What can we make of all this? Well, as expected, a few contradictory witness interviews as to who heard and saw what. Most of the witnesses heard a scuffle and called police. A few saw a chase. At least one person (John) saw Zimmerman getting pounded on by Trayvon before the shooting. Some strange hater of Zimmerman came out of the woodwork and called to say he was a racist, but she would not identify herself. I wonder if that was someone who saw news reports or maybe even Brandi Greene (the dad’s fiancee)?
The 7-11 video is finally out. Trayvon is acting strange to me, not least because he didn’t remove his hoodie and walked back into the store for no apparent reason after buying his goods. The video’s shot at 6:24 pm. He was shot at 7:17 pm. The 7-11 is about .6 miles away. It don’t take that long to walk. Was he buying weed? Selling weed? Doing something else no good? It’s hard to say. I don’t think he was smoking weed around that time due to the somewhat low THC levels in his blood.
But he did have drugs in his system; and he definitely appeared a little disoriented in the 7-11 video. Zimmerman’s initial assessment–“Something’s wrong with him”–is proven correct.
The alleged girlfriend’s interview is here. I’d be curious to see the phone records; I wonder truthfully if this call took place at all. Normally, I’d assume a prosecutor would check that sort of thing, but here the phone/text records are not yet released, and the prosecution has been amazingly results-oriented and sloppy throughout. After all, this call originated in Crump’s office three weeks after the shooting. This “friend since kindergarten” never went to Tracy Martin, the cops, or anyone else to give this information up earlier. Most important, she has many indicators of lying: one, her story fills in too many gaps, such as why he was wearing his hoodie, which is a little too perfect and the kind of detail common in made up accounts; two, the timeline makes no sense, like why it took two minutes for the athletic Trayvon to go 100 meters to his dad’s fiancee’s house; three, she’s being coached like crazy by the states attorney and still can’t get key details right, such as who is saying “get off me” at the tail end of the call. She even calls her friend “Trayvon Martin” at one point. Who refers to the love of their life that way?!?
The most important takeaway is this: absolutely nothing in this evidence disproves anything Zimmerman has said, and the evidence taken as a whole shows what egregious omissions were present in Angela Corey’s charging affidavit. I pray this guy walks, come what may. A major injustice is afoot.