08:10 – More information is starting to come to light about the Trayvon Martin shooting. The media has been portraying this as a big, armed, white, fascist vigilante shooting down a small black boy armed only with a bag of snacks who was minding his own business. But according to the police report, things were a bit different than the way the media has been painting it. First, the community where the shooting occurred is one of the most crime-ridden and dangerous places in America. Second, that “little boy” was 6’3″ tall. Third, several eyewitnesses told police the same story: that Martin punched Zimmerman, who is actually Hispanic, to the ground, jumped on him, and started beating Zimmerman’s head against the sidewalk. In light of that, it’s not surprising that the cops didn’t charge Zimmerman. It sounds to me like they should have given him a community service medal.
We made a good start yesterday on another batch of 30 chemistry kits. We’re down to less than a dozen in inventory. This is the slowest time of year but that’s still uncomfortably low.