Prosecutor just pointed out Trayvon didn't steal the Skittles if you feared he wasn't patronizing.—
Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) July 11, 2013
George Zimmerman is accused of unfairly profiling the late Trayvon Martin before he shot him, but it seems to us that prosecutor Bernie De La Rionda is engaged in some racial profiling of his own:
The money quote:
“Skittles that he didn’t even steal from 7-11!”
What’s Mr. De La Rionda trying to say, exactly?
Is he suggesting that Martin somehow defied a stereotype about African Americans in that he obtained his candy legally?
It sure sounds that way. Viewers were understandably appalled:
"Skittles! That he didn't even steal!"
sarah (@mamaswati) July 11, 2013
"He legitimately bought those Skittles! He didn't even steal them!" – Great moments in mediocre law—
Film Ladd (@FilmLadd) July 11, 2013
why did Bernie De La Rionda make it a point to say a black kid didn't STEAL skittles, he's profiling Trayvon LMAO dick ass head—
elizabeth✞scarlette (@eliiizabethhhhh) July 11, 2013
What’s next from this clown?