TRAYVON MARTIN’S FATHER SCRUTINIZED OVER GANG-RELATED ACTIVITY. Do you believe Tracy Martin's past was purposely hidden you the Media ?

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TRAYVON MARTIN’S FATHER SCRUTINIZED OVER GANG-RELATED ACTIVITY. Do you believe Tracy Martin's past was purposely hidden you the Media ?
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Excerpted from The Washington Times — Over the last several months, much has been heard from Tracy Martin, the father of Trayvon Martin.

In February of last year, Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman, who claims that this was done in self-defense. At the time, Martin was unarmed and seventeen years old.

Since then, his history of truancy, firearms-related issues, and handling marijuana — among other things — has come to light. Nonetheless, Zimmerman was eventually charged with second-degree murder and is now standing trial.

Evidence suggests that Zimmerman suffered head injuries the night Martin died, though exactly how and why remains a mystery. What is certain, however, is that the shooting’s aftermath has been highly polarizing. It has also drawn considerable attention to the oft-overlooked central Florida port city of Sanford, where the shooting took place. In a recent interview with popular black-interest blog The Root, Tracy Martin said that “(y)ou can’t prepare your child to contend with the warped mentality of someone else. You can only teach them to be good and live by the laws of the land. George Zimmerman acted in a deranged way — and all the evidence supports that. I know how society negatively portrays black boys, and my son Trayvon wasn’t naive. He wasn’t blind to stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination. But I shouldn’t have to tell my child to fear walking to the store to get snacks just because he’s black.”

On Monday, according to Good Morning America, Tracy Martin reportedly “cursed at a supporter of George Zimmerman.

“The accusation came up as Zimmerman’s lawyer argued to have Martin’s parents banned from the courtroom since Zimmerman’s parents were not allowed to be present for the proceedings. If the judge declined to order Martin’s parents out, the lawyer asked that both sets of parents be allowed be present.”

Yesterday, right-leaning blogger Sundance of widely-read The Conservative Tree House released several photos of Tracy Martin, some of which date back to 2010.

One shows Martin posing with a crowd of people in which, according to the blog, a finger sign denoting Crips membership is visible. Another portrays him standing in a different crowd with a cityscape and raining dollar bills in the background. In these photos, Martin himself is making some sort of hand sign. Other individuals photographed are doing the same. TCTH identified said signs as gang-related.

A different set of photos features Tracy Martin speaking at a press conference after his son’s death. In the first photo, a tattoo on the side of his neck spelling an undefinable term is readily apparent. A photo taken sometime later, though, reveals that this has been replaced with another tattoo. Rather than a word, two hands clasped in traditional prayer pose are present.

“Here is what happens after the media consultant tells you the financial reward can be better if you improve your image,” Sundance writes.

Later in the article, Sundance uses scanned images of a police report and a text message conversation involving Trayvon Martin to highlight inconsistencies in Tracy Martin’s statements to law enforcement officials.

Despite all of this, the latter remains a popular figure with many social action groups who believe that George Zimmerman should be found guilty. When Robert Zimmerman, George’s brother, was asked if these groups responded to the Martin shooting in a very strong fashion due to fact or personal biases, his answer was clear. “Absolutely 100% bias,” he said. “The polite word for ‘agenda” is ‘bias.’ In the midst of an investigation, it is normal for few facts to be known because it is essential that the integrity of the investigation is maintained. There are many who profit from perpetuating the idea of racism and are clearly willing to sidestep facts and insert racial narratives because it is in their organization’s interest not to become obsolete.”

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  • sockpuppet Hillary... 2013/07/12 12:52:47
    He had a gun... why would he approach Martin to initiate physical contact? That doesn't even make sense.

    And why wouldn't an innocent black teenager call the cops? You never answered the question.
  • Hillary... sockpuppet 2013/07/12 23:32:23
    Black teenagers don't trust police in the same way that you might trust police - and for good reasons.

    Was Tryvon Martin out that night looking for someone to assault? How did he come in contact with George Zimmerman?
  • sockpuppet Hillary... 2013/07/13 00:18:07
    Police are the only answer to such problems in this country. We don't attack people physically-- we call the police. No matter what color one is, this is how it's done. Time to stop pandering to double standards and racist notions.

    He apparently hid in a bush and jumped Zimmerman. A guy with a gun isn't going to make physical contact with anyone-- that wouldn't even make sense.
  • Hillary... sockpuppet 2013/07/13 00:35:52
    "He 'APPARENTLY' hid in a bush and jumped Zimmerman." Can you think of a logical reason why someone coming drom a store after buying Skittles and Arizona Tea, would stop to hide in bushes and attack someone he didn't know?

    I believe that he (Martin) was APPRENTLY acting in self-defense when confronted by tough-guy-with-a-gun, Zimmerman.

    If it's any comfort to you, SockPuppie, the five White one Hispanic jury are of the same social, religious, and political mindset as you, and George Zimmerman will walk.

    But Karba has a way of righting wrongs. Ask O. J. Simpson.
  • sockpuppet Hillary... 2013/07/13 00:39:57
    Self-defense doesn't mean attacking someone for following you. :O)

    Betting Z will be convicted of manslaughter for, er... political reasons.
  • Hillary... sockpuppet 2013/07/13 00:51:37
    If some "creepy" guy is following you in the middle of the night and then confront you with a gun, would you not try to defend yourself by knocking the grits out of them if you could?

    Manslaughter would be the appropriate conviction, but I am betting the Five White and One Hispanic jury let's him walk.

    Karma will be the decider at a later date.
  • sockpuppet Hillary... 2013/07/13 03:45:34
    We don't knock people to the ground for following us through a gated community. Why you would think this is justified is beyond me. :O)

    I hope they let him walk, and then I hope he sues the pants off of a dozen media outlets, race-baiters and politicians. He's lost out on a whole year because of this nonsense.

    You say "Karma" but we know you're being coy. At least have the nerve to come out and say it.
  • Hillary... sockpuppet 2013/07/13 03:56:02
    Karma. Okay, I have said it. Would Trayvon Martin be alive today had not one man vigilante George Zimmerman profiled while armed follow him around the apartment complex? What did Zimmerman mean when he told the dispatcher that he was going after him and "you know how they are?" Why didn't Zimmerman follow the dispatcher's instructions?

    Hey, Zimmerman got a jury of his peers just as O. J. Simpson got a jury of his peers in his double murder trial. O. J. walked, and so will Zimmerman -- and the racists of America will rejoice.
  • sockpuppet Hillary... 2013/07/13 04:08:21
    Karma... in what form, I wonder? Do you have any ideas along those lines? By all means, stop being coy and spell it out.

    Sounds like you were unaware of the MSM interference:

    And dispatcher's don't instruct anyone. They recommend. You know this by now.

    As I understand it, if Zimmerman walks, the racists of America will be outraged and ready to riot.
  • Hillary... sockpuppet 2013/07/13 04:22:36
    Karma - O  J  Simpson
  • sockpuppet Hillary... 2013/07/13 04:28:16
    Oh... you think Z will be arrested for something else, then.
  • Hillary... sockpuppet 2013/07/13 07:59:14
    Karma plays out in many different forms. We never really get away with doing bad things.
  • sockpuppet Hillary... 2013/07/13 12:20:35
    So you have other ideas as to what other forms this Karma thing might take? What would they be?
  • Hillary... sockpuppet 2013/07/13 21:17:19
    Oh, geeesch, sock puppet.
  • sockpuppet Hillary... 2013/07/13 22:23:31 (edited)
    Stop being coy and tell us what those karmas do when they get angry.
  • Hillary... sockpuppet 2013/07/13 22:28:05
    O. J. Simpson is locked behind bars in the sweltering Nevada desert. Wrong is usually righted, sock puppet. And it happens in many forms.I don't wish Zimmerman ill will, but he is culpable for Trayvon Martin's death and he should be held accountable.
  • CAPISCE Hillary... 2013/07/14 01:05:23
  • Hillary... CAPISCE 2013/07/14 01:10:29
    Your insert didn't come through, but I will asume that it is funny, and as George W. Bush might say, "it hit the head of the nail."
  • CAPISCE Hillary... 2013/07/14 01:12:26
    It was a painting of Kramer from Seinfeld
  • Hillary... CAPISCE 2013/07/14 01:42:48
    Oh, yeah, the N-word ranter. Whatever happened to him?
  • CAPISCE Hillary... 2013/07/14 03:16:20
    As Capisce predicted Zimmerman not guilty due to self defense not guilty
  • Hillary... CAPISCE 2013/07/14 04:26:27
    You probably would have gotten this one right, too. The guys that lynched fifteen year old Emmitt Till were set free by a jury of their "peer' too. That seems to be quite common in some parts of the country. Emmitt Teal murders Emmitt Till
  • TrickyDick Hillary... 2013/07/12 13:28:07
    And you seem to assume guilt on behalf of GZ, despite possessing no evidence what so ever! You bought into the media spin, from the very beginning! Its not too late to accept the facts and evidence, and educate yourself on who TM REALLY was based on his statements, facebook, twitter, gangsta photos of gold teeth, flashing money, found w/ tools used for burglary's, found w/ unexplained gold jewelry, his fathers gang affiliation, etc,etc! You liberals seem to discount ALL these obvious sign that point TM being anything but "an innocent child", while you are more than willing to invent/believe a completely false perception of who GZ is, without a scrap of evidence to back up your claim! Typical, nonsensical liberal mindset!
  • Hillary... TrickyDick 2013/07/12 23:39:22
    Well TrickyDickie (how appropriate), you see Trayvon Martin as a gang banger out looking for troble in the middle of the night, and poor little George Zimmerman just happened to be out patrolling the neighborhood to keep it safe from thugs (you know how they are" like Trayvon Martin. Then, out of the blue the little Black punk with the Scittles and Arizona Tea attacked poor George, knocking him to the ground and forcing poor George to pull his lethal weapon and shoot the little gang-bamger dead. In your twisted right wing view, not only is Zimmermaqn innocent on all charges, but Trayvon Martin should be convicted of felonty assault - posthumously. Yikes!
  • sockpuppet Hillary... 2013/07/13 00:19:48
    Not out looking for trouble (if I may interject) but LOOKING SUSPICIOUS. The Trayvon fan club pictures you hang on your wall are several years old.
  • Hillary... sockpuppet 2013/07/13 04:27:44
    I stopped hanging pictures on my walk when I joined the U. S. Navy, a couple of years before you were born. What id zimmerman find suspicious about Trayvon Martin?

    Would this guy have looked suspicious? Clarence Thomas
  • sockpuppet Hillary... 2013/07/13 04:35:54
    He's a stranger in the gated community where robberies had been taking place, and he was trying to shake Zimmerman off of his tail. Suspicious activity.

    This other guy is a bit old to be breaking into homes, and probably wise enough to avoid looking like he was fleeing from Z in the first place.
  • Hillary... sockpuppet 2013/07/13 08:06:31
    Correction: he was a stranger to "Z". And "Z" who never identified himself, was a stranger to Trayvon Martin. Trayvon Martin thought the guy following him was "creepy" possibly a pedophile. a serial killer, etc. Did Trayvon Martin have the right to defend himself or did he give up that right when he chose to be born black.

    BTW, the "bit old" Black guy is Clarence Thomas, the Antonin Scalia butt kisser.
  • sockpuppet Hillary... 2013/07/13 12:26:48
    A pedophile! :O) You really have been looking at the wrong photos of Martin!

    Would Martin have the right to "defend himself" against anyone who wasn't attacking him? No. We don't just lay hands on people in this country.

    I know who Clarence Thomas is and what he looks like. Just pointing out the obvious error you made in bringing him into this discussion.
  • HawgRid... Hillary... 2013/07/29 19:19:59
    Trayvon martin did NOT live in that community, he was a guest of his father, who also didn't live there but was only visiting his GF. Zimmerman DID live there, and cared about the crime being committed in his community!
  • Hillary... HawgRid... 2013/07/29 22:40:55
    Was Trayvon Martin committing a crime in Zimmerman's community? Did Zimmerman know that Trayvon Martin did noit live there when he observed Trayvon Martin committing crimes in his community?
  • TrickyDick Hillary... 2013/07/13 14:33:01
    You got it right NOW!! Yes TM initiated the assault on GZ! Had he not he would still be alive. He made a very poor decision!! Weaather he was up to no good or just walking home, he didn't have to let his anger for "creepy white crackers" get the best of him, and assault him! Facts are facts! Grow a brain!
  • Hillary... TrickyDick 2013/07/13 21:20:39
    George Zimmerman did not have to get out of his vehicle and accost Trayvon Martin. Had he stayed in his vehicle like the dispatcher told him, Trayvon Martin would not have been murdered, TrickyDick.
  • TrickyDick Hillary... 2013/07/14 00:51:10
    Had TM not attacked GZ and smashed his head into the sidewalk he would still be alive, and THAT is the PERTINENT fact in a self defense determination, and NOTHING ELSE!! Shouldn't got outta truck, shouldn't have followed...ALL IRRELEVENT!! TM attacked GZ and threatened his life by smashing his head...period!! Before you attempt to distract from those pertinent facts with more coulda, woulda, shoulda's, TM should never have attacked GZ, and NO it wasn't the other way around, bc why would a man with a gun physically attack someone else?? Think about it!!
  • HawgRid... Hillary... 2013/07/29 19:21:32
    And Trayvon would have robbed some of the houses in the community, since he was casing them, and 4 days after the shooting, a slim jim was found where TM had been hiding.
  • Hillary... HawgRid... 2013/07/29 22:43:44
    Trayvon Martin would have robbed some of the houses? Said George Zimmerman? How did George Zimmerman know that before he shot and murdered Trayvon Martin? Perhaps his "you know how they are" intuttion?
  • HawgRid... Hillary... 2013/07/29 19:18:08
    Not Iced tea, but Arizona watermelon drink that is used to make Purple Drank (AKA Lean).
  • Hillary... HawgRid... 2013/07/29 22:44:35
    What's the significance of that claim?
  • santa6642 2013/07/12 01:45:27
    Our double standard
  • lotusflower 2013/07/12 01:41:24 (edited)
    If obama and his cronies didn't get involved in this shooting it would have been just another dead thug.
    Happens daily in Chicago when it's black on black but its headline news when a creepy-ass-white-hispanic cracker is the shooter.

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