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:

    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:


    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:

    Still, with everything up in the air, big-name celebrities, such as Oprah, and still calling for the arrest of Zimmerman:

    What do you think of all this news? Does it change your mind?