Only deluded thinking, free of the constraints of the cognitive process, allows anyone to believe that George Zimmerman was savagely beaten by Trayvon Martin. Somehow that doesn’t stop many persons, who claim to have functioning cerebral cortexes, from insisting that he was.
Zimmerman’s injuries were insignificant. He scored 15 out of 15 on the Glascow Coma Scale according to the EMT who administered the test and testified at trial. George Zimmerman trial day 5 EMT firefighter on scene tries to treat George Zimmerman, at 9:34-10.43
Yes, there was another photo of Zimmerman’s supposed “broken” nose. However, there are “irregularities” in that photo. Miraculously, his nose healed itself – just popped itself back in to place – within several hours!
Some say that the image was tampered with. It was in the camera of a police officer for 3 weeks before it was turned over to the state via email. About that photo of George Zimmerman’s bloody and “broken” nose…, part 1, whonoze evidence • logic • knowledge • narrative • the Trayvon Martin case, June 29, 2013.
The physician’s assistant, Lindzee Folgate, who examined Zimmerman, testified at trial that his nose was “likely” and “appeared to be” broken but she could not say “definitively” because there were no x-rays and Zimmerman never bothered to get one moreover, she noted no “septum deviation” . See: DAY 5 ZIMMERMAN TRIAL PART 4 OF 4 JUNE 28,2013 at 1:25:00
•Zimmerman had injuries but not ones that matched the severity of the attack he described, according to Serino. If Trayvon had been banging Zimmerman’s head on the sidewalk, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer should have had skull fractures, not just cuts, Serino said.
•There were no defensive wounds on Zimmerman’s hands and just one small scrape on a finger of Trayvon’s left hand, Serino said — little evidence of life-and-death struggle.
Zimmerman changes details, makes claims inconsistent with other evidence, 6:22 p.m. EST, June 27, 2012| By Rene Stutzman and Jeff Weiner, Orlando Sentinel
How about the DNA evidence? Does that support Zimmerman’s story. Well no, not at all. DNA Report does NOT support Zimmerman’s claim that Trayvon Martin caused his injuries, SUN JUN 09, 2013 AT 09:24 AM PDT He was supposedly on his back while Martin was whaling on him. Look at how his jacket is not full of grass and mud.
I have dealt with the absurdity of Zimmerman’s allegation that Martin hit him and slammed his head on the concrete 12+ times and then reached for his gun, in numerous prior posts, most notably in No Independent Evidence Was Presented That Trayvon Martin Was the Aggressor.
The publication of Lisa Bloom’s book Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It, her interview with Salon Zimmerman, Dunn and what went horribly wrong: Author Lisa Bloom talks to Salon, Thursday, Mar 6, 2014 and interview with the “Young Turks” (video posted below) point out more blatant evidence that George Zimmerman’s account is simply, improbable, if not a downright lie.
George Zimmerman’s basis for his claim of self-defense, i.e. his reasonable belief that he was in imminent danger of death or great bodily injury at the hands of Trayvon Martin, are based on two allegations. (1) That Martin was on top of him repeatedly (12+ times) banging his head on the concrete, and then (2) Martin saw his gun and reached for or grabbed it. Zimmerman claims, only then, did he pull his gun and shoot him. After he shot Martin, he indicates that he spread Martin’s arms out but otherwise did not move the body.
Well here are some images showing the location of Martin’s body. Below are State’s Exhibit 7 and 15 as shown to the jury. George Zimmerman trial: Trayvon Martin’s parents walk out of court after jury is shown graphic pictures of their son’s body, CapitalBay, 06/25/2013
Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman Case Evidence Photos, AxiomAmnesia.com
Do you see how far from the concrete Martin’s body is? Look at the substantial distance between Martin’s head and the sidewalk. Remember that Zimmerman claimed Martin was on top of him and when he shot him Martin fell forward on top of him. So if Martin was slamming Zimmermann’s head on the concrete his head should be right next to the sidewalk! It is not! So, how could he have been banging Zimmerman’s head on the concrete just before Zimmerman shot him? Well he couldn’t have! That explains why Zimmerman’s injuries were so insignificant! His head wasn’t banged on the concrete even once!
Listen to Robert Zimmerman’s (George Zimmerman’s self-annointed spokesman) indicate that Zimmerman shot Martin as a last resort as he attempted to move his head from the concrete. He was purportedly barely conscious, out of breath and didn’t want to spend the rest of his life in diapers (from brain damage) since that might happen if Martin banged Zimmerman’s head on the concrete one more time (:39 to 1:01)
Here is George Zimmerman’s reenactment of his shooting of Martin and the immediate aftermath which was played at the trial (1:27 to 1:32)
Here is George Zimmerman’s interview with Sean Hannity which was played at his trial:
He claims that Martin was on top of him banging his head on the concrete. He states that his body was on the grass but his head was on the cement. He attempted to move his head off the concrete and in the process, his jacket rode up. Martin then saw his gun and reached for it and only then, did he unholster it and shoot Martin. He further testified that Martin’s body fell forward, on top of him. However, Martin’s body is on the grass, where he was shot, which is some distance from the concrete. Consequently, if he was on top of Zimmerman, he could not have been pounding Zimmerman’s head into the concrete…not even once, as Zimmerman claimed Martin mounted him as soon as he hit him and he fell!
Moreover, how could Martin see his gun in the dark and rain unless he had x-ray vision? Notice that the location of his gun is behind his right hip, in his waistband. It is implausible that Martin could have seen the gun under that scenario. One also wonders, how, Zimmerman could have pulled it from that position? Of course, Martin left no fingerprints or DNA on the gun and he had none of Zimmerman’s DNA under his fingernails. Strange, since he supposedly punched him and slammed his head on the cement 12+ times. FLE DNA Report, No Zimmerman DNA under Martin’s fingernails: Expert witness, By Perry Chiaramonte, Serafin Gomez, Published July 03, 2013, FoxNews.com
Zimmerman’s account of what happened on that fateful night pressures credibility until it is so thin, it can no longer hold the truth. Here is the Florida statute on self-defense http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0700-0799/0776/0776.html
This is the part that applied to Zimmerman’s self-defense claim: 776.012(1) “[a] person is justified in the use of deadly force and does not have a duty to retreat if: He or she reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself…”
Martin may have hit Zimmerman with his fist once and wrestled with him in the grass, but he did nothing more than that. Shooting him under those circumstances does not even begin to qualify as a reasonable belief that deadly force was necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm. It was just a fist fight! You don’t get to shoot someone because you are losing a fist fight! The George Zimmerman Trial For Dummies, by Dr. Kristine Randall, July 10, 2013
Zimmerman appears to have known this and fashioned a “story” that might meet the requirements of the self-defense law. His former instructor testified that he did well in a class about the law. Of course, the prosecution had to be completely inept for it to work…and it was. So it wasn’t self-defense, it was murder or manslaughter.