Trayvon Martin Shooting  Now that Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey has met with and prayed with the family of Trayvon Martin followed by Corey’s decision to arrest George Zimmerman, jail him, and charge him with second degree murder, it would seem that the inflamed passions that have surrounded the case would come to an end, at least until Zimmerman is tried.  

Don’t bet on it. 

Thursday morning on the “Today” show, Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, made her own, surprising announcement saying unequivocably,  “I believe it was an accident, I believe that it just got out of control and he [Zimmerman] couldn’t turn the clock back.” 

That was a fair enough assessment. 

By Thursday afternoon,  Fulton had retracted her statement and declared with an equivalent lack of equivocation on MSNBC-TV that “George Zimmerman stalked my son and murdered him in cold blood.” 

An “accident” is a far cry from charges of stalking and cold-blooded murder. 

That monumental reversal leads one to suspect Trayvon’s mother either  experienced a sea change in her opinion over the course of a few hours or someone sat her down and told her to shut up about accidents if she wanted to hang Zimmerman and maybe earn a few bucks by suing him, the city of Sanford, the Sanford P.D., and anyone else even remotely connected with the case.   

A cynic might think the latter scenarios were more probable rather than a considered reassessment of an accidental shooting.  

Of course, even the lawless New Black Panther Party changes its mind. 

Michelle Williams, the NBPP “chief of staff,” also reversed course in a matter of a few days. 

  Williams said on Tuesday, ”Let me tell you, the things that’s about to happen, to these honkeys, these crackers, these pigs, these pink people, these —- people. It has been long overdue. My prize right now this evening … is gonna be the bounty, the arrest, dead or alive, for George Zimmerman. You feel me?” 

By Thursday, she was contrite and tearfully confessed to a reporter that “My words that I spoke were very passionate, passionate anger of an activist.” 

Crying with profound sincerity, Williams added, “Do I want to see George Zimmerman dead? No. Do I want to see him brought to justice? Hell yes.  I don’t want violence, I don’t promote violence. That’s why I told you, my words were out of anger.” 

Denouncing “honkeys,” ”crackers,” and “pigs,” putting a bounty on Zimmerman’s head, and posting signs wanting Zimmerman “dead or alive” weren’t violent sentiments at all but simply innocent expressions of non-violent “passionate anger.”    

And Michelle Williams, formerly known as Michelle Conyers, wasn’t arrested on charges for aggravated assault with a handgun, fraudulent use of personal information and a credit card, petty theft, grand theft, and forgery, among other crimes. ( 

Aside from his death, the saddest things about Trayvon Martin are that his memory has been forever sullied by black race-baiters out to make political capital and to stir up a race war and by his parents who have sacrificed his memory on the altar of the almighty dollar.