With a single punch, Trayvon Martin decked the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who eventually shot and killed the unarmed 17-year-old, then Trayvon climbed on top of George Zimmerman and slammed his head into the sidewalk, leaving him bloody and battered, law-enforcement authorities told the Orlando Sentinel.
That is the account Zimmerman gave police, and much of it has been corroborated by witnesses, authorities say. There have been no reports that a witness saw the initial punch Zimmerman told police about.
Zimmerman has not spoken publicly about what happened Feb. 26. But that night, and in later meetings, he described and re-enacted for police what he says took place.
In his version of events, Zimmerman had turned around and was walking back to his SUV when Trayvon approached him from behind, the two exchanged words and then Trayvon punched him in the nose, sending him to the ground, and began beating him.
“I think the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin‘s death as George Zimmerman was.”Well, to be fair, it was the hoodie that ratted out the Unibomber. The hoodie was wearing a wire.
UPDATE: it seems there's a smear campaign against the young man who was shot -- but that has nothing to do with the story I have posted above. I HAVE changed the photo, since it appears I was duped by assholes. There are charges that the photo has been doctored, there's been unsubstantiated talk about Trayvon being a drug dealer (apparently not related to his being kicked out of school for smoking herbs) something about him assaulting a bus driver, and that he was disrespectful to the Mexican man who shot him, and Trayvon was a Black Panther? [sources]... Again, that has nothing to do with why Zimmerman wasn't arrested, and why the young man was shot in self defense.
I'll just remind everyone, there are two sides of the story, and it seems entirely likely that it'll probably all come out after a formal Blue Ribbon pannel and Internal Affairs review of that night.
Wonder if there's any video of this?