Ana Valdes, who writes for the Palm Beach Post, has been live-tweeting the Trayvon Martin rally and commission meeting from Sanford all afternoon, so check out her feed for the latest on the events.
Regarding Trayvon Martin’s family, The Smoking Gun reported earlier this afternoon that Trayvon’s mother has filed paperwork to trademark the phrases “Justice for Trayvon” and “I Am Trayvon.”
In both instances, Fulton, 46, is seeking the trademarks for use on “Digital materials, namely, CDs and DVDs featuring Trayvon Martin,” and other products.
The story continues to unfold. The media world has been rife with speculation about George Zimmerman’s history and motivations, and there’s been no shortage of dirt-digging. But recently, information about Trayvon Martin has also come to light, and for some, this information dampens his status as martyr for hate crime.
A lawyer for the dead teen’s family acknowledged Trayvon had been suspended for graffiti, but said the family knew nothing about the jewelry and the screwdriver, calling the information in the report an attempt to “demonize” the youth.
According to the report, on Oct. 21 staffers monitoring a security camera at Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School spotted Trayvon and two other students writing “W.T.F.,” an acronym for “What the f—,” on a hallway locker, according to schools police. The security employee, who knew Trayvon, confronted the teen and looked through his bag for the graffiti marker.
Trayvon’s backpack contained 12 pieces of jewelry, in addition to a watch and a large flathead screwdriver, according to the report, which described the screwdriver as a burglary tool.
Trayvon was asked if the jewelry, which was mostly women’s rings and earrings, belonged to his family or a girlfriend.
“Martin replied it’s not mine. A friend gave it to me,” according to the report. Trayvon declined to name the friend.
via The Miami Herald
Some smartass has created a fake Twitter account for Zimmerman. Regardless of what you believe about Zimmerman’s guilt or innocence, that fake account is tasteless. Whoever is responsible for creating the account should be ashamed.
This sad case is growing increasingly complex. We at Twitchy will do our best to keep you in the loop as developments break.