8:29 AM on 03/28/2012
Now, it has emerged that at least one Sanford police officer may not have believed Zimmerman's story: the lead homicide investigator Chris Serino, who was reportedly overruled on making an arrest by the state attorney, Norman Wolfinger, or his office.
Indeed, there are several potential problems with Zimmerman's account.
1. Nowhere to hide
The path from 1111 Retreat View Circle, the clubhouse inside the gated Retreat at Twin Lakes townhome complex, where Zimmerman told police he first spotted a suspicious person, to the backyard walkway where Trayvon died, has no hiding places.
.....Read the article at thegrio.com
What was more ridiculous than the presence of C.N.I. (Cable News Investigations), was the absence of proper police work, the fact that George Zimmerman was not tested for drugs on the night he
shot a teenage boy carrying skittles and arizona iced tea.
I'm horrified that an unarmed youth could be stalked by a man in a van who was twice his weight with no proportional
reason, made to fear for his life, shot in the chest, and straddled with his face down as he laid dying. I'm outraged that the man who did it could get away with a slap on the wrist from the police, who have deemed that the shooting of an unarmed youth was not even worthy of a trial!
The police treatment of Trayvon Martin, just taking George Zimmerman's word, reminds me of the tragic fate of another young victim, 14-yr-old Konerak Sinthasomphone.Trigger Warning: Sexual assault and murder of a minor, lethal racism and shoddy police work
Konerak, bleeding, naked, and drugged, almost escapes Jeffrey Dahmer
, two black women, Sandra Smith, 18, and her cousin Nicole Childress, also 18, witnessed his distress and called the police.
The police believed Dahmer's word that Konerak was his 19-yr-old boyfriend, against the protests of the women, they handed the kid off back to Dahmer, and when they were alone again the betrayed child was then strangled:The two girls who the police ignored went back home to Sandra Smith's mother, Glenda Cleveland, 36, the woman who lived next to the Oxford Apartments which Jeffrey Dahmer called home. Later, Cleveland called up the officers to find out what happened to the Asian boy. She asked how old the child was. "It wasn't a child. It was an adult," the officer said.
The words of the white and male Jeffrey Dahmer was given more weight than the presence of a terrified, bleeding, and nude youth, and the expressed concerns of two other witnesses, who were both black and female. As a consequence of that judgement, 14-yr-old Konerak was dead, Dahmer killed him and the police failed to save him. The police cared so little for the welfare of Konerak and the concerns of Dahmer's neighbours that they refused to follow-up on it - allowing Dahmer to kill more.
ETA: Oh look: 'Jekyll and Hyde temper' cost Zimmerman his security guard job
...from the observation of FBI Profiler John Douglas, a lot of serial killers are police buffs who tried to get in, failed, and ended up as security guards...and prior to the first killing, they would have had a major stressor such as lost of job or lost of GF/wife...