Skip to comments.Fingering Zimmerman: Payback for the Sanford Police?
Posted on 05/01/2012 12:03:32 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The shooting of Trayvon Martin went viral after Tracy Martin, Travyon's father, approached civil rights lawyer Benjamin Crump, who in turn enlisted the Orlando publicist Ryan Julison.
But why did Martin senior contact the lawyer? Had he been told simply that his son had attacked a man who turned out to be armed, he might not have pursued the case. But he had been led to believe that manslaughter charges were about to be filed against the shooter. When this didn't happen, he naturally felt aggrieved, and sought "justice for Trayvon."©
It was lead investigator Chris Serino who gave Martin the impression that charges were imminent. The story of what Martin was told comes from Martin himself. Serino has never spoken with the media. Martin's recollection seems credible, though he was less than candid about his son's suspension, telling the press that it was because Trayvon had been in an unauthorized area. His son had been suspended once for this, but he'd been suspended twice after that on more serious grounds. Reversing himself and attributing Zimmerman's screams to his son also does not do Tracy Martin credit.
According to Martin, Serino said three things about the minutes before the shooting:
1. George Zimmerman was following Trayvon Martin.
2. There was a brief conversation at Zimmerman's truck. George was inside the vehicle. Martin asked him why he was following him, and Zimmerman said he wasn't.
3. Zimmerman exited the truck and started walking between the two rows of townhouses. Martin, hiding behind a building, surprised Zimmerman and asked, "What's your problem, homes?" When the watch captain denied he had a problem and reached for his cell, Martin hit him....
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
Another great site is http://www.talkleft.com/
It’s a closely moderated site that only deals with the legal aspects. Very interesting reading.
True. But it didn't start out that way. The Martin's knew what happened and accepted it. Then this happened.
One other factor over which there has been much misinformation, primarily based on the extremely misleading photos of TM and Zimmerman is their relative size. The original perception of the media fed public was that Zimmerman weighed about 250 and that TM was about 5’6” and weighed about 100. In actuality, at the time of the shooting, Zimmerman was about 5’9” tall and weighed about 170. TM was at least 6’ tall, probably closer to 6’ 3”, and weighted about 160. So there was little weight differential, but TM was significantly taller. This is not a situation where a reasonable man would want to boldly confront a stranger that towered over him. All just another part of the con job.
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