Seventeen-Year Old Trayvon Martin is Dead ….. Why ?

     This case troubles me. How about you?

     A 17 year-old kid is dead, my son is just 22, alive . The dead boy is black.
     He was shot in the chest by an older white guy, during a scuffle – unclear circumstances. Just minutes earlier, the boy had been walking down a street, minding his own business.

     Any more to the story?

     What happened?

      Here’s what I’ve been able to glean from the somewhat confusing and jumbled facts in all the news stories.

      The white guy is described as a self appointed neighborhood watch guy,


     twenty seven year old George Zimmerman, somewhat checkered background.
Zimmerman was making his crime watching rounds as he often did, looking for criminals. He spotted teen Martin, considered him suspicious, in the wrong neighborhood, dressed like a gangsta! Must be up to no good!


     He follows the kid, who, by all accounts, wasn’t up to no good, just getting some candy at the local store.  Zimmerman calls Police. Police tell him not to follow Martin, but Zimmerman follows him anyhow.

     Here’s where it gets murky.

     Somehow, the two began to scuffle. Did Trayvon feel threatened/ intimidated,  and turn around and confront Zimmerman, punch him in the nose, knock him down? Or did Zimmerman chase down Trayvon, start a fight, begin the deadly battle?

     The initial police report said Zimmerman had a bloody nose and blood on the back of his head.

        “I could observe that [Zimmerman’s] back appeared to be wet and was covered in grass, as if he had been laying on his back on the ground. Zimmerman was also bleeding from the nose and back of his head.” 

But the parents hear the 911 call and say it was Trayvon calling for help during the struggle, not Zimmerman.

     One thing’s for sure….. A sad day in America.

                      What say you?







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