|Mr Puggsly said:
The whole Trayvon incident screwed up his life.
If I was in his shoes, I'd probably stop giving a fuck about life as well.
That's the thing right? nobody other than him and Trayvon truly knows what went down that night, if his story was true or not, the entire trial got turned in to nothing more than a soapbox for race issues, even if everything he said was true it would still pretty much ruin all possibility of a normal life, so this occuring is a "well im not surprised" kind of deal, yet those who have just as little knowledge about the situation as you or me, but feel compelled to strongly defend Trayvons name, a kid they never met, knew or cared about before the trial, would look at this as confirmation of their beliefs.
People need to understand that you cant just lynch a guys image worldwide then be surprised if that has an adverse effect on that persons future, whether he is found guilty or not.
The whole trial was bullshit from the start, the notion of "innocent until proven guilty" was tossed asside and the media basically treated it like a race war from the very beginning.
I dont know if he was guilty or innocent, i dont know if Trayvon was a nice kid or a wannabe thug, but the reality of this situation is simply that if a persons life is ruined, for whatever reason, you should not be surprised if they do not conduct the rest of their life in a normal manner.
In closing, don't you find it quaint how no matter how obviously guilty a person is, friends and family will always paint them out to be a roll model, a pillar of their community and so on?
Growing up we had a kid in our neighbourhood, he stole cars, burgles houses, had several ASBO's, was suspected of raping a girl on her way home from school, and dealing in drugs - the guy got shot, IN THE MIDDLE OF A DRUG DEAL that went sour - but when the media got a hold of it, he was painted to be the poor victim who was "forced in to a terrible lifestyle by the hardships he faced, a good boy who treated the world with respect and dignity", it happens every. freaking. time.