The Trayvon Martin case seems to have captured the attention of the entire nation, as people are still screaming for persecution for a man who murdered a teenage boy for what has been deemed no reason.
If you don’t believe it has taken over the nation, just take a look at image boards or any other type of place where these conversations are taking place in social media. And the interesting part about putting these discussions on twitter or facebook is that it can spark the interest of many people and many different opinions.
If you go on certain sites, the number of people supporting George Zimmerman is surprisingly high. People who believe Zimmerman actually acted in self defense that night are increasing, perhaps because of social media and people who are convincing others that there is legitamate reason for Zimmerman to kill that boy using self defense.
Pictures are being posted, some true and some not so much. One picture that has circulated on facebook, even amongst friends is this one:
The picture showcases a much more recent picture of George Zimmerman (left) and Trayvon Martin. Funny thing about this picture is that, yes, while this picture is of a Trayvon Martin, it is not the Trayvon Martin that was murdered in Florida. This picture is of a Trayvon Martin that lived in a completely different state.
This is a new, recent picture of Trayvon Martin:
With gold teeth, some people have made the surprising claim that Trayvon deserved to die because he was a “gangster”. It’s an odd concept, that dressing a certain way means something completely unrelated but it has been used by some people who are defending Zimmerman. Ironically, Geraldo Rivera mentioned dress code and its relation to Trayvon’s death as well. While he certainly wasn’t on the side of Zimmerman, he pointed out how a hoodie is a reason for the death far more than racisim. He tweeted these opinions and also spoke of them on television.
His tweets were controversial, as were Trayvon’s Martins prior to his death and his actions in social media, another reason some are pointing to his death as a justified act. His twitter name, @NO_Limit_Nigga featured extremely graphic tweets which have garnished criticizer from many.
The tweets were found before police deleted his entire account. Facebook messages were also discovered that pointed to Trayvon as a drug dealer.
As I’m sure you can see, Social Media has played a huge role in this potential murder investigation. People have used it to discuss the potential crime, justice and other things while it has also come back to potentially bite Trayvon Martin in the ass and paint a negative picture of him that wasn’t previously had. Social media has blown this case to a whole new level and it’s interesting usage by some people have changed some opinions.