Two new developments in the sordid Trayvon Martin affair.
First, white supremacists hacked into Trayvon Martin’s email account and posted some of the information on 4chan.
A slide titled “Trayvon Martin Used Marijuana Habitually,” features an exchange between Trayvon and a friend about getting high. Another slide, “Trayvon Martin was a Drug Dealer” features Facebook messages and photos that supposedly prove Martin dealt drugs, including a picture of Martin posing “aggressively with a large amount of cash in his hand.” It’s impossible to verify the hacked messages’ authenticity—like other anti-Trayvon Martin propaganda, they’re probably a mix of real and fake content— but they are now being passed around as gospel among the racist underbelly of the internet, including message boards like the neo-Nazi hive Stormfront, which Klanklannon apparently frequents.
The saddest bit of Gawker’s story is that Trayvon’s email demonstrated that he was a focused young man trying to get into college:
But Klanklannon included none of Martin’s emails in his leak, because the picture they paint is of a normal high school junior preparing for college. A screenshot of Trayvon’s Gmail inbox our source provided us is heartbreaking. Martin apparently used his Gmail account for his college search, and it’s filled with emails about upcoming SAT tests and scholarship applications. (“Trayvon, now is the best time to take the SATs!”) One email included the results of a career aptitude test, our source said. It “talked about his interest in aeronautics and stuff.”
The ongoing demonization of this young boy is despicable.
Second, a longer video of Zimmerman’s arrival at the Sanford Police Department further demonstrates that he suffered no injuries at Trayvon’s hands.
The questions remain: If Trayvon Martin punched Zimmerman hard enough to break Zimmerman’s nose and bashed his head into the ground before beating him more — which is what the Zimmerman PR Cabal claims — then why is there no blood on Zimmerman’s clothes or any signs of injury whatsoever?
At this point, that’s a rhetorical question.
Finally, here is Charles Johnson on aggressively stupid Dan Riehl’s attempt to make a headwound out of an overhead light reflection:
Meanwhile, right wing “news” site The Daily Caller isolated one split second from the earlier ABC News video and “enhanced” it to show what they claim “may be an injury.” But it’s very obviously a reflection of the overhead light on Zimmerman’s shaved head; many other views of Zimmerman’s head show absolutely no injuries in that area. The Daily Caller’s attempt to claim otherwise is, frankly, ludicrous.
They need to stop digging and arrest George Zimmerman. Now.
*** I will be on the Hal Sparks Radio Show on Saturday at 10 am PST, and on Alternet Radio on Sunday at 3 pm talking with Josh Holland about Trayvon Martin.