Trayvon’s Death Scene
Yesterday, June 25, was a bad day in my life: hearing about the gutting of the Voting Rights Act by a reactionary Supreme Court as well as viewing the death scene photos taken immediately after the killing. (More about VRA later.) Ordinarily, I would not do this, as I did with the photos of Michael Jackson’s death room scene. But this case looks more and more like Emmett Till and Oscar Grant rolled into one. Here they are, and after you do view them, please pray for justice for Trayvon Martin.
The photo below came from Matt Drudge’s site, truth be told. I can well imagine the kind of racist necrophilia that emitted from that site on viewing this child.
Some of these photos are not only from U.S. sources, but from British sources, namely the Daily Mail. As you can imagine, this is a case with international pull. The first video that I wanted to use was scrapped from You Tube because Trayvon’s face and body were not obscured.
- George Zimmerman trial: Jurors see graphic photos of Trayvon Martin’s body – CBS News (cbsnews.com)
- Mo Ivory: Will An All-Female Jury (With No African-Americans) Do Right By Trayvon Martin? (v103.cbslocal.com)
- Trayvon Martin’s Father Exits Courtroom When Prosecution Shows Graphic Photos Of Son’s Corpse To Jury (mediaite.com)
- In Trayvon Martin case, history’s ghosts linger (arkansasonline.com)