VIDEO: does Zimmerman have blood stains?

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.

Related article: ABC News

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About Haley Behre

I graduated from Syracuse University in December 2011 with majors in newspaper journalism and women and gender studies. Using these majors, I aspire to become a journalist who writes about human rights issues. I have held internships at the Syracuse New Times, Dash Media PR Firm, Syracuse Post-Standard and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. I also had an internship at the Not For Sale Campaign Syracuse chapter, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating human trafficking. I was born in Seoul, Korea on September 30, 1990 and moved to the United States before I was one year old. When I was 8, my family and I moved to Norwich, England for three years. While I was here I was immersed into a new culture and got to experience many things other children my age do not get to. Over the three years, I visited Ireland, France and the Netherlands several times, and Belgium, Wales and Sweden once. In the winter of 2010, I got an amazing opportunity to visit Kenya for a month. This was by far the single most eye-opening experience of my life thus far. The natural beauty of the landscape and its people do not compare to anything I have seen. I currently intern for the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press in the hopes of getting a full-time job at a newspaper or non-profit after.
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