The Reason That Trayvon Martin Didn’t Just Run Home

After being bullied by race hustlers into prosecuting an innocent man for the crime of self-defense, today the state of Florida continued its disgraceful attempt to justify this show trial by referring to Trayvon Martin as a “child” during its closing arguments. Yesterday, during the discussion of jury instructions, they even engaged in the ridiculous charade of trying to suggest that George Zimmerman’s actions constituted “child abuse.” This narrative is the one that we’ve heard for the last year and a half from those trying to use this tragedy to gin up the racial division that is their bread and butter, be it Al Sharpton, Eric Holder, Barack Obama or any number of other similar titans of the race industry. One of the witnesses in this case was even basing her opinion that Trayvon Martin was smaller than George Zimmerman on photos taken when Martin was 12 years old. When she saw how he looked right before he died, at age 17, she said might have been confused about which man was on top delivering the pummeling.

During his closing argument today, defense attorney Mark O’Mara dramatically paused after about 1 hour and 20 minutes, set a timer for 4 minutes, and left everyone in the courtroom sitting in silence. After the time had expired, he noted that 4 minutes was the amount of time that Trayvon Martin was running, at least according to the timeline pieced together from the 911 call, leaving him to ask, and everyone with a few functioning brain cells to wonder, why didn’t Trayvon, the sweet young boy with the Skittles and iced tea, terrified of this crazed vigilante with murder in his heart, simply run to the safety of his father’s girlfriend’s (and one of his several baby mamas) home?

A quick look at this “child’s” twitter feed, using the handle, NO_LIMIT_NIGGA, might shed some light on the matter.

Sadly, Trayvon Martin, from a broken home, and with a father with multiple children by several different women seems to be another teenager who like many kids who grow up this way, admired the gangsta lifestyle, and we know that one of the worst things someone can do in that culture is to “diss” another person, as in “disrespect.”  If someone disses you, that person has got to answer for it. Just ask Aaron Hernandez, who was also dissed, apparently by one of the people he is suspected of murdering. He was also a devotee of the gangsta program.  Trayvon was not going to be dissed by anyone, and certainly not some “creepy ass cracker.” That’s the reason he didn’t just take his Skittles and go home, but chose instead to beat the snot out of that cracker, who unfortunately for him, was able to defend himself.

Interestingly, while I was doing research for this post, I came across a post entitled “The Relationship Between Anger, Control And Fear” by Torey Richards who is a licensed mental health counselor in, of all places, Sanford, Florida. He writes:

Most of my clients with anger problems, once they get to the point where they can verbalize and dissect where their anger is coming from, are actually afraid. They are afraid of losing control, being taken advantage of, being ignored, etc. Take a client of mine who got into a fight while standing in line at a burger joint when he felt someone had blatantly skipped him. Does it make since for a grown man to get in a fight over a $5 hamburger because he had to wait an extra two minutes? Was it worth him going to jail and having to take anger management classes? Of course not, but to him at the time it was. He was eventually able to tell me that the reason he got so angry so quickly is because when he got skipped it made him afraid that he was invisible, that he would be seen as weak, and that he wouldn’t be respected. His fear is what made him so angry and caused him to act in an irrational way. At the same time, his need to be respected caused him to want to control the situation by making the other other person respect him and beating him up until he did.

The gangsta mentality encourages people to act out on these impulses, and that’s what Trayvon Martin was doing on that rainy night in February 2012. It’s a sad tragic event, one that everyone wishes had never happened, but it’s not an excuse to persecute an innocent man.

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12 comments

  1. Part of the journalistic malfeasance surrounding this sordid affair, was the continual usage of a dated picture of Travon, as a small child. It is understandable that in the rush to put out the story, that may have been the first or only picture available, but then, after the first week or two, MSM outlets still using the “choir boy” photo were committing journalistic malpractice.

  2. Hi Teri, we differ in opinion, but that’s okay. I’ll state my case. Okay, so Trayvon Martin came from a broken home, what does that matter? What does it matter what his father did with the women in his life? That’s not Trayvon, he has no control over his father. The reason Trayvon Martin didn’t just run home while this man with a gun was chasing him is because he was hiding. He decided to hide instead of showing this stranger with a gun where he lives, and yes, I believe GZ had the gun out when he got out of the car because he was going to apprehend this “suspect” before the police got there. Four minutes. GZ had four minutes to return to his vehicle and wait for law enforcement as well, but he did not. Trayvon Martin was 16 years and some days old. He was still a kid. He was not a gangster with a “gangsta mentality”, he was a young man doing what many young men do in his community, using the “gangsta mentality” as a way of peacocking, it’s a defense mechanism to say that “I am not weak”, but Trayvon Martin had no one to peacock in front of that night, no reason to feel disrespected because it was just him and GZ. Even the young lady he was on the phone with told him to run and GZ even confirmed that he was running away from him. Trayvon Martin wasn’t in a “gangsta mentality” at that time, he was running like a scared kid and attempting to hide until the danger passed, but it didn’t. Now the article you reference will show that GZ is the one who wanted to control the situation that night, not Trayvon who was running. GZ thought he had spotted a criminal and wanted to help apprehend the person. He was angry that another potential criminal was in his area and so with his gun and 18 months of MMA training, he figured he would go help apprehend this “suspect”, but when he found Trayvon and they begin to fight and GZ, with his gun and MMA training begin to lose, he felt embarrassed and angry and decided to shoot Trayvon. GZ is not an innocent man, he was afraid of losing his neighborhood to criminals and wanted to control that situation which brought about his anger and ill will which caused Trayvon his life. I ask you to go back and read my post about this case on cognitive biases, gun biases and cultural stereotypes.

    • Hi Torey,
      Thanks for your reply. Yes, we disagree on this Zimmerman case, but I do agree with you that that’s ok. 🙂
      One thing I couldn’t disagree with you more about is the effect of a youngster, especially a boy, growing up in a home without his father. Research and common sense, IMO, demonstrates that the very best situation for a child, and the one that leads to the best chance for success is living with married parents who created him after marriage. When a young man, with raging hormones and no one to show him how to be a man writes the kinds of things we see in Trayvon Martin’s twitter feed, and then we find out that his father was out being a sperm donor for multiple women, we shouldn’t be surprised. It has EVERYTHING to do with Trayvon, IMO.
      I think we do agree about what the gold grill and the twitter handle, etc. were about. You call it “peacocking,” and I think that’s a good description. I think that adolescent males are very likely to do that, and I think the “gangsta” culture popularized by “urban” music and entertainment encourages the very worst aspects of adolescent male behavior: predatory, no-commitment sex, violent retribution for those who “diss” you and all the other unfortunate aspects of that very toxic subculture.
      I still think Trayvon was thinking “damn you, Creepy Ass Cracka, I will not be disrespected by no M****fing Creepy Ass Cracka!”
      When I read your piece on “The Relationship between fear, anger and control,” which is terrific, and I recommend everyone read, the part where you mention the guy who thinks someone cut in front of line and ended up in jail reminded me of that thought I had about Trayvon.
      Somehow immediately post-encounter GZ’s face doesn’t look like it had a run in with a “scared kid.”
      Oh I did read your 3 part Trayvon series, and I thought I was quite interesting, even though we disagree.
      Hey, what do you think of Taleeb Starkes’ piece here today?
      http://wp.me/p2YmFi-1Q0
      Keep up the great work!

      • The thing is, if GZ would have done this to a white woman, a white teenager or damn near anyone else, we wouldn’t have even had this media and judicial circus, but I understand you can’t see that because that is not your world view. You are a White woman, you have your own world view and I respect that. I work with inner-city teens trying to help them change out of their “gangsta mentality” before they end up dead or incarcerated. Unfortunately my success rate is only about 50%. These kids feel like society expects them to be thugs and criminals and it’s much easier to do those things than to finish high school, go to college, the military or find a good job. They give up, many by the time they are in the 8th grade. Trust me, if GZ had encountered one of the real “thugs” I work with, he would have been shot to peaces the minute he looked at him “wrong”. Trayvon was a kid, not a thug. I did read Taleeb Starkes peace and I’ve heard arguments like that before from Black conservatives. It’s nothing new. My question to him is what is he REALLY doing to save the Black community besides trying to profit off of fear and hate. There will be no “Negro-geddon”, we just want to be treated equal. Thanks for having a great open forum.

        • Actually, even though I didn’t realize it until a few months ago, thanks to our vigilant Lame Stream Media, I now know that I am a “White Hispanic.” I guess Barack Obama is a “White African American,” although for some strange reason, he is never described that way.

          The “frightened child” narrative falls apart because Trayvon Martin had a phone. If he was afraid, why didn’t he hide in the bushes and call the police, or call his dad?

          You are so right about the LSM and politicians exploiting the racial component in this case, and I said on my show yesterday, if Zimmerman had been black, this case would have been one of several on a weekend in Chicago. Nothing to see here.

          I really respect the work you are doing. It is truly the Lord’s work. Every person should understand that he has God-given potential, and that’s a horrible waste to throw it away. I am disgusted and outraged that the popular culture has become such a moral sewer that encourages young people to make bad decisions. Thank God there are adults like you trying to counteract that. I know that Taleeb Starkes also works with urban young people to try to get them to do the right thing. Like you, he wants to help, despite his provocative writing style, which I love. 🙂

          At the end of the day,I firmly believe that out of wedlock births are at the root of this problem. Let me recommend a book to you. It’s not new. It came out about 20 years ago, but I think you might find it interesting. It’s called The Dream and the Nightmare: The Sixties’ Legacy to the Underclass by Myron Magnet. It’s on amazon.com.

          Keep up the good work. I will keep in touch.

    • Hi I read your post today. The problem with what your arguing is this. Trayvon was so close to his home he could have easily gotten home without zimmerman seeing where he went. Also we know the fight happened right near where trayvon started running. If he was trying to hide from zimemerman out of fear and not go home he is not going to hide nearby where he can easily be found. Most importantly he was on the phone for several minutes with his friend dee during this time where you allege he was hiding. Nobody would do this. Who if they were scared would run and hide 20 feet away and hide behind a bush and continue to have a conversation on the phone for several more minutes rather then run nearby to their place of residence. Trayvon could have easily given up his position if he was talking on the phone while hiding in the bushes nearby. If your gonna hide you are not going to hide 20 yards from the person you are running from. Nobody would behave like you are suggesting. i am sure you are a smart lady. I don’t think you thought this through.

      • The jury heard the evidence, and I think they made the correct decision. Trayvon Martin was one of way too many lost boys, abandoned by their fathers, left to engage in petty crime, drug use and gangsta culture. Sad that he decided to pound a guy’s head into the ground. Bad idea, esp. in this age of concealed carry when citizens can protect themselves from thugs high on “drank.”

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