Where's the Map?
On March 13 the Orlando Sentinel published a map of the Twin Lakes community where Trayvon Martin was shot, but no one else seems to have reproduced it. Yet it's impossible to reconstruct the incident without referring to it.
George Zimmerman reports at the beginning of his 911 call that he's on Retreat View Circle, at 111, near the clubhouse, a block from the main entrance to the community, which is off Oregon Avenue. According to the Sentinel's map, the home Trayvon Martin was staying in was further down on Retreat View Circle. (You'll need to check maps.google to get all the street names.) So why doesn't Martin just keep on walking? Zimmerman is trailing him, not blocking his path. If he's really on his way to his dad's fiancee's home, why doesn't he just pick his pace and continue on back to the house? He would not have had far to go: the house is less than 350 yards from where Zimmerman placed his call.
At about 2:08 on the uncut, unedited version of the 4:12 minute tape, Zimmerman tells the dispatcher that Martin is running. Asked what direction, Zimmerman says down toward the other entrance. The other entrance is on Twin Trees, and Martin would be running south on Retreat View Circle, directly towards the fiancee's house, which is just above the intersection of Twin Trees and Retreat View.
It's possible that Martin was originally on Twin Trees rather than Retreat View when Zimmerman first saw him. But Twin Trees, after curving east, also runs south from the Oregon Ave. entrance, paralleling Retreat View, before once more turning east and crossing it. Again, Martin would just have to have continued down the street to get to the house he was staying in.
According to the Sentinel map, Martin was shot on Twin Trees just after it turns south, well to the north of where he was headed when he took off at 2:08 on the tape. In other words Martin, reported running south on either Retreat View or Twin Trees toward the back entrance of the community, came back up Twin Trees to confront Zimmerman.
The MSM is happy to edit Zimmerman's 911 call to depict him as a racist. But they are unwilling to publish a map that clearly indicates, when coupled with the call, that Martin didn't choose to do what anyone who felt threatened by a stranger might be expected to do: head for home, less than 1000 feet away.
Why doesn't he return to the home?