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Multiple suspensions paint complicated portrait of Trayvon Martin
The Miami Herald ^ | 3/26/12 | Frances Robles

Posted on 03/26/2012 2:43:16 PM PDT by ruralvoter

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.

Trayvon, who claimed that an unnamed friend had given him the jewelry, was not disciplined because of the discovery, but was instead suspended for graffiti, according to a Miami-Dade Schools Police report obtained by The Miami Herald.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: crime; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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1 posted on 03/26/2012 2:43:22 PM PDT by ruralvoter
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To: ruralvoter

drip ... drip ... drip ... slowly the truth comes out ...


2 posted on 03/26/2012 2:46:35 PM PDT by Bill Buckner
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To: ruralvoter

I though the spent all his time at choir practice and helping at the orphanage


3 posted on 03/26/2012 2:47:18 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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I blame Skittles...

4 posted on 03/26/2012 2:48:03 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: ruralvoter

He is starting to sound more like your typical black stuident every day.

Why do they keep using that picture of him when he was 12 years old? Why do the news stories still say he was in a gated community?


5 posted on 03/26/2012 2:48:56 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: ruralvoter

When, oh when, is the media going to use a reasonably current picture of Martin???


6 posted on 03/26/2012 2:49:34 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: evets

I don’t think that guy really is Trayvon.


7 posted on 03/26/2012 2:50:11 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: evets

I predict the TrayvaThon dies... tonight. Tomorrow it will be ‘why didn’t the schools recognize his schizophrenia and protect him’ re-projection.


8 posted on 03/26/2012 2:51:12 PM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: Deb

Looks like obamas son.


9 posted on 03/26/2012 2:51:35 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Deb

LOL


10 posted on 03/26/2012 2:52:38 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Venturer

What was Trayvon’s physical size. Was he big enough to take on Zimmerman?


11 posted on 03/26/2012 2:54:26 PM PDT by simka
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To: Deb

Looks like the lead singer from The Spin Doctors. But if he wants to be Trayvon, I don’t think the identity’s taken anymore.


12 posted on 03/26/2012 2:55:02 PM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: ruralvoter

I think Martin was probably up to no good at the time that Zimmerman saw him, although it doesn’t sound as if he was committing a crime or had just committed one at that moment. But the idea that he’d walk 4 miles round-trip in the rain to buy a bag of Skittles is too ridiculous for words, so he was probably doing something else, such as selling drugs, casing places to burglarize, or whatever else it was that enabled him to buy that mouthful of gold caps.

Perhaps he thought Zimmerman was somebody from a rival drug selling operation who was out to get him and this was why he attacked Zimmerman.


13 posted on 03/26/2012 2:56:56 PM PDT by livius
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To: ruralvoter

..not quite the youth skipping along with a bag of skittles as portrayed.


14 posted on 03/26/2012 2:58:03 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: ruralvoter

Potential burglar, dope dealer, property destroyer, and all around roust-about.

The crap that is acceptable in the black community dismays me to no end.

And his family has been doing damage control from jump street so people wouldn’t find out what the truth is.

Folks, I bet good money that Martin has been stopped by the Miami Dade police and been Field Interviewed in the company of known gang members. That will be archived in a database somewhere and will need to be subpoenaed by Zimmerman’s attorney if this turns into a courtroom spitting contest.

Get Yo Rave-on for Trayvon. /s


15 posted on 03/26/2012 2:58:49 PM PDT by Molon Labbie (A Bounty on Zimmerman, Can Be A Bounty On ANYONE. No NBBP Mob Justice!)
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To: txhurl

The Mom owns the copyright to his name now, so he can expect a visit from her lawyer.


16 posted on 03/26/2012 2:59:28 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: simka

6’ 2”


17 posted on 03/26/2012 2:59:49 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: simka

From what I’ve read Trayvon was 6’3” and 140-160 pounds. He was a football player. He was probably wiry with muscles.


18 posted on 03/26/2012 2:59:49 PM PDT by madison10
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To: ruralvoter

He’s found on school property with several pieces of jewelry he says are not his, along with a screwdriver, which could be used as a weapon, and he’s allowed to skate? Nobody confiscates the items, or turns them over to the police to see if any match possible burglary items? Are these people for real? This kid was a trainwreck waiting to happen.


19 posted on 03/26/2012 3:00:13 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Bill Buckner

More like a gusher. This is a sad bad day for America.


20 posted on 03/26/2012 3:01:26 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: simka

Six feet, 160 per the original police report. By an interesting coincidence, I recently witnessed a kid just that size charge a somewhat heavier kid and beat him after an “exchange of words”.


21 posted on 03/26/2012 3:05:17 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Deb

I don’t think that guy really is Trayvon.”

I’m not sure...he IS wearing a hoodie.


22 posted on 03/26/2012 3:07:04 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: mass55th
I went to a high school that provided us with a cabinet to stow our guns for the day (lest they be stolen from our cars).

Never went without at least one knife, and sometimes two.

You, on the other hand, are beginning to sound like those school authorities who think teachers are too stupid and ignorant to differentiate between aspirin and unlawful controlled drugs.

If screwdrivers are now burglary tools, what do you imagine a 2.5 pound steel hammer is?

23 posted on 03/26/2012 3:07:55 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: simka

Earlier today I read that Trayvon was something like 6’3 and Zimmerman was something like 5’3.


24 posted on 03/26/2012 3:08:28 PM PDT by passionfruit (When illegals become legal, even they won't do the work Americans won't do)
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To: simka

Earlier today I read that Trayvon was something like 6’3 and Zimmerman was something like 5’3.


25 posted on 03/26/2012 3:08:40 PM PDT by passionfruit (When illegals become legal, even they won't do the work Americans won't do)
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To: livius
The thing that's interesting about the jewelry find is that almost all the burglary reports in the neighborhood had jewelry stolen. It's easily carried. It should be educational if the police manage to trace it.
26 posted on 03/26/2012 3:08:45 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: ruralvoter

I have been piecing together a timeline and the relevant locations for that night. I plan to put up a more detailed version, probably in a vanity, and including sources later, but here is some food for thought - and I’d be interested in any thoughts (or corrections) on this:

Zimmerman first saw Martin near the clubhouse, which is about a 3-4 minute walk from the house where Martin was staying. Zimmerman’s call lasted more than 4 minutes - more than enough time for Martin to have gotten home at a normal walk.

The shooting occurred no more than 3 and a half minutes after Zimmerman hung up the phone, and possibly as long as 7 minutes after he first saw Martin. In that time, Martin could have walked home twice, and run there three or four times.

Yet the shooting occurred 200-250 feet from where Zimmerman parked while on the phone with police - maybe a 45 second walk.

Obviously, we still do not know exactly what happened. Zimmerman may have committed a crime. Obviously, we know he left his car and walked some distance.

But when I try to come up with the simplest explanation for these times and locations it just doesn’t add up to Martin being “chased” for seven minutes, or even three, while trying to get home.

And that is what’s bothering me right now. How about you?


27 posted on 03/26/2012 3:09:12 PM PDT by PhatHead
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To: ruralvoter

He was a good boy, he knew who his father was.


28 posted on 03/26/2012 3:09:37 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: simka
What was Trayvon’s physical size. Was he big enough to take on Zimmerman?

According to the police report, Martin was 6'0" and 160 lbs., and Zimmerman was 5'9" & no weight recorded.

Not necessarily in the same weight class, but 'out-reach' is usually better than 'out-weigh'.

29 posted on 03/26/2012 3:09:55 PM PDT by dread78645 (Evolution. A doomed theory since 1859.)
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To: Deb
I don’t think that guy really is Trayvon.

Well, he does look 6'3''.

30 posted on 03/26/2012 3:12:17 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: simka
What was Trayvon’s physical size. Was he big enough to take on Zimmerman?

Reports say Trayvon was 6' 2", played on the football team. Zimmerman said he knocked him over with one punch and started banging his head on the ground repeatedly, despite his cries for help. Based on that, the answer is yes.

31 posted on 03/26/2012 3:14:03 PM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: PhatHead

Take a look at where the local 7-11 is versus where the clubhouse is. The only one I found was about half a mile away in the other direction.


32 posted on 03/26/2012 3:14:18 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Truth29
When, oh when, is the media going to use a reasonably current picture of Martin???

They did. They took the photo on the left and doctored it and then released the photo on the right.


33 posted on 03/26/2012 3:14:23 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (Gingrich or Bust.)
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To: dread78645

As Obama said on multiple occasions to leaders of small countries (there is a Danish vid on YouTube showing many of them), Trayvon punched above his weight!


34 posted on 03/26/2012 3:14:23 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: evets

35 posted on 03/26/2012 3:15:29 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: mass55th
Read the article ~ it says the pieces were turned over to the cops. Then what.........?

Wonder if he got his screwdriver back.

36 posted on 03/26/2012 3:15:29 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: ArmstedFragg

[Six feet, 160 per the original police report. By an interesting coincidence, I recently witnessed a kid just that size charge a somewhat heavier kid and beat him after an “exchange of words”.]

I was that size exactly at that age. I was tough as nails and fearless. I’d have ripped a lot of bigger men up. In fact I was in one nasty locker room fight about then with a wrestler that was vicious, we were both trying to maim each other.


37 posted on 03/26/2012 3:17:09 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: P-Marlowe

I think all that was done was they raised the gamma till the image was much lighter, and less sinister looking.

I downloaded the first image and used Irfanview to raise the gamma a lot and it looks identical to the second image then.


38 posted on 03/26/2012 3:19:06 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: evets

Another white Dhimmi....SIGH.


39 posted on 03/26/2012 3:27:14 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: muawiyah
Obviously I didn't go to the same school system you did where guns were allowed. Back when I was in school, we had dress codes, and weapons were something we only saw on black and white TV.

I worked 25 years in uniform, behind the bars of NY State prisons, so I know what can be used as a weapon. Screwdrivers were considered contraband.

The kid was found in possession of the screwdriver and multiple pieces of jewelry, mostly rings and earrings while on school property. He told the security guard that an unnamed friend had given the jewelry to him. My argument was that nobody bothered to confiscate the screwdriver or the jewelry, and turn it over to the cops to see if any of the rings, etc., had been reported stolen in a burglary. Instead they discipline him for graffiti on a locker. Carrying a screwdriver and a bunch of jewelry he couldn't prove was his, was okay, but they busted him for writing on a locker.

40 posted on 03/26/2012 3:27:14 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: DaxtonBrown

same here!


41 posted on 03/26/2012 3:29:56 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: mass55th

The jewelry was turned over to the cops for further investigation.


42 posted on 03/26/2012 3:34:42 PM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: muawiyah

I just went back and re-read the article, and discovered that the jewelry had been impounded and photos of the items sent to the police. I wonder why they didn’t send the actual jewelry? The police should have been called to come to the school, to take possession of the items, interview Martin, and provide him with a detailed receipt of the items that were confiscated. Why the school became a repository for possible stolen property is beyond me.


43 posted on 03/26/2012 3:34:52 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: mass55th
I am guessing that the crime in that neighborhood will be down significantly now.

purely coincidentally though...

*lol*

44 posted on 03/26/2012 3:34:58 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: ruralvoter

Bump for later


45 posted on 03/26/2012 3:37:37 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: dread78645
Martin was a 17 year old, 6'3” football player weighing in at about 160 lbs

My son was about 6'4” and 175 lbs when he played high school a football at 17 years old so he was a “bean pole” just like Martin has been described as.

Despite being a “bean pole”, my son could easily bench press 285 lbs and curl over 100 lbs for multiple sets of 12 reps. He was also an accomplished wrestler and could throw a heck of mean punch, and when you are in the 6'3”-6'4” range you have a huge reach advantage over a much smaller opponent like Zimmerman

At the time I was middle age, 6'0”, 235 lbs and could bench press over 300 lbs and was actually stronger than he was in the weight room, but I have no doubt he could have hurt me really bad if he was angry and push came to shove.

Zimmerman was pushing 30, 5'3” tall and 200 lbs and reputedly not in the greatest of shape.

It would be a mistake to underestimate how badly Martin could hurt Zimmerman and how mismatched the fight between an in shape 17 year old 6'3”, 160 lb football player and a an out of shape 30 year old 5”3”, 200 lb man would be.

46 posted on 03/26/2012 3:38:08 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: spacejunkie2001
"The jewelry was turned over to the cops for further investigation."

Not according to the article:

"School police impounded the jewelry and sent photos of the items to detectives at Miami-Dade police for further investigation."

School police? Are these Rent-a-cops?

47 posted on 03/26/2012 3:38:34 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: txhurl

If he wants to be Trayvon he’d better clear it with Momma Martin—she’s got the rights to the name and a lawyer to enforce it.


48 posted on 03/26/2012 3:40:57 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: evets
NOOOOOO! Not the fish stick guy!


49 posted on 03/26/2012 3:42:10 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: P-Marlowe

And it’s a seriously racist photoshop!


50 posted on 03/26/2012 3:44:19 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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