When the events first occurred the photos in all the newspapers showed a sweet innocent young man apparently about 13 years old and a older individual looking somewhat swarthy, dark and even dangerous. It was a few weeks later that we saw pictures of an older Trayvon Martin. Trayvon wasn't 13 he was 17 when the events occurred. He didn't have the innocent look of the 13-year-old. He arguably came across as a dedicated gang banger.
The initial shaping of the events in the media were that a nearly psychotic neighborhood watch vigilante head shot Trayvon in cold blood. Network newscasts of the 911 telephone call were maliciously edited to provide the impression that George Zimmerman was a racist. Although there were many pictures taken from the medical care that George Zimmerman received on the night of the events few were published or publicly available. Support for the statement that his head had been bashed on the sidewalk repeatedly was not made available with photographic evidence.
Prosecutors Finally Release Frontal Photos
A prosecutor is supposed to seek justice. They aren't supposed to have an agenda. If laws were broken their job is to find the evidence to support that assertion. If laws were not broken it is not their job to promote a racist or divisive policy. Creating an inaccurate or erroneous perception of events would be malfeasance in office and certainly illegal.
Was Trayvon looking for trouble that night? Was Zimmerman acting within his authority as a neighborhood watch representative? Had Zimmerman retreated before the shooting? Did Trayvon act aggressively and violently against Zimmerman? Was the shooting justified?
Those are all good questions but the one that really should be of concern is what the prosecution is trying to do in this case