In the absence of being provided a ‘family’ timeline, I have been trying to sort this out, and this is what I have come up with.
Trayvon is born to Sybrina Martin(now Fulton).
Tracy and Sybrina break up.
Tracy marries (or lives with) Alicia Stanley.
Alicia raise Trayvon for 14 years.
He was a good kid, and raised well. Everything I have seen of his early years backs that up.
Tracy and Alicia split up. Tracy has a new girlfriend (Brandy Green), but he doesn’t want to jeapordize the relationship by taking Trayvon with him as Trayvon is in his rebellious ‘teens’ period.
So... Trayvon has only one place left, and that is his biological mother.
He goes to live with Sybrina and she more or less ignores him and lets him do ‘whatever he wants’. However, calls from the school, fighting with the bus driver, pot plants and a gun in his room, drugs in his room, gang activity, and repeated suspensions become too much. Besides... the police keep coming over and wanting to talk to her and she doesn’t like dealing with it.
SO..... she kicks him out. Only place left now is to go live with Dad at Brandy Greens.
Dad doesn’t want to bother with any ‘discipline’ and neither does Brandy, so they more or less ignore him and his problems at school, figuring they are getting a FREE BABYSITTER out of the deal.
That is my best guess.
Pretty good guess I would say.
Sounds like exactly what happened . . . and what is happening to lots of other throwaway kids today too, both white and black, but more black kids, including those from middle-income families. Of course, there can be absolutely NOTHING spoken about this because it is totally un-PC to argue that kids need parents.
how sad. So, instead of these lousy parents seeing they are to blame for the way their son turned out, they point the finger at an innocent man. Typical of people who never see they do anything wrong.
Sadly this is a common scenario. Bioparents want to be their children’s friend and not their parent. The “family” court system, Child Protective and various other gov’t agents have a vested interest in free ranged children—all correction of children by adults is “abuse.” It keeps them in business. Factor in the Dr. Benjamin Spock effect, big pharma pushing meds for kids and you have utter feral youth.
So the woman in the courtroom is riding high now on her sons death... that she facilitated by her failure as his mother.
Not to mention a father who can’t keep his women straight.
Teenagers do and say stupid things...but Trayvon chose his gang friends and he chose to act and be hoodish....what did he expect?
That all seems probable. I had been trying to figure out all the various relationships.
Tracy Martin is quite the ladies’ man, eh?
No wonder kids these days get so screwed up. With all the “relationships” of the adults, the kids slip through the cracks.