Cross posted at Working Man Radio. Please recommend this diary.
Watching the Zimmerman trial, the images coming out of the courtroom seem to be convincing some media observers that Zimmerman's self-defense claim is colorable.
Zimmerman's case is that Martin jumped out some bushes, said "what's your problem," and then punched Zimmerman. According to Zimmerman, Martin then jumped on top of Zimmerman and began slamming his head into the sidewalk ... leaving no blood, and causing no concussion.
This is becoming the media's narrative, making the case whether Zimmerman was in sufficient danger to warrant using deadly force.
There is just one problem with Zimmerman's defense. He's lying about who was the aggressor in starting the fight. He's lying, and the proof is right in front of everybody.
Let me just lay out the relevant facts and evidence. It's very simple.
Trayvon Martin was on the phone when the fight started. He was talking to Rachel Jeantel.
You don't have to believe Rachel Jeantel, there are phone records that show the call. Furthermore, her description of the call are entirely consistent with the known facts. Here is what she said about the call -- the only thing you need to know.
“Trayvon said, ‘What, are you following me for,’ and the man said, ‘What are you doing here?’ Next thing I hear is somebody pushing, and somebody pushed Trayvon because the head set just fell. I called him again, and he didn’t answer the phone.We know that Zimmerman was following Trayvon Martin.
So it is entirely believable that Martin would ask "why are you following me."
We know that Zimmerman suspected Martin of being a burglar or something. We know that Zimmerman complained about "these assholes always get[ting] away."
So it is entirely believable that Zimmerman said "what are your doing around here?"
And we know that Zimmerman and Martin fought each other .... making it entirely believable that Rachel Jeantel heard them scuffling.
That's all you need to know to make George Zimmerman a liar. Phone records show Martin on the phone with Rachel Jeantel, and Jeantel testifies to facts that are entirely consistent with undisputed facts.
Trayvon was on the phone with Rachel Jeantel. Which makes Zimmermans story about Martin jumping out of bushes so much hogwash. It also disproves Zimmerman's claim that Martin threw the first punch. Martin was talking on the phone. Talking on the phone and starting fights are mutually exclusive activities.
And that's it. Zimmerman's a liar. Whatever he says about any alleged attack, whatever he says about being punched in the nose, whatever he says about the "danger" he was in, whatever he says to make out his self-defense claim, George Zimmerman is a liar. Beyond a reasonable doubt.
Do not underestimate the value of proving that George Zimmerman is a liar. In order to acquit him, the jury must first believe him.
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10:26 AM PT: It is always an honor to make the rec list. In this case, I am a little surprised. The diary didn't seem to be doing that well.
I also appreciate the spirited, but mostly civilized discussion, in the comments.