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The Ugly Truth About Trayvon Martin

There is one reason and one reason alone that Trayvon Martin is dead today and that reason is he attacked a man with a licensed firearm who used it. It’s not pretty – it’s not pleasant – but it’s true.

George Zimmerman did not jump (read attack) Martin. Just the opposite. Martin attacked him. All else notwithstanding, Martin jumped Zimmerman for no defendable reason, and he paid the ultimate price for his ill-conceived decision.

George Zimmerman did not kill Martin because of the color of his skin, and it is a damnable lie to claim otherwise. George Zimmerman shot and killed Martin because Martin was attacking and beating him. The ugly truth is just that simple. To raise the specter of skin color and to clothe the event in vestiges of racialization and a zeitgeist of rampant racism is nothing more than an attempt to obfuscate that single, salient truth.

George Zimmerman was a member of his neighborhood watch. The function of a neighborhood watch is to watch and report suspicious and/or unlawful activities taking place in a particular neighborhood. It was dark, it was raining, and Martin appeared to be acting suspiciously. A neighborhood watch volunteer following for purposes of observation and giving the police accurate information is not an assault on color. I submit it is inculcated denial to not recognize this.

The jury might have been prevented from hearing certain facts about Martin, but those of us in the public weren’t. Space doesn’t permit me to detail all in print as I will in on-air interviews, but suffice it to say the figurative exhumation of Martin in the image of Emmett Till is an affront to even the most ignorant of racialists and morally opprobrious in the truest definition, but it’s obviously not out of character for those eager to do same.

Emmett Till was the 14-year-old young man who was brutally murdered and mutilated specifically because of his skin color after he allegedly engaged flirtatiously with a 21-year-old white woman who owned a store in Money, Mississippi.

For Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder to now announce the Department of Justice (DOJ) is opening an investigation to see if Martin’s civil rights were violated by George Zimmerman is cruel irony. Holder refused to have the DOJ investigate much less prosecute one of the most undeniably grievous incidents of civil rights violations since the end of Jim Crow. I’m speaking of the New Black Panthers voter intimidation in Philadelphia, PA in 2008.

I returned home to Florida Saturday after spending some three weeks on the road. About two hours after the jury in the George Zimmerman trial handed down the “not guilty” verdict, as I was exiting my local pharmacy, I overheard a man say, with a degree of sarcasm, to the man with him “They feel if we don’t care about killing ourselves why should they?”

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he man, who happened to be an American of color, was wrong. We (read Americans) do care that blacks are killing themselves in record numbers. It’s those they extol as so-called leaders who do not care.

Holder isn’t having the DOJ look into the civil rights of the more than 200 people killed in Chicago so far this year. Jesse Jackson lives in Chicago, but he isn’t leading any marches or protests against the black-on-black murders there. And perhaps it’s out of respect for territory, but Al Sharpton isn’t leading any there either. Sarcasm intended.

A report released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics shows 8,000-9,000 blacks are murdered in the United States each year, and 93 percent of those murders are committed by other blacks.

How many of those families have Obama, Holder, Jackson, Sharpton, or the same media trollops who are fanning the flames of “It’s because Martin was black,” spoken out regarding those ugly statistics?

Those who emphasize that Martin was unarmed should be asked “what if he had been?” If Martin was violent enough to attack and beat George Zimmerman when Martin didn’t have a weapon – what would he have done were he to have had one?

No parents should outlive their children. To do so creates a vacuum of inconsolable loss. And certainly the Martin family is suffering from the loss of their son. But specific to that point, it is a transpicuous and vulgar display of race-mongering by mobocrats who use race as currency to validate their own existence.

Like it or not, agree or not, Martin made a decision to behave like a common street thug and gangsta when he attacked George Zimmerman. That decision speaks volumes about his character, (or lack thereof). There is an attempt to portray Martin as worthy of deification, but I submit that he chose to attack another person for what amounts to no reason at all and that speaks volumes pursuant to his real character.

How many reading this have children who would physically attack someone for the reasons Martin did? I know, without hesitation, that my son wouldn’t. The ugly truth is that Martin was given to the violent mentality of thinking he could bully a white person, and it cost him his life.

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164 Responses to The Ugly Truth About Trayvon Martin

  1. Jsmith July 15, 2014 at 1:06 pm #

    The initial police report from the night of the shooting lists Martin’s height as 6’0″ (1.83 m) and weight as 160 lb (73 kg). Zimmerman estimated Martin’s height at 5’11″ to 6’2″ on the night of the shooting. The morning after the shooting, an autopsy found that Martin’s body was 5’11″ (1.80 m) long and weighed 158 lb (72 kg). Other values for Martin’s height of 6’2″ (1.88 m) and 6’3″ (1.91 m), and weight of no more than 150 lb (68 kg), were reported as being given by Martin’s family.
    Zimmerman’s weight was shown as 185 pounds (84 kg) on his Seminole County Sheriff’s Office Inmate Booking Information on April 11, 2012, the date of his arrest.

    • Mychal Massie July 15, 2014 at 1:55 pm #

      jsmith: and your point is what…

  2. Joyce Willis June 8, 2014 at 1:28 pm #

    A wonderful truthful article! Well done and God Bless+

    • Mychal Massie June 9, 2014 at 2:18 pm #

      joyce willis: thk you…

  3. Lana Boleyjack May 26, 2014 at 3:08 am #

    I'd love to believe this, but I actually followed this case, and Trayvon couldn't have possibly beat up George Zimmerman. There is a clear size difference. And you forget to mention the police call audio where Zimmerman clearly calls Trayvon a Nigger, not to mention the police told him not to approach Trayvon. And then there's the audio of Trayvon screaming "help" two or three times before the gunshot rang out. Why would a 100 something pound boy attack a 200-300 something pound man while screaming for someone to help him? This case, no matter what anyone says, is clearly about racial profiling. I don't think Zimmeman meant to kill him. I think he expected for Trayvon to be up to something because he was a black male wearing a hoodie. I mean let's be honest: society has trained us to be suspicious of black males whose faces are covered. That's the truth. You can't dispute the evidence

    • Mychal Massie May 27, 2014 at 1:26 pm #

      lana boleyjack: who are you and what planet are you from…nothing you have said is even close to the truth…

  4. Chris Topher February 19, 2014 at 2:17 am #

    Mr. Massie, you are an Uncle Tom in the truest sense of the word and for you to express what you have in this article is nothing short of shameful…

    • Mychal Massie February 19, 2014 at 4:28 pm #

      chris topher: the first rule of insults is to make sure the person you are attempting to insult remotely cares what you think or have to say…specific to that point I couldn’t care less what you have to say…

  5. Cesar September 6, 2013 at 6:14 pm #

    White person? Zimmerman was nowhere near white.

    • denim nigga October 28, 2013 at 12:52 am #

      @Cesar. dont pin that he aint no where near white shit that he was full hispanic.. he white washed cause of his white daddy u dumbass!

      • Mychal Massie October 28, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

        denim nigga: you might want to take better advantage of that free public school you apparently dropped out of…you are embarrassingly incapable of making a reasoned and/or cogent point…aren’t you ashamed at your inability to comment in a more coherent manner…

  6. Shauntay August 22, 2013 at 4:47 pm #

    This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever read and I can’t believe you even felt the need to post this trash. Zimmerman had no right to follow Martin in the first place point blank period. Had Zimmerman followed directions and went on about his business instead of playing toy cop this tragedy would have never took place. There was a reason he was denied by the police academy several times. He is obviously power struck and I can only hope to god he receives the justice that is due to him ;). Whether you want to believe it or not we all know for a fact if Martin was a young white man and Zimmerman was black there is no way in hell this case would have ever went this way. You can turn a blind eye all you want but we all know for a fact that was Martin screaming, begging for someone to please help him while that grown 200lb man was attacking him. Had he took his desperate ass home as the 911 operator instructed this would have never happened. Not only did he disregard her warning and continue to pursue Martin he proceeded to get out of his vehicle and follow Martin on foot. The Zimmerman’s should have had to burry their son when it was all said and done if anything!

    • Lance September 15, 2013 at 11:54 am #

      Typical brainwashed response. The police official from Virginia testified that Zimmerman was turned down for the police academy simply because of bad credit, NOT for bad character. Witness Jonathan Good said he saw Martin on TOP of Zimmerman, and the police testified Zimmerman’s back was covered with grass. When Zimmerman shot Martin he was not even 200ibs. He picked up weight later. The school Martin was in had found stolen property in his locker and a burglary tool. He had social media text messages filled with violent sexist comments. The specific type of “iced tea” he had was part a “cocktail” recipe that is designed for people to get high. The recipe called for Skittles, Arizona, and codeine. He had posts online even talking about this and was the exact stuff he bought at the store save for the codeine. He was into MMA and had recently gained a very violent reputation. So what if Zimmerman was patrolling after Martin? Whether he was told to or not (and he was told they didn’t NEED him to do that, NOT ordered to cease pursuit), he didn’t break any laws on that. That doesn’t give Martin an excuse to attack him. Zimmerman had every right to follow Martin but, because so many morons online have been brainwashed by the media they parrot BS without even knowing the law. I don’t think either one of them set out to kill the other that night but, when you start shit up like Martin did, you get what you deserve.

  7. Barbara B Brown August 6, 2013 at 11:47 pm #

    Bill Sears, I thought partially the same thing as you, that they had over-charged Zimmerman but not for the reason you stated. Another over charged one was the Casey Anthony case.. She was guilty of something but the proof wasn't there. A lesser charge may have put her in jail where she belongs.

    • Mychal Massie August 7, 2013 at 6:05 pm #

      barbara b brown: George Zimmerman was guilty of only protecting himself…the media did a good job of muddying the water to obfuscate the truth…even alan dershowitz said there was nothing to charge George on…

      • Lance September 15, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

        Amen. This was nothing more than a sneak attack via race on gun ownership. Zimmerman was supposed to have been white and get convicted. From there all people advocating pro 2nd amendment laws would be branded as “racist” (or sellouts if they were of color). It was designed to scare people away from the 2nd amendment ultimately but, they had to do it sneakily because direct calls for gun control have not worked. The plan fell apart when it was discovered Zimmerman was hispanic and he was acquitted. What’s amazing is how stupid and gullible people are and how they can’t see through this kind of con job.

  8. Neg Roholocaust August 3, 2013 at 10:13 pm #

    black people teach each other to be criminals. if a black person does not join a gang the other blacks beat that one. black people hate to learn they hate work and they have the lowest self esteem of any group in the world. they are envious of every race and so they hate every other race and try to attack and hurt other races and even themselves because of their self hate and mental illness. they are developmentally disabled which is why they have a lazy mumbling form of speech termed ebonics. they are cowards overall and will only go after a lone white if there are at least 4 of them. and even then if the lone white fights back they run that's why they sneak up on them. they will never improve as a race but will murder each other to extinction or be killed by whites like gz defending themselves. thank God I am not black.

  9. Greg July 28, 2013 at 7:25 pm #

    It is a travesty that Trayvon Martin is dead, no question about it. Had Trayvon told Zimmerman that he’d sit right there and wait for the police to arrive to settle the matter of whether he was doing anything wrong (which is what I would have done), then he would be alive today.

    President Obama likened himself to Martin, therefore in response to Mychal’s question, I suppose President Obama would attack someone for the reasons that Martin did… Zimmerman is half white, Obama is half white, but Obama identified himself with Martin. Surely the President of the United States is not a racist, so I can only assume that he identified with Martin because Martin’s character (or lack thereof) and not for the color of his skin.

  10. Cindy Hampton July 27, 2013 at 9:58 pm #

    Crystal Swinton I am very sure you have taught your son manners when asked a question by an adult he answers and is not evasive as this young man did. Your son would have gone to his destination and not have returned to beat this man. GZ was observing and giving information to the police. The information we know now that TM was involved in past criminal activity and drug use. He should have done like his friend Rachel suggested to go home he would be alive today. This whole case was a distraction to keep the public blindsided from what was really happening in Washington.

  11. Becky Buckwalter July 25, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

    Dena E. Casey
    Had Martin not been EXPELLED from school for at least three incidents of criminal behavior, by the way, for which he was not charged/prosecuted – because local authorities were trying to portray a down-turn in school crime, he more than likely would be breathing today!!!

    • Mychal Massie July 25, 2013 at 2:01 pm #

      becky buckwalter: you make valid point…

    • Shauntay August 22, 2013 at 4:53 pm #

      What does him being expelled from school have to do with Zimmerman following him even after he was instructed to stand down from the police? Please help me see what that has to do with anything? I guess every teenager you have come across in this lifetime has been perfect including yourself.

      • Deana September 4, 2013 at 1:46 am #

        Shauntay I’m sorry but if you had actually listened to the 911 call you would know that GZ was already out of his car following TM when the dispatcher advised him that wasn’t needed. You would know that he stopped following TM and was walking back to his car. You would know that GZ had lost sight of TM and didn’t know where he was anymore. And you would know that TM had followed GZ and attacked him. GZ did what he was advised to do and all of this STILL happened because TM didn’t do what his friend advised him to do. He followed GZ and attacked him. Both made bad decisions, and while I hate the way things ended, if I were being attacked by someone, I would protect myself as well.

        • Mychal Massie September 4, 2013 at 7:09 pm #

          denana: you described what happened…but I’m at a lost to understand how George made a mistake…I argue he did exactly what he should have before and after the 911 call…

      • Lance September 15, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

        Has every applicant to a police academy been perfect then? Hypocrisy.

  12. Betty Busby July 25, 2013 at 4:58 am #

    I agree, both sides. However, I expect George has had his share of discrimination, but to Obama that isn't relevant as George isn't black, just half Hispanic.

    • Mychal Massie July 26, 2013 at 4:46 pm #

      betty busby: good point…

  13. Tammala Froman July 24, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

    Lynn Brown Fazz I agree with you. I spent lived in a racially mixed poor area as a child in Seattle and was raise to believe that no matter the color of our skin, we were all in this together.
    This president has in my opinion set out to divide us as a people and if it was race, he would find something else to use. Race relations have fallen apart. Been set back by decades.
    I can only hope and pray someone will step up to bring our different communities back to a point of co-existence. Instead of being manipulated to fight each other we should be working together to fix what is wrong an Obama should be the one who leads that effort, but I have no hope of that.

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