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March 26, 2012

The Rest of the Story: Trayvon Martin Suspended In October For Graffiti; But A Search Turned Up A Dozen Pieces Jewelry, Mostly Women's, and A "Burglary Tool"

A school security person called it a "burglary tool." It was a screwdriver, but I don't know what makes it a burglary tool -- maybe it was modified, or maybe it's a size often used to punch locks or something.

Anyway, this is also part of the factual record here.

Trayvonís backpack contained 12 pieces of jewelry, in addition to a watch and a large flathead screwdriver, according to the report, which described the screwdriver as a burglary tool.

Trayvon was asked if the jewelry, which was mostly womenís rings and earrings, belonged to his family or a girlfriend.

ďMartin replied itís not mine. A friend gave it to me,Ē according to the report. Trayvon declined to name the friend.

"Unnamed friends" are the nation's number one source of contraband.

Look, if someone says something's "not mine," I believe him.

Know what I mean?

via @comradearthur.

This article on how the media built the narrative is worth reading.


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