Well, a minor planet – that is, an asteroid.
September 9, 2013
A crazy old kook named Bill Putnam believes that George Zimmerman did not have a right to keep himself from being murdered by the unhinged, drug-smoking black criminal Trayvon Martin, and believes that the best way to show his discontent with the acquittal of the Batman-like Mestizo hero is to name an asteroid after Trayvon.
Putnam, a trustee for the Lowell Observatory, has just the asteroid in mind: 2000 TM61 (get it – ‘TM’ – they are Trayvon’s initials!).
From the Arizona Daily Sun:
“As I see it, the social fairness showed to Trayvon Martin was very sadly lacking,” he said. “Inasmuch as I am the sole trustee of an institution which has some naming privileges, I want to do my share to see that this lad is remembered in an appropriate manner.”
Following George Zimmerman’s murder indictment, Putnam had astronomer Edward Bowell, a near-Earth asteroid and comet expert, submit the suggested name.
The citation for asteroid 2000 TM61 reads:
“Named in memory of Trayvon Martin (1995-2012), a student at Dr. Michael M. Krop High School in Miami, Florida. Unarmed, he was fatally shot in Sanford, Florida, during an altercation with the neighborhood watch coordinator.”
If your heart is not move by this touching gesture, you probably don’t have one. Or perhaps you are a creepy-ass cracka.