George Zimmerman Reenactment Video

I betcha the prosecution never plays this one for the jury.

If you have been paying close attention to the various witnesses’ testimony you will find minor discrepancies between all of them. This is what is sometimes referred to as the “Roshoman Effect”. No two people ever recall the same incident exactly the same.

But GZ’s account of what happened is consistent in all major respects to the physical evidence and all the witnesses save one. Let’s not forget that he made this video the next day and did not know what any of the witnesses told the police.

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75 Responses to George Zimmerman Reenactment Video

  1. John Denney says:

    It’s evident from GZ’s 911 call and the geography of the area that GZ is innocent.
    TM’s home was less than 200 yards from where GZ parked his truck. A high school football player can run 100 yards in about 15 seconds. GZ was on the phone with the operator for a good two minutes after TM ran. So TM could have easily evaded GZ and gotten home safely, but obviously did not do that, which is consistent with GZ’s story.

    • SMH says:

      You are delusional. He says in the video that the 911 operator encouraged him to follow LIE. He said he gave the 911 operator his address LIE. He said Trayvon circled his car twice, SURE. He said Trayvon jumped out of the bushes with are 2 feet tall at most and he was over 6 feet tall. Sure. Please explain how Trayvon’s body got that far up away from the sidewalk. George also said he flipped him over and spread his hands out after he shot him. Trayvon was found holding his heart where he was shot. I pray that all the people that convinced themselves that this murderer did this in self defense have kids.

      Heck why don’t I just donate money to Arial Castro. According to your logic he is innocent. I mean he said the girls chose to stay so he should be freed and have all charges dropped. Its Amanda Berry’s fault because she chose to stay. SMH.

    • swanspirit says:

      I hope Zimmerman’s defense really stresses this , it is crucial .

  2. 1539days says:

    Zimmerman’s version of events is entirely possible. He called the police and was told not to pursue. There is no evidence to refute the theory that he walked back to his truck, was confronted by Martin, beaten by Martin in the face and struck at the back of the head before Zimmerman fired his gun. As far as I know, that is more than enough to be found not gulity.

    The prosecution has to provide positive evidence of a crime and criminal intent. Even if Zimmerman went out that night with the goal of killing a black kid in the neighborhood, even if he knocked Martin over and shot him lying on his back, that does not make him guilty. The prosecution has to prove the chain of events happened. So far, none of that has happened.

  3. Dispatcher asked him if he could get to where he could see him??? And that’s NOT to be interpreted as permission to follow? WTF? I hadn’t seen that before. You’re right; the prosecution will never show it. But the defense will show it, you can bet.

    • 1539days says:

      Mark O’Mara has suggested he may close without putting on a defense since the prosecution hasn’t proved anything incriminating.

      • elliesmom says:

        If were a sequestered juror and had heard enough to acquit, I’d love him for it. I get called for jury duty a lot. I’ve even sat on a grand jury for six months which made me report the 1st of every month and stay until the docket was cleared. After awhile you just want to go home.

      • DandyTiger says:

        I think that might be smart. Just from hearing all the nuts in MSM who have already convicted Zimmerman saying he has to take the stand to give his side of the story, I’m convinced that’s the last thing that should happen. And just skipping the defense completely might be even better.

        • wmcb says:

          Oh, they are going to scream and yell and shakey fist that he HAS TO!!!! No, fuckers, he doesn’t. And if he’s smart, he won’t.

          I would also recommend that he move to TX or Wyoming or somewhere, and make a BUNDLE on his book (ghost-written if need be.)

      • 49erDweet says:

        Motion for a directed verdict or aquital might actually be appropriate here – – – except that sorry excuse for a judge is in the tank. O’Mara may make beaucoup points with jury now by implying “but for obvious reasons ….”

        • I’m not so sure about the judge being in the tank, though I can see why someone would get that impression. I’ve watched her all week. I think she is trying to present what she thinks is a fair facade in the face of intense media scrutiny, but sometime just goes overboard, She does not overrule every defense objection, ftr.

      • Yeah, he’s suggested that, and I suspect that’s just media hyping. IANAL, but I think he’d be a fool to do that, especially considering the media circus around this thing. Zimmerman himself is a well-spoken defendant who has consistently told the same story over and over. He needs to go on the stand, and I suspect he will. It would be so easy to dismantle the prosecutions case, and I certainly hope that O’Mara is smart enough to do so. There’s everything to gain from it, beginning with Zimmerman’s post-acquittal safety after the case, and ending with showing the nature of black cultural paranoia for what it is: the product of naked race-baiting by lying, disingenuous hucksters. My 2 cents.

        • 1539days says:

          Oh, he should absolutely not go on the stand. Yes, he would be a good witness, but the defense can use a ton of inadmissible evidence to impeach his credibility. Cross-examination is where O’Mara’s team has done their best work. If they sought a directed verdict, the prosecution would have no ability to cross-examine anyone.

          A recent example was Jodi Arias. She was about 99% guilty, so putting her on the stand was a Hail Mary play. Zimmerman’s team just has to establish he was in physical danger when he shot Martin. If he testified, the prosecution could ask him a bunch of Paula Deen questions to muddy the waters.

  4. 49erDweet says:

    That’s the first time I’ve seen it. It corrects a couple of misconceptions I’ve had (not important) but reeks of legitimacy. Of course the prosecution doesn’t like it! Too close to the truth.

  5. Somebody says:

    So far the evidence seems to back up GZ’s account of what happened that night. It sounds like he did everything that the operator asked of him and didn’t pull his weapon until he felt he had no choice. That last part where he says his jacket rode up and exposed his gun and TM saw it and went for it……self defense plain and simple with or without the beating.

    As a taxpayer of the state of Florida I’m pretty pissed about the waste of tax dollars for this trial.

    I agree with John above if TM didn’t want a confrontation he had ample opportunity to avoid one.

  6. wmcb says:

    The things that make me think George’s version is the true one (or close enough beyond reasonable doubt.)

    1) The fact that George called the cops, and told them he was going to see if he could tell where Martin had gone. Sorry, but you don’t call the damn cops if you are “stalking him with a gun intending to shoot him in cold blood.”

    2) The time gap while George was on the phone. There was more than enough time for Martin to go home if he was so scared of the crazy ass cracker. He didn’t. Which says to me he doubled back, on purpose. Again, consistent with Martin’s version.

    3) The physical evidence. George was wetter on the back than the front (i.e. was lying on his back). The injuries on George and the complete lack of any injuries on Martin other than the gunshot. You can’t say that George started a physical altercation and was a bigger guy who jumped Martin, yet somehow left not a mark on Martin while getting himself all bloody. There is ZERO evidence that George ever so much as laid a hand on Martin, lots of evidence Martin waled on him.

    If things happened as George says, then the shooting was legally justified by Florida law. Whether or not you *like* the way FL law is written is irrelevant. (I hear idiots say “shooting an unarmed man is still murder, regardless!” No, it’s not. Not in FL.) I’ve yet to see anything that disproves that it happened as George says it did. I’ve yet to see any proof that it happened differently. Thus, not guilty verdict.

    And I get truly disturbed that so many Americans seem to either not know or not care that the accused does not have to prove he DIDN’T do what he is charged with doing. The state has to prove that he DID. I get disturbed that so many don’t care that the actual charge is what has to be proven, not just “well, he did something bad, even if not technically murder.” We have failed to teach or reinforce what Rule of Law means anymore. And we are reaping that.

    • 49erDweet says:

      ………but we’re much prouder of ourselves than we used to be.

    • yttik says:

      LOL, pay attention wcmb, this is one of my rare moments of optimism when I forget what I bitter clinger I am! I’m going to say something nice about human nature. It is really unusual for a sane man to shoot a complete stranger for no reason. Zimmerman would have had a long record of violence and mental illness by now if he was wired that way. If these two had known each other, that would be different. In that case, all sorts of hostilities can be involved. But to deliberately hunt down a complete stranger and execute him in cold blood? Very, very rare. Unless you’ve got mental health problems, it just doesn’t happen.

      • wmcb says:

        Oh, I know that, yttik. What is sickening is the number of people online who don’t. Who have seriously been so *steeped* in the whole white men are all deep down racists no matter what narrative, that they sincerely believe that random white guys are just itching to shoot random black guys all day long.

        And no, they are not kidding. They have been fed that shit like mother’s milk, and they believe it.

        • Underwhelmed says:

          And they expect everyone else to believe it too. And woe unto the unbeliever, for they will be destroyed.

  7. Lulu says:

    I see lawsuits. Lots and lots of lawsuits. Malicious prosecution, violation of civil rights, and libel. Civil defendants at Rock Center and old Tallahassee to start. Zimmerman already has a white shoe Philadelphia law firm working on all this. Trainloads of evidence collected already. I would like to see the civil trials. I see $ signs every time I think about it. No one was worried about the civil notices sent to NBC until this week. Bwahahaha. I know, I know. He has to win acquittal first.

    • myiq2xu says:

      The defamation suits against the media will be the best ones.

      • Lulu says:

        Deep pockets. Then there are the bankrupt pockets of WaPo and NYT and CNN. Pockets, pockets everywhere! And personal pockets and organization pockets. The possibilities are endless. It really is too late for these idiots to mitigate what they have already done liability wise. Then there is the collected social media. Screen captures of every kind of awfulness. And I forgot the conspiracy to defraud part.

    • Constance says:

      I hope you are right. I am so sick of media “news” dramas. I would love to see NBC prosecuted for their doctored tapes which were presented as truth.

    • Mary says:

      I’d like to see lots and lots of media discussion of the phrase “crazy-ass cracker” as racial profiling by Blacks, and why that insult isn’t considered as bad as the n word. Especially on NBC and MSNBC. 🙂

      But then again, if we’ve got a president who openly calls other Americans “bitter clingers,” I guess that’s never gonna happen, huh?

      • Mary says:

        I’d also like to see Hispanic groups express public outrage that GZ got profiled by Martin and railroaded by the prosecution, especially since that state prosecution interviewed Rachel with Trayvon’s mother present.

        • myiq2xu says:

          I’d also like to see Hispanic groups express public outrage

          The silence is deafening. They obviously know which side of their bread is buttered.

      • yttik says:

        But ultimately it shouldn’t matter, Mary. It’s totally legal to label people however you want. Profiling is also completely irrelevant to this case. Obviously Zimmerman profiled Martin to be up to no good, since he called the cops. Obviously “crazy assed cracker” is another profile. But ultimately none of that matters. The only “profile” that matters is whether or not Zimmerman feared for his life or his safety.

        • Mary says:

          Fair enough.

          But the media that pumped the Trayvon side without the true facts should be shunned, period. AND sued by GZ.

      • myiq2xu says:

        The media hath decreed that “crazy-ass cracker” is not a racial epithet. Besides, the Martin family attorney has announced that this case is not about race.

        • Mary says:

          If the case hadn’t begun falling apart, the Martin family attorney would still be milking “racially profiled” for all it’s worth.

  8. leslie says:

    I used “Raacis”t and NSA” in the same comment. I posted it and it didn’t show up. I may be in the spamalot place.
    I’ll check back later. I have a wedding to go to now.

  9. myiq2xu says:
    • myiq2xu says:

      I have discovered that Catness is an expert at hide-and-seek. I spent hours looking for her and began to wonder how she could have escaped from the house when she nonchalantly emerged from the back bedroom that I had searched 3 times.

      I asked her where she had been hiding but she asked for a lawyer and refused to answer.

      I have also learned that she enjoys having her fur brushed. She must have lived a pampered life before I met her.

      • lyn says:

        LOL. If I can’t find my cats, all I have to say is “brushy, brushy,” and the three suddenly appear.

      • Lulu says:

        This may sound crazy (it is really) but my cat loves to be brushed with a doll wig brush. It was my daughter’s when she played with dolls with lots of hair and then would brush the cats. My cat will sit and stare at the table holding the wig brush as my cue to brush her. The purring reverberates throughout the room. Mine is an unsubtle cat.

      • swanspirit says:

        What??!!?? Opening the refrigerator door or using the can opener didn’t work?

      • Underwhelmed says:

        LOL! My cat who thinks he’s a dog, only better looking, has decided he will die if he doesn’t share my curried scrambled egg with rice. He actually tries to hook it out of the bowl while I’m eating. Doofus.

      • foxyladi14 says:

        myiq2xu Congrats on your new room mate. Waiting for details and pictures 🙂

  10. yttik says:

    I don’t understand what it is about this case that has captured so many people’s attention? If anyone wanted to feel outraged about racial violence, my state alone has a half dozen recent atrocities to choose from. Heck, I think half our cops get caught on camera every week beating people up and using racial slurs. The DOJ is investigating us. We’ve had to negotiate deals and plans with the Feds because it’s such a problem.

    The only thing I can conclude is that Florida has a history and I live in a blue state. Obviously blue states don’t have any racism. Snark. If half the crap that happened here in Wa was happening in Mississippi, I bet we’d have riots in the streets.

  11. foxyladi14 says:

    I understand what it is about this case that has captured so many people’s attention? He is Obama’s Son 🙂

  12. swanspirit says:

    I have a theory about this case , may or may not be true and of course it is raaaacist , but here goes .
    I think Trayvon’s mom sent him to his dad because he was getting out of control . Trayvon remained out of control in a relatively unfamiliar environment , picked on the wrong creepy ass cracker to beat up, and ended up deceased , which is a tragedy absolutely . Mom in her grief added blame ; went off and blamed Dad , and Dad said , it wasn’t my fault , it was a white mans fault , and started wheels turning , because it had to be someones fault .Grief is a terrible thing , dysfunctional grief which has blame added really distorts things , and society sometimes pays the price .
    There is definitely a “To Kill A Mockingbird ” component to this case . imo .

    • myiq2xu says:

      I don’t recall who first said it but it seems very plausible that Jeantel urged Trayvon to confront GZ as in “Kick that cracker’s ass!” That would certainly explain why she felt so guilty and why she only tried calling him a couple times afterwards. She probably thought initially that he wasn’t answering or calling back because he was arrested.

    • votermom says:

      I was checking out TalkLeft yesterday since Jeralyn is consistently pro-defense (the one thing that trumps party id with her) and saw this comment which I thought was interesting:

      Did anyone see the AC interview with (5.00 / 2) (#59)
      by Teresa on Fri Jun 28, 2013 at 10:11:34 PM EST

      Trayvon’s step-mom? Or ex-step-mom shortly before he died? She said she doesn’t think it’s racial, it was the young guy looking suspicious to GZ who shouldn’t have gotten out of his car.
      I didn’t know that TM lived with her (Alicia I think is her first name) and Tracy Martin. They broke up right before the shooting. She said TM spent 90% of his time with her and Tracy. She is the one who went to his ballgames, took care of him when he got sick, etc.

      She said he chose to live with them. She said if he got sick when he wasn’t home (I took that to mean at his real mom’s) he called for them to come and get him. She said he rarely spoke of his mom, but she had never spoken anything bad about his mom to him.

      It was interesting. She didn’t come across as bitter to me about being left out of the “family”. She came across as sincerely hurt and crushed by his death. She said at first Tracy kept her updated about what was going on and then all of a sudden he didn’t. I wondered if the lawyers told him to just let the “real” parents be in the media. It’s odd, even though she and Tracy are divorced or broken up if they were married. (I can’t remember that part.)It hurt her deeply that someone didn’t allow her to sit on the front row for his funeral even though she raised him.

      I don’t know which replay of AC will be the Zimmerman case rerun, but it was interesting if you’re interested in the case or just Trayvon.

      It makes me wonder why his biological mom is getting all the public sympathy and this other woman raised him. Maybe I bring my own prejudices here. I raised a step-daughter fulltime. I was most definitely the “real mom”. If something like this happened, her biological mom would be the one grabbing the spotlight without doubt. My now ex-husband wouldn’t allow that myth to continue, though. Anyway, it was interesting. She cried and I felt heartbroken for her.

      • myiq2xu says:

        She wasn’t his stepmom and Trayvon lived primarily with his mom. His dad was unemployed and was supported by his girlfriend.

        Funny how his dad dumped her when he hit the wrongful death lottery.

        • votermom says:

          That’s what I get for reading TL comments

        • Jadzia says:

          I am also reaaaaaal tired of the “oh, his first wife was CRAY-cray!!!!” ladies who apparently believe that their perfect and TOTALLY sane husband won’t be calling them psycho one fine day in the future. I am so glad my stepmother didn’t go in for that kind of crap.

    • Constance says:

      I’d say that is a likely theory and it is not racist. Boys that age are hard to control and they are large and fast. Our house was in constant conflict for 2 years when my son was that age and he and his Dad almost punched it out several times. Thank God they grow out of it. It used to be that that kind of kid would get in small time trouble, go to court and get offered jail or join the army, 4 years later they came out with discipline and a skill and mature enough. Now the army doesn’t take that sort of kid which leaves the Mothers with nothing to do but pray. And Prayer is only moderately effective.

  13. insanelysane says:

    Ann Althouse has the video up where O says Tryavon / son comment. It has the greater context of that ridiculous statement. It gives rise to the race hustling by O. This is one major reason Zimmerman trial has raised the temperature.

    Go and watch the whole minute and a half.

  14. SHV says:

    “. Mom in her grief added blame ; went off and blamed Dad , and Dad said , it wasn’t my fault , it was a white mans fault , and started wheels turning ….”
    Haven’t done the research, but IIRC, the ball got rolling when a blogger, vile prog was looking for a “racist” killing to highlight the evils of the Fla. “Stand Your Ground” law. The death of Martin was a legal non issue for 2-3 weeks until this person began to beat the drum of “white vigilante (Zimmerman, even better one of those Jewish names) kills black teen.” It really caught fire after the Miami (?) NBC station fabricated the “racist” 911 call which was then played on the Today show.

    • 1539days says:

      The irony is that this is NOT about Stand Your Ground.

      1. Zimmerman was not on his property when Martin was shot.

      2. Zimmerman did not have the opportunity to flee when Martin committed a crime (assault and battery)

      3. Zimmerman shot Martin in self defense.

      Progs were confused because they are frequently dumb. Stand Your Ground is a defense that does not require a trial if proved. That was off the table quickly, but since Zimmerman was not immediately put in a jail cell, they thought he was “free to go,” something myiq has clarified a few times here.

  15. angienc says:

    OT — but I just saw one of those anti-tobacco company ads on TV & people are OUTRAGED that research by the tobacco companies for selling to urban markets led them to conclude that inner-city AA were (1) less educated; (2) favored malt liquor and (3) had problems with self-esteem. Except for the malt liquor thing, I can’t tell the difference in that OUTRAGEOUS conclusions by the tobacco companies and what the progs are saying to defend Rachel Jeantel and her hood culture (i.e., what “whites don’t understand about Rachel Jeantel” article linked here yesterday).

    But the first is bad and the other is good.

    America 2013 — where everything is relative & nothing makes any fucking sense.

  16. myiq2xu says:


    In this light, you might want to read that Phillipe Reines/Michael Hastings email exchange again. Hastings was asking questions like “Why didn’t the State Department search the [Benghazi] consulate…?” and “What other potential valuable intelligence [besides Ambassador Stevens’s diary] was left behind that could have been picked up by apparently anyone searching the grounds?” Reines became extremely defensive and abusive:

    I now understand why the official investigation by the Department of the Defense as reported by The Army Times The Washington Post concluded beyond a doubt that you’re an unmitigated asshole.

    How’s that for a non-bullshit response?

    Now that we’ve gotten that out of our systems, have a good day.

    And by good day, I mean Fuck Off.

    Michael Hastings is the reporter who died recently in a mysterious fiery Mercedes explosion.

    • yttik says:

      Pretty suspicious situation. I hope somebody gets to the bottom of this.

    • Jadzia says:

      Really? The Washington Post conducted an investigation that concluded that a reporter was “an unmitigated asshole”? Funny, I seem to have missed that report.

  17. HELENK says:

    is this move a hit piece on hillary or not? seems like it to me

  18. DandyTiger says:

    Bob notices one case of almost being almost fair, for a second, on MSNBC:

  19. DandyTiger says:

    Funny. Notice the picture of Obama playing guns with the kids. Something other kids could be suspended for.

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