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Prosecutors Finally Release Pic Of Zimmerman

From an unfazed Reuters:

Bloody new photo of Trayvon Martin’s killer released

By Barbara Liston | December 3, 2012

ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) – A color photograph of George Zimmerman with a bloody, swollen nose taken on the night he shot and killed unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin last February was posted on the Internet on Monday by Zimmerman’s legal defense team.

What a skewed headline and lead. Especially in view of this revelation.

As the photo began to be circulated widely by the news media, lawyers on both sides disagreed about its significance to the second-degree murder case against Zimmerman.

Naturally, Reuters immediately tries to play down the significance of this photo.

After all, what possible significance could a photo showing that Zimmerman’s face was bloodied and his nose is swollen and broken? That has as little significance as the fact that the only injuries to Martin’s body were the cuts on his knuckles.

"It’s not a game changer," Zimmerman lawyer Mark O’Mara told Reuters. But O’Mara said the photo was significant in that it shows vividly the injuries Zimmerman incurred during his confrontation with Martin at a condominium in the central Florida town on Sanford.

This photo is significant for any number of reasons. First of all, why haven’t we seen it before now? It was taken by the Sanford Police. The prosecutors had it.

So why did the prosecutors wait almost nine months before releasing this photo, when they released misleading pictures of a cleaned up Zimmerman almost immediately?

And why did they say nothing when the news media claimed that their clean pictures showed Zimmerman had not been injured?

"Does it really show what happened that night to George? Yes," O’Mara said.

Attorney Ben Crump, who represents Martin’s family, however said the photo adds nothing new to the case. Previously released evidence has indicated Zimmerman was hit in the nose during the fight with Martin.

"Trayvon Martin was defending himself. He had every right to stand his ground to defend himself," Crump said.

Again, the only injuries found on Mr. Martin’s body were the cuts on his knuckles.

O’Mara told Reuters that prosecutors in May had given him a grainy black-and-white photocopy of the image which was taken in the back seat of a Sanford police cruiser. O’Mara said he received the digital image from prosecutors after repeated demands by his office and he posted it Monday on Zimmerman’s defense website.

Again, why did the prosecution stonewall on this very revealing photo? Sadly, we know why.

The prosecution wanted to suppress this photo for as long as they could to get as much public opinion on their side as possible. They wanted to lynch George Zimmerman.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, December 4th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Prosecutors Finally Release Pic Of Zimmerman”

  1. So, why do those prosecuting attorneys hate Brown people? And when do the prosecuting attorneys who withheld such pertinent ‘disclosure’ evidence get disbarred??

  2. Mithrandir says:

    The legal industrial complex. –It’s their job to prosecute you, not protect and defend your rights. Lawyer-politicians, police, prosecutors, judges, probation officers, prison guards. They are all on the same team, and need your money, and fresh victims.

    YouTube: Don’t Talk to Cops

    • Petronius says:

      I object to lumping prison guards in with the rest of that group (“lawyer-politicians, police, prosecutors, judges, probation officers…”).

      I always found my jailers to be far kinder, gentler, and more understanding than any of the others.

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