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What Trayvon Martinís tweets say about him
Miami Herald ^ | 4.08.2012 | Deborah Acosta

Posted on 04/08/2012 4:59:03 PM PDT by ironman

A review of the account, which has since been taken down, portrays a typical teenager with a sense of humor and a preoccupation with girls. He is sometimes vulgar when discussing sex, and he often quotes explicit song lyrics.

At times it’s difficult to discern what’s a song lyric and what’s not. How many of Trayvon’s tweets can be taken as literal is up for grabs.

There are certain things that can be gleaned about Trayvon from his tweets:

He loved the films Friday, starring Ice Cube and Chris Tucker, and Next Friday, both of which poke fun at street culture. He posted YouTube clips from the films.

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1 posted on 04/08/2012 4:59:07 PM PDT by ironman
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To: ironman

“What Trayvon Martin’s tweets say about him”

What do his teachers, school administrators, and law enforcement personnel say about him??


2 posted on 04/08/2012 5:02:09 PM PDT by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: choctaw man
What does repeatedly slamming someones head into the ground say about him?

3 posted on 04/08/2012 5:08:10 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: choctaw man

What those gold teeth say is that he was a punk in training.

If you look at the pictures from when he was 14 say that he had some nice looking teeth. How does one have such poor dental hygiene in three years as to require six GOLD caps? And who paid for those gold caps and who signed for the work to be performed on a minor?

The bottom line is that Trayvon was not going to make it to 25.... His life was ended a few years early by a cop wannabe instead of a real cop, Seems to me this is no great loss. It might matter to his family, but his untimely demise is not a great loss to humanity and may have prevented a few illegitimate children and a few murders


4 posted on 04/08/2012 5:12:50 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: ironman; All

If anyone can get a transcript of those Posts, it needs to go viral on the world-wide web.


5 posted on 04/08/2012 5:13:15 PM PDT by no dems (I've always been crazy but that's the only thing that's kept me from going insane.)
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To: ironman

If this is a “typical teenager”, we’re in big trouble.


6 posted on 04/08/2012 5:18:33 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." - Peter Griffin, Family Guy)
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To: ironman

Amazing. No mention by the Miami Herald of Trayvon’s Twitter handle, No Limit N***a.


7 posted on 04/08/2012 5:20:09 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: kristinn

It fairly well knocketh me over with yon feather!


8 posted on 04/08/2012 5:23:49 PM PDT by MarineDad (Wherever mosques and JDAM's meet, civilization benefits)
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To: Terry Mross

BINGO BUMP!!


9 posted on 04/08/2012 5:25:05 PM PDT by MarineDad (Wherever mosques and JDAM's meet, civilization benefits)
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To: Ouderkirk

I’m not certain, but they look to me as if they might be grillz. You can buy them to put over your teeth. Very popular in the hood.


10 posted on 04/08/2012 5:26:09 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Ouderkirk
The bottom line is that Trayvon was not going to make it to 25...

Some people adapt to prison and survive a long, long time.

11 posted on 04/08/2012 5:27:53 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: ironman

‘poke fun at street culture’...

Well...that might be one way to look at it. Another way to look at it might be that the films glorify drug usage and the culture surrounding heavy drug users. But to say that young Trayvon was into films about illegal drugs doesn’t fit the narrative.


12 posted on 04/08/2012 5:31:13 PM PDT by HGSW0904
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To: no dems

http://dailycaller.com/2012/03/26/the-daily-caller-obtains-trayvon-martins-tweets/


13 posted on 04/08/2012 5:31:37 PM PDT by ironman
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To: ironman

Does anyone know the circumstances of Trayvon’s last suspension when the search found the pot pipe and pot residue? There had to be a reason for the search. What was that reason?


14 posted on 04/08/2012 5:35:33 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Lancey Howard

Deir case against Zimmerman be lookin mighty raggedy, Miami Heralds needs to be patchin the holes in the street punk’s cred.


15 posted on 04/08/2012 5:37:02 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimze, my handle is a Hate Crime. Hope you don't like it.)
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To: ironman
Paragraph one:

Trayvon Martin liked girls, hated high school and was planning for college.

So he liked girls? ("sometimes vulgar" means multiple p*ss*, h*, b*tch):

A review of the account, which has since been taken down, portrays a typical teenager with a sense of humor and a preoccupation with girls. He is sometimes vulgar when discussing sex, and he often quotes explicit song lyrics.

More of the literate "college bound" education-minded Trayvon Martin:

It’s clear he wasn’t happy at his high school, Dr. Michael D. Krop Senior High in Northeast Miami-Dade: “Wuld I miss Krop?? Hell na f** da skool, f** da lunch, nd most of all f** da faculty….. Ima miss sum of da students, mainly da babies ;)”

In whose world is this proof of a "typical" teenager who "likes girls" and wants to further his education?

16 posted on 04/08/2012 5:37:45 PM PDT by gopcharger
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To: Ouderkirk

Those are not caps. It is a plate that is easily removed and the end of the article comfirmed that it wasn’t permanent. He apparently didn’t wear it generally.

I think that his chances of living a long life were pretty normal. I believe that Zimmerman was destined for such an encounter.


17 posted on 04/08/2012 5:38:06 PM PDT by Thunderballer
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To: no dems
The Daily Caller has collected and posted many of Trayvon's tweets.
18 posted on 04/08/2012 5:39:19 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Newt says, "A nominee that depresses turnout won't beat Barack Obama.")
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To: Ouderkirk

Those are not caps. It is a plate that is easily removed and the end of the article comfirmed that it wasn’t permanent. He apparently didn’t wear it generally.

I think that his chances of living a long life were pretty normal. I believe that Zimmerman was destined for such an encounter.


19 posted on 04/08/2012 5:39:35 PM PDT by Thunderballer
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To: ironman

Looks like the newspaper is following the Martin as choirboy story line. There’s no mention of the drug or violence references in his tweets. Whitewash? Or it would it be more proper to say blackwash?


20 posted on 04/08/2012 5:42:39 PM PDT by meatloaf (Support House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: ironman

“...known as “Slimm””

Ahem...I don’t believe that was his Twitter name.


21 posted on 04/08/2012 5:43:42 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Terry Mross

I am wondering about teens. I think it was Friday, there was a story about a boy who stabbed his mother because she didn’t accept he was homosexual.

Then the next day we read about a teen who choked and stabbed his mom over curfew disagreement, then stashed her body for a couple of days, dumping powder and such on her body to cut down on smell. Oh, and he had a little party with his dead mother there, too.

Then a few months back there was the kid who killed his parents in(Oakland? San Fran?) over the time he was spending at Occupy. Stuffed them in the car.

Another guy but he was 26, killed his grandmother and dad, covered dad on the patio and had a party with his dead family at the house.

Look at all the kids trying to copy the movie Project X with the HUGE party and destruction that they are causing in doing it.
http://www.complex.com/city-guide/2012/03/houston-teens-destroy-500000-home-after-seeing-project-x
http://gma.yahoo.com/houston-teen-killed-project-x-inspired-party-202659149—abc-news.html
http://www.commonsensemedia.org/movie-reviews/project-x


22 posted on 04/08/2012 5:44:28 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Ouderkirk

If you believe the article (which may be a stretch), it implies those were fake ‘grills’...which he put on to take a photo in.....and heck, its thug chic.


23 posted on 04/08/2012 5:45:21 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Ouderkirk
If you look at the pictures from when he was 14 say that he had some nice looking teeth. How does one have such poor dental hygiene in three years as to require six GOLD caps? And who paid for those gold caps and who signed for the work to be performed on a minor?

Those aren't caps, but rather a clip on arrangement that covers the teeth. Prices range from absurdly expensive down to around $30.00. This stuff was started by the rappers who had real gold caps put on their teeth, apparently just to show off their money. Some of these "grilles" (grillz) are just as expensive, but Trayvon's looked like cheap costume jewelry for the mouth.

I think there are companies that sell these things online - you just send them a bite impression, or something like that.

It is indeed the mark of a young thug-in-training... and it's not limited to the black community.

24 posted on 04/08/2012 5:45:34 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: ironman

I’m not sure what Martin’s tweets have to do with anything.

Whether or not the tweets paint Martin in a bad light, the unrelated twitter activity is irrelevant concerning that fatal night. I don’t care if the guy had a rap sheet. The only things that matter are limited to a handful of minutes. I’m confident the evidence, testimony, and forensics will paint an accurate depiction of what transpired.


25 posted on 04/08/2012 5:46:04 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: meatloaf

Even if there were tweets about drugs and violence, doesn’t necessarily mean anything on the internet.

A lot of kids pimp themselves up without doing anything like that at all.


26 posted on 04/08/2012 5:48:47 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Thunderballer

We’re always interested in newbie opinions. What is your opinion on Martin’s truancy issues. the vandalism, the marijuana baggie, and the woman’s jewelry that automagically ended up in his backpack along with a large screwdriver.

When questioned by police, Martin didn’t know how that stuff got into his backpack. I don’t know about you but I gave up on the tooth fairy long ago. Do you think there’s a jewelry fairy running around giving out women’s jewelry as prizes for quasi-thug behavior?


27 posted on 04/08/2012 5:49:25 PM PDT by meatloaf (Support House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: choctaw man

““What Trayvon Martin’s tweets say about him”

I think it speaks volumes more about his how he was parented. No respect for anyone.


28 posted on 04/08/2012 5:51:04 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: jonrick46

“For instance, a few days before he was killed, Trayvon was suspended from school for ten days.

Still, Trayvon had nonviolent behavioral issues in school, and on the day he was killed, he had been suspended for 10 days from Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School in North Miami-Dade. “He was not suspended for something dealing with violence or anything like that. It wasn’t a crime he committed, but he was in an unauthorized area [on school property],” Martin said, declining to offer more details. Before that, Trayvon attended Miami Carol City High School near his mother’s home in Miami Gardens.

There has been very little follow-up in investigating exactly why Trayvon was suspended for such a long period of time for what seems to be the relatively minor offense of “being in an unauthorized area.” In most schools, something like that would be a detention, or one-day, in school suspension at most. Not ten days.”

http://www.wagist.com/2012/dan-linehan/was-trayvon-martin-a-drug-dealer


29 posted on 04/08/2012 5:57:13 PM PDT by ironman
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To: Jonty30

With the baggie, the pipe, the unexplained jewelry, the vandalism, the screw driver, truancy, etc. Martin’s efforts to fit in with his homies strikes me as being off in a different direction than the earnest high school student thinking about college.

The fact that his mother didn’t want him hanging out with his friends while he was suspended for ten days makes me wonder how many of his friends are still in school.


30 posted on 04/08/2012 5:57:46 PM PDT by meatloaf (Support House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: ironman

Some people are ugly, others fugly, but Trayvon was thugly.


31 posted on 04/08/2012 5:58:10 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: freeangel

I don’t know how many other communities you belong to, but in many of them, like Facebook or Twitter, many of the kids, who use words like, “yes ma’am” or “ no sir”, when speaking face to face will suddenly speak like gangsta’s or thugs on the internet.

It’s just a way, usually harmless, of exploring the bad side, without actually being on the bad side of town.


32 posted on 04/08/2012 5:58:14 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Cicero

I have seen a lot of young black people with those “grillz”.


33 posted on 04/08/2012 5:58:20 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: meatloaf
...suspended for ten days ...

The only way a school suspends for 10 days is if they intend to expel.

34 posted on 04/08/2012 6:03:03 PM PDT by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$ or PETA.)
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To: ironman

You have a point there, about Trayvon getting stupid and I certainly won’t deny that he appears to be getting sidetracked from a productive and fruitful life.

I was just pointing out the realities of the internet that people routinely say things totally out of character on the internet. That, by itself, is often meaningless.


35 posted on 04/08/2012 6:03:06 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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36 posted on 04/08/2012 6:06:02 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Charles Martel
It is indeed the mark of a young thug-in-training... and it's not limited to the black community.

Mostly it is. city-data.com has demographic and crime stats for every city in the US. Find me a majority black city with a low crime rate. Find me a city that's less than 5% black with a high crime rate. As an exercise, scroll down to the murder stats, then try to guess the demographics.

Violent crime is a black phenomenon in the US.

37 posted on 04/08/2012 6:08:05 PM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: Thunderballer
I believe that Zimmerman was destined for such an encounter

Hmmmm. You can deduce that from what little is known about him? But Trayvon's grillz, dope, hip hop culture,and hoodies are normal? Jesse Jackson, is that you?

38 posted on 04/08/2012 6:08:57 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Do I really need a /s tag?)
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To: ironman

A lovely child.... From his tweets:

DOG, Y U NO EAT MY HOMEWORK?” and “GHETTO GIRL NAMED SHANEKAQUELA, Y U NO GET NORMAL NAME?”

“Wuld I miss Krop?? Hell na f** da skool, f** da lunch, nd most of all f** da faculty….. Ima miss sum of da students, mainly da babies ;)”

He often stayed up late at night waiting for girls to call or text. In one exchange, he singles out a girl to say he stayed up until 1 a.m. waiting for her call, to which she replied, “I did too call u at 12:18 !!!!!!”

Most of his tweets revolved around girls and sex.

“I’m READY for a REAL relationship I’m talking mama meetin and all,” he said on Jan. 8, almost two months before his death.

He often retweeted Twitter account @iTeachSEXOLOGY, with tips on the physical acts of sex

Like I said, a lovely child!


39 posted on 04/08/2012 6:09:21 PM PDT by MindBender26 (New Army SF and Ranger Slogan: Vengeance is Mine, sayeth the Lord.... but He subcontracts!)
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To: Thunderballer
I think that his chances of living a long life were pretty normal.

Perhaps you might not be aware of it, but drugs, burglar tools, stolen jewelry and the inability to construct a simple declarative sentence without the word f**k in it are not considered "normal" in many Western cultures.

40 posted on 04/08/2012 6:15:52 PM PDT by MindBender26 (New Army SF and Ranger Slogan: Vengeance is Mine, sayeth the Lord.... but He subcontracts!)
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To: meatloaf

Stupid teenager who, years from now, would have looked back and laughed about his stupidity. I’ve seen far worse kids than him turn out to be prosperous. And I read that he claimed to have been given the jewelry by a friend. None of the jewelry was matched to any report stolen.


41 posted on 04/08/2012 6:18:16 PM PDT by Thunderballer
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To: Thunderballer

Normal by WHAT standards?


42 posted on 04/08/2012 6:24:45 PM PDT by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: ironman

From the Article: A review of the account, which has since been taken down, portrays a typical teenager with a sense of humor and a preoccupation with girls.

The article, which should be taken down, is a typical MSM fluff piece that portrays an angelic Black victim who can do no wrong and was therefore murdered by a white monster. Evidence contradicting their conclusion, like the photo and tweet shown above, must therefore be ignored lest the ignorant public get a wrong impression.

43 posted on 04/08/2012 6:24:55 PM PDT by Zakeet (Obozo is to competent as an Etch-A-Sketch is to art)
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To: I see my hands

Exactly what I was thinking.


44 posted on 04/08/2012 6:28:50 PM PDT by ScubieNuc (When there is no justice in the laws, justice is left to the outlaws.)
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To: Jonty30
I was just pointing out the realities of the internet that people routinely say things totally out of character on the internet. That, by itself, is often meaningless.

I'm not sure I would agree with "routinely" but yes certainly people make mistakes and wish they could take back some things they post. I encourage you to thumb thru Trayvon's tweets and reasses what is or is not out of character for him.

45 posted on 04/08/2012 6:29:30 PM PDT by ironman
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To: MindBender26
Weed use and profanity have become somewhat normal for today's teens. The jewelry is what mostly what brings up a big questions, yet was never proven to be stolen. But related to the incident involving the shooting, would you not say that Zimmerman's assault of a police officer, his domestic violence history and his assault of an intoxicated woman at a party he was supposedly performing security for is more relevant than a kid playing pretend thug on a social networking site?
46 posted on 04/08/2012 6:32:33 PM PDT by Thunderballer
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To: ironman

No, because I maintain 90 percent of people who post on the internet use their internet personality and not their real personality.

Internet postings are not really meant to be taken seriously, so you really cannot take it as reflecting reality.


47 posted on 04/08/2012 6:39:55 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Ouderkirk
"six GOLD caps? And who paid for those gold caps and who signed for the work to be performed on a minor?"

Cheap dental jewelry — Grillz. Probably of the kind you can buy for $19.95.

48 posted on 04/08/2012 6:45:03 PM PDT by anglian
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To: cardinal4

Do you know why Zimmerman had a picture for the media to put up earl on? Because Zimmerman has a MUG SHOT. That means that he has been arrested. Martin has no mug shot because he has never been arrested and has no record, juvenile or otherwise. He got in trouble in school and played imaginary thug on facebook.

A person who formely imployed Zimmerman (under the table) to provide security said that he had to be fired for his tendency to loose control citing an instance where he body slammed an intoxicated woman causing her to twist her ankle.

Martin has no recorded history of violence that we know of today. No juvenile record. He had some cheap clip on grillz that he wore to take Facebook pics but didn’t wear in general. He got into non violent trouble in school and his father was dealing with it. You have social network posts that are probably play acting fantasy (something that has been show to be common with teenagers today), etc.


49 posted on 04/08/2012 6:50:01 PM PDT by Thunderballer
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To: Thunderballer

Newbie Troll Alert

When you accept drug use, possessing burglar tools and stolen women's jewelry and the inability to accept any verbal social morays as "normal" ... and any rumor about Zimmerman as fact, then you have no place here.

Sorry, but you are obviously a far-left liberal troll.... and not a very good one at that.

50 posted on 04/08/2012 6:50:08 PM PDT by MindBender26 (New Army SF and Ranger Slogan: Vengeance is Mine, sayeth the Lord.... but He subcontracts!)
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