Tuesday, May 29, 2012

More Than a Bag of Skittles - Trayvon Martin and Purple Drank

You've heard the rhetoric and read the headlines, Trayvon Martin killed for being armed with Skittles and iced tea.  You've probably even heard that Trayvon was stalked by Zimmerman, who gunned him down for the heinous crime of walking while black.  All claims that persist to this day despite the fact that eye witnesses put Trayvon on top of Zimmerman pummeling him MMA style.

If the eye witness accounts about Trayvon attacking Zimmerman are true, what motivation would he have to do so?  Many suggest anger over being followed by Zimmerman, something Trayvon's girl friend states Trayvon was worried about while talking to her on the phone that night.  Others have suggested Trayvon may have been on drugs, however, even though drug tests revealed Trayvon had recently used marijuana, no one really believes that would cause the paranoid and violent behavior he committed that night according to Zimmerman's version of the events.

To this day, Skittles and iced tea still serve as symbols of predjudice because of Trayvon's shooting.  Some schools have even gone so far as to hold Trayvon Martin Day and hand out Skittles to kids and tea to parents for attending special events.  But, as you are about to see, Trayvon Martin having Skittles and iced tea may reveal a lot more about the events of that night than anyone ever thought.


Early I mentioned the need for Trayvon Martin to feel sufficiently paranoid to lash out violently in the way Zimmerman and eye witnesses claim.  This is important because a street drug that is popular in the young urban community known as Purple Drank or Lean produces those very side effects.

Purple Drank or Lean is a coctail that is created by mixing Robitussin or other over-the-counter cough medicines with, you guessed it, Skittles and Arizona Watermelon Juice, the flavor of tea Trayvon Martin was carrying that night.

Purple Drank also goes by other street names such as sizzurp, lean, syrup, sip sip, drank, barre, purple jelly and Texas tea.  It has opiate like effects.  Some of its side effects include confusion, agitation, and hallucinations among others.

Recoverycorp.org describes the drugs popularity in the hip hop community:

Purple drank grew out of the underground Houston hip-hop community in the 1990s along with chopped and screwed rap music—a slowed down, remixing of rap songs using skipped beats and scratching. DJ Screw aka Robert Earl Davis Jr. is said to have originated the style of the slow chopped and screwed, which compliments purple drank's effects of relaxing the user.
DJ Screw died in 2000 of a codeine overdose. That same year, Three 6 Mafia's song "Sippin' on Some Syrup" made purple drank mainstream. The group's song "Rainbow Colors" is about adding Jolly Rancher candy to create the desired rainbow.
Around this same time, evidence of purple drank began showing up across the South from Lafayette, Louisiana to Pensacola, FL.
In a 2004 University of Texas survey, according to a USA Today article, "8.3% of Texas secondary students reported having taken enough codeine syrup to get high."
Terrence Kiel, a defensive back with the San Diego Chargers was arrested in 2006 for illegally shipping cases of prescription cough syrup to Texas.
In a 2008 MTV interview with Lil Wayne, the rapper discusses his addiction to purple drink, and how hard it is to get off it, saying it feels like "death in your stomach."
It is unknown whether the autopsy performed on Trayvon Martin looked for or found elevated levels of cough syrup in his blood.

UPDATE 6/14/2013:  Trayvon Facebook messages reveal Purple Drank/Lean use:


93 comments:

Anonymous said...

And I think Zimmerman was on LSD.

Anonymous said...

They didn't test Zimmerman for elevated levels of cough syrup in his blood..... Sounds suspicious to me....

Anonymous said...

RACIST RightWingers will stop at nothing. Lies lies LIES

Anonymous said...

Wow, no wonder Trayvon attacked George so violently. Trayvon must have been a pretty hardcore drug addict to be taking this stuff.

Anonymous said...

So it's a lie that Skittles, Arizona Tea and Robitussin make the poor man's purple drank? Or are you claiming that Tray-Tray didn't have those items on him? Make up your mind. What a total farce.

theKansasCitian said...

How to make purple drink:

"Purple drank is a mixture of a few ounces of promethazine/codeine prescription cough syrup and 8 ounces or more of a lemon-lime soda like Sprite, Sierra Mist or 7Up. The purple comes from the syrup dye. Often, Jolly Ranchers or Skittles are added for flavor."

http://www.recoverycorps.org/addiction/treatment/purple-drank/

Trayvon facebooking about taking and using purple drank/lean:

http://theconservativetreehouse.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/lean-1-e1337843654637.jpg?w=640

http://theconservativetreehouse.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/lean-2-e1337766657695.jpg?w=640

John Atlanta, GA said...

Drugs kill, kids, in more ways than you think. "Some of the side effects include confusion, agitation, and hallucinations, among others." And they give this stuff out to children in support of Trayvon? Really? Wow.

Anonymous said...

' "Some of the side effects include confusion, agitation, and hallucinations, among others." And they give this stuff out to children in support of Trayvon? '

The article did not claim that schools gave out purple drank. It said that it handed "out Skittles to kids and tea to parents", a little different yes?

Anonymous said...

So what, he had candy and drink. There still was no codeine or cough syrup, so a key ingredient is missing. The GZ supporters should quit trying to slander the victim. And no matter what you bigots say he still didn't deserve to be shot thru the heart. He had a right to live his life. None of you would like it if someone implied Nicole Simpson "deserved" to die for being a loose lady would you?

Pappadave said...

...probably not, but I'll bet you a month's income that you probably think OJ really DIDN'T do it.

Anonymous said...

Blacks are too racist and too dumb to know fact from fiction...

Anonymous said...

Wow, this drink has been around for a long time, so why focus on this now? Find any excuse to help you sleep at night but no matter how you add it up, two wrongs don't make a right.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure most of you idiots that support "sweet lil Trayvon" also voted for Obama. If he had been any other race you wouldn't have an opinion. Get your facts straight. He was a drug addict and a menace. He wasn't a little boy. He was over 6 feet tall and suspended, yet again, from school because he was a trouble maker. Nice parenting, Mr. and Mrs. Martin. You should be proud! The Stand Your Ground law clears GZ of any wrongdoing. The "victim" was killed by one shot after beating the hell out of GZ and trying to take his gun. Had I been the one in this struggle for my life I would've emptied my clip into him.

Anonymous said...

And you're probably black and on welfare. Why don't you focus on getting a job and contributing to society instead of wasting our time with your ignorance?

Anonymous said...

Because Zimmerman wasn't the criminal here. Why don't u actually read the facts on ur perfect lil Tray-Tray? There's one less criminal wandering the streets because of Zimmerman and I thank him for that!

Anonymous said...

I can't tell if you're joking or if you're just a fucking idiot. His comment was obviously satirical, and maybe if YOU weren't an ignorant piece of shit who believes that anyone with a different point of view than you is wrong, you'd realize that. You're disgusting and prejudiced, but what else could I expect to find on a right wing blog like this? You're a piece of shit.

Alex Fuentes said...

Wow robutussin is not LEAN i am from the lone star state where Purple Drank aka sizzurp aka Mudd aka oil all originated from here.. Tussin dont even come close to that..

Anonymous said...

hey, without all the cough syrup drama a 17-year-old boy has 10 to 20 times more testosterone in him than a 30+-year-old man and that's a fact!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

That was a very racist comment. Calling all white Conservatives names. Interesting. A MN d ssaying that we lie....now thats just funny. So now what about the 24 black Conservatives that are happy about the verdict? What names do yiu have fir them?

Anonymous said...

Isn't it interesting that all the annonymous posters are trying like hell to create racial tension with all the racial insults. You are falling for the 'lets him and her fight' that our government likes to perpetuate to keep you from looking at what THEY are doing to US. Nothing said here, nothing Trayvon or GZ did, will make me dislike or insult someone of another race. Wanna bet some of these annon posters are just doing their federal jobs trying like hell to stir things up so marshall law can be instituted and your guns can be taken? Grow up. Wake up.

Anonymous said...

regardless of how you try to paint either one, only 2 facts remain. a young man is dead and George Zimmerman is free.

Anonymous said...

Fact, the majority of Trayvon supporters didn't actually watch the trial and just make shit up as they go.

Anonymous said...

irrelevant. does not matter. Trayvon is dead, and George Zimmerman is free. That's all the facts left that matter any more.

Anonymous said...

She wrote her destiny just like lil Tray Tray!!!

Anonymous said...

"And I think Zimmerman was on LSD."

Posted that from your Obamafone eh?

Anonymous said...

DRUGS are not the issue here the life of a young man by the hands of some paranoid schizophrenic cop wanna be is. If your son didn't make it home from the store REGARDLESS of what race he is, what suspension he got or what ever was in his system. ..all because another person felt he looked suspicious. I'm sure you would want Zimmerman to be resting peacefully under the jail.

Anonymous said...

As far as racist goes: There's all black college's but yet it's racist to have all white ones?

Anonymous said...

to the person that said:

" I'm sure most of you idiots that support "sweet lil Trayvon" also voted for Obama. "

I think not! I think Obama should be impeached. He should never have won the first time!

With that said..IF ZIMMERMAN HAD STAYED IN HIS TRUCK AND LET THE POLICE DEAL WITH IT, TRAYVON AND HE NEVER WOULD HAVE MET, WHICH MEANS TRAYVON WOULD STILL BE ALIVE.

There is NO law that says you can't buy skittles and tea, you can't walk with a hoodie on when it's raining or walk to your fathers house without being followed by a wanna be vigilante.

ZIMMERMAN IS GUILTY BY DEFAULT.

I am a 41 year old WHITE woman. Trayvon had every good reason to freak out. HE was standing HIS ground on being an AMERICAN THAT IS FREE TO WALK THE STREET DRESSED AS YOU WISH.

GOD why can't people see that!?!?

Anonymous said...

if you don't think zimmerman had the right to ask a 6'3" stranger, cutting through yards and jumping fences in the middle of a rainy night, what they were doing there, without getting his head pounded through the pavement, then you should also get your empty head smashed through the street by a drugged up, football playing burglar.

if recent events are any judge, you probably will. they have recently rewarded a number of others just like you, for their tolerance, by doing things to them, that would make most terrorists sick.

in florida no less, ask melinda mccormick when you see her. yeah it's happening in kansas city too.

Anonymous said...

As someone who watched the entire farce of a trial... Zimmerman had every right to follow him. This was a gated community and Zimmerman was the captain of the neighborhood watch. Many senior citizens live there and had been burglarized in the months leading up to this. He sees an unfamiliar MAN, not a BOY, cutting through yards andyes jumping fences. He calls 911 and follows him. The police ask him if he is black or white, he did not volunteer that. They NEVER said to not follow him. They said he did not have to do that. Martin did not live there. He only was there because he'd been expelled from school for selling drugs (for the third time) and his mother sent him to his father. Martin made the decision to not return to his father's girlfriends house but rather to hide out and wait for the "creepy ass cracker". No one knows what was said but even the prosecutions own witness, the only actual eyewitness, said that Martin was on top and appeared to be beating Zimmerman. The law of self defense is clear. I am sure Zimmerman did fear for his life. He was being beaten by a man much bigger than he. Yes it is tragic. For everyone involved. Zimmerman can never again lead a normal life and his family, attorneys, and supportive neighbors have all received death threats. If Martin did not want to be profiled as a thug, perhaps he should not have acted like one.

Anonymous said...

Its truly amazing how the fact that Martin struck the first blow from behind Zimmerman is left out here. Perhaps if Martin would not have struck that blow he would still be alive.

Anonymous said...

Travon had no right to touch another person and therefore is guilty of battery. It is not a crime to defend yourself from a violent attacker, even by using your legally carried gun.

Anonymous said...

AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Trayvon gave an impressive beatdown to a man with a gun and got a bullet for it. THE END.

Anonymous said...

Actually Trayvon is dead and GZ is found not guilty. He is in no way a free man.

Anonymous said...

This has got to be the dumbest article I have EVER read. First f all, the "purple drink" is NOT mixing cough syrup with skittles, ice tea, and cough syrup. It IS cough syrup with codeine, and codeine does NOT make u paranoid or violent. Geez! you are all ignorant.

Anonymous said...

I think that wal-mart is somehow involved

Anonymous said...

Don't let his Mom know, She wont more money.

Anonymous said...

Should have tested Zimmerman for bath salts.

Anonymous said...

if Martin struck Zimmerman from behind then why did zimmerman say he punched him in the face? oh that's right, he changed his story after he realized that it didn't coincide with being snuck up on.

Anonymous said...

She and OJ were divorced. Who cares if she was a whore? And you didnt see white people threatening to go kill black people or start riots when he was found innocent, did you?

GRedhawk said...

If your points are so valid why are you Anonymous? NO Guts?

Anonymous said...

I sleep much better at night knowing there is one less thug in the world!

Thank you Zimmerman!

Anonymous said...

I am so with you on that! Stop bashing each other, it is exactly what people are saying is happening against them, they do to others!
I truly pray that people will open their eyes to what is really going on, and stand up against ALL of our rights disappearing!
The whole thing was tragic, but none of us were there and have not been given the evidence that the jury was given. Bashing each other for what our opinions are is only making things worse.

Your Subconscious said...

Trayvon was already headed for trouble. He would have ended up killing someone himself or been killed by someone of his own race. All over drugs. He would have been another statistic. The parents should have control over his nefarious activities long before he was getting into trouble. Now let's talk about the baby who was killed by a 17 year old black kid and his 14 year old accomplice in Georgia by a gun shot to the babies face. This happened because the mother of the baby didn't have any money for the two thugs when they were robbing her. There's something else I noticed since Obama has been in office. Flash mobs. Hundreds of young blacks raiding stores and grabbing what they can and running off. Has Obama's win embolden black youth to do whatever they want? So, it's perfectly fine for black panther Malik Shabazz to make terroristic threats against whites in public but what if an Asian makes those same threats toward blacks? Will Shart-on cry racism in that situation? Complain about right-wingers but they are the one's who want the black people to succeed off of the government dole. The liberals keep the black man on the plantation. Think about that.

Anonymous said...

Niggers, they're the cancer of the planet

Anonymous said...

People seem to forget that he was not just walking home. He was trespassing by walking through a private gated community he did not live in. That in itself is a crime and Zimmerman had every right to follow him and question him about what he was doing. TM turned it into much more. He tried to play the knockout game with the wrong guy.

snidelywhiplash said...

Lotta knob-ends here are posting ridiculous stuff. I've never seen any evidence Martin was "jumping fences," or that he was somewhere he didn't live.

He was shot about a half-dozen houses down from where his folks lived, next to a sidewalk that runs between two rows of houses. If you google "Trayvon Martin map" you'll find numerous maps which lay things out quite nicely.

I also love the subtextual (or not so subtextual) implication that he basically got what was coming to him, or would eventually have suffered the same fate anyway, so why worry about it?

Anonymous said...

Penis.

Anonymous said...

Trayvon didnt deserve to die but GZ didnt deserve to have the shit beat out of him either or his head constantly bashed against the cement. Self defense is all it is about, not being black or white or hispanic. Travvon was over 6 feet tall and 10 years yonger than GZ so he had the upper hand, right on top of him with no escape. So since I like living too I wouldve done the same thing to save my life if I had to.Its either him or me and Im going to defend myself no matter what it takes just like George did. I assume the jury figured he didnt deserve to spend his life in prison for defending himself. Get off the racism issue already. OJ got off for slaughtering 2 innocent people and we all know he did it and you didnt hear of all of us white people tearing up cities over it.If you ask me Trayvon was a bully who liked to fight and if he wouldve acted like a normal human being and held his temper this wouldve never happened. Its a shame that GZ and his family are getting death threats over this. God only knows If GZ deserved to get prison or not and if he did then he will suffer just like OJ did because he may have not been convicted for the slaughter of two innocent people but hes sitting in prison now for some dumbass thing he did which had nothing to do with the crime. Thats what Karma is, What goes around comes around and OJ got locked up afterall. Now if George deserves it you will hear of the same thing happening to him in years to come just like OJ. Let God do his work and shut the hell up about racism because thats old news. We may as well throw the last 50 some years out the window since the civil rights movement because there is nothing learned from it throwing it in our face for this trial. Im sick and tired of hearing people crying racism.

Anonymous said...

No matter what YOU believe in your depleted brain Zimmerman had no right to murder a child. Maybe if your child is shot for going about his/her day not bothering anyone or planning to do so runs into the predator disguised as a "Good Citizen" . Will you will also thank him? I apologize I couldn't think of a simpler analogy for you but, then again I have to understand how simple minded you truly must be.

Anonymous said...

You must run around in white sheets hiding your face, you long hair (mullet probably) doesn't hide that red neck boy

Anonymous said...

To the women (41) I COULDN'T AGREE WITH YOU MORE!!!

Anonymous said...

He got his ass blasted because he jumped Zimmerman and tried to beat his brains out on the concrete.

Unfortunately for him, his drug-addled brain wrote a check his sissy ass couldn't cash, and he bled out.

Now his parents are getting rich and are pushing the cops to get Trayvon's clothing back so they can chop it up into tiny pieces and sell them as Holy Icons of Saint Martin the Martyr.

I notice that they copyrighted his name before the body was cold, and the NAACP set up tours all over the country so they could collect donations -- passing the hat for cash. And then the European tours started.

Anonymous said...

"That's all the facts left that matter"

Maybe to the great unwashed masses of brainless fools, who only look at race to decide any issue.

If some KKK thug was pounding on your ass, smashing your head into the concrete, you'd have a whole different perspective on self-defense. And you'd be perfectly justified in putting a hole in him.

Anonymous said...

Sorry. Jury said no murder, so murder was not committed.

Anonymous said...

Did you hear what TM's friend said? She said T thought that Zimmerman might be a rapist. He also didn't want George to follow him home because there was a young boy at the home. So..TM ATTACKED George because he thought he was GAY. Violence against a suspected gay person... that is paranoia, discrimination AND Assault.

Anonymous said...

Part 1 or 2:

Let us be clear and correct some BS being posted on this list.

First Purple Drank or Lean can be made with Tussin aka Robitussin. As you can see from Trayvon's own Facebook posts, he has had conversations to this fact and was a known user of Purple Drank or Lean:
http://theconservativetreehouse.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/lean-2-e1337766657695.jpg?w=640

Second, those aren't made up side affects of lean posted on this blog, they are from medical sources. Some known side affects or marijuana include paranoia. Martin had marijuana in his system according to the autopsy report. It is unclear if he had purple drank or lean in his system as he was not tested for elevated levels of codine or tussin.

Third, Martin was no child. His was 17 going on 18 and 6 feet 3 inches tall. Zimmerman stood a meager 5 foot 7, meaning Martin towered over him.

Unlike the innocent image of the 12 yr old Trayvon the media circulated, this is what he actually looked like on the night he was shot:
http://d1ovi2g6vebctw.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Screen-Shot-2013-07-14-at-9.10.25-AM-550x347.png

One could hardly label the person in that image a child.

Four, George Zimmerman lived in the neighborhood and was a duly and truly recognized neighborhood watch captain. Martin did not live in the neighborhood and was instead visiting his Father's girlfriend after having been suspend from high school for the third time, his second offense for drug possession, the third being possession of stolen property.

Five, in the 15 months leading up to the incident, 8 burglaries had occurred in the neighborhood.
http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/03/justice/florida-teen-shooting-burglaries

Anonymous said...

Part 2 of 2:

Six, it was raining that night and Martin chose to walk in the alley between the backs of rows of town homes and was wearing all black. Being not from the neighborhood, one rocked by a string of recent burglaries, walking after dark, in the rain, wearing all black, it is not a stretch for any reasonable person to suspect Martin was up to no good.

Seven, upon seeing a suspicious individual Zimmerman called 9-1-1. He didn't confront Martin.

Eight, there is zero evidence race played a factor in any of this. In fact, race wasn't even mentioned until Zimmerman was asked to report the race of the suspect and even then Zimmerman's response was one of uncertainty, "He looks black."

Nine, Zimmerman was Hispanic, not white as the media and other racists want to claim. He may be half white, but so is our President, who is considered to be black. Zimmerman's skin tone, hair color, etc all are characteristic of what we know to be Hispanic traits. Had his name been Jorge, would this case even have been made an issue?

Ten, those trying to drum this up as a race issue are really trying to use it to go after gun owners. The narrative being that self defense can not be a valid reason to allow people to own guns because you might mistake an innocent child for a villain and kill the wrong person. Even Holder said before the NAACP that we need to make self defense laws require you to retreat. Unfortunately, the truth is Martin was not a child, far from innocent when it comes to prior abuse of drugs, burglary, and MMA fighting with those he disagreed with.

Eleven, whether the decision of Zimmerman to try and locate Martin after asked by police where he went was a stupid decision or not is a moot point. Martin also had the opportunity to "retreat" when he felt threatened and chose instead to confront Zimmerman. A decision that was confirmed by recent statements Martin's girl friend, who was on the phone with at the time, made to CNN. She stated she warned Martin to run because Zimmerman might try and rape him. Instead Martin chose to confront the "crazy ass cracker."

Twelve, multiple eye witness reports put Trayvon as the aggressor one even saw him on top of Zimmerman beating him MMA-style.

In summary, both Martin and Zimmerman made VERY poor decisions. Zimmerman was doing what he thought was necessary to protect his neighbors. Martin was fighting back against someone he thought was a would be attacker. In the end Martin ended up dead because he chose to fight instead of retreat. Zimmerman defended himself with his weapon only after exhaustively pleading for help.

The fact clearly show this was not murder, but a tragic misunderstanding that could have easily been avoided by Trayvon just as easily as it could have Zimmerman, so trying to question all of Zimmerman's decisions without questioning Martin's is racist in itself. Those questioning Zimmerman's decisions and calling them stupid are assuming Martin's decisions were some how justified because of his skin color, at least that's what you must assume if you are saying Zimmerman's decisions were based on some on substantiated hatred of blacks.

Anonymous said...

To the 41 year old white woman :
Zimmerman had every right to get out of his vehicle and "follow" a suspicious looking person in his neighborhood. If you actually watched the trial.. he was jumped by Trayvon.. Trayvon took it to a physical step. So if Trayvon had kept walking like he should have been he would still be alive.

Let me ask you something.. what difference does it make that you are white?

You end with why can't people see that.. I ask you.. why cant you see that Trayvon was bigger than Zimmerman.. he punched him.. GZ was screaming for his life.. he was scared out of his mind that he was going to get killed.. and TM saw his gun.. in the scuffle.. and he had no choice.. it was him or Trayvon.. Race has no play in this.. a young man was tragically killed.. and another young man and his family and anyone that supports him is now in fear of their life cause of threats. Please open your eyes and stop listening to the media..

Anonymous said...

Sure he was free to walk about in a hoodie with skittles and tea But had he not chosen to circle back around the building after he had already gotten away from the creepy ass cracker and attack him then he would still be alive. He made it home, out of sight, why did he Chose not to go in where he was "safe"? He wanted fight, he liked to fight so he chose to go back out and punch who he thought was a white man in the nose, get on top of him, beat him and hit his head on the sidewalk making this man fear for his safety. ppl need to teach their children to defend themselves not to start a fight like this! Just because someone seem to be following them without threatening them or starting a fight. Just because he asked what he was doing was no reason for this to start, why did he not just say? ppl need to take responsibilities for their actions and teach their children this. This young man should not have had to die but unfortunately, he did :(

don Jernigan said...

EVERYBODY just shut the fuck up! Hateful people
make me wanna puke. Can't we all just get along?

Anonymous said...

Chad Joseph, the fifteen year old son of Tracy Martin's girlfriend, was called by the state and testified that he asked Martin to buy him Skittles. He did not go with Martin, because he was playing a PS3 game.[100][101]

Andrew Gaugh was the 7-Eleven clerk that sold Martin snacks. He said that Martin paid with cash, and he did not see anything suspicious about Martin's behavior.

Anonymous said...

By the way, liars, Trayvon Martin was not even 6 feet tall, and weighed 158 pounds. See Snopes.com "Trayvon Martin pictures" which makes mincemeat out of your lies. Pathetic that a murdered child barely 17 years old should be on trial for his own death by a bunch of racists and gun worshippers hanging out on a stupid wingnut blog page.

Anonymous said...

FACT: Trayvon Martin according to Sanford police report 6 ft, 160 lbs. According to coroner report 5'11" 158 lbs.

FACT: George Zimmerman 5'7" 185 lbs according to Seminole County Booking report.

By comparison, Bernard Hopkins when he fought Oscar De La Hoya, 6'1", 158 lbs and won by knockout. Oscar's height, 5'11", weight 158 lbs.

FACT: Snopes is owned and operated by a fart left couple. While they do use facts, they have been caught numerous times substituting opinion for fact. Opinion such as those contained on the page the previous commentator asks us to read.
http://www.snopes.com/photos/politics/martin.asp

On that page Snopes claims the following photo is the last known photo of Trayvon Martin before his death. The date they made this claim was July 18, 2013.
http://www.snopes.com/photos/politics/graphics/tm1.jpg

TRUTH: The following link is the last known photo of Trayvon Martin. It was taken from the surveillance footage at the convenience store he purchased the two key components of lean, which he admitted to consuming regularly on Facebook.
http://d1ovi2g6vebctw.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Screen-Shot-2013-07-14-at-9.10.25-AM-550x347.png

This photo was made available by Zimmerman's defense team and has been publicly available since before 7/15/2013.

Who exactly is the racist? Zimmerman was tried and found not guilty in a court of law in which an activist judge denied key evidence in his defense, acted in a highly unusual manner by grilling Zimmerman about his confidential meetings with his defense team regarding whether he would testify in court or not.

This was a horrific accident that was brought on by reckless decisions by Martin to attack a "crazy ass cracker" he and his homophobic girlfriend thought were going to rape him.

Anonymous said...

I keep seeing postings of "the only thing that matters is Trayvon is dead and Zimmerman is free". Like it makes no difference at all why that is the outcome. If I were protecting my life, someone would be dead and I would be free, because I would use whatever means necessary to protect my life. And the posters here would do the same! Another comment, if MY SON were walking at night close to homes, in their yards, in a neighborhood with a neighborhood watch program OR even just concerned homeowners, my son would be hoping no one thought he was up to no good because he would know that didn't look good and could cause suspicion, and he would be hurrying to get back home, and half expecting someone to say "Hey, what are you doing walking around my house?", or being questioned why he was on other people's property. He would have apologetically let the concerned person know he was not a threat to the neighborhood, something like "Sorry man, I was just trying to get out of the rain, I'm on my way to my dad's house, he lives at (address). Sorry to worry you, have a good night". And be on his way. He WOULD NOT have had a chip on his shoulder, gonna teach the guy watching him a lesson, and try to beat the sh8t out of him!!!!! What do you people not get????? If you are worried that your son could be killed for the same thing, what do you think your son would have done in that situation? Went straight home,or talk to him and let the neighborhood resident know that everything was o.k. and no need to worry, or lastly, just beat the crap out of the crazy a$$ cracker??? If it is the later, you probably should be afraid for your son, because that is illegal and people have a right to defend thierselves. Zimmerman or ANY OTHER RESIDENT had the RIGHT to watch strangers in the neighborhood, to let the police know his location. This could have been ANY of the people in that neighborhood because Trayvon didn't care "who" it was. The whole neighborhood was on alert for unknown persons as it had been burglarized several times!!! My God what is wrong with you people? The 9d1d1 operator asked Zimmerman "Where is he now?". Would you have rather Zimmerman told the 911 operator "I am not going to let you know where he is now because he is a black guy, I don't know his age, and black men are violent and I am afraid I will get attacked". THAT would be sterotyping. Zimmerman didn't think he had to be afraid, and most people would expect to be questioned about why they are walking around people's homes at night!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Zimmerman is a hero. He should be getting a medal for what he did but instead the state puts the poor man on trial. Why didn't Don west ask that Rachel jeantel idiot what the purple syzzup was? What cockroaches to society. I thank Zimmerman.

Anonymous said...

FIRST: Barack Obama is the son of a Black African and a White American from Kansas. Neither one of his "daddies" raised him. He was raised by his VERY WHITE grandma and grandpa in Hawaii. His grandparents sent him to a very nice private school. So Barry has no idea what it is like to be a REAL BLACK GUY. He is a black guy living the white man's life. He couldn't sound ghetto if he tried. He went to Harvard for Pete's sake.

SECOND: Blacks cannot accept the fact that their race commits more murders and crimes. They hate whites, they hate other minorities. They steal, rape, assault, and commit burglary more than all other races. And all the BLACK LEADERS DO is make excues. Committing crime has nothing to do with your economic levels. I grew up poor as dirt. Never had as much as a traffic fine. Committing crimes has everything to do with hate and greed. My grandparents could not read nor write and were poor dirt farmers who lived through the depression. None of the four ever committed a crime and were respected by their neighbors for their honesty and generosity. They would bring food and help harvest crops when there was a illness or death. They didn't have much money but they did have vegetables and such that they gave to families to keep them from being hungry. So don't say blacks commit crimes because they are poor, or uneducated. THAT IS NOTHING BUT CRAP.

The NAACP is a RACIST Organization and it's members should be on every watch list there is because they are targeting whites and other light skinned minorities with their activities.

Anonymous said...

Poor Lil Tray, he felt so scared that instead of using his cell phone to call 911 or just walking to his house......oh wait he didn't live there his dad did with his girlfriend, who is black, but wait Zimmerman profiles blacks, but blacks live where he lives... weird, so Trayvon felt so scared that he punched Zimmerman in the face unprovoked and kept beating him, cause HE was scared and now he's the new Medgar Evers according to Jesse Jackson, yet I don't see where a drug using, violent tempered punk is the same as a REAL civil rights hero....wow what Sharpton and Jackson won't do to keep their pay checks.......

Dave Grenier said...

Trayvon Martin, according the autopsy report, had brain and liver disease consistent with use of "lean." By his own text messages, there is no doubt that he was a user.

Also, since the trial, Rachel Jeantel, on Piers Morgan's show, admitted that Martin attacked Zimmerman and intended to just give him a beat-down for following him. So much for the innocent little Trayvon. He was a thug/gangster wannabe from a black subculture that accepts violence as a way to deal with your problems.

Truth. Deal with it.

Danyell said...

It makes me angry when people say Stand Your Ground laws got Zimmerman off. Nothing could be further from the truth. Zimmermans defense was self defense which is completely different. And noone is saying that drugs had anything to do with it, well some are but they are retarded. The reason this is important is that the media says he was an innocent boy just getting iced tea and skittles. Because buying candy is what babies and young boys do with their allowance and Thats what they want to paint Martin as. When the truth is he was making Purple Drank and he wouldnt carry the syrup on him it was at his house.

Anonymous said...

I completely understand zimmerman is claimed not to the criminal but neither was trayvon all he was doong is walking from the store if zimmerman would hav minded his on business instead of tryna protect n serve when that isnt his job title there would have a young man alive n less racist shit going across our screens all yall are sad its 2013 white or black aint gon make the next no better thn u

Huge pain in ass said...

Lets start off with all the people hiding their names if your are going to make a comment stand behind your beliefs.I dont know any parent that has names the kid Annonymous. Now did you miss all of his facebook posting looking for codeine cough syrup. Then there was the release of the autopsy that her had liver damage from drinking lean.So before you start running your mouths look at the big picture not what the media has feed you. Try thinking for your self.

Anonymous said...

all the taxpayers in florida should thank zimmerman for saving them the $30,000 a year it would have cost to keep martin in the canary. PERIOD NEW PARAGRAPH

Anonymous said...

It must hurt when a "brother" is caught with his pants down. And sudden we all know that he was not so innocent as all your "brothers" want us to think!?!

Anonymous said...

I you was following me and I attacked you, should you defend your self or are I allowed to bash your head to the ground and give you a beating?
If you attack, I will defend my self, and the same right had Zimmerman.
And the baby picture of "little" Trayvon don't change the fact that he was bigger and that he beat the crap out of Zimmerman until he was able to defend him self.

The media and the black community yell racists when a black is killed by a white person, but it's more common the other way around. White that is killed by black or black killing black, but where are all the protesters then? That's right, you don't give a SH*T because you like to get sympathy and maybe you get to start a riot and set a few cars on fire...

Anonymous said...

trey' mother (truley sorry for her loss) said in her speach that he(treyvon) would never go to prom? how do you go to prom when you have been suspended 3 times? she and the sympethetic folleres are not wanting to see the real trevon.

Anonymous said...

If is a mighty big word....if Zimmerman had stayed in his car that night, if Zimmerman had done this, or done that. Well here's one where it ALL BEGAN. If Martin had been a decent kid, gotten good grades and stayed in school, he wouldn't have been shipped off to Orlando to stay with his absentee father! Now there's an IF worth starting with! Everyday there is an unfathomable amount of violence in our country, from b & e's, rapes, robbery, and murder. Instead of making their late son into some kind of martyr, and pontificating your personal views, do something positive. Stay home, begin a grassroots movement,mentor young men and women who are at risk, and lobby in Washington. Rather than creating this media circus, which we are all pretty well fed up with, Obama and Holder included!

Anonymous said...

jesus this is so stupid. the facts are right here in your face you stupid fucking liberals. and to the person who said "he had skittles and tea, no cough syrup or codeine" I wouldn't carry all the ingredients on me if I had that shit. id leave the cough syrup (if anything) somewhere else, because getting caught with skittles and tea aint shit. getting caught with cough syrup and either of the others? looks like your making it. so in other words, he was a dumb gangbanging nigger who did dumb shit at the wrong time. why does anyone even give a fuck? he aint your family, or your friend; y'all aint even acquaintances. so stop fucking whining about something that's got nothing to do with your argumentative asses.

Anonymous said...

all I can say to all you travon lovers out there, if your kid was getting his head beat into a curb and he pulled out a knife and killed the guy would you protest him?

Anonymous said...

"The facts dont matter"??? Are you kidding me. I see the interviews in TV where the guy(black) says " I know he killed him cuz hes black, i just know it? Im so sick of this shoulda coulda woulda bullshi* . The news butchered the 911 call to make it loik racist and BOTH sides are eating it up. Njust let it die. Verdict was made and all thats gonna happen now is the next time a guy kills in self defense hes gonna go to prison. Why? Because the laws on self defense are gonna get changed. All this is gonna do is make it harder to protect youeself black or white. Fuck Martin and Fuck Zimmerman. I hope all you " I know GZ did it because he was racist" people ever have to defend yourself because i guarantee youll change your tune.

In another note GZ is indeed a pussy and guns do make you pussy. I have a conceal carry permit but i do not looj for trouble. I do not honk my horn when im cut off or give someone thw finger because when i carry a gun im inly gonna pull it and shoot and i dont want to place myself in a position where i have to like GZ did. Oh and what is wrong with racial profiling. Im WHITE. If i see a couple of black hoods in a dark alley im gonna be prepared. If i see a coupla chollos yup im gonna b prepared. If i see a couple white guys with wife beaters yupp gonna b prepared. Lets be honest racially profiling saves lives.

Anonymous said...

Fucking shines. SHIP THEM NIGGERS BACK!

Anonymous said...

Not one of you has a clue as to what happened that night. any evidence you have comes second, third or fourth hand. The media has purposely distorted evidence in order to promote the idea of this as a racially motivated incident, because no actual evidence of racism exists. That is proven fact. NBC's tape doctoring and ABC's editing of the juror interview were appalling abuses. yet you're willing to denigrate anyone who has an equally valid, different opinion. If you want to see the people who are truly hateful and divisive, try looking in the mirror. If ignorance is bliss, why are so many people unhappy?
Yes, this case does involve a lynching. No evidence exists to support this case as a racially motivated crime. Yet most of you are willing to call Zimmerman a racist. A white Latino racist to be precise, a term coined for this very case. So go right ahead and condemn a man who very well may have been defending his own life. Just don't expect me to hand you a rope.

Anonymous said...

the only thing u accomplish here is teaching kids how to make lean
gg

Anonymous said...

Actually watermelon ice tea isn't used for lean...they use a citrus drink like sprite, pineapple soda, squirt soda, etc., and there is nothing citrus about watermelon ice tea. So lets get out facts straight before talking

Anonymous said...

1) This article is stupid. The active ingredient in 'purple drank' is CODEINE. There was no CODEINE in Trayvon's system, retards.

2) Also, 'Purple Drank' is likely to put you to sleep, not make you hulk out or attack people. Neither does smoking weed.

3) On top of that, your formula for 'purple drank' is wrong. Purple drank is made from carbonated soda (the mixing agent) and hard candy that dissolves well (for flavor). Skittles won't dissolve very well. Tell you what, for fun, go buy sprite and jolly ranchers. Mix the sprite with the jolly ranchers and see how that tastes. Then buy skittles and Watermelon juice, mix those and taste. I can guarantee that the skittles and watermelon juice will taste nasty.

Anonymous said...

"Wow, no wonder Trayvon attacked George so violently. Trayvon must have been a pretty hardcore drug addict to be taking this stuff."

Wow, it's hard to believe you're so naive. Abusing cough syrup is probably one of the the most mild 'low-tier' habits out there. It's not like he was smoking heroine or anything like that. Smoking weed and drinking cough syrup? Get the kindergarden crap out of here.

Codeine is a controlled substance because overdosing on it is likely to kill the user. It doesn't make you flip out and attack people. If anything, taking codeine will make you fall to sleep. Too much of it will make you fall to sleep and not wake up. You know what's the active ingredient in most brands of sleeping pills? CODEINE!

Codeine is also used in TRANQUILIZERS, SEDATIVES and MUSCLE RELAXERS!

Codeine is the exact opposite of drugs that cause violent outbursts. Alcohol has a far stronger relation to violent outbursts than either marijuana or codeine. Hell, Zimmerman was on ADERALL, which has a correlation toward increased aggression. But nooooooo, let's say that Trayvon smoked weed an (may have) abused codeine. For some reason, those things are supposed to make him a violent ORC from lord of the rings even though there is tons of research that shows that those drugs are not strongly associated with violence.

Oh, and lets treat these low-level narcotics like they are hardcore street drugs like heroine, cocaine, LSD and PCP!

And conservatives wonder why liberals laugh at them.

Anonymous said...

"the only thing u accomplish here is teaching kids how to make lean"

Lean does not contain watermelon juice and skittles.

The only thing he's accomplished here is miseducating people on the effects of codeine abuse with a stupid 'reefer madness' argument.

Anonymous said...

"So go right ahead and condemn a man who very well may have been defending his own life."

Trayvon could have very well been defending his own life.

Who had the gun? Who left his truck to run after a retreating teenager?

Look, regardless of what you believe, it is obvious that Zimmerman formed some mighty big assumptions about Trayvon and as a result acted on them without ANY consideration of whether or not Trayvon had any rights (Note: Trayvon had rights).

Zimmerman said Trayvon was a 'suspicious looking guy' well, I'd argue that ZIIMMERMAN (!) was a suspicious looking guy himself and he did nothing to change that. Normally that would be fine if he decided to STAY IN THE TRUCK, but he didn't. Then, when he was asked what his purpose for following Trayvon was, instead of ANSWERING THE QUESTION, he reached behind his back for something.

I would have shot Zimmerman dead had he pulled that crap with me in that circumstance. I'm being followed by a suspicious looking guy, then when I ask why I'm being followed, he reaches behind his back for something.

On top of that, we don't know if Zimmerman pulled his gun out at the start of the altercation. We don't even really KNOW what started the altercation. the only thing that we KNOW is that Zimmerman left his truck to follow someone that was retreating from him while armed and he later shot and killed that guy that he left his truck to basically chase.

Zimmerman claims that he didn't pull his gun out and crap, but think about it. If you were in that situation and had pulled out the gun at the onset, would you tell the police? You know it was a dark alleyway and there were NO witnesses that you are aware of. Would you tell the police the truth about pulling the gun out and practically gift-wrapping yourself for an easy WIN for the prosecution?

Anonymous said...

"the facts are right here in your face you stupid fucking liberals. and to the person who said "he had skittles and tea, no cough syrup or codeine" I wouldn't carry all the ingredients on me if I had that shit."

I buy tea and candy all the time. You know how many times I mixed it with cough syrup? 0 times.

I have baking soda downstairs. You know much crack I have ever cooked up? None.

How much CODEINE was in Trayvon's system? None.

Is drinking cough syrup a major drug addiction? No

Does drinking cough syrup make people hulk out and go on violent rampages? FUCK NO

Long story short. You are a fucking retard.

Only nigger here is you for believing in absolute bullshit.

You ask why it matters so much to other people? WHY DOES IT FUCKING MATTER TO YOU to demonize the dead teen? Is Zimmerman your relative?

People care because they view Zimmerman's **behavior** as ultimately WRONG. You blowing TRIVIALITIES concerning Trayvon out of fucking proportion will not fucking change that. Did he smoke weed? Sure. Did he drink cough syrup? MAYBE. Do either of those things make him a chotic-evil ORC from lord of the rings? NOPE. Are either of those drugs (Marijuana and Codeine) associated with violence in any major way? NOPE.

Trayvon had a right to walk through that street. Trayvon had a right to be concerned about the unidentified man that was following him. Trayvon had the right to ask why he was being followed. Trayvon had the right to defend himself if he viewed Zimmerman as a threat.

People are SO PISSED because they see that this whole incident could have been resolved from jump street by Zimmerman cracking his window, IDENTIFYING HIMSELF and stating his concern instead of stalking an unarmed teen without identifying himself and thoroughly acting like a suspicious looking guy himself.

Truth Seeker said...

"Anonymous said...
1) This article is stupid. The active ingredient in 'purple drank' is CODEINE. There was no CODEINE in Trayvon's system, retards.

2) Also, 'Purple Drank' is likely to put you to sleep, not make you hulk out or attack people. Neither does smoking weed.

3) On top of that, your formula for 'purple drank' is wrong. Purple drank is made from carbonated soda (the mixing agent) and hard candy that dissolves well (for flavor). Skittles won't dissolve very well. Tell you what, for fun, go buy sprite and jolly ranchers. Mix the sprite with the jolly ranchers and see how that tastes. Then buy skittles and Watermelon juice, mix those and taste. I can guarantee that the skittles and watermelon juice will taste nasty."


I don't know why this blogger didn't contact you first. Clearly you are an export and it could have saved him a lot of embarrassment.

Thank you for pointing out that marijuana has no side effects, especially not paranoia.

http://healthland.time.com/2011/04/06/why-pot-smokers-are-paranoid/

It must be just a coincidence that, as Trayvon's tubby, racist girlfriend testified to, he believed Zimmerman was going to butt rape him.

Why didn't this blogger contact you instead of believing the lies on the medical journals and pharmaceutical literature that says purple drank/lean can cause hallucinations?

And who knew that 'Tussins own product information lies about it's active ingredient. Why are the claiming it is dextromethorphan when you know it is really codeine (3-methylmorphine)?

Since you are obviously the street drug expert, maybe you can tell us how easy it is to get the hard candy of Jolly Ranchers from convenient stores these days? Last I checked, you typically can only find the chews, which do not dissolve well at all. To find the hard candy versions you have to go to big box chains and buy them in larger 1 pound bags.

Could it be, that as numerous web sites and internet forums proclaim that many lean users do in fact use skittles and watermelon AZ tea? Yeah, yeah it could...

It's amazing what information you can easily find with a simple google search. But, by all means, keep on believing your from-thin-air facts.

Social Misshap said...

Anon, please produce the autopsy report that shows neither codeine or dextromethorphan even being tested for.

Oh, you can't. That is what I thought.

In fact, what it did show was excessive liver damage consistent with codeine or lean abuse. And codeine itself can only be detected in the blood stream for up to 12 hours. The autopsy occurred long after.

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