And the lynching continues.
First, the claims about the video tape.
What? No bruising visible on the brown man one hour or so after the injury?
Or does it? Here are my screen caps
Zimmerman does indeed exhibit a head wound
One of the officers examines the wound to see if it is still bleeding
Here’s the funniest image. The police put a Caucasian clown nose on Zimmerman. Or maybe it was a dressing.
There is something on Zimmerman’s nose
The police report says that Zimmerman was bleeding from the nose and the back of the head. It says his back was wet and covered with grass. There is nothing about “grass stains.”
We can’t see from this video if there is any remaining blood on Zimmerman’s red and black fleece or his dark grey shirt.
Anyone else notice that the “white Hispanic” George Zimmerman is a lot browner than at first believed?
Now consider these headline from Drudge:
HOODIE ON THE HILL…
VIDEO: Dem Rep Kicked Off House Floor…
Another Says Trayvon ‘Hunted Down Like Dog’…
Another: ‘Executed For WWB In A GC’…
Maxine Waters Calls Shooting ‘Hate Crime’…
Now just for laughs I’ll throw this one as well
OBAMA CAMPAIGN: Republicans ‘politicizing’ Trayvon Martin death…
“Hunted down” “Executed”
I don’t think so, and Martin’s girlfriend largely exonerates Zimmerman. She told a reporter this:
“Trayvon said what are you following me for?”
“Then the man said ‘what you doing around here?'”
What would you expect a Neighborhood Watch person to ask?
“What are you doing around here?” It’s exactly what you’d expect him to ask.
Then she asserts that Trayvon is pushed, but there is no evidence to prove that, and it is highly unlikely Zimmerman pushed Martin.
The thing is, they had a conversation. Zimmerman did ask Martin why he was there. Ask yourself- if you ask someone why they’re following you and that person asks you what you’re doing around here, how would you respond? I might be tempted to ask “What’s it to you?” and I would expect Zimmerman to respond that he was part of the Neighborhood Watch. Then I would expect Martin to say that he was headed to his girlfriend’s house. Then I might ask “Where does she live?” and he could have told him in which building she lived. And that should have ended it.
But it didn’t go that way.
Someone did push someone else. But who? Let’s look at this reasonably. If Zimmerman was “hunting down” Martin he would simply have shot him instead of engaging him in a conversation. If he meant to “execute” him he could easily have done just that. If you’re “hunting” someone, your gun is drawn. Do you agree to meet with the cops and then go hunting for Martin? Is it common to have a conversation with your prey before you shoot? Are you kidding me?
They had a conversation instead.
What Martin’s girlfriend didn’t say is also extremely important. Mega-important.
She doesn’t mention a gun. Martin saw no gun. That means Zimmerman had not drawn the weapon when he met with Martin. The weapon was fired once but the magazine was full. Something interfered with the cycling, like perhaps a struggle. It’s reported that Zimmerman has claimed that Martin tried to take Zimmerman’s gun.
Given the police report indicating that Zimmerman had grass on his back it’s more the likely Zimmerman was the one who got pushed, and then jumped and pounded by Martin. The eyewitnesses corroborate Martin being on top of Zimmerman, beating him. I think shooting Martin was absolutely the last thing Zimmerman wanted to do.
We’ve learned nothing from the Duke Lacrosse case. Lynch on.