Now that the entire story is being told, an entirely different picture emerges. The young Martin was 6'3", while the 28-year-old Zimmerman was 5'7", not exactly the hulking bully he had been earlier portrayed as by his detractors. The white racist Zimmerman is actually from a mixed family with a Hispanic mother who had volunteered to tutor young students, including African-Americans according to his neighbors, one of whom is black. He sustained a broken nose and head injury after Martin decked him and slammed his head several times against the sidewalk, a scene witnessed by neighbors, while Zimmerman screamed for help before shooting Martin in self defense.
Martin, it turns out, is far from being a choir boy. His Twitter account has been uncovered by the Daily Caller and shows that Martin frequently posted less than flattering comments using the handle, "No_Limit_Nigga." It turns out that the reason he was staying at his father's house where he did not normally live was because he had been suspended from school for the third time. The Miami Herald reports on the many problems Martin had in school this year.
As thousands of people gathered here to demand an arrest in the Trayvon Martin case, a more complicated portrait began to emerge of a teenager whose problems at school ranged from getting spotted defacing lockers to getting caught with a marijuana baggie and women’s jewelry.
The Miami Gardens teen who has become a national symbol of racial injustice was suspended three times, and had a spotty school record that his family’s attorneys say is irrelevant to the facts that led up to his being gunned down on Feb. 26.His first suspension came after he was caught defacing school lockers by marking them up with "W.T.F." When Martin's book bag was searched by a school police officer, he found women's jewelry and a screw driver the officer believed was used as a "burglary tool." He was suspended a second time for truancy and tardiness. His third and final suspension in February came after school officials found an empty bag in his possession with traces of marijuana. It's worth noting that his Twitter account made references to "weed" and there have been reports that Martin was a small-time drug dealer.
Not surprisingly, Martin's parents believe there is an orchestrated effort to demonize their son, which is exactly what they and other race merchants have been doing to Zimmerman for the past week non-stop. It doesn't help their cause that Al Sharpton has jumped into the middle of the dispute. Sharpton has played a highly controversial role in stirring up racial controversies in New York where innocent persons have been falsely accused of racist acts. His efforts to foment racial hatred have even led to several deaths.
UPDATE: Looks like Zimmerman is a registered Democrat. Whoops.