As a former neighborhood watch captain for my apartment building and three block area, I am appalled at this so-called person who felt he was representing neighborhood watch. He was not.
Whenever you start a neighborhood watch program you will most likely meet with the Community Services Officer of the local Police or Sheriff's Department. And one of their steadfast rules is you call 911, never interfere, or take the law into your own hands.
What this character did was give the Neighborhood Watch Program, as well as all Caucasians a black eye.
Personally, I believe he fears black youth or is out and out bigoted. And the last thing he should have been accepted in, was a Neighborhood Watch Program. A prejudice attitude should have appeared long before this incident.
After being robbed at knife point by a young black man who appeared to be on some type of drugs, I could not blame the black race because of it. Nor have I blamed every man because a grandfather molested me. The whole world is not to blame for the loose cannons in it.
What we need to learn is how to watch a person's body language; including the eyes and language, and if they are behaving strange or angry, then we should document it and relay the information to those in authority and who might be able to prevent what happened in Stanford Florida. May God have mercy on the Zimmerman's soul.
All men and women of all races must stand together and fight such actions. We must walk together and show the outside world that the USA does not murder anyone just because they are different, or of another race or religion.
Ida M Temple
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