Here we go, as we enter the inevitable “Trayvon had it coming” stage of this story:
Trayvon Martin may have attacked a Neighborhood Watch captain before the man shot dead the unarmed teen in a gated community in Florida, an anonymous witness who spoke to police claimed yesterday.
The witness, known only as John, told Sanford police that he saw Martin on top of George Zimmerman shortly before the fatal shot that has led to a national outcry, including a huge ‘hoodie’ march in Philadelphia last night. He recounted the details to Fox 35 News in Florida.
I don’t know how this changes anything for me. Even if there was a fight and Zimmerman was losing, the entirety of the blame lies with Zimmerman. He was the wannabe cop cruising around acting like a tough guy. He was the one who saw a black guy and immediately thought “crook.” He was the one who called 911. He was the one who pursued Trayvon, ignoring the explicit instructions of the cops. He was the one who confronted Trayvon. And he was the one who shot him.
Even if Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman got into a scuffle, Trayvon is the one who gets to claim self-defense here. He wasn’t the predator following Zimmerman with a loaded gun, it was the other way around.
Trayvon Martin is dead, and one person is responsible for all of the series of actions that led to his death. That person is George Zimmerman.