When Trayvon was 9 years old, he saved his father’s life. His father was immobilized by burns to his legs, and Trayvon pulled him out of a burning apartment.
By all accounts, Trayvon had a pretty normal life. He liked sports video games. To make money, he washed cars, babysat and mowed lawns. Trayvon’s football coach said he was one of the best players on the team.
Like most teenagers, Trayvon appeared to go through a rebellious period. He was smoking weed and acting out at school. Pretty much what happens to 90 percent of teenagers in high school.
On February 26, 2012, George Zimmerman murdered him. Trayvon was walking alone back from a convenient store when Zimmerman took notice of him. Zimmerman apparently stalked the teenager. At some point, the two eventually confronted each other. It seems like Trayvon was rightly beating Zimmerman’s ass for being a creep when Zimmerman pulled out a gun and murdered Trayvon. Zimmerman, a coward, claimed self-defense, despite the fact that Zimmerman never should have been bothering Trayvon.
How one can claim self-defense when it is they who are following someone else and causing problems, is messed up.
Zimmerman was acquitted of second degree murder and manslaughter charges.
Justice for Trayvon was not served.
In the media aftermath of Trayvon’s murder, a lot was made of the fact that he was wearing a hoodie when Zimmerman murdered him.
Trayvon liked to wear hoodies.
His aunt had joked that “it could be 100 degrees outside and he always had his hoodie on.”