Experts: Neighborhood watches shouldn't be armed

FILE - In this undated file family photo, Trayvon Martin poses for a family photo. College students around Florida rallied Monday, March 19, 2012, to demand the arrest of a white neighborhood watch captain who shot unarmed teen Martin last month, though authorities may be hamstrung by a state law that allows people to defend themselves with deadly force. (AP Photo/Martin Family Photos, File)

March 22, 2012 5:27:18 AM PDT
Neighborhood watch groups were designed to be the eyes and ears of police - passively observing what they see and reporting back to law enforcement - not to enforce the law themselves.