Monday, March 26, 2012

Not So Saintly

It turns out that Trayvon Martin was a bit more complicated that the paragon of saintliness that the left has portrayed.
According to the report, on Oct. 21 staffers monitoring a security camera at Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School spotted Trayvon and two other students writing “W.T.F.,” an acronym for “What the f---,” on a hallway locker, according to schools police. The security employee, who knew Trayvon, confronted the teen and looked through his bag for the graffiti marker.

Trayvon’s backpack contained 12 pieces of jewelry, in addition to a watch and a large flathead screwdriver, according to the report, which described the screwdriver as a burglary tool.

Trayvon was asked if the jewelry, which was mostly women’s rings and earrings, belonged to his family or a girlfriend. 

“Martin replied it’s not mine. A friend gave it to me,” according to the report. Trayvon declined to name the friend. 

School police impounded the jewelry and sent photos of the items to detectives at Miami-Dade police for further investigation. 

“Martin was suspended, warned and dismissed for the graffiti,” according to the report prepared by Miami-Dade Schools Police.

That suspension was followed four months later by another one, in February, in which Trayvon was caught with an empty plastic bag with traces of marijuana in it, the boy’s family’s attorney has confirmed. A schools police report obtained by The Miami Herald specifies two items: a bag with marijuana residue and a “marijuana pipe.”

The suspension was the third for the teen. On Monday, the family also acknowledged Trayvon had earlier been suspended for tardiness and truancy.
Three suspensions in a relatively short interval of time? This doesn't paint a picture of a young man whose life was on a particularly promising trajectory.

Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are too deeply invested in this now to have permitted themselves any escape route. From here on out, they will be tied inextricably to The New Black Panthers and whatever horrors their involvement yields.
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