In recent years, one of the most incendiary and shameful things to have happened in the United States was the senseless killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
The media played a dual role in the months and years to come, simultaneously sharing Trayvon’s tragic story with the country and world after no arrest was made for the murder, as well as exposing misleading and slanted half truths about the teenager’s persona largely based on his social media presence.
And yet the night Trayvon died at the hands of local neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was only the beginning of a series of events that would spiral the nation into what felt like an all-out race war, reminiscent of the Civil Rights era.
Now Zimmerman is making headlines again because he actually attempted to sell the gun he used in Trayvon’s murder.
These are the disgusting details: