This is ridiculous:
Trayvon Martin, the teenager whose shooting death has sparked a national uproar, was suspended from school last month for having a baggie that contained marijuana residue in his book bag, a family spokesman said Monday. “There was no substance found. There was a baggie that school officials believe may have formerly contained marijuana. There was no arrest or citation from the police,” Ryan Julison said. Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, suggested in comments at a news conference that the marijuana residue report was aimed at smearing her dead child.
“They killed my son and now they’re trying to kill his reputation,” she said.
Toxicology test results were still pending on the body of Martin, 17, who was shot Feb. 26 inside a gated community in the central Florida city of Sanford by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. Martin was visiting his father in Sanford while he was suspended by Miami-Dade schools. He was unarmed.
Zimmerman has not been charged in Martin’s death and claims self-defense.
He told police that Martin knocked him down with a single punch and slammed his head into the sidewalk several times before he shot him, according to The Orlando Sentinel. Report: Police report details Zimmerman, witness accounts Martin’s killing has ignited racial tensions. Martin was black; Zimmerman’s father is white and his mother Hispanic.
Also Monday, Florida’s Department of Juvenile Justice confirmed that Martin does not have a juvenile offender record. The information came after a public records request by The Associated Press.
Turn the page to see this “Joe Oliver” guy defend George Zimmerman.