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Trayvon Martin’s last purchase

2013-07-24T08:48:05+00:00

For more than a year, the media screamed about Trayvon Martin possessing only Skittles candy and “iced tea” against George Zimmerman’s 9mm Kel-Tec pistol. Funny how what the media called “iced tea” was actually “AriZona Watermelon Fruit Juice Cocktail,” one of many drink flavors that Arizona Beverages USA produces (the company is based in New York state, not in Arizona). When I first read that, I guessed that the ever-politically-correct media was loath to mention “watermelon” in conjunction with Trayvon Martin, because Travon Martin was black, and since the 1800s black people in the United States, particularly in the South, have been (undeservedly) associated with watermelons. (Studies have shown that black people seem to like watermelon at the same rate that white people do, about 12 percent.)

But actually, that turned out not to be the reason that the media avoided mentioning the “watermelon” aspect of Travon Martin’s last purchase. The real reason was that Arizona Watermelon Fruit Juice Cocktail is a popular mixer for making “purple drank,” otherwise known as “poor man’s PCP” (angel dust) or “lean.” Trayvon Martin’s Facebook page contained discussions of how he could make “lean,” indicating that he was a user. “Lean” is made with prescription-strength codeine-based cough syrup such as Robitussin, a mixer such as AriZona Watermelon Fruit Juice Cocktail, and a candy flavoring such as Jolly Ranchers or Skittles. 

So Trayvon Martin not only was using marijuana before his death (which was admitted as evidence in George Zimmerman’s trial), he was buying the ingredients to make “lean” so he could get high again.

Contrary to popular belief, marijuana use is associated with violent behavior, and so is purple drank. Either or both could have contributed to Trayvon Martin’s decision to attack George Zimmerman, which resulted in Martin’s death.

So, when you see a mention of “iced tea and skittles” in the media, now you know what they’re NOT telling you. And this is just another data point in the chart of “why you can’t trust the media to tell  you the truth.”

P.S. – Buy American. Buy a Kel-Tec pistol. They make a good product. I own one myself.

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