It's a safe bet that most Americans know more about Trayvon Martin, the black teenager killed in a scuffle with George Zimmerman in Florida last year than they do about the death of our Ambassador and three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya last September.
It's also a safe bet that what most Americans know about Trayvon Martin is wrong. Racebaiters and their media accomplices did their best to portray Trayvon as an innocent lamb gunned down by a racist vigilante. Democrats embraced this image and amplified it. Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Georgia) said Trayvon "was executed for 'WWB' in a 'GC.' Walking While Black in a Gated Community."
Obama even got into the act saying "If I had a son he would look like Trayvon." Really? The majority of photographs we see of Trayvon were taken years before his death. They give the impression of an innocent, if not angelic, teen. One photo, which was widely used on posters and T shirts was photoshopped to soften Trayvon's features and skin tone.
But the real Trayvon, the one who showed up in Zimmerman's neighborhood on that fateful night looked like this:
|Is this Obama's "son?" The real Trayvon Martin minutes before his death.|
Some of those forbidden images show Trayvon smoking pot and showing a gun:
|Images from Trayvon Martin's cell phone. Not the innocent lamb he is portrayed to be.|
The Martin family worries that releasing photos and texts showing the real Trayvon might prejudice the jury. But isn't that exactly what has been happening here against the defendant? Will justice be served?