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Another Trayvon Martin Situation

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     Police say the above guy is at the center of a terrible story out of Milwaukee.  75 year old John Spooner has been charged with shooting and killing 13 year old Darius Simmons.

    Police say Simmons retrieved the garbage cart from the front of his house and was taking it to the back. As he did that Spooner approached him and said that he wanted his stuff back and accused Simmons of stealing some shotguns. Simmons apparently told Spooner he did not have his stuff. At that point Simmons' mom says she also told Spooner that Simmons did not have the 75 year olds stuff and she told Spooner to go back to his home. Witnesses say that Spooner then pulled out a handgun and shot Simmons in the chest from five feet away. Simmons died in the street.

   I hope this doesn't turn into a Trayvon Martin situation.


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