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May 18, 2012

That About Wraps It Up For Justice4Trayvon: Witness Says Trayvon Attacked Him "MMA Style"

In boxing, you can hit your opponent, but you must both be standing.

In wrestling, you can grapple to the ground, but you can't hit your opponent. (Okay I think Greco-Roman wrestling allows an open-hand slap or something.)

In MMA, of course, you can grapple your opponent to the ground, and then punch the shit out of him. "Ground and pound," they call it.

That's what this witness obviously means by "MMA style."

The witness said he was inside his home, about 30 feet away from the incident, when he heard a “commotion coming from the walkway” behind his residence. He said he had seen a “a black male, wearing a dark colored ‘hoodie’ on top of a white or Hispanic male who was yelling for help.” The black male “was mounted on the white or Hispanic male and throwing punches ‘MMA (mixed martial arts) style.’” The witness said he called out that he was dialing 911, then heard a pop and saw the black male “laid out on the grass.”

That's not such a horrible thing -- that's what really happens in brawls (and that's why MMA sells itself as real fighting, not the more artificial sport forms of boxing and wresting). I mean, that doesn't prove Trayvon was an awful person or anything. Brawls can get dangerous.

But it certainly does explain why Zimmerman could be legally "in fear of great bodily harm." When someone is pounding your head into hard pavement, you don't know when the next slam will knock you unconscious. You cannot carefully calibrate how much "Life" you have left in your Health Meter, like it's a video game.

At that point, you can have a perfectly legitimate fear you're about to be killed.

And yet this scumbag attorney, who grinned through her whole press conference like she was debuting a new low-carb Tiramisu miracle recipe that won't go straight to your thighs, is prosecuting this man for Murder 2, knowing she cannot possibly get a lawful conviction.

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