Zimmerman Shot Martin Because He Was Black? Or Was It Self Defense?
George Zimmerman’s life has been forever changed. The day he called 911 to report a suspicious looking person while he was participating in his neighborhood watch program, was the day that it all changed.
Zimmerman, who is 28, and now in hiding for fear of his life, claims to have shot 17 year old Trayvon Martin in self defense. However, the world has immediately gone right to him being a racist. Now considering that the only people who really know what happened were the ones who are there, it appears, that Zimmerman has been tried and convicted in the media. There have been rallies ran by celebrities and church and religious officials. There has even been a bounty placed on Zimmerman’s head.
Everyone is demanding that Zimmerman be placed under arrest.
Information coming out today says, wait a second, it’s possible that Zimmerman may have actually shot in self defense. According to the Orlando Sentinel, some witnesses of the incident have given statements that are consistent with that of Zimmerman.
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. — Report From the Orlando Sentinel
And what about those cries for help that witnesses heard? Who was it? Reports indicate that it very well may have been Zimmerman. Zimmerman did have injuries when police arrived, but they were not serious enough that he got medical treatment. Injuries included a bloody nose and a fat lip, and lacerations to the back of the head.
NJN has chosen to remain neutral on this subject, since until we know all that happened during the attack and shooting, we can not say who was in the wrong. However, we can point out that for whatever reason, the media is using a booking photo of Zimmerman from many years ago, and a five year old picture of Trayvon. The picture above is a more recent set of photos from both.
We have also removed our banner with the term “Justice For Trayvon” since the boy’s mother has filed for trademarks on that saying along with “I Am Trayvon”.