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Sunday, April 01, 2012


Despite the dueling experts, I think it a bit of a no-brainer to conclude that George Zimmerman was the one screaming for help and not Trayvon Martin.

Let's stipulate that one doesn't scream for help if one is winning a fist fight. The guy losing the fight is the one screaming and yelling and looking for help.

If Martin was the one screaming for help, presumably that meant that Zimmerman was the one having the better of the physical contact. If this were the case, there would have been no reason for Zimmerman to have shot Martin. Zimmerman would just have kept beating on Martin until either Martin was physically unable to respond or someone showed up to stop Martin from continuing.

If however, Zimmerman was the one screaming for help, that meant that Martin was the one getting the licks in. At this point, Zimmerman's choices are (1) to keep screaming, hoping that someone will come to his rescue or that Martin will stop pounding him, or (2) pull out his gun and shoot Martin.

I don't see any other scenario which ends the way it did. Case closed... at least as to who it was that was yelling.