Originally Posted by patteeu
So it's just an assumption.
Unless you're throwing out eyewitness testimony that says the multiple scuffles occurred in the same place, on a grassy area. That contradicts Zimmerman's story that Trayvon punched him, slammed his head on the pavement, and a scuffle ensued on the concrete in which Zimmerman had his head slammed multiple times. How was Zimmerman getting his head slammed into pavement if there was no pavement? And why was Zimmerman in that grassy area in the first place, unless he was trespassing in an area he had no business being in?
Let's also go through timelines. 7pm, Zimmerman calls 911. He claims he was on his way to the grocery store and then started to follow Trayvon on foot. That means he is clearly telling us that he was going to the grocery store only to be diverted by pursuit of Trayvon (which he claims he did on foot, then stopped after the 911 claim. That's what he alleges). Trayvon placed a call to his girlfriend between 7:10-7:14. It's hard to imagine the confrontation happened before that time. By the time he hangs up, that means he had probably 10-15 minutes to get back to his car. From what we've heard, the scene of the crime is far away from Zimmerman's car, which means Zimmerman was following Trayvon on foot for a very long distance. VERY long (10-15 minute walk PLUS the distance between the crime scene and his car). Yikes. If his story holds true, you're talking about a guy who was following Trayvon for a good half hour. He also tells the police where his car is parked, and then tells 911 to call him back so he can tell them where he's at. If Zimmerman was truly intending to walk back to his SUV, isn't it reasonable to expect that the police would meet him at his car?
You call these assumptions because you are placing the burden of proof on Trayvon, not Zimmerman and the police. I'm looking at it the other way around. I am challenging Zimmerman to make his story hang together and, sorry, right now it just doesn't.