WHAT MARTIN WAS CARRYING
At the time of the shooting, Trayvon Martin was not carrying identification - only $22, a cellphone, and the now familiar bag of candy and can of iced tea. His body, taken to the Volusia County Medical Examiner's office, was tagged as a John Doe.
Other information in that article is that Zimmerman is not a homeowner, but rather he was renting the condo.
ZIMMERMAN SAID “FUCKING COLD”
Wagist says CNN’s audio expert says Zimmerman said “fucking cold” referring to the temperatures that evening. He did not say “fucking coons.”
So I fail to see how this could be framed as a “hate” crime. The only time Zimmerman mentioned race was when the 911 operator asked Zimmerman the race of the suspicious person. Zimmerman was so politically correct that he didn’t even tell the police the guy's race until he was asked about it.
DETAILS AT WAGIST
Dan Linehan at Wagist has the best details yet of the timing and routes taken by Zimmerman and Martin.
The key points of his analysis:
1. Zimmerman and Martin had two confrontations. The first time near the entrance to the community:
Trayvon approached his vehicle, walked up to the car and asked Zimmerman, ‘Why are your following me?’ Zimmerman then rolls his car windows down, tells Trayvon ‘I’m not following you.’ He rolls his car windows up.
2. After this first conversation is when Zimmerman called the police.
3. After Martin ran away, he then received the phone call from DeeDee.
My own psychological analysis is that talking to his girlfriend made him want to prove his manhood by going back and teaching Zimmerman a lesson for following him and not properly respecting him.
4. Martin had plenty of time to reach his father’s girlfriend’s condo if he wanted to. Instead he went back to confront Zimmerman a second time.
The fact that Martin went back to confront Zimmerman when he had no valid reason for doing so (except to teach whitey a lesson for following him and pretending he's not) indicates to me the likelihood that Martin threw the first punch, not Zimmerman.
5. The blog post shows the location of the fight, and that’s the photo at the top of the blog post.
MACRANGER SAYS THAT ZIMMERAN WILL NOT BE CHARGED
MacRanger claims to have some inside knowledge, and he says that:
According to sources with knowledge of the progress of the special prosecutors investigation into the Trayvon Martin shooting, charges are not likely at this time against George Zimmerman.
For the same reason he was not charged in the first place. Three witnesses saw Zimmerman being beaten up. Prosecutors would lose that case in court.
Will there be riots when Florida announces this? Or will they never make an announcement and just let the issue linger out there?
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It has been pointed out that MacRanger supposedly had inside info that Martin didn't have Skittles and iced tea on him, and that is in conflict with other police statements. This creates the impression that MacRanger is not a reliable source of inside info.