DC Trawler

George Zimmerman had a broken nose and Trayvon Martin had bloody knuckles

Are either of those two facts relevant? Probably not. It’s undoubtedly racist to bring either one up. Oh well.

First up, Matt Gutman from ABC News:

A medical report compiled by the family physician of accused Trayvon Martin murderer George Zimmerman and obtained exclusively by ABC News found that Zimmerman was diagnosed with a “closed fracture” of his nose, a pair of black eyes, two lacerations to the back of his head and a minor back injury the day after he fatally shot Martin during an alleged altercation.

Zimmerman faces a second degree murder charge for the Feb. 26 shooting that left the unarmed 17-year-old high school junior dead. Zimmerman has claimed self defense in what he described as a life and death struggle that Martin initiated by accosting him, punching him in the face, then repeatedly bashing his head into the pavement.

Which is odd, considering that one of Gutman’s previous “exclusives” was that Zimmerman had no injuries. Which Gutman then contradicted with his next “exclusive,” without noting the reversal. No correction, no retraction, nothing. Apparently, that’s just how they do things at ABC News.

Meanwhile, WFTV in Orlando reports:

WFTV has confirmed that autopsy results show 17-year-old Trayvon Martin had injuries to his knuckles when he died…

WFTV has learned that the medical examiner found two injuries on Martin’s body: The fatal gunshot wound and broken skin on his knuckles.

Well, maybe it was post-mortem. There must be some way to make it fit everybody’s snap judgment. How about this: Before the cops got there, Zimmerman scraped the kid’s knuckles against the sidewalk and then punched himself in the face and slammed the back of his head on the ground a few times. Get on that, Gutman.

I still don’t know if what George Zimmerman did was justified or not, and neither does anybody reading this. But then, I’m not the one who leapt to conclusions without the benefit of evidence.

If you think Trayvon Martin’s bloody knuckles are more relevant than his bag of Skittles, #YouMightNotBeALiberal.