All the way back on February 27th, the local Orlando Fox station interviewed the witness who dialed 911. Almost none of the thousands of articles since have mentioned any of the details described by the witness. Some, however, have attributed false statements to this witness. On March 16th, theSanford police department released new details to the Orlando Sentinel. Once again, these details have been ignored or changed by the media.It has been reported that Martin was on a 5-day suspension from school. According to what I'm reading that suspension was due to tardiness and not other misbehavior. The Examiner article above refers to the suspension but didn't have all the facts behind it. It doesn't appear that this kid had a history of violent behavior, but that doesn't prove one way or the other who instigated the incident.
- The witness reports that George Zimmerman was on the ground and Trayvon is on top of him punching him.
- The witness says that George Zimmerman was screaming and yelling for help.
- Police arrive and find Zimmerman bleeding on his face and the back of his head. He also has had grass stains on his back. All this confirms the story told by Zimmerman and the witness.
- Police play the 911 tape for Trayvon Martin's father, who tells police that the voice screaming is not the voice of his son.The neighborhood this took place in has seen a lot of crime. Would you be surprised to learn that there were eight burglaries, nine thefts, and a shooting just in the past year? In fact, the local homeowners' association reports that George Zimmerman actually caught one thief and aided in the apprehension of other criminals. The Miami Herald wrote about this on March 17th. None of the thousands of articles and cable news segments that came after, thought this was important.In fact the Miami Herald goes on to interview neighbor, Ibrahim Rashada, who is black. Rashada confirms that there has been a lot of crime in the neighborhood and indicates to the reporter that the perpetrators are usually black.
The mob rule emotional outbursts we're now seeing are completely counterproductive to ensure justice for ALL - both Martin and Zimmerman. This case is clearly being used as a political pawn and that's simply shameful.
By the way, when I challenged Darryl Fears of the Washington Post on his racially-inspired take on the story he blocked me on Facebook. What a coward. Typical lefty journalist who can't abide the thought that someone might disagree with him and challenge his politically-correct point of view. I'd like to think Andrew Breitbart would be proud of me today.