#TrayvonMartin: The Zimmerman Apologist Train is Careening Wildly Off-Track

I’m not a fan of Nancy Grace, but this is worth watching for further insight into the depths of the cover-up that is going on down in Florida:

Clearly, the video released by ABC News yesterday destroys Zimmerman’s claim that Trayvon attacked him.

Additionally, the funeral director has stated that there was no signs on Trayvon’s body that would indicate that he had been in a fight. So we have a video of Zimmerman where he’s unbloodied, unbruised, not wincing in pain, and wearing clean clothes, and we have Trayvon Martin with no cuts or bruises on his hands; but somehow we’re supposed to believe that Trayvon punched Zimmerman in the nose hard enough to break it, then slammed Zimmerman’s head into the ground, and began beating him?

No. That did not happen. It makes no damn sense.

Aggressively stupid people like Dan Riehl are claiming that the grainy video shows a wound to his head:

Following up on a Daily Caller report, I did my own enhancement. [I'll bet you did, Dan. -ed.]  I altered sharpness and contrast and enlarged a screen grab from the video, pictured below.


One has to wonder if ABC did any video analysis on the footage at all. How is it not, at the very least, open for speculation as to what the video shows as regards Zimmerman’s injuries.

The claim all along has been that Martin was bashing Zimmerman’s head into the ground, or sidewalk. This image appears to support that version of events, certainly enough for speculation, making the claim ABC put forward extremely dubious, if not flat-out wrong.


What is this arrow even pointing to?  Is this supposed to be a wound consistent with Travyon “bashing Zimmerman’s head into the ground”?  Is this video suppose to prove that Zimmerman was “likely” cleaned up at the scene?

Aggressively stupid person Dan Riehl also claims that the mugshot being circulated demonstrates that Zimmerman was “likely” cleaned up at the scene.  Small problem, though — the mugshot is from 2005!

There is quite literally no depths to Dan Riehl’s stupidity.

The bottom line is that the video annihilates Zimmerman’s claims that Trayvon beat the shit out of him. There’s no blood, no swelling, no wincing in pain — NADA.

Quite simply, what the Sanford Police Department is saying happened did not happen.

What the Sanford Police Department told Tracy Martin, Trayvon’s father, also did not happen:

According to Tracy Martin, the Sanford, Fla., detective recounted this sequence of events: Trayvon Martin walked up to Zimmerman’s vehicle and asked why he was following him. Zimmerman denied following the youth and rolled up the car window.

Minutes after Trayvon walked away, Zimmerman got out of his vehicle. Then came the second encounter, according to Tracy Martin’s recollection of the detective’s account. Trayvon Martin appeared from behind a building in Zimmerman’s gated community, approached him and demanded, “What’s your problem, homie?”

When Zimmerman replied that he didn’t have a problem, Martin said, “You do now.” The unarmed teenager hit Zimmerman, knocked him to the ground, pinned him down and told him to “shut the [expletive] up.”

During the beating, Zimmerman pulled his gun and fired one shot at close range into Martin’s chest. “You got me,” the teenager said, falling backward.

“What’s your problem, homie?” – seriously? Are you sure he didn’t say, “YOU GON’ DIE, CRACKA!!”

“You got me.”  Really?  Are you sure he didn’t say, “Game over, man! Game over!”

It’s ridiculous.***

Somebody better arrest Zimmerman’s ass. Today.

***If you, like I, need to laugh to keep from stabbing, may I suggest #shitzimmermansays?



24 Responses to #TrayvonMartin: The Zimmerman Apologist Train is Careening Wildly Off-Track

  1. I wrote a column on this that got published today, and honest to God the comments (they killed out a lot of the most terrible ones) and the emails I have received from completely irrational apologists for a killer have seriously made me go almost completely mental. I don’t understand how people get so fucked- up, mean and hateful, how they just lack complete human compassion. It always comes down to some our-side-your-side argument, except the other side is just so terribly, viciously mean, nasty, obtuse and irrational. I just don’t get it. I need a drink.

    • I’m sorry to hear that. I’ve read some comments and it does seem to fall into a lot of the old hateful stereotypes. Like how blacks need “to get an education, get jobs instead going to jail and use “white” names for their kids”. (Oddly, you never hear them whine when families with strong Italian roots use Italian names for their kids or when Hispanics use names from their culture.)

      I’m with you on how hateful and polarized society has become to the point that it would make Archie Bunker look like Martian Luther King Jr. Even my parents who grew up in the 50′s and 60′s never seen things to this extreme.

  2. sherifffruitfly

    “There is quite literally no depths to Dan Riehl’s stupidity.”

    no limit to, no bottom of, etc.

    But yah.

  3. So Nancy Grace actually DID cover this? To my memory (not that I watch her very often, mind you) this might be the first time she’s focused on someone who isn’t blonde and female.

  4. The Sanford police story sounds like an In Living Color sketch making fun of cop shows. Just jaw-dropping levels of ridiculous.

  5. Spoiled Yapping Dog

    George is some tough dude , able to take Hammering blows from someone half his weight and only pulled out the ‘equalizer’ when he felt his hit points dropping to zero. This guy gets off playing Seal Team Six wannabe and jacking off on Stormfront. But don’t worry though, I see in his future many more chances to prove his mettle against supsicious blacks when he’s incarcerated and have at it, but of course he will have to leave his piece at home.

  6. Cleaned up and clothes spiffed up less than 30 minutes after the killing.

    Sanford PD is known for its service.

  7. More #shitzimmermansays

    Trayvon said “Go ahead homie, make my day”.

    **homie being a term of endearment of course makes TM not the aggressor

    • A goon and a homie above…it…all…

      Why would he address this man as ‘homie’, anyway? I had actually theorized that Trayvon eventually turned around and confronted his pursuer, and I actually used the words, ‘what is your problem’, but I didn’t think of ‘homie’.

  8. That Guy With The Ponytail

    If Zimmerman shot Martin in an up-close struggle, there would also be powder burns from the muzzle discharge around Martin’s wound. And the angle of entry of the round that killed him would probably not be straight-in, rather, it would (likely) be at something of an angle.

    Retired judge for a father? Police chief and State’s Attorney showing up in person to spike charging Zimmerman? Anyone thinking anything other than that tie fix was in is delusional.

  9. There is a terrific short story by Tobias Wolff called “Bullet in the Brain,” in which an acerbic book critic ends up dying because he smarts off to a bank robber after said robber tells him he needs to shut up — “capice?”

    Thing is — Wolff was writing a fictional scenario for the sake of exploring what happens in our minds at the moment of death. Zimmerman and his apologists are using bottom-of-the-barrel stereotypes and cliches in order to excuse his STALKING AND MURDERING AN UNARMED INNOCENT TEENAGER!

    Fuck these fucks. That’s all I can say about this.

  10. Wait, is their version that he said “fucking goons” or “fucking cold”? They totally contradict themselves. Idiots.

  11. People who get into actual fistfights, as opposed to TV brawls, screw their hands up pretty badly. Their claim that a 17-year-old kid without training punched this guy in the face and suffered no hand damage is ludicrous from the get-go.
    The only way they’d ever get a jury to believe it would be a willing suspension of disbelief. That is, if it ever gets to a jury.

    • Co-Sign that. Once upon a time I worked to help battered women. One of the things we used to nail the slime suckers who beat on them was their own hand damage. If a man punches, even a very small woman, hard enough to break her nose or fracture a cheek bone it will show on his hands.

      You can’t punch & beat on someone without it showing on your hands or even breaking fingers or bones in the hand. Anyone who has ever been in a fist fight of any kind knows this. That’s why boxers wear those big gloves.

      I just wish they would arrest Zimmerman & try this out in a court of law.

      • Yes, he needs to be arrested before something happens to him. We don’t need him to become more of a martyr than the apologists are already making him out to be.

  12. I watch Nancy occasionally to laugh at her outrage. I was pleasantly surprised to see she isn’t pro-Zimmerman. I know there must be some dissonance going on for her, though. That came through a little when she snapped at Natalie Jackson the other night.

  13. Thurman Williams

    And then Trayvon said, “I’m gonna’ git you, Sucka!” #shitZimmermansez

  14. Exhume the body. If Trayvon’s parents can take it, the body will tell the truth.

  15. Trayvon’s mom is Sybrina Fulton. His dad is Tracey Martin.

  16. Rob in Madison

    Beyond the evidence that Trayvon did not attack Zimmerman is the fact that Zimmerman shot an unarmed man.

  17. I am reasonably sure that no one in the history of the world has ever responded to being shot in the chest at close range with ‘you got me’. And that Trayvon Martin was not the first.

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