Skip to comments.Trayvon suspended over marijuana; thousands expected at rally
Posted on 03/26/2012 11:08:56 AM PDT by Zakeet
Miami Gardens teenager Trayvon Martin was suspended from school because he was caught with an empty plastic bag with traces of marijuana in it, the boys family attorney has confirmed.
Trayvon was killed while serving out the suspension in Sanford Florida, where his fathers girlfriend lives. A community watch volunteer who thought he looked drugged out and suspicious called police and later wound up in a fight with him.
The two scuffled and volunteer George Zimmerman shot Trayvon, killing him. He has not been charged.
Tens of thousands of people are expected to converge on Sanford on Monday for an afternoon rally to protest the killing, which occurred one month ago today.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, the Rev. Al Sharpton and comedian Sinbad are expected to speak at a 5 p.m. special City Commission meeting.
Several busloads of protesters left Miami early Monday to participate.
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I have as much as the left does that this was a racist hate crime attack
But, but, he was such a good boy.
Does appear this is what's coming out now...and none too soon.....How long before we hear the warning/threat of riots occurring were Zimmerman found not guilty?
Thank you very much for your post. Good job
It also appears the pic has been photoshopped
Another widely reported 'fact' down the drain.
Well Well Well, looks like our perfect little angel had some other skeletons in his closet, check this out
He had women’s jewelry in his possession and also was suspended for graffiti(He tagged his locker with “WTF” on it along with another boy)
Free joints for everyone!!!
That is SOP for C of C. From day one.
I bet that Zerobama will show up.
If I were this kid, didn’t do anything wrong, and a guy was following me with a gun, I would certainly look for an opportunity to defend myself. Trayfon had to be concerned that he was going to be shot. I would.
The chain of events was set in motion by Zimmerman. He was told my the 911 operator not to follow the kid. Had he listened, the kid would be alive.
Question: If Martin had knocked out Zimmerman while breaking his nose, who would have been arrested?
Sometimes and I know this will be hard for some to believe, two people, BOTH exercising epically poor judgement collide and the results are deadly.
Not the makings of a race riot.
Just altogether stupid.
.....was suspended from school in October in an incident in which he was found in possession of womens jewelry and a screwdriver that a schools security staffer described as a burglary tool,....
Trayvon, who claimed that an unnamed friend had given him the jewelry, was not disciplined because of the discovery, but was instead 'suspended for graffiti,' according to a Miami-Dade Schools 'Police report'.
According to the report, on Oct. 21 staffers monitoring a security camera at Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School spotted Trayvon and two other students writing W.T.F., an acronym for What the f---, on a hallway locker, according to schools police..... The security employee, who knew Trayvon, confronted the teen and looked through his bag for the graffiti marker.
Trayvons backpack contained 12 pieces of jewelry, in addition to a watch and a large flathead screwdriver, according to the report, which described the screwdriver as a burglary tool.
Trayvon was asked if the jewelry, which was mostly womens rings and earrings, belonged to his family or a girlfriend.
Martin replied its not mine. A friend gave it to me, according to the report. Trayvon declined to name the friend.
School police impounded the jewelry and sent photos of the items to detectives at Miami-Dade police for further investigation.
Possession of Drugs:
That suspension was followed four months later by another one, in February,.... in which Trayvon was caught with an empty plastic bag with traces of marijuana in it, the boys familys attorney has confirmed.
A schools police report obtained by The Miami Herald specifies two items:
a bag with marijuana residue and a marijuana pipe..
The suspension was the third for the teen.
Tardiness and Truancy:
On Monday, the family also acknowledged Trayvon had earlier been suspended for tardiness and truancy.
I have been piecing together a timeline and the relevant locations for that night. I plan to put up a more detailed version, probably in a vanity and including sources later, but here is some food for though - and I’d be interested in any thoughts (or corrections) on this:
Zimmerman first saw Martin near the clubhouse, which is about a 3-4 minute walk from the house where Martin was staying. Zimmerman’s call lasted more than 4 minutes - more than enough time for Martin to have gotten home at a normal walk.
The shooting occurred no more than 3 and a half minutes after Zimmerman hung up the phone, and possibly as long as 7 minutes after he first saw Martin. In that time, Martin could have walked home twice, and run there three or four times.
Yet the shooting occurred 200-250 feet from where Zimmerman parked while on the phone with police - maybe a 45 second walk.
Obviously, we still do not know exactly what happened. Zimmerman may have committed a crime. Obviously, we know he left his car and walked some distance.
But when I try to come up with the simplest explanation for these times and locations it just doesn’t add up to Martin being “chased” for seven minutes, or even three, while trying to get home.
And that is what’s bothering me right now. How about you?
Yes, I've seen the articles that have the headline "Witness: Martin attacked Zimmerman." But the only statements from this witness in those articles have to do with what was going on during the fight (e.g., that Martin was on top of Zimmerman, and that Zimmerman was screaming for help). I've searched and searched, but have yet to see any statements from independent witnesses as to who started the fight.
I don't know who started the fight. Based on the limited circumstantial evidence that exists (or at least has been released), I don't think anyone does at this point. A lot of people around here seem to have come to the conclusion that Martin started the fight, and that Zimmerman's actions were 100% unquestionably justified. I just think that's a bit premature to reach that, or any other, conclusion.
Oh I don't think so....Zimmerman was carrying out what he does as a Watchman for the community as in the past. In doing so a suspicious fellow ,Martin, jumps him and beats his head into the sidewalk after he's called and reported of this encounter.
Zimmerman was doing his job for the community. And especially in line with the various robberies having taken place. So no..this wasn't bad judgment on his part....nor was that of shooting Martin after his cries went unheard.
Interesting that it's now reported Martin was caught stealing jewelry (robbery) in another incident. Which apparently ended up family and friends stuff.
His behavior is coming together slowly..but it is coming...Don't druggies rob from their families to support their habits?
What is very sad in this is such an injustice done against Zimmerman.....there's been no conviction but by mass hysteria brought on by obama, politicians and the cluster organizations looking for the limelight...have put this man and his family thru a living hell.
A man who was protecting his community and his life has been crucified by a nation....and a media that feeds it it's crap.
What a disgusting and unforgivable ordeal!
The known facts back up Zimmerman's account. It has been a month now and waiting for further evidence is doubtful to be forth coming other than to the backgrounds on the individuals.
Trayvon was a good boy. I mean, look, he even knew who his father was!
I used to like Sinbad.
Oh the stupid things they do to regain a former glory.
...before I was done your post I had the munchies.
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