(UPDATE) Ladies & Gents, introducing the Real Trayvon Martin: From Miami, was “SLIMM (@NO_LIMIT_NIGGA)” on Twitter, was suspend-ed from school for 10 days FOR DRUGS & killed by George Zimmer-man (after stealing Skittles from store?) while visiting his dad in Sanford
March 26, 2012 30 Comments
Aside from my own piece questioning whether 17-year-old Trayvon Martin stole the Skittles he reportedly had in his possession when he was killed, the most accurate journalism I’ve found that gives us a complete representation of who Martin was is titled “Was Trayvon Martin a Drug Dealer?” It’s written by Dan Linehan. An excerpt’s below:
The media narrative being sold is quite clear, Trayvon Martin is the innocent victim here and George Zimmerman is a horrible bigot who attacked the young man for doing nothing more than buying skittles while being black. Even Barack Obama seems to accept the fresh-faced innocence of Trayvon, stating, “If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon.” More on that later.It’s becoming more and more clear however that the innocent appearance the mainstream media is so desperate to apply to Trayvon isn’t at all accurate. The picture we’re used to seeing to represent Trayvon Martin appears to be a far cry from how he actually looked once he was a few years older.
Linehan’s discourse shows how the young, black male was pro black ghetto culture (which translates to anti white), had riddled his body with tattoos, was (as noted in the headline) suspended from school in Miami and visisting his dad in Sanford and details some of the violence toward authority in his past.
When you connect all the dots, not only had he probably stolen the Skittles, he may actually have become threatening to Zimmerman – who, yes, is responsible for getting the ball rolling.