Below you’ll find the full video of George Zimmerman retracing his steps from the night that he fought with Trayvon Martin, and fatally shot the teen. The video was made the day after the incident. It is quite chilling to see Zimmerman return to the scene of the crime. The video doesn’t even address whether or not Zimmerman knew that Martin died.
In the video, a very different picture is painted of what happened the evening of February 26, 2012. For months following the Trayvon Martin shooting, the popular consensus was that Trayvon Martin was screaming for help during the 9-1-1 calls that were placed by residents of the housing community. As you’ll see in the video below, George Zimmerman states that it was he who was screaming for help, as the young Martin was giving him quite a beating.
Zimmerman is far from a squeaky clean character–and the same could be said for Trayvon Martin. These are facts of this foray into stupidity. I could never believe that George Zimmerman was out to shoot someone on that rainy evening, any more than I could believe that Trayvon Martin just happened to be casually strolling through the community, and was victimized because he had on a hoodie. I’ll never understand the mob mentality of all world cultures. Ultimately, whatever happened could have, and should have been avoided. At some point, someone felt threatened, and decided to act out physically, as opposed to communicating.
Could it have gone like this?
Trayvon: Hey man. I’m just out for a walk. My folks live here. Or George: Hey buddy, do you live around here? Are you lost?