Trayvon Martin Photo: Fake or Real?

I am very confused. As I told you on Sunday’s show, I mentioned that right before airtime, I was informed that this photo, allegedly of Trayvon Martin, may not be the Trayvon Martin shot in a tragic incident on February 26.

Is this or isn't this the Trayvon Martin that George Zimmerman shot?

Michelle Malkin, who also posted the photo, claiming it was Zimmerman’s victim, declared that it was not, and apologized for making a mistake, citing this site.

Now that we’ve seen the tweets that were released by the Daily Caller (warning: language), I’m not so sure. Granted the tweets posted on those sites might be fake (Photoshopped), but I doubt that.

If we made a mistake, like Michelle Malkin, of course, I apologize to all of you and to the Martin family.

14 comments

  1. I cannot believe we still live in a society that believes ALL blacks look alike! That young man looks NOTHING like the Trayvon Martin that was murdered! Look at his complexion, facial features and body frame…people are so ignorant when it comes to African Americans!

    • If,as you say, this is not the homicide victim, then someone needs to get to this child and teach him some manners before something goes wrong. God forbid another incident like this happens. Who do you propose should talk to the lad about his behavior?

  2. Who says that all blacks look alike? You have to concede that this photo doesn’t exactly show a clear image of the person’s face. The photo that we have been seeing in the LSM of Trayvon Martin are at least 4 years old, of a cherubic child, not the 17 year-old, 6’3″ athlete that Trayvon was when he was killed.

  3. I don’t know if that is Trayvon or not, I can’t tell by the quality of the photo and due to the fact I didn’t know the young man at 17 and only have pictures of him at 12 from the media to go on… however… If this is NOT Trayvon, why has his family not come out and condemned the picture?

  4. Sorry but the picture on drudge has been proved real.

  5. I still think it’s him, but as I said, given the other information that has leaked out yesterday, specifically the tweets from Trayvon Martin’s Twitter account, I don’t think that associating this photo with him presents a false impression. After all, his Twitter handle was no_limit_nigga, no?

  6. It’s my understanding that this photo was taken from the facebook page of another young man who shares the name Trayvon Martin. This Trayvon Martin lists his school as Myers Middle School not Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School. Additionally, all of his relatives are listed as living in Savannah, Georgia.

  7. How many “Trayvon Martins” are there? What are the odds that two different people who look so similar would have the same name? No, I don’t think that all black people look alike, but I do think that these two “Trayvons” do.

  8. The kid in the picture does not look like Trayvon Martin. But he does look like a stupid teenage boy. He also looks to weigh about 145 pounds. Hardly a terrifying threat. The fact is that Trayvon Martin is dead. He is dead because an armed adult male (regardless of race) pursued him, had an altercation with him, and shot him. What bothers me is that George Zimmerman pursued a stranger on the street, knowing that if things went bad he could pull out his gun and shoot him.

    • Casong,
      I have to disagree. I think that the picture looks very much like Mr. Martin. Since the media will only present us with old out of date pictures of Mr. Martin it does make accurate comparison somewhat difficult. However this picture seems consistent with more recent descriptions of Mr. Martin. Only time will tell which pictures are of whom. I must also disagree with your threat assessment. If a six foot tall 145 pound seventeen year old knocked you to the ground and beat you around the head and neck I think that you would find it quite terrifying, as I am sure Mr. Zimmerman did. You are apparently unfamiliar with the concepts of concealed carry and neighborhood watch, both of which Mr. Zimmerman was engaging in at the time he was attacked. The fact that Mr. Zimmerman was legally carrying a gun does not negate his right to investigate suspicious activity in his neighborhood.

    • Since you have posted here are you now also a member of the flock? What exactly does that mean anyway?

  9. I TOTALLY DISAGREE IN MANY CASES I QUOTE THIS IS NOT TRAYVON MARTIN..IF YOU GO ON GOOGLE IMAGES YOU CAN SEE PICTURES OF TRAYVON’S AGING FROM A BABY ALL THE WAY UP TILL HE WAS 16 YEARS OF AGE AND AS I CAN SEE IN THIS PHOTO THAT IS NOT TRAYVON NOT EVEN HALF WAY,AND EVEN IF IT WERE U CANT JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER…HOW MANY KIDS DO WE KNOW BETWEEN THE AGES OF 14-18 (HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS) THAT DOESNT USE PROFANITY,I GRADUATED FROM AN PRODOMINIENTLY BLACK SCHOOL WITH 6% OF WHITE KIDS SO JUST BECAUSE THIS KID IS HOLDING UP HIS MIDDLE FINGER DOESNT NECCESARILY MEAN HE IS GUILTY OF ANY SORT…I HAVE A 19 YEAR OLD BROTHER AND HE REMINDS ME SO MUCH OF TRAYVON MARTIN, JUST BECAUSE TRAYVON WAS BLACK AND HAD ON A HOOD QUOTE “IN THE RAIN” THE MAN THOUGHT HE WAS TROUBLE,IN ALL CASES HE SHOULD HAVE NOT FOLLOWED TRAYVON,IF TRAYVON DID SUPPOSELY ATTACK ZIMMERMAN IT WOULD HAVE BEEN OUT OF HIM BEING SCARED ESPECIALLY IF SOMEONE WAS FOLLOWING HIM… IN THE END TRAYVON DID NOTHING WRONG HE WAS ONLY DOIN WHAT ANY HUMAN BEING SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO,HE WAS WALKING FROM THE STORE! NEVER DID I THINK IT WAS A CRIME TO BE WALKING FROM THE STORE IN THE RAIN,ITS ALREADY BAD ENOUGH THIS LADY LOST HER CHILD BUT TO LET THIS MAN CONTINUE TO WALK AROUND FREE I TOTALLY DISAGREE! ITS A SHAME WHETHER ZIMMERMAN WAS ATTACKED OR NOT HE STILL HAS BREATH IN HIS BODY,HIS FAMILY CAN ENJOY HIM…BUT THIS FAMILY AND MANY MANY OTHERS ACROSS THE WORLD ARE HURTING! THIS WONT BRING TRAYVON BACK TO US BUT IN THE END JUSTICE WILL BE PROMOTED IN HIS MEMORY…

  10. La Toria, I appreciate your passion over this incident. It was EXTREMELY unfortunate, and all people of good will are hoping that the investigations will be successful and justice will be served. I have yet to see as much outrage expressed by (so-called) “black leaders” aka race hucksters like Al Sharpton over the 93% of black murder victims who are killed by other blacks. Why do you suppose that is?
    Also, do you know that according to FBI data, blacks are 39 times more likely to commit a violent crime against a white person than vice versa, and does that statistic have any relevance to this discussion in your opinion?

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