As we suspected all along but, unlike the Enemy Media™, we prefer to wait until actual facts start coming in prior to issuing a verdict like, say, the Duke Lacrosse Rapists and Sister Mangum of the Chastisty Church™ narrative that worked out so well for the Enemy Media. (h/t Ace O’ Spades):
Trayvon Martin may have attacked a Neighborhood Watch captain
before the man shot dead the unarmed teen in a gated community in Florida, an anonymous witness who spoke to police claimed yesterday.
You don’t say? Well that does sort of put a different light on the whole “racist murdering in cold blood” angle, doesn’t it? Oh, and it’s interesting that the only photos the press can get of the victim, a 6’2″ footballer, are of the “smiling 7th grader” variety. Not that it matters that much, but it’s an interesting data point.
The witness, known only as John, told Sanford police that he saw Martin on top of George Zimmerman shortly before the fatal shot that has led to a national outcry, including a huge ‘hoodie’ march in Philadelphia last night. He recounted the details to Fox 35 News in Florida.
The witness told FOX 35 in Orlando that he saw evidence of a fight between Martin and Zimmerman, which could lend credence to the gunman’s claim that he was acting in self-defence.
‘The guy on the bottom who had a red sweater on was yelling to me: “Help, help… and I told him to stop and I was calling 911,’ he said.
Zimmerman was wearing a red sweater; Martin was in a grey hoodie.
He added: ‘When I got upstairs and looked down, the guy who was on top beating up the other guy, was the one laying in the grass, and I believe he was dead at that point.’
Not entirely irrelevant (and that’s a British Understatement) since that description fits nicely with the police report describing Zimmermann, post-shooting, as being bloodied on both front and back of his head and having grass stains on the back of his clothes. Not to mention that being on the ground with a 6’2″ athlete on top of you pounding the snot out of you (if that’s what happened, but we doubt that Martin was simply trying to give Zimmermann a hug) is quite a bit of a different situation, use of force-wise, to “starting a fight with somebody looking at you and then gunning him down when he walks toward you”.
But the latter version plays better in the liberal Enemy Media, not to mention with their friend Al Sharpton.
Mustn’t let facts disturb The Narrative™, don’t you know?
So far, what facts we have point toward a justified shooting, at least as far as our understanding of Florida use of lethal force statutes goes, but it’s still early.
The other narrative about the “dangers” of “vigilante” citizens patrolling their own neighborhoods the Enemy Media and any other limp-wristed fucknozzles can shove up their Khybers and spin on it. From what we know, Zimmermann was known and respected by the police as a local neighborhood watch volunteer who provided them with good information and just wanted to do his bit to lower crime in his troubled neighborhood. In this case, he did so by calling the police immediately when he noticed a suspicious individual (odd behavior if he was just a bloodthirsty vigilante out to commit murder, don’t you think?) and then following said individual so as to maintain contact until police could respond. We fail to see anything outrageous there. Zimmermann’s surveillance skills unfortunately weren’t up to the task and the suspect saw him. Again, we fail to see anything outrageous there. It would have been much better if the suspect had never noticed anything until the Blue Light Special arrived, of course, but are the hand-wringers really trying to say that we should just notify the police when we see something strange and then go hide behind a bush? Of course they are. A citizenry willing to stand up for itself is not easily controlled.
The story may change again as more data come in, but so far it looks like your garden variety “good” shoot.
UPDATE: And, thanks to the inflammatory rhetoric from Reichsführer und GröFaZ Ogabe and his wholly owned toadies in the Enemy Media, the Black Panthers are already ramping up for a full-on race war (h/t Protein Wisdom):
Yesterday afternoon at a press conference, the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense circulated a “wanted dead or alive” poster for George Zimmerman for shooting to death a Florida teenager four weeks ago.
Minister Mikhail Muhummud led the press conference, calling for the firing of Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee, the arrest of George Zimmerman and some involvement from President Obama. Muhummud stated he is the southern regional director for the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense located in Jacksonville, Florida. While Minister Muhummud fired off a list of demands and expressed outrage over the handling of the shooting and subsequent investigation; a member of the group passed flyers to about 100 people who showed up for the press conference. Muhummud told the group he was not concerned with rumors of death threats to George Zimmerman, “He should be afraid for his life.” [emphasis ours — Emp.M.]
What? We can’t pin that on Teh One™ and the Enemy Race Hustler Media, you say? That’s odd. We could have sworn that it’s not that long ago that Gabbie Giffords’ shooting was entirely due to “inflammatory rhetoric” from the right as exemplified by a poster with a cross-hair on it that the shooter hadn’t even seen.
Eat your own damn medicine, you ghoulish socialist parasites. Eat it and enjoy it.
UPDATE the Second: Oh dear. It would seem that the vigilante violence that Ogabe, the Enemy Media and the Professional Race Hustling industry has called for goes beyond a bit of “innocent” handing out “wanted, dead or alive” posters:
SANFORD — Members of the New Black Panther Party are offering a $10,000 reward for the “capture” of George Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who shot Trayvon Martin.
New Black Panther leader Mikhail Muhammad announced the reward during a protest in Sanford Saturday. And when asked whether he was inciting violence, Muhammad replied defiantly: “An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.”
The bounty announcement came moments after members of the group called for the mobilization of 10,000 black men to capture Zimmerman, who shot Trayvon in a gated Sanford community on Feb. 26.
Muhammad said members of his group would search for Zimmerman themselves in Maitland — where the 28-year old worked before the shooting, employees there told the Orlando Sentinel. He declined to say when the group would begin their search.
Say, wasn’t there a time when publicly putting out contracts on people was, well, illegal? So why isn’t the Black SS Panthers being shut down by more Feds than you can shake a stick at while their leadership, openly operating like an organized crime outfit, is being frog marched off to jail?
Oh… We forgot. AG Heinrich “Who Gives a Shit About Dead Mexicans?” Holder… Never mind.
Mark our words, though: Every single bit of harm that may come to Zimmerman at this point is entirely, entirely Reichsführer Ogabe and the Enemy Media’s fault. Every. Single. Bit.
Good going, Mr. “Post-Racial” president, you slimy, lying, socialist fuck.