Instead of using the word “thug,” we should use “trayvon” to describe “trayvonish” behavior by the Black Undertow:
On Friday night, he stood prominently at an on-campus rally regarding the death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, holding a sign saying, “I am Trayvon Martin.”
Trayvon, a black 17-year-old boy, was killed last month by a neighborhood crime-watch volunteer. He was unarmed.
Johnson and about 50 other MU students rallied Friday night in ceremony for the slain teen.
A few hours later, police allege, Johnson went to Burrowes Hall to find his ex-girlfriend. She wasn’t there, so he waited in the lobby.
The affidavit outlines the alleged crimes that followed this way:
The victim, who lives on the third floor, arrived and walked to an elevator.
Johnson was “agitated,” and he confronted the woman there. They both got into the elevator, and Johnson started beating the woman’s head.
The elevator stopped on the third floor, but Johnson kept the woman in the elevator car, and they went back to the first floor.
“Once in the lobby, Johnson was manhandling (the victim), grabbing her around the waist and pulling and pushing her around,” the officer wrote in the affidavit.
Johnson then forced the woman out a side door and into his car and drove back to his residence on Pickwick Place, near campus.
Neighbors saw Johnson “dragging” the woman across a yard. One neighbor intervened, and the woman fled.
She reached the police station and reported the crimes.