Trayvon Martin “hunted like an animal”
His mother believes that George Zimmerman was in pursuit of her son, stalking and killing him. It surely appears that way.
It also appears that the Sandord Florida police were deficient in handling the case. It appears that this is a tragedy promoted in a culture of vigilantism and racism.
This “culture” is prevalent in pockets of society throughout the nation and I think sociologists can pinpoint the circumstances, causes and effect.
“Police video of Trayvon Martin's killer the 'smoking gun,' lawyer says
Published March 28, 2012
SANFORD, Fla. – A lawyer for Trayvon Martin's parents said Wednesday new video showing the teen's killer George Zimmerman after their deadly clash, but without the head injuries he claims were inflicted upon him in the scuffle, was "the smoking gun" for those seeking to have him arrested.
The CCTV footage, released Wednesday, shows Zimmerman climbing handcuffed out of a police car and engaging with officers after he killed Martin, 17, on Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla.
Not obviously visible are the broken, bloody nose and head wound that he claimed he sustained from being punched by Martin and having his head slammed into the sidewalk during their scuffle.
Zimmerman has said he shot Martin in self-defense after being attacked -- a claim backed by some witnesses, but contested by others.
Lawyer Benjamin Crump, appearing with Martin's mother Sybrina Fulton and father Tracy Martin on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" Wednesday, said the video showed "there was some kind of conspiracy to sweep Trayvon Martin's death under the rug."
Separately, he said in a statement, "This certainly doesn't look like a man who told police only an hour or so earlier he suffered a broken nose and had his head repeatedly smashed into the sidewalk.
"It only bolsters our claim that George Zimmerman was not beaten to the point that he feared for his life, as he had indicated. This armed vigilante needs to be arrested immediately for the murder of Trayvon Martin."
Reacting to comments made earlier by Zimmerman's friend Joe Oliver -- who said the 28-year-old would never be the same after the incident, was struggling to sleep, cried for days afterward and was now depressed -- Fulton said simply, "If I had killed an individual, I'd be crying too."
She added, "I believe George Zimmerman hunted my son like an animal."