#Trayvon: Video/screencap shows laceration to George Zimmerman’s head

Posted by: ST on March 31, 2012 at 12:32 am

I’m absolutely shocked that this was found and discussed on Chris Matthews’ MSNBC show Hardball (via @nickarama1):

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Here’s a screencap shot from the video:

George Zimmerman

George Zimmerman

Ron Allen, who is a Washington Post investigative reporter, was the one who pointed out when asked for commentary by Chris Matthews, that zooming in on the video indicated there were head injuries. If you listen/watch the video, make sure to note how Matthews sounds disappointed in Allen’s comments. Awww.

Another myth: BUSTED. Again.

I can’t tell you how huge this is, because the MSM, led by some VERY irresponsible “journalists” (Exhibit A) at ABC News, have all claimed how the video – which first surfaced on ABC – “undercut” Zimmerman’s claim that Trayvon Martin slammed the back of his head on the sidewalk. Martin’s father and the Martin family lead attorney have also claimed today the video shows Zimmerman was lying about head and nose injuries, and have suggested a “police cover-up.”

The only people engaging in a “cover-up” here are the national mainstream media and celebrity race hustlers who are trying to set narratives that are at odds with the FULL SCOPE of this story – what we know so far, anyway.

In related news: Guess who got caught selectively editing the 911 call Zimmerman made the night of the killing? SURPRISE: NBC’s Today Show. Via Hollywood Reporter (hat tip: @informedblackmn):

Critics say the “Today” show attempted to incite racial anger when it cut crucial seconds from audio of a phone call placed by George Zimmerman just before he killed the teenager.

NBC News is being excoriated in some circles – with competitor Fox News Channel leading the charge – for selectively editing audio of the 911 call placed by George Zimmerman just before he killed Trayvon Martin.

The NBC segment in question featured anchor Ron Allen and ran on the Today show on Tuesday. On Thursday, Sean Hannity and guest Brent Bozell played the NBC version of the 911 call and compared it with the unedited version.

In the NBC segment, Zimmerman says: “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.”
The full version, though, unfolds like this:

Zimmerman: “This guy looks like he’s up to no good, or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about.”

911 operator: “Okay. And this guy, is he white black or Hispanic?”

Zimmerman: “He looks black.”

After playing both versions, Hannity said: “They forgot the dispatcher’s question! How could NBC, in good conscience, do that?”

“This isn’t bias, this isn’t distortion, this is an all-out falsehood by NBC News,” answers Bozell, who runs a conservative watchdog group called the Media Research Center.

Toldjah So.

Keep an open mind on this, y’all. I repeat: Do NOT let the media tell you what to think. View/read/listen to ALL available facts and info and decide for yourself!

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17 Responses to “#Trayvon: Video/screencap shows laceration to George Zimmerman’s head”

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  1. Drew the Infidel says:

    If they are going to hang their hat on the quality of that surveillance video, would someone please read me the license plate off that squad car? Also, Allen’s insipid question about how much physical abuse do you have to endure before firing misses the point of armed self defense; your fire to keep yourself or others nearby from enduring the potential dangers of imminent attack.

  2. SAM says:

    I commented at length in the immediately preceding thread–awaiting moderation–but I have to say here that I’ve found the media’s analysis of this footage to be laughable. It’s been widely reported that Zimmerman was clean up to some extent at the scene. The footage seems pretty grainy. But what gets me is that so many commentators are making such great hay over the fact that Zimmerman was able to walk “under his own power” from the car to the building. What does that prove? I suppose that if Zimmerman were wheeled up in a gurney, it would look better for him. But I don’t see how his claim for self-defense is rebutted by his ability to walk an hour or so after the shooting.

    I don’t have any dog in this hunt. But at this point, I want the race hustlers and the MSM exposed for the frauds that they are. What I want is the truth. And I’m not seeing it from any of the MSM reporting.

  3. SAM says:

    Also, Allen’s insipid question about how much physical abuse do you have to endure before firing misses the point of armed self defense; your fire to keep yourself or others nearby from enduring the potential dangers of imminent attack.

    Drew: I’m with you on the footage analysis all the way. I have to quibble with your thinking on self-defense. You’re missing an important point. You’re generally not entitled to use deadly force to avoid “enduring the potential dangers of imminent attack.”

    To begin with, I’m unclear–because of the lousy and one-sided reporting–about the position of the two when the shot was fired. For the sake of argument, I think there are two possibilities: they were standing in the course of exchanging blows (I think it’s fairly clear that at least Williams hit Zimmerman) or Williams was on top of Zimmerman hitting away (seemingly confirmed by Zimmerman and one witness).

    If they were both standing, Florida law doesn’t require Zimmerman to retreat, but he was allowed to meet Williams only with equal force. Zimmerman hasn’t claimed he thought Williams had a weapon, and I’m not sure that Zimmerman could argue in this scenario that he feared death or great bodily harm. What’s more, the test will be what a “reasonable man” would think under those circumstances.

    Now, if Williams were on top of Zimmerman pounding away (and from the lousy reporting I think this is what actually happened), you still have much of the same self-defense analysis. Here, however, it seems to me that there’s little argument that Zimmerman should have retreated. How? You have a 6’2″ high-school senior on top of you pounding away. All the same, the question becomes whether Zimmerman was reasonably in such fear that he was justified in shooting Williams. Here, Zimmerman has a stronger case. As I understand it, a witness can confirm that Williams was on top just before the shooting. (By the way, why can’t someone confirm whether Zimmerman’s nose was broken?) Zimmerman also claims two other things: Williams talked about Zimmerman’s dying and Williams saw the gun and was going for it. Zimmerman, of course, could be fabricating those two points. That’ll be a credibility issue for a jury.

    My prediction is that Zimmerman is acquitted at trial or, at worst, is convicted of or pleads to negligent homicide and gets a sentence of, just guessing, three to eight years. Either way, we’ll have nationwide riots.

  4. Drew the Infidel says:

    I disagree. I’m not about to wait to absorb the first blow to hope an uninvolved audience is receptive to suicidal gallantry as reflected in your gurney ride comment.

  5. Joepf says:

    Interesting there is no mention of the cop examining the back of Zimmerman’s head in the last few seconds of this video.

  6. dj says:

    I’m also shocked that this was discussed on MSNBC, but what disgusts me more than anything right now is what the Today Show did. That is bad bad bad stuff there. Outright criminal, and they should suffer serious consequences.

    But they won’t.

  7. Carlos says:

    It will be interesting to see what happens in the civil trial that’s sure to happen. The rules of evidence are much looser in civil trial and evidence generally can’t be banned over technicalities, which leaves the potential for a criminal trial to find Zimmerman guilty (because some or all of the evidence favorable to him was judicially withheld, mostly to get the verdict the judge would see as the least likely to foment nationwide riots), yet leave Williams’ parents out in the cold because the evidence banned in the criminal trial could prove his innocence.

    It will be interesting, like I said.

  8. Sefton says:

    dj – I read about that last night.
    I’d commented on another blog that the media is getting out-of-hand on what they present to the public; blatantly getting to the point of constructing their own versions of events and, as you said, bordering on criminal behavior.
    Isn’t there some FCC licensing violations occurring here or something, at the least? How far can they go with twisting video/audio to suit their biases, which should be obvious to everyone by now?

  9. Susan says:

    I hope when the dust has settled the Zimmerman family sues the life out of the MSM for misrepresenting Zimmerman’s statements.

  10. Severian says:

    The way the MSM keeps posting pics of Martin as a kid rather as the grill wearing wanna be thug from his Facebook page, I’m surprised they haven’t started illustrating their articles with his ultrasound. It’s obvious these idiots learned nothing from the Duke lacrosse fiasco.

    One thing, if as Zimmerman said they were struggling on the ground and Martin saw his gun and tried to grab it, that right there sealed the deal. In that situation, with a younger and stronger guy on top of you, you have to shoot. If you don’t you have to assume he’ll get your weapon and use it on you. And I truly believe if he had Zimmerman would be the one in the morgue today.

    But all of this speculation is pointless, no one but the police and the DA have all the known facts right now. Not that stops people from letting their imaginations run wild. We’d all be better off if everyone would just STHU and let the authorities do their jobs.

  11. Jim McDonald says:

    a Miami-Dade Schools Police Department report that showed the slain teenager was suspended in October for writing obscene graffiti on a door at his high school. During a search of his backpack, the report said, campus security officers found 12 pieces of women’s jewelry, a watch and a screwdriver that they felt could be used as a burglary tool.

  12. Mitch says:

    I like your analysis Sam. Makes pretty good sense to me. But I also like Severian’s comment. All this speculation by the media and everyone else is pointless. That being said, we go through this TV/Internet drama every time a major crime occurs in this country. This one is different, in that it has racial overtones. Like Yogi said, “its dejavue all over again,” with a twist. O. J. Simpson in reverse. In the Simpson case, it was a white wife and her white friend who died and the black population strongly defended the accused. This time, it’s a fully grown black male who the media keeps portraying as an innocent twelve-year old and this time, curiously enough, the black population is not supporting the defendant. Why am I so surprised?

    By the time this goes to trial, you won’t be able to find a single prospective juror who hasn’t already been tainted by the spectacle of it all. They will wind up selecting twelve men and women who are willing to lie that they are not familiar with the case and have no prejudice one way or the other, just to get selected. Is that really what our system of Justice has become in this country, thanks to the mainstream media?
    The Brits have got it right. Everything about American life has become an ongoing soap opera, driven by TV ratings and manipulated by the media, so all the money flows into their accounts. Actual justice is the last thing anyone worries about.

  13. Vatar says:

    ABC releases enhanced version of its video.

  14. ST says:

    Thx, Vatar!

  15. Tex says:

    This Zimmerman/Trayvon incident and the way it has been dealt with in the MSM will be the one defining incident that reasonable people will point to as proof positive that the MSM are not news organizations but instead nothing more than propaganda outlets for Liberals in general and the Democratic Party in particular.

    Shameful, very shameful indeed!

  16. omapian says:

    Back on July 3, 1992, an undercover NYC police officer shot and killed ‘Kiko’ Garcia during a struggle in an area that had a high concentration of illegal drug activity. Newspapers were able to find numerous self-proclaimed eyewitnesses to accuse Police Officer Michael O’Keefe of intentional murder. The media ran with the story for weeks. In the Grand Jury, witnesses had to give their testimony under oath. According to District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, (The New York Times, Sept 11, 1992) “… the version of events which they have offered to investigators is not only not corroborated by the physical evidence in the case, it is actually contradicted by that evidence.” The DA offered 45 pages of sworn testimony to support the officer’s actions.
    Immediately after the shooting, and before the investigation was concluded, Mayor Dinkins offered his sympathy to the family of Mr. Garcia. This action was offensive to the police rank-and-file and may have contributed to election of R Giuliani.
    I was not in Florida in Feb., but neither was Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson and numerous other celebrities who are calling for an arrest without a warrant. A warrant requires probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation. Newspaper accounts do not meet that standard.
    I can understand why the media wants to play this up. I can’t understand why POTUS is so quick to jump on board this potential train wreck. POTUS, admitting he did not have all the facts, had no problem stating the police acted stupidly in Cambridge when his friend, the professor, had a confrontation with an officer. In the Florida tragedy, POTUS once again takes sides before all the facts are known.
    This is the leader of the Free World?

  17. Mitch says:

    Not exactly, omapian.
    This is the leader of the One World. The New World Order. Our future government.
    His job is not POTUS. His real title is DAQUWMN. Destroy America Quickly Using Whatever Means Necessary.