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Multiple suspensions paint complicated portrait of Trayvon Martin
Miami Herald article via Pat Dollard Blog ^ | 3/26/12

Posted on 03/26/2012 8:49:40 PM PDT by Nachum

Edited on 03/26/2012 10:02:28 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

So just what was his punk-ass doing in that neighborhood that night at that hour? Is George Zimmerman actually a hero?

Excerpted from MiamiHerald – SANFORD — Miami Gardens teenager Trayvon Martin was suspended from school in October in an incident in which he was found in possession of women’s jewelry and a screwdriver that a schools security staffer described as a “burglary tool,” The Miami Herald has learned.


(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...


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KEYWORDS: backfire; backlashcoming; corey; coreymiller; dealer; drug; gangsta; guiltcard; martin; racecard; shameless; trayvon; trayvonmartinrecord; whiteguilt
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1 posted on 03/26/2012 8:49:48 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

A swell kid, I’m sure.


2 posted on 03/26/2012 8:53:41 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: All

Getting to Know You from The King and I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aVbJhg23Ao


3 posted on 03/26/2012 8:53:52 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
School police impounded the jewelry

Wonder if they alerted recent burglary victims to see if the jewelry was theirs.

4 posted on 03/26/2012 8:54:30 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Nachum

“He’s a gangbanger
A devil on wheels”


5 posted on 03/26/2012 8:54:49 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Some "unifier" in the White House, huh)
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To: All

Getting to Know You from The King and I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aVbJhg23Ao


6 posted on 03/26/2012 8:56:11 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

“So just what was his punk-ass doing in that neighborhood that night at that hour?”

I thought it was 7:00 at night? I haven’t been following too closely. What time was it then?

Freegards


7 posted on 03/26/2012 8:56:35 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: Nachum

Now what was that Obama slogan? WTF? I can’t seem to remember but I guess Trayvon remembered enough to write it on those lockers. Just doin for the Prez.


8 posted on 03/26/2012 8:58:06 PM PDT by GrandmaPatriot
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To: presently no screen name

“Wonder if they alerted recent burglary victims to see if the jewelry was theirs.”

Wonder if they kept it.


9 posted on 03/26/2012 8:58:30 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Nachum

Bookmark


10 posted on 03/26/2012 8:58:53 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Nachum

Mama’s dont let their sons grow up to be gang bangers
Hey its perfectly logical for a 17 year old to be carrying a bunch of women’s jewels/sarc


11 posted on 03/26/2012 8:59:56 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Nachum

The predator class is furious that their prey are shooting back.


12 posted on 03/26/2012 9:01:03 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: Nachum

He’s looking more and more like his dad, Barrack, every day.


13 posted on 03/26/2012 9:03:00 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Nachum
which described the screwdriver as a burglary tool.

Also a pretty good improvised weapon, with plausible deny-ability.

15 posted on 03/26/2012 9:10:20 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Nachum
Y'know, I don't even care about this. The issue is self defense not payback for antisocial behavior, or whether Zimmerman was justified in focussing in on a stranger walking in his neighborhood ... Whether Martin jumped Zimmerman, or not, doesn't depend on his prior record whatever it may be. Trying to justify the shooting by outing Martin's past record is a bad tactic because it takes away from the basic issues.

Martin could have had a clean record, but there is always a first time for going over the line. Or not. Obviously there is more to come out.

16 posted on 03/26/2012 9:12:29 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

Media shaping public opinion with 2-3 year old pictures is the issue.

Murders happen every day. This one is being used politically by Obama and his minions.


17 posted on 03/26/2012 9:15:15 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: GrandmaPatriot

win the future


18 posted on 03/26/2012 9:19:36 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: TigerClaws

I don’t watch the mainstream media. Are ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, and CNN giving equal time to the murder of John Sanderson at Mississippi State University by three black men?


19 posted on 03/26/2012 9:24:44 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: lightman
The predator class is furious that their prey are shooting back.

Bump!

20 posted on 03/26/2012 9:25:36 PM PDT by A message
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To: dead
Thieves.

Like father like son.

Shoot from the hip, get hit by the ricochet.

Santorum, you're not looking like your ready for prime time, unless you're compared to Obama.

21 posted on 03/26/2012 9:26:09 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: GrandmaPatriot

WTF=`Win the Future’ Like CREEP: Committee to Re-elect the President
What goes around comes around/red-neck kharma.


22 posted on 03/26/2012 9:39:49 PM PDT by tumblindice (our new, happy lives, thanks to Big Bro')
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To: Nachum
The punishment was the third for the teen. On Monday, the family also said Trayvon had earlier been suspended for tardiness and truancy.

Wow! three suspensions for 0bama's pseudo-son.


23 posted on 03/26/2012 9:43:14 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Nachum

Wow, discussion on this topic has really degenerated from intelligent debate when it first appeared on FR to this crap.

“A bag with marijuana residue and a “marijuana pipe”” means he’s a drug dealer now?

The article seriously asks “so just what was his punk-ass doing in that neighborhood that night at that hour?” Well, apparently he was returning from the convenience store to his father’s house with Skittles at 7PM. What exactly is so suspicious about that?

And “punk-ass”? Really? Come on, this is a 17 year old kid with no history of violence who was likely shot because of a tragic misunderstanding.

None of this means that Zimmerman is guilty. It’s quite possible that he’s telling the truth and he really thought his life is in danger, just as Martin must have thought his life was in danger because he was being followed by a stranger first by car and then on foot.

Also, at least one of the photos posted in this thread has been debunked as being fake. Come on people, whatever your thoughts on whether Zimmerman is guilty or not we’re supposed to be better than this.


24 posted on 03/26/2012 9:45:43 PM PDT by FreeFromWhat
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To: FreeFromWhat

Drug dealing because his Facebook had posts about him hooking up a friend with da “plant.”

Guessing he wasn’t selling ferns.


25 posted on 03/26/2012 9:48:07 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Nachum
Here's a direct link to the Miami Herald story, which noted "No evidence ever surfaced that the jewelry was stolen."

Multiple suspensions paint complicated portrait of Trayvon Martin

26 posted on 03/26/2012 9:48:17 PM PDT by sargon (I don't like the sound of these "boncentration bamps")
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To: Verginius Rufus

White killing black is the equivalent of man bites dog.

It never happens so when it does it’s national news.


27 posted on 03/26/2012 9:49:51 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: FreeFromWhat

The photo I was referring to in my previous comment appears to have been removed. Unless I imagined it, which is possible considering I have tomorrow off and I’m already a few beers deep.


28 posted on 03/26/2012 9:51:00 PM PDT by FreeFromWhat
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To: GrandmaPatriot
Now what was that Obama slogan? WTF?

0bama stole that from Charlie Sheen I think. Winning The Future! Although Charlie was more succinct.

29 posted on 03/26/2012 9:51:15 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigerClaws

I’m pretty sure some freepers mentioned that the Facebook page that was supposed to be his actually belonged to another Trayvon Martin. That was a couple of days ago though, so I’m not sure if you’re referring to a different Facebook page.


30 posted on 03/26/2012 9:53:55 PM PDT by FreeFromWhat
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To: FreeFromWhat

There’s a Facebook post where a friend tells him to answer his phone in reference to some “business.”. When Trayvon responds he doesn’t have his phone, the friend says, “I need a plant.” A couple posts in his twitter feed sound similar. Another post on his Twitter feed indicates he “took a swing” at a bus driver. Another poster, delivering his message posthumously, says he knows Trayvon beat his assailant’s a**.

So there’s probably a little more there than just an empty baggie.


31 posted on 03/26/2012 9:54:49 PM PDT by the808bass
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To: Nachum

“Former NAACP leader C.L. Bryant is accusing Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton of “exploiting” the Trayvon Martin tragedy to “racially divide this country.”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/03/26/former-naacp-leader-accuses-sharpton-and-jackson-of-exploiting-trayvon-martin/#ixzz1qI1eS6Nf


32 posted on 03/26/2012 9:55:27 PM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: dragonblustar; All
That photo has been debunked as not being Trayvon Martin. Please do not post it again.
33 posted on 03/26/2012 9:58:23 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: FreeFromWhat
Well, apparently he was returning from the convenience store to his father’s house with Skittles at 7PM. What exactly is so suspicious about that?

That is not exactly how Zimmerman describe his behavior on his call to the police.

34 posted on 03/26/2012 9:58:47 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Nachum

It is amazing how many people still think he is a 13 or 14 year old kid. Even my wife had to be convinced that he was 17 and over 6 ft tall. The power of the media is frightening.


35 posted on 03/26/2012 9:58:54 PM PDT by NavyCanDo (You can take an idiot out of Chicago, but you canÂ’t take the Chicago out of an idiot!)
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To: Nachum
Everyone sing... Getting to know you... getting know all about you.... Skype Emoticons

I needed a good laugh considering all the BS that's been going on the last few days. Thanks for that...

36 posted on 03/26/2012 9:59:17 PM PDT by csense
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To: FreeFromWhat
The article seriously asks “so just what was his punk-ass doing in that neighborhood that night at that hour?”

Well, now it certainly does seem he had previously used his free time to buy dope and acquire jewelry at free or reduced prices.

The Skittles story is looking more and more like a ridiculous cover story. Such as being suspended for 10 days for being "tardy". I'd like to see the text record from his phone.

37 posted on 03/26/2012 10:02:07 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The Democrat Ku Klux Klan is alive and well under the banner of diversity and tolerance)
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To: Nachum

Trayvon’s backpack contained 12 pieces of jewelry, in addition to a watch and a large flathead screwdriver, according to the report, which described silver wedding bands and earrings with diamonds.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/03/26/2714778/thousands-expected-at-trayvon.html#storylink=cpy


38 posted on 03/26/2012 10:02:07 PM PDT by NoLibZone (When will Obama call Trayvon's mom? He was quick to call Sandra Fluke.)
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To: toldyou

Good for him. He’s making some sense.


39 posted on 03/26/2012 10:03:30 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

But there is nothing to back up Zimmerman’s description. If Martin was casing houses to potentially rob, I don’t think he’d be doing that in the gated community that his father lived in.

The most convincing explanation I’ve heard so far was by someone in a thread a couple of days ago who said that since Martin was talking on a bluetooth earpiece he probably would have looked strange to an outside observer. In his call to police Zimmerman mentioned that he thought Martin was on drugs, which is consistent with Martin seemingly talking to no one and gesturing with his hands.


40 posted on 03/26/2012 10:07:54 PM PDT by FreeFromWhat
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To: FreeFromWhat

He wasn’t living there.

He was staying there.

He was being bounced around because momma coupnr handle him. He had been suspended three times.

Crooks rob people close to them. Most murders blacks were killed by blacks (93%).

How’d a high school kid pay for $10,000 worth of gold teeth?


41 posted on 03/26/2012 10:12:26 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: FreeFromWhat
There is even less to back up the description you gave...

Well, apparently he was returning from the convenience store to his father’s house with Skittles at 7PM.

We're better than that aren't we?

And if you don't think theives will steal in their own neighborhoods, and this wasn't his or his father's neighborhood it was his father's fiance's neighborhood, then you are very out of touch.

42 posted on 03/26/2012 10:16:01 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: hinckley buzzard
The issue *would* be self-defense and not "payback for antisocial behavior" if the Democrats and their left-wing sycophants in the media would have reported it as such. But no, They wanted a martyr and they are trying like hell to make sure they get one. As such, we need to counter every angelic statement about Martin with a true one about his character and demeanor.

For example, here is another headline on the Miami paper's website:

"Trayvon Martin’s death galvanizes the nation for social justice

Trayvon Martin’s case is creating a new social activism that hasn’t been seen for generations, as protesters demand an arrest of the shooter and the end to racial profiling.

43 posted on 03/26/2012 10:20:28 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The Democrat Ku Klux Klan is alive and well under the banner of diversity and tolerance)
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To: hinckley buzzard

What bothers me most about this incident: why didn’t Mr.Martin just chat with Mr.Zimmerman.

Trayvon Marting could have told Zimmerman who he was staying with at that apartment complex. Zimmerman probably knew the woman, or would at least recognize her name.

I live in a private homeowner’s association development. We all keep an eye out for strangers. Frequently I have to advise folks walking in our neighborhood that their dogs must be on leashes. So the jerks started power walking at 5:30am, and their dog is running loose to poo on our lawns. I’m not the only one who is irked by this behavior.

Making it a gated community is looking more and more attractive.


44 posted on 03/26/2012 10:23:21 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: Nachum

Sounding more and more like another in a series of ‘whitey beatdowns’ that didn’t turn out exactly as the perp intended.
Look for more of this as people begin to carry to protect themselves.


45 posted on 03/26/2012 10:27:36 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: TigersEye
And if you don't think theives will steal in their own neighborhoods, and this wasn't his or his father's neighborhood it was his father's fiance's neighborhood, then you are very out of touch.

Fine, the house was legally owned by his father's fiance but that seems like semantics. If his father was living there then Martin would have seen it as his father's house. And he was returning to that house from the 7-11 around 7 PM so I don't see how there is even less to back up the description I gave.

In any case, this is all beside the point. If he fought with Zimmerman, regardless of who initiated the fight, it would have been because he felt he was in danger. I just don't understand why people have to call him a gang banger when he had no violent history.

46 posted on 03/26/2012 10:33:23 PM PDT by FreeFromWhat
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To: FreeFromWhat

I’ve seen teenagers casing storefronts in Manhattan. You notice them immediately because they are walking veeeeery slowly, wandering up to doors and windows and then returning to the sidewalks veeeeery slowly. Almost a sing-song pattern if you can imagine. Freaks me out every time.


47 posted on 03/26/2012 10:33:39 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: FreeFromWhat

What planet are you living on? Haven’t you seen the twitter account where someone mentions that he beat up a bus driver? The screwdriver? His pounding Zimmerman’s head on the sidewalk? The gang tattoos? The gold teeth?

It was a nice fantasy that he was really Beaver Cleaver but it’s turning out he’s more like a violent Eddie Haskell.


48 posted on 03/26/2012 10:39:21 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: FreeFromWhat
I just don't understand why people have to call him a gang banger when he had no violent history.

You'd have to ask them but maybe it's his gold grilz and his twitter handle @NO_LIMIT_NIGGA and his brother tweeting "<<<< yu ain't tell me yu swung on a bus driver" a couple of weeks before this incident.

49 posted on 03/26/2012 10:44:14 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: FreeFromWhat
You need to keep up with the latest info...

Well, apparently he was returning from the convenience store to his father’s house with Skittles at 7PM. What exactly is so suspicious about that?

Well, this was a gated community that had been the subject of numerous burglaries, and the suspected perps were "young black males". It was after dark, and he was not a resident of the community (nor was his father - it was the father's girlfriend who lives there). So Zimmerman, who apparently knows the area and the residents well, sees a young black male who does not live in the neighborhood walking through the neighborhood and seeming to case the houses. That looks pretty suspicious to me...

Come on, this is a 17 year old kid with no history of violence who was likely shot because of a tragic misunderstanding.

Well, there is at least one report of this kid with "no history of violence" beating down a bus driver. And now there are eyewitness account of this "kid" being on top of Zimmerman, banging his head against the concrete.

It’s quite possible that he’s telling the truth and he really thought his life is in danger, just as Martin must have thought his life was in danger because he was being followed by a stranger first by car and then on foot.

Well, if Martin though his life was in danger, he made a bad decision to attack Zimmerman and try to do a beat down...

50 posted on 03/26/2012 10:45:15 PM PDT by CA Conservative (Texan by birth, Californian by circumstance)
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