A recent news story shows that the police report claimed that Trayvon Martin attacked Zimmerman. If this is true, then it would definitely help Zimmerman.
Witness: Martin attacked Zimmerman
Here's a part of the story.
The witness reported: "The guy on the bottom who had a red sweater on was yelling to me: 'help, help…and I told him to stop and I was calling 911," he said. Trayvon Martin was in a hoodie; Zimmerman was in red. The witness only wanted to be identified as "John," and didn't not want to be shown on camera. His statements to police were instrumental, because police backed up Zimmerman's claims, saying those screams on the 911 call are those of Zimmerman.
But it seems odd to me. How did this small 17 year old get on top of a 28 year Zimmerman. It's clear by the photos that Zimmerman is a lot bigger. Now, let's be fair. Trayvon was 6'2". He was tall. he wasn't small. But he was only 140 pounds. Zimmerman was a lot bigger. And Zimmerman had the gun, so how would such a small kid get the upper hand? And why is this witness refusing to go on camera when other witness refuting the police report are all over the news? Police claim the witness wanted to be anonymous and only referred to as "John." Why didn't the police release these details earlier?
It makes no sense. Zimmerman was following this kid in a car. No crime was committed. He called 911, admitted to be following the kid. He was told not to follow the kid. Zimmerman did it anyway. At some point, Zimmerman exits his car. The Police claim the kid attacked Zimmerman as he was headed back to the car.
The problem with the story is that Zimmerman followed this kid and there wasn't a crime to justify it. Zimmerman was still the aggressor. And I have some serious doubts about Zimmerman's story. He had no business stalking the Trayvon. Maybe Trayvon had a fight or flight moment? maybe he was scared of the strange guy following him.
Regardless of what you think about this case. If you are carrying a gun, don't escalated the situation. If you see "suspicious behavior", call the police. Don't call 911 simply because someone fits a profile. Call the police when there is a crime or a real threat. And please don't follow someone, that's a great way to scare someone.
What do you think about the case now? Share your thoughts on the witness.
If the witness is correct, I retract my recommendation that Zimmerman should be charged with second degree murder. But that's a big IF. We still have Trayvon's girlfriend who was on the phone with him doing the altercation and it appears that Zimmerman stalked Trayvon. Another issue, is that the pro-Zimmerman witness is invisible. if he or she speaks in public, the account will be more credible. At this point, I don't even know if this person really exist.
Trayvon's girlfriend recently spoke about the phone call she had with Trayvon during his last moments. She actually captured an audio recording of the whole incident. She claimed Trayvon said "I think this dude is following me," moments before he was killed.
Here's her account of what happened.
The girl he was talking to says she could hear him when the teen asked a stranger: "Why are you following me?"
First she heard, "What are you doing here?" and then a push and an altercation just before the line went dead, the attorney for the dead teen's family said. "I called him again and he didn't answer the phone," the girl said.
But she maybe wrong or lying. She wanted his identity to be protected as well. And I can't say I blame any of the witnesses. What do you think?
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