Let’s talk about the Travon Martin case

Ok, first let’s start with what’s going on: In Florida a 17 year old black kid Travon Martin, who was serving a 10 day suspension from school for getting caught with a weed baggie filled with residue and having a weed pipe, was coming from an convenient store heading back to his father house. When he walked through a gated community George Zimmerman, a person claiming to be apart of the neighborhood watch, in which he wasn’t, called the police believing that the black teen in the hoodie looked suspicious. The 911 operator told him to stop following the guy, but he disobeyed and continued to follow the shady character that he believed was out to do something. Now this where things get rough. Neighbors said that they heard the shuffle and someone was screaming for help but they could not tell which of the two were the one screaming for help. Whatever happened when it was over, Travon Martin was dead from George Zimmerman, whose face was bloody from a broken or bloody nose, shooting him.

Ok, I think that’s pretty much the facts of the matter. Now let’s talk about this. George Zimmerman should be in jail. Let’s take away the race and let’s focus on what happened. I think that after Zimmerman hung up the phone with the police he approached Martin and may have tried to make a citizen arrest on a 17 year old who may have tried to defend himself. Think for a moment if someone approached you while coming from the store accusing you of ‘About to do something wrong’ like he was one of those policemen in the movie Minority Report, you’re going to try to get yourself away from this wacko, right? But what if you were the wacko and the person you think was about to do something walked away or maybe even said something disrespectful like ‘Get your crazy ass out of here man.’ Or ‘Fuck off pussy’ what would you do? And then the wacko started chasing him and there was a fight and from what we know Zimmerman got his ass beat from a 17 year old. So what did he do? He shot Trayvon Martin.

I know no one can find the humor in this but I do. (Everyone has something to say and always says it’s the media and forgets that in this era of human existence with the Internet and high tech phones we all are the media. The conversations at work, at the bar, the hair salons and barbershops, and on any bus or train are as much media as the news shows or Internet sites. So The Trayvon Martin situation is being talked about everywhere and that is why we continue to talk about this. Plus, it’s interesting and shows the flaws in the American judicious system. Sorry for the out bust but the people who always say something is being over expose are always the people who bring up the topic. But it is being over expose thus the America way). What I find funny is the opinions which really makes this into the media circus it is (‘and this to will pass.’ Thus said our attention span). So I’m going to respond to the opinions being totally subjective.

(Disclaimer: for time and simple laziness I’m not going to explain anything like where I heard this or that opinion from or even really break down the opinion or any of that kind of good reporting shit. I am going to babble as always so hopefully you are caught up on this issue.)

Geraldo Rivera is a dick for even mentioning the word hoodie. He probably owns a hoodie himself. Who doesn’t own a hoodie? But I bet Rivera Knows who owns hoodies Black bad guys, right? Please Geraldo, stop watching urban movies. And please stop adding stereotypes to the situation. That’s way the wacko started this shit in the first please stereotyping black males as the reason for crime in America. And that Brings me to the conversation only heard in the private quarters of other races and blacks in a higher tax bracket who believes this was wrong ‘I wouldn’t had shoot him though.’ (Aww calm down I’m joking. I’m being satirical. So if I offended anyone, bite me.) But anyway, to the people who says ‘The media is making a big deal about a white man killing a black man and what about black on black crime?’ This is wrong because maybe not on a national level all of the time but locally the news stations and radio stations and those non-profits filled with black men who have experience the darker parts of life and groups with family members slang on the street and whoever you talk to this about from one of those communities hit hard from drugs and violence always remind us of this unfortunate problem to toss on the pile of other unfortunate draw backs of American society. But if you don’t listen you don’t care. Moving along to Oprah, who said it was a shame, needs to take her magic wind and turn Zimmerman in to an oak tree. (It was only a joke Miss Oprah. I know you don’t have a magic wind, it’s a magic remote controller.) Spike Lee is a great man and director but I guess when genius get bored they do some dumb shit. He tweeted to his followers on twitter the wrong address for Zimmerman and now he has paid a compensation and said ‘Please leave them in peace’ after the tweet caused Elaine and David McClain the couple whose address it actually was to be bombarded with hate mail and media. But Spike Lee Thought he had the right guy because The McClain’s are in their 70’s has a son by the name of William George Zimmerman who lived with his parents Sanford area home in the 90’s. So Spike was almost right, but players fuck up. I like when Americans march and protest about shit. It’s rallies all around protesting about what happen to Travon Martin. At least this time they are making a point unlike the occupiers. Moving on now to the people who is focus on Trayvon Martin smoking weed and photos of him that popped up on the internet, like the one where he is shirtless and wearing slouching shorts and boxers showing with a white polo hat with his middle fingers up; gangsta, or a teen being a teen? I’m not going to even get into a weed debate because I high off of weed right now as I type this. But everyone has a right to voice their opinion even if it’s out of hatred for a certain people or out of counter hate towards oppression. We all know the history of America and our race problem so don’t act like people don’t have a right to feel outraged. But all I ask people to do is look at it as being right or wrong and put their selves or a love one in Travon’s shoes. Wouldn’t you run if you had just been attacked even if you successfully fought off your attacker? And wouldn’t you defend yourself if someone try to grab you? When it all boils down what’s left is Treyvon Martin was approach for walking while black and shot for winning a fight. George Zimmerman is a paranoid man who has several false reports on his record and assaulting an officer of the law and acting like he’s part of the neighborhood watch who could wait to say he’s not with us because he wasn’t registered. One more thing Robert Zimmerman, George’s brother said he wanted to correct some of the ‘mythology’ and untruths about what his brother did but only said thing that contradicted the truth, like him saying that some how Trayvon Martin got behind his brother and attacked him and that his brother wasn’t following the 17 year old but we all heard the 911 call.

George Zimmerman will go to jail (which will be bad for old George because the type of black man whom he mistook Travon Martin for is in that jail he will call his home soon. And there are no guns in jail. Sorry for the bluntness but old George fucked his life up. And here comes Karma.)

So that’s how I feel about what happened to Trayvon Martin. But the last thing I have to say is how do you really spell Travon’s name? Because everywhere I see it printed it’s different.


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