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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 06:14 PM

5. Zimmerman wasn't involved in Neighborhood Watch

The official Neighborhood Watch organization has stated they have no record of Zimmerman as a member. Nor does the organization permit its members to carry guns. According to the manual:

Community members only serve as the extra “eyes and ears” of law enforcement. They
should report their observations of suspicious activities to law enforcement; however,citizens
should never try to take action on those observations. Trained law enforcement should be
the only ones ever to take action based on observations of suspicious activities.

It's bad reporting to keep referring to Zimmerman as a "Neighborhood Watch Captain" or even as a "Neighborhood Watch volunteer." The proper phrasing should be "alleged Neighborhood Watch volunteer" or "self-described neighborhood watch volunteer."

Of course, there's always my favorite term to use to describe a person who cruises around with a gun looking for "wrong-doers": vigilante.

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