My response to this post is in moderation so I’m posting it here. but read the post first please.
“Ok, I admit I maybe would have taken something if it was easy, I was no angel back then. But that night I hadn’t done anything”
this sentence- sentiment, is exactly what went wrong with this whole case. the defendant thought he knew what Trayvon was about, the defense lawyers thought they knew who Trayvon was, the media thought they knew who Trayvon was and the jury thought they could read Trayvon’s mind. everyone thought the worst about this kid. why? why would anyone believe the worst about a dead kid without ANY proof what so ever? I wouldn’t, especially in a situation like this.
I would never think that about that particular young kid I saw dead, laid out on the ground with a hollow point stuck in HIS heart- NOT in the defendant’s heart. If the bullet was in the defendant’s heart maybe i’d think differently, since it takes a special kinda person to carry a gun, locked and loaded, with the attitude openly displayed to the NEN dispatcher, to then follow an individual he himself identified as a teenager. it takes a special kinda man to believe he had the right to say and do ALL the things he admits to before the killing and afterwards. so it wasn’t the kid with the questionable behavior like the defendant wants us to believe.
It was the one with the gun. the one with the violent criminal past. not the one with the bullet in his heart. that one was a 17yo walking home from the store with skittles and soda, with a pink heart shaped sticker on his phone, wearing a cheap kid’s blue plastic watch on his slight wrist, and sweatshirt and khakis who made the effort to rolled up the cuffs of his pants that day.
it’s just a shame people have swallowed the defense’s blame the victim narrative hook line and sinker. it’s a shame no one got up on the stand and defended this kid’s character, his honor. it’s a shame no one mentioned the killer’s reputation for harassing others and documented aggression. instead the victim’s supposed, suspected, imagined criminality was inferred and apparently believed by everyone with a voice in this case!