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Trayvon Martin police report reveals details from scene of shooting; Zimmerman was ‘bleeding from
Yahoo! News ^ | April 3, 2012 | Dylan Stableford

Posted on 04/03/2012 11:27:09 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

A partially-redacted police report detailing the initial investigation in the Feb. 26 shooting death of Trayvon Martin has surfaced.

Reuters reporter Matthew Keys first posted scanned copies of the report to his Twitter account. As the Chicago Tribune noted, the report contains details that conflict with several rumors surrounding the case.

The report states that George Zimmerman's gun "was placed into evidence" and not returned to him, and the scene of the shooting was secured with crime scene tape. This directly conflicts with statements made by civil rights activists, including Rev. Jesse Jackson, who had claimed the Sanford, Fla., police department "didn't even bother to put yellow tape around the murder scene when he died--that's how much the police did to find out what happened to this young boy."

After officers discovered Martin's body, the report states, they unsuccessfully attempted to revive him.

According to the report, Sanford police spent more than seven hours at the scene. They interviewed six witnesses, whose names were redacted from the report. The partial report contains information from the first two officers to arrive at the scene.

The first to arrive was officer Timothy Smith. From Smith's report:

"While I was in such close contact with Zimmerman, I could observe that his back appeared to be wet and was covered in grass, as if he had been laying on his back on the ground. Zimmerman was also bleeding from the nose and back of his head."

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1 posted on 04/03/2012 11:27:12 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“police report detailing the initial investigation in the Feb. 26 shooting death of Trayvon Martin has surfaced.

Reuters reporter Matthew Keys first posted scanned copies of the report to his Twitter account.”

so yahoo! news doesn’t know what’s going on until they read it on Twitter? Didn’t this police report “surface” last week when the Sanford police released it?


2 posted on 04/03/2012 11:33:34 AM PDT by running_dog_lackey
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“The scene was then secured with crime scene tape by Ofc. Mead and Ofc. Wagner. Ofc. Robertson began a crime scene contamination log. Lt. Taylor arrived on scene and notified dispatch to have Major Crimes responds to the scene.”


3 posted on 04/03/2012 11:34:49 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: running_dog_lackey

It’s been out for awhile.


4 posted on 04/03/2012 11:35:46 AM PDT by meatloaf (Support House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Facts are not going to slow down a lynch mob.


5 posted on 04/03/2012 11:37:10 AM PDT by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Notice the sign with Trayvon’s picture which states Justice Rally - TM

Trade marked? Did his family trademark everything? Just unbelievable!


6 posted on 04/03/2012 11:37:40 AM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Sanford police spent more than seven hours at the scene”
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One of the reports was signed off at 3am-ish, I believe. Trayvon’s father was supposed to have come home at 11pm and he didn’t notice all this...


7 posted on 04/03/2012 11:38:43 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: running_dog_lackey
This is two week old news, I think.

I saw some other news organ pull out the police report yesterday, and make the impression that the report had just now surfaced. All to legitimize the false "there is no evidence of injury" impression they created with Crump's help, the grainy video, etc.

8 posted on 04/03/2012 11:39:33 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: meatloaf

Yes, it has—and they’re acting like this is “new.” It’s been available all along from the Sanford city site, in pdf format.


9 posted on 04/03/2012 11:41:44 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: MeganC

This entire case has turned into a modern day Ox-Bow incident.

I’m sure with the cast of losers associated with this that the outcome will be exactly the same as the movie. Except in the movie the lynch mob were held accountable for their murderous ways. In real life that won’t be the case.


10 posted on 04/03/2012 11:43:01 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: Free ThinkerNY
Why rely on a first hand police report when ABC, NBC and al sharpton along with jessie jackson can rewrite history?

They are burning the Reichstag and blaming it on Zimmerman.

11 posted on 04/03/2012 11:47:27 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: MizSterious
-- It's been available all along from the Sanford city site, in pdf format. --

Not "all along." The police released some 911 recording under pressure from Crump. That was on March 17. I am guessing that the initial report was made public in the same time frame.

12 posted on 04/03/2012 11:49:23 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Free ThinkerNY
As the fact come out you will see less and less of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. The corrupt MSM will “report” on this case less and less. The damage has already been done. The race haters have spewed their poison into the public discourse. Their job is now finished. Another generation of Blacks can now be raised to fully believe that he/she are unalterable victims of society who forever needs government handouts. They will never have to answer for the sins of their culture. They can continue to father multiple children with multiple women and abandon their children, because it's a Black thing.

People like Sharpton, Jackson and those in the corrupt MSM who intentionally bear false witness will have much to pay for. And there will be payment required... in this life or the next.

13 posted on 04/03/2012 11:49:41 AM PDT by Obadiah
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To: Irenic

Dick Gregory was on Imus Mar. 27th and he asked how could Trayvon be killed 70 yards from his house and then be in the morgue for 3 days, listed as a missing person.

Imus only corrected the distance to 700 yards but didn’t mention that the father identified a photo of his dead son the next day when police came to his home.

Dick Gregory also speculated that all the driveby shootings were really planned to steal the organs of young black people.


14 posted on 04/03/2012 11:50:32 AM PDT by donna (Republicans won't change their ways until conservatives draw the line.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And now the NBPP knows he does not have his weapon. Nice.


15 posted on 04/03/2012 11:51:14 AM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: running_dog_lackey
From responding officer:

"While I was in such close contact with Zimmerman, I could observe that his back appeared to be wet and was covered in grass, as if he had been laying on his back on the ground. Zimmerman was also bleeding from the nose and back of his head."

"Zimmerman was placed in the rear of my police vehicle and was given first aid by the SFD. While the SF was attending to Zimmerman, I overheard him state, 'I was yelling for someone to help me, but no one would help me.' At no point did I question Zimmerman about the incident that had taken place."

I thought 2 sound experts (hired by the MSM) had confirmed that Zimmerman was on his back getting his ass kicked while Martin was yealling for help?

16 posted on 04/03/2012 11:54:02 AM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: 5thGenTexan
And now the NBPP knows he does not have his weapon. Nice.

The media silence on the NBPP has been deafening.

17 posted on 04/03/2012 11:55:33 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: donna
-- Imus only corrected the distance to 700 yards but didn't mention that the father identified a photo of his dead son the next day when police came to his home. --

70 yards is much closer to the truth, than 700. He was less than 100 yards from home - and he was walking AWAY from home in order to confront Zimmerman.

On the other point, I think Tracy was taken to his son's body on the 27th.

18 posted on 04/03/2012 11:58:37 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“This directly conflicts with statements made by civil rights activists, including Rev. Jesse Jackson, who had claimed the Sanford, Fla., police department “didn’t even bother to put yellow tape around the murder scene when he died—that’s how much the police did to find out what happened to this young boy.”

LIARS!!!!!!-—Just like their LIAR in chief.


19 posted on 04/03/2012 12:00:56 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Cboldt

note how long the headline is.

This keeps the headline too short in exerpts. This way the MSM can keep search engins from referencing zimmerman might have been correct all along.

I do know the race baiters will be looking to hunt down the witnesses.


20 posted on 04/03/2012 12:06:37 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, now that the America haters in Barry’s state run “media” have put “the troof” out there with their lies and edited audio clips, the facts aren’t going to mean much to anyone.


21 posted on 04/03/2012 12:10:55 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time to WEAN the government off of our money.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
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22 posted on 04/03/2012 12:11:25 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I tried to buy a hoodie today but the store manager said they had all been shoplifted.)
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To: MeganC

“Facts are not going to slow down a lynch mob.”

Especially the Leftist mob here on FR who insist that Mr. Zimmerman is guilty.


23 posted on 04/03/2012 12:12:12 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: 5thGenTexan
Well, he doesn't have that weapon...But I gather from reports of acquaintances that he is in no mood to fight. It sounds like he is totally traumatized, as would be most people.
24 posted on 04/03/2012 12:15:30 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Gabz

Well that weapon. Always have a back up.


25 posted on 04/03/2012 12:18:13 PM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Imagine that... it seems Trayvon wasn’t just walking home from choir practice when he was shot by an evil racist...

who knew? (except for freepers)


26 posted on 04/03/2012 12:22:58 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Sanford police spent more than seven hours at the scene.

And yet Daddy Martin, with a missing 'child', couldn't be bothered
to find out WTH was up with all the lights/people 200' from girlfriend's front door ?

uhhuh..

27 posted on 04/03/2012 12:28:02 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: dblshot

Not the point of my comment.

My only issue in this entire situation has been with the media. How the media has handled this is the only thing I have, or will, comment upon.


28 posted on 04/03/2012 12:28:30 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Irenic
I mentioned earlier on another thread that something with the father's story didn't add up.

He said he called police in the morning when Tray didn't show up...So who calls 9-11 and reports a 17 year old male missing after a few hours???

29 posted on 04/03/2012 12:32:10 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: no one in particular

Is it just me, or is FR running like January molasses ??


30 posted on 04/03/2012 12:32:21 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: tomkat

I hadn’t seen any definitive report of the girlfriend’s home location in comparison to the site of death. Was it even in the same compound?


31 posted on 04/03/2012 12:41:21 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: jcsjcm

And, out comes PEOPLES magazine with a picture of precious 12-year-old Tray on the cover, not that they want to guide public opinion or anything; i.e., pander to magazine purchasers of a particular pursuasion. Why doesn’t someone come out with a recent mug shot of ‘precious Trayvon’ instead of letting the media play this baby crap?


32 posted on 04/03/2012 12:42:41 PM PDT by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: Cboldt

Dick Gregory was claiming that the police had the body for 3-days as a John Doe in the morgue and didn’t bother to tell the father, who had reported him missing. Gregory seemed to think they were stealing his organs for 3-days.

In fact, the police visited the father the next day, the same day he reported his son missing, and had him identify a photo of his dead son.


33 posted on 04/03/2012 12:46:02 PM PDT by donna (Republicans won't change their ways until conservatives draw the line.)
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To: Cvengr

Have the police had a formal press conference yet? If not, why not? They’re getting maligned, too...


34 posted on 04/03/2012 12:46:22 PM PDT by Dansong
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To: Cvengr
-- I hadn't seen any definitive report of the girlfriend's home location in comparison to the site of death. Was it even in the same compound? --

Yes. The scene is between two rows of dwellings, with a sidewalk running along the length between the two rows of dwellings, with the sidewalk -not- on the street-side. The fight and shooting took place about 1/4 of the way from one end, and Trayvon was staying in a unit at the other end.

35 posted on 04/03/2012 12:46:56 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Gabz
OK, but whether the media reports it or not, the police always take the gun involved as evidence, even in suicide cases. And you have a hassle getting it back. Every once in a while the police used to have an auction, now they just melt them down, or keep them for drop weapons or whatever. I don't think the NBPP got any usefull intel from that report.
36 posted on 04/03/2012 12:51:10 PM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: Cvengr
Click this pic .. it'll take you to site of the guys who've done the leg work the pandering enemedia is too gutless to do.
There's also a key there to the letters on the map .. the front door of the GF's condo was about 200' straight down the sidewalk.


37 posted on 04/03/2012 12:51:49 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Dansong
-- Have the police had a formal press conference yet? --

They were having them regularly until a few weeks ago. The mob wanted blood, and was impatient. So, higher ups did the smart thing and transferred the case to an independent investigator. IIRC, the assignment, as it stands now, was given out by order of the governor of the state. As it should be, no formal announcements, no comments, no NOTHING from the current investigator. The mob will hear from her when she's reached her conclusion.

38 posted on 04/03/2012 12:52:01 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: running_dog_lackey

Yeah. This is the report they’ve had for two weeks and ignored because it didn’t fit their narrative.


39 posted on 04/03/2012 12:55:48 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Sacajaweau

I could be wrong, but I seem to remember reading somewhere that the father called a couple different places to check on the whereabouts of his son. One was juvenile something or other. Does anyone remember reading something like this ?


40 posted on 04/03/2012 12:57:26 PM PDT by HangingTuff
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To: Irenic

That is the main question I have always had. How could his father not notice all the police activity?


41 posted on 04/03/2012 12:59:12 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: dblshot

You are still missing my point.

My point is the absolute media silence in regard to the NBPP bounty issue. I don’t give a rat’s rear end if the NBPP got intel from this report or not. I want to know what is being done about what they have done here.


42 posted on 04/03/2012 1:03:19 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Dansong

The police work for a City Council that has already bought into the false narrative. Defending themselves would be risky.


43 posted on 04/03/2012 1:05:21 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

ping!


44 posted on 04/03/2012 1:14:44 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: tomkat

The only reason I can think that would justify not calling the police the night of the incident is if PopMartin was high or drunk and didn’t want to be around LEO.


45 posted on 04/03/2012 1:25:08 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Stand with God anhttp://sanfordfl.gov/inved Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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At 1:32 in this video that night. Just outside yellow police-tape, and directly in line with the (yellow tarp covering the body just around the corner) - is what looks to be a beer or soda can tossed to the left side of the walkway. Strange that it looks to be ignored. Considering how free of litter the grounds look. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dnswf9OeGCQ&feature=plcp&context=C4dcb576VDvjVQa1PpcFPISmPGzAndDsYzejTfMf5gjO66QlTn_Do%3D


46 posted on 04/03/2012 1:45:57 PM PDT by anglian
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To: hoosiermama
That could well be it.

My first thought was 'outstanding warrant'.
But either that's not the case or none of the cops ran his name.

Regardless, the entire 'skittles/tea/didn't know he was missing' scenario has pegged my BS meter from the git.

Almost as disgusting as the blackwash being perpetrated down there is the (slowly dwindling) group of seminar enablers here on FR.

47 posted on 04/03/2012 1:50:09 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: tomkat

“Skittles” is street slang for the drug dextromethorphan, or DXM found in some cough syrups.

http://www.baylorhealth.com/PhysiciansLocations/Dallas/About/BaylorDallasNews/Pages/Decoding%20Drug%20Slang.aspx


48 posted on 04/03/2012 2:13:22 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: tomkat
Are you aware that both Skittles and AZ tea are street names for illegal drugs? Have not seen a confirmation that either snacks were collected as evidence.

Sanford is a big hub for illegal Oxycontin. Local CVS selling eight times the amount needed for the entire population of the town. Busted by State/Feds not local police.

49 posted on 04/03/2012 2:33:24 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: hoosiermama; USFRIENDINVICTORIA
Yes, thanks, I was aware of the slang.

Like you, I've not seen a single mention of either of those items (real or illicit) other than when they were inserted into the narrative by the M family lawyer.

<cynic hat>

Don't be surprised to find out down the road that the NBP were encouraged by the money/clout of the Pimps to not only issue the 'bounty', but actually take Z out to keep ALL that stuff from coming out at trial and ruining their fun.

And yes, with the traitØr in the WhiteHut, I do think they're feelin' that frisky.
But so did Napoleon . . .

50 posted on 04/03/2012 2:56:13 PM PDT by tomkat
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