George Zimmerman, the killer of Trayvon Martin, didn’t know anything about his victim when he got out of his car Feb. 26. Still, he thought he knew enough to accost the unarmed 17-year-old as he made his way back to his father’s girlfriend’s apartment on that rainy night. Now that Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder, he is doing his best to make his victim look like he got what he deserved.
As we all know, Trayvon was staying with his dad’s girlfriend in Sanford, Fla., after he’d been suspended from school. But Mark O’Mara, Zimmerman’s attorney, will ask a judge next week to consider a motion to order subpoenas for Trayvon’s school records and his social media accounts.
Trayvon’s school records are irrelevant. What might be gleaned from Trayvon’s Facebook and Twitter accounts is irrelevant. As we all know, the photos that filled the Web in the weeks after his killing that purported to show a thug-loving Trayvon turned out to be fakes.
My heart goes out to “Witness 9.” She suffered abuse that she says traumatized her, and she suffered in silence. It wasn’t until 2005 that she said she told her sister. Zimmerman was later confronted at a pizzeria in Florida. He apologized and left. These allegations brand Zimmerman a predator and a creep. But they aren’t relevant to Zimmerman’s current predicament.
Nor are Trayvon’s school records relevant to Zimmerman’s current predicament.
“Trayvon’s parents maintain that his school records and Facebook page are completely irrelevant to George Zimmerman’s decision to get out of his car to profile, pursue, and shoot their son in the heart on February 26, 2012,” said Benjamin Crump, attorney to Trayvon’s parents. “How does George Zimmerman’s review of Trayvon Martin’s high school and middle school records and Facebook page bear any relevance to Zimmerman’s decision to pull the trigger and kill a seventeen year old child?”
Not a damned thing. Honor student or D-student, Trayvon had a right to get home with his bag of Skittles and iced tea.