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Family: Pot Linked to Trayvon Martin Suspension
AP ^ | March 26, 2012

Posted on 03/26/2012 10:16:27 AM PDT by maggief

A family spokesman says slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin was suspended from school last month for having a baggie that contained marijuana residue in his book bag.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: drugs; drugwar; marijuana; pot; trayvonmarijuana; trayvonsuspension; warondrugs; wod; wodlist; wosd
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1 posted on 03/26/2012 10:16:33 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

I wonder how much the baggie contained before they found it...? Most people don’t carry “residue” in a baggie.

Just idle thoughts on a Monday morning.


2 posted on 03/26/2012 10:18:51 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: maggief

Hook me up with some plant yo.


3 posted on 03/26/2012 10:19:02 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: maggief

I see the apple doesn’t fall far from the Obama tree.


4 posted on 03/26/2012 10:19:10 AM PDT by bgill
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To: maggief

Can’t be - this is Obama’s son.


6 posted on 03/26/2012 10:19:31 AM PDT by lesko
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To: bgill

Like father like “son” ...


7 posted on 03/26/2012 10:19:56 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Maybe it is Obama’s son??


8 posted on 03/26/2012 10:20:25 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: maggief

The MSM needs to find out the truth about this issue. One paper says he was late for school - someone else says he hit a bus driver. Now this? Come on boys of the press - get a clean story...


9 posted on 03/26/2012 10:20:31 AM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: maggief
No....it's CAN'T BE! The angel baby incarnate Trayvon? "Our generation's Emmitt Till" a drug dealer? Say it 'aint so!
10 posted on 03/26/2012 10:20:44 AM PDT by montag813
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To: lesko

11 posted on 03/26/2012 10:20:52 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

So now dis goot boy has taken aswipe at the school bus driver and had weed in his possesion....Loven-It


12 posted on 03/26/2012 10:21:46 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: bgill

LOL

The tree asked for it.

BACKFIRE!


13 posted on 03/26/2012 10:22:44 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Anyone not wanting an ID or purple thumb to vote isn't worthy of voting privilege.)
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To: maggief
Related...

Was Trayvon Martin a Drug Dealer?


Them facts are pesky problems. Except for racers. They (Obama, Nutter, SANTORUM, Jackson, Sharpton, et al) are still convinced Zimmerman is to blame.

14 posted on 03/26/2012 10:23:24 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: GOPJ

He was late for school because the bus driver took
his pot and only left the residue.

That made it necessary that he hit the buss driver.


15 posted on 03/26/2012 10:24:17 AM PDT by Dan(9698)
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To: GOPJ

Kinda hard to get the facts when Uncle Eric has sealed all the records.


16 posted on 03/26/2012 10:24:33 AM PDT by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: maggief

Pot? I thought it was a skillet! </not-so-Sharpton>


17 posted on 03/26/2012 10:24:49 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1161 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: maggief

"Hayyyyy, thanks Trayvon!"

18 posted on 03/26/2012 10:25:34 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: SandyInSeattle
Most people don’t carry “residue” in a baggie.

Not unless he was selling it to his fellow students. That would seriously raise the criminality, if so. Still speculation, of course. Maybe he just smoked it at home earlier and forgot to empty his pocket.

19 posted on 03/26/2012 10:25:43 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: maggief

...as Santorum spews vile things to the world about a man who’s not yet seen one day in court and has a Dead or Alive 10K reward for his scalp.


21 posted on 03/26/2012 10:27:11 AM PDT by Miss Behave (All ways, always.)
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To: SandyInSeattle
Skittles residue?


It's 3am somewhere an evil white hispanic is hunting your little skittles additcted angel!

22 posted on 03/26/2012 10:28:11 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (3 little girls murdered by islam, Toulouse March 2012 . Time for the Final Crusade!!!!!)
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To: t1b8zs

#20 was meant for you...


23 posted on 03/26/2012 10:28:25 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1161 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: maggief

Trayvon Martin Shooter Told Cops Teenager Went For His Gun

an eyewitness, 13-year-old Austin Brown, told police he saw a man fitting Zimmerman’s description lying on the grass moaning and crying for help just seconds before he heard the gunshot that killed Martin.

The initial police report noted that Zimmerman was bleeding from the back of the head and nose, and after medical attention it was decided that he was in good enough condition to travel in a police cruiser to the Sanford, Fla., police station for questioning. He was not arrested.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/trayvon-martin-shooter-teenager-gun/story?id=16000239


24 posted on 03/26/2012 10:29:36 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Cicero

Exactly my point.

Residue is something you find in a pipe or on the floor of your car if you’re too sloppy to vacuum it out.

The baggie implies a much greater amount.


25 posted on 03/26/2012 10:30:07 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: Miss Behave

Exactly right. One expects racers to spew these vile things.

But Santorum?

No excuse.


26 posted on 03/26/2012 10:30:10 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: maggief

Meanwhile:
Teenager accused of killing British tourists told friend he had seen ‘crackers’ in the area after evening of ‘smoking and chilling’

A friend of a teenager accused of murdering two British tourists in Florida received a phone call from him just before they were shot saying he had seen the ‘crackers’, or white men, walking in the area, a court heard today.
Jermaine Bane, 21, said he regularly saw Shawn Tyson carrying a gun, and had seen him fire it into the air several times.
Tyson is accused of the murders of James Kouzaris, 24, and James Cooper, 25, who were gunned down in the impoverished Newtown area of Sarasota, Florida, in April last year.
The friends, who were holidaying with Mr Cooper’s family, drunkenly walked into a run-down public housing project known as The Courts.
It is alleged Tyson tried to rob them in the early hours of April 16, 2011, then shot them several times when they said they had no money.
They were found shirtless with their trousers round their thighs, but still both had their wallets and a small amount of money on them.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2120629/Teenager-accused-killing-British-tourists-told-friend-seen-crackers-area.html#ixzz1qFEwNdQM


27 posted on 03/26/2012 10:30:16 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Anyone not wanting an ID or purple thumb to vote isn't worthy of voting privilege.)
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To: maggief

Can’t be - the MSM paints him as a a saint, totally free from any wrongdoing, cut down in the prime of his life before he cures cancer, solves world hunger, cuts expensive cable tv rates, brings peeace to the Middle East, etc. Yes, he would go on to this in spite of Rush Limbaugh, Big Oil, FOX News, and those thug Grannies in the TEA Party.


28 posted on 03/26/2012 10:33:03 AM PDT by Made In The USA (Bacon wrapped in bacon, wrapped in bacon, wrapped in bacon...)
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To: Made In The USA

Not to mention, 14 years old for several years, at least according to the pictures the media uses.


29 posted on 03/26/2012 10:37:01 AM PDT by MizSterious (Now that Perry's out, I guess I'll just have to vote for "Generic Republican Candidate")
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To: maggief

BS! On his FB page all of his friends were asking if he really assaulted a school bus driver and then laughed encouraging him about how bad the person should’ve been beat.If that was all it was possession why are his records sealed?


30 posted on 03/26/2012 10:39:08 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: maggief

http://www.examiner.com/charleston-conservative-in-charleston-sc/trayvon-martin-s-ten-day-suspension


31 posted on 03/26/2012 10:39:55 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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"Sorry I ruined your black panther party."

32 posted on 03/26/2012 10:40:36 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: kcvl

Why is MSM identifying a 13 year-old witness?


33 posted on 03/26/2012 10:43:18 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Dan(9698)
He was late for school because the bus driver took his pot and only left the residue.

The bus driver in question:


34 posted on 03/26/2012 10:44:50 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: maggief

bonfire of the vanities....


35 posted on 03/26/2012 10:44:59 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: chris_bdba

???

http://patdollard.com/2012/03/was-trayvon-martin-a-drug-dealing-gangbanger/

Needs some “plant”


36 posted on 03/26/2012 10:46:11 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Dan(9698)

Damn, That ties it all together. Why didn’t I think of that. This is brilliant detective work. LOL


37 posted on 03/26/2012 10:47:48 AM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: Snickering Hound

“Hey man, don’t bogart that joint.”


38 posted on 03/26/2012 10:50:59 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: maggief

Maybe to let the agitators know who to make uncomfortable.


39 posted on 03/26/2012 10:52:35 AM PDT by pepperhead (Kennedys float, Mary Jos don't)
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To: maggief

From your link....

Even though Trayvon was only 17, he already was sporting gold teeth, and several large tattoos. This one was on his wrist, apparently of his girlfriend’s mother’s name.

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This is just bizarro.

WHO? Who gets a tattoo of your girlfriend’s mothers’s name?

I guess it would be the same people who get “goal teef”.


40 posted on 03/26/2012 10:54:32 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: maggief

(CNN Howard) Kurtz wondered how MSNBC could allow Sharpton to participate in the rally and subsequently cover the event for his MSNBC show. “How on earth can Al Sharpton go there, be an activist, stand with the parents, and he asks people to contribute money, and he went to the Justice Department with the parents of Trayvon Martin. And then he does his [MSNBC] show, and then he speaks at the rally again. He’s covering himself,” Kurtz said. “How can MSNBC allow that?”

MSNBC, for its part, would seem to have planned for this kind of role for Sharpton from the start of his career there.

“We are breaking the mold,” president Phil Griffin told the New York Times in September. “Anything he does on the streets, he can talk about on air — we won’t hide anything.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/26/howard-kurtz-al-sharpton-msnbc-trayvon-martin_n_1379300.html


41 posted on 03/26/2012 10:56:56 AM PDT by kcvl
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(CNN Howard) Kurtz wondered how MSNBC could allow Sharpton to participate in the rally and subsequently cover the event for his MSNBC show. “How on earth can Al Sharpton go there, be an activist, stand with the parents, and he asks people to contribute money, and he went to the Justice Department with the parents of Trayvon Martin. And then he does his [MSNBC] show, and then he speaks at the rally again. He’s covering himself,” Kurtz said. “How can MSNBC allow that?”

MSNBC, for its part, would seem to have planned for this kind of role for Sharpton from the start of his career there.

“We are breaking the mold,” president Phil Griffin told the New York Times in September. “Anything he does on the streets, he can talk about on air — we won’t hide anything.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/26/howard-kurtz-al-sharpton-msnbc-trayvon-martin_n_1379300.html

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Connecting the dots ...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2863997/posts

Howard Kurtz Wonders ‘How on Earth’ MSNBC Lets Al Sharpton Be Both Activist and Anchor...
NewsBusters ^ | March 26, 2012 | Matt Hadro

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704588404575123404191464126.html

March 17, 2010

Obama’s New Partner: Al Sharpton

http://articles.nydailynews.com/2011-04-06/news/29404853_1_national-action-network-obama-and-sharpton-african-american

President Obama looks to Rev. Al Sharpton for help in 2012 reelection bid
BY JONATHAN LEMIRE
DAILY NEWS CITY HALL BUREAU
Wednesday, April 06, 2011

44 posted on 03/26/2012 11:13:22 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief
AP has the same report.

The reporter left us to wonder at a new reason for expulsion ~ "caught with an empty bag of marijuana'.

Think about that one a bit.

Here in Fairfax you actually get expelled for having an "unknown" pill, even aspirin, but if you had an "empty bag of aspirin pills' they wouldn't expel you ~ but this school system in Florida is undoubtedly giving the others ideas!

45 posted on 03/26/2012 11:21:30 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: maggief

That one has been floating around, in and out of FR, but no one has indicated if it has any legitimacy.


46 posted on 03/26/2012 11:25:22 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Let’s just slow down here.

We were told he was suspended for being in an “unauthorized area”.

Now his parents say it was an empty bag with pot residue.

If I’m not supposed to believe Zimmerman and a few other eyewitnesses, I’m not jumping to believe the young man’s father’s version of this story.

Let’s just wait.


47 posted on 03/26/2012 11:37:54 AM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: GOPJ

The press is working as hard as they can at not working as hard as they can on this.


48 posted on 03/26/2012 11:41:44 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (If case you are wondering, I'm supporting Newt.)
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To: SandyInSeattle

What irritates me is this:

“fresh-faced, innocent looking teenager”

At a ‘west end’ bar [now defunct] the most successful ‘dealer’ was a kid who looked for all the world like Howdy Doody.

I am not exaggerating.

He was so virginal, clean cut, down home, mom & apple pie, All American you’d NEVER suspect he was dealing dope on a huge scale.

Being the rube that I am, I only found out what he was after asking why the local yutes were so enamored with this red haired, pasty faced, freckled ‘cracker’ that they nearly broke their own legs, jumping up to greet him every time he came through the door.

Imagine my surprise.

He looked like every kid in our HS FFA program.
[frankly, I always wondered how he even got in the place to begin with because he looked to be about 16, at best]

“Looks” mean absolutely nothing.

Villainy wears no deadlier guise than that of virtue.


49 posted on 03/26/2012 11:42:28 AM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind)
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To: Williams
Probably. "Empty Bag" claims by school officials should always be accepted reluctantly if at all.

Remember, these will be the same public school authorities who also claim neither they nor the teachers can tell the difference between an aspirin and roofies.

That problem is rather nationwide ~

50 posted on 03/26/2012 11:43:21 AM PDT by muawiyah
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