The media coverage in this case is all suspect for me now.
First they paint this picture of a racist Zimmerman hunting down the kid due to racial profiling and playing up the idea of him being a vigilante due to calling the police 45 times in 15 months in this supposedly upper class white gated community and the kid is just this perfect angel by putting up pictures of Zimmermans mug shot and Martins photo at 13.
I thought he should be arrested too, and that the kid was a victim of a vigilante.
Then it comes out that oh wait, it was really 45 called in 12 YEARS. And that the complex that Zimmerman is in is not upper class, not majority white, and has had numerous break ins. Oh and remember that 911 call where he volunteered that the kid was black. Oh that turned out to be edited to conveniently leave out the fact of the 911 dispatcher asking if the person being reported was white, black or hispanic. And then there is the edited police video of Zimmerman being taken into custody where they zoom in and the commentator claims there is no evidence of Zimmerman having a head injury.
Except that was edited too and they again conveniently left out the part of the video where the police officer is closely inspecting the back of Zimmermans head where you can see there is blood. Add in all the other stuff and they have basically lost any credibility with me.
And as for the fathers account. He wants me to believe that the cop basically told him all the evidence in their case and told him that he plans to try and catch Zimmerman in a lie? Maybe this cop is unique but that goes against my own experience in knowing police officers. On top of it the father brings the kid to spend the night with his girlfriend, leaves the kid at her place alone while he goes out for dinner with her and the kid never comes back all night and the father does nothing? Doesn’t go looking for the kid? Doesn’t call the police?
All these conflicting stories don’t add up.