Skip to comments.Police: Trayvon Martin beat man before being shot
Posted on 03/26/2012 11:00:37 PM PDT by Zakeet
With a single punch, Trayvon Martin decked George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who eventually shot to death the unarmed 17-year-old, then climbed on top of Zimmerman and slammed his head into the sidewalk several times, leaving him bloody and battered, according to an account released Monday by authorities.
That is the account Zimmerman gave police, and much of it has been corroborated by witnesses, authorities say.
Zimmerman has not spoken publicly about what happened, but that night, Feb. 26, and in later meetings he described and re-enacted for police what he says happened.
Police disclosed to the Orlando Sentinel that there is about a one-minute gap, after Zimmerman called police and before he fatally shot Martin, during which police say they're not sure what happened.
In Zimmerman's version of events, he had stopped following Martin and had turned around and was walking back to his SUV when Martin approached him from behind. The two exchanged words, then Martin punched him in the nose, sending him to the ground, and began beating him.
Then, Zimmerman says, he began yelling for help.
Several witnesses heard those cries, and there has been a dispute about from whom they came: Zimmerman or Martin. Lawyers for Martin's family say it was Martin, but police say their evidence indicates it was Zimmerman. One witness was unequivocal that it was Zimmerman who was crying for help.
New background information on Martin emerged Monday. He had been suspended from Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School three times, most recently for possession of an empty bag with marijuana residue and a "marijuana pipe," according to a school's report obtained by the Miami Herald.
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Surprisingly, the facts as they come out don't quite square with the image portrayed by the Liberal Media.
The sad thing about this is the total ridiculous and slanted portrayal by the media to create a racial event when all the facts are not in. Even if Zimmerman was guilty of a crime, the media and the teens family have so tainted the process that it would be hard to get a conviction.
I dont know what happened here, but this reminds me of the false Duke lacrosse case.
It seems like the media narrative of this case is falling apart. I mean, the attempts by the liberals to make their political statement through this case, of how America is racist, bigoted, black boys are being hunted down by racists with guns, etc.
This case may end up being like the Tucson shooting or the Duke lacrosse case. In those cases, the liberals force fed a narrative into the media, which ran with the story the way liberals wanted things reported. The facts didn’t matter in either of those case, just as facts don’t matter here.
So many people have weighed in on the liberal side of this case. And, they all did so without knowing all the facts, because facts are still being revealed.
In fact, the entire police report from the night of the incident has not been made public yet. So everyone, from Sharpton and Jackson and the Black Panthers, to pandering Senators such as Durbin and Schumer, don’t have all the facts. Barack Obama doesn’t have all the facts. Yet all have weighed in, convicting Zimmerman in the court of public opinion. So much for the cause of justice.
And did the mayor of Philadephia really call this case an assassination? I heard that, which is so far over the top.
After all the BS from the race baiters and actual racist, they’re going to have a real difficult time with this.
There is a lot of really irresponsible journalism going on.
But I repeat myself.
Nah, not a chance.The scum you mentioned won’t learn a damn thing . Like drunks after a night of black-out drinking with all the attendant chaos and mayhem they’ll just shrug it off and wait for the next incident. Sharpton and his bunch didn’t learn a damn thing from the Tawana Brawley bs, he isn’t going to learn anything from this.
You mean he wasn’t the skittle eating little angel the MSM would like us to believe?
But they wouldn’t lie to us would they?
ABC News said that there was a scramble for the gun and that’s when Zimmerman shot Martin.
Incredible - a reasonably unbiased and factual news story from the SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE!
“Sharpton and his bunch didnt learn a damn thing from the Tawana Brawley bs”
What do you mean? He learned he can get away with it and get a gig with MSNBC.
What race is Zimmerman?
Al Sharpton has never ever been held accountable by the liberals for his behavior and slanders in the Tawana Brawley case. He and his ilk think they can get away with anything.
They probably have learned they can get away with anything because :
1. They are members of an officially aggrieved politically correct group.
2. They are supporters of liberal causes.
3. The liberals in the MSM automatically and dutifully accept charges of racism from these people, no matter the true facts of any given case.
4. The liberals in the MSM are so PC that they are afraid of being perceived as being bigoted or racist themselves. So they kneel on the altar of Al Sharpton and his ilk whenever they weigh in on an issue.
5. The news guidelines used by the MSM are to push stories which fit certain narratives. The narrative in this case is that America is racist, racists have guns, racists are shooting black boys for no reason. There is no such narrative for the black criminals who attacked the couple in Oklahoma recently, so that story was barely reported by the MSM.
6. Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson, et. al. can get face time on TV on demand. Whenever they want to weigh in, they get air time.
make NO mistake about it- the media is testing hte flashpoint of the mob by trying to incite racial divide and hatred by trumpeting unsubstantiated charges in this case- The FACTS show that a man was cold-cokced by a thug, had his head beat agaisnt hte pavement- Called out REOPEATEDLY for someone to help, NOONE did help him, so, fearign for his life, and he had EVERY REASON to fear for his life, He took action to save his own life-
Now, there is another case where blatant racism WAS ifnact the motivator, several black teens hunted down a whuite 13 year old, doused him with gasoline, and lit him on fire- Wghere oh where are jesse jackson and al ‘stir the crowds into a murderous rage’ sharpton denouincing those boys as racist? There’s actual evidence of racism in that case, but NONE in the Zimmerman Case- but facts be damned apparently- When a liberal wants blood- they get blood-
There will be another LA riot situation on our hands before too long- the left is justy itchign to stir this coutnry into racial divided wars- and they wikll stop at nothign to get their news stories- truth be damend
That is just sheer perfection.
It’s hilarious, but at the same time sad, because it really is not that far away from the reality of this situation.
i believe the PD reports said the next round did not chamber likely because the slide was stopped by close contact with the man on top of him...
Remember how Time magazine was criticized for making OJ "darker", thus more scary?
re: For some facts, 2010 murder statistics (Posted on 3/27/12 at 12:22 a.m. to Tigerholic)
After Jessie Jackson made his blacks are under attack comment I wondered if there was any statistical data upon which to base his claim.
Heres some numbers from the 2010 FBI #s ( 2010 FBI) and the 2010 US Census ( 2010 US Census):
a) 196,817,552 (# of non-Hispanic/Latino whites) = 63.7% of the population
b) 42,020,743 (# of Black or African American alone or in combination) = 13.6% of the population
c) There were 447 whites killed by blacks
d) There were 218 blacks killed by whites
e) There were 2,459 blacks killed by blacks (shown for reference only)
a) That for every 902,833 white people 1 black was killed
b) That for every 94,006 black people 1 white was killed
c) A white person is 9.6X more likely to be killed by a black person than vice-versa.
This statistically refutes Jessie Jacksons assertion.
I think the media is ready to move on from this story as it turns out to be just another dead dime a dozen gang banger.
Who is tawana?
There's nowhere to go with it. The police, and the town government, are like a boulder in their path. They haven't budged an inch, and with the records they have made public, there is no way for them to cave in, that I can see.
The only possibility that I can see is a wrongful death suit, but this would also be unpropitious, if I understand correctly that it would open up more latitude for the defense to impugn the character of the deceased.
Obama and his Minions are inciting a Race War and the Nation watches American Idol while convicting the White Hispanic guy of cold blooded murder.
I can only imagine how things will turn out when the Monthly Government Checks stop showing up.
Was the lamb hurt in the brawl?
I had heard in a report [but cannot confirm the accuracy of it] that Martin basically cold-cocked Zimmerman and then jumped on him when he was on the ground.
During the scuffle, the gun on Zimmerman became visible. That is when the struggle for the gun took place, and during it, the gun was discharged ...
Ya got a link? I don’t think that report is public nor is forensics done with the investigation.
I’m going to say publicly that I apologize to Dead Corpse and anyone else I called out on this. I believe I was wrong and they were right. I am sitting back and watching this info come out now, and seeing that this is all about re-electing Barack Obama and nothing about Trayvon Martin.
Now technically that's true, he is half Caucasian and half Hispanic. But we don't call Obama white black. You're only white Hispanic when the Times wants a shooter to be a white guy. He looks Hispanic, just as Obama looks black.
What has happened here is that Obama’s “army” is trying to foment racial unrest unlike we’ve never seen before, to convince the unconvinced that the only way to bring peace is to re-elect The One.
Why let facts get in the way of a good lynch mob?
You are 100% correct. Have you noticed with the exception of MSNBC no one calls him “Reverend’’ anymore?
It will be interesting to learn how close the gun was to Martin when it was fired.
Descendant of Adam. Just like Mr. Martin.
Who is tawana?
Tawana Brawley was one of Rev. Al's greatest triumphs. It took him the ranks of an obscure amateur New York City preacher into a professional major league race baiter.
With the support of the Rev., Tawana claimed that six white men, including several cops, raped her. After hearing evidence, a grand jury concluded that Brawley had not been the victim of a forcible sexual assault and that she herself may have created the appearance of an attack. The New York prosecutor whom Brawley had accused as one of her alleged assailants successfully sued Brawley and Rev. Al for defamation.
White hispanic. It’s a heretofore never heard of race that liberals just made up and, as it turns out, is not one of the privileged races.
The Chronicle is my local paper and the section that is most interesting is the comments section. The folks are to the right of FR on issues like illegal immigration, govt spending, crime and race relations. Its on social issues and wars abroad do they take a hard left stand. It is a very interesting dynamic.
Antarctic-Australian I think. (Hey, if they can make up stuff why can’t I? After all I ‘m as much of a reverend as jesse and al).
Expect a lot more of this sort of thing between now and November. No stone will be left unturned in their efforts to divide us.
Yeah and unfortunately a lot of people are going to get hurt , whether by ignorance or malice, and the instigators, obama, jackson, axel rod and such will remain unscathed.
So they found a way to label him White so as to classify him with The Racial Super-villains of the Universe.
Race: White, Hispanic, Asian, Black, etc.
That, and Richard Jewell.
Well said about Jewell.
Hopefully Zimmerman will make out like a bandit from all the libel cases he’s going to win.
Nice point, thanks for bringing that up.
I don’t know about anyone else, but I am so gut-furious over the Black Panthers appointing themselves US Marshalls and Judge and Jury, and issuing a bounty on a person’s head, along with recruiting 5000 ‘volunteers’ to ‘find’ Zimmerman, (and the witnesses and their families), not to mention the race pimping and crowd rabblerousing by the obvious players, that I am fit to be tied.
Duke University, here we go again.
Now here we have the real “inconvenient truth”...
The story is running out of steam. My prediction is that most of the story will be dissolved by Friday. Starting next week....something new and unrelated to the Martin episode. There will be a court case against the Latino guy, but I doubt that you can convince an entire jury of going against the guy.....so a hung jury is predictable, maybe twice over. The Fed attempt at a hate-crime episode? It has to stand in front of a jury and I doubt that it can be accomplished. Even a civil case by the family....may not be winnable.
Ditto on that. I have been saying the same thing.
Then according to the NYT, Obama is a white Negro.