Luis Rivas, President of the Objectivist Party of California, wrote the following article regarding the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case:
"Justice was served with George Zimmerman obtaining a 'not guilty' verdict but, in my opinion, there never should have been a trial. Zimmerman observed someone suspicious while doing his duty as a Neighborhood Watch volunteer. He properly called in his observations, followed Trayvon Martin so he could tell the police the location of the suspect and was confronted and attacked by a violent criminal thug, who broke George Zimmerman's nose and repeatedly slammed the back of his head into the concrete sidewalk. The act of shooting Trayvon Martin was clearly self-defense, as the jury determined, since George Zimmerman had already suffered serious bodily injury and his life was in danger. Trayvon Martin got what he deserved and the world is a better place without a thug like Trayvon Martin in it.
The photos posted by the media of 'little Trayvon' were from when he was much younger. In reality, at the time of his death, this 17-year old muscular thug stood 5'11" towering over the shorter George Zimmerman, who the Seminole County Sheriff's Office Inmate Booking Information Sheet reports being 5'7" tall, a full four inches shorter than Trayvon Martin. Not a single paper or media outlet published a current photo of Trayvon Martin because it didn't suit their narrative of a 'racist assassin who targeted an innocent little black boy'. The media hid the true image of this 'No_Limit_Nigga' (one of Trayvon Martin's Twitter handles) and, in so doing, engaged in journalistic malfeasance.
Trayvon Martin had been suspended from school three times for drugs (a marijuana pipe and a baggie with drug residue in it), truancy, graffiti, possession of what was apparently stolen property (12 pieces of women's jewelry) and for possession of a burglary tool (a large flathead screwdriver). The jewelry was turned over to the police by the school. As for the marijuana, the evidence leads to the conclusion he was a marijuana user and most probably, a marijuana dealer. He texted many messages regarding marijuana and described how he hid it during a bus ride to Orlando. His friends on Facebook all said he 'had the best plants' and a photo on his cell phone showed him with a gun and what appears to be a potted marijuana plant.
Trayvon Martin was on suspension from school the day of his confrontation with George Zimmerman. There is also evidence he was almost arrested five days before his death for smacking a bus driver in the face because the driver refused to let him ride for free. Confirmation for this is found in his Twitter account. According to WAGIST.com, a message was sent to Trayvon Martin on February 21, 2012 that read, "yu ain't tell me yu swung on a bus driver." He was also a mixed martial arts fighter who told friends he wanted a rematch with one of his opponents because 'he didn't bleed enough, only his nose'. Trayvon Martin was not a good kid. He was a juvenile delinquent.
There is strong evidence from Trayvon Martin's Facebook posts that he was a Purple Drank/Lean (also known as "Skittles") and DXM (a PCP-like substance) user since at least June, 2011. The autopsy showed his liver had "focal patchy yellow discoloration" due it being in the early stages of an unusual degrading known as "mild fatty metamorphasis" and his brain tissue appeared compromised, both conditions symptematic of DXM use. Reported side effects can include breaks with reality, extreme paranoia and fits of violence. His girlfriend testified Trayvon Martin appeared to be "paranoid" when she spoke to him on his cell phone minutes before his death. Trayvon Martin didn't purchase 'ice tea and candy' at the 7 Eleven the night he fought with George Zimmerman. Instead, he purchased skittles and Arizona Watermelon Fruit Juice Cocktail, which when mixed with cough syrup, makes Purple Drank/Lean. Was Trayvon Martin drinking Lean on his way back from the 7 Eleven? If he was, that might explain his 'extreme physical aggression' and 'paranoia'.
All the evidence shows George Zimmerman wasn't a racist and did not target Trayvon Martin because he was black. He identified him as someone who was acting suspiciously. In his 911 call, Mr. Zimmerman said, "We've had some break-ins in my neighborhood, and there's a real suspicious guy...this guy looks like he's up to no good or he's on drugs or something. It's raining and he's just walking around looking about...looking at all the houses." There are no grounds for a federal civil rights lawsuit and they wouldn't even be considering filing such a case if the United States Attorney General wasn't under intense pressure by black activists whose only goal is to promote their own racist agenda.
Trayvon Martin's future was not at all promising. He was most certainly going to continue being a drug dealer and a thief. With his tendency to use physical aggression against people, it is almost a foregone conclusion he would have assaulted many others in his life. It is also extremely likely he would have killed someone, as he promised to do to George Zimmerman minutes before his death. President Obama recently said, "You know, when Trayvon Martin was first shot I said that this could have been my son. Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago." Well, Mr. President, had you been a Trayvon Martin 35 years ago, you most likely would have ended up in prison or dead instead of living in the White House as President of the United States.
Trayvon Martin's death was not 'tragic' as some have described it. It was well-deserved and an overall benefit for civilized society."
Luis Rivas was appointed President of the Objectivist Party of California on May 14, 2013.