This guest post was written by Myles Alderman ’14, a molecular biology major from West Hartford, Connecticut. When religious conservatives choose Bible segments to support a position that liberals find offensive, they are frequently attacked by the media for their biased selection. Yet when the media wants to prematurely judge a case before the investigation
Tag: Trayvon Martin
I, like many others, have recently been swept up in the debate over who-hit-who and whether or not George Zimmerman was hurt when he shot Trayvon Martin. While Richard is right to say that we should not jump to any conclusions regarding the circumstances surrounding the actual act of Zimmerman shooting Martin, we have sufficient
Trayvon Martin’s death has been one of the most highly covered events of 2012. While the Florida teenager’s death is certainly tragic, many individuals have already jumped to the conclusion that George Zimmerman was acting out of malice, not self defense. Even if he was, the public must allow the criminal justice system to investigate
Last night we posted the police surveillance tape showing George Zimmerman four hours after he shot Trayvon Martin. We concurred with ABC in saying that Zimmerman appeared completely unharmed in the video, contradicting his claim of being physically assaulted and injured by Martin. We, and ABC, should have taken a closer look at the video.
In response to the death of Trayvon Martin, some Kenyon students are organizing Wear A Hoodie Day: “As one’s appearance should not determine one’s level of safety, wearing a hooded sweatshirt acknowledges that stereotypes do not represent us, nor the communities with which we identify.” Will you be participating? Tell us!
Reports of Trayvon Martin breaking George Zimmerman’s nose, bashing his head into the pavement and leaving a gash on the back of his head are called into question by a police surveillance video which shows Zimmerman completely unharmed after shooting Martin. It should also be noted that there is no blood on Zimmerman’s shirt, implying that Martin was not on top of him when he shot.