MIAMI (AP) — Websites are hawking key chains bearing Trayvon Martin’s likeness. Vendors are selling T-shirts and hoodies at rallies. The case of the slain Florida teenager is quickly turning into an Internet-fueled brand.
Buttons, posters, T-shirts and hoodies are up for grabs on Ebay since Martin’s shooting last month. Vendors are also selling them at rallies supporting Martin.
Martin’s parents have trademarked two phrases — “Justice for Trayvon” and “I Am Trayvon.” An attorney says the family wants to prevent others from exploiting the 17-year-old’s image.
We’ll see about that. His mother and father have reportedly quit their jobs ”to help see that the fight for justice continues.” Really? How does fighting for justice pay the rent?
About 100 students who walked out of class at North Miami Beach Senior High School in honor of Trayvon Martin, the Miami Gardens teenager who was shot to death last month in Sanford, ended up ransacking a Walgreens drugstore, breaking displays and merchandise, North Miami Beach police said.
The students walked out of school about 11 a.m. Friday in an otherwise peaceful demonstration, according to a statement emailed by police.
Tom Wolfe couldn’t make this up. Is this a great country, or what? Look: