Seeing it, for all the tabloid coverage and endless CNN cable news coverage of the case, a big part of me feels like the real story here has been glossed over. Whatever the ins and outs of the legalities here, the odds of this happening to a white kid are just very slim. I knew that an hour ago. But I’m confronting it in a different way now.
Another letter-writer on the Trayvon photo. This one… well, it speaks for itself.
your gawker article
…is a complete and total joke. Your Columbia University education obviously didn’t teach you that in America a defendant is innocent until proven guilty. You wouldn’t know journalism if it smacked you in the face…this was a blatant partisan left wing smear, full of falsehoods and grounds for a lawsuit.
Let’s discuss a few facts - concrete, undeniable facts. Trayvon Martin had THC in his system while in the confrontation with Zimmerman, numerous texts discussed his propensity for fighting and starting fights, getting suspended from school, and making inquiries about illegally acquiring a gun. He then in a phone conversation with a friend called Zimmerman a “crazy ass cracker” - a ignorant, racist term for a white person.