Trayvon Martin Was Suspended For Drug Possession Before Death

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Trayvon Martin In the weeks before his death Trayvon Martin had gotten into trouble for drug possession. ...

In the weeks before his death Trayvon Martin had gotten into trouble for drug possession. According to his family's lawyer, Benjamin Crump, the 17-year-old was suspended for 10 days from his Miami high school for having a small bag of greenery in his backpack. Though it wasn't enough to get him arrested, the teen was sent to visit his father in Sanford, FL, where he was killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman.

The boy's parents were concerned by the incident involving the illegal substance, but said that it played no part in the actions that led to his death. "We maintain that regardless of the specific reason for the suspension, it's got nothing to do with the events that unfolded on Feb. 26," said family spokesperson, Ryan Julison.

Martin was gunned down in the gated community where his father lived while on his way back from the store. He was wearing a hoodie and carrying Skittles and ice tea, when he was misidentified by Zimmerman as a trespasser. The 28-year-old has also said that Martin attacked him, forcing him to shoot the unarmed teen.

Since the killing, Zimmerman has gone into hiding, but his attorney, Craig Sooner, maintains that his client is not racist. "It's not a racial issue. George Zimmerman is absolutely not a racist," he said.

This new development will likely do little to skew the public's support for bringing Zimmerman to justice, and helping the Martin family find peace. Everyone from NBA players, to rappers, to the President, have all spoken out against the shooting. And just in case Fox News is keeping score, Martin had no juvenile criminal record.

 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/YorkieMane Kevin Bernard

    bull

  • Missme

    Disappointed. Feeding the machine hun...u guys are shameful.

  • Maradebe2004

    Of course they have to cast him in a negative light toprove just how "justified" his killer was in killing him. Now they even say he was 6'3" tall and ZIMMERMAN WAS SHORTER.  So because of his height he was the aggressor. My goodness. Could this explain why his parents were not informed about his death for 3 days???
     

  • Andrewjenn

     Everyday a black person is murder in the United States.  Nothing is ever done about it. It is about time justice is served.  Trayvon didnt deserve to die and Mr. Zimmerman could have stay in his house and waited for the police to get there. Instead  Mr.Z immerman decided to get of his car an approach a young man with no gun. 

  • J A S*****Y aka salon22w

    I dont give a damn if he was suspended for weed, still dont give that creep the right to shoot him down in cold blood.. he wasnt doing anything but walking home.. stop bringing up mess on the victim.. handle that killer zimmerman!

  • Lola

    It Really Sad what happened but now with his mommy filing trademark papers kinda shows were her grief truely lies. She says its for helping others but the only person it will help is her SAD SAD.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tammy-Cann-Sharon/100000215973646 Tammy Cann Sharon

    SOooo F**kin what!!!!  What does his history has to do with what happened??  He was "killed" for walking in the rain and having snacks...(his hoodie really didn't have anything to do with it because he was being stalked prior to putting the hoodie on) now, whose responsible for this?? Oh, no one? Damn Shame!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tammy-Cann-Sharon/100000215973646 Tammy Cann Sharon

    SOooo F**kin what!!!!  What does his history has to do with what happened??  He was "killed" for walking in the rain and having snacks...(his hoodie really didn't have anything to do with it because he was being stalked prior to putting the hoodie on) now, whose responsible for this?? Oh, no one? Damn Shame!

  • http://twitter.com/YourAnIdiotSir Your AnIdiot

    WHO GIVES A FLYING F*CK IF HE GOT CAUGHT WITH WEED!! I HAVE 2 POSSESSION TICKETS AND A JOB AT A LAW FIRM! THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS THO.. ENOUGH WITH THE IRRELEVANT BACKGROUND INFORMATION THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH FEB 26th...LATI***** MUHAMMAD TRY RESEARCHING METHODS FOR SUICIDE AND DO US ALL A FAVOR

    • PoliticoJames

       boy, that must be tiring, following your ambulance chasing boss....... what do you run the 40 in?  just curious,

      ~james

  • Mushdagrt

    Irrelevant.....so what he was suspended, this doesnt having any baring on what that idiot did..

  • Mushdagrt

    Misidentified? Profiled is a more accurate word...

  • Annelli

    Who cares? What does that have to do with Zimmerman being arrested for murdering this young man in cold blood?? 

  • Missburdines

    The school didn't say he had marijuana, but the bag appeared or smelled as there had been marijuana. Don't forget a drug and alcoholic test performed of the body of Trayvon was NEGATIVE for Drugs and marijuana. So, that settles that. Perhaps Zimmerman was on drugs , alsohol or marijuana ....NO ONE TESTED HIM, THE SHOOTER!

    • PoliticoJames

       where did you get access to a MINOR'S medical records?  I mean, c'mon....we're all crying that this is a child, and yet....you have his medical records?  Isn't it ILLEGAL to discuss a MINOR'S medical record?  See.....emotions will always drive the conversation...into a dark, trap..... and wait......do you think school officials WANT to bust some kid for weed, and mess up his future?  Man......you're just sad, bro...... needy and sad... in my opinion

      ~james

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/O3VLIZYZKVQQ6AGT44LRPUW5KQ mitchell

    sucks to live in a neighborhood where you have like 49 robberies in like a year i would be looking and wandering about people i didnt know either ever see a black guy with a hoody on in 95 degree heat i have and he isnt wearing to stay warm i promise, why didnt trayvon call the cops and say hey look some dude is following me i think i need help, he did not, do blacks not call the police and why dont they if they do not, need to worry a little more about blacks killing the hell out of other blacks , jesse jackson and sharpton need to get right if they really care about the black community !

    • Am Knowing

      temp that day in sanford was 52-69.

      from the sounds of it 
      i wouldnt want to be seen black in that neighborhood!
       thank God for hoodies!!

      how are people going to complain about trademark filing the woman is smart you know someone would have gone and made a fortune off him like that

      you are hella right thoughh J.J. and A.S.  though

  • Am Knowing

    DOES THIS COUNT AS A CANNIBIS RELATED DEATH?? I THINK IT DOES 

  • TDR25_Forever

    Since when does drug possession justify the murder of an innocent, unarmed, teenager?

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