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Mon Jul 15, 2013, 04:54 PM

Trayvon was 17, a juvenile, why was his past criminal record made public?


Sorry if this is a dupe. I thought of it today at work when a question about age and records came up in my office.

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Reply Trayvon was 17, a juvenile, why was his past criminal record made public? (Original post)
Omaha Steve Jul 2013 OP
ellenfl Jul 2013 #1
Lurks Often Jul 2013 #2
BlueCheese Jul 2013 #4
Omaha Steve Jul 2013 #11
Lurks Often Jul 2013 #12
Omaha Steve Jul 2013 #13
FBaggins Jul 2013 #3
Marrah_G Jul 2013 #5
Half-Century Man Jul 2013 #6
Spazito Jul 2013 #9
brush Jul 2013 #7
HipChick Jul 2013 #8
Sissyk Jul 2013 #10
Igel Jul 2013 #14

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 04:55 PM

1. and zimmerman's weren't. eom

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 05:00 PM

2. What criminal record are you referring to?

The only thing that I am aware of that would come close would be his suspension from school, which is not a criminal record.

As for Zimmerman, while there are a number of allegations, his criminal record, such as it is, would be his alcohol rehab program and the mutual restraining orders in a nasty divorce.

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Response to Lurks Often (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 05:03 PM

4. I thought I read in an article that Martin had no criminal record.

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Response to Lurks Often (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 05:36 PM

11. Something about tools and property in his possession


Is this incorrect?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #11)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 05:39 PM

12. That happened at school

IIRC the school police officer found him with jewlery and screwdriver, with the screwdriver being called a burglary tool. It was referred to the police, but the no investigation appears to have taken place and no charges were filed.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #11)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 05:39 PM

13. Yep it was the school stuff, why wasn't IT confidential?


Snip.

In October, a school police investigator said he saw Trayvon on the school surveillance camera in an unauthorized area “hiding and being suspicious.” Then he said he saw Trayvon mark up a door with “W.T.F” — an acronym for “what the f---.” The officer said he found Trayvon the next day and went through his book bag in search of the graffiti marker.

Instead the officer reported he found women’s jewelry and a screwdriver that he described as a “burglary tool,” according to a Miami-Dade Schools Police report obtained by The Miami Herald. Word of the incident came as the family’s lawyer acknowledged that the boy was suspended in February for getting caught with an empty bag with traces of marijuana, which he called “irrelevant” and an attempt to demonize a victim.

Trayvon’s backpack contained 12 pieces of jewelry, in addition to a watch and a large flathead screwdriver, according to the report, which described silver wedding bands and earrings with diamonds.

Trayvon was asked if the jewelry belonged to his family or a girlfriend.

“Martin replied it’s not mine. A friend gave it to me,” he responded, according to the report. Trayvon declined to name the friend.

Trayvon was not disciplined because of the discovery, but was instead suspended for graffiti, according to the report. School police impounded the jewelry and sent photos of the items to detectives at Miami-Dade police for further investigation.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/03/26/2714778/thousands-expected-at-trayvon.html#storylink=cpy

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 05:03 PM

3. He didn't have a past criminal record.

He had a couple suspensions from school for behavior that was arguably criminal, but were handled with school discipline.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 05:03 PM

5. He had no criminal record

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 05:07 PM

6. Young Mister Martin had no criminal record.

He did however have a recorded run in with a criminal. Once.

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Response to Half-Century Man (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 05:12 PM

9. +1! n/t

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 05:10 PM

7. He didn't have a criminal record. zimmerman has one.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 05:10 PM

8. He's a black thug..

don't ya know?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 05:16 PM

10. What criminal record?

Young Trayvon didn't have a criminal recorrd.

What are you implying?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 08:59 PM

14. I don't think it was, not officially.

But people scour police reports, newspapers, and the like.

Heck, "scour"--they Google and type in a few words into online databases.


Note that for a lot of things I've run into once you have a death certificate with your name on it confidentiality and privacy are a thing of the past. The dead have much reduced Constitutional privacy right.

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