Where the hell are you guys getting all your sources from? Yes, there are various Neighborhood Watch programs all over the United States of America. However, each one have different rules and regulations. I have found the .pdf document for the official Neighborhood Watch in Sanford, FL.
I read this whole document from start to finish. No where in it where I saw that “following” or “confronting” wasn’t allowed.
On top of that check this out… from this link… here.
Look at Page 8, “Recognizing Suspicious Activity”, and I’ll list the things that might of what made George do what he had to do. Why he had to watch Trayvon and follow him… here are the things that made George do this, short list:
– Gathering (loitering) for an extended or unusual period of time. Possible burglary, arson, or drug dealing. (Trayvon standing in people’s yards, walking in the grassy area, looking at people’s homes, I would call that loitering for sure)
– Behaving strangely. Possibly on drugs or illegal activity. (George saying, “He looks like he may be up to no good, like he’s on drugs or something”, staring at him, hands in his waistband, etc.)
– Going door to door, especially if someone goes to the rear of the residence. Possibly casing the neighborhood. (Walking along the grassy area, not the sidewalk, walking around corners, walking back, etc. )
The Neighborhood Watch is just for “extra” eyes and ears. Police can’t be around all the time. That’s why George had no choice but to shoot the kid ’cause there was no time for the police to rush over to see what Trayvon was up to. Use a little common sense right?
Also in that document. I don’t see anywhere where it says guns aren’t allowed either. Why? “Stand Your Ground” is key.
So there you go. George didn’t do anything criminal. He did all the right things. Sorry, but you clowns aren’t gonna get me.