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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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”