My latest column is up at Right Wing News!
Here is an excerpt:
Protests, riots, and violence are now the legacy of Trayvon Martin and the attention his family got for his case following his death around a year ago.
I have a problem with this…and it has nothing to do with race, racism, or race relations in America. Truth be told, all of the angst over this case just doesn’t add up.
1. Trayvon Martin was no child.
Trayvon Martin may have been a minor, but he was no child. He was bigger and stronger than George Zimmerman. He was 6’2″ and played football. George Zimmerman may have taken some flak for his MMA training, but evidence (not allowed in court, of course) showed that Martin was involved in MMA-style fights on a semi-regular basis. Trayvon also had a not-insignificant (though also not allowed in court) drug habit. Besides his now-well-known marijuana use, he may have had a codene habit, as well. And there were other considerations of a criminal nature, that we’ll get into in a moment.