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Zimmermanís best friend pens book, goes on Dr. Phil
The Miami Herald ^ | Sept 11, 2012 | Frances Robles

Posted on 09/11/2012 4:09:02 PM PDT by Uncle Chip

The federal air marshal who took George Zimmerman in after he shot Trayvon Martin has written a book about his controversial friend, and appeared on a national TV show Tuesday to say Zimmerman was a peaceful, loving — and innocent — man.

Mark Osterman, 44, is the friend who Zimmerman’s wife Shellie first called for help on Feb. 26, when her husband, a former neighborhood watch volunteer, shot an unarmed teenager. Osterman, a former Seminole County sheriff’s deputy, went to the scene, accompanied Zimmerman to his police interrogations and took the couple in for more than a month while they were vilified in the national media.

Osterman and his wife, Sondra, appeared Tuesday on the Dr. Phil TV show to plug their new book, Defending our Friend: The Most Hated Man in America. The show’s host, psychologist Phillip McGraw, hammered Osterman with questions, repeatedly suggesting Zimmerman was a “Rambo” who was to blame because he violated the basic premise of neighborhood watch programs by carrying a gun and getting out of his vehicle to track a suspect.

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


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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1 posted on 09/11/2012 4:09:10 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

A friend in need is a friend indeed.


2 posted on 09/11/2012 4:12:14 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Uncle Chip
Mark Osterman, 44, is the friend who Zimmerman’s wife Shellie first called for help on Feb. 26, when her husband, a former neighborhood watch volunteer, shot an unarmed teenager an aggressive mixed-martial arts practitioner.
3 posted on 09/11/2012 4:14:50 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Zimmerman can’t be the most hated man in America if Dr. Phil is still around.


4 posted on 09/11/2012 4:18:19 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: Uncle Chip
I honestly don't know what Zimmerman can do. Level headed people I know bought the made up MSM versions of events. These are people who usually don't buy BS easily.
5 posted on 09/11/2012 4:21:11 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Regardless of what happened...GZ was a neighborhood watch or nosey neighborhood busybody.

One who has a record for punching a cop.

And a wannabe cop who hid behind his daddy the ex-judge.

Neighborhood watch vigilantes...They’re as detestable as HOA presidents and as useless. he should go to jail just on that alone.

I’ll handle my OWN security at my OWN house.

To hades with my despicable neighbors...most of whom are dumb yinzers in a union who vote Democrat anyway. let them hget robbed, I could care less.


6 posted on 09/11/2012 4:22:16 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (I need a good stiff drink. How 'bout you?)
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To: Uncle Chip
The show’s host, psychologist Phillip McGraw, hammered Osterman with questions, repeatedly suggesting Zimmerman was a “Rambo” who was to blame because he violated the basic premise of neighborhood watch programs by carrying a gun and getting out of his vehicle to track a suspect.

Love how the objective media "covers" a story.

7 posted on 09/11/2012 4:23:04 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Uncle Chip
The show’s host, psychologist Phillip McGraw, hammered Osterman with questions, repeatedly suggesting Zimmerman was a “Rambo” who was to blame because he violated the basic premise of neighborhood watch programs by carrying a gun and getting out of his vehicle to track a suspect.

Love how the objective media "covers" a story.

8 posted on 09/11/2012 4:23:22 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Uncle Chip
who was to blame because he violated the basic premise of neighborhood watch programs by carrying a gun and getting out of his vehicle to track a suspect.

And just how would Dr. Phil know what a neighborhood watchman does, and whether they carry guns?

9 posted on 09/11/2012 4:23:25 PM PDT by Fido969
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Your proof that Trayvon Martin was such, or any belts he held, if any?

Put up or shut up, and not just some other slanted story, please.


10 posted on 09/11/2012 4:24:58 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (I need a good stiff drink. How 'bout you?)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

Capt. Zimmerman was protecting and serving his community when he was attacked.


11 posted on 09/11/2012 4:25:02 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Uncle Slayton

I wish you would quit miscalling him captain, a lot of us Zimmerman supporters do, it looks silly, sounds silly, and hurts the credibility of us all.


12 posted on 09/11/2012 4:37:31 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Aug. 27, 2012-Mitt Romney said his views on abortion are more lenient than the Republican Platform)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Zimmerman can’t be the most hated man in America if Dr. Phil is still around.



13 posted on 09/11/2012 4:37:53 PM PDT by tomkat (double ought . . cuz single ought was lonely ;-)
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To: Uncle Chip
"Dr Phil" was acting like Dr Full-of-**** ...

Gross generalizations and faulty assumptions....
....framing his remarks and questions with "Do you still bear your wife?" phraseology....
--AND--
Obvious hostility towards the Ostermans for their commitment to the Zimmermans, and telling their story in a book.
(the book confronts and derails the media narrative)

14 posted on 09/11/2012 4:38:10 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

I see that you don’t like George Zimmerman. I can’t fault you for that.

But, none of what you posted makes him guilty of murder.


15 posted on 09/11/2012 4:38:36 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
I unfortunately watched the show today and Dr [take responsibility for your actions] Phil did the best he could to dismiss all the actions of Trayvon Martin as those of a mere child even to the point of only showing the pictures of the cute smiling 12 year old cherub.

And he completely dismissed the injuries to Zimmerman as his fault for getting out of the truck and wanted us all to believe that the person delivering those injuries was the one screaming.

He finally brought on Trayvon's stepmother and her tears sealed the deal with the audience -- Mark and his wife and Zimmerman were lying to protect GZ who was on a hunting safari that night.

Mark and his wife fought back the best they could but they had the deer in the headlights look thinking that all they had to do was say it and they would be believed. But Dr Phil is the master of the last word and I'm sure they went home wondering just what happened to them.

16 posted on 09/11/2012 4:46:32 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Dr. Phil is a disciple of Blowprah, who was the #1 influencer for Baraq in 08. Without Blowprah, Phil just another private practice psychologist making 60 grand a year.

As my old boss used to say....follow the money.


17 posted on 09/11/2012 4:50:26 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: Emperor Palpatine
he should go to jail just on that alone.

Maybe you should lay off of the stiff drink for awhile.

18 posted on 09/11/2012 4:52:00 PM PDT by Misterioso (The truth is not for all men but only for those who seek it. - Ayn Rand)
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To: ansel12; Uncle Slayton
I wish you would quit miscalling him captain, a lot of us Zimmerman supporters do, it looks silly, sounds silly, and hurts the credibility of us all.

Especially since he was not on neighborhood watch that night, and because of that fact the HOA, insurance carriers, and residents cannot be easily targeted for civil suits by the Crumpmeisters.

While the Crumpmeisters are doing their best to tie his actions to Neighborhood Watch, GZ's lawyers are distancing him from it and for good reason.

19 posted on 09/11/2012 4:54:51 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
"Zimmerman . . . shot an unarmed teenager"

Unarmed does not matter if the teenager is in the middle of beating a man to death. This picture alone is proof of self-defense (not "stand your ground" because that law is irrelevant when the victim is pinned to the ground and unable to retreat). I wish Trayvon Martin's parents had raised him better, but once they turned him into a thug, George Zimmerman had no safe alternatives. Given what Martin had become, I'm glad he is no longer a danger to decent people.

20 posted on 09/11/2012 4:58:12 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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