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The Demonizing of Trayvon Martin

Updated on April 1, 2012

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.


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    • Paladin_ profile image


      6 years ago from Michigan, USA

      Which has absolutely no bearing on the fact that Zimmerman stalked and killed him.

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      6 years ago

      Looks like lil Treytrey did have drugs in his system afterall.

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      Bruce Bean 

      6 years ago from Riverside, CA

      You do, of course, realize that there were no drugs found in Trayvon's system. So, how is it relevant. WE do not, however, know if Zimmerman was drunk or taking drugs because they didn't test him. Just so you know.

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      Sniveling Lefties Should Die 

      6 years ago

      "I do not care if Trayvon smoked a bag of weed."

      And that's why you aren't a defense lawyer or a prosecuting attorney. Those people WILL care if he smoked a bag of weed because it can be used in a court case.

      It seems people lack the ability to remove their own personal feelings and emotional reaction to the case from the case itself....which relies on the law, facts, and things that are provable in a court of law.

      The "media" is discrediting Zimmerman's character a whole lot more than Trayvon Martin. Complaining about the truth doesn't get you anywhere.

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      Shayna Cacho 

      6 years ago from Brooklyn, NY, Living in Delaware

      Great hub on the Trayvon Martin case. These bigots in the media are doing everything in their power to discredit Trayvon's character and even went into his Twitter account under "No Limit Ni$$a" and "claimed" that he was headed for trouble. That does not mean anything to me because his Twitter name nor his tweets change the fact that Trayvon is dead and Zimmerman is still alive and "free" physically. Zimmerman still went after Trayvon and shot him in cold blood. I wish people will understand that fact.

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      6 years ago from Michigan, USA

      Another good hub, habueld.

      All this talk of the "stand your ground" law and Trayvon Martin's supposed trouble in school is irrelevant to the facts of this incident. It's a lot of smoke and mirrors created by those who wish to cover for the racially-motivated crimes of Zimmerman and the incompetence (and probable bias) of the Sanford police.

      It is unequivocally clear from the 911 recording alone that Zimmerman wasn't "standing his ground." If anyone was justified in standing his ground, it was Trayvon Martin, who was being followed by Zimmerman, armed with a loaded handgun -- even after the police told him not to.

      What needs to be repeated again and again, in the face of all these efforts to shift the focus to Martin, are the three words that constitute the essence of this incident:


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      6 years ago

      Good hub. Unfortunately, the court of public opinion is often more powerful than the courts themselves. The truth is that you can't use excessive force, even if you see a hardened criminal walking the streets at night. Hopefully, rational people will realize that Zimmerman still had no right to shoot Trayvon, even if Trayvon had thrown a punch.


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