Acknowledging that Martin was seventeen years old and George Zimmerman was a self-appointed neighborhood watch person, he noted that “What we do know is there was some kind of confrontation between these two, there was a physical confrontation, and Martin was shot.”
Charges of racism that have ignited around the country might be misguided, he believed, saying “there is no black and white deal” and informing his audience that Zimmerman is Hispanic. “He’s Latino. Grew up in a multiracial family, so if there is any racial thing going on here, it is not Black/White. It is Latino/Black.”
According to Fischer, Zimmerman’s father issued a statement, insisting he is not a racist.
The things that are not in dispute, according to Fischer, is that Zimmerman called the police from his SUV and then got out of his SUV to encounter Trayvon on foot, who was visiting extended family. Fischer then stated that Trayvon had a candy bar in one hand and a coke in the other.
The two got into a fight and witnesses heard one or both calling for help and Zimmerman shot Martin once with a nine-millimeter handgun. Zimmerman then told police he acted in self-defense because Martin confronted him. Police did find blood on Zimmerman’s face and on the back of his head, as well as grass on the back of his shirt.
This, according to Fischer, is consistent with a witness report of the thirteen-year-old son of Sheryl Brown, who the Orlando Sentinel reported saw the fight while he was walking his dog. The boy reportedly heard, “Help me!” from someone and then heard a gunshot. After the gunfire, the screaming stopped, according to the young man, who then rushed inside to tell his sister to call the police.
The thirteen-year-old boy, according to Fischer, is the only witness and his account is that Martin attacked Zimmerman.
Fischer hypothesizes that Martin attacked Zimmerman, slamming his head on the ground, because Zimmerman had blood on his face and the back of his head. Therefore, because Florida has a “Stand Your Ground” statute, that was justifiable reason for Zimmerman to fire his gun.
Fischer thinks we may never know what happened because the only witness to collaborate Zimmerman’s story is a boy and Martin is dead, unable to give his side of the story.
Fischer accuses Al Sharpton of turning this into a race thing, when the only two people involved were Latino and Black and no whites were involved. He concludes that there were not enough facts in the case for President Obama to weigh in on this issue at this time.