Black Lives Matter: The Lost Life Of Trayvon Martin

George Zimmerman Often Called Police On Suspicious People


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As the months passed, Zimmerman’s calls to police focused in on people he thought were suspicious. When asked, he would note their race, and all of them were black males. On February 2, 2012, he reported a man looking into the windows of an empty house. The suspect disappeared before police arrived. In another incident, workers saw two men hanging outside of a woman’s home in which a laptop and jewelry were stolen. The following day, police found the laptop in a young black man’s backpack. It was the same man Zimmerman had claimed was looking into windows on February 2nd.