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Martin family lawyer: Video "icing on the cake" ("...that police report is a fabrication.")
CBSNews ^ | March 29, 2012

Posted on 03/29/2012 6:49:55 AM PDT by maggief

CBS News) Police surveillance video that appears to conflict with a Florida neighborhood watch volunteer's account of a confrontation with the teenager he eventually gunned down, Trayvon Martin, was called "the icing on the cake" by the Martin family's attorney on "CBS This Morning" Thursday.

Attorney Ben Crump told Erica Hill and Charlie Rose that the video refutes George Zimmerman's claims of shooting Martin in self-defense. The video, obtained by ABC News, shows Zimmerman, without any obvious injuries, being led into police headquarters in Sanford, Fla., after the shooting. Zimmerman's father and lawyer have said Martin attacked Zimmerman in his gated community, breaking his nose with a punch to the face and slamming the back of his head against the sidewalk.

"Thank God for surveillance video," said Crump, "because obviously there was a conspiracy to cover up the truth and sweep Trayvon Martin's death under the rug, and as (Martin's mother) Sybrina Fulton said yesterday upon seeing this video, 'This is the icing on the cake.'"

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman; zimmermaninjuries
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1 posted on 03/29/2012 6:50:00 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Wasn’t he treated and cleaned up by emergency medical personnel before this video was taken?


2 posted on 03/29/2012 6:52:08 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: maggief

Candy necklaces, Altoids tins, M&M’s, Skittles, Tootsie Rolls are used to conceal Ecstasy tablets.

do the police have the Skittles wrapper?


3 posted on 03/29/2012 6:52:29 AM PDT by nevermorelenore
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To: maggief

CBS,ABC ant tne rest of the useless media have thrown gasoline on the fire they want a race war.


4 posted on 03/29/2012 6:52:50 AM PDT by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: maggief

It’s now officially a conspiracy. No matter of what facts emerge, the fix is in.


5 posted on 03/29/2012 6:53:06 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes and im sure EMTs will testify to injuries and he went to the hospital the next day and had broken nose which im sure is documented.

So sick of these race hustlers and lynch mobs.


6 posted on 03/29/2012 6:53:51 AM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2619224%2C1)
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To: maggief

Stop confusing the narrative with facts and evidence! Four legs good! Two legs bad!


7 posted on 03/29/2012 6:54:11 AM PDT by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Exactly. Same ole’ bullshit


8 posted on 03/29/2012 6:54:45 AM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2619224%2C1)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Wasn’t he treated and cleaned up by emergency medical personnel before this video was taken?

Now there you go interjecting facts into this...we can't have that.

9 posted on 03/29/2012 6:55:37 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: nevermorelenore
Candy necklaces, Altoids tins, M&M’s, Skittles, Tootsie Rolls are used to conceal Ecstasy tablets.

do the police have the Skittles wrapper?


You're jumping the shark. You're arguing contrary to fact. The police found no drugs and the drug test on him was negative. Well, then he must have been using drugs that didn't leave any trace!! Yeah, that's the ticket. And, hey, pockets can be used to conceal drugs. Did he have pockets? Yeah, then he was probably concealing drugs. Sheesh. Get real.
10 posted on 03/29/2012 6:56:53 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: maggief

How long after the incident did he arrive at the police station?


11 posted on 03/29/2012 6:57:54 AM PDT by Ironfocus (Unseat the Looter-in-Chief)
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To: snarkytart
Exactly. Same ole’ bullshit

But their semi-literate attorney says it's the "troof"

12 posted on 03/29/2012 6:58:03 AM PDT by capt. norm (Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never run out of material. c)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Wasn’t he treated and cleaned up by emergency medical personnel before this video was taken?

Yes he was. The police report states he received first aid at the scene. What is one of the first steps in first aid? Stop any bleeding and then clean up the wound.

13 posted on 03/29/2012 6:58:30 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I will not comply. I will NEVER submit.)
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To: aruanan

Oh where is the autopsy report? I’d like to read it? Link please?


14 posted on 03/29/2012 6:59:01 AM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2619224%2C1)
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To: maggief
Here comes the Race War.
Just in time for November.
15 posted on 03/29/2012 6:59:18 AM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

I have seen the video. It is also interesting that George Zimmerman appears to weigh much less than the reported 250 pounds. He is reported to be about 5’8’ to 5’9” tall. In the video, with him at that height, I would estimate that he weighs less than 200 pounds.

He does appear much more fit than in the earlier pictures, though.


16 posted on 03/29/2012 7:00:15 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: Ironfocus

Who knows, but his injuries by police and EMTs is surely documented as well as the medical report he had a broken nose.


17 posted on 03/29/2012 7:00:48 AM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2619224%2C1)
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To: boomop1
I still believe this is just “priming the pump” for the main show.

I still believe Zippo is going to be forced off the ticket and that's when the real fun starts.

18 posted on 03/29/2012 7:03:40 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: maggief

This video plus the chance that he may know some of these cops from all the 911 calls he has made is not good for his already bogus defense.


19 posted on 03/29/2012 7:03:50 AM PDT by 3rdcoastislander
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That head wound is not visible on the ‘video’.


20 posted on 03/29/2012 7:06:03 AM PDT by Dudoight
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To: boomop1

Won’t be much of a war.
Especially since they comprise only 13% of the population, and that’s even counting children, babies and elderly............


21 posted on 03/29/2012 7:06:31 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: maggief
You can be absolutely certain that Eric Holder will prosecute Zimmerman for a hate crime for using the word "coon," which he never uttered.

Facts don't matter.

22 posted on 03/29/2012 7:06:51 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: maggief

If some African Americans did not have the victim card to play, they would have to get real jobs, and for sure, Rev Al would be out of work.

From Barry on down, ‘it’s not my fault’, ‘someone else made me do it’, ‘someone else DID it’, even tho video and eyewitness accounts prove the contrary, and my personal favorite ‘it’s raaacissst’.

They never learn from their past mistakes, either, just like Barry. Tawana Brawley, Duke LaCrosse Team, and now this fiasco.


23 posted on 03/29/2012 7:08:13 AM PDT by SusaninOhio
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To: Dudoight

More video images/screen caps here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2865391/posts


24 posted on 03/29/2012 7:09:34 AM PDT by maggief
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To: snarkytart

EMS report is critical and the state is sitting on it and released the video instead


25 posted on 03/29/2012 7:09:49 AM PDT by Starwolf
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To: maggief

I always pegged the Daily Caller as a modern day RINO rag. But they are doing some good work on this case.


26 posted on 03/29/2012 7:10:02 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: 3rdcoastislander

Sure he knows the cops and the EMTs, the the hospital staff that treated his broken nose.
All a big conspiracy.

God, I feel so bad for blacks in this country raised to be perpetual victims while other minority groups come to the USA and pass them educationally and economically.
Must be a bitch, huh?


27 posted on 03/29/2012 7:10:16 AM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2619224%2C1)
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To: Falcon4.0

If the ‘blacks’ continue to get up in arms and continue this threatening behavior as we go into the election, I don’t see how it can help Obama. Especially with the AG protected New Black Panthers..... If we are not protected from this ranting, looting, and hate.......America will not think favorably of a ‘black’ president.


28 posted on 03/29/2012 7:10:37 AM PDT by Dudoight
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To: aruanan

No drug tests of either party have been made public to the best of my knowledge


29 posted on 03/29/2012 7:11:45 AM PDT by Starwolf
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To: maggief

Thanks.


30 posted on 03/29/2012 7:12:24 AM PDT by Dudoight
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To: maggief

Trayvon’s death was the cake and the video is the icing.

Well that’s what it sounds like the atty is saying. Sick, but what coming out of that side of this incident is not sick?


31 posted on 03/29/2012 7:12:31 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Falcon4.0

"IT'S ON! RACE WAR! RACE WAR! RACE WAR'S ON EVERYBODY! IT'S GOING DOWN....SH@T IS GOING DOWN!"

32 posted on 03/29/2012 7:13:03 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: 3rdcoastislander
This video plus the chance that he may know some of these cops from all the 911 calls he has made is not good for his already bogus defense.

Thank you Sherlock Holmes....you've already solved the case without leaving your computer or examining any evidence and have declared Zimmerman guilty.

33 posted on 03/29/2012 7:13:20 AM PDT by capt. norm (Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never run out of material. c)
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To: Starwolf

Yes but all evidence will be handed over to the defense...it HAS to be by law.
And the medical report by the hospital about treating Zimmerman’s broken nose will be entered into evidence too.
I guess the fix is in with the hospital as well.


34 posted on 03/29/2012 7:13:52 AM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2619224%2C1)
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To: Dudoight

Exactly. Obama’s little buddies will cost him the elections with this anti white race hustling violent lynch mob crap.


35 posted on 03/29/2012 7:16:05 AM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2619224%2C1)
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To: maggief

medical records?

ok now this is something the media has been hiding for some reason............Zimmerman’s dad is a judge..............


36 posted on 03/29/2012 7:16:14 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Falcon4.0
Reminds me of this snippet from a Sci-fi/Fantasy book...

We rode on the winds of the rising storm,
We ran to the sounds of the thunder.
We danced among the lightning bolts,
and tore the world asunder.

"Long hot summer..." and all that. This is shaping up to the be the worst political silly season of my Generation.

Keep us all in your prayers.

37 posted on 03/29/2012 7:16:37 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: nevermorelenore

It was mentioned on another thread that drug parlance (slang) is:

SKITTLES = Ecstasy.
ARIZONA TEA = PCP laced joints of pot.

(now back to the claim by the parents)

Just think. If Trayvon had not been shot, he would be the only ‘gangsta’ that ate real skittles and drank tea.

Perhaps that fact was embarrassing enough that his death should be considered a suicide.


38 posted on 03/29/2012 7:17:15 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: maggief
From the official police report:

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

39 posted on 03/29/2012 7:17:57 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: maggief
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http://www.sanfordfl.gov/investigation/docs/Twin%20Lakes%20Shooting%20Initial%20Report.pdf

40 posted on 03/29/2012 7:18:28 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: snarkytart

While the EMTs weren’t looking he probably picked upa hammer and hit himself in the nose. ha ha ha.


41 posted on 03/29/2012 7:19:03 AM PDT by mel (There are only 2 races decent and undecent people)
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To: maggief; All

Has it been confirmed that Trayvon’s body lay in the morgue three days unclaimed? If so, have the parents, the attys, or FR’s Trayvon-Truth-Squad addressed this issue? It seems rather seminal to the nature of the kid and his family. Iow, either he made a habit of disappearing w’out calling in to say where he was, or else his parents are purely reprehensible for not taking aggressive action in trying to locate him.

What am I missing?


42 posted on 03/29/2012 7:19:03 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: maggief
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43 posted on 03/29/2012 7:19:03 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: 2ndDivisionVet
Wasn’t he treated and cleaned up by emergency medical personnel before this video was taken?

Yes the medtechs wiped the blood from his boo-boos and kissed them better.

44 posted on 03/29/2012 7:19:13 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel - Horace Walpole)
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To: maggief
Police: Zimmerman says Trayvon decked him with one blow then began hammering his head
Orlando Sentinel ^ | March 26, 2012 | Rene Stutzman
45 posted on 03/29/2012 7:19:47 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: ETL

looks like a knot on head to me and on his face i see a big red spot


46 posted on 03/29/2012 7:22:48 AM PDT by mel (There are only 2 races decent and undecent people)
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To: maggief

This is just lawyers doing what they are paid to do.


47 posted on 03/29/2012 7:24:05 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Wasn’t he treated and cleaned up by emergency medical personnel before this video was taken?

Not only that, but the officer on scene's statement says that there were cuts and bruises and blood.

I note that the 'video' capture seems 'intentionally' blurry.

Not saying that a 'loyal' party member would use photoshop to 'enhance' or 'degrade' a photo but.... well, yes I am saying it.

It's not like they have never done it.

Even so, looks like a cut on the back of his head, and his head seems mis-shapen , as if he has a large contusion to one side.

48 posted on 03/29/2012 7:25:28 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: All

No one is taking this seriously.
It benefits the GOP greatly when some moron Congressman dons a freaking HOOD on the floor of Congress.
It benefits the GOP greatly when Obama ONCE AGAIN shows his racist upbringing.
Let these idiots throw bones in the air and scream at the monolith....they will be out of power very soon....


49 posted on 03/29/2012 7:26:37 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Fantasywriter
-- Has it been confirmed that Trayvon's body lay in the morgue three days unclaimed? --

No. It's been confirmed that Travon's father called the police the next day (to report missing son), and learned about the incident later that day.

50 posted on 03/29/2012 7:29:17 AM PDT by Cboldt
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