Trayvon Martin......The true story

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guest

Saint Louis, MO

#1 Mar 27, 2012
Trayvon Martin Dogged By Disciplinary Problems at School

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." Crump called the school disciplinary problems "irrelevant" to the case that "an unarmed 17 year kid was killed."

The case has triggered national interest with pro-Martin rallies in cities from coast to coast. Martin's mother has moved to trademark two popular rallying cries, "I am Trayvon" and "Justice for Trayvon." The family said it does not want want other people printing memorabilia.

"Sybrina Fulton has no desire to profit from her son's death, but wants to protect her son's name legacy," said family representative Ryan Julison.

Martin was shot as he made his way to his father's fiance's house while returning from a convenience store where he bought a pack of Skittles and iced tea. He was followed by Zimmerman who found him suspicious.

At some point, Zimmerman ignored the suggestion from a 911 dispatcher that he stop following Martin, left his truck and went to look for Martin.

At the same time, Martin was on the phone with his girlfriend and complained that someone was following him.

What happened then is not clear. The girlfriend has said that she heard Martin ask someone, "Why are you following me?" before the sounds of a scuffle and the phone was disconnected.

Zimmerman is described as 5-foot-9 and well over 200 pounds while Martin was 6-foot-3 and 150 pounds.

Leaks from the police report detail Zimmerman telling police he was heading back to his truck when Martin knocked him down with a punch to his nose, jumped on him, repeatedly banged his head on the ground, then tried to grab Zimmerman's gun.

In a struggle for Zimmerman's gun, the watchman shot the teenager, Zimmerman told police.
Rufus

Sikeston, MO

#2 Mar 27, 2012
The true story is Jesse Jackson & Al Sharpton and the likes trying to stir up people to get attention when the facts are not in yet.
guest

Sikeston, MO

#3 Mar 28, 2012
Rufus wrote:
The true story is Jesse Jackson & Al Sharpton and the likes trying to stir up people to get attention when the facts are not in yet.
I wonder how Jesse Jackson and ole Al Sharpton would work out on a neighborhood watch in say Harlem or better yet Detroit. Would they walk the beat with no gun? A brother wouldn't hurt a brother would he?
dogman

O Fallon, MO

#4 Mar 28, 2012
nothing will matter now, it has gone to far as far as the truth the media has already convicted zimmerman and placed martin on a pedestal as a halo wearing youth .nothing but a trial and a guilty verdict will satisfy the mobs .at this point the black community could care less about legal justice it is out for revenge be zimmerman -innocent or guilty matters not to them.

“Nobama care”

Since: Mar 11

just a tax hike

#5 Mar 28, 2012
dogman wrote:
nothing will matter now, it has gone to far as far as the truth the media has already convicted zimmerman and placed martin on a pedestal as a halo wearing youth .nothing but a trial and a guilty verdict will satisfy the mobs .at this point the black community could care less about legal justice it is out for revenge be zimmerman -innocent or guilty matters not to them.
Strong point
bufu

Bonnots Mill, MO

#6 Mar 28, 2012
A good number of posters on Topix could care less about legal justice.
judge judy

Cape Girardeau, MO

#7 Mar 28, 2012
zimmerman is NOT guilty. he contacted police from the getgo. he was on the phone with dispatch the whole time, up until martins death. he even stated that martin was coming towards him, with his hand on his waistband. let me add, it was also after dusky dark when all this scenerio played out. negros need to quit hollaring it a hatred race crime and realize that any smart person, with a clear head and conscience, wouldve done exactly what zimmerman done. when theirs a negro involved, they will always hollar racism as well as get the NAACP involved. where is justice for the other races? who do we have as a group to call when we are being mistreated by negros? i mean, seriously people? i have already recanted versions in my head of what could have happened and nothing i am concluding with will go against exactly what zimmerman done.
judge judy

Cape Girardeau, MO

#8 Mar 28, 2012
wondering if people clothed in white sheets need to have a comeback, since we are always the ones to get blamed for hatred or racism?
Judge Brown ROCKS

Scott City, MO

#9 Mar 28, 2012
"Judge Judy", you are just about as ignorant and senile as the real Judge Judy aren't ya? You think it's ok for teachers to have sexual relations with students and if anybody finds out it is the students fault and you think it's ok to shoot teenagers for walking down the street. Yeah go get your white sheet on and take your smack talkin azz on down to the corner of Ruth and Branum this Friday night and exert your white authority. Let us all know how it works out for you! Ya see you will find real thugs there, not just 17 year old smart mouth punks who smoke pot and walk the wrong way home. Better yet get you a truck load of white sheet wearers together and head on up to East St Louis, maybe Chicago. Nowadays though the coloreds have guns too, and even though they hold them sideways I am guessing yall would be terrified to say a damn word to any of them. Charles Manson predicted a Race War would end the World or at least the World as we know it, don't ya feel proud to be in a agreement with the likes of him and to be fueling the fire that may bring his prophecy to fruition?
tired of the racism

Saint Louis, MO

#10 Mar 28, 2012
Black people are more racist than anyone and they are allowed to get away with it! They have their Black Music Awards, Black Miss America, etc. The white race can't do that. If the African American community is so displeased with their treatment, then they should hop a plane and go back to their native Africa.
bufu

Scott City, MO

#11 Mar 28, 2012
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"wondering if people clothed in white sheets need to have a comeback"

They never left. They just had a wardrobe change.
guest

Ballwin, MO

#12 Mar 28, 2012
bufu wrote:
A good number of posters on Topix could care less about legal justice.
Yes we have read all the racist posts from the likes of you and agree....you could care less about the legal justice and the facts. Just convict this man who did nothing more that defend himself against a dope smoking thug that attacked him. Where are the toxicology results on Martin is what I want to know. Must not have came out the way all the race baiters wanted them to so they will not release them. You can bet if the results were good for Martin, they would have been released so as to furthur convict Zimmerman in the court of racial bias.
guest

Ballwin, MO

#13 Mar 28, 2012
bufu wrote:
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"wondering if people clothed in white sheets need to have a comeback"
They never left. They just had a wardrobe change.
If this country is so bad, they have aiplanes and buses leaving every day. I am sure race baiters and racists like you will not be missed. Let me know if you need a passport.
closet racist

Lake Saint Louis, MO

#14 Mar 28, 2012
mob beating racially motivated? tv wyff4.com greenville s.c . read it and you decide.6 blacks on one non black.
ur not intimidating

Cape Girardeau, MO

#15 Mar 28, 2012
Judge Brown ROCKS wrote:
"Judge Judy", you are just about as ignorant and senile as the real Judge Judy aren't ya? You think it's ok for teachers to have sexual relations with students and if anybody finds out it is the students fault and you think it's ok to shoot teenagers for walking down the street. Yeah go get your white sheet on and take your smack talkin azz on down to the corner of Ruth and Branum this Friday night and exert your white authority. Let us all know how it works out for you! Ya see you will find real thugs there, not just 17 year old smart mouth punks who smoke pot and walk the wrong way home. Better yet get you a truck load of white sheet wearers together and head on up to East St Louis, maybe Chicago. Nowadays though the coloreds have guns too, and even though they hold them sideways I am guessing yall would be terrified to say a damn word to any of them. Charles Manson predicted a Race War would end the World or at least the World as we know it, don't ya feel proud to be in a agreement with the likes of him and to be fueling the fire that may bring his prophecy to fruition?
wasted your time with this long post? i can grant you that noone would be scared to pile up a truck full of white sheet wearers and hit the downtowns of ANY town. cleaning house would be the phrases used. i have no fear in any of my bones, so try your intimidation with another feller, anyother time. your whole post did nothing but add fuel to a fire. you are quoting something from charles manson? you do need help. i can tell you exactly what would happen if truckloads of white people clothed in sheets were to come to one of your 'scary' places listed-youd see them dopeheads scattering like roaches. they would run faster than a welfare frauding person seeing the caseworker show up at their house.
truthfully

Saint Louis, MO

#16 Mar 30, 2012
Why do people of Southeast Missouri log into Topix and prove their ignorance? You're giving us all a bad name. I'm impressed however that you're even intelligent enough to use the computer.

The fact of the matter is this, an unarmed child was killed senselessly. I dont care if hes white, black, asian, if he was a straight A student or suspended, he was not a threat to George Zimmerman. This grown man was looking for confrontation, as proven by his decision to ignore instructions to NOT follow the kid.
I dont know about you, but if a strange man was following me in the rain and approached me, I would have attacked him too!

This whole situation could have been avoided had zimmerman returned to his truck and let the police handle it.
Guest

Sikeston, MO

#17 Mar 30, 2012
truthfully wrote:
Why do people of Southeast Missouri log into Topix and prove their ignorance? You're giving us all a bad name. I'm impressed however that you're even intelligent enough to use the computer.
The fact of the matter is this, an unarmed child was killed senselessly. I dont care if hes white, black, asian, if he was a straight A student or suspended, he was not a threat to George Zimmerman. This grown man was looking for confrontation, as proven by his decision to ignore instructions to NOT follow the kid.
I dont know about you, but if a strange man was following me in the rain and approached me, I would have attacked him too!
This whole situation could have been avoided had zimmerman returned to his truck and let the police handle it.
I would have made like a rabbit. Run feet run right on.
Truth

United States

#18 Mar 30, 2012
truthfully wrote:
Why do people of Southeast Missouri log into Topix and prove their ignorance? You're giving us all a bad name. I'm impressed however that you're even intelligent enough to use the computer.
The fact of the matter is this, an unarmed child was killed senselessly. I dont care if hes white, black, asian, if he was a straight A student or suspended, he was not a threat to George Zimmerman. This grown man was looking for confrontation, as proven by his decision to ignore instructions to NOT follow the kid.
I dont know about you, but if a strange man was following me in the rain and approached me, I would have attacked him too!
This whole situation could have been avoided had zimmerman returned to his truck and let the police handle it.
I agree he should have called the police and let them check him out.He could have backed off and waited on the police and a young man would still be alive today.It sounds like they are saying that its ok to kill any child that doesn't have a perfect school record.How do they justify shooting a young man just because he had problems at school.
sol

Warrensburg, MO

#19 Mar 31, 2012
bufu wrote:
A good number of posters on Topix could care less about legal justice.
Does that include you?
bufu

Bonnots Mill, MO

#20 Mar 31, 2012
I think the police did a lousy job investigating the shooting and it's a good thing outside investigators have taken over. Do you agree?

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