Trayvon Martin would have been 21-years-old today.
Most people would agree that if George Zimmerman had listened to the police dispatcher on that rainy night back in 2012 and stayed in his car, Martin would still be with us.
But Breitbart Senior Editor-at-Large Ben Shapiro doesn’t see things that way.
Trayvon Martin would have turned 21 today if he hadn't taken a man's head and beaten it on the pavement before being shot.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 5, 2016
For someone who says he’s just relaying the “facts,” it’s important to remember that all Shapiro is going on are the words of George Zimmerman. Yes, Zimmerman sustained injuries in an alleged scuffle with Martin, but there is no direct evidence to point to what Shapiro sees as the reason for Zimmerman to pull the trigger.
For example, did Martin handle the gun he was ultimately shot with? No, according to test results made public last May, which showed evidence of Zimmerman’s hands on the firearm, but not those of the teenager he killed. And an analysis showed that scrapings from underneath the teenager’s fingernails did not contain any of Zimmerman’s DNA, as may rub off in a prolonged struggle.
What we do know is that Zimmerman stalked Martin, an unarmed kid walking home from the liquor store, and instigated the circumstances that led to his death.
Thankfully, many on Twitter don’t agree with Shapiro’s immoral conclusions.
@benshapiro I truly wish you would say something like this in person to any thinking adult. You would get the shit beaten out of you.
— Cranston Snord (@BostonSnob) February 5, 2016
@benshapiro nauseating. that’s someone’s son.
— Holly Robinson Peete (@hollyrpeete) February 5, 2016
— Max Siollun (@maxsiollun) February 5, 2016
@benshapiro Do you ever get tired of literally being the worst? Or do you thrive on it, like cancer?
— Chick Waffleiron (@NickSeam) February 5, 2016