Skip to comments.Witness: Zimmerman on Bottom of Fight
Posted on 06/28/2013 6:45:18 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
A prosecution witness testified in the George Zimmerman trial Friday that he saw the former neighborhood watch captain on the bottom of a mixed martial arts-style fight with 17-year-old Trayvon Martin the night Martin was fatally shot.
Jonathan Good said he heard a faint noise coming from the back of his home in the Retreat at Twin Lakes on Feb. 26, 2012. When he heard a louder noise, he went outside to investigate. He said he saw two men engaged in a tussle...
Good was the 17th witness to take the stand in the trial of Zimmerman, who is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of Martin in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman told police he followed the teenager because there had been some recent break-ins in the area. He says he was forced to shoot Martin during their confrontation in self-defense.
On the trials fifth day, Good recounted being 15 to 20 feet away from the fight between Zimmerman and Martin. Although he couldnt make out the faces of the people on the ground, Good said he could make out the color of their clothes.
In crucial testimony that appears to buttress the defenses argument, Good said the person on top during the fight was wearing a black top like the black hoodie sweatshirt Martin had on that night, and the person on the bottom was wearing red. Zimmerman was wearing a similar color that night.
Good said it seemed like the person on the bottom was yelling for help. Good said he saw the person on top straddling the person on the bottom and the person on top was moving their hands in a downward striking motion that looked like what he called a ground and pound, a term associated with MMA or mixed martial arts fighting.
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It’s going to be a hot summer.
Yeah ... seems like the prosecution witnesses are giving Zimmerman more credibility than not.
Good. Lets get it over with. Better us than our kids dealing with worse.
I can't believe how many articles today have relayed this information as if it's somehow shocking! This was pretty much established from the get-go.
So now we know little Trayvon was the racist and agressor. I hope the judge dismisses the charges after the close of the prosecution’s case. But we know that won’t happen.
I have noticed the same thing. The prosecution witnesses seem to be helping the defense.
Does anyone else get the idea that the prosecution is intentionally throwing this case? I mean, come on, every one of the “witnesses” to date have either supported the defense or have suffered major credibility issues.
I can’t see, short of outright bribery or blackmail, how anyone could vote to convict. But we all know what will happen if a “not guilty” verdict is returned.
I would not want to be living in any major American city when the verdict is released.
Game, set, match. Case dismissed.
If these witnesses for the prosecution are their best witnesses the prosecution must be very sorry they brought charges.
Makes one wonder if the state isn't pushing this case to exonerate themselves...not the defendant.
Riots are most likely going to happen. That is the ultimate goal of Obama's war of division. That is the goal of community organizing.
Those who refuse to assimilate (the Antisocial Minorities) must rebel at some point.
And the societies against which they rebel will either accept their rebellion and change to incorporate it...or they will reject it as non-productive.
The question is...is the rebellion of the Antisocial minorities productive...or is it not.
If their rebellion is non-productive...it will eventually die...probably sooner rather than later.
When all this come out in a few years, we will no longer be a recognizable republic anyway, so it won't faze anyone.
If fate has it that Zimmerman is going to win, hope this trial runs into the winter months. Seldom do Obama’s sons riot when it is cold ... hard to carry a new TV in the snow. Just sayn’
“””I cant see, short of outright bribery or blackmail, how anyone could vote to convict. But we all know what will happen if a not guilty verdict is returned.”””
I have been on several juries. Never underestimate the stupidity of the average American.
There is that... After all, look at OJ.
I don't think they are throwing the case...just presenting it--lame as it is.
That is the political side of things. The prosecution has done its job and it can go home without further hassle.
Now cue the rioters.
The prosecution is discovering that you can’t make chicken salad out of chicken ****.
What kind of country have we become that feral inner city animals will riot if a Latin who dispatched a 17-y/o thug is acquitted?
Zimmerman was the one running after Martin.
For around four months, maybe 20 years ago, I had nothing to do but wait. I watched a lot of “Court TV”.
I am not sure of the right word. Maybe it is shocked but whatever I decided I never want to go before an American jury, at least if I am innocent.
I agree with that.
Not shocking, but I think some people believe the wounds to the back of Zimmerman’s head were self-inflicted. So this is actually an important witness.
I will be arming myself....
Some of the Black Racists are making threats of riots....Those racists dont realize, that, if Zimmerman is acquitted...it will be easier to cap their black racist arses
The masses demanded a trial, so the public servants complied. I don't really see it as the prosecutors throwing the trial as I see that they have very little to work with.
This is what happens when you have a prosecution team that was never interested in the truth, all they wanted to do was please the race baiters and give them what they wanted..as far as Im concerned the case is already over..all the defense needs is reasonable doubt and Zimmerman walks and there is so much doubt in this case it can fill a room..Zimmerman should NEVER have been charged to begin with
Well, I get the idea that at least in some sense the prosecution wishes it would go away, that they can see they are between a rock and a hard place.
I have not seen any evidence that should convict Zimmerman. It is a political witch-hunt. I don’t know why the judge just does not throw out the case...there is no incriminating evidence.
Wow. So many idiots.
Yes. Told my brother the same thing today.
What a lasting impression those witnesses made, one that likely will last all weekend and all the way to "case dismissed".
And, what a gift this trial has been!
So many of our problems are on display for all to witness and examine, and whose testimonies all point to the same cause and verdict.
If only we could be our own more enlightened, higher information jury of peers with the eyes to see and the ears to hear.
I have seen many political sure wins fail.
For all the legal wrangling, just need 6 people to say one word.
This administration knows how to persuade the few who do in fact hold power.
Gee, the prosecution witness seems to be saying George Zimmerman TOLD THE TRUTH.
George Zimmerman’s attacker got shot. George Zimmerman was the victim.
Ergo, the state has done it's job...don't blame us.
The prosecution is doing their very best to send GZ to prison for the rest of his life. They will suborn perjury, lie, distort, impugn, whatever is necessary to achieve their intended goal.
These are contemptible men without honor, truly vile humans to whom their own personal & political gain trumps any morality or desire to seek justice.
If Obama intervenes...he will move revolution nearer the start button.
slogans for the desperate prosecution:
“If he’s a cracker, he’s the attacker”
If the witness's a shit Do not acquit!
black gangs have shootouts with hundreds of rounds fired and the only one hit is a 6 year old down the street.
and now they want to start a race war?
Good luck with that....
Uh...That’s why I like dogs better than cats.
I can’t believe the prosecution put this guy on the stand. What were they thinking? Whether you believe this guy or Ms. Creole Porkchop, the prosecution practically nuked their own case. What is it about “reasonable doubt” the prosecution doesn’t understand. If some kid has you on the ground and is punching your lights out and you have a gun in your hand, why would you *not* use it? You have no assurance the puncher is not trying to kill you.
The likelihood of Zimmerman prevailing is pretty remote.If,by chance,he's acquitted...or the state throws up its hands after a couple of hung juries...Attorney Corporal Holder will take a crack at him.He picks the judge...picking an OJ-type jury isn't difficult...the entire resources of the United States government dropped on top of him.Just think Osama Obama.His current title proves irrefutably that in this country race trumps *everything*.
No one was ever running liar.
George kept his distance and actually lost him when the hoodlum doubled back on him and jumped him.
By financial necessity I live in a black neighborhood. I have had very little problem with neighbors in the several years I’ve lived here. But I am concerned that if riots ensue in the event of a Zimmerman acquittal I may become a target. Do I have a reason for concern? I do not have a gun.
So that was why the prosecution wanted to say Zimmerman was doing mixed martial arts... So they can claim he was on top doing the ‘pound and ground’
You need to be out of the area with anything you hold dear/pf value until the rioting ends...maybe longer.
I don't think Mr Zimmerman intended to use the gun at all. When the punk saw or felt the gun, it was then a do or die moment for Mr Z. (Didn't they struggle over the gun?)
You need to move out in the country even if you have to live in a trailer.
Buy yourself a gun and get at least proficient with it. If you look around you can find a good used one at a fair price. I recently bought a Revelation single barrel shotgun for $50 including tax. It was rusty but mechanically sound. It was actually made by Savage and was a little better than standard as it has an auto ejector.
After cleaning it up, it doesn’t look bad at all and shoots really well. It is a 20 gauge and the reason I got it was I already had 24 boxes of various high velocity shells.