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New High Def Police Video Of Zimmerman Appears Damning Of ABC Report
Breitbart ^ | 3-31-12 | Dan Riehl

Posted on 03/31/2012 9:32:23 AM PDT by STARWISE

ABC News boldly proclaimed police surveillance video of George Zimmerman being taken into the Sanford police station the night Trayvon Martin was killed showed no blood or bruises from an alleged physical encounter Zimmerman claimed to have had with 17 year-old Trayvon Martin.

Trayvon Martin Video Shows No Blood or Bruises on George Zimmerman

A new High Definition clip from the same video appears to make clear that Zimmerman had a gash, or wound of some kind on the back of his head. That would be totally consistent with his version of events on the night in question and opposite the impression ABC News gave its viewers.

Big Journalism called the ABC video-based report reckless and revealing of nothing after it first aired.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Miscellaneous; Politics; Reference
KEYWORDS: abclies; abcnews; conspiracies; georgezimmerman; nbpthreats; trayvonmartin; zimmerman; zimmermaninjuries
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These distorted media conspiracies and efforts to twist reality are becoming a critical mass, helped along with the old style lamestreams, the Jesses, Spikes, Als, and race mobs, etc. Lord, protect us from the liars, pimps and panderers of deceit and chaos.

God bless and protect Zimmerman and his family. It'll be a miracle if he can get a fair investigation with Holder now involved and the growing mob rule (and election goon involvement).

Police surveillance video does show Zimmerman with head wound

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Lord, hear our prayers.

1 posted on 03/31/2012 9:32:37 AM PDT by STARWISE
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To: STARWISE

I tell ya, we get a conservative as POTUS, it’ll be time to institute our own fairness laws. Networks that broadcast such propaganda under the guise of reporting news would be fined one million dollars per event.


2 posted on 03/31/2012 9:38:25 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: STARWISE

A distraction in my opinion. A wound doesn’t have to be the equivalent of an ax wound. All that really matters is what’s in the police report.


3 posted on 03/31/2012 9:39:28 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: STARWISE

A wound like that? That would take quite a crack to the skull.... or a cracked skull. The man was lucky that there was no concussion or death.

If it had been drawn out, how many more would he have had? Just enough to do the job?


4 posted on 03/31/2012 9:40:46 AM PDT by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: STARWISE
Star...I doubt the media cares what truth is ...truth is never as exciting as creating the drama the media has been doing in the Zimmerman case. Exciting the black population is what this is about and Obama's going to let this ride until he has to come in like a hero to the rescue.....

However the crowd at Sanford today seems to be only a few hundred.....might be rain predicted is keeping some away. I'd rather prefer to think better minds in the black community will prevail in this whole affair......but so far few have been speaking out.

5 posted on 03/31/2012 9:41:06 AM PDT by caww
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To: STARWISE

God, come and get it over with, please.


6 posted on 03/31/2012 9:41:25 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: STARWISE
Here's video [click here] posted by another freeper that explains so many things...
7 posted on 03/31/2012 9:42:04 AM PDT by hamboy
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To: STARWISE

“Does New Sanford PD Video Show Zimmerman With Broken Nose?”

http://www.riehlworldview.com/carnivorous_conservative/2012/03/new-sanford-pd-video-shows-zimmermans-broken-nose.html

(Some of the later images appear to show something, although it could just be the lighting; others- hard to tell)


8 posted on 03/31/2012 9:45:22 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: STARWISE
I worry about what might happen if Zimmerman is exonerated by the Florida special investigation and the Grand Jury does not return an indictment. Obviously the MSM who has distorted and outright lied about the facts of the case will not apologize let alone retract anything. However, what about the race hustlers and the Black Panthers? Will they continue on their witch hunt saying it was only the white man's justice that prevailed and then proceed to stir up more racial hatred and violence in the streets? The fact that all this came to a head almost a month after the incident seems to indicate the incident was selected and all the racial animosity was orchestrated by someone ...perhaps at the White House.
9 posted on 03/31/2012 9:45:42 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: RedMDer; trisham; TheOldLady; musicman; vox_freedom; JoeProBono; The Cajun; FReepers; All; LUV W; ..

From another thread - CNN piece by Bill Bennett

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To make matters more complex, we found out that in the past several months, Martin was suspended from school three times, once for the possession of drug paraphernalia.

The Miami Herald reported that in the gated community in which Zimmerman patrolled, there were eight burglaries, nine thefts and one shooting in the past year. Neighbors of Zimmerman described him as being passionate about security and credit him with thwarting and cracking some crimes. It was also revealed that Zimmerman identified himself as a Hispanic and was a registered Democrat.

*snip*

A mob mentality seems to be in the ascendancy. The New Black Panther Party offered a bounty for Zimmerman’s capture.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2866388/posts

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It’s getting really scary out.


10 posted on 03/31/2012 9:45:42 AM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: cripplecreek
A distraction in my opinion. A wound doesn’t have to be the equivalent of an ax wound. All that really matters is what’s in the police report.

the police report will be discounted.....the police are in on the coverup don't you see.

11 posted on 03/31/2012 9:49:22 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ( I am Breitbart)
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To: hamboy

Excellent vid, great common sense.


12 posted on 03/31/2012 9:54:03 AM PDT by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: STARWISE


13 posted on 03/31/2012 9:54:51 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: hamboy

Thanks for posting that. Bob Parks is outstanding!
God bless him for standing for the truth. How little
of that we’ll see in the coming days, I fear ..


14 posted on 03/31/2012 9:55:38 AM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

He could have been carrying his own head in a duffel bag and the reaction from the left wouldn’t be any different.


15 posted on 03/31/2012 9:56:13 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: STARWISE
It could be a wound on the image and probably is. But we have nothing to compare it to, ie his original condition. Later, in the video it looks like a cop inspects his head.
16 posted on 03/31/2012 9:56:23 AM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: STARWISE

Zimmerman should have consulted with a medical professional to ensure that the wound on his head was serious enough to justify defending himself against the guy that was on top of him trying to kill him.


17 posted on 03/31/2012 9:59:58 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: STARWISE
It was also revealed that Zimmerman identified himself as a Hispanic and was a registered Democrat.

Have things gotten so desperate for the RATS that they now resort to eating their own? Another one thrown under the bus.

18 posted on 03/31/2012 10:02:00 AM PDT by immadashell
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To: STARWISE

i hope Zimmer sues MSNBC and NBC out of existance


19 posted on 03/31/2012 10:03:34 AM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: Rennes Templar

Well then everyone needs to get behind Mitt Romney and help fulfill the White Horse Prophecy.


20 posted on 03/31/2012 10:07:51 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Rennes Templar

Well then everyone needs to get behind Mitt Romney and help fulfill the White Horse Prophecy.


21 posted on 03/31/2012 10:08:20 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: caww
the crowd at Sanford today seems to be only a few hundred....

And most of them were probably bused in from somewhere else.

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/31/10957310-trayvon-martin-marchers-to-sanford-fla-police-we-want-an-arrest-shot-in-the-chest

22 posted on 03/31/2012 10:13:36 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: STARWISE

I’m sure NBC will retract, just like when they edited a tea party story and hid the fact that the tea partyer with the gun was black. Like Prager says, being a liberal means never having to say you’re sorry.


23 posted on 03/31/2012 10:18:23 AM PDT by kreitzer
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To: STARWISE

ABC = liars. There are no words


24 posted on 03/31/2012 10:24:25 AM PDT by gopcharger
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To: Qbert; All

Thanks. Piers Morgan interviewed Zimmerman’s brother.

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Excerpt:

He confirmed the family has received death threats, and that he himself was “contacted by law enforcement too because there was credible intelligence that could have threatened me.” Zimmerman continued:

It is a mythology that’s been built up. … it’s not because [George] doesn’t have supporters, it’s because people who love and support George, his family name, also support the system, the judicial system and the legal system, that we have in America.

*snip*

Regarding the new video, Zimmerman said some injuries take 24 or 36 hours to “show the bruising,” and sometimes when the nose breaks, blood is swallowed. “We’re confident the medical records are going to explain all of George’s medical history,” he said.

George “has very severe emotional injuries,” he said. “He didn’t call his family and express anything but sadness [...] he had changed, he wasn’t the same [...] he was very disappointed that none of the neighbors had come out and helped.”

Also claiming self-defense, he said George “prevented his firearm from being taken from him and used against him, and that’s called saving your life.” It “would have been George dead had he not acted decisively and instantaneously,” he said.

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/piers-morgan-interviews-george-zimmermans-brother-about-night-of-trayvon-martin-shooting/

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The police report says when officers arrived Zimmerman was bleeding from the nose and the back of his head. “I was yelling for someone to help me, but no one would help me,” the shooter told police.

The elder Zimmerman said words quickly escalated into an altercation.

“At that point he (Zimmerman) was punched in the nose. His nose was broken. He was knocked to the concrete. Trayvon Martin got on top of him and just started beating him in the face, in his nose, hitting his head on the concrete,” he told the Orlando TV station.

http://www.hlntv.com/article/2012/03/29/zimmermans-father-defends-son-he-was-punched-nose-his-nose-was-broken

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I’ve seen nothing but upstanding citizenry, compassionate humanity and decency from the Zimmerman father and brother.


25 posted on 03/31/2012 10:26:54 AM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

Why aren’t there arrest warrants out for the leadership of the New Black Panther party, for threats, intimidation, inciting of kidnapping, etc. I’m not a lawyer but I would think this is illegal!


26 posted on 03/31/2012 10:27:20 AM PDT by boxlunch
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To: Mr. K

And HLN. Nancy and Jane allegedly have been claiming no wounds to the head and supposedly played the 911 call doctored by MSNBC.


27 posted on 03/31/2012 10:32:26 AM PDT by Jane Austen (Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles!)
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To: cripplecreek

” A wound doesn’t have to be the equivalent of an ax wound.”

O U C H !! Just thinking out loud. :)


28 posted on 03/31/2012 10:36:05 AM PDT by FryingPan101
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To: Rennes Templar

And charged with inciting violence as well. They want massive. LA type Rodney King riots and disorder.


29 posted on 03/31/2012 10:39:33 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (PREPARE: BHO Wins, U.S.A. Goes Hardline Marxist. He Loses, Angry Domestic Rioting, Looting & Murder)
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To: boxlunch
Why aren’t there arrest warrants out for the leadership of the New Black Panther party

Here's why:


30 posted on 03/31/2012 10:42:57 AM PDT by 101stAirborneVet
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To: FryingPan101

Meanwhile the morons are buying a rumor that Zimmerman has been secretly tried and convicted and has been sentenced to 30 years to life. LOL

http://twitchy.com/2012/03/31/rumor-of-the-day-george-zimmerman-has-already-been-arrested-and-convicted/


31 posted on 03/31/2012 10:44:07 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: boxlunch

It is ... but that’s only when you have an honorable system of justice and rule of law.

BO made sure that all went by the wayside when he plugged in Holder at DOJ and filled the benches with progressive radicals .. all his dreams fulfilled.

No justice, no truth, if you’re not a black or other ‘offended’ minority, whose ancestors were lucky enough to come here via ship to the land of liberty from oppression abroad hundreds of years ago, some of whose black relatives were also slave owners in the culture of those long ago times, and for whom nothing .. NOTHING .. no amount of reparation, redistribution and retribution will ever be enough to repay their descendants for this centuries old cultural blight that was then common practice in the day as civilized society was evolving.

We must pay ..WE must now suffer .. WE must be punished in every way .. don’t you see?


32 posted on 03/31/2012 10:44:45 AM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: smokingfrog
Busing them in is right.....from three southern states...

The NAACP. Its chapters from South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama arranged buses to bring participants to the rally

33 posted on 03/31/2012 10:47:06 AM PDT by caww
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To: STARWISE

I’ve been reading a lot of claims that the wound on the back of Zimmerman’s head proves he was hit from behind by Martin, thus proving that Martin started the fight.

Some of the same people are claiming that when Zimmerman fired, Martin was on top of him, banging his head on the concrete.

Unfortunately, claim B pretty much disproves claim A, as the head/concrete interface is a much more likely cause for the head wound.

Which puts us back into having little or no evidence as to who started the fight. A highly relevant point, as a person who starts a fight cannot then generally claim self-defense if he kills the other guy because he’s losing.

I do not, of course, know that is what happened. But then neither does anybody else. Except Zimmerman, and his recollections, even if 100% honest, are inevitably affected by his POV.


34 posted on 03/31/2012 10:49:36 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: STARWISE
NOTHING .. no amount of reparation, redistribution and retribution will ever be enough

Of course not...and they will admit to that.

Read an article not long ago that the African blacks do not see American blacks as their own. In Africa when the nations come in to help the people there they respond and for that certain areas are developing and their helping one another overcome years of hardship.

Not so in America....they see American Blacks as lowlifers for not taking advantage of the opportunities they have nor the advantages given.

35 posted on 03/31/2012 10:52:24 AM PDT by caww
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To: Sherman Logan
A highly relevant point, as a person who starts a fight cannot then generally claim self-defense if he kills the other guy because he’s losing.

Not true, under Florida law:

776.041 Use of force by aggressor.

—The justification described in the preceding sections of this chapter is not available to a person who:

(1) Is attempting to commit, committing, or escaping after the commission of, a forcible felony; or

(2) Initially provokes the use of force against himself or herself, unless:

(a) Such force is so great that the person reasonably believes that he or she is in imminent danger of death or great bodily harm and that he or she has exhausted every reasonable means to escape such danger other than the use of force which is likely to cause death or great bodily harm to the assailant; or

(b) In good faith, the person withdraws from physical contact with the assailant and indicates clearly to the assailant that he or she desires to withdraw and terminate the use of force, but the assailant continues or resumes the use of force.

36 posted on 03/31/2012 10:54:50 AM PDT by 101stAirborneVet
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To: STARWISE
We are all George Zimmerman to Holder's People.

Doesn't matter if we are White, Black, Hispanic, Asian, Native American or Eskimo. If we don't prescribe to the Race Baiting lies and innuendo pushed by Left, we are their enemy.

Holder and Obama might as well be members of the Weather Underground, SLA or Charlie Manson's Family, pushing for an all out Race War.

The silence from these supposed “leaders” is deafening.

37 posted on 03/31/2012 10:56:04 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: STARWISE
Sanford, Florida (where the march is today).....demographics:

59% white.....32% African-American.....10% Hispanic

Population.....59,000

Median Household Income.....$44,000

Sanford is 90 miles northeast of Tampa.

Leni

38 posted on 03/31/2012 10:59:10 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: STARWISE

Star...this is an interesting read by an African who came to the US......American Blacks attacking and making fun of African blacks.

“The most seethed resentment many Africans-IN-America have toward African-Americans is a personal one. Forget not being welcomed with open arms, each African-In-America has at least a story of an early encounter with one or more African-Americans that left him/her feeling less than brotherly-loved.

If you come here young enough to attend elementary and/or high school, to your surprise while many White kids are at least cordial with you,... it’s the African-Americans that make fun of you, your people and where you come from;.... they are the most ignorant of all that you are (and thought they too were).

Personally, it was my African-American classmates in high school that called me Kunta Kinte, laughed at my Payless shoes, and asked me if I lived on trees where I came from.

When you stand on the other side of a counter from them, they are rude, quick to be impatient with you for not speaking English or for doing so with an accent; in a relationship they are confrontational; in separation they are vindictive; as strangers they are abrasive and unrefined.

A friend once told me he hated (yes, hated) African-Americans because when he first came to America–in Southside Chicago–after cashing his first paycheck at one of those check cashing places, he put his first American dollars in his pocket and proudly walked to the nearest bus station....

.... However, before the bus came, he was approached by an African-African who punched him in the face, robbed him of his money and left him bleeding on the snowy ground. (He has never forgiven the group for that.

Obviously it makes little sense to “hate” a whole group because of one encounter with one individual, but human beings, we are prone to stereotypes and often base lifelong sentiments on a single encounter. It doesn’t make it right. But human beings are seldom perfect.”

http://atlanticrock.com/2cents/?p=361


39 posted on 03/31/2012 11:06:20 AM PDT by caww
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To: caww

Sickening ...


40 posted on 03/31/2012 11:09:14 AM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: The Great RJ

Fed gov will move to charge him with violating Civil Rights and subject him to another trial even if he is found innocent of the first one. If he beats that, the black groups will fund the Martins to file a civil suit for wrongful death. In a civil suit, you are presume guilty and must prove your innocence. By the time all is done, Zim would have legal fees for three major trials.


41 posted on 03/31/2012 11:16:59 AM PDT by Fee
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To: STARWISE

The video ABC first put out was a video of a video playing on computer monitor (you see the camera wobble and move left to right including barelt showing the time date stamp on the bottom of the original video image.) Originally I thought this was someone in the Sanford police department sympathetic to Martin who took the original video, played it on a screen and videotaped it and sent it to ABC. That still may be the case.

But now it appears possible that the original was sent to ABC, they videotaped the video playing on a monitor to degrade the quality of the video in order to create the narrative that Zimmerman had no injuries.

The other possibility is that the video was indeed made by someone at the Sanford PD sympathetic to Martin and then leaked to ABC, making it necessary for the Sanford PD to release the actual video FILE to counter ABC’s purposeful distortion and false narrative and show that in the original video Zimmerman indeed had a gash on the back of his head.


42 posted on 03/31/2012 11:43:13 AM PDT by torchthemummy (Calvin Coolidge - "Patriotism is looking out for yourself by looking out for your Country.")
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To: himno hero; STARWISE; maggief

Read yesterday that it wasn’t till ZImmerman had visited the DR that he knew his nose was broken AND that he had a small concussion. Have looked but cannot find a source for this information and link was not given.

If this is true, Martin’s family is gonna have a few surprises when they go to court. Paraticularly if forensic results are also consistant with Zimmerman’s report.


43 posted on 03/31/2012 11:54:26 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Stand with God anhttp://sanfordfl.gov/inved Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: STARWISE

Having been “taken into custody” and “interviewed” more than once I must say everybody is being rather casual. Handcuffs look to be an SOP thing rather than a real worry that he is going to cause any harm.


44 posted on 03/31/2012 12:12:28 PM PDT by gfbtbb (The answer to your question will not be found here.)
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To: 101stAirborneVet

I don’t know exactly how the law would be interpreted in this case. It says “provokes the use of force against himself,” which I would assume might mean something other than initiating the use of force himself, perhaps verbal aggression, etc.

However, I will assume your interpretation applies.

This does not sound to me like a good law. A person who starts a fight, is losing, and is therefore “in imminent danger of death or great bodily harm” should not, IMO, be allowed to claim justifiable homicide and walk if he then kills the other guy. This would apply to just about every bar fight that happens, and FTM some of the fights I got into in high school.

In such a case I don’t believe a charge of first-degree murder would be justified, or possibly even second-degree. But one would think manslaughter or something similar would be appropriate.

If taken literally, I could physically assault someone, which is a crime, and then kill him when I’m losing, and just walk away. Giving me a legal incentive to kill the guy defending himself rather than take a beating. If he survives, I’m charged with assault or possibly assault with intent to kill. If I kill him I walk.

That just doesn’t sound right.


45 posted on 03/31/2012 12:31:55 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Fee

If Zimmerman is NOT tried because of stand your ground (which I hope and pray he’s not because he’s innocent), the family CANNOT sue civily. The law prohibits it. :)


46 posted on 03/31/2012 12:45:20 PM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: Sherman Logan
The law appears to operate very specifically to the event in question. The reason the law favors Zimmerman in this case is not because he was losing the fight, but because he was apparently pinned to the ground.

He had no option to retreat or break off the engagement. It is this specific factor that permitted the use of deadly force. If Martin were merely "winning" a mutual fistfight, Zimmerman would have no right of self defense under Florida law as I see it.

47 posted on 03/31/2012 12:48:59 PM PDT by 101stAirborneVet
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To: Sherman Logan
There's a section of FL law that covers your concern.
F.S. 776.041 - Use of force by aggressor.
The justification described in the preceding sections of this chapter is not available to a person who:

(1) Is attempting to commit, committing, or escaping after the commission of, a forcible felony; or

(2) Initially provokes the use of force against himself or herself, unless:

(a) Such force is so great that the person reasonably believes that he or she is in imminent danger of death or great bodily harm and that he or she has exhausted every reasonable means to escape such danger other than the use of force which is likely to cause death or great bodily harm to the assailant; or

(b) In good faith, the person withdraws from physical contact with the assailant and indicates clearly to the assailant that he or she desires to withdraw and terminate the use of force, but the assailant continues or resumes the use of force.


48 posted on 03/31/2012 12:55:18 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: STARWISE
The MSM and race pimps have accomplished their goals.
The truth, as it's coming out, does not matter except to us.
That is the country we live in now, even Hannity still had the
age 13 photo up when talking about the story.
49 posted on 03/31/2012 2:07:23 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: cripplecreek

“He could have been carrying his own head in a duffel bag and the reaction from the left wouldn’t be any different.”

==

You’ve got that right.

The most pathetic part of is is that the libs WANT trouble and deep down are glad that this happened.

Reading their posts makes you realize that they are just delighted——along with some crocodile tears,of course.


50 posted on 03/31/2012 2:17:09 PM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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