I saw Jack’s acticle at PJ Media. He starts off well, pointing out that he always thought that George should not have been charged. Jack then attempts to dispel some myths about what happened that night, but Jack has himself fallen into the myth trap. The sticking point is the nonsense “he should have stayed in his truck…. blah blah blah.”
Jack went on to give his version of what happened that night without realising that he has fallen into the trap of the “shoulda’s”. No Jack, George did not go wondering about the complex. No Jack, George was not inside of his truck when the dispatcher asked the question “are you following him”?
So, once again, let’s go over the facts as they have been presented according to the NEN call. George Zimmerman was on his way to the shops when he spotted someone behaving suspiciously. At the time he did not know the name of the person that he had seen, but he was to find out that it was Trayvon Martin. George called the non emergency line just as he had been taught by the Neighbourhood watch people. He gave an outline and a very general description based upon questions that he was asked. At no time did George state that he thought the person was suspicious because he was wearing a hoodie, or for that matter because he was black. During that conversation Trayvon Martin appeared to circle George’s car. This is described during the call. Trayvon Martin then starts to run, but giving a bit of a skip before taking off. George could not see where he had gone and he stated that he lost sight of the suspicious person. It was only after that point that George made the comment about the “punks who always get away”.
It was during this part of the conversation that George exited the car, probably after Sean Noffke had said something along the lines of “let us know if you see him…” or words to that effect.
Since George thought that he had lost the person, it is clearly doubtful that he was attempting to follow him, rather he moved from the car to see if he could spot the person and report on his location to the police when they arrived. After George got out of the car and was walking on the path, Sean asked the question “are you following him? ” and George replied “yes”, then came the comment “we do not need you to do that”. It was an assertion, and not a positive command.
Now, according to George Zimmerman’s taped testimony, he had proceeded along the path to find the number of house. After he had said “ok”, George had continued to the end of the path, gotten the number and began his return back to his vehicle. He was not actively engaged in looking for Trayvon Martin.
I make this assertion based upon how the evidence was found at the scene of the homicide. That is, George’s torch and keys were close to the end of the T intersection. This indicates the location where Trayvon Martin had approached George Zimmerman and then punched his lights out.
Trayvon Martin’s body was not found close to the T, but that only indicates that there was some kind of a struggle. George stated that he had tried to push Trayvon Martin away. Then he lost balance and ended up on the ground with Trayvon Martin on top.
Commentators need to be more careful in what they are saying because even when they are pro-Zimmerman, they seem to fall into the trap of the “shouda’s”.