Well, we knew 2 things were inevitable. One, that George Zimmerman’s “self defense” story was going to come to light, and b) the Sanford PD was going to try to cover their asses, in some way, shape, or form. Well, in the former, reports are trickling out with Zimmerman claiming he was the one who was attacked, and that Trayvon Martin went for his gun. Of course this completely contradicts the 911 tapes and cell phone calls Martin had with his friend, but let’s just roll with that for a second.
Then we have the story leaked that Trayvon Martin was suspended from school because they found weed residue in his book bag. Not in his system that night, mind you (per the autopsy) but yes.. he may have smoked weed and had some residue in his bag at school. So, that, combined with a hoodie, =, well of course we know what it means. That the right wing blogosphere is alive and kicking and ready for redemption.
But the most amazing thing I’ve read in some time though is right wing blowhard Michael Smerconish’s piece for HuffPo today. He said the 911 tapes would bear out whether Zimmerman really acted in self defense and is therefore innocent. He acknowledges that a) Zimmerman had no real reason to be following Martin, b) He had no real reason to confront Martin, especially being told not to, and c) that Zimmerman clearly had some kind of pissed-off vigilante agenda on his mind when he said “these assholes always get away,” and Smerconsih goes as far as to admit he likely threw in a racial slur to boot, to 911!! But then he says something that just defies all rational logic and explanation. Smerconsih actually fucking says this:
“If a voice analysis shows it to be Zimmerman, that will suggest he was justified in using deadly force, that he was crying for help and restraining himself before drawing his gun.
If, however, it is Martin crying out for help, Zimmerman’s ability to cloak himself in “stand your ground” will evaporate, and that identification will appropriately lead to his arrest.”
Wait… WHAT??!! Are you following that?? We have established, even per Michael Fucking Fox News Sweetheart Smerconish, that Zimmerman had no reason to follow, stalk, or approach Trayvon Martin. Let alone to be armed. But once Zimmerman does this, now he is in a position of self-defense if Martin swung first? Make sure you understand exactly what I am saying and exactly what Mike Smerconish is saying here.
Trayvon Martin had no right to take a swing at the armed stranger who approached and confronted him for no good reason.
George Zimmerman had every right to shoot him dead if Zimmerman didn’t throw the first punch.
Sometimes.. I am just utterly, fucking, speechless.