One of the biggest questions during the whole portrayal of the Trayvon Martin killing has been “Why does the media keep showing photos of Trayvon at a much younger age?”
Trayvon’s online accounts and sources close to the Martin family shine some light on this question.
The media has reported on multiple instances that Trayvon was currently at his father’s house because he was suspended for ten days from school. On Monday, a source close to the Martin family states “Trayvon was suspended because school officials found a baggy in his school bag with marijuana in it.” Suddenly this “innocent little boy” in the media does not seem so innocent.
Upon researching Trayvon, the internet is flooded with photographs of Trayvon with gold teeth and tattoos on his arms.
Multiple pictures were also released showing Trayvon’s Facebook, Myspace, and Twitter accounts where friends are asking him for drugs, or displaying pictures of Trayvon with blunts to “smoke in his memory.”
His Twitter account name @No_Limit_Nigga is also displayed with instances involving drug use and violence against a bus driver.
This would shine a light on Zimmerman’s report of a “suspicious person… I think he is on something.” However, Trayvon’s family and the media portray Martin as an innocent victim. We do not know what happened between the end of the 911 call from Zimmerman and the fight between the two, which still prompts many individuals to question exactly what happened.
Zimmerman claims he was walking back to his truck when Trayvon attacked him from behind. The media says that Zimmerman chased after Trayvon and attacked him. Still, there are too many unknown aspects of this story for any one to claim they know exactly what happened.
Trayvon's mother announced "the only problem is... they killed my son, and now they are trying to kill his reputation." Another speaker says the suspension is irrelevant to the issue on February 26, 2012.