A video showing Trayvon Martin, clad in his trademark hoodie, buying Skittles the night he was shot by George Zimmerman has been released online. It's going to to turn this case upside down.
The first you thing you notice in the convenience store footage, is how big this guy is. The 17-year-old towers over the clerk, and has the physique of an NFL wide receiver.
Also, he carries himself with the confidence of a grown man, so a reasonable person could assume this fellow is an adult. At night, from the back, he may very well be a 30-year-old man.
Martin was shot during a tussle with neighborhood watchman Zimmerman in a gated community in Sanford, Florida, on February 26. The case has become a racial flashpoint for America, and street agitators like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have seized on the incident to promote themselves.
The liberal media has been biased against Zimmerman throughout this ordeal. Media outlets even ran a photo of a 13-year-old Martin to create the impression of an adult white man shooting a black child in cold blood.
But, a picture is worth a thousand words, as they say, and once people see this convenience store surveillance tape, they will understand how Zimmerman may have feared for his life. Ironically, Zimmerman probably committed manslaughter, but prosecutors overplayed their hand, so he will likely walk.