Zimmerman – Martin: Just as I predicted
Posted by DNW on 2013/07/01
I had intended to post this up Friday last but didn’t get to it, because the network graphic I had captured (depicting a pursuing Zimmerman shooting Trayvon at a distance) months ago wasn’t handy, and an area-wide power outage cut the entire effort short.
So, this commentary is much less topical than it was a couple of days past. Nonetheless:
As I had predicted many months ago, when the facts of the matter were still uncertain: the question in the Zimmerman case would likely evolve into a question as to whether Zimmerman, if he was the victim of an unjustified physical assault – and we do not absolutely yet know that to be the case – even had the right to defend himself against a battery by responding with deadly force.
Those who have had their attention drawn to the case will no doubt have noticed the changing nature of the claims of the “let’s hang Zimmerman” crowd.
As the news dribbled out we’ve gone from network news graphics depicting Zimmerman poised at a distance while shooting a child-like Trayvon after he had supposedly chased Trayvon into a corner; to a subsequent insistence that while Zimmerman may have been in a “scuffle” he had suffered no physical injuries; to a now new theory suggested by the bald headed fellow pictured above : i.e., you have the obligation under certain circumstances to take an unjustifiable beating.
A beating or “whupping'” in the affected language of the effete clown in the suspenders, that would leave you like this:
ZIMMERMAN, AFTER ENCOUNTERING TRAYVON MARTIN
As I wrote over a year ago on First Street Journal,
Oh, one last thing that despite all of my commentary, I have not yet mentioned.
In my dealings with progressives and lefties, for all of their hyperbole about what they conceive of as rights, for all their willingness to engage in political violence, for all their talk of resisting injustice and fighting for the right of peoples or for justice or for whatever, they seem to nonetheless believe that it is your moral obligation to take a beating, or suffer a rape, rather than kill the offender.
When it comes down to it, if everything that could conceivably be exculpatory for Zimmerman is proved to be true, (and I don’t imagine it will) and if he did nothing whatsoever to provoke Trayvon into a physical assault, and if it is shown that he was having his head pounded against the pavement at the very moment he shot Trayvon, there will still be many on the left that will say it was unjustified.
An essential characteristic of the leftist organism is their different sense of personal boundaries.
Well, we’ll see how it plays out.”
Well, we are now seeing just how it is in fact playing out. And it is just as I predicted.
Legal Insurrection has this, on the actual theory being developed by the prosecution, the courtroom deployment of which seems to have been waiting in the wings.
In an effort to explain the image I had in mind as I responded to Yorkshire, I am adding the marked up picture below.
If anyone has an updated trial based map which is properly scaled and refers to an uncontested version of the respective parties’ movements, they are welcome to suggest it, and I will happily remove this one.
Until such a time then …
The red pointer shows the GPS location of the shooting, per the Wiki site. If the Wiki coordinates are accurate, the death location is less further down the condo access path toward the Green condo, than news accounts and graphics originally suggested; graphics which I had accepted.
The red star seems to be the agreed upon location of Brandy Green’s condominium.
The yellow circle represents a location that is both two doors down from Brandy Green’s condo (or townhouse) and between two buildings; a spot which has been suggested as a place Trayvon had sought out to “escape” from Zimmerman’s view. That is to say, a place obscured between two buildings on the one hand, while being two doors away from home, on the other. (This construction of events is more or less per Rachel Jeantel’s statements, and assumes she is telling the truth in this regard.)
The green circle is where Zimmerman, if he is telling the truth about his own movements, paused to turn and go back to his vehicle.
The rest is self-explanatory. A 100 ft scale is found in the lower left corner of the image.
Get yourself a ruler if you need to.
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