Lawyers defending the neighborhood watch volunteer charged in the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin have launched a “witch hunt” by seeking Martin’s school and social media records, the family’s lawyer said on Monday.
“I think certainly it is a witch hunt to try to find something to attack the character of a dead child and it’s completely irrelevant because his school records had nothing to do with him (George Zimmerman) shooting Trayvon Martin in the heart on February 26,” said Martin family attorney Ben Crump.
Zimmerman lawyer Mark O’Mara announced on his website last week that he had subpoenaed Martin’s entire school file from the Miami-Dade public school district, including test scores, any disciplinary actions and attendance records.
Since day one the Martin Family has been depicting Trayvon Martin as an angelic little boy who was just out for a walk to get some candy and a soda, who was gunned down in cold blood by George Zimmerman, who they have attempted to depict as a racist loose cannon.
Of course the facts of the case point that this is false. Zimmerman doesn’t even have a speeding ticket to his name, is from an amazingly diverse family and community, and was severely injured before he fired a single shot into Martin’s heart while Martin was beating his head into the concrete sidewalk.
We know Martin had drugs in his system at the time of the attack, he of course was not the small boy shown in the various stock photos and marketing items, and he was shot on a school night miles from his school district because he was under suspension.
The evidence points one way, but hard evidence is needed for a trial, and of course the Martin side has been on an over-zealous lynch mob since the start. Now two wrongs don’t make a right, so I hope the Zimmerman defense team uses discretion in the information acquired. I don’t think its very relevant if Martin was a bad student, or even if he was cutting class, as that doesn’t mean much in this case.
But if Martin had troubles with drugs, violence, and other serious crimes that points to a certain character and helps us see what his motivations might have been, and could GREATLY support George Zimmerman’s consistent and supported story.
This is not a witch hunt, this is keeping an innocent man out of prison by showing all the facts!
h/t Mrs. Weer’d