In the coming weeks the case of George Zimmerman who admitted that he shot Travon Martin the Florida teenager who was returning from the store on a dark, rainy night. As with all stories where the people involved are of different races; it becomes very important to paint the other person in a negative way.
The lawyer for the defendant wants to show Travon was a kid who smoked marijuana, liked to play around with guns, and had a quick temper. It remains to be seen if the judge will allow those facts into evidence.
There was a news story last week about a shortage of legal funds for the defendant. The attorney wants seventy thousand dollars; but only five thousand dollars are available. I recall that shortly after George was arrested his family set up a website to raise money for his defense. The site raised over $250,000 in a little over a week.
Where has all that money gone? By the way the defendant looks in court; a lot went into buying food. This case will wind it’s way through legal system slowly but surely. Is it a case of racial profiling or something else we will see. Travon is dead, and George is in trouble. America and race relations once again are on display for the world to see.