When I first heard the screams on the 911 call, I questioned whether George Zimmerman (GZ) used a cop take-down technique on Trayvon Martin. The screams recorded on the 911 tape were not only screams for help. They are cries of pain and just before the shot, we can hear screams of “No! Noooo!” Then I read a Reuter’s article that reports Tracy Martin, Trayvon’s dad, saying of the photo shown to him by a detective of the Sanford Police Department;
“It was Trayvon, dead at the scene – his eyes rolled back, a tear on his cheek, saliva coming from his mouth. “
That is the face of a person who was crying, who was afraid, who was in pain. That is the face that applies to the screams heard on the 911 call.
George Zimmerman Had Experience To Cause Others Physical Pain
An unnamed former co-worker told the New York Daily News that GZ was paid under-the-table for providing security for illegal house parties between 2001 and 2005, but was let go because his anger issues “became a liability.” We know that he was arrested for attacking an undercover law enforcement officer.
GZ is a former bouncer. He wanted to be a cop. Former cop and current U.S. Air Marshall, Mark Osterman, was GZ’s mentor. He taught GZ how to shoot.
GZ attended a community volunteer law enforcement academy where civilians get to see the work of law enforcement.
Put this together, and they give reason to believe that GZ was exposed to, and maybe even trained and practiced, police restraint and take-down techniques.
Since many are of the opinion that GZ is a cop wannabee, why stop with pursuing, terminology he uses, and carrying a gun while on neighborhood watch? Why not also include self-defense, disarming, taking down, and restraining “suspects”?
Frederick Leatherman’s Law Blog presents an excellent post on “Dueling Witnesses.” Written by a poster whose handle/name is Patricia, it questions whether GZ twisted Trayvon Martin’s arm or wrist. http://frederickleatherman.wordpress.com/2012/08/31/zimmerman-witnesses-practicum-by-patricia-with-update-on-character-assassination-efforts/
It is Frederick Leatherman’s blog and Patricia’s contribution that inspired this post. It would be somewhat disrespectful to take up this much space on another’s blog in the comment section. The videos posted here are in consideration that GZ could have applied a wrist lock (which he told Serino that he did), and also because having Trayvon in a wrist lock, it would have protected his holstered gun from being taken by Trayvon.
Witnesses saw “wrestling.” At any time, either person could be on the top of the other. Thus, it is not my position to say that Trayvon was never on top of GZ. Lab reports provide that Trayvon did not punch GZ, neither place his hands over GZ’s nose or mouth. So, let’s place Trayvon on top of GZ, and see what could have possibly happened consistent also with the evidence of the bullet hole in Trayvon’s clothes, as compared to where the bullet entered his chest.
Lab reports for trace elements say that debris was found on GZ’s left shoe. From the photos taken of GZ the night that he killed Trayvon, grass can be seen on the toe of GZ’s left boot. Debris was found on Trayvon’s shoes, sweatshirt, and hoodie. Although GZ is left-handed, he conceal carried on his right-side. His re-enactment provides that GZ indeed reached for his gun on his right-side. It appears that the side where the gun is not holstered is important when restraining a person.
DeeDee stated that it sounded like someone pushed Trayvon, and she heard Trayvon say “Get off. Get off.” GZ was carrying a tactical flashlight. In none of his interviews, neither his re-enactment, does he mention when and why he dropped the tactical flashlight. While GZ states that the altercation started at the “T”, about 40 feet South of that location is the crime scene. Crime scene photos and markers provide that the tactical flashlight was found near Trayvon’s body in the grass. GZ would have us believe that while stumbling, getting his head bashed on the sidewalk, and while doing the shimmy onto the grass, that he held onto his tactical flashlight. It is my suggestion that GZ only let go of that tactical flashlight to take Trayvon down to the ground as Trayvon cried out in pain. He next drew his gun and in response, Trayvon cried “Noooo!!! Noooo!!”
After one resident shouted out that he was calling 911, GZ shot Trayvon Martin. It is my opinion that GZ shot Trayvon because his screams brought attention to them.
When no weapon is involved, a person can still take an assailant down and remove themselves.
In his interview with Sean Hannity, GZ says that he was scared and nervous. Why?
ZIMMERMAN: “I also thought the police were going to come and see me with the firearm and shoot me. I mean, I was terrified.”
It is my opinion that GZ was scared and nervous that the police would arrive and see him with his firearm while Trayvon was screaming out in pain, and for help. Why? Because GZ claims that he holstered his gun after shooting Trayvon Martin.