“They’ve killed my son, now they want to kill his reputation.”

This was said by Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin yesterday during a press conference in central Florida in response to the unearthing of Trayvon’s past. Now, there are some who are trying to hold Trayvon in a negative light.

According to recent reports, Trayvon was suspended from Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School for possession of an empty marijuana bag.

As if to say the fact that an innocent young man was killed by a paranoid, self righteous neighborhood watchman who thought his attire merited a bullet in his back, pails in comparison to Trayvon’s school suspension record.

What the leaked reports try to do is look for flaws in Trayvon’s character. Surely, a kid who was suspended from school a few times could be a suspicious person in the eyes of a neighborhood watch dog- I mean, police officer.

As if a neighborhood watch police officer could really see that just by looking at a person. Excuses. Excuses. Excuses.

Let’s be clear about this: Trayvon and his suspension from school, for whatever reason, is irrelevant and does not overshadow the wya he was murdered.

The only purpose for this negative attention is to damage Trayvon’s name in the hopes that it can 1.) soften the controversy and 2.) Depict Trayvon as a troubled youth, someone who might be up to no good because of a suspension related to drug paraphernalia.

Trayvon was only walking home from a corner store in the gated community where Zimmerman patrolled. Trayvon was visiting his dad, at the home of his dad’s fiancée.

He was 17 years old, unarmed, Black, wearing a hoodie, with a bag of Skittles and an Arizona Iced Tea in his hand. His life was taken away by a man who referred to blacks as “coons” and said Trayvon “looked suspicious.”

Zimmerman walks the streets with the only thing keeping him safe is a backwards law which holds no weight in the situation.

Here is the 911 call– with no doubt, Trayvon is pleading for his life.

These are the only facts that matter. An empty dimebag supposedly found on him? Meaningless.

When will the lies and the corruption of this system end. This cannot die down until the little justice that is left is served.

These findings do nothing but get the supporters of Trayvon more determined to bring Trayvon’s murderer into custody.


  1. Comment This story has truly broken my heart & my deepest condolences & prayers got to his parents. Harris Stowe State University is holding a rally in honor of this young man. Our school cares & we are apart of the movement to bring justice for Trayvon.

  2. This is truly a deep story. I pray for his famiy as they fight for justice.

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