Police Officer wrongfully terminated for bringing Trayvon Martin target to gun range

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  1. 2Manboobs

    2Manboobs New Member Banned User

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    Apparently, levity is now in bad taste .... How much more can these civil rights groups take away from us ??




    Florida police officer fired for bringing Trayvon Martin target to gun range

    Sergeant leading target practice offered target to two other officers and a civilian during April 4 incident

    A US police officer accused of bringing targets resembling the fatally shot teen Trayvon Martin to a gun range has been fired.

    Port Canaveral, Florida, interim chief executive officer John Walsh told WFTV on Saturday that Sgt Ron King was leading a target practice with two other officers and a civilian when he pulled out the targets April 4. Walsh says King asked the group if they wanted to use the targets, and they said no.

    The 17-year-old Martin was killed in 2012 by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in a case that led to protests over race and self-defense gun laws. Port Canaveral is about 60 miles (96km) from Sanford, where Martin was killed.

    Zimmerman says he shot Martin, who was black, in self-defense. His trial is set for June.

    Last May, the website GunBroker.com briefly advertised shooting targets depicting an apparent likeness to Martin, prompting outrage across the US.

    Those paper silhouettes depicted an outline of a hooded Boon boy holding skittles and a can of iced tea – the same items that 17-year-old Martin was carrying on the day he was killed in February. It was unclear if the target King carried was the same one.

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    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/apr/14/florida-officer-trayvon-martin-gun-target
     
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    I don't want a moron without common sense being an officer, glad he's gone, if he wants to be a comedian he can be Howard's head writer.
     
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    Well, I'm pretty outraged. Anyone else? :fil:
     
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    Good Boon Hunting
     
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    It would be funny if someone brought in a picture of the cops 17 year old son for target practice to see his face.
     
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    i'm outraged that he was discharged for bad taste.
     
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    they do that in LA. you can shoot at any target you want to bring into the range there. i've not seen anyone bring in an obama silhouette yet (it's probably a criminal offense), but i bet it happens.
     
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    It would be if the Cops 17 year old son was a habitual pain in the ass who was currently on school suspension (for the third time) for drug possession . . . .
     
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    It would also be funny if the cops unarmed son was shot dead by an asshole rent a cop. right?
     
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    and he wasn't wrongfully terminated racist.
     
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    only if he was wearing a hoodie and eating skittles at the time.
     
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    14. Boon. Lol nf buckeye. :jj:
     
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    He should've been fired. Can you just imagine what a defense attorney would do with any case involving this police officer and a black defendant?

    He basically gave all the black defendants he would be arresting a free pass.
     
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    They should make him eat a cake.
     
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    Hell, if I was the defense attorney for any of his previous arrests that resulted in conviction, I'd start writing my appeals.
     
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    ...for breakfast...an entire cake, that is...
    :secret: (And not tell him what's in it)
     
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    Every target that I have shot at has been a black silhouette. Has nothing do do with race at all.
     
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    You are the DogStar of this thread