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Trayvon Martin death unrelated to “training”


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Jun. 26, 2020 - 4:52 PM

In a recent column in The Times-Herald I was surprised to see Travon Martin included with Rodney King and Michael Brown in a list of people who died while resisting arrest by a police officer.

George Zimmerman, the man who shot Travon Martin, was a wannabe cop vigilante who ignored instructions from a 911 dispatcher to wait until police could respond.

The racial profiling that led him to approach Travon Martin is something that police officers are supposed to be trained to avoid.

Martin’s death had nothing to do with Zimmerman “following his training.”

Bill Boyd

Newnan, Georgia