Skip to comments.Trayvon Martin Dogged By Disciplinary Problems at School
Posted on 03/27/2012 1:04:03 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
Trayvon Martin, the Florida teenager shot dead during a scuffle with a neighborhood watchman, was suspended from his Miami school three times over the past year, according to the family attorney.
The revelation that Martin, 17, was dogged by disciplinary problems at school was the latest salvo in a war of leaks meant to bolster each side amid rising tension over the Feb. 26 shooting. Martin's parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, will appear before a House panel today and rallies continue around the country demanding that George Zimmerman, the 28-year-old watchman who shot Martin, be arrested.
Martin may have cut a more imposing figure than previously known. Recent pictures on the web and social media show him with gold dental grill and making obscene gestures to the camera. In addition, Martin's Miami school records show that he has been suspended three times. Family attorney Benjamin Crump confirmed to ABC News that Martin had been slapped with a 10 day school suspension after a bag with suspected marijuana was found in his backpack.
Last year Martin was suspended for spraying graffiti on school grounds. The Miami Herald reported that the school guard who stopped him searched his backpack and found 12 items of women's jewelry and a flathead screw driver that the guard believed to be a "burglary implement." But Martin was never charged or specifically disciplined for the incident. Crump alleged that the Sanford police had leaked damaging information about Martin into order to muddy the case, calling it a "conspiracy."
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If you read his twitter account tweets, you can fairly quickly determine what he was interested in .... it wasn’t school work.
Are y’all watching the Trayvon hearing live at congress? Brady campaign talking now. I’m not believing this chit!!!
Eyerything about him and his actions and life are considered
normal in tha hood!
” The Miami Herald reported that the school guard who stopped him searched his backpack and found 12 items of women’s jewelry and a flathead screw driver that the guard believed to be a “burglary implement.” But Martin was never charged or specifically disciplined for the incident. “
Looks like he was a burglar in REAL LIFE.
No reason for Zimmerman to follow THIS guy : )
No no, can’t be true.
The media says trevon was a f-ing saint.
His mom is trying to trademark this punks name? Got to make a dime somehow now don’t ya?
Ahat a crock of crappola.
They want the George Zimmerman vigilante act. They are going nutz, I don’t know if this Brady activist is going to cry. They are after guns!!!
It’s not Congress, it’s Democratic members of Congress. This is the kind of irrational, emotional stuff they like.
Obviously you have read the teets. The following is meant to be a joke re the tweets. If you are easily offended do not proceed.
Dear President Obama,
In light of Trayvon Martin’s posts on Twitter I was wondering what your position is on f***ing bi***es? Any bi***es.
Women’s jewelry? Screwdriver? At SCHOOL??? What’s THAT about???? These facts,plus the drugs and various twitter “tweets” (”**** some bi***”) paint a picture of a young punk...or at least that he was well on his way to becoming one.Although I don’t have nearly enough evidence to be sure my hunch is that the shooter was justified...that the kid *did* assault him without *real* (as opposed to imagined) provocation.
This is freaking me out. Whew..thought it was Congress.
Sharpton’s response will read: What do you expect a young black child to do in this economy he can’t get a job! That jewelry wasn’t his, what screwdriver? He had to support himself! Everyone does marijuana these days! The bag was empty! I got blueberry pie all over my face!!
He is an official victim. Therefor all the bad things he did, that can now be mentioned, are someone else’s fault.
I was just reading some of it.
Such an upstanding young man with a bright future ahead. (If he was planning on being a pimp or gang member.)
With all due respect, African-Americans should fell their kids not to attack someone else. It’s illegal, and the other person might be armed.
This is the most fair article I have seen from the MSM in a long time.
No way in hell I could watch that dog & pony show. I would rather watch paint dry.
Let me know if any thing of substance comes out. I won't hold my breath.
Hey "trapped"...just wondering,are you,in fact,in Canada? If so,how much coverage is this getting in the *Canadian* (as opposed to the US) press? I know that many Candians live close enough to the border to get US radio and TV and obviously you can read many US papers on the web. I know it's getting at least a *bit* of coverage in the British press and at least one Australian paper had a piece on it.
It’s amazing how the media, professionally outraged such as Al Sharpton, Black Panthers, politicians, all weighed in and rushed to judgement before all of the facts were known.
Is the media backpedaling now? They are saying these are disturbing reports about the type of person Trayvon apparently was?
Is the media upset that Trayvon was apparently headed down the wrong road? Or are they upset that their rush to judgement is making them look foolish in retrospect?
Or, is the bottom line still that he is black? And as a black man, Trayvon is a member of an officially aggrieved group. Is the bottom line still going to be that Zimmerman was full of racial animosity?
Now that the well has been poisoned, will these professional agitator types such as Black Panthers ever be satisfied? For example, a grand jury is supposed to look into this case. If the grand jury does not return an indictment, will the Black Panthers again be outraged?
Or, if it did go to trial, but they don’t get a conviction, will they be outraged, and try to whip people into a frenzy at that point?
Could we see a rerun of the Rodney King riots, or the riots of the ‘60s?
Oh.my.gawd...they are using wikipedia as a source!
Obama is going to regret “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon”. I’m sure this is a young man he’d have no problems with hanging around the younger female members of the family, right?/s Obama just had to go jumping into something that was none of his business ... a beer summit isn’t going to ‘fix’ this one.
Rodney King riots, or riots of the 60’s? Me thinks it could be worse than that if Obomba has his way.
I live two hours north of Detroit in London, Ontario. There is quite a bit of coverage here (same type of agenda driven coverage; most of it horrible) of the events in Florida. I don’t watch Canadian news much.
They’re discussing this in the U.S. Congress now?
Gee, why doesn’t Congress spend all of its time discussing local criminal cases.
too many questions dude. lol.
The media knows that Trayvon was made the official victim FIRST, that has been established... anything that challenges this is either someone else’s fault or racism of those who bring it up.
The BPs won’t care if he is no-billed. It will be time to crank up the hate and anger again.
I'm waiting for Fr. Pfleger's church in Chicago to display, "The Shroud of Trayvon."
But wait...He was going to be an astronaut...like Hillary.
Holy cow..now they’ve drug in the Obamacare being challenged it will hurt black people most if overturned.
Obama must be prouder by the day as more details about his “son” come out.
Now they’re asking for mentoring funds, through the Justice Dept? for the 100 black men (his mentoring group)? I don’t understand this guy...
I'll bet he regrets that Malia never had the chance to meet him. It sounds like he would have made a fine son-in-law in a couple of years.
Now it’s the gays...white guy is getting some funny looks. ;p
Do most kids have such in their packs?
I can’t read teets.
My apologies. Tweets.
The Martin’s were just informed the Congressional Black Caucus “ has their back”
being in a/v club and working backstage for most plays, i almost always carried alot more than that.
The article lists two reasons for suspensions , but he was suspended three times. What was the third reason?
Very tweet of you....
He was in a gang cuz. See what I’m sayin?
It is becoming more obvious to me that this kid fancied himself a gang banger. I’m betting that we will hear about what gang he was in at some point.
Can you or somebody else tell me exactly how this came to the attention of the media in the first place? I live in Florida (although not near Sanford) and I honestly didn't see much of anything about this until about last week. Who started it off?
Also, while I think it is possible that they could prevail in a civil claim against the HOA or the neighborhood watch group (normally, neighborhood watch people aren't armed, precisely to prevent things like this), that isn't what they want. They won't be satisfied with anything less than criminal homicide charges against Zimmerman.
I hope Florida holds fast and that the courts do not knuckle under, the way they have done in virtually every other situation where a pressure group has been howling for blood.
What we need is a “Skittles Summit.”
Another usless POS that would have probebly killed before being killed so good riddance......Boy did this dead dude make a fool out of so many people....
” Is the bottom line still going to be that Zimmerman was full of racial animosity? “
Well, you know how those “white hispanics” get/s