Sunday, July 28, 2013

The Symbol of Innocence?

"If you do a Google Search for 'Purple Lean' or 'lean drink' or 'lean drank' it is sort of an urban kind of drug. It's known in some circles as poor man's ecstasy or something like that," George Zimmerman's attorney Mark O'Mara told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax.

"The main ingredients are watermelon, Arizona watermelon juice, a hard candy . for sweetness, and then some type of either codeine tablets if you can get them or Coricidin D, Robitussin DM," he explained.

"It's an intoxicant and it's a fairly significant one," O'Mara said.

It's the final punch line in this tragedy - he wasn't out after a sweet drink and a bag of candy, he was looking to get high. Why does that matter? Only because the skittles bag was used by the confused to symbolize an innocent victim, shot down for no reason except presumably the malevolent racism of GZ. That he was shot instead while looking to get a non-criminal high pokes just one more ironic hole in that tall tale told to manipulate.

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