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Network names 13-year-old witness! (Drudge's Title)
ABC News ^

Posted on 03/29/2012 9:49:13 AM PDT by MNDude

George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch crime captain who shot dead 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, originally told police in a written statement that Martin knocked him down with a punch to the nose, repeatedly slammed his head on the ground and tried to take his gun, a police source told ABC News.

Zimmerman had claimed he had called police about Martin, whom he found suspicious, then went back to his car when Martin attacked him, punching him.

The new information is the most complete version yet of what Zimmerman claims happened on the night of Feb. 26 when he shot and killed the teenager.

In addition, an eyewitness, 13-year-old Austin Brown, told police he saw a man fitting Zimmerman's description lying on the grass moaning and crying for help just seconds before he heard the gunshot that killed Martin.

The initial police report noted that Zimmerman was bleeding from the back of the head and nose, and after medical attention it was decided that he was in good enough condition to travel in a police cruiser to the Sanford, Fla., police station for questioning. He was not arrested.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


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KEYWORDS: news; trayvonmartin; zimmermaneyewitness
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1 posted on 03/29/2012 9:49:22 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: MNDude

ok lets say it was a bad shoot, how would you find an impartial jury at this point?


2 posted on 03/29/2012 9:51:11 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: MNDude

Now this kid will be “taken care of” Thanks liberal press !


3 posted on 03/29/2012 9:51:34 AM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: MNDude

Despicable.


4 posted on 03/29/2012 9:52:41 AM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: greatvikingone

If they did that to my kid the reporter who uttered his name would get a visit from me.


5 posted on 03/29/2012 9:53:32 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: MNDude

How disgusting. I hope ABC gets put out of business and all assets transferred to this kids family because of this.


6 posted on 03/29/2012 9:53:37 AM PDT by SengirV
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To: MNDude

I would be interested to know what racial group Austin Brown belongs to. In any case, it is a DISASTER for ABC to release his name. He is a minor child, and now his life won’t be worth living and he’ll have to be in hiding, possibly for years. Madness! If I were in the position of Austin’s parents I’d sue the hindquarters off of ABC.


7 posted on 03/29/2012 9:53:58 AM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: MNDude

It is just despicable that they would name this 13 year old. His parents should lawyer up, NOW!


8 posted on 03/29/2012 9:54:39 AM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: maggief
Is this the AA young man that was walking his dog? Police have his statement from that night. If he's contacted by any of Jesse's group they could be charged with witness tampering right?
9 posted on 03/29/2012 9:55:23 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: MNDude

Austin Brown had better not be white. If so, he’s screwed.

Austin Brown had better not be black. If so, he’s screwed.

Austin Brown had better not be Hispanic. If so, he’s screwed.

Austin Brown had better not be.......


10 posted on 03/29/2012 9:55:47 AM PDT by ryan71
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To: driftdiver

There’s nothing in this story to indicate it was a bad shoot.

In fact there’s nothing in this story except the name of a 13 year old and an eyewitness account that Zimmerman was in fact bleeding and laying in the grass before a gunshot was heard, which contradicts ABC News propaganda and a handful of idiot freepers around here.


11 posted on 03/29/2012 9:55:52 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: MNDude

ABC reporter that did this story is SENI TIENABESO? Can you guess his race?

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/seni-tienabeso/4/5b3/5bb


12 posted on 03/29/2012 9:57:34 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: chris37

“In fact there’s nothing in this story except the name of a 13 year old and an eyewitness account that Zimmerman was in fact bleeding and laying in the grass before a gunshot was heard”

And that’s why his name was released. Anyone that is on the “wrong side” in the eyes of the lamestream media is entitled to no protection.


13 posted on 03/29/2012 9:58:50 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: MNDude


14 posted on 03/29/2012 9:59:35 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: MNDude
This is a leftist attempt to silence or make the witness unavailable. ABC could be responsible for any actions taken against the witness or family.
15 posted on 03/29/2012 9:59:35 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: MNDude

Someone will get to that 13 year old kid....the old “don’t snitch” routine.The kid will either vanish (as in be hidden) or he’ll change his story 180 degrees.


16 posted on 03/29/2012 9:59:43 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President To Have Served In My Lifetime.)
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To: MNDude

I hope that network ends up having to pay the family ALOT of money. Endangering a 13year olds life to further their own lies....Is there no point so low a liberal won’t sink?


17 posted on 03/29/2012 10:00:06 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: MNDude
It is seriously time for a coordinated attack/protest against the mainstream media in this country.

This is absolutely putting a child's life in danger.

FUABC

18 posted on 03/29/2012 10:04:28 AM PDT by Envisioning ( Call me a racist................, one more time......................)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Supposedly, ABC was granted consent from the mother of this child..she was present during the interview & also contributed to the story.

Knowing how highly charged this is, I don’t know anyone in their right mind that would consent to releasing their childs’ name to this story..maybe $$$?


19 posted on 03/29/2012 10:05:48 AM PDT by rainee
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To: Truth29
This is a leftist attempt to silence or make the witness unavailable.

A minor can't testify in court anyway, can he? Which would mean the girl-friend's testimony would be worthless as well. (Which is probably is anyway.) I think you have to be 18 or older to take an oath—and to be prosecuted for lying if they catch you in a lie.

I'd say publicizing the name is an effort to punish a witness—for heresy. Just like Spike Lee publicizing the old couple's address when he thought it was Zimmerman's.

20 posted on 03/29/2012 10:06:48 AM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: MNDude
The initial police report noted that Zimmerman was bleeding from the back of the head and nose, and after medical attention it was decided that he was in good enough condition to travel in a police cruiser to the Sanford, Fla., police station for questioning. He was not arrested.

In Florida, being transported away from the scene in handcuffs is being arrested.

21 posted on 03/29/2012 10:07:03 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: hoosiermama

Mom’s lawyered up and making the talk show circuit.

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/28/10909475-witness-mom-says-police-told-her-trayvon-martin-shooting-wasnt-self-defense

On Nancy Grace tonight:

http://nancygrace.blogs.cnn.com/


22 posted on 03/29/2012 10:07:48 AM PDT by maggief
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To: chris37

I didn’t say it was a bad shoot. I was just pointing out that there is zero chance of getting a good jury IF they ever did take this thing to trial.

Posting the name of a 13yr old is a new low for these bastards.


23 posted on 03/29/2012 10:08:27 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver; maggie

Police officer first to arrive on the scene states in his report that he took the gun in its holster from Zimmerman’s waist. (Closeness allowed him to observe wet, grassy back)

In a later news conference it was reported that the cartridge had NOT been expelled from it’s chamber. Freepers said some thing would have blocked this.

Police have gun and Zimmerman’s clothes.

It was reported that they struggled over the gun.

Is it possible to shot a gun without aiming and shooting it?


24 posted on 03/29/2012 10:09:57 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: MNDude
The initial police report noted that Zimmerman was bleeding from the back of the head and nose, and after medical attention it was decided that he was in good enough condition to travel in a police cruiser to the Sanford, Fla., police station for questioning. He was not arrested.

He was arrested, but not charged.
25 posted on 03/29/2012 10:09:57 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: MNDude

ABC

ANYTHING BUT CREDIBLE!!!!


26 posted on 03/29/2012 10:12:18 AM PDT by cubreporter (Happy New Year R ush and we look forward to 2012 with you and the EIB Microphone.)
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To: maggief
Tray's Mom? Who's name is tattooed on his bicep??
27 posted on 03/29/2012 10:14:23 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: maggief

Mom tries to get 5 minutes of fame and undermine her son’s statement. Lovely.


28 posted on 03/29/2012 10:15:09 AM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: RnMomof7

Has the Black Panther group put out a ‘Wanted Dead or Alive’ poster yet with the child’s picture on it? The lynch mob probably thinks the kid’s earned a death sentence. They’re lookin’ for a tree...


29 posted on 03/29/2012 10:15:37 AM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: MNDude

While the facts of this case are interesting and important they are largely irrelevant. The real value of the entire press treatment of the “Trayvon” death is political. The media, Sharpton, Jackson, Congressional Black Caucus use of the shooting is for the distinct purpose of “energizing” the black base to re-elect “The Divine One.” The real problem for the left is the length of time between now and November 2012. THe left must keep this alive for all these months. The left attempt has created “The Hoodie,” “the humble “Skittles” as symbols to lash black sensibility. However, not withstanding the emotional impact of these symbols interest will flag. To keep this shooting a thing of value the process must be extended. Zimmerman’s arrest must be delayed, the trial process must be delayed until October and November.


30 posted on 03/29/2012 10:17:35 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: SamuraiScot

“A minor can’t testify in court anyway, can he?”

Whatever gave you that idea?

Minors testify in court all the time but mostly to a ‘closed’ court room.

If they couldn’t testify, then a minor, charged with a crime, couldn’t testify in his/her own defense.


31 posted on 03/29/2012 10:18:02 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: MNDude

Now Spike Lee can Tweet the kid’s home address.


32 posted on 03/29/2012 10:18:45 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: hoosiermama
On Nancy Grace tonight: (upper right hand corner)

http://nancygrace.blogs.cnn.com/

Mom of Son Who Saw Martin Shooting

Cheryl Brown, accompanied by her attorney, Alisia Adamson, describes the police interview of her 13-year-old son, a witness in the Trayvon Martin slaying. (MSNBC)

33 posted on 03/29/2012 10:21:39 AM PDT by maggief
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To: MNDude

Obviously the 13-year-old is racist (even if black), Spike Lee will post his address on Twitter, and the Panthers will put a bounty on the child.

/sarcasm


34 posted on 03/29/2012 10:23:04 AM PDT by Marko413
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To: GreenHornet
Now Spike Lee can Tweet the kid’s home address.

Or at least the address of someone with the same surname.

35 posted on 03/29/2012 10:25:47 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: MNDude
ABC reporter that did this story is SENI TIENABESO? Can you guess his race?

His/Her race is irrelevant. Why even bring it up?

36 posted on 03/29/2012 10:25:47 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SamuraiScot; maggief
He can in judges chamber. Outside of the public view. Mother is being paid for interviews if she's on Nancy dis-Grace.

Her testimony is void as it would be hearsay. If the son was one of the people to call in his statement is a matter of record and any change or attempt to change from original could lead to more legal problems. (tampering with witness or perjury come to mind)

37 posted on 03/29/2012 10:26:43 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: MNDude
he was not arrested but he was in handcuffs....???...when they put you in handcuffs isn't that like being arrested?
38 posted on 03/29/2012 10:30:03 AM PDT by cherry
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To: MNDude

this is how this story will end....the SCM will slowly start releasing FACTS and the story will just slither away..


39 posted on 03/29/2012 10:33:06 AM PDT by cherry
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To: maggief

This is being run like a campaign...BET is now getting in on the act...

http://www.facebook.com/NewsBET/posts/266963223389448?comment_id=1569798

News: Mother of Witness in Trayvon Shooting Supports Son
www.bet.com

Cheryl Brown supports her son Austin’s brave testimony.


40 posted on 03/29/2012 10:35:49 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: driftdiver

The name austin brown has been around for several days — the Mom’s picture and identity have not, but ABC wasn’t the first to use the name — check the web.


41 posted on 03/29/2012 10:35:49 AM PDT by BohDaThone
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To: cherry
You have to have actual paperwork done to arrest/be charged with a crime. Anyone can be taken into custody for questioning. But taking into custody is not a legal arrest.

Remember..”You have the right to remain silent....” it precedes questioning leading up to an arrest. Right to have a lawyer when questioned.

Look at the news articles don't remember seeing him having a lawyer with him the five hours that he was questioned. His dad is a judge. He'd know his rights.

42 posted on 03/29/2012 10:36:44 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: MNDude
snitches end up in ditches.... thank you ABC...


43 posted on 03/29/2012 10:39:23 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: SuziQ

Suziq, you are right, I shouldn’t have brought it up. It just seemed like race was more important than a child’s safety, but it is irrelevant. Please accept my apology.


44 posted on 03/29/2012 10:39:39 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: MNDude

Is ABC News trying to get the 13 year old witness murdered or just intimidated into changing his account of the shooting? How long until Spike Lee tweets the witness’s address?


45 posted on 03/29/2012 10:40:00 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: hoosiermama
In a later news conference it was reported that the cartridge had NOT been expelled from it’s chamber. Freepers said some thing would have blocked this.

In order for the spent cartridge to be expelled, the pistol's slide has to cycle. This cycling could have been prevented by:

1) Somebody's hand holding the slide, which would support the argument that there was a struggle for the gun, or

2) The back of the slide being in contact with something that prevented its rearward motion (for example, if the back of the gun's slide had been in contact with Zimmerman's body)

The first scenario above seems more likely to me.

46 posted on 03/29/2012 10:40:50 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: ryan71

If he’s muslim however, he’s gold!


47 posted on 03/29/2012 10:42:10 AM PDT by Cheapskate (Play loud and carry BIG sticks!)
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To: MNDude

PLEASE do not post any more pictures of Martin as a 10-year-old Cub Scout and Zimmerman as a orange-draped convict on Death Row. Thank you.


48 posted on 03/29/2012 10:43:57 AM PDT by pabianice (")
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To: driftdiver

I agree that there is zero chance of getting a good jury, not that one is needed, because no crime was committed.

If I was George Zimmerman, I would leave the country and never return.

In fact, if I was chris37, which I am, I might also leave the country and never return. Got a feeling we are at the end of the line...


49 posted on 03/29/2012 10:45:18 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: I cannot think of a name

Well I certainly hope this child can provide himself a security detail to protect versus the untouchable Black Panthers and their quest for Black Just Us.


50 posted on 03/29/2012 10:46:27 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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