80 to 100 high school students demonstrating in support of Trayvon Martin ransacked a Walgreens store in Florida.
WPLG Local10.com reports from North Miami Beach, Florida, March 27, 2012, that the students conducted a “walkout” protest from North Miami Beach Senior High School, calling for the arrest of George Zimmerman, who had fatally shot Martin on the evening of Feb. 26 in a gated community in Sanford, FL. Claiming self-defense in the shooting, Zimmerman has not been charged, but the incident is under investigation by both Sanford police and the FBI.
Minutes after walking out of their school Friday, a large group of students walked through the streets of North Miami Beach. Along the way, they stopped at a Walgreens at 163rd Street and 15th Avenue at about 10:40 a.m.
Surveillance video shows dozens of teenagers running through the store. Police said about 80 to 100 students stormed in, ransacking the shelves, before the school’s vice principal ordered everyone outside.
North Miami Beach police said students damaged items worth about $150. No injuries were reported.
Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said, “We do not accept any type of violation on the part of our students. There ought to be consequences, and we’ll be collaborating with whatever law enforcement entity is investigating that issue.” The School Board said the students involved could be prosecuted and face disciplinary action at the school.
Student Jenny Sincere said, “I don’t think they were doing it, like, to be malicious or whatever. They were just in the moment where they weren’t really thinking right because they were so angry.”
Another student Eric On-Sang said, “It showed bad character because that’s not what we were out there for. A few just made us look really bad.”
Some students admitted Tuesday to being part of the rampage. One student said, “I’m not going to lie. I was one of the people that was pushing in there because I was mad.” When asked whether the incident may have hurt their cause, student Christopher Paul said, “Yeah, it kind of did, yeah. I was just angry. I don’t know what the rest of them were doing. I was just trying to make a point for Trayvon. That’s it.”
Police said some of the students dropped their IDs on the way out of the store, so investigators have an idea of who was inside.
So, if you’re mad or angry, then it’s OK to destroy someone else’s property? These narcissistic students are the products of an indulgent society. To top it off, they’re also stupid, having dropped their IDs on the way out of the store.
And who stoked the anger of the students?
Race hustlers like Jesse Jackson who calls Trayvon a “martyr” (martyr to what?) and declares “blacks are under attack”; and Barack Obama who adds fuel to the fire by saying “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.”
Imagine the outrage if, say, Pres. George W. Bush had said that about the white victim of a black shooting.