Friday, March 30, 2012
True or False - The Trayvon Martin Killing Edition
1) If the roles were reversed and the shooter had been black and the victim white, there probably would have been an arrest. True.............2) If both of the individuals had been black, the media more than likely would have ignored the story. True.............3) The video of George Zimmerman 34 minutes after the tragedy (at the police station) is proof-positive that he did NOT sustain any significant injuries. False. I have personally sustained a broken nose and it didn't bleed and was difficult to ascertain at a distance.............4) We know beyond a shadow of a doubt who cried for help during the confrontation. False (hopefully technology will eventually help us along in this regard).............5) George Zimmerman continued to follow Trayvon Martin after the police told him not to. Unclear. On this fact we need to know the precise time of the 911 call and whether or not Mr. Zimmerman made the call from his vehicle (this, in that the event took place a pretty fair distance from the vehicle).............6) We know for a fact that George Zimmerman murdered Trayvon Martin. False. I say this because, even if Mr. Zimmerman WAS following Trayvon Martin, Mr. Martin still could have initiated the altercation. Not, of course, that this excuses Zimmerman or says that he's completely innocent of everything, just that it would probably be more of reckless endangerment or manslaughter offense.............7) We know for a fact that the Sanford Police Department falsified the documents. False.