First the back story:
(Daily Caller) In a letter obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller on Monday, a family member of George Zimmerman ripped Seminole County, Fla. NAACP president Turner Clayton for a rush to judgment in the Trayvon Martin case.
The letter also described how Zimmerman was one of “very few” in Sanford, Fla., who spoke out publicly to condemn the “beating of the black homeless man Sherman Ware on December 4, 2010 by the son of a Sanford police officer.”
“Do you know the individual that stepped up when no one else in the black community would?” the family member wrote. “Do you know who spent tireless hours putting flyers on the cars of persons parked in the churches of the black community? Do you know who waited for the church‐goers to get out of church so that he could hand them fliers in an attempt to organize the black community against this horrible miscarriage of justice? Do you know who helped organize the City Hall meeting on January 8th, 2011 at Sanford City Hall??”
“That person was GEORGE ZIMMERMAN. Ironic isn’t it?”
“The main point for this letter is to explain to you that the black community has labeled George a racist without any investigation at all,” the letter continued. “Regardless of the fact that George personally spoke to many of your constituents, not one has stepped forward and said, ‘Hey I know that face. That is the Hispanic guy that was standing up for Sherman Ware. That was the only non‐black face in the meetings for justice in this case.’”
“You know as well as I do that there are many NAACP followers that recognize George from the Ware case as well as many other good things that he’s done for the black community.” [...]
Video of the knock out punch:
SANFORD, Fla. — A witness with a camera caught a homeless man being punched by a Sanford police lieutenant’s son, who was never arrested or charged for the incident.
In the video, the homeless man is seen trying to break up a fight when the police officer’s son, Justin Collison, the Assailant sneaks up from behind and punches the man in the back of the head.
However, Collison was not finished. He took a few steps and slammed another bar patron to the ground.
“Justin! Justin! What the f*** are you doing? Justin, get off him!” Collison’s friend said in the video.
Then a unknown officer arrives and places the Assailant into his police car. The Police officer proceeds pacing around the knocked out victim seeming not knowing what to do. Its quite a long time as seen in the video and I am puzzled that nothing seems to be done for this injured knocked out homeless guy.
The Orlando Sentinel identifies the victim as ‘Sherman Ware’:
Earlier in the day, Sanford police Capt. David Del Rosso said Collison hadn’t been charged because the man who was punched, Sherman Ware, hadn’t sworn out a formal complaint and couldn’t be found to make one.
Mid-afternoon the department issued a news release, asking anyone with information on how to find Ware to come forward.
That apparently worked. Police interviewed Ware Wednesday afternoon. Hargrett would not say what the homeless man said, but added, “Oh, yes, he does feel like he was a victim.”
Irony strikes again:
(WFTV) –In them [the flyers], he [George Zimmerman] demanded the city fire the former police chief, Brian Tooley, along with officers who refused to arrest Collison.
Ironically, some of those same officers were at the scene the night Zimmerman was not arrested for killing Martin.