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No charges over 'reverse Trayvon Martin' shooting in Phoenix area
American Thinker ^ | 4-25-12 | David Paulin

Posted on 04/25/2012 5:25:03 AM PDT by SJackson

Police have yet to charge a black motorist who shot dead a mentally disabled and unarmed "white Hispanic," Daniel Adkins, in a Taco Bell parking lot near Phoenix earlier this month. The two reportedly exchanged words before the shooting that occurred, according to some accounts, after the motorist almost ran over Adkins who then banged his fist on the car's windshield.

The April 3 shooting by the 22-year-old black man -- whom police in suburban Laveen have yet to identify -- has gotten little if any coverage by the national media. Nor has President Obama weighed in on the case. Is it because Adkins doesn't look like his son?

Whatever the case, the slaying of Adkins -- who was walking his yellow lab on a leash -- has ignited controversy in Arizona, and it has been commanding increasing attention in the blogosphere. Adkins' grieving family says he had the mental capacity of a 12 year old. He lived with his mom and dad.

Local media outlets are describing Adkins as a Hispanic -- yet with an "Anglo" name and light complexion, he easily qualifies as what the national media have called a "white Hispanic" when describing George Zimmerman. Is this why the national media has yet to take an interest in the case?

After Adkins was shot dead, his dog, Lady, stayed by his side, and a representative of the Humane Society was called to take the dog away. Police found no weapon at the scene despite the motorist's claim that Adkins had one.

Here are the details of the case as reported by a local Fox News outlet:

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: adkins; arizona; az; banglist; hispanic; homicide; trayvon; trayvonmob

1 posted on 04/25/2012 5:25:06 AM PDT by SJackson
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To: NRA1995

Why on earth would you use that phrase? Shame on you.


3 posted on 04/25/2012 5:56:25 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: SJackson

When will Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton be showing up to demand justice for the victim?


4 posted on 04/25/2012 5:58:32 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: SJackson

Democrats figure since he was mentally disabled, his “quality of life” wasn’t good, so therefore, no big deal.


5 posted on 04/25/2012 6:00:20 AM PDT by crosshairs (As long as there is evil, "Coexist" is impossible.)
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To: SJackson

What a trayvesty of justice...


6 posted on 04/25/2012 6:05:06 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: SJackson

If he swung at the driver, that will complicate things.


7 posted on 04/25/2012 6:05:21 AM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: crosshairs
In the DNC, this is a resume enhancer.

Heck, the perp is probably being considered
for a position at the DOJ aside Holder.

8 posted on 04/25/2012 6:12:33 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: crosshairs
Democrats figure since he was mentally disabled, ....

Pigmentationally disabled, too.

**** him. He white.

9 posted on 04/25/2012 7:07:05 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: mamelukesabre
If he swung at the driver, that will complicate things.

Well, first there was the blocking foul in the parking lot .... then the Harsh Words, not allowed either (at least from his social status).

And finally goaltending, inasmuch as he blocked the shot.

He's lucky he didn't get the Ron Artest Elbow of Rectitude in his face.

10 posted on 04/25/2012 7:11:09 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: SJackson

Generally state laws say that a reasonable person would believe that they or someone else is in danger of death or grievous injury by the assailant. Will withhold judgement for now as we have little evidence given in the story but this one looks bad.
In Zimmerman’s case he had already been seriously, physically assaulted.


11 posted on 04/25/2012 7:21:37 AM PDT by Eagles6
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To: SJackson

12 posted on 04/25/2012 7:33:42 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Eagles6
I'm with you. On the reports, hard to see how the shooter was reasonably in fear of serious injury. Even if the dead guy had a pipe and was bashing the car.

But if the dead guy reached through the car window, everything changes.

Not sure why the delay in arrest. Police must have had some reason to think the shooter was reasonably in fear; or that the guy isn't a menace and they could wait for the prosecutor to charge.

13 posted on 04/25/2012 7:48:18 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Cboldt

Like the FL case they have to investigate and we saw how the msm twisted that. I doubt that we’ll hear about this case again as it doesn’t fit the narrative.


14 posted on 04/25/2012 9:14:19 PM PDT by Eagles6
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