Conservative commentator Glenn Beck has sparked public outrage after his website, TheBlaze.com, ran a story about the Trayvon Martin case, suggesting that the slain teen was a dangerous criminal.
In the controversial editorial posted on TheBlaze.com, Mytheos Holt criticizes Rev. Al Sharpton for rallying with thousands of supporters who are seeking justice for the Martin family, insisting that the 17-year-old may have had a criminal record.
"This is pure B.S I want to see the kids police record even if something is expunged," Holt wrote in an article on The Blaze website.
Trayvon was gunned down by self-imposed neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman outside of his Sanford, Fla. home on Feb. 26 despite being unarmed. Although over a million Americans have signed an online petition demanding Zimmerman's arrest, Holt believes that the late teen may be a criminal because "he had been suspended from school."
"Why was [Trayvon] removed from facebook it says account terminated? Why because his parents are trying to cover his tracks just like if you hit a bus they see Dollar signs!" Holt wrote.
Martin's parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, have attended rallies in several states with Sharpton since their son was killed, making tearful pleas for the arrest of Zimmerman, 28.
Almost immediately after The Blaze ran Holt's article, a number of critics took to Twitter to vent their outrage at Beck.
"So Glen Beck is trying to say Trayvon Martin was a trouble maker does that mean he deserves to be killed anyway? that he receives no justice," Alex Nicole tweeted.
"According to Glen Beck #Trayvon was suspended from school which in his world explains the shooting. http://bit.ly/GHNnwo #rightwing #crazy" Sandra Williams tweeted.
"So Glen Beck says Trayvon Martin was a criminal?!! I can't. The boy had skittles in his pocket for Christ Sakes.. Let's be real," Shay Currie tweeted.
The Trayvon Martin case will be presented before a grand jury in central Florida on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, according to MSNBC.