May 21, 2012, - 1:51 pm
More and more evidence is coming out to show us what we already knew: that Trayvon Martin is a violent thug and that George Zimmerman shot him in self-defense. New video purports to show that Trayvon Martin encouraged fighting, too. On the other hand, former co-workers and “friends” of Zimmerman are claiming he’s a racist and a bully. However, even if he is both of those things–and I’m not so sure, neither characteristic takes away from him his right to self-defense when he’s under violent attack.
I’m not as optimistic as Florida’s WFTV or the Palm Beach Post that prosecutors will soon let George Zimmerman walk, based on evidence that seems to acquit him. The prosecutors have a lot of time and resources involved in this, and it’s their star turn, of which they aren’t about to let go when there could be book deals, stardom, and interviews on TV talk shows. Still, look at the evidence:
Newly obtained video recorded before Martin’s death shows the teenager encouraging others to fight. However, Martin’s brother said Trayvon is not in the video.
How much you wanna bet that it IS Martin in the video? We’ve already heard plenty of lies from the Martin family, such as their tales regarding the reason for Trayvon Martin’s suspension from school. But they are not showing the video in the report? Why not? They don’t want us little people to be able to judge for ourselves?
And the Martin family lawyer said the video is just another attack on Martin’s character.
Um, if he was violent and someone is on trial for killing him in self-defense–as is the case here–that information is relevant.
Nearly 200 pages of evidence and audio records revealed only one man actually witnessed the fight between Martin and Zimmerman.
“The one guy on top with the black hoodie was pretty much throwing down blows on the guy, kind of (mixed martial arts) style,” the witness said.
Police reports reveal no one saw what started the fight, but evidence photos show Zimmerman suffered cuts to his head and face. . . .
“I know George, and I know that he does not like black people,” one witness told police. “He would start something, He’s a very confrontational person.”
That’s just hearsay. Where’s the evidence? Anyone can say that about anybody. Ditto for these anonymous “former co-workers”:
One of Zimmerman’s former co-workers called him a bully, so much that the co-worker said employees threw a party when Zimmerman was fired for bogging down the human resources hotline with too many complaints about other employees and management.
Well, let’s see those complaints. How are they relevant to the one incident? (Zimmerman’s inability to obey and communicate with his first set of lawyers shows that he is insubordinate. But not that he’s a bully or a racist.)
Rumor and innuendo are one thing. A video of Trayvon Martin–if it is him–encouraging people to engage in fighting shows a definite state of mind and inclination to violence against innocents. It’s the perfect set-up to self-defense.
Tags: George Zimmerman, Racism, Trayvon Martin, video