Skip to comments.Video shows Zimmerman's account of fatal fight
Posted on 06/21/2012 3:24:15 PM PDT by JoeProBono
ORLANDO, Fla. George Zimmerman appears believable when he re-enacts for police what he says led to the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, but some of his statements are questionable, lawyers who reviewed the footage said Thursday. Even a detective who interrogated the neighborhood watch leader pointed out inconsistencies in his story, particularly Zimmerman's claim that Martin punched him and slammed his head onto the ground when the teenager had no prior history of violence.
The video and audio tapes released by Zimmerman's attorney give Zimmerman's most detailed account yet of what led to the Feb. 26 shooting, but it still leaves unanswered whether the shooting was justified. The evidence was released almost a week before Zimmerman's second bond hearing on a second-degree murder charge, and on the heels of unflattering telephone calls capturing Zimmerman and his wife talking in code about using money collected for a defense fund to pay credit cards.
In one of the audio recordings, detective Chris Sereno asked Zimmerman whether he was profiling the black teen, a claim Martin's parents have made. "You know you are going to come under a lot of scrutiny for this," Sereno said. "Had this person been white, would you have felt the same way?" "Yes," said Zimmerman, who has a white father and Hispanic mother. Zimmerman claims he shot the unarmed 17-year-old Martin in self-defense, under Florida's "stand your ground" law.....
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Tray had no history of violence?? Apparently they haven’t see the street fighting videos. Not exactly little boys playing in a sandbox.
Also, how’s Zimmerman supposed to know what Trayvon’s “history” was? He never met him before and didn’t know him from Adam. Sounds like TM started establishing his “history” upside Z’s head on the night in question.
I don’t care what someone’s history is when they are currently, punching me to the ground, sitting on top of me, slaming my head on cement and looking at my gun while telling me I am going to die. Unless I am doing suicide by hoodie, I am going to shoot the idiot before he does me in. I don’t care his color or age, either.
hope Zimmerman did this reenactment in the presence of his attorney.Because he should have shut his damned mouth otherwise.
The P.D. in that community already proved it could not be impartial and the States Attorney was definetly biased against him.So he had nothing to gain and a lot to lose.
He better hope this reenactment doesn’t come back and bite him in the rearend.
It is obvious Zimmerman is innocent of all charges
And it is time for Gov Rick Scott and AG Pam Bondi to pull the plug on this case. If they do not...I will work to have them primaried out in 2014...or recalled sooner.
I would not put up with such Black Racist pandering from a Democrat...and surely will not put up with it from GOP.
What the hell is inconsistent about that?
Gov. Rick Scott
We're going to have to start assuming from here on out that Enemies of the State are going to be smeared in put-up jobs by the Fascist State Media, while true criminals like Eric Holder are defended to the last ditch by a media rearguard screaming "Raciss! Raciss!!" as they fall inexorably before the facts.
Angela Corey should be arrested for conspiracy, and Zimmerman freed this very day.
One thing is for sure watching this: George is NOT lying.
This is a straight up honest account given when he was sure that there were not going to be any charges.
Anyone who can watch this and have doubts or still think he is guilty (there are a few even here on FR) is brain dead.
LIE. He was recently expelled from school in part for punching out a bus driver.
“Zimmerman claims he shot the unarmed 17-year-old Martin in self-defense, under Florida’s ‘stand your ground’ law.”
Journalistic malpractice. If Martin had been pounding his head into the ground and looming over him then it is regular self-defense, not Stand Your Ground.
If he was a good citizen he would have asked Martin (between bounces of his head on the sidewalk) if he had any history violence. Prior to that night, I mean.
“Even a detective who interrogated the neighborhood watch leader pointed out inconsistencies in his story, particularly Zimmerman’s claim that Martin punched him and slammed his head onto the ground when the teenager had no prior history of violence.”
This is supremely idiotic. That is not an “inconsistency.” It may make Zimmerman’s story more likely to be believe had Martin an arm’s-length rap sheet. But all he has to answer is “Hey, I didn’t ask him for his criminal history when he was bashing my head.”
What journalism school dropout wrote this dreck?
You do use profiling every day. When you are hiring a person, do you want someone that looks like a bum, or a neatly dressed person?
Well Trayvon was a member of an illegal mixed martial arts fight club, and his videos are now all over the internet.
The claim of “no history of violence” is damned well contradicted by internet video.
The first rule of fight club is “Don’t talk about fight club.” posting video of your bouts is even more stupid.
Is this detective so stupid to think that all fights and acts of violence make it into the history books at the local precinct. Unless GZ's injuries were self-administered, they came at the hands of someone who has a certain history of fighting with his fists.
Not to mention that at some point in their lives all known perpetrators of acts of violence commit one act of violence without having a prior history of violence. Doesn’t that cop know that?
I've never seen this. Do you have a link???
Trayvon profiled himself when he attacked Zimmerman. Actually his parents profiled him when they named him "Trayvon".
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