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Apr 22, 2012 12:28 AM by Jacqui Heinrich

Trayvon Martin death influences local Neighborhood Watch

George Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watch captain accused of killing an unarmed black teen in Florida, is out on bond. The death of Trayvon Martin continues to make waves across the country, including in Southern Colorado, where it's brought a different awareness to the idea of Neighborhood Watch.

The Colorado Springs Police Department hosted a Neighborhood Watch training session today at the Sand Creek Department, paying special attention to the do's and don'ts list to ensure Watch members understand their responsibilities and limitations. "This training session, they're very clear on that responsibility and their limits. I leave no doubt in anybody's minds where the line is drawn," Dennis Moore, the Neighborhood Watch Coordinator told News 5.

Colorado Springs Neighborhood Watch has created an application process to filter out those with criminal backgrounds and prevent 'vigilante law enforcement' from becoming an issue.

 

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