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Police surveillance video of Zimmerman may show head injury (photo)
The Daily Caller ^ | 03/29/12 | Matt Boyle

Posted on 03/29/2012 6:08:47 AM PDT by nhwingut

Surveillance video of George Zimmerman arriving at a Sanford, Fla. police station indicates what may be an injury to the back of his head, a Daily Caller analysis shows.

ABC News published the video Wednesday evening. Zimmerman is the man who shot and killed 17-year-old black teen Trayvon Martin a month ago.

“A police surveillance video taken the night that Trayvon Martin was shot dead shows no blood or bruises on George Zimmerman,” ABC News reporter Matt Gutman wrote, noting that Zimmerman told police “he shot Martin after he was punched in the nose, knocked down and had his head slammed into the ground.”

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KEYWORDS: blackracism; mediabias; racism; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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1 posted on 03/29/2012 6:09:00 AM PDT by nhwingut
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To: nhwingut

So what?
Why is it important for the general public to know about the head injury at this time unless the court of public opinion somehow trumps the real judicial system?

This “news” item stems from the assumption that the public and the media must somehow “verify” what the police investigation shows.


2 posted on 03/29/2012 6:11:09 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: nhwingut
I'm sure they'll say it's just an old raccoon injury.
3 posted on 03/29/2012 6:11:46 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The Democrat Ku Klux Klan is alive and well under the banner of diversity and tolerance)
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To: nhwingut

Nothing to see here, move on. /s


4 posted on 03/29/2012 6:11:50 AM PDT by mmanager (NEWT - The Chruchill of our time!)
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To: nhwingut

Tray-von probably didn’t cause that.

I’m guessing it’s a scrape from that pointy yellow arrow.


5 posted on 03/29/2012 6:11:55 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: nhwingut

And it has been nicely cleaned up by the EMTs. Too bad that ABC and the rest of the LSM decided to use this to try and show that Zimmerman was not injured


6 posted on 03/29/2012 6:12:32 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: nhwingut

I’m always amused by television crime dramas showing “technical experts” zooming in and “enhancing” long view video and photographic stills, yet when you see real world video or photos, enhancing them seems to make the clarity worse.

There’s no doubt Zimmerman got beat up, and this garbage about him not being bloody on camera is a canard. EMS cleaned him up before he went “downtown” for questioning. Show me high-resolution photos of his face.


7 posted on 03/29/2012 6:12:46 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: MrB

If I were Zimmerman I would want it “out there”. Might keep the President and other New Black Panther goons in check.

Might.

Probably not, but can’t hurt.

Anyway, I would definitely want it out there.

This is no longer just a criminal case. This is a war with Zimmerman the main target.


8 posted on 03/29/2012 6:13:21 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: humblegunner

ROFL

I know this is a very serious matter but you made me laugh!


9 posted on 03/29/2012 6:13:50 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: nhwingut

Now just an hour ago, George Stephanopolous and his sorry crew were going on and on about how there did not appear to be any injuries to Zimmerman in the police station videos. Had someone on saying, “this could change everything”. I personally think it is a sorry attempt by the MSM to redeem themselves after having gone overboard on the “cold blooded murderer” theme, now looking for any possible evidence to support that original theme.


10 posted on 03/29/2012 6:14:52 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: samtheman

This is a war with Zimmerman as the EXCUSE.

I agree that this needs, now, to be “out there” to keep the racists on the left in check,

but my point was that this shouldn’t even be in the court of public opinion, and it wouldn’t be, if it weren’t for power-seeking leftists.


11 posted on 03/29/2012 6:16:12 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: humblegunner
I’m guessing it’s a scrape from that pointy yellow arrow.

Then how do you explain the plume of puffy black (is that racist?) smoke coming out of his head?

Hmmm?


12 posted on 03/29/2012 6:17:09 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: nhwingut

....what ever they do DON’T READ OR INTERVIEW the EMS personal who treated Zimmerman for injuries....NOOOO..don’t do that


13 posted on 03/29/2012 6:17:09 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: MrB
This “news” item stems from the assumption that the public and the media must somehow “verify” what the police investigation shows.

Because since yesterday the MSM has been using this video to show that Zimmerman had no blood on his face or forehead indicating no injuries.

The MSM lies so much we need to verify what THEY say.

14 posted on 03/29/2012 6:18:20 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The Democrat Ku Klux Klan is alive and well under the banner of diversity and tolerance)
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To: nhwingut

The longer this story stays on the front page, the less I believe it..


15 posted on 03/29/2012 6:19:46 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Bolton/Arpaio 2012 "Kick the UN across the border!")
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To: nhwingut

that’s a skittle mark.


16 posted on 03/29/2012 6:20:17 AM PDT by biggredd1
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To: MrB

The Weather Channel this morning had a clip from MSNBC (warning sign right there) which turned out to be the ABC video. The announcer was very dishonest—made a big deal about the video not showing injuries but viewers didn’t get much of a chance to see the video, and he said that Zimmerman claimed that his head was pushed “against the ground”—giving a quite different impression than “against the sidewalk.” The whole tone was designed to make people think Zimmerman is a liar.


17 posted on 03/29/2012 6:21:19 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: MrB

It’s important for the public to know because Trayvon’s mother says the video shows Zimmerman isn’t injured and therefore her son did not attack him, so that Zimmerman is clearly the aggressor and the police lied to protect the white Hispanic non-black Zimmerman.

It’s really important.


18 posted on 03/29/2012 6:22:01 AM PDT by Clara Lou (ABO! Go Newt!)
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To: Nifster

:: And it has been nicely cleaned up by the EMTs ::

From whom (EMTs) we can get a deposition of the extent of any wounds they tended at the scene (as was reported in the initial response report).


19 posted on 03/29/2012 6:23:09 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: humblegunner

Of course not, he did it to himself. Just ask Maxine Waters.


20 posted on 03/29/2012 6:25:59 AM PDT by mykroar (Please be aware any /sarc tag is for the lurkers, not the Freepers.)
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To: Verginius Rufus

The Weather Channel????

ROTFLAMO!!!!

Kommie Losers will use any all means to get their meme to willing and gullible tards everywhere ....


21 posted on 03/29/2012 6:25:59 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: MrB

Because the corrupt leftwing media is trying to create a narrative, to sway public opinion. If you don’t get that you are a lost cause.

If they were on Zimmerman’s side, they wouldn’t have video experts on reviewing still shots, etc? Please.

And FWIW I am on neither side. I just want the facts to come out... The race hustling goons and the compliant libtard media are not the judge and jury.


22 posted on 03/29/2012 6:27:24 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: nhwingut
Police: Zimmerman says Trayvon decked him with one blow then began hammering his head
Orlando Sentinel ^ | March 26, 2012 | Rene Stutzman
23 posted on 03/29/2012 6:27:48 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: nhwingut

Actually, that’s my point -

this wouldn’t be important if it weren’t for the left trying to use extra-systemic means to further their agenda.


24 posted on 03/29/2012 6:29:03 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: All

THERE IS A POLICE REPORT WRITTEN ONLY A COUPLE HOURS IMMEDIATELY AFTER INCIDENT WITH THE OFFICER STATING THAT ZIMMERMAN WAS BLEEDING FROM HIS NOSE AND THE BACK OF HIS HEAD. FOR GOD SAKE, CASE CLOSED.

AT THAT TIME, THIS WAS BEING HANDLED AS A ROUTINE LAW ENFORCEMENT ISSUE, WITHOUT EVER KNOWING OF ANY UPCOMING MEDIA FIRESTORM.

WHY THE HECK CAN’T THE MEDIA SHOW THE WRITTEN TEXT OF THE POLICE REPORT THAT WAS WRITTEN 2 HOURS AFTER THE INCIDENT OCCURED?


25 posted on 03/29/2012 6:29:03 AM PDT by PizzaTheHut
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To: Doogle
....what ever they do DON’T READ OR INTERVIEW the EMS personal who treated Zimmerman for injuries....NOOOO..don’t do that

You'd think these people who are supposed to be educated, well trained journalist. You'd THINK they have the common sense to do just a little investigative research, but it's almost like they do not care how absolutely insanely STOOPID this makes them all look!

It's unbelievable how absolutely moronically biased journalism has become, but what is so much scarier is how our culture entertains this CRAP!

26 posted on 03/29/2012 6:29:47 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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27 posted on 03/29/2012 6:30:56 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: PizzaTheHut

Just like the Rodney King case, the Drive-By Media will pick and choose to show only those parts of the video that heighten racial tensions......racial strife means big ratings.


28 posted on 03/29/2012 6:31:17 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: MrB
So what?

So, Huffington Post is posting stories that say he did not have any visible injuries.

Instead of lying down, how about we fight fire with fire against the lying liberal media for once?

29 posted on 03/29/2012 6:31:39 AM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: NEMDF

Doubling down on their initial mistake, thereby increasing the volume of contempt and egg coming their way when the facts come out. Oh wait, the facts won’t come out, this is the media.


31 posted on 03/29/2012 6:32:17 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: nhwingut
Even if the MSM contests the closeups of the video that they had hoped would disprove the claim that Zimmerman was injured, let's look at what the responding policer officer wrote in his report:
"...his {Zimmerman's} back appeared wet and was covered in grass, as if he had been laying on the ground. Zimmerman was also bleeding from the nose and back of his head."

"Zimmerman... was given first aid by the SFD. While the SFD was attending to Zimmerman..."

SPD Initial Shooting Report

The initial report isn't the final determination of facts, but it establishes what the responding officers saw AND that the Fire Dept administered 1st aid to Zimmerman.

Let also also note what anyone who ever watched a boxing match should remember: even cornermen can stop the bleeding and seal the cuts caused by professional fighters in LESS THAN ONE MINUTE. Why couldn't the SFD EMS?

But the MSM would rather herd public opinion in the direction of their leftwing bias, based on surveillance video - without referring to the Police or EMS report. FReepers should not be part of that heard!

32 posted on 03/29/2012 6:34:51 AM PDT by drpix
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To: Nifster

Seems to me that if there were injuries, there has to be a medical report. The police said evidence was indicative of self defense, which I would assume is partly because of wounds to Zimmerman.


33 posted on 03/29/2012 6:35:23 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: nhwingut
CORRECTION:

part of that heard! = part of that herd!

34 posted on 03/29/2012 6:36:11 AM PDT by drpix
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To: PizzaTheHut; Protect the Bill of Rights; hoosiermama


35 posted on 03/29/2012 6:36:22 AM PDT by maggief
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To: PizzaTheHut
THERE IS A POLICE REPORT WRITTEN ONLY A COUPLE HOURS IMMEDIATELY AFTER INCIDENT WITH THE OFFICER STATING THAT ZIMMERMAN WAS BLEEDING FROM HIS NOSE AND THE BACK OF HIS HEAD. FOR GOD SAKE, CASE CLOSED.

You see, you are a fool. The police are racists also and they conspired from the beginning to help their fellow white-hispanic racist cover-up the murder.

/sarc

36 posted on 03/29/2012 6:36:31 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: JoeProBono

Ouch!


37 posted on 03/29/2012 6:40:20 AM PDT by madison10
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38 posted on 03/29/2012 6:43:23 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: nhwingut

They also said Tray-von broke his nose. It would be interesting to see any pics of Zimmerman days after that as almost always a person will get a black eye(s) from that. 20 years ago I busted my nose and at first it was just red, but WOW as the week went on I could barely see my eyes had swollen shut so much.


39 posted on 03/29/2012 6:44:14 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between lose and loose.)
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To: nhwingut
Once upon a time, back when the "Rule of Law" was enforced in this Country, before the "News" organizations weren't run by the entertainment departments and the real facts were sought, before the MSM wasn't controlled by the left wing PC crowd A person was innocent until proven guilty.

Now I guess the Black Panthers have stepped into the obvious leadership vacuum and it is not politically correct to point out that they are thugs and low lifes, because they are Holder's People".

40 posted on 03/29/2012 6:47:21 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: nhwingut

sure it shows an injury. That’s why ABC was first out with it last night, to release the tape with he headlines, no bleeding etc....


41 posted on 03/29/2012 6:47:49 AM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: nhwingut
Sanford Police Department Police Report

Click the above link to the SCRIB.com image of the Sanford Police Report regarding the arrival of officers on the scene.

Go to the 4th paragraph up from the bottom of the last page which begins with..... [I asked the subject in the red jacket .........]

and ends with the following:

[Quote:] "Zimmerman was also bleeding from his nose and back of the head." [end quote].

Conflict between what the Police Report contains and what the media and others are protraying.

42 posted on 03/29/2012 6:47:53 AM PDT by deport (..............God Bless Texas............)
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To: Izzy Dunne
In the second photo, the racist cop has a Mohawk that extends right down the middle of his face!
43 posted on 03/29/2012 6:48:16 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: MrB
Why is it important for the general public to know about the head injury at this time unless the court of public opinion somehow trumps the real judicial system?

The court of public opinion matters, and it matters now. The far left is hoping for riots over this, and getting the facts out to the public will reduce the severity of whatever violence they are able to induce. Spike Lee is tweeting (repeatedly) the wrong address for Zimmerman, putting an innocent elderly couple in danger. The usual racist black "leaders" are using this to build their own power and wealth. We need the facts out there because the other side is a danger to innocent people.

44 posted on 03/29/2012 6:52:17 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Can we afford as much government as welfare-addicted voters demand?)
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To: nhwingut

The police report said that the first responder found him bleeding from the nose and the back of the head. So unless this is truly a big police conspiracy to deny justice to a poor black youth, there’s not really much of an issue here. If they try to take this to court, the defense will have the police report, the police eyewitnesses and the ensuing medical reports to place alongside the prosecution’s grainy low-res video.


45 posted on 03/29/2012 6:52:49 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: drpix
From your official police report link:

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http://www.sanfordfl.gov/investigation/docs/Twin%20Lakes%20Shooting%20Initial%20Report.pdf

46 posted on 03/29/2012 6:54:59 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: nhwingut

Anderson Cooper 314.76 was doing his best to downplay zimmerman’s injuries.


47 posted on 03/29/2012 6:54:59 AM PDT by libh8er
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To: nhwingut

Whuuuut? The media told me that he wasn’t injured.


48 posted on 03/29/2012 6:55:35 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Pollster1

All those things you stated, how the left is using this story for their own gain,

should be THE story.

That’s what my “so what” was intended to bring out. The answers to “so what?” is the left’s incitement to riot, the media’s bias, and leftist racism looking for an excuse to vent itself.


49 posted on 03/29/2012 6:55:58 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: nhwingut

You can also see it a bit when he leans his head over at around the 12-13s mark.

Take note that ABC was sure to cover up his head with their banner for a large part of the video.


50 posted on 03/29/2012 6:55:58 AM PDT by bolobaby
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