“Suspicion Nation” – Addressing the Critics; Re: The Gun
In her book, Suspicion Nation, Lisa Blooms writes:
“Two weeks into the three-week trial, I used the opportunity to take another look at the important evidence that had already been admitted in the trial, as I would if I were trying the case myself for either side.”
“That’s when I noticed some critical evidence about the placement of Zimmerman’s gun. That black KelTec 9mm PF-9 semiautomatic handgun was holstered not only inside his waistband (that is, inside his pants, concealed), but behind Zimmerman, on his backside.”
Lisa goes on to write about learning this from Zimmerman himself, as she watched his reenactment video several times. Like many of us who studied Zimmerman, not only in words, but his re-play of actions, noticed that he reached behind his pocket when reenacting where he wore his gun. We concluded that there was no way that Trayvon could see, much less reach, for that gun.
The anti-Trayvon Martin camp criticizes Lisa Bloom for her keen perception. They say that Zimmerman did not carry his gun on his backside. They make excuses for why Zimmerman reached behind his pocket when showing detectives where his gun was when he reached for it.
So the question is, where did George Zimmerman carry his gun?
The answer comes from his own mouth; i.e., his “hip.”
The hip is not the waist and George demonstrated what he believes to be his hip.
Lisa Bloom questions what many of us also questioned, which is why did the detectives allow Zimmerman to demonstrate from a standing position, those things that he said happened on the ground while he was on his back.
I remember during the trial that Vinnie Politan on HLN had Zimmerman’s advocate Frank Taaffee, demonstrate how Zimmerman went for his gun with Trayvon’s knees on each side of him. Frank was only able to reach his waist by pushing Vinnie’s knees back, and Vinnie told Frank that Zimmerman said nothing about getting Trayvon’s knees out-of-the-way.
While Vinnie caught that, he missed two other things. First, Zimmerman’s head was not on the concrete when Trayvon purportedly went for the gun. That in fact, Zimmerman said it was because he shimmied off the concrete that his jacket raised, exposing the gun. Second, Zimmerman said when Trayvon reached for the gun, that he pinned Trayvon’s arm.
Zimmerman demonstrated that while holding Trayvon’s arm under his right upper arm close to his body, that he had enough arm left to still reach back to get his gun.
Lisa Bloom writes in her book,
“On a very dark, rainy night, Trayvon saw through Zimmerman’s body to a gun holstered behind him, concealed inside his pants? Did Trayvon have X-ray vision?”
“What shocked me most of all was that the prosecution had failed raise this point at trial. Not in the opening statement. Not in the questioning of any of their witnesses. Not in cross-examination of defense witnesses.”
I too awaited for the prosecution to question Detectives Serino and Singleton as to why they did not require that Zimmerman get on the ground to reenact what he said happened while on his back.
I wanted the prosecution to ask how Zimmerman could sit comfortably and drive with his gun so far back, and I anticipated that Shellie would be called as a witness to testify where George kept the gun in the truck while he was driving.
The public, nor the jury, got that on the record, but we know. We know. Remember when George was stopped for speeding in Texas, where he told the officer his gun was?
On May 29, 2012, LLMPapa uploaded the following video. Some of us knew a year before trial, that Zimmerman’s story was not true.