The author lost me at this point: “the immense dignity of the young mans parents.”
What dignity? Trademarking your punk son’s name so that you can make money off of his death is not dignity. Nor is running around playing the bereaved parent of a departed saint when you knew full well that your son was a gangsta wannabe who didn’t simply run with the wrong crowd — he was the wrong crowd.
Dignity has integrity. Snoop Dog Martin’s parents have neither.
I think the DNC has been polling this story since it broke and does not like the direction it has taken in public opinion, and will now try to extracate themselves from it. Kinda hard to do, though, when your own President has jumped into the fray. So under the bus goes Sharpton.
“Trademarking your punk sons name so that you can make money off of his death is not dignity. Nor is running around playing the bereaved parent of a departed saint when you knew full well that your son was a gangsta wannabe who didnt simply run with the wrong crowd he was the wrong crowd.”
If the parents had been parenting instead of being absent on the day of the incident Trayvon would likely be living and breathing today.
1. From news reports it appears Trayvon’s mother was the custodial parent. Why did she send him away to be with his father during the 10 day suspension?
2. The evening Trayvon was killed, Trayvon’s father and “fiancé” went out to dinner without Trayvon. Why wasn’t Trayvon having dinner with his father, particularly given Trayvon was going back to Mom and school the next day? Wouldn’t a caring father want to share dinner with a child he would be separated from the next day?
3. It was reported Trayvon stayed at the condo that evening to watch a basketball game. Why was a suspended student, who had multiple suspensions that year, at home without adult supervision watching television? Why wasn’t his father at home making sure he was studying so he would be prepared to return to school? Why was he allowed to run around the neighborhood unsupervised while under suspension? Did the parents exercise any discipline or in any way punish Trayvon for being suspended from school?
4. It was reported by the media Trayvon’s father and fiancé came home from their dinner and went to bed, not noticing Trayvon wasn’t at home. It wasn’t until the next morning the father called the police. Why wasn’t Trayvon’s father concerned when he came home finding his son not at home? Why was he in bed instead of searching for the missing youth? Why was he not concerned enough to call the police until mid morning the next day?
Of course the media asks none of these questions. Instead it portrays the parents as victims, ignoring the fact they were not being responsible parents to what appears to have been a troubled teen. The same media and race baiters who demand Zimmerman pay for the crime are unwilling to assign any accountability to parents for monitoring and guiding their children. Trayvon’s death was a tragedy. It is also a tragedy when parents conceive children and don’t take responsibility for raising them. We as a society suffer due to negligent parents who leave their children to their own devices while they (the parents) indulge in their own pleasures.