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November 05, 2013, 02:54 AM
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James Fulford ‘s article Profiling Is Wrong No Matter HOW Right It Is—As Ex Drug Dealer And Thug Jay-Z Explains

From: An Anonymous Probing Reader [Email him]

James Fulford says that “Martin was apparently a thief, suspended from school for possession of stolen goods..." Actually the October suspension was for graffiti, only.

The fact that the goods found on Trayvon the next day might be stolen was (contra the quote from the Miami Herald in the Sailer blog post he links to) hidden from the city police. [ Multiple suspensions paint complicated portrait of Trayvon Martin, By Frances Robles, March 26th, 2012]

The jewelry was filed as "found" as part of a wildly successful attempt by a new school police chief (since fired) to suppress crime statistics and was not (ostensibly, anyway) contributory to the suspension.

The American Spectator published an actual address from which jewelry matching that found had been reported stolen, though their source was unclear...

The jewelry and watch, which Martin claimed he had gotten from a friend he refused to name, matched a description of items stolen during the October 2011 burglary of a house on 204th Terrace, about a half-mile from the school.

How a Miami School Crime Cover-Up Policy Led to Trayvon Martin’s Death, By Robert Stacy McCain on July 15, 2013.

James Fulford  writes: Stacy McCain’s source for the approximate address of the burglary was a posting on The Conservative Treehouse, which has an actual map. M-DSPD Cover Up—The Curious Case Of Trayvon Martin’s Backpack With Stolen Jewelry and Burglary Tool…, May 1, 2013.

I don’t think I’m wrong here. While Trayvon was officially suspended for graffiti, he himself knew that the officer who searched his bag for the marker found the stolen property and he himself knew how it got there. (The actual facts died with him, which is why I said “apparently” a thief.)

Therefore, he himself should have known that he had no business reacting with outrage at being suspected.