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New Photograph Shows George Zimmerman's Bloodied Head
The Herald-Mail / KTLA-TV ^ | April 20, 2012

Posted on 04/20/2012 9:49:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

SANFORD, Fla. -- A new photograph released by ABC News shows George Zimmerman with injuries on the back of his head.

The network says it was able to verify the photo was taken in Sanford on the night of the shooting using it's embedded data.

The photo was reportedly shot by an anonymous source with an iPhone three minutes after Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin.

The source told ABC News that Zimmerman told them to call his wife and "tell her I shot someone."

The picture, which shows blood trickling down Zimmerman's head, may bolster the 28-year old's claim of self-defense in the shooting.

It was released right before Zimmerman's bail hearing, at which a judge set Zimmerman's bond at $150,000.

At the hearing, Zimmerman apologized Friday to the Martin family.

"I wanted to say I am sorry for the loss of your son," Zimmerman said. "I did not know if he was armed."

Before Zimmerman's testimony, his family said he is a caring, nonviolent man who organized a campaign on behalf of a homeless man who had been beaten and mentored an African-American boy for two years, his mother testified Friday during his bond hearing.

"I know that he is very protective of people, very protective of homeless people and also of children," Gladys Zimmerman testified by telephone.

Zimmerman, 28, is accused of second-degree murder in Martin's death on February 26.

Zimmerman went into hiding immediately after the shooting. Critics have accused him of racially profiling Martin and unjustly killing him.

His family testified Friday that the image is all wrong, saying earlier incidents of violence cited by prosecutors were misunderstandings or efforts to protect himself or a friend, and that he is no danger to the community.

""I've never known him to be violent at all unless he was provoked, and then he would turn the other cheek," Zimmerman's father, Robert Zimmerman Sr. said.

The new judge in the case, Kenneth Lester Jr., presided at the bond hearing.

His wife and parents testified Friday that the family has few assets. They were unable to say how much money has been raised by Zimmerman's online appeal for financial assistance.

Before his arrest, Zimmerman was hiding out of state but remained in touch with authorities, according to police in Sanford, Florida, where the shooting happened.

Natalie Jackson, an attorney for Martin's family, told CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin on Thursday that O'Mara called to set up a private meeting between Zimmerman and the Martin family. The family declined, Jackson said, indicating they want Zimmerman, instead, to give a deposition on what happened the night Martin was shot.

Although details of the shooting remain murky, what is known is that Martin ventured out from the home of his father's fiancee in Sanford and went to a nearby convenience store, where he bought a bag of Skittles and an Arizona Iced Tea.

On his way back, he had a confrontation with Zimmerman, who shot him.

Zimmerman had called 911 to complain about a suspicious person in the neighborhood, according to authorities.

In the call, Zimmerman said he was following Martin after the teen started to run, prompting the dispatcher to tell him, "We don't need you to do that." Zimmerman pursued Martin anyway but then said he lost sight of him.

According to Sanford police, Zimmerman told authorities that after he briefly lost track of Martin, the teen approached him.

After the two exchanged words, Zimmerman said, he reached for his cell phone, and then Martin punched him in the nose.

Zimmerman said Martin pinned him to the ground and began slamming his head onto the sidewalk, leading to the shooting

Police have said Zimmerman was not immediately charged because there was no evidence to disprove his account that he'd acted in self-defense.

A police report indicated he was bleeding from the nose and the back of his head.


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Local News; Politics
KEYWORDS: florida; georgezimmerman; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
Why is this man being charged with a crime?
1 posted on 04/20/2012 9:50:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Because he is other than black. Nuff said.


2 posted on 04/20/2012 9:53:06 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: doc1019

And there is money to be made.


3 posted on 04/20/2012 9:54:57 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Since when is saying you are sorry for someone’s loss an apology?


4 posted on 04/20/2012 9:57:18 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: luvbach1

When you are innocent and yet regretful.


5 posted on 04/20/2012 10:00:14 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yup, that innocent guy in the hoody just being sooo persecuted.


6 posted on 04/20/2012 10:08:35 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: doc1019

Correct.

I’ve done some things that were the right thing to do but felt bad about it for the other party’s sake. That just means your human...

Firing single mothers for cause I never found easy. I would hope killing someone justifiably would not be a source of pleasure.


7 posted on 04/20/2012 10:21:15 PM PDT by One Name (Go to the enemy's home court and smoke his ass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, it’s not a new photo since it had to have been taken the day of the incident. I guess it wasn’t published until now because it didn’t fit the narrative.


8 posted on 04/20/2012 10:33:46 PM PDT by albionin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have to say, Zimmerman is showing grace under pressure. He turned himself in when he knew he was being charged. I’m impressed with his demeanor. Too bad he’s a Democrat (or was). I think in the long run, the truth will be told and he’ll go free. I pray for his safety.


9 posted on 04/20/2012 10:37:50 PM PDT by stansblugrassgrl (PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION!!! YEEEEEHAW!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why is the MSM so incompetent that it couldn’t find or show this pic until now? Answer; it’s not. The MSM is criminally malicious.


10 posted on 04/20/2012 11:40:26 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“After the release of the photo, however, Dershowitz went much further, telling Breitbart News that if the prosecutors did have the photo and didn’t mention it in the affidavit, that would constitute a “grave ethical violation,” since affidavits are supposed to contain “all relevant information.”

...”I’ve had cases in Florida against prosecutors,” Dershowitz said, “and this is not the first time they have willfully omitted exculpatory evidence. It’s a continuing problem. ...”

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/04/20/Dershowitz-prosecution-immoral


11 posted on 04/21/2012 1:33:49 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: stansblugrassgrl

I don’t care he’s a democrat. He’s been a true american that needs our support. Party affiliation has nothing to do with it. Nor does race.


12 posted on 04/21/2012 1:48:27 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: luvbach1

Exactly! Every news media outlet is repeating the same lie. He was offering his condolences — not admitting guilt (which an “apology” would imply).


13 posted on 04/21/2012 2:25:35 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

To stop the lunatics from rioting.


14 posted on 04/21/2012 3:25:21 AM PDT by Salamander (Hey, blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why aren’t the reporters talking to the EMS that treated him at the scene?


15 posted on 04/21/2012 3:26:40 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (Still a contributing Republican? Why?)
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To: goseminoles

Amen.


16 posted on 04/21/2012 3:27:02 AM PDT by Salamander (Hey, blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

>> Why aren’t the reporters talking to the EMS that treated him at the scene?

Excellent question.

EMS may not be allowed to talk to anyone about treatments they administer (HIPAA). Just conjecture — I really don’t know. But it’s strange that we have not heard anything at all from that angle.


17 posted on 04/21/2012 4:08:31 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why is this man being charged with a crime?

Because the race-baiters and Lefties in general are willing to destroy innocent folks to further their political agenda. I believe thay may be overplaying their hand because more and more Whites have no choice but to profile out of self defense. This will get very ugly and while some Whites will die due to the all-out effort to make racial/political hay out of it, many more Blacks will pay the price for being willing facilitators. They are counting on the historical "alying down and taking it" by Whites will continue to prevail, but the camel's back is burdened to its limit.

18 posted on 04/21/2012 4:14:41 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The people making the noise already knew about this. According to them, George Zimmerman should not have defended himself. He should have died on the sidewalk instead. Then we would not have all these demonstrations.


19 posted on 04/21/2012 4:33:28 AM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

political prisoner


20 posted on 04/21/2012 4:42:12 AM PDT by kanawa
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To: ThePatriotsFlag; 2ndDivisionVet

“Why aren’t the reporters talking to the EMS that treated him at the scene?”

That’s what I want to know. I just watched the “Young Turks” Youtube rants about the police surveillance video and this is an obvious question. The video is blurry and you simply can’t see any detail clearly enough.
If there was an EMS response wouldn’t they clean him up?
Good grief!


21 posted on 04/21/2012 4:45:32 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (searching for something meaningfull to say)
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To: albionin

And it was published on Friday.


22 posted on 04/21/2012 5:01:27 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: FrdmLvr
Barney Fife of the FDLE said it all when he admitted he hadn't looked at the medical report with Zimmerman broken nose.

Amazing nothing was said about the threats to the Zimmerman family by the Court.

23 posted on 04/21/2012 5:09:31 AM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All
Reference:


24 posted on 04/21/2012 5:24:44 AM PDT by tomkat (...shall NOT be abridged)
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To: scooby321
The reason nothing was said by the courts, or any other member of the law enforcement "family" in either the Fgederal or State branches is that both got the message that is being sent from Holder with obama's consent and support.

The message? If one is considered to be White, and one interferes with one of Holder's People as they are having teir fun, the full force of the law will fall upon you. To put it more plainely: Anyone that is considered to be White, if tyou resist one or more of Holder's People taking what is rightfully theirs from you, be it your life or property; you are in trouble wih the Man.

If one reads any news outlet except the main stream media, one will see that things are warming up as it pertains to the brothers and sisters playing the Wang Wang Blues on Whitey's noggin.

Unless Whitey says to himself/herself, "The Law can go to hell, if attacked, I will defend myself and mine to the uttermost!" It is going to be a long hot summer [and painful] for him/her.

25 posted on 04/21/2012 5:32:12 AM PDT by sport
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

To me, that does not appear to be Zimmerman’s head in the picture. The head in the picture has a clear “cul de sac” bald spot and hair line. However, although Zimmerman keeps his hair cut very short, from the court room coverage yesterday, he seems to have a pretty full head of hair on the top and back of his head. The only other explanation could be that the camera flash washed out an area of thinner hair, but the top of the head in the picture seems to be completely bald.

Now, based on everything I’ve seen so far about the case, I tend to believe Zimmerman’s account of the incident. However, I’d like more facts about the details of the origin of this picture.


26 posted on 04/21/2012 6:22:37 AM PDT by mtrott
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To: mtrott

The photo had GPS information embedded in it as all iphone photos do. It was taken in Sanford within minutes of the attack.


27 posted on 04/21/2012 6:33:11 AM PDT by scorpa
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The chief issue I have is the potential that the jury pool is so tainted intentionally by the media he may never be able to get a fair trail.

Someone here in AZ said then this would fall to the judge to make the determination on how to proceed with a trail. I kind of ignored it as he didn't make any sense.

Does anyone know what happens if we cannot assemble an untainted jury?

Personally, I believe Zimmerman has tangible damages he can sue almost every single media network for, on top of directly endangering his life.

I don't know what the final truth is on the matter, but if he is proven innocent, he will have earned the millions upon millions in settlements the likes of the leftist media will owe him.

28 posted on 04/21/2012 6:41:46 AM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: scorpa

Maybe so, but where is his hair in the pic? In the pic, the head appears completely bald above a pronounced hair line. From what I saw yesterday, he has fairly uniform hair distribution over his head. I just want the truth here.


29 posted on 04/21/2012 6:48:22 AM PDT by mtrott
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To: scorpa
It was taken in Sanford within minutes of the attack.

Which means that it was taken by either the police or EMS before EMS treated him.

One would expect police arriving at the scene of a homicide to take pictures of the immediate scene and the people present so as to immediately preserve visual evidence of things like injuries, state of the victims/perps, lighting conditions, etc.

30 posted on 04/21/2012 6:54:11 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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‘Mark Levin livid over evidence not submitted with Zimmerman affidavit, says Fla. prosecutor is a disgrace’

Mark Levin says that his jaw dropped when finding out that Florida state prosecutor Angela Corey left out vital evidence in her affidavit that favors Zimmerman’s side of the story, the photos of his bleeding head wounds. Corey clearly had access to all of the evidence as she pushed for a 2nd degree murder charge and still left it out. Looking at everything public to date, including Florida law, Levin says this doesn’t even come close to a 2nd degree murder case and that Angela Corey is a disgrace for pushing for it in her affidavit while leaving out vital evidence.

Listen below:

http://www.therightscoop.com/mark-levin-livid-over-evidence-not-submitted-with-affidavit-says-fla-prosecutor-is-a-disgrace/


31 posted on 04/21/2012 7:22:45 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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GERALDO HAMMERS SHARPTON AND NBC; ADVOCATING NOT REPORTING ON TRAYVON CASE

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/04/20/Geraldo-Goes-After-Sharpton-NBC-Advocating-Not-Reporting-On-Trayvon-Case


32 posted on 04/21/2012 7:26:15 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: stansblugrassgrl
I have to say, Zimmerman is showing grace under pressure.

I agree. He has character.

33 posted on 04/21/2012 7:30:12 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: mtrott

It’s consistent with the earlier video stills that showed the back of Zimmerman’s head. Apparently he’s got a patch of fairly thick hair on top/front and a large bald spot on the back. This is not uncommon. I don’t see much reason to doubt this new photo.


34 posted on 04/21/2012 7:34:30 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: goseminoles

Agreed. I’m just saying, from what I’ve read, he has been a Obama supporter. Obama’s minions are using Zimmerman as an unwilling sacrifice (or means) to further their political ends. I wonder if it has changed his thinking any?

The sad thing - it could have been any one of us. Those who are using Zimmerman don’t care who they use. What makes me sick is how they have already convicted Zimmerman and are now waiting for the execution.


35 posted on 04/21/2012 7:34:40 AM PDT by stansblugrassgrl (PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION!!! YEEEEEHAW!)
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To: mtrott

The incident happened well over a month ago.


36 posted on 04/21/2012 7:38:46 AM PDT by Safetgiver (The predator class is upset because they are being shot.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

HEY! Jerry Rivers. Another white hispanic. Who’d a thunk?


37 posted on 04/21/2012 7:47:09 AM PDT by Safetgiver (The predator class is upset because they are being shot.)
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To: expat1000

Florida prosecutors? Tell that to Mike Nifong in NC. He, at least, bothered with the charade of a Grand Jury.


38 posted on 04/21/2012 8:15:13 AM PDT by Locomotive Breath
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To: vanilla swirl

The MSM and the left are liars. They used the fact a second ambulance was cancelled for Zimmerman as proof he was not injured. Guess who cancelled the second ambulance.... The first ambulance who, because Trayvon was dead, was able to move on to Zimmermans injuries.


39 posted on 04/21/2012 9:14:15 AM PDT by icwhatudo (Tax codes and spending don't get 14 year olds pregnant and on welfare. Morality Matters.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The picture, which shows blood trickling down Zimmerman's head, may bolster the 28-year old's claim of self-defense in the shooting.

And a big, fat F U to Obama, Holder and anyone else in the d@mn democrat party who is hiding evidence and pushing for race riots these days.

F and U!!!!

40 posted on 04/21/2012 10:25:42 AM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them)
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