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By Jack Kelly
In the latest news surrounding the tragic case of Trayvon Martin, we learn that Trayvon had traces of THC in his system. For those of you who are unaware, THC is the active ingredient in Marijuana. So in other words, Trayvon was smoking weed sometime around the time he was shot. As with every aspect surrounding this case, this tidbit of information has become twisted as a broader point in the actual shooting. Like everything in our country, this case has become political; conservatives have been, in general, sympathetic to the alleged shooter George Zimmerman or at least more sympathetic to his ‘fear’ of life claim, while liberals are enraged by the shooting and have made Trayvon a symbol of everything wrong with a variety of laws and problems in America.
For some, the shooting of Trayvon Martin symbolizes a flaw with current gun laws in some states, such as the ‘Stand Your Ground Laws’ that are active in Florida, while other’s see the death of Trayvon as another example of continued racial tensions within our society. But this latest piece of news has added another controversial sphere to this evolving and increasingly, muddled case. Again, this has become political, at least subtly. It is conceivable some conservatives could insinuate that because Martin had Marijuana in his system, this somehow validates his killing, in combination with other fictitious examples they site.
Some of the more notable examples conservatives have opined upon as a factor in his own death and other distorted excuses for Zimmerman to pull the trigger, are the ‘hoodie’ Travon was wearing and a self-defense excuse, even though he followed Trayvon after being told not to by the police dispatcher. Now, with Trayvon having Marijuana in his system, some conservatives have suggested Zimmerman must be innocent. But how? Just because Trayvon was using Marijuana this makes him more culpable in his own death? This is nonsense. ……READ MORE“