florida and NAACP leader in that community, joins Brooke.  Clayton discusses an NAACP gathering in Sanford the previous night in which several citizens voiced their complaints with the Sanford Police Department.  He goes on to describe several complaints from citizens regarding killings that were improperly investigated and unprosecuted.

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  1. R Harris

    It is not so much a problem with the Florida Gun Law, it is problematic with the individual who carries a weapon. First of all, Zimmerman was told not to pursue because the police were on the way, secondly, he became the aggressor and firing a weapon without clearly knowing what or who he was confronting. Lastly, this man previously had problems with those he had chased and gotten away which he described as black males and therefore with one not running gave him a chance to take out his aggression. The failure was not the law, but the application the police applied.

    March 23, 2012 at 1:14 pm |
  2. clemen

    Stop hiring white and mexican men that are afraid of black males, just because they are black. White and mexican racist men are afraid of black men and boys, and they will kill a innocent black man and boy without thinking.

    March 23, 2012 at 1:29 pm |
  3. Gerald Odom

    If someone approached me without the correct credentials I would be immediately alarmed. For the local authority to not to be upset with insult to Zimmerman's actions trying to be a police is interesting. It is like he did them a favor. So only if we have a fair shot, oh I forgot it starts by profiling us while driving. Pulling us over racking us up with violations, suspending are licesenes first so that we can't leave our neighborhood not even to get a good job or to the store to get skittles and an iced tea, then get us a felony so that we can't own guns to protect ourselfs so that we can t "stand our ground". SOCIAL GENICIDE as usual

    March 23, 2012 at 2:20 pm |
  4. Darryl of Lancaster

    Why has no one asked the question "What is Suspicious?" I get it that Mr. Zimmerman is NOT talking, but is there anything on the (many) 911 calls describing the so-called suspicious behavior. There are some people in the United States that would make this comment: "Any normal person walking on the sidewalk is NOT suspicious, but a colored person is always suspicious". Is Mr. Zimmerman the type of person that would make that kind of comment? It seems so to me and I think Mr. Zimmerman wanted to prove how cop-like he thinks he is. My prayers are with Trayvon's family.

    March 23, 2012 at 3:31 pm |
  5. Valerie Styles

    Yes, I want to know if George Zimmerman has family in law enforcement or polictics, for this could be the reason why he has not been arrested yet, and could this be what has botched up the Sanford Police investigation, maybe the chief was afraid of someone, (not an excuse), I am just wondering if anyone has checked into this. Also, a couple of people have come together in George's defense, and the news keeps saying that he has black friends; however, they have not produced any to my knowledge

    March 24, 2012 at 6:33 am |
  6. evalina moultrie

    saw on the news ,george zimmerman defense attorney stated his client had bruies to proof his self defense to kill this young boy. sandford law-enforcement chief botched this case bigtime.where is the smog shot photos?where is the gun and the bullet(s) taken into evidence that allegely killed this young boy.
    that full law -enforcement got some illegal explaing to work on.and arest george zimmerman

    March 25, 2012 at 12:03 pm |
  7. Kathie

    that a neighborhood paortl includes a “crime watch program activity.” Of course, Zimmerman was on his neighborhood crime watch paortl when the tragic incident occurred.There was an exception to a similar kidnap solicitation in NJ this past February. That, however, may differ because it was . ergo undeniably federal, and an undeniable kidnapping . Whether there is any specifics for federal as it relates to the NBPP and their antics, I haven't seen that supported with any legal PC yet.Therefore, any venom, hostility and criticism for inactivity should be rightfully directed at the same guy who's got his hands full with the Zimmerman-Martin investigation as well. And that being said, we don't know that the FL state AGs office *isn't* doing anything. They very well may be, but haven't got anything yet that can lead to a concrete arrest and conviction. However I seriously doubt they are ignoring the muckrakers that are piling on to an already very ugly situation.I believe that many others have already pointed out the error that the neo-nazi paortls was a hoax and hype again pointing out that nefarious extremes on both sides of the political aisle are busy at work, fanning the flames of hate and racism.Speaking of fanning flames, J. Christian Adams ends those definitions with an interesting observation.This awful mess in Sanford is bad enough without the shrill race agitators like the New Black Panthers throwing gasoline on the fire.I might point out that posts, such as these, with nary an acknowledgement of the other voices that have been raised in protest did I mention over TWO WEEKS AGO?? including the rapid negative media response of a prominent civil rights leader, also qualifies as shrill race agitation and perpetual fanning of the flames.And while it may be politically convenient and expedient to make this a Holder issue, it's done so out of sheer ignorance of our federal laws. The same goes for an impotent POTUS who is useless with, or without, his TOTUS.Lately, I've had to look at my URL field to make sure I didn't accidentally land on a mirror of DailyKOs by error.Reply

    May 13, 2012 at 3:56 am |

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