Trayvon Martin and the Cult of Government Supremacy by William Norman Grigg Manuel Loggins was murdered by an Orange County Sheriffs Deputy in the parking lot of San Clemente High School. Loggins, a deeply religious man, often visited the school to walk on the track and discuss the Bible with his daughters, who were with him on the morning he was murdered. According to the most recent of several official versions of the incident, the Deputy was concerned by Loggins "irrational" behavior, which involved crashing through a gate and attempting to leave the scene. Even this rendering of the episode, however, doesnt explain why a Deputy would shoot an unarmed man behind the wheel of an SUV containing two young girls. The Deputy initially insisted that he "felt threatened" by Loggins. Within a day or so of the story becoming public, the story had undergone a critical revision: The Sheriffs Office claimed that Loggins had to be shot in the interests of "the perceived safety of the children." So zealous were the officers for the safety of two young girls who had just seen their father murdered in front of them that the department took them into custody held them incommunicado for thirteen hours while the official narrative was being worked out. In the words of the familys attorney, "They just incarcerated them." Sgt. Loggins was black; his killer, Deputy Darren Sandberg, is white and hes back on patrol duty, without facing criminal charges or administrative punishment of any kind. His union, displaying its customary gift for arrogant self-preoccupation, insists Loggins was entirely to blame." .