George Zimmerman Neighbors Complained About Aggressive Tactics Before Trayvon Martin Killing
A volunteer community watch captain who shot an unarmed Florida teenager to death last month had been the subject of complaints by neighbors in his gated community for aggressive tactics, a homeowner said.
George Zimmerman has not been charged in the Feb. 26 shooting of Trayvon Martin, 17, who was walking home from a convenience store in Sanford, Fla., near Orlando. Zimmerman, who patrolled the Retreat at Twin Lakes development in his own car, had been called aggressive in earlier complaints to the local police and the homeowner's association, according to a homeowner who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
This shooting is being investigated, but so far Zimmerman hasn't been charged with anything. If the local prosecutors decide to let him off, I think the Department of Justice may take up the case. Somehow this man decided he had the authority to "patrol" the streets of his private gated community and confront people he considered "suspicious." He even freaked out his own neighbors to the point that they complained to the homeowners' association. He made 46 calls to the police from 1/1/11 on. Read the list of bullet points of his behavior here:
So is this an example of a privatopian vigilante who decides he is the law in that gated community? This case is desperately in need of a full investigation.