The latest news that Trayvon Martin was in the gated Sanford community because of a school suspension may, in the long run, point ten to twenty fingers back at the Sanford Police department. George Zimmerman reported a person who appeared intoxicated or on something, however the department’s drug and alcohol tests on the deceased body turned up negative.
A heavy marijuana smoker, generally, can’t pass a drug test for ninety days. A medium smoker can’t pass a drug test for thirty. A light marijuana smoker can, it has been said, pass a drug test in approximately two weeks after smoking marijuna.
As the wave of news about the teenagers marijuana suspension broke, the story that Zimmerman was attacked and brutally beat by Martin also resurfaced. Last Friday, Zimmerman’s attorney interviewed with CNN. But Zimmerman’s attorney said that despite the stitches Zimmerman needed in the back of his head, and the broken bloody nose, Zimmerman didn't seek medical treatment because after so much time had elapsed, the cut on the back of his head healed. It's also possible that Zimmerman, at the time of the shooting, didn't have a job or health insurance plan that would cover emergency room costs.
In any case, many are dubious that Martin attacked Zimmerman at all. Some cite the age difference and others sight the clear and evident weight difference. Those who knew Martin cite his temperament. Zimmerman weighs 100 pounds more than Martin did at the time of his death. Information about an alleged Trayvon Martin attack was leaked from the Sanford Police Department to the Associated Press. Attorneys are looking for that department leak. In all likelihood, the person who revealed that information will be fired.
Inexplicable in the Trayvon Martin case and the public ire at Sanford PD is the release of George Zimmerman without securing evidence that could possibly, in the long run, help or hurt Zimmerman. Presumably, Zimmerman had blood on his clothes. But no DNA tests were taken to prove whether any blood on Zimmerman’s body or clothing was his or Trayvon Martin’s.
George Zimmerman, the night of the incident, reported to the Sanford Police dispatcher that his suspect looked like he was on something. Martin family attorney’s say Zimmerman discounted the possibility that Martin was walking hooded to because it was raining. They also say Zimmerman discounted that Martin stopped in between houses seeking shelter from the rain.
As Trayvon Martin’s mother defends her son posthumously from public relations efforts of Zimmerman’s team of friends and attorneys, the Sanford Police Department is likely bracing for the lawsuit of the century. Wherever, the Sanford Police Department’s botched investigation leads, whether Zimmerman is charged, convicted, or redeemed, the Police Department is liable for a civil suit and accusations of negligence.
Zimmerman’s attorneys, meanwhile, are fighting hard to dismiss that Zimmerman is a racist. Should Zimmerman find himself charged with a hate crime and moreover convicted, he faces guaranteed jail time. There are already pictures floating from anonymous US prisons of a prisoner who is posing with a sign that reads: Prison cell reserved for George Zimmerman.
In fact, many are saying Zimmerman should be arrested and taken into custody for his own protection.
Trayvon Martin’s marijuana accusation may be the first of many loops the Martin family may face in their quest to arrest George Zimmerman. But the Martin family and their son, Trayvon, even in death has overcome the biggest obstacle to needed: in death, Martin’s blood test by the Sanford Police Department evidences that the 17-year-old wasn’t under the influence the night of the incident. There were no drugs or alcohol in his system.