As liberals, it’s tough to justify violence of any kind, but if there’s anyone in the world who deserves to be punched in the face, it’s George Zimmerman, the man who’s best known as the completely unrepentant killer of Trayvon Martin, who was guilty of nothing but walking while black. Well, it happened. A man punched Zimmerman for his pure arrogance surrounding the killing.
The incident happened at a restaurant last weekend. Zimmerman called 911 after a man allegedly punched him. Here’s the transcript of the 911 call, from WFTV.
911 dispatcher: “What started the argument?”
Zimmerman: “He recognized me. He told me he was going to kill me he told me he’d (expletive) shoot me and he punched me in the face.”
Zimmerman claimed he was explaining to people sitting at a table that he shot Trayvon Martin in self- defense when a large man approached and asked, “You’re bragging about that?” before punching him Zimmerman in the face.
Zimmerman: “This man just punched me in the face.”
Dispatcher: “Is he still there?”
Zimmerman: “Yup. He said he’s going to kill me. You need to send like three or four cops.”
The tragic irony is that this guy, if he in fact hit Zimmerman, stands a much better chance of being convicted than Zimmerman. The law in Florida and in many other states, seems to give murderers the benefit of the doubt, since the victim isn’t alive to tell his side of the story.
A lot of people would probably agree that the incident was justified. Witnesses say that Zimmerman was at dinner, bragging about killing Martin. In fact, that’s how he introduced himself.
Witnesses said they overheard Zimmerman say to someone, “I love your tattoos. My name is George Zimmerman, you know, that guy who killed Trayvon Martin?” Witness said Zimmerman also showed his identification card.
Zimmerman has a slightly different version of the story. He said he didn’t volunteer that he was Martin’s killer until someone confronted him and said he was a fan.
According to Zimmerman, two men walked up to him at the Gators Restaurant where he was discussing the 2012 incident. The first man, “recognized [him and] said he was a big fan.” Zimmerman added, “[He] even asked to see my ID ’cause he couldn’t believe it was me.”
The restaurant has an even different version.
(They) said the incident started when Zimmerman approached a shirtless patron who had just come in from the St. Johns River and told him he didn’t like one of his tattoos. After a few words, Zimmerman walked back to his table.
A friend of the first man to approach Zimmerman – who was at the restaurant with family celebrating a 12-year-old’s birthday –walked over to Zimmerman to confront him, Winters said.
The two argued, but no punches were thrown, Winters said. The two shoved each other, but Winters said claims of anything further are “blown out of proportion.”
Source: Orlando Sentinel
To the restaurant’s credit, they are done with Zimmerman. “Everwhere this guy goes he causes controversy,” said Gators Riverside owner Ed Winters. “You’d think he’d keep a low profile.” You’d think, but he hasn’t. Hardly two months go by when Zimmerman doesn’t insert himself into the news. Last time, it was for trying to sell the weapon he used to kill Martin. So, the idea that he was bragging about the killing seems very believable.
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