New information continues to pour in about the tragic death of Trayvon Martin. The most damaging to George Zimmerman’s version of events is this police video of Zimmerman being brought into the station which was released by ABC News last night.
View the video link for yourself and tell me if you see any sign of Zimmerman’s alleged injuries. I don’t. Neither can I see a drop of blood or grass stains on his clothing. Even if his nose didn’t bleed when it was allegedly broken, if he indeed had to shoot Trayvon at close range to protect himself from an aggressive attack, wouldn’t his clothing at least show spatter from Trayvon’s blood on his shirt and jacket?
Also, though none of this is scientific evidence, the “funeral director who prepared Trayvon Martin’s body for burial told HLN’s Nancy Grace Wednesday that he did not see any cuts or bruises on the teen’s hands that would have been indicative of a struggle with George Zimmerman.”
Indeed, as more information comes out, many more questions arise. Meanwhile, Zimmerman’s father gave his first interview to the media. Not unexpectedly, he defended his son’s version of the events. I feel for the man. I can imagine his horror:
Robert Zimmerman, a former magistrate judge and Vietnam War veteran, said he has never had to deal with anything of this magnitude.
“Unimaginable,” he said. “Tough was being in Vietnam and other things. This is way beyond anything I can imagine.”
I can also imagine that for Trayvon’s family, it’s even more horrible. They loved their son too, but all they have left to hold now are these photos taken 9 days before he died. And they also have to endure the trial of their lost child in the court of public opinion where so many of Zimmerman’s supporters are working overtime to smear Trayvon’s reputation and comment sections of countless far rightwing blogs are filled to overflowing with the most vile racist attacks cheering Trayvon’s death.
Surely, the new special prosecutor investigating Trayvon’s case should be given time and space to complete a thorough review of the case. One hopes she will be able to do so as speedily as possible so both families can escape the glare of the media spotlight and deal with their grief in private.