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What Everyone Should Know About Trayvon Martin (1995-2012) | ThinkProgress


Let me see if I have the facts right: A 28 year old white man, with a history of violence, and armed with a 9mm handgun, felt threatened for his life by a 17 year old African American boy who was armed to the teeth with iced tea and Skittles. What possible threat could Trayvon Martin, a young man who earned A’s and B’s in high school, and according to one teacher “majored in cheerfulness,”  have posed to George Zimmerman? Was Zimmerman afraid  young  Trayvon would force him to taste the rainbow?

This young man was murdered before his young life ever really got started, and three weeks later, George Zimmerman is still free because he claimed self defense. I call bullshit, and I call racism on not only George Zimmerman, but the police department and prosecuting attorney of Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman belongs behind bars and should be standing trial for his heartless actions. Trayvon Martin deserved better, and George Zimmerman damn well better be brought to justice for robbing Trayvon of his future, and Trayvon’s family of their son.

Oh, and one more thing; if the situation was reversed, you can bet your ass that Trayvon would be under the jail, regardless of the circumstance.

What Everyone Should Know About Trayvon Martin (1995-2012) | ThinkProgress.

  1. March 19, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    For those of you not in Florida, you should know that we have Gov. Jeb Bush and the Republican controlled legislature to thank for Zimmerman’s claim of self defense. They passed and he signed what was known as the “stand your ground law” which provided a giant opening for people to claim self defense if they feel threatened. At the time people predicted something like this might happen. We can only hope that Trayvon’s death will result in changes to the law. And of course Zimmerman going to jail for a long time.


  2. March 20, 2012 at 12:12 am

    A big fat WORD to your last sentence.


  3. David
    March 20, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Black people need to go to the United Nations, and demand reparations and separation from america. This is the only way blacks will ever get justice, if blacks people continue to
    stay part of america we blacks people will never get justice. This is the only solution to black
    peoples problem. DAVID: NATION TIME!


    • March 21, 2012 at 9:07 am

      It’s a very interesting thought that has been talked about in earlier generations. Black historian and sociologist W.E.B. Dubois spoke of blacks leaving America in the early 20th century and forming their own colony on the coast of Africa. In the 1920’s, Marcus Garvey tried to lead a mass migration of blacks to Africa as well. In addition, Abraham Lincoln was a proponent of the same idea during the Civil War.


  4. MetalGoddess
    March 30, 2012 at 12:57 am

    Apparently that stand you ground law only applies to people armed with a gun.


  5. Maldetrius
    May 20, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Tale of Trayvon
    (to Funky Rap Beat)

    Here is the Tale of Tough guy Trayvon
    Thought he was gangster, but now he is gone

    Someone Trayvoned his ass
    Someone Trayvoned his ass

    Drug dealing, watch stealing
    Crime is what he did
    Creepin round in the dark,
    With tools and loot hid

    Went to the store to buy Skittles and Tea
    So if he was caught, he’d have de-ni-abil-ity

    Jumping over fences, walking through the hood
    Looking into windows, up to no good

    (very brief silent pause)

    Who will Trayvon his ass?
    Who will Trayvon his ass?

    Casing out a house, he met a guy named Zimmer-MAN
    Thought he was a honky, but he were a badass Mexi-CAN

    Trayvon talking tough, threw a couple blows,
    Knocked him to the ground, broke his freakin nose.

    Grabbed him by the head, pounding into the ground
    Zimmer-MAN made his move, then there was a sound

    (very brief silent pause)

    He Trayvoned his ass
    He Trayvoned his ass

    Take then this lesson, learn it if you can
    Do not mess around, with a badass Mexi-CAN
    A badass Mexi-CAN

    (very brief silent pause)

    He will Trayvon your ass
    He will Trayvon your ass

    Final verse, spoken:

    Run away punk: don’t make me Trayvon your ass.

    All Rights Reserved
    Equalizer Group, Inc., et al


  1. March 20, 2012 at 1:41 am

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