Listen to the supremes vs the constitution episode below. It details what is on the public record about the travon issue..and it’s a much different picture than what the media is protraying. It’s time to look at the public record..folks don’t listen ot the media they aren’t interested in facts they just want to continue to take away rights underthe guise of keeping your safe.
The focus folks is in one place and one place only — was the use of force justified.
The facts as we currently know them support that Zimmerman was attacked from behind, was flat on his back, was assaulted from the top and not free to escape. That’s consistent with both witness reports and physical evidence as noted in the above report. I note that both former Governor Bush and the author of the “Stand Your Ground” law have both said that the Castle Doctrine is inapplicable to this circumstance and they’re correct; an altercation in which you are physically prevented from leaving by someone sitting on you after knocking you to the ground removes all consideration of that law from the decision process and the legal evaluation.
That there are contrary witness reports is not surprising; if you’ve ever looked at reports from a particular “simple” incident such as a traffic accident there are frequently very different things reported by the various witnesses. The job of the investigating agency is to filter this information by both assessing the credibility of the witnesses and the physical evidence. That which is contrary to the physical evidence can’t have happened, no matter how many people claim it did. A couple of years ago I was a witness to a horrific traffic accident that was described very differently than what happened by one of the drivers and a couple of other witnesses — unfortunately for them the physical evidence (skid marks on the roadway and point of impact) were inconsistent with what they claimed they saw, but entirely-consistent with what I saw and reported. The young driver (who they tried to pin the accident on) was in fact not at fault as the other vehicle emerged from between two trucks in a line and entered his lane outside of an intersection leaving him less than a car length to react — it was literally impossible for him to have avoided the collision as the distance covered by a vehicle during the best-case human reaction time exceeded the distance between the vehicles at the lawful speed for that section of road. I suspect my testimony, which I was happy to provide in written form, saved him from at least a chargeable accident and perhaps a suspended or revoked license.
In this case Zimmerman had a documented physical injury on the back of his head that was bleeding when he was “cuffed and stuffed”, along with bleeding from his nose. It was also apparent from physical evidence that he was on his back on wet ground (grass stains and water on the BACK of his shirt.) Reports are that Martin was shot in the front of his body, not in the back, so he was facing the weapon when it discharged.
These are physical facts that to the best of my knowledge are not in controversy.
If Zimmerman was the aggressor how did he get injured on the back of his head with sufficient force to cause bleeding? Further, if he was on top of Martin how did Zimmerman’s shirt get grass stains on the back? Such claims are inconsistent with the physical evidence.
The media has refused to present a reasonably-recent picture of Martin. There are multiple ones floating around on the Internet; one I’ve seen is of highly-questionable provenance and thus I discount it’s probative value until and unless it is validated as real. But there’s likely a reason that all of the pictures presented thus far are four years or more old and show Martin when he was 13 — and not now, when he was 17. This sort of blatant “in your face” distortion ought to be ringing everyone’s alarm bells at high volume — that it isn’t is very disturbing.