Trayvon Gets Complicated: Pot, Alleged Attacks, and a Bounty
The Trayvon Martin case got wildly complex on Monday, with allegations of drug use, a bounty on the shooter’s head, and a witness claiming that Martin was actually doing the attacking.
New evidence from witnesses of the crime that night say it was George Zimmerman, the 28-year-old neighborhood watchman who shot Martin, who was actually being attacked:
— Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) March 26, 2012
The story gets even more complicated by the fact that Martin was suspended for marijuana residue in his bag. This has stoked the perennial debate over marijuana and if it’s relevant to the case at hand:
Family says Trayvon Martin suspended for marijuana residue in bag; they don’t think it’s connected to death: t.co/EdyTkBdK -EF
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 26, 2012
Despite complications in the evidence, an extremist group, the New Black Panthers, have apparently offered up a bounty on Zimmerman’s head, dead or alive. Activist Jesse Jackson has repudiated the vigilanti scheme:
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) March 26, 2012
Still, with everything up in the air, big-name celebrities, such as Oprah, and still calling for the arrest of Zimmerman:
Tragedy and SHAME that Zimmerman hasn’t been arrested .
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) March 26, 2012
What do you think of all this news? Does it change your mind?