Sunday, April 15, 2012

Trayvon Martin: Timeline of February 26

This is,  without a doubt,  the best timeline of that night,  I've yet to see.

Much has been writ­ten by now about the shoot­ing of Trayvon Mar­tin by George Zim­mer­man in the Twin Lakes dis­trict of San­ford, Florida. But it seems that there has yet to be any­where that some­one has cre­ated a time­line of that evening. Yet, a time­line is cru­cial to under­stand the rela­tion­ship among the known events, where the knowl­edge gaps are, and how the dif­fer­ing accounts fit together — or don’t.
So here I present the most up to date time­line I can piece together, for the night of Feb­ru­ary 26.

And Another good timeline:

Trayvon Martin George Zimmerman Crime Scene Map Analyzed


  1. At this point there are quite a few questions and a few speculations about what the answers might be.

    1. I think coming in the front gate, rather than taking any shortcuts, makes sense because Trayvon hasn't lived there very long, so he'd follow more closely, the same routes he sees when they drive. So more than likely he'll walk out and back the same way.

    2. When he walks past Zimmerman's car, does he see something that frightens him? Blood, the gun, or both? Quite strangely Trayvon runs, with quite a healthy lead, but doesn't go home. Well, there are a lot of possibilities, but I think the one that makes the most sense is, kids don't always make the best choices, when scared they tend to want to run and hide. Could Trayvon have hidden himself so poorly that Zimmerman was easily able to hunt him down? That's a long walkway back there, so the minute Zimmerman turned onto it and looked up it's length, he'd easily calculate that Trayvon had to have hidden somewhere along it, because there wasn't time to clear it even running full tilt.

    3. People who experience events that happen precipitously, don't usually lie about what they were doing and when etc., They may be mistaken about this or that, but they don't introduce calculated lies like Zimmerman does. Zimmerman knows who was screaming and he knows that it wasn't himself.

    4. Here's a very, no, extremely odd feature: Why isn't Trayvon pleading with Zimmerman? Why is he screaming for help? Isn't the first instinct to plead with the man holding the gun? So, what convinced Trayvon that Zimmerman would not respond to a plea for mercy? Was Zimmerman already bleeding? That would certainly do it, if he was. Pleas offered to a wounded man, don't have much hope of being answered. Why does it take Zimmerman so long to fire the kill shot? That probably has to do with Zimmerman's nerve, he's never killed anyone before. But, if he's already wearing blood and wounds, he realizes he can't turn back now, because Trayvon has seen that he's already bleeding, meaning he'll never get this chance again since he'll always be under suspicion. Worse yet, this all becomes terribly difficult to explain. So the only witness must die, so Zimmerman takes time to work up the nerve to pull the trigger.


  2. ---continued from previous comment---

    5. Zimmerman goes unobserved by anyone other than Trayvon since he's left his house. We can't know when Zimmerman obtained his wounds, but if they were contrived, it wouldn't make any sense to try to create them at the scene, where there's too great a risk that there might not be enough private time to do so.

    Thus it would make more sense to contrive the wounds and even the grass stains, before leaving home. That's the only way one can be certain they'd be in place for presentation, no matter how things go. All that then has to be changed, is the story about how they got there.

    Things to do: A really close look at Zimmerman's house needs to be taken. Blood is a really noisome sticky substance and things do go wrong. Like perhaps resting one's bloody head against a wall without thinking, or an errant brush by a curtain or some such.

    Then you'll want to see if there's a possibility that Trayvon's house can be seen from a window at Zimmerman's. If he could have seen Trayvon leaving, that would go a long way towards throwing more light on the timeline. Since without laying in wait, there appears to have been only a 30 second long period of time when he could have spotted Trayvon moving from the front gate to the walkway cut-through to the back of the houses. If Z had been on his way to the store, and had kept moving as he should have to get there, he should have completely missed that window and Trayvon with it.

    He knows enough not to use racial slurs on the phone, but he can't help it, it's reflexive, he's probably not even aware of it. "Goon"? Who uses "goons"? Certainly not someone who constantly complains about blacks! Because that simply isn't natural! Most especially not for someone who is under tension, trying to work themselves up for a kill.

    So, he's a watch captain, not on patrol, on his way to the store. Who spots a suspicious person in an area he should have moved through several minutes ago, before Trayvon even arrives there.

    The evidence and the nuances are piling up against him.

  3. I get the general impression that Z left his house at 7pm, to drive to the store. If so, then why does he wind up some 8-9 minutes later, approx. 300 feet from his door? A speed of less than 1/4 mph??? Or, more likely stopped near the front gate and waiting? But for what and why?

    People in gated communities don't do much walking even when the weather is clear. So then, why is Z waiting several minutes near the front, for the one person (probably per year), who will be returning home on foot in the rain?

    Just a coincidence that he leaves home at 7pm and somehow spends 7-8 minutes near the front gate, to spot the only one walking home? It just happens to be a "suspicious" young black male! Talk about things that make you go Hmmm.


Keep it civil.