Well George Zimmerman is making the media rounds as if he has a movie premiere coming up and of course he doesn’t want any publicity! Here a quote from one of the interviews he gave on his current “plight!”
“When you hit your head repeatedly against the concrete, you have a broken nose, eyes full of blood and tears, you’re not in the position to do much,”
“George Zimmerman says he’s homeless and suffering from PTSD” New York Daily News, Saturday, February 15, 2014
Well now I understand that he was found not guilty which of course doesn’t mean he is innocent, just that a jury found “reasonable doubt”, but his claim that Trayvon Martin punched him in the face 12+ times, smashing his head into the concrete each time is still ludicrous. It defies the laws of physics, human anatomy and common sense and is contradicted by the DNA evidence and now the revelation that Trayvon Martin’s body was not even next to concrete. George Zimmerman Did Not Kill Trayvon Martin In Self-Defense, Zimmerman, Dunn and what went horribly wrong: Author Lisa Bloom talks to Salon, Thursday, Mar 6, 2014, Paul Rosenberg
I have dealt with the absurdity of this claim many times already (a list of the blog posts are below) along with his other ridiculous allegations including that Martin saw and grabbed his gun in the dark even though it was in a holster behind him which he was lying on. Naturally, there is no DNA or fingerprint evidence to support that nonsense.
A Policeman’s Blog Points Out The Absurdity of Zimmerman’s “Head Slamming” Allegations
George Zimmerman Was The Victim of an “Immaculate Attack”
So Was GZ’s Head Slammed Against the Pavement 12+ Times? Why it Matters!
No Independent Evidence Was Presented That Trayvon Martin Was the Aggressor
Zimmerman states that Martin was beating him so bad that he had a to kill him, though the police (the real ones) were on their way, yet he didn’t even choose to go to the doctor, never mind the hospital!!!! His employer forced him to visit his health provider as a condition of him returning to work. He didn’t even see an MD! There was no definitive evidence his nose was broken because that required an x-ray which he never bothered to arrange. Thus, he wasn’t particularly concerned or in any substantial pain.
Now again, a trial involving serious criminal charges and serious jail time is a serious affair and the standard to convict, beyond a reasonable doubt, is set purposely high. The fact that a jury, which I would argue was biased – So Zimmerman Was Found Not Guilty, Juries Can Be “Wrong!” – found reasonable doubt and returned a not guilty verdict is null and void when it comes to the “trial” that takes place in the court of public opinion. Many in that realm, believe, with solid reasoning, that Zimmerman was and is guilty.
Cuomo: If you could go back and do it again, you had said, “I would have stayed home that night.”
Zimmerman: I would stay home.
George Zimmerman Sticks To His ‘I Was The Victim’ Story On ‘CNN New Day’ Vibe, Stacy-Ann Ellis Posted February 17, 2014
How ironic it is for him to now lament, regret and wish he had stayed home that night. It would have been enough for him not to have left his vehicle but he purposely doesn’t lament, regret or wish away that action. Nope, he takes no responsibility for the very decision, that set into motion the events that led to the tragedy. Trayvon Martin would be alive if Neighborhood Watch rules followed, March 14, 2012|Beth Kassab The first domino! The singular precipitating action that led to Martin’s death. He acts as if he was somehow compelled to leave his vehicle! As if it was some altruistic duty foisted upon him which he reluctantly shouldered for some universal good!
Even assuming the ridiculous and unsubstantiated allegations he makes against Martin are fact, it was Zimmerman’s decision to leave his vehicle and chase Martin that led to the shooting. Propelled by the rash, unfounded and yes, racial presumptions he made concerning Martin, he committed a flagrant violation of the most basic and sensible rules of Neighborhood Watch and the directive of the police dispatcher.
He was not a police officer yet, he decided that Martin was so suspicious that he could not wait for what he anticipated would be an unsatisfactory police response and he pursued Martin armed with a gun. After all, the last “suspect escaped.” That is what led to the confrontation because there is no evidence that Martin was doing anything criminal and was simply returning to his father’s home and he would have succeeded had Zimmerman not provoked a confrontation through his reckless acts.
Now, we’re supposed to feel sorry for him as if he was simply walking along, innocently minding his own business, and dire circumstances, which he had no involvement in, enveloped him and whisked him away to his present downtrodden and (“woeful“) state.
“He [Trayvon] saw my gun and told me he would kill me, and I knew he was telling the truth.”
George Zimmerman Is Homeless and Wants a Normal Life The Root, Feb. 16 2014
Again, it makes no sense that Martin could have seen Zimmerman’s gun in the dark, in a holster on his back while he was on his back! Here is a scenario that I find more plausible. Who was screaming was a hotly disputed issue. It could well have been Martin who was screaming because Zimmerman had brandished his weapon (which is why Martin was able to see it) and was threatening or attempting to use it! Under that scenario, one can understand why Martin could have been wrestling with Zimmerman over the gun and trying to stop him from shooting him!
Martin had actual reasons to fear Zimmerman, whereas Zimmerman pursued Martin based on erroneous presumptions. It is undisputed that Zimmerman never identified himself, yet he stared at Martin from his vehicle, then pursued him on foot. Martin expressed concern over the stranger following him while talking to his girlfriend on his cellphone. According to Zimmerman himself, when Martin asked him why he was following him, Zimmerman never explained why or identified himself. Instead he quickly reached into his pocket.
Now, why wouldn’t a minor, who has little life experience (which is why we have a separate justice system for minors) not feel threatened by those actions. Certainly an adult would! If Martin attacked Zimmerman he would have simply been standing his ground against an unidentified stranger who had relentlessly pursued him for no apparent reason and now might be reaching for a weapon which of course he just happened to possess. The authors of the Stand Your Ground Law felt it didn’t apply to George Zimmerman, but applied to Trayvon Martin. Author of “stand your ground” law: George Zimmerman should probably be arrested for killing Trayvon Martin, By CBS News July 12, 2013,
“No, I certainly was the victim,” Zimmerman replied. “When I was having my head bashed into the concrete and my nose broken, I was a victim. So I wouldn’t say I was not a victim.”
George Zimmerman to CNN: ‘I was the victim’ The Raw Story, February 17, 2014
There is no evidence outside of Zimmerman’s story that Martin ever attacked him – No Independent Evidence Was Presented That Trayvon Martin Was the Aggressor- Moreover, his injuries were insignificant, if Martin had attacked him, it would have been understandable, arguably justifiable and quite ineffective! Regardless, of who started it, it was just an ordinary, clumsy, “after school”, fist fight until Zimmerman pulled the trigger. The George Zimmerman Trial For Dummies July 10, 2013 by Kristin Randle
Again, (do you see a motif, a theme maybe, I could be repeating myself) had Zimmerman not disregarded the NW rule against pursuing “suspects” or carrying weapons, he wouldn’t have created the situation he claims led to him being victimized and to Martin being dead! He refuses to acknowledge his staring role in the tragedy! He unnecessarily provoked the confrontation by leaving his vehicle and stalking Martin which he did not have to do under any scenario!
Trayvon Martin is the victim that Zimmerman wants to be, oh and he wants to be seen as the victim very badly! You can’t have a proper pity party when you are not the victim! However, all he had was a bloody nose, 2 scalp scratches – and according to the medical report – a black eye or two and some facial swelling (oh, and very hurt feelings). Meanwhile, Martin, who did nothing but choose the wrong time to go to the store, is dead at 17! The mantle of victimhood simply does not fit Mr. Zimmerman. He is just playing “dress up”!
“Honestly, I [would] love to live a calm life without being in the press.”
George Zimmerman Is Homeless and Wants a Normal Life The Root, Feb. 16 2014
Right, that’s why he gave these interviews. Was he expecting to change anyone’s mind? All he did was affirm, in many minds, his guilt, his abject hypocrisy in now insisting that he is somehow a victim, his wanton arrogance in refusing to accept any responsibility and his selfish disregard for the real victim, Trayvon Martin.
Oh, and of course there was the visit to Kel-Tec factory and that photo opp! George Zimmerman Visits Florida Gun Maker Kel-Tec ABC News, August 23, 2013. Those are the actions of someone who craves anonymity? Sure, and slugs crave salt! What an utterly repugnant gesture! It was a like some kind of victory lap! Zimmerman smiling for the camera as if he was celebrating a successful big game hunt. All that was missing was some dead, bloodied carcass strung up in the background, Trayvon’s body being unavailable.
Yet another botched attempt at anonymity was his approaching a celebrity fight promoter to stage a fight between him and some yet unnamed combatant. George Zimmerman TKO: Acquitted Killer Will Step In The Ring For Celebrity Boxing Match Radar Online, Jan 30, 2014 @ 14:00PM
“Prior to the incident I was actually going to the gym for weight loss and doing boxing-type training for weight loss and a mutual friend put me in contact with Damon and provided me with an opportunity and motivation to get back in shape and continue with my weight loss goals and also be able to help a charity out.”
Killing an unarmed minor is relegated to an “incident”. Losing your keys and having to call a taxi is an “incident”, not, at best, the irresponsible killing of another human being! Of course, so many potential pugilistic adversaries came forward that they could have raffled off the chance to be his opponent! Or spurred a reality show like the Bachelor to see who would be selected for the “honor.”
How ironic, one of the tenets of this defense was he was too much of a “wimp” to fend off the supposed attack of a 17 yr old despite the fact that he was attending mixed martial art classes. It didn’t occur to him how incongruous this might appear!? He gleaned no clue from the fact that the charity wished to remain anonymous rather than be within olfactory range of the putrid stink emanating from Zimmerman’s name!
Those are the actions of someone wanting to return to his “normal” life? How completely distasteful and disdainful it is for the family and loved ones of Trayvon Martin….and the court of public opinion. Not only does Zimmerman crave the limelight but he makes every attempt to stay centered within it!
Another vain attempt to return to obscurity was Zimmerman putting his color by numbers, stencil of someone else’s picture on Ebay. George Zimmerman’s Paintings: A Critical Appraisal | TIME.com, Jan. 24, 2014 This coincided with his arrival on Twitter where he provides a public service by posting random Bible verses for those who, incongruously, might not be able to reference the good book themselves or are in need of Cliff Notes. I mean, it is a large book! Some hints or guideposts could be helpful! George Zimmerman Joins Twitter, Shares Thoughts on the ‘Pseudo Media,’ Phil Robertson, Mediate.com, Matt Wilstein | 1:27 pm, December 20th, 2013
He blames sensationalized media coverage for making him notorious, saying people recognize him everywhere because “of what the press did with the incident in 2012, in February.” George Zimmerman says he’s homeless and suffers from PTSD Los Angeles Times, February 16, 2014
This is the last ignominious dart Zimmerman throws, blaming the media for his notoriety. Nothing he did was sensational or even news!? He just went out of his way to kill an innocent, unarmed kid! Nothing extraordinary or newsworthy there! Nothing to see here! Just keep on moving!
Six people decided that he was not guilty but that will never make him innocent, legally or in the eyes of many members of the public at large! The court of public opinion has found him guilty. There is no jail time in the conventional sense but “jail time” is a relative term and he’s been sentenced to a “virtual” prison! I guess Zimmerman did his interviews in an attempt to escape that sentence! For many, all he did was make sure it was upheld on appeal.