Does George Zimmerman Look “Bloody And Battered?

Filed in National by on March 29, 2012

Ever since the press started reporting on Zimmerman’s injuries I fully expected to see pictures of a bloody nose, a bleeding gash on the back of his head that his attorney said should have required stitches.  I expected to see George Zimmerman looking like he was beaten up.

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Watch the video.  We get to see Zimmerman’s nose, back of his head and the back of his jacket.  I can’t really tell if there are grass stains on his jacket, but at this point I’m tossing out Zimmerman’s version of events.

Via The Telegraph:

Zimmerman’s attorney, Craig Sonner, has said in more than one interview that his client’s nose was broken during the fight with Martin.

The Orlando Sentinel, citing anonymous sources, has reported that Martin grabbed Zimmerman’s head and banged it several times against the sidewalk. A statement from police said the newspaper’s story was “consistent” with evidence turned over to prosecutors.

Mr Sonner said the gash on the back of Zimmerman’s head probably was serious enough for stitches, but he waited too long for treatment so the wound was already healing. Miguel Meza, who identified himself as Zimmerman’s cousin, said Zimmerman was in “the fight of his life.”  [emphasis mine]

Does anyone see this gash?  Lord knows, we’ve heard enough about it.

Liars.  Zimmerman should be arrested this very second.  And Zimmerman and his lawyer aren’t the only liars…

From The Daily Beast:

In the eyes of many, the story about how Zimmerman came to shoot Florida teen Trayvon Martin had taken a sharp turn into Zimmerman-friendly territory this week. “With a single punch,” the Orlando Sentinel reported Monday, “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, leaving him bloody and battered, law-enforcement authorities told” the paper.

As Allison Samuels pointed out the next day, there were reasons to be skeptical of this account. Zimmerman’s call to 911 clearly revealed that he had been following Martin, and Martin’s girlfriend said she had been on the phone with him immediately prior to the incident, that she had encouraged Martin to run from the man following him, and that right before the shooting Martin had asked Zimmerman why he was being pursued. (Phone records obtained by ABC confirmed that Martin and his girlfriend had been talking right before the shooting.)

But none of these questions—which, it should be said, didn’t necessarily invalidate Zimmerman’s claims—mattered to the millions of people who had a eureka moment as they read the latest twist: of course Martin was the aggressor! They clicked eagerly, and soon a variety of ostensibly damning facts about Martin were racing around the Internet: [emphasis mine]

Law-enforcement authorities told the paper that Zimmerman was bloody and battered?  Did you watch the video?  More liars.

Here’s another tidbit… Trayvon’s girlfriend – you know, the one he was on the phone with when Zimmerman was following him; the one that phone records confirm this as fact – still hasn’t been contacted by police.

And here’s more blood courtesy of the official police report:

We still, after all this noise, don’t have a good idea of exactly what happened immediately prior to the shooting. There are twists yet to come and questions yet to be answered. The official police report did, after all, say of Zimmerman that “his back appeared to be wet and was covered in grass, as if he had been laying on his back on the ground. Zimmerman was also bleeding from the nose and the back of the head.” The disconnect between this report and the footage screams for an explanation. [emphasis mine]

There’s that blood again.

Given all this I’m ready to charge certain members of the Sanford Police and other law enforcement officials as accessories to a crime.  At this point it sure as hell looks like, Zimmerman, his lawyer, the Sanford Police, the State Attorney’s Office all have blood on their hands.  There’s your blood.

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  1. socialistic ben says:

    new video released from the night of the shooting shows an unscathed Zimmerman. Not a scratch.
    looks like he was brought in, then the cops decided to make up a story to help the bastard out.

  2. fightingbluehen says:

    Why is the left turning this incident into a racial crisis? I can understand exploiting this tragedy as an anti gun issue, but not racial.

  3. Jason330 says:

    SB, The cover up is usually worse than the crime, but in this case the crime (cold blooded murder) is pretty fucking bad.

  4. socialistic ben says:

    because Sanford Florida, and Florida in general has a long history of being racist.
    you can deny lot’s of things FBH, but you cant deny Sanford’s history… and Florida’s history….. and the South’s history. YOu also KNOW that if a black man had chased down and shot a white boy half his size… THEN claimed self defense, he would have already been executed. Now all this “well I think Trayvon attacked him” bullshit can finally go away.

  5. pandora says:

    I have a post on the un-bloody Zimmerman going up at 9am. Stay tuned…

  6. Geezer says:

    Jason: We really don’t know if it was “cold-blooded murder.” The prosecutor wanted to charge him with manslaughter, which sounds far more likely to stick than a murder charge.

    The real question is why the Sanford PD took the puzzling actions, or inactions, they did that night and afterwards.

  7. socialistic ben says:

    I think you just need to look at the Sanford PD’s well documented history of questionable actions when black people get hurt or killed.

  8. pandora says:

    The LIE of battered and bloodied, needing stitches flips this story on its head… again. This lie is just so… so… blatant.

  9. Geezer says:

    “Why is the left turning this incident into a racial crisis? I can understand exploiting this tragedy as an anti gun issue, but not racial.”

    You might feel differently if you weren’t white. “The left,” unlike the right, is multi-colored. On our side, whites don’t get to decide whether an issue is or isn’t related to race.

  10. teabager says:

    you Libiots! you have no proof that Zimmerman doesn’t have super healing powers and that Skittles are his Kryptonite. As soon as he got away from them, he had time to heal. He was basically dying from radiation poisoning and Trayvon knew it… The LameStream Liberalles media is refusing to explore the possibility that he was a super villain.

  11. puck says:

    “manslaughter, which sounds far more likely to stick than a murder charge.”

    Sadly you are probably correct. Although there seems to be more than enough evidence of premeditation.

  12. Jason330 says:

    “You might feel differently if you weren’t white.” I read Fightingbluehen, and it seems to me that conservatives are really angry at non-whites for not doing a better job pretending that we are a post racial country.

    They really think that if African Americans did a better job “acting white”, (by naming their kids Cody and Molly instead of Trayvon and Deja, by not walking around after dark, by not listening to rap music) race would not be an issue.

  13. Que Pasa says:

    You guys still kicking this can around?

  14. SB says:

    what kind of sad life do you have that you feel the need to not only argue with anonymous strangers online (guilty) but you also do it with the specific intent of offending people?
    I know people here get upset with you, but i pity you, QP. waking up every day must be agony, so you have to try and make other people’s day worse.
    I hope you find peace.

  15. V says:

    today my special dream is that QP is hit by a train. carrying circus animals.

  16. pandora says:

    Don’t worry about QP. Notice how the Zimmerman defenders have nothing to say about un-bloody Zimmerman. They were pretty vocal last week when leaks came out saying Trayvon had attacked Zimmerman, broke his nose and slammed his head into the sidewalk resulting in Zimmerman being “battered and bloody.”

    The fact they’re not discussing this is telling.

  17. V says:

    The giraffe pauses slightly, hearing the muffled thump below him, then returns to eating a particularly appetizing hunk of grass.

  18. fightingbluehen says:

    Zimmerman shot an unarmed kid. We don’t know and may never know the whole circumstance around the shooting. In my opinion Zimmerman should have been arrested, and at least charged with manslaughter.
    Even under these circumstances I don’t understand why the left (including the President) is making a racial issue out of this. It’s not going to help, and it may cause more racial tension than already exists.

    The left should not be fanning the flames of hatred just because it is politically expedient right now to do so.

  19. Jason330 says:

    Frightened-Blue-Hen, “the left” is fanning the flames of hatred. Really? Did the killer fan flames by picking out a victim based only on his race? Do you really not see the racial side to this?

  20. Dave says:

    Yep, but the reason it doesn’t help to fan those flames is because the knee jerk reaction is denial that race played a role, which in my view bleeds over into defending Zimmerman’s actions so as give credence to the denial about race.

    The case should stand on the evidence (whether circumstantial or forensic). There may have been a racial motivation, but Zimmerman shot an unarmed teenager. It either was self defense or it was not.

    A conversation about race will someday be beneficial for America but until both blacks and whites can have that conversation together, making an event about race, may have probative value but does nothing to effect an long term change in my opinion.

  21. fightingbluehen says:

    Really Jason330? You know for a fact that this Zimmerman guy was “picking out a victim based only on his race”. How do you know this?

  22. SB says:

    yeah dave. until both black and whites… yada yada BULLSHIT.
    You talk as if ONE SIDE DIDNT keep the other down for over 200 years…. as if people who wish we were still segregated ARENT still alive and in positions of power.
    White america has never really payed for the crimes against humanity it committed for 2 solid centuries. Dont try and say “both blacks and whites” need to do anything other than acknowledge that there is still ALOT to make up for. Most of the white people around today werent the one’s who did the wrongs, but we are still living in a country that has not come CLOSE to recovering from what was done.

  23. SB says:

    FBH, ZImmerman went around to the neighborhood telling people to watch out for black males. He was following his own directions. He pointed out in the 911 call that his prey was black. 1+1 doesnt equal “this isnt about race”

  24. pandora says:

    Well… the effing #oons line might be a hint as to Zimmerman’s mindset. Just sayin’

  25. Geezer says:

    “I don’t understand why the left (including the President) is making a racial issue out of this.”

    So you don’t understand. So what? The denseness of conservatives on this isn’t anybody’s problem but theirs. Ask your black friends why they think it’s a racial issue. That’s the part of “the left” that’s outraged. Who are you to tell them they shouldn’t be?

    Obama, I’m sure you know, actually prefaced the particular comment that has conservatives upset by addressing himself to Trayvon’s parents. He was appealing to people to let the process play out. You have to be a conservative ideologue, and you have to chop one phrase out of context, to find a way to condemn it.

    Of course, we all know why you and other conservatives are worried: You’re scared shitless of blacks. As I said, your problem, not mine.

  26. pandora says:

    As I’m surfing around the net I stumbled across this point…

    Why aren’t the police wearing gloves? If there’s blood it’s my understanding that wearing gloves is standard operating procedure.

    Also, did the Sanford Police take his “bloody” clothes into evidence? Seriously, if there was a fight which left Zimmerman “bloody and battered” then the wouldn’t the police take the clothes into evidence to determine whose blood is whose?

    Seriously, when I read the reports/articles it sounds like Zimmerman is saying that they were on the ground fighting and he shot while they were fighting. Zimmerman’s father – who wasn’t there, so take this with a grain of salt, states:

    “After nearly a minute of being beaten,” Robert Zimmerman said George tried – with Trayvon still on top of him – to move away from the concrete onto the grass. In doing so, the gun he kept in a holster on his waist was exposed.

    “Trayvon Martin said something to the effect of ‘you’re going to die now’ or you’re gonna die tonight’ — something to that effect,” he said. “He continued to beat George. At some point, George pulled his pistol and did what he did.”

    How many versions of this story are there?

  27. Que Pasa says:

    “How many versions of this story are there?”

    Too many to count…save your keystrokes and let the facts come out.

  28. Jason330 says:

    “Then Trayvon Martin yelled out, ‘Death to the man!! Medgar Evers lives!! By any means necessary !!’

    You’d have to be a fool to believe the Zimmerman version.

  29. fightingbluehen says:

    “Of course, we all know why you and other conservatives are worried: You’re scared shitless of blacks. As I said, your problem, not mine.”

    I’m not scared of black people or “blacks” as you call them? I’m not some fancy boy living in Wilmington. I cut grass for black people.
    The left needs to stop using situations like this as a political stepping stone. Especially when all the facts aren’t even known.

  30. Rockland says:

    Second witness comes forward…

    If he’s right and Trayvon is the attacker, Zimmerman has a clear right to self-defense whether with a firearm or fists. You don’t know if your attacker is malicious enough to take your life.

    In the end, he’s just another little hoodrat bastard who smokes pot and burglarizes, hence his suspension from school for both types of contraband.

  31. MJ says:

    Pandora, Rockland doesn’t deal in facts. He makes up things and repeats them enough times that he thinks it’s the truth.

  32. Dana Garrett says:

    Notice how the racist Rockland thinks that a bag of pot residue is somehow means the young man had a propensity to violence but fails to mention that Zimmerman was.arrested.twice for ASSAULT. Nor does he.mention that Zimmerman pursued the young man after he was told not to or how he called the young man a “fucking coon” to the dispatcher. None of that is relevant to a racist because in the final analysis an African American was killed and that’s an unqualified good.

  33. JL says:

    If you start a fight in Florida and it goes bad, can you shoot someone? Even IF Zimmerman was telling the truth, why wouldn’t it be reasonable for a kid who is being followed by a stranger in a truck then on foot to fight back? That said I don’t believe Zimmerans version. He followed someone, confronted him and shot him.

  34. anon40 says:

    That said I don’t believe Zimmerans version. He followed someone, confronted him and shot him.\

    That’s the meat of the issue. Martin is dead because Zimmerman perceived him as a threat and ACTED as if Martin was a threat.

    Skittles and iced tea don’t add up to “threatening” weapons & I’m reasonably sure one can’t burglarize a house w/ said items.

    IMO, Zimmerman was an over-zealous douche bag who pestered Sanford cops w/ a litany of 911 calls over several years. His daddy is a retired judge, so the Sanford cops put up w/ his wannabe mentality and covered for him when the shit hit the fan w/ Martin.

    Zimmerman’s version of events doesn’t make sense and it doesn’t square w/ his father’s version of events OR eyewitness accounts.

    The security video is pretty lame. It’s inconclusive at best & likely won’t sway a juror one way or the other.

  35. pandora says:

    Does anyone know where the Skittles and Arizona Tea were found? Were they near Trayvon’s body? Did Trayvon approach/attack (there are several versions of this) Zimmerman while holding Skittles and tea? If Trayvon was like my kids, I wonder if he purchased one of those ridiculously sized Arizona Teas.

  36. puck says:

    “If you start a fight in Florida and it goes bad”

    In the Zimmerman case, there is no evidence of a fight. The funeral director said there were no signs of a fight on Trayvon (jeez, did they bury the evidence already? No basic forensics?) And Zimmerman shows up on video with no injuries, especially not the ones he claimed.

  37. SB says:

    I have a sick feeling this case cannot be tried. The murdered child is buried, all the drugs that could have been in Zimmerman’s body are gone, the police have committed to backing up this piece of shit… What can justice possibly look like?
    To everyone here, myself included, who strongly believes in the rule of law, what can happen? If, because of the pigs a fair trial cannot be had, even though the FACT that Zimmerman is a murderer is reinforced every single day, how can he be brought to justice?

    This is NOT a call for vigilante violence against the slime, but a serious question…. what happens now?

  38. anon40 says:

    SB–I agree w/ what you’re saying in principle, but Zimmerman has not been convicted of murder (hell, he hasn’t even been CHARGED) so we shouldn’t label him as a “murderer”. Yet.

  39. Confused says:

    Here’s an idea, let’s all form opinions based on news stations who can’t…

    1. Figure out that Twitter and Wikipedia are not valid sources

    2. Figure out if eggs are healthy or unhealthy for me. Seriously, make up your minds.

    3. Figure out that they do not have access to all of the evidence and information that the police currently have.

    Seriously, people. Let it play out. I thought I had read that the police initially suggested to charge him, but that the prosecutor was the one that said not enough evidence was present.