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Zimmerman Friend Defends Shooting

At least one person is defending George Zimmerman in the wake of the shooting and killing of an unarmed teenager last month. Frank Taaffe, Zimmerman's neighbor, tells CBS News that the neighborhood watchman was right to confront Trayvon Martin and he would have done the same thing. Taaffe also said that Zimmerman was a diligent neighborhood-watch captain and that he cared about the safety of the residents in their complex. When pressed as to whether the gunman was a racist, Taaffe said no and that he had never heard him use racial slurs. Meanwhile, reports are emerging that local residents had complained about racism in the police department long before the shooting.