Skip to comments.Trayvon Martin family attorney: George Zimmerman is a vigilante
Posted on 03/30/2012 2:25:12 PM PDT by JoeProBono
HANNITY: And joining me now is one of the Martin family attorneys, and that's Daryl Parks. Mr. Parks, thank you, sir, for being with us.
DARYL PARKS, MARTIN TRAYVON FAMILY ATTORNEY: Good evening.........
HANNITY: But you are talking about one witness that came out today. But the police spoke to the one eyewitness that night that said he saw Trayvon on top of Mr. Zimmerman, pushing his head into the ground, his injuries with a broken nose and lacerations to the back of his head were consistent, were they not, with the story that the eyewitness was talking about?
PARKS: Well, we have something to contradict that. Now we see pictures of Mr. Zimmerman --
HANNITY: What is that?
PARKS: Well, the pictures from the Sanford Police Department when the police cruiser is in the bay, Mr. Zimmerman gets out of the vehicle. We see him get out. We don't see any blood on the shirt.
HANNITY: Well, hang on a second.
PARKS: -- on the jacket.
HANNITY: He was treated by a medic, was he not? At the scene?
PARKS: But he claims to have blood all over his body. Do you see any blood on the jacket, on his shirt? No you don't.
HANNITY: No. But The Daily Caller actually focused in and it appeared that they saw an injury to the back of the head which would have been consistent with the laceration. And either he had a broken nose or he didn't have a broken nose. And according to the -- there was another witness that came out, Fox 35 in Orlando, interviewed a woman that said that the blood was -- was kind of all over the place and that she saw the injury to -- Mr. Zimmerman's face.
PARKS: Well, if she said there was blood all over the place, we can look at the frame and determine whether or not.
HANNITY: No, no, no, no. How do you know he didn't change his clothes? In other words, he was treated by a medic. He lived in the neighborhood. Do we know if he changed his clothes?
PARKS: If he changed his clothes, Mr. Hannity, we have a real problem.
HANNITY: Why is that?
PARKS: It's evidence in a murder case.
HANNITY: It doesn't mean that the clothes were not given to the police. We don't know if we had it or not. We know that -- we also know that there were green stains on the back from grass on the back of Mr. Zimmerman's shirt as well.
Here's my point. And this is what is very concerning. I don't really know what happened here. And I just think this is a tragedy. I have almost thought from the beginning, if you listen to the 911 call, you hear the comments of Mr. Zimmerman and he says, uh-oh, he-- in his mind, right or wrong, and it appears it was wrong, thought that he saw somebody that he didn't recognize in the neighborhood, a neighbor that had experienced crime recently. He talked about, quote, "acting strange, reaching for a waistband." So, at least in his mind, he thought there was some threat.
Secondly, then you have Trayvon, and I can understand from his point of view, probably thinking who is this guy looking at me? Who is this guy on the phone, maybe following me? And you know, I can see where both sides at least emotionally, mentally had a very different perspective of what was going on, which could lead to a horrific tragedy and in this case, the death of an innocent kid.
PARKS: Mr. Hannity, please, back up a second. First of all, you see Trayvon walking down the street with some skittles and an iced tea.
HANNITY: He didn't see that. That's not what he said on the 911 tape.
PARKS: No. He said he was walking down the street. That's what he said.
HANNITY: Yes, well, I'm only giving you both sides here. And the one side, the Zimmerman side is saying that George Zimmerman told his father that in fact, he was walking back to the car and it was Trayvon who confronted him and threatened him and broke his nose and put these lacerations on the back of the head. Are you denying that that's a possibility?
PARKS: Let me take you back. OK.
HANNITY: No, no, no, you can take me back. But is that a possibility that Trayvon broke his nose and pounded his head into the cement? Is that possible.
PARKS: Well, it's quite possible that he was the one that's instigated the incident when he got out of the vehicle out of the -- and became a vigilante. He started to fight with Trayvon..........
Neighborhood Watch is a federally funded project:
Neighborhood Watch is undoubtedly one of the oldest and most well-known crime prevention programs in history. While the modern day concept of program rose to prominence in the late 1960s in response to an increasing burglary rate...
The modern version of the Neighborhood Watch-USAonWatch Program was developed as a result of the multiple requests from sheriffs and police chiefs around the country who were looking for a crime prevention program that would incorporate citizen involvement and address the increasing number of burglaries taking place, especially in rural and suburban areas. In 1972, the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) took the concept a step further by seeking funding to make the program a national initiative...
Always appreciate a reminder of what a great thing it was to escape NYS. I see the morons in Albany continue to work hard doing the State’s business...
How about this: If those guys were walking through my neighborhood wearing the hoods, they would be suspicious. Not because of their skin color (that has no bearing), but because they would be strangers on private street hiding their identity. I would approach them, out of doing what neighbors are supposed to do - look after each others homes and property. In fact, that’s what we do in my neighborhood - it’s kind of expected. If they didn’t understand that, I’d explain it. If I wasn’t confident about their intentions, I’d call the Police and other neighbors. If they chose to fight with me, it wouldn’t end well. It would not. End well.
I hope when this is all over, Zimmerman will sue the asses off these race baiters.
Ya think they call each other the night before and asked what they are wearing tomorrow. Unprofessional and childish to the max.
“Vigilante” in Spanish simply means “watchman,” which is what Zimmerman was.
I don’t think the HOA should have allowed armed watchmen,precisely because there is such a possibility of things like this happening.
But that would be, at worst, civil negligence, or negligent homicide or manslaughter - and not criminal homicide, which is the charge they want against Zimmerman.
Also, the “hate crime” stuff, which is ridiculous anyway since apparently only one group is protected by it, shouldn’t even be considered here, because Zimmerman would have fixed on any teenager in a hoodie giving a close look to the houses. Many of our hoodie-wearing thugs in Florida are white, although they are usually busy holding up the 7-11 or the local pharmacist in order to get OxyContin and don’t bother with residential burglaries...
You prefer fractured skulls and dead watchmen?
Everybody probably knows this as well as I. The word ‘vigilante’ is Spanish for guard or watchman, someone who is vigilant. Looks like that might include you :-)
The kid was shot on February 26th. This mess didn't go national until sometime in mid March. Can't say who initially started turning it into a racial thing, but we know that Jackson and Sharpton have been involved more recently. The state attorney decided that there wasn't enough evidence to get a conviction of Zimmerman, and that should have been the end of the case, but somebody's flaming the fires of racism to create a national issue. I've read that the Justice Dept. is having the FBI investigate. I wonder how long that's going to take.
You know, those armless black zombies withotu arms and chains around their necks look kind of like slaves to me.
The person under the hood is a black female, and considering that african blacks were sold into slavery by their own people, I’d say this image is kind of controversial.
Those two Tallahassee attorneys are morons.
Zimmerman had returned to the development from an errand. He was not acting as a member of the Neighborhood Watch. He had a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
No, he said "This guy looks like he's up to no good, or he's on drugs or something. It's raining and he's just walking around, looking about."
Then he added, "He's here now and hes just staring looking at all the houses."
And lest we forget, he also said that Martin was "staring at me now" and "coming to check me out."
So, no, he never said Martin was just walking down the street. He said he looked like he was up to no good, and he also described an initial reaction by Martin which certainly exhibited no fear of Zimmerman.
A few minutes ago on the national NBC evening news, they dragged out the 2005 booking picture and reported how he resisted arrest and struggled with the officer. Then there was the report on spousal abuse. It’s fair to report this IF they did the same for Martin. I thought for a moment that as they were saying that despite these incidents that he was still allowed a gun permit but then they were back to their usual games saying if he had been arrested on the previous and sentenced to the max that he wouldn’t have been allowed to carry and a poor widdle black kiddie wouldn’t have been killed by this big meanie.
Does anyone know how long it had been raining and how hard? Why would anyone go out in the rain and walk two miles to get candy and then walk two miles back to the house? Just another thing that Martin was doing that doesn’t add up.
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