The Demonizing of Trayvon Martin
Arrest George Zimmerman
Trayvon Martin will never get justice in America. News is coming out that Trayvon Martin was suspended from school for vandalism and at the time that he was caught, he had some women’s jewelry and a screwdriver in his possession. He was also caught on campus with a bag that had marijuana residue and a pipe. He was never arrested or charged with any crimes.
However, this news has galvanized some who have their uh-huh moment. Now, if you read all the comments on different stories, Trayvon is a drug addict and a thief. It does not matter that George Zimmerman was charged with assaulting a police officer, and it does not matter that Zimmerman was charged with domestic abuse. It does not matter that George Zimmerman clearly utters the words f**king coons before he confronts Trayvon? All that matters is that Trayvon had some problems in school and that shows that he was on his way to jail.
It doesn’t matter that Trayvon wanted to be a pilot or was an A and B student. It does not matter that everyone around him says the he was not a violent kid. All that matters now is that they can paint him with the broad brush of being a “thug”—another version of the n-word.
I do not care if Trayvon smoked a bag of weed. If Trayvon was caught with women’s jewelry, why weren’t his parents told about it and who is this anonymous security guard who suddenly comes forward with this information? Why did the school only report it to the police and not tell his parents about until it appeared in the media after their son’s death? Who are the witnesses who corroborate Zimmerman’s story because there are not that many? Here is the problem; Zimmerman can spin any tale he wants because Trayvon is dead.
Here is the other problem, for those who believe that these Stand Your Ground laws are good, they have to make Trayvon a demon. Remember where this happened, Florida. Trayvon was not killed because he was wearing a hoodie. He was not killed because he was smoking pot. He was not killed because he was robbing someone. He was killed because he was black demon who looked suspicious. The other information just justifies it more.
Here are the important facts of this case, as far as I am concerned are; George Zimmerman did everything wrong the night Trayvon died. Trayvon may have appeared suspicious and thought that warranted a call to the police. However, he should not have followed Trayvon. He should not have had a gun. Those two things led to the chain of the events that ended Trayvon Martin’s life. The phone evidence with his girlfriend shows that he was scared of Zimmerman and was trying to get away from him. He may have smoked pot and he may have tagged a locker, but that does not justify his death.