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George Zimmerman's Father: My Son Is Not Racist, Did Not Confront Trayvon Martin
Orlando Sentinel ^ | 3/15/12 | Rene Stutzman

Posted on 03/23/2012 10:06:45 AM PDT by Lmo56

The Sanford Neighborhood Watch volunteer who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, did not instigate the encounter but has received death threats and moved out of his home, his father told the Orlando Sentinel on Thursday.

George Zimmerman, 28, has not been arrested, something that has put him and the Sanford Police Department at the center of a firestorm. Critics say Trayvon, who was visiting family from his home in Miami, was a victim of racial profiling.

Zimmerman's father, 64-year-old Robert Zimmerman of Lake Mary, delivered a one-page letter to the Sentinel on Thursday, saying that the depiction of his son in the media has been cruel and misleading.

George Zimmerman is Hispanic and grew up in a multiracial family, the statement says.

"He would be the last to discriminate for any reason whatsoever ...," the letter says. "The media portrayal of George as a racist could not be further from the truth."

The letter does not provide details about what happened Feb. 26 on a walkway in the gated community where George Zimmerman lives and where Trayvon was visiting. But it does challenge one basic assumption of the family's lawyers: that Zimmerman's intent when he got out of his sport utility vehicle was to confront Trayvon after calling police to report a suspicious person.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: georgezimmerman; martin; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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To: ganesha
I never said he said "punks", another poster did

I said there were several articles this morning indicating that voice and recording analysts had cleaned the tape up and tried to determine what was said...and even they could not do so.

Apparently, they are not the mighty SPUNKETS though.

61 posted on 03/23/2012 11:01:12 AM PDT by Axeslinger (Where has my country gone?)
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To: spunkets

Thank God we have omniscient posters like you at FR.

I hope I don’t need the /s.

Talk about a willing AND CREATIVE tool....

Seriously, Hussein/Holder will pay good money of mine for horseclinton like yours, unless they are already.

62 posted on 03/23/2012 11:01:19 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: spunkets

I did not hear “coon” on this recording! What are you, some kind of nut?

63 posted on 03/23/2012 11:01:34 AM PDT by MizSterious (Now that Perry's out, I guess I'll just have to vote for "Generic Republican Candidate")
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To: DAC21

The death of a 6’3” white guy couldn’t be used to advance a political agenda, so indeed would have been ignored.

64 posted on 03/23/2012 11:01:45 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Jack Burton007
"I listened to the tape played last night over and over on CNN and to be honest I couldn’t tell what Zimmerman was saying. Even after the news guy told me what I should be hearing I couldn’t hear the word Coon. Neither could my wife.

So I suspect you may be hearing what they told you you should be hearing. just like those UFO shows keep trying to say that what they have pictures of are real UFOs and the ghost shows keep saying they have videos that prove ghosts were around."

Y'all need to have yer hearing checked and lay off the BS.

65 posted on 03/23/2012 11:02:07 AM PDT by spunkets
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To: skinndogNN

Step 1: Admit ignorance.

Step 2: Babble incoherently.

Step 3: Render judgement.

If you are trying to be a commie retard you have got it perfectly.

66 posted on 03/23/2012 11:02:16 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Outlaw Woman
"I don't know where everyone is getting their facts..."

I do...straight out of the split they're sitting while pontificating and slandering a man they know little to nothing about.

67 posted on 03/23/2012 11:04:44 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political party's in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: spunkets
Boy spunkets is going to be pi$$ed when he finds out that his Daughter home from College Spring break, or was that OWS? hijacked his Free Republic password.
68 posted on 03/23/2012 11:04:59 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: spunkets

Listened to it, but didn’t hear what you are stating. Where in that recording are you hearing that word?

69 posted on 03/23/2012 11:06:20 AM PDT by Double Tap
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To: spunkets
Just WHERE on the tape does he say, "Coons", all I heard [derogatory in general] was, "These assholes always get away"


70 posted on 03/23/2012 11:06:23 AM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Lmo56

Im looking at the report now. Address of the incident? 2831 Retreat View Cir. You can’t make this shit up...

71 posted on 03/23/2012 11:08:07 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: jakerobins

my my my...looks as if Hispanics are starting to rally around Zimmermann and are pushing back against Al Sharpton.

Democrat Party Armageddon in 3.....2.....1......

72 posted on 03/23/2012 11:09:23 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Lmo56

I understood in earlier reports, conveniently missing now, that George suffered injuries himself. But hey, George is white and Trayvon is black... enough said.

73 posted on 03/23/2012 11:09:37 AM PDT by myrabach
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To: Axeslinger
"Also you must have missed the several articles this morning over those exact allegations. You know, the articles that said numerous voice and recording experts had analyzed and cleaned up the recordings and COULD NOT TELL what was said."

Well damn! Looks like I missed all that BS, because you gobbled it all up. BTW, I am an expert at discriminating the various words and sounds in streams of spoken English. All I needed was the friggin' unenhanced tape in this case.

"You might not want to spout your drivel too much's making you look uninformed."

You might want to enhance yer BS some, so at least some idiots will believe it.

74 posted on 03/23/2012 11:09:53 AM PDT by spunkets
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To: Outlaw Woman

Yup, I think you’re right. And hard to believe some of these freepers are so happy to help them! One of them posted a link to the tape, claiming Zimmerman called Martin a “coon.” Nothing I heard on the tape sounded at all like that word!! Pants on fire alert!

75 posted on 03/23/2012 11:10:07 AM PDT by MizSterious (Now that Perry's out, I guess I'll just have to vote for "Generic Republican Candidate")
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If you watch the video report at the MyFoxOrlando link in your comment, you can see that the eyewitness to the incident had a clear view from about twenty feet away. He would have been the closest possible resident to the incident.

The fight and shooting took place on a walkway between the backs of two parallel rows of townhouses. The area was clear of obstructions.

76 posted on 03/23/2012 11:10:20 AM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: spunkets
Or, more likely "POS" ~ but we digress. Living here in the DC area it was possible for me to find out what current Hispanic parlance for "black folk" is, and among their "youts', "coon" is commonly heard. I don't know why but it is.

So, you might ask, why is that relevant ~ and I"d let you know that "Zimmerman" spent his 'yout" in Manassas Virginia, which has long since been a quite multi-racial (blacks, whites, asians, hispanics, etc.) community!

I"d thought it unlikely an hispanic would use a term like that but there you have it. Again, that's my sources among the multi-racial yout' of NOVA, and they ought to know.

77 posted on 03/23/2012 11:11:00 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Lmo56

That is what I heard as well.

78 posted on 03/23/2012 11:11:36 AM PDT by Double Tap
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To: skinndogNN

“Did this altercation happen in on a street in a fancy neighborhood?”

From what I read the neighborhood is not fancy just because it is a gated one. They have a 49% white, 51% black and Hispanic makeup. They have had a large amount of crime recently in this neighborhood which is why they started a neighborhood watch program.

In FL they have two laws that give the right to self defense up to and including deadly force. If you feel you are in danger of being harmed then you can use deadly force to stop the altercation. The DOJ shows that more people are killed each year by beatings and kickings than are killed by guns or knives. So being beaten is grounds for deadly force if you feel the beating is becoming life threatening.

That is what the MSM really is trying to do here. They are trying to outlaw the Stand your Ground laws passed in over 21 states. We as gun rights supporters have won too many of our rights back and they just can’t take that.

From what I have heard by talking with some cops I know, Martin was suspended from school for 5 days because he was involved in gang activity. They keep showing pictures of Trayvon as a angel faced kid. He was 6’2” tall and a foot ball player at his High School. He was more than a match for Zimmerman. He was also said to have escaped Zimmerman but when Zimmerman was going back to his truck Martin rushed out and knocked him to the ground. Then he got on top of him and was beating him in the face. It was only then that Zimmerman pulled his gun and shot Martin.

If things happen as they normally do, the facts will leak out. If the facts aren’t as the MSM is playing them then this will be proof that the MSM is trying to stir up a lynch mob. The only reason I can think why they would do this is they might believe it would help Obama in the 2012 election. It would help bring back the “white guilt” felt by so many liberals and, from what I see on these threads” some RINO conservatives too.

It surprises me how many RINO liberal “conservatives” we have here on FR.

79 posted on 03/23/2012 11:12:12 AM 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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To: MizSterious

Mother jones .com has Zimmerman’s 911 call and the 911 calls of 4 witnesses posted on their site.

80 posted on 03/23/2012 11:12:24 AM PDT by ganesha
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