In a touching tribute to the slain Florida teen, Miami high schoolers looted their local Walgreens, because nothing says "rest in peace" or "you will be missed" like a swiped bag of chips:
In another moving memorial, Fr. Michael Pfleger used the young man's death as fuel for his decades-long ego trip at the expense of the Catholic Church and his own parishioners. The Daily Caller has the disturbing video, complete with a hooded dummy of Trayvon set up near the altar.
Spike Lee showed his respects with an ineffectual attempt to incite harassment, or worse, of George Zimmerman. He tweeted what he thought was Zimmerman's address. Turns out it wasn't Zimmerman's house at all, but rather the home of an elderly couple entirely unrelated to the "white hispanic." Oh well -- it's the thought that counts!
The couple has been forced to leave their home and stay in a hotel:
When William Zimmerman pleaded with the man who tweeted the address, the man responded, “Black power all day. No justice, no peace” along with an obscenity.Efforts to commodify and exploit Trayvon's death and whatever meaning his brief life may have had proceed apace. His mother is trying to trademark her son's name and the Obama campaign store is pushing the hoodies.
Not to be outdone, Rep. John Conyers and associates hosted Trayvon's parents on Capitol Hill for an extended grandstanding session.
The Daily Caller has published Trayvon's last month of tweets. They're abysmally sad. I'm hoping his life wasn't as ugly and degraded as his tweets make it appear.
The DC also reports that there were six witnesses to the struggle between Martin and Zimmerman:
The report, filed by Sanford police officer Ricardo Ayala and published online Tuesday by the Chicago Tribune, indicates that there were at least six witnesses — three men and three women — who saw or heard some part of the events that led to Martin’s death.Six witnesses. Will that make a dent in the narrative? Not so you'd notice. It's Tom Wolfe's world; we're just living in it. (Click on that second link for an extra-special tribute to Trayvon, courtesy of Bentley's Lingerie Lounge in Greensboro, NC. Rod Dreher: "If you find yourself in Greensboro, NC, on Wednesday night and feeling a little randy, you are invited to visit a local [-----] bar to show your respect and love for Trayvon, and to proclaim your demand for justice. Just FYI.")
No one's paying much attention to this detail:
“Zimmerman was placed in the rear of my police vehicle and was given first aid. … I overheard him state ‘I was yelling for someone to help me, but no one would help me.’Meanwhile, Rush is still asking, Why are Obama and Holder silent over New Black Panther’s bounty to capture Zimmerman?
Many thanks to Michelle Malkin for the link.
Many thanks, too, to MARK STEYN for linking this at the Corner.
Thanks also to Meredith Jessup of The Blaze for her link.
The same to Donald Douglas at American Power.
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