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  •  There's a reason that the prosecution... (0+ / 0-)

    didn't call character witnesses for Trayvon Martin.

    If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.

    by HairyTrueMan on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 10:53:42 AM PDT

    •  What are you implying, that Trayvon (1+ / 0-)
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      was some sort of bad person, and that is why it made no sense to call a character witness?

      •  I'm not implying anything. (1+ / 0-)
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        In October, a school police investigator said he saw Trayvon on the school surveillance camera in an unauthorized area “hiding and being suspicious.” Then he said he saw Trayvon mark up a door with “W.T.F” — an acronym for “what the f---.” The officer said he found Trayvon the next day and went through his book bag in search of the graffiti marker.

        Instead the officer reported he found women’s jewelry and a screwdriver that he described as a “burglary tool,” according to a Miami-Dade Schools Police report obtained by The Miami Herald. Word of the incident came as the family’s lawyer acknowledged that the boy was suspended in February for getting caught with an empty bag with traces of marijuana, which he called “irrelevant” and an attempt to demonize a victim.

        http://www.miamiherald.com/...

        If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.

        by HairyTrueMan on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 11:33:17 AM PDT

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      •  I'm not implying anything. Just stating facts. (0+ / 0-)
        In October, a school police investigator said he saw Trayvon on the school surveillance camera in an unauthorized area “hiding and being suspicious.” Then he said he saw Trayvon mark up a door with “W.T.F” — an acronym for “what the f---.” The officer said he found Trayvon the next day and went through his book bag in search of the graffiti marker.

        Instead the officer reported he found women’s jewelry and a screwdriver that he described as a “burglary tool,” according to a Miami-Dade Schools Police report obtained by The Miami Herald. Word of the incident came as the family’s lawyer acknowledged that the boy was suspended in February for getting caught with an empty bag with traces of marijuana, which he called “irrelevant” and an attempt to demonize a victim.

        http://www.miamiherald.com/...

        If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.

        by HairyTrueMan on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 11:39:15 AM PDT

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        •  Sorry, but having an empty (1+ / 0-)
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          MJ bag and some girl's jewelry on him does not lead to the conclusion that there was not ample opportunity for the prosecution to find good character witnesses for Trayvon. Their strategy was to not open the door for the defense to try to impugn Trayvon's character. So they avoided the topic. Him being "caught" by some school security guard with a screwdriver (oooh!) and some weed tells us almost nothing about Trayvon as a person. Apparently you believe that if a black boy has some jewelry on him, it must be stolen.

          •  Then why didn't the prosecution call any... (0+ / 0-)

            character witnesses? Seems like it would have helped their case to tell the jury that Trayvon was a good kid.

            And for the record, the stolen jewelry (Trayvon was holding for an unnamed friend) was confiscated by the MDSPD and placed in the property room. It was recorded as "found property" to keep Trayvon out of trouble and he was suspended for the drug paraphernalia.

            Here is the report:

            http://www.scribd.com/...

            If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.

            by HairyTrueMan on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 12:05:31 PM PDT

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