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Trayvon Martinís Marijuana Usage Made Him Violent Against George Zimmerman?
The Inquisitr News ^ | June 24, 2014

Posted on 06/25/2014 3:53:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Did Trayvon Martin’s marijuana usage make him violent against George Zimmerman? Some reports are posing that controversial question now that marijuana legalization is quickly spreading across America. But while some police officers may support that contentious message others believe the controversy over Trayvon Martin, gun control, and drugs does not match up with the facts.

In a related report by The Inquisitr, George Zimmerman’s lawsuit claims NBC employees purposefully edited the audio recordings of him talking to the 911 dispatcher in order to make it sound like the Hispanic man was racially profiling Trayvon.

Whether or not Martin is a thug or an innocent has been a controversial topic that still echoes within political circles. For example, some focused on Trayvon Martin’s drugs and guns photos found in his cell phone records and how a whistleblower named Ben Kruidbos revealed these phone records only to lose his job due to Florida prosecutor Angela Corey. Zimmerman himself has been using his paintings to blast people he claims tried to hold back the negative information about Trayvon. On the other side of the argument, an artist in Boston recently admitted to installing a Trayvon Martin monument that attempts to make a connection to the Civil War and Trayvon’s father has been calling him a civil rights icon.

Now a report from ThyBlackMan.com recently brought up Trayvon Martin’s marijuana usage and how the man was “suspended from school for possessing a trace amount of marijuana” and a “toxicological report found a trace amount of marijuana in Trayvon Martin’s system.” They point out that the defense in the George Zimmerman trial tried to make Martin out to be “edgy, aggressive, and violent” due to cannabis. In the end, the article claims there is “no evidence that marijuana use predisposes anyone to violent behavior” based upon studies.

But the Florida Sheriffs Association believes this conclusion to be false and they have launched a campaign against Florida’s marijuana legalization amendment vote that will occur this November. As part of this campaign, president Grady Judd claim he’s seen cases where marijuana and violence occurred:

“I see the guy that’s up all night with a baby that’s screaming, so he smokes him a blunt and a half and he thinks that’ll help and ends up bouncing the baby off the walls. I see the deputy that has to take the gun from the guy who is passed out as a result of having marijuana and other drugs in his or her possession.”

On the other side of the debate you have supporters of marijuana legalization who are pointing to how crime statistics are down in the city of Denver since legal weed became the norm in Colorado:

“[C]rime is down by 10.6 percent compared to January of this year. The biggest change is the number of murders, which has dropped by 52.9 percent. Overall, crimes rates in the Colorado city are down, although the number of crimes related to arson have jumped by 135 percent.”

Even other violent crimes like automobile break-ins and sexual assaults have dropped by 36 and 14 percent, respectively. But opponents of marijuana legalization claims there is no connection between the drop in Denver’s crime rate and the increase in marijuana sales.

Do you think Trayvon Martin’s marijuana usage had anything to do at all with his confrontation with George Zimmerman?


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: colorado; drank; marijuana; purple; purpledrank; skittles; trayvon; waitwhut; wod; zimmerman

1 posted on 06/25/2014 3:53:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Trayvon Martin’s Marijuana Usage Made Him Violent Against George Zimmerman?"

I always thought it was because he was a feral black kid.

2 posted on 06/25/2014 3:55:14 PM PDT by cweese (Hook 'em Horns!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Don’t let Charlie “the Chameleon” Crist, or his butt buddies at Morgan and Morgan catch wind of this.


3 posted on 06/25/2014 4:01:21 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It was his failed black culture, not weed.


4 posted on 06/25/2014 4:01:42 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Purple Drank is reported to cause paranoia and it’s a well established fact that paranoid people...particularly guys...can become aggressive.


5 posted on 06/25/2014 4:04:41 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: cweese

Martin was a gay-basher who thought Zimmerman was gay. Martin’s girlfriend testified to these facts in court. She egged him on over the phone before the beating.

The Libs had some serious cognitive dissonance over these facts, but managed to gloss them over for public consumption. After all, they had a myth to preserve.


6 posted on 06/25/2014 4:05:49 PM PDT by BigBobber (`)
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To: cweese

He was just a thug...Simple as that...


7 posted on 06/25/2014 4:06:02 PM PDT by Iscool
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To: cweese

Purple Drank...


8 posted on 06/25/2014 4:06:33 PM PDT by Carthego delenda est
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To: cweese

Who ate chicken off a drumstick.


9 posted on 06/25/2014 4:06:35 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does MJ turn you into a pyromaniac?


10 posted on 06/25/2014 4:10:29 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Do you think Trayvon Martin’s marijuana usage had anything to do at all with his confrontation with George Zimmerman?

Either that, or he was high on Purple Drank.

11 posted on 06/25/2014 4:10:39 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Impala64ssa

As long as you stay away from the Green Iguana, they’ll never find out.


12 posted on 06/25/2014 4:11:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: BigBobber

Yes, Martin’s girlfreind, the articulate Rachelle Jeanteale also testified based on what TM told her on the phone that Zimmerman might be looking to molest him. If that were the case, TM should’ve ran from the scene back to his stepfather’s house to protect his little brother.


13 posted on 06/25/2014 4:11:42 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: cweese

Well that and he belonged to an MMA street fighting club. I think the kid liked to mix it up.


14 posted on 06/25/2014 4:13:55 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Your right.It wasn’t the weed,it was his culture AND Purple Drank.Somewhere Lyndon Johnson chuckles to himself.


15 posted on 06/25/2014 4:17:44 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

skittles plus watermelon plus cough syrup chronic use equals propensity to play the knock-out game, which sometimes goes wrong. Martin’s liver damage is inescapable, as are his facebook posts looking for codeine cough syrup to make a narcotic cocktail.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/3043552/posts

I doubt marijuana was much of a factor, and if the local PD are using Martin as an example, well, maybe they need to read Martin’s facebook.


16 posted on 06/25/2014 4:21:16 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: cweese
I always thought it was because he was a feral black kid.

That, and "purple drank".

17 posted on 06/25/2014 4:22:51 PM PDT by MileHi
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Anyone that thinks legalizing pot for recreational purposes is freeping moron:

http://www.telegram.com/article/20140531/NEWS/305319632/0

DENVER — Five months after Colorado became the first state to allow recreational marijuana sales, the battle over legalization is still raging. Law enforcement officers in Colorado and neighboring states, emergency room doctors and legalization opponents increasingly are highlighting a series of recent problems as cautionary lessons for other states flirting with loosening marijuana laws.

There is the Denver man who, hours after buying a package of marijuana-infused Karma Kandy from one of Colorado's new recreational marijuana shops, began raving about the end of the world and then pulled a handgun from the family safe and killed his wife, the authorities say.

Some hospital officials say they are treating growing numbers of children and adults sickened by potent doses of edible marijuana. Sheriffs in neighboring states complain about stoned drivers streaming out of Colorado and through their towns.

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Because of the lag in reporting many health statistics, it may take years to know legal marijuana's effect

18 posted on 06/25/2014 4:48:11 PM PDT by Kazan
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To: Kazan

Go look at the jobs section at the Denver Craigslist:

http://denver.craigslist.org/search/jjj?query=marijuana


19 posted on 06/25/2014 4:50:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Smokin’ dope & scoopin’ poop. What quality of life!
smh


20 posted on 06/25/2014 4:59:25 PM PDT by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Florida Sheriffs Association ... president Grady Judd claim he’s seen cases where marijuana and violence occurred: “I see the guy that’s up all night with a baby that’s screaming, so he smokes him a blunt and a half and he thinks that’ll help and ends up bouncing the baby off the walls. I see the deputy that has to take the gun from the guy who is passed out as a result of having marijuana and other drugs in his or her possession.”

The first one is illogical, because the reason for smoking a "blunt and a half" is BECAUSE weed mellows a person out. So it's NOT going to be the cause of "bouncing a baby off of the walls" like, oh I don't know, METH would.

Secondly, notice he is saying who possesses a gun while passed out on weed is an act of violence. Fairly major logic stretch there.

Sorry, the data is massive - weed does not cause violence or overdose deaths, even in children.

What weed CAN cause, in a minimal (as in not majority) number of instances is anxiety or panic attacks.

In addition, chronic weed smoking of fairly heavy levels in early teens has been shown to disrupt brain development on measurably damaging ways.

So instead of letting cops claim yet another reason to start blowing people away, it would help if the actual, real-world problems with weed were addressed. That way maybe effective laws concerning this PLANT could be created that protected those needing protection, without raping civil rights.

Hey I can dream, can't I?

21 posted on 06/25/2014 4:59:31 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: blueplum

22 posted on 06/25/2014 5:11:07 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Martin was a punk...get over it.


23 posted on 06/25/2014 5:34:25 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Talisker

I know, absolutely and for a fact, that a heavy user of marijuana (remember Trayvon only had “trace” amounts of it in his system), who hasn’t been able to score for a while, can get really really cranky, and downright mean. I haven’t seen violence, but I’ve seen the mean and it’s not pretty.


24 posted on 06/25/2014 5:50:14 PM PDT by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It wasn’t MJ, it was the THUG CULTURE, he was steeped in,
the constant white oppressor myth drummed into him every
time he heard a rap song.

He got what was coming to him.


25 posted on 06/25/2014 5:52:47 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: cweese

Has anyone stopped to think about the fact that there’s Trayvon, banging Zimmerman’s head into the concrete, and a neighbor comes out and yells, “Knock it off!” and does Trayvon jump up and run away? No, he continues his head bashing. A normal criminal finding himself in this situation (bashing someone’s head into the concrete) would get up and run away, not wanting to get caught. But Trayvon continued. He was either under the influence of some substance, or he had serious psychological problems.


26 posted on 06/25/2014 5:54:09 PM PDT by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: Auntie Mame
A normal criminal finding himself in this situation (bashing someone’s head into the concrete) would get up and run away, not wanting to get caught. But Trayvon continued. He was either under the influence of some substance, or he had serious psychological problems.

Trayvon wasn't from Sanford, where this happened. He was from Miami Gardens which by all accounts I've read is a much different place. He might not even have considered that someone would actually call the cops about a beat-down, or talk to them if they showed up.

27 posted on 06/25/2014 6:05:08 PM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No - that was the purple drank kicking in.


28 posted on 06/25/2014 6:39:06 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Do you think Trayvon Martin’s marijuana usage had anything to do at all with his confrontation with George Zimmerman?

Nope. I think his upbringing and consequentially his attitude toward others (especially whites) had everything to do with his confrontation.

29 posted on 06/25/2014 6:42:34 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: cweese

It’s my understanding that most people stoned on pot are too “mellow” to get violent, and that SSSSaint Skittles got violent partly because he was on ‘Lean” (or “drank”) that night. A small amount of the druggie concoction is sedating, but larger doses appear to get the user agitated and perhaps violent.


30 posted on 06/25/2014 6:46:06 PM PDT by pbmaltzman
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To: Auntie Mame
I know, absolutely and for a fact, that a heavy user of marijuana (remember Trayvon only had “trace” amounts of it in his system), who hasn’t been able to score for a while, can get really really cranky, and downright mean. I haven’t seen violence, but I’ve seen the mean and it’s not pretty.

Trayvon MAINLY had "purple drank" in his system, and was living a life of thuggery.

And if crankiness is the threshold of whether people get thrown into prison or banned from using things that they believe help them with illness, you've got a long, long line of things ahead of weed.

Starting with alcohol.

31 posted on 06/25/2014 8:48:56 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It wasn’t the mj that made him go off on George. It was because he was pissed because George prevented him from robbing a home he was casing out.


32 posted on 06/25/2014 8:56:18 PM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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