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Trayvon Martin Shooter Zimmermanís Audio Tapes Show Calm
ABC News ^ | April 6, 2012 | Candace Smith

Posted on 04/06/2012 10:16:50 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

SANFORD, Fla. — New analysis of calls to police made by George Zimmerman, who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, show a man who never offered up race as a descriptor of suspicious people in the neighborhood watch area until being prompted by a dispatcher. On the calls he made to Sanford, Fla., police he seems reluctant to take initiative in pursuing one suspicious man.

Since August 2011, Zimmerman called in to a non-emergency police line seven times, according to documents released by the Sanford Police Department. Of those calls, five were made to report a “suspicious person.” In the audio released by Seminole County Sheriff’s Department, he describes the suspicious characters as black or African-American, though never mentioning race until after asked to describe the characters. Five of calls all began similarly, with Zimmerman saying that he was calling as a result of past break-ins or robberies.

Zimmerman appears to be quite business-like in the calls, offering detailed descriptions of what he was seeing in a matter-of-fact manner. On one call he relates details of kids playing in the street, darting by passing cars.

In another call he described two “suspicious” men that he said were loitering, adding that he had “never seen them before.” Another described a black male wearing a black leather jacket and hat with ear flaps. Zimmerman said that he had seen the man picking up trash and “didn’t know what his deal was.” In this call, Zimmerman adds that, “I don’t want to approach him personally.”

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: georgezimmerman; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman

1 posted on 04/06/2012 10:16:57 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’s calm.
He’s business-like.
He didn’t want to approach Trayvon.

I guess things changed when the 6-ft black teenager, his face hidden by hoodie suddenly jumped on him, broke his nose, knocked him to the ground and started bashing his head.

I guess at that point, things became less calm. Which seems understandable to me.


2 posted on 04/06/2012 10:21:17 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Referring to other suspicious types, “I don’t want to approach him personally.”

This man has been tried and convicted by the media, anti gun rights groups, Obama, and the mob. All that’s left is the execution.


3 posted on 04/06/2012 10:23:17 AM PDT by Sasparilla
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Referring to other suspicious persons, “I don’t want to approach him personally.”

This man has been tried and convicted by the media, anti gun rights groups, Obama, and the mob. All that’s left is the execution.


4 posted on 04/06/2012 10:23:51 AM PDT by Sasparilla
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To: ClearCase_guy

The Florida AG is not likely to pursue charges against Zimmerman, and this article indicates to me that they have nothing to charge him on. He acted within the power of his charge as neighborhood watch, and he defended himself within the boundaries of the law.

Sanford, FL is about to become the new Selma, AL.


5 posted on 04/06/2012 10:25:15 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: rarestia

If the Sanford Police and Florida AG are going to uphold the non-prosecution of Zimmerman they ought to announce it at a press conference at 8:00am Easter morning.


6 posted on 04/06/2012 10:29:39 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Free ThinkerNY

When the next Reginald Denny gets his head stoved in by a brick on Florida’s streets I hope NBC News, Al Sharpton, the NAACP, and Jesse Jackson can be charged as accessories to the attack. Becuase that’s where we’re heading, and they’re looking to incite, pure and simple.


7 posted on 04/06/2012 10:34:23 AM PDT by BillyBonebrake
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To: Free ThinkerNY

ABC News reported this?

I wonder if they meant to say that he was speaking with a German accent while trying to get his white hood and giving a Nazi salute?


8 posted on 04/06/2012 10:34:35 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (If case you are wondering, I'm supporting Newt.)
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To: VanDeKoik

Either someone with a brain hacked into ABC News to write this, or someone at ABC News is finally realizing this racist-murderer theory is falling apart in every direction one looks.


9 posted on 04/06/2012 10:39:27 AM PDT by hollywood (Stay on topic, please.)
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To: hollywood

Anyone see this week’s People cover in the check out line? Had the picture of the 14 yr old angel on it.


10 posted on 04/06/2012 10:51:59 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: BillyBonebrake

I think we have already had two reginald denny’s so far, the hammer attack of a 50 year old man near Sanford and that 78 year old man that was attacked in ohio. There will be more though if Zimmerman walks, and he should.


11 posted on 04/06/2012 10:52:28 AM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: hollywood

The latter, and of course the threat of lawsuits. Zimmerman should be a wealthy man before this is all over, and he will need it all to finance the rest of his life outside this country.


12 posted on 04/06/2012 10:54:20 AM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: NewHampshireDuo

Yes, I did. I think it is sickening that they continue to do it. I hope his lawyer is keeping track of all the news media he can. If he can sue there will be a long list of defendants.


13 posted on 04/06/2012 11:17:27 AM PDT by HangingTuff
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To: Free ThinkerNY
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14 posted on 04/06/2012 11:18:11 AM PDT by wolficatZ ("We are no longer accepting comments on this article")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think it is time for the silent majority, the people who make this country go, to arm themselves and respond in kind to the racist thugs who think they are entitled to beat up white people.


15 posted on 04/06/2012 12:20:49 PM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: VanDeKoik

***I wonder if they meant to say that he was speaking with a German accent while trying to get his white hood and giving a Nazi salute?***

Reminds me of one of the SCARRY MOVIE sequels in which a white boy wins a rap contest to be in the hood.

He then flips up his hoodie while hollering “We in the hood!” with a stiff arm out, but the hoodie is too pointed for everyone, so he is thrown out a window.


16 posted on 04/06/2012 12:49:43 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: HerrBlucher

The latter, and of course the threat of lawsuits. Zimmerman should be a wealthy man before this is all over, and he will need it all to finance the rest of his life outside this country.
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I agree completely.

ABC is a day late and a dollar short on their factual reporting!

I don’t usually cheer lawsuits but this is one of the times I will.

I hope Zimmerman has fantastic attorneys and they sue the snot out of these ‘news sources’.

I feel like I have watched the public gang-rape of a private citizen— by media. It has been revolting!

And don’t tell me Trayvon team is clean, they have fed this, they have went for ™ on Trayvon’s name. And they are looking to sue the snot out of the HOA.

Trayvon’s girlfriend or someone REAL close to her has made money selling her story to the National Enquirer.

And to be blunt, I think Trayvon’s dad is a chitty dad and isn’t the most honest man.

My patience and goodwill left the station over this mess. F the racist card, F the NBP and F all the political hucksters tryin’ to make hay off a tragedy.

*deep breath*...there now, I feel better. :p


17 posted on 04/06/2012 12:51:10 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Sasparilla

Don’t forget that there were a number of FReepers who were on the “lynch George Zimmerman” bandwaggon too.

I’ve collected their names and will not forget who they are.

They seem to have gone quiet lately just like all the Ron Paul supporters did.


18 posted on 04/06/2012 1:07:16 PM PDT by Jack Burton007 (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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