With a single punch, Trayvon Martin decked the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who eventually shot and killed the unarmed 17-year-old, then Trayvon climbed on top of George Zimmerman and slammed his head into the sidewalk several times, leaving him bloody and battered, authorities have revealed to the Orlando Sentinel.
That is the account Zimmerman gave police, and much of it has been corroborated by witnesses, authorities say…
Zimmerman told them he lost sight of Trayvon and was walking back to his SUV when Trayvon approached him from the left rear, and they exchanged words.
Trayvon asked Zimmerman if he had a problem. Zimmerman said no and reached for his cell phone, he told police.
Trayvon then said, “Well, you do now” or something similar and punched Zimmerman in the nose.
Zimmerman fell to the ground and Trayvon got on top of him and began slamming his head into the sidewalk, he told police.
Zimmerman began yelling for help.
Several witnesses heard those cries, and there’s been a dispute about from whom they came: Zimmerman or Trayvon.
Lawyers for Trayvon’s family say it was Trayvon, but police say their evidence indicates it was Zimmerman.
One witnesses, who has since talked to local television news reporters, told police he saw Zimmerman on the ground with Trayvon on top, pounding him and was unequivocal that it was Zimmerman who was crying for help.
Zimmerman then shot Trayvon once in the chest from very close range, according to authorities.
When police arrived less than two minutes later, Zimmerman was bleeding from the nose, had a swollen lip and had bloody lacerations to the back of his head.
I will be interested to see if drugs are found in either Martin's or Zimmerman's system. Again, this is a case where the rush to judgment is a great disservice to both the families and the two men involved; as well as to the entire country.
We expect race-baiting from Al Sharpton; that's his gig. But the the "first post-racial" President has been anything but "post-racial".
If you put aside this case and let justice take it's course, you can begin to see how desperate the White House has become to deflect attention away from its policies which are bringing America to the brink of an economic cliff.
First there was the comedic case of Fluke; now the tragedy of Martin. Both have been manipulated by a President and a media who would prefer to frame the discussion as either (or both) a "war on women" or a "war on blacks".
Meanwhile, civil discussion reaches an all time low --what will poor Eric Holder do now???