Certainly we can discuss if George Zimmerman should have gotten out of his car and followed Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. in late February, but that seems to be the only thing prosecutors can even try to hold against Zimmerman in their Murder 2 charge.
The serious issue here is the media pushing the fact Zimmerman showed no visible injuries in late March, while law enforcement and or the prosecutors refused to release the full-color digital photo they took of Zimmerman immediately after the death of Martin.
You have to ask … why did they provide the defense with crappy black and white photocopies multiple times when asked for the original digital image? You only have to look at the image to know why. From Fox News.
Zimmerman’s legal team released the photo, which they believe bolsters their case that Zimmerman, 29, was being beaten when he fatally shot the 17-year-old Martin in the chest. The photo was taken by police and only released to Zimmerman’s team recently, said Zimmerman’s lawyer. Previously, the team only had a black-and-white photocopy of the picture.
“That’s really one of my frustrations. They originally submitted a black and white photo so we asked for a color copy. They then submitted a color photo copy that was drab,” said Zimmerman’s attorney Mark O’Mara to Foxnews.com.
“We kept asking for a digital copy and then we had to file a motion [in court] to have it submitted.”
This is not a “stand your ground” case. This is a self defense case.
Zimmerman says he did not pull his concealed firearm – a Kel-Tec PF-9 – when he was following Martin. The evidence we have indicates Zimmerman had turned back to return to his vehicle after he lost sight of Martin. What exactly happened we do not know, but eventually there was a struggle – witnessed by people living in the community – that resulted in multiple head injuries to Zimmerman both to the front and back. Martin suffered injuries to his knuckles, and a single gunshot wound that caused his death.
Again, this is not a stand your ground case.
Prosecutors had asked for the gag order, claiming a website and social media used by Zimmerman’s attorney could influence potential jurors in the racially charged case.
Sorry, but that horse left the barn with the media firestorm in support of charging Zimmerman for murder and after President Obama said if he had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.