On the night 17-year-old Trayvon Martin died, George Zimmerman, town neighborhood watch captain who shot Martin, claims Martin punched his nose, knocked him down and slammed his head into the ground.
Initial police reports collaborate his story, stating that Zimmerman was bleeding from the back of the head and nose. He received medical attention and after that it was concluded that he was in good enough condition to go to the Sanford, Fla. police station for questioning.
Zimmerman has not been arrested yet and is claiming self defense – a defense that could possibly mean he could be found innocent under Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law.
However, in this video, there is no signs of blood or bruising. Now, I am hesitant to say for sure that he did not have blood stains or cuts because the surveillance video was shot from far away (or so it seems). But my initial reaction is that I do not see any stains or cuts. From the beginning, this case has been botched. Zimmerman has confessed to the murder, but still walks free. How is that justice? He claims self defense and under Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, which says that a person may use deadly force if there is a reasonable belief of threat, he could possibly walk away a free man for good. SICKENING. Even if his claim of self defense works (which I highly doubt since there has been recordings showing that even police said to back down and not pursue Martin), it should not be a justification for MURDERING a child.
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