Is Trayvon a 'media darling'?

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Is Trayvon a 'media darling'?
Tue, 03-27-2012 - 12:19pm

Hi all!

I've been following the Trayvon case as I'm sure most everyone is at some level. I just recently read an article and it follows along with what I've been thinking all along: there is waaay more to this story than is being shared.

Anyway, I'm wondering if Trayvon, for some reason, is being portrayed as an innocent. Do I think he was shot unnecessarily? Absolutely. Do I think Zimmerman should have followed him? No. But I do think it wasn't all "Zimmerman shot Trayvon out of the blue" - there was an altercation. AND I also believe that Trayvon was not a polite school kid as it's trying to be said. What kid would be? KWIM? I was a teen once. (Obviously, lol.) We all know they can be mouthy - even the best of them.

"Once again, these details have been ignored or changed by the media.

  1. 1. The witness reports that George Zimmerman was on the ground and Trayvon is on top of him punching him.
  2. 2. The witness says that George Zimmerman was screaming and yelling for help.
  3. 3. Police arrive and find Zimmerman bleeding on his face and the back of his head. He also has had grass stains on his back. All this confirms the story told by Zimmerman and the witness.
  4. 4. Police play the 911 tape for Trayvon Martin's father, who tells police that the voice screaming is not the voice of his son."

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Tue, 03-27-2012 - 10:26pm
This death is a tragedy, and what bothers me is how shoddy the police work was. They had Trayvon Martin' phone and could have used it to find out that he was talking to someone up until five minutes until they got there. They never contacted the girlfriend to find out was she heard. They took Martin to the morgue and left him there as a "John Doe" at least overnight, maybe longer, and never used the cell phone to try to find his home number, contacts, etc.
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Registered: 05-13-2009
Tue, 03-27-2012 - 10:01pm
One black dead teen, one alive armed vigilante. Trayvon was innocent.
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Tue, 03-27-2012 - 7:24pm




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Tue, 03-27-2012 - 4:59pm

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Tue, 03-27-2012 - 2:07pm
I agree with you about there being an altercation, Zimmerman needs to turn himself in.. I think the latest reports contradict the original report and 911 tape, And I don't believe it - I don't believe Zimmerman was beat up and I don't believe he shot in "self defense".



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Registered: 09-30-2011
Tue, 03-27-2012 - 2:04pm
I don't know if we'll ever get the full story, and there has to be more to it. What I keep coming back to though, is that Zimmerman should have not followed him. He's the one that brought a gun into the situation, I think he was looking for a fight. This is what happens when people believe that they have as much power as the police, he shouldn't have approached him in the first place. Who's to say that Zimmerman didn't threaten Trayvon first, and he was just defending himself. Maybe Trayvon thought he was going to be attacked?

I'm sure the media is totally playing up the story to public sentiment.


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Registered: 06-25-2008
Tue, 03-27-2012 - 12:30pm

My first reaction to this story as it was originally presented by the media was one of total outrage against Zimmerman. I could not believe that he wasn't arrested and charged with murder. Now as more and more details are starting to emerge we are all getting a different picture of what may have