No, I think he’s reading the police report and follow up reports as you should before throwing West under the bus.
All info here:
I read the report. I’ve also seen the media coverage, the social media firestorm.
The statement that Congressman West issued appears to me to be carefully crafted to curry favor without making a firm stand. “If all that is reported is accurate...” is an interesting statement from a man who has been put through the liberal media wringer.
“It seems...seemingly, with no reason”.
A careful reading of Congressman West’s statement shows that he’s saying that if Martin was shot for no reason, it’s an outrage. I think anybody would agree with that. He neglects to say that if Martin assaulted Zimmerman before the shooting, it’s a different story. In the same breath he calls for an investigation without undue political influence (like speculative declarations from Congressmen?) and without media bias. He says this, speaking to the media that has hardly been impartial or level headed so far.
That’s the sort of stuff I’d expect from a politician.
Of course, like everybody else posting here, I wasn’t there...but neither was Congressman West.
My own opinion is that Mr. Zimmerman showed poor judgement at best...his life is ruined, even if he was acting in good faith and with pure heart, and I’m at all certain that he was.
A guy may be legally entitled to walk dangerous streets after dark, flashing cash and whistling “I’m In The Money”, and then cry “Self Defense!” after the predictable happens, but that doesn’t make it smart or right.
This is sad all the way around.
I havent been paying attention to this but became interested when I saw the rally on live TV this evening. I followed the link you provided and clicked on George Zimmermans 911 call history. My first impression is that he is the neighborhood busy-body into everyones business and calls 911 at the drop of a hat. There was a call for a pothole, another for a car without headlights, one for a bicycle doing wheelies, a couple for open garage doors, theres another for trash on the roadway, one for a kid walking alone, another for kids years-old playing in the street, and the list of calls goes on and on and on. Im sure glad George doesnt live in my neighborhood.
Ill check the other links tomorrow.
In his call on 2/26 George states the subject he is following is wearing a dark gray hoodie. Then the female witness (call #4) states that the guy on top was wearing a white t-shirt. Humm
It reads to me that all the information isn't there as you claim......What you have posted is merely the initial report.........
What about media reenactments of the shooting incident?
"Any media reenactments of the shooting incident are purely speculation. To date the Sanford Police Department has not released any rendition of the events of the evening to anyone other than the Office of the State Attorney."