By Jack “Coffee” Hays, April 23, 2012
Many news agencies are reporting today that George Zimmerman has been released from the Seminole Co., FL Jail following the posting of $150,000 bail.
The fact that Zimmerman was in jail to begin with is disgusting enough, but his having to post bail of any amount to get out is an atrocity.
At the same time, but not with the same headline grabbing phrases or bold printing, other news reports are revealing that newly released photographs clearly show bloody injuries, inflicted upon him by supposed “victim” Trayvon Martin, to the back of his head. According to the reports, the photographs were taken by an i-phone just minutes after Martin physically attacked Zimmerman resulting in Zimmerman being forced to shoot & kill Martin in self-defense.
These same reports say that the photographs have been authenticated by the verification of information embedded in them by the i-phone at the time they were taken.
The reports also quietly say, as much as printed words can, that the photos support Zimmerman’s version of what happened the night he was forced to defend himself from Martin’s assault. The reports also say that the bloody injuries shown in the photos are consistent with the scrapes (the blood from the injuries had been cleaned by paramedics at the scene of the attack prior to Zimmerman being taken to the police station) seen on the back of Zimmerman’s head in photographs taken inside the Sanford Police Dept. where he was taken to give a statement to Officers the night he was attacked.
In addition, the reports, although briefly, say that the photos also support statements given to police by at least one person living near where Martin attacked Zimmerman that said they heard someone yelling for help, went to their window to see what was happening, and saw Zimmerman on the ground with Martin on top of him punching him; the person told police that they left their window to get their phone, dialed 911 and while returning to the window heard a gunshot. When the person returned to their window they told police that they saw that the man who had been on the ground (Zimmerman), was now standing and that the man who had been on top of the other man (Martin) was now on the ground.
However, the news reports do not mention that reports filed by the first police officers to arrive on the scene the night Martin died attacking Zimmerman say that the back of Zimmerman’s clothing had dirt and grass on them as if he had been on the ground supporting the statements by Zimmerman and the witness that Zimmerman was on the ground with Martin on top of him punching him.
The bottom line is this:
Zimmerman, while en route to the grocery store, was looking out for his neighborhood that had recently experienced several burglaries, he saw what he thought was a suspicious individual he didn’t recognize from the neighborhood and called police to report it, during the phone call to 911 he said he couldn’t tell what race the suspicious individual was when asked by the dispatcher saying: “I think he’s black”, then told 911 that the person was “gone”.
Upon walking backing to his vehicle Zimmerman was confronted by Martin who attacked him and as a result Martin lost his life.
It is an unfortunate situation, but here’s the lesson: Don’t attack people and there is a pretty good chance you won’t be killed while doing so.
George Zimmerman should never have been charged with anything, let alone been forced to post bail to get out of jail and wear a monitoring device. It’s disgusting!