In case you missed it, George Zimmerman appeared on Fox News on Sean Hannity’s show to be interviewed with his slick lawyer Mark O’Mara. This was apparently the first real interview that he has given to the media since he shot and killed Trayvon Martin earlier this year.
Now Hannity talked to Zimmerman about almost everything that happened that night when Trayvon was killed, and one of the most interesting bits of information that was shared was when Hannity asked Zimmerman about his claims that Trayvon was running. Hannity asked Zimmerman if it was possible that Trayvon was afraid of him, because he didn’t know who Zimmerman was—causing him to run.
Zimmerman said that he knew that Trayvon was not running in fear. In fact, Zimmerman now says that Trayvon was not running at all. According to Zimmerman’s new take on that night, Trayvon was merely skipping away fearlessly in a swift fashion. Hannity asked Zimmerman how he knew that it was a fearless skip, and Zimmerman just proclaimed that he could tell that it was—probably the same way that he could tell so poignantly that Trayvon was ‘up to no good and looked like he was on drugs or something.’
Now to Hannity’s credit, he did ask Zimmerman some good questions, and he asked Zimmerman to explain the steps that led up to his confrontation with Trayvon, and Zimmerman replied by telling him that he was just trying to keep an eye on Trayvon until the police showed up. Zimmerman said that he had left his truck and had not followed Trayvon, but ‘went in the same direction’ as Trayvon only to come face to face with him somewhere between 30 to 100 yards away from his truck.
According to Zimmerman, as he and Trayvon were standing face to face, Trayvon asked him if he had a problem. Zimmerman said that he told Trayvon no he did not have a problem. Zimmerman then said that he immediately went into his pocket to grab his cell phone, and Trayvon punched him in the face and broke his nose—knocking him to the ground. Then, Trayvon allegedly punched him in the face repeatedly and slammed his head into the sidewalk repeatedly. Zimmerman said that he tried to scream for help, but Trayvon tried to smother him to death with his hands to prevent it.
Then Zimmerman said that his jacket fell open leaving his gun exposed, and Trayvon saw it and then threatened to kill him with it. So as Trayvon began to move his hand from Zimmerman’s mouth down to his waist, Zimmerman outmaneuvered Trayvon’s hand speed and reached the gun first and fired the fatal shot as he feared for his life, even though when asked by Hannity, Zimmerman claimed that he had never heard of the ‘Stand Your Ground Law.’
Now get this. Zimmerman said that he didn’t even know that he had shot Trayvon. He told Hannity that he thought that he had missed Trayvon, despite the fact that once that bullet pierced Trayvon’s chest, the fight was over, and Zimmerman definitely knew that Trayvon never got back up to throw another punch or do anything else, even though he admitted that he paid little or no attention to what was left of Trayvon Martin after it all went down. But at some point, it had to register in Zimmerman’s mushy mind that Trayvon was either dead or seriously injured, and Zimmerman at least knew that much. You don’t have to graduate from Harvard to know when you’ve shot somebody. Zimmerman is either the dumbest loon on Earth or the most dishonest liar in the country!
Hannity even asked Zimmerman how it was possible that he didn’t know that Trayvon was either hurt, dead, or dying, but a cold-hearted Zimmerman said that he was focused elsewhere. He claims that he didn’t even know that Trayvon was dead until the police told him later on that night or the next day, yet he gets on national television with Sean Hannity and talks about prayer and the Lord, and he talked to and prayed with ‘Mr. Matches and the Quran’ Paster Terry Jones. Now isn’t that conversation the epitome of a Ku Klux Klansman calling a Skinhead a racist!
Hannity, again to his credit, asked Zimmerman if he regretted carrying his gun with him that night, and he said no. Hannity also asked him if he regretted getting out of his truck and following Trayvon’s direction that night, and he said no. Zimmerman said that he did not regret it, because it was ‘God’s plan.’ But later on during the interview, Hannity allowed Zimmerman to send a message to the Martin family, and Zimmerman claimed that he was sorry for what happened and said this: I wish there was something that I could have done that would not have put me in that position, so I wouldn’t have killed their son.
Well Zimmerman, that’s why Hannity asked you if you regretted getting out of your truck and following Trayvon’s direction that night. That’s why Hannity asked you if you regretted carrying your gun with you that night. So on one hand Zimmerman says that he does not regret his choices of that night, but on the other he wishes that the outcome of those choices would have been different, as well as the nature of the choices as a whole.
But, the most disturbing thing about this entire interview was the constant, nonchalant snickering and smirking that was done by Zimmerman whenever he began to answer questions, especially when he snickered and beamed when he was asked about the moments that led up to Trayvon’s death.
So let me put it this way for you Zimmerman. It wasn’t God’s plan that made you racially profile a young, innocent, Black male, pursue him like he was a criminal, foolishly follow and then clumsily or purposefully allow yourself to end up within an arm’s length of this young man, and then fail to take the adult lead during the situation by not identifying yourself as only the neighborhood watchperson or even asking Trayvon if he lived in the area.
Don’t try to lay that 3rd grade, hatchet job on God, Zimmerman. That fine piece of detective work is all on you Inspector Gadget, and that is precisely why the result is so tragic. And after watching this interview, Zimmerman more than lived up to the numerous beliefs, including mine, that he is as reckless with the truth as he is with his gun! He’s not someone you want to meet on a cold, rainy night, because having someone like a George Zimmerman to watch your neighborhood is like hiring a housing project rat to guard your cheese!