Archive for contradiction

VIDEO- ABC News: Enhanced Video Shows Injury To Zimmerman's Head


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Via NPR. The ABC report is here.

If the wounds were from a struggle with Trayvon Martin, it still doesn't justify his stalking Trayvon, who was unarmed and apparently "stood his ground," nor do they explain away George Zimmerman's claims that the screams were his, when experts say otherwise.


Security VIDEO: George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin’s killer, on Police Surveillance, FULL VERSION


Added: As Keith Olbermann pointed out, the video is stamped 7:52 PM, just 35 minutes after George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin.

I still see no visible signs of George Zimmerman having been beat up, no obvious bruises, cuts, broken nose, and no body language of someone who just went through the trauma of having to "stand his ground," and kill an unarmed boy.

The L.A. Times has a good summation of the case, including Zimmerman's background, version of events, and Sanford Police Officer Timothy Smith's description, including, of course, this old standard:

He noticed that Zimmerman had a bloody nose and blood on the back of his head. Zimmerman was placed in the back of a squad car.

Yet not a mark on him, at least from all the new camera angles provided in this security video.

Booman has a good post up that begins with:

Pretty much everything George Zimmerman's father says in this interview is demonstrable bullshit. All you need to do to prove this to yourself is to read the 911 call, look at Google Maps, and look at the video of Zimmerman arriving at the police station on the night of the incident.

And then he takes us through the incident step by step, point by point. Please read this one.

H/t: Think Progress


VIDEO- Trayvon Martin funeral director: No evidence on Trayvon's hands that he had been fighting


I'm no Nancy Grace fan, but she's not a witness, Mr. Kurtz is... and according to him, Trayvon Martin's gunshot wound appeared to be in his upper chest area, and he did not see evidence that Martin had been fighting anyone before he was shot.

That's only one witness, there are many more, of course.

Via HLN:

The funeral director who handled the body of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin speaks exclusively to HLN’s Nancy Grace.


VIDEO: George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin's killer, on Police Surveillance


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Via ABC.

I can tell you from experience, when you break your nose, it swells up, and-- not from experience-- when you're beaten, you have bruises. (My broken nose did not bleed, by the way.)

As my Twitter buddy @vale_love_peace  said, "This stinks of cover up like a bad bill smells of ALEC."


Version of events by Trayvon Martin's killer appears to contradict initial police report


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Good catch, Mother Jones!

Surprise! As you can see, the initial police report appears to be different than George Zimmerman's self-defense excuse:

According to an officer who reported on the scene of Trayvon's death, "The black male had his hands underneath his body...I turned the black male over and began CPR." He later added, "Located on the inside of Zimmerman's waist band, I removed a black Kel Tek 9mm PF9 semi auto handgun and holster."

As we reported yesterday, Zimmerman claims he shot Trayvon after there was a struggle for the gun. But if Zimmerman had his weapon in a waistband holster (the gun, after all, was required by Zimmerman's license to be concealed), it begs the question of how Trayvon could have known the gun was present, much less grabbed for it, unless Zimmerman had already drawn it out of his pants.

And if he already had the gun drawn, then it was Trayvon who was "standing his ground," not Zimmerman.

Reminder: If you missed Lawrence O'Donnell and his guests interrogating Zimmerman's spokesperson, it's right here.


VIDEO- Mitt Romney: Nomination of new GOP candidate at a brokered convention "is not going to happen."


Via LA Times


Chris Christie, who endorsed Willard Romney, said a brokered convention is "a possibility", but "unlikely":

Mediaite gives good video.

But Willard Romney would have none of that, saying he doesn't "think there is any prospect of a brokered convention"

Aww, their first fight.


GOP logic: Mitt Romney needs a Michigan win, but Michigan "is not a 'must-win' for campaign."


Dueling headlines at The Hill:

Slouching toward nomination, Romney needs win in Michigan:

...Santorum, who also opposed the automobile bailout, has not been shy about taking on Romney over the issue. He contrasted his position with Romney’s, saying he’s been “more consistent” in always opposing government bailouts while accusing Romney of singling out the automobile industry.


But back to my point about opposing messages...

Romney adviser says Michigan not a 'must-win' for campaign:

Romney, who was raised in Michigan and whose father was once governor of the state, has fallen behind Rick Santorum in most of the polls there. Many conservatives are predicting chaos in the GOP nomination process if Romney can’t close the deal in his home-state.

But speaking Monday on MSNBC, senior Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom said a win in Michigan was not necessary to securing the nomination.