In Case You Missed It of the Day: Special Prosecutor Angela Corey on Thursday released several videos, crime scene photos, witness interviews, the autopsy report, and more documents relating to the February 26 shooting death of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, and the new evidence begs the question: Can you “stand your ground” if you were the instigator?
Police reports written that night make it pretty clear Zimmerman took a beating — they say he had a bloody face and nose, and bleeding to the back of his head. The reports also include two witness accounts that back up Zimmerman’s version of events, describing a man on his back with another person wearing a hoodie straddling him and throwing punches.
Officer Christopher Serino, the lead investigator on the case, wrote that Zimmerman could be heard “yelling for help as he was being battered by Trayvon Martin.”
Still, one investigator concluded: “The encounter between George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin was ultimately avoidable by Zimmerman, if Zimmerman had remained in his vehicle and awaited the arrival of law enforcement.”
Please. Please don’t do this. Please don’t turn off the logic centers of your brain because you see some blood.
Zimmerman was always the aggressor here. He followed Trayvon home. He approached him and assaulted him. Trayvon fought back. Zimmerman is lucky he only got a bloody nose. I’d attempt to beat seven shades of shit out of someone assaulting me, if only to incapacitate them long enough to get to safety.
Racist thugs like Zimmerman are the worst type of trash. A bloody nose and a few scratches aren’t a bad trade off for murdering someone.