New Evidence Shows Trayvon's Life Unraveling

This past Thursday, George Zimmerman's attorneys released new evidence relevant to the upcoming trial of their client on a second-degree murder charge for the shooting of Trayvon Martin. The Martin family attorneys say the evidence is irrelevant. They are wrong. It is damning. The text messages and photos from Martin's cell phone tell a story wildly at odds with the one the State of Florida and the media have been peddling for more than a year, but one altogether truer and sadder. In the way of recap, in February 2012, Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain in Sanford, Florida, shot and killed the seventeen-year-old Martin. Taking their cue from the Martin family's attorneys, Reuters ran the first national article on the shooting ten days after it happened.  Zimmerman was a "loose cannon."  He profiled Martin, stalked him, and shot him, disregarding police instructions.  Martin, by contrast, was a "good kid."  He had hoped to be a pilot.  He was simply...(Read Full Article)