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FOX host Sean Hannity confirms off-the-record talk with George Zimmerman
NY Daily News ^ | April 11, 2012 | Philip Caulfield

Posted on 04/11/2012 9:18:51 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

FOX News host Sean Hannity confirmed on his show Tuesday night he had an off-the-record chat with someone he believed was George Zimmerman.

The neighborhood watchman's former legal team announced they would no longer represent him because the 28-year-old had ignored their calls and said he had reached out to Hannity and special prosecutor Angela Corey on his own.

On his show, Hannity said he wanted to "set the record straight."

"For a few weeks we have been pursuing an interview with Mr. Zimmerman to give him a chance to tell his side of the story," the host said. “Now yesterday I was contacted by an individual that we in fact believe was George Zimmerman.”

"We spoke on the phone about his case, and I agreed not to report on the contents of that conversation. That's it."

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1 posted on 04/11/2012 9:19:01 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I agreed not to report on the contents of that conversation. That's it.

Then, unless Zimmerman is planning on calling Hannity as a character witness at his upcoming trial, what was the point?

2 posted on 04/11/2012 9:21:46 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

Maybe Zimmerman gave Hannity some information to be revealed if something bad happens to him at the hands of the New Black KKK or the (in)Justice Department.


3 posted on 04/11/2012 9:23:35 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

He can keep it quiet until the court orders otherwise, is my guess. Not a good move on Zimmerman’s part.


4 posted on 04/11/2012 9:24:53 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: skeeter

To THANK Hannity for his objective and unbiased reporting on this story. That’s it!


5 posted on 04/11/2012 9:28:08 AM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Or to be revealed when Zimmerman skips to Peru (and I wouldn’t blame him at all).


6 posted on 04/11/2012 9:29:25 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

Oh and, another thing.. He probably told Hannity not to interview his father again!


7 posted on 04/11/2012 9:29:54 AM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“pursuing an interview with Mr. Zimmerman to give him a chance to tell his side of the story,”

That pretty much tells it all. George wants to have his side of the story told. Not sure that is a good idea at this point and maybe should just be quiet but I can understand where he is coming from. I Sean would be a good one to give out his side of the story to. Maybe even Greta.


8 posted on 04/11/2012 9:30:11 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Kinda li dark like wetting yourself wearing a pair of dark trousers.

Gives you a nice warm feeling, but nobody seems to notice.


9 posted on 04/11/2012 9:34:31 AM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Kinda like dark wetting yourself wearing a pair of dark trousers.

Gives you a nice warm feeling, but nobody seems to notice.


10 posted on 04/11/2012 9:34:49 AM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Serious mistakes being made by Zimmerman. When you are facing charges like this you have “NO Advocates” except for your Attorneys. Not the police, not the media, and not even smiling conservative talk show host, and defiantly not those reading your comments on your web site. Talk To Nobody without your attorneys present. Too many people think the Miranda Rights are meant for the guilty. That is dead wrong.

Zimmerman should have watched this video

Don’t Talk to the Police. In praise ofs the Fifth Amendment Right to Not Be a Witness Against Yourself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wXkI4t7nuc


11 posted on 04/11/2012 9:36:38 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: NavyCanDo

The problem with that advice is that there is something else on the line and that’s him being lynched. So he has to fight for his freedom in the courts but fight for his life with the public.

I’ve seen that video before and generally I do agree with it. And it has paid off for me and my family when falsely accused


12 posted on 04/11/2012 9:41:27 AM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: NavyCanDo

THIS———> Too many people think the Miranda Rights are meant for the guilty. That is dead wrong. <———THIS

First time we’ve ever been in full accord I believe.


13 posted on 04/11/2012 9:50:09 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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To: skeeter
If there's a trial Hannity could be subpoenaed by either side to testify. He has no privileged client/lawyer relationship that would preclude it.
14 posted on 04/11/2012 9:54:30 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
To THANK Hannity for his objective and unbiased reporting on this story."

That was my thought also.

15 posted on 04/11/2012 10:03:31 AM PDT by Spunky
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I am beginning to believe that George Zimmerman is starting to crack under the pressure and is making critical errors in judgement. He needs help, from people who believe in his side of the story. I’m sure that he deeply regrets taking the life of Trayvon Martin but he was placed in a position where he felt threatened and acted upon it. The fact alone that he has been tried and convicted in the MEDIA with out a trial would be enough to anyone over the edge. He really does need help.


16 posted on 04/11/2012 10:08:17 AM PDT by Mr. C (Take Back America!)
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

Yes. And/or possibly to see if there’s some money to be had by coming on the show. The guy is going to need money in a bad way. He’ll have trouble ever getting work again and may have to move out of the U.S. just to be able to live without the constant threat of being killed.


17 posted on 04/11/2012 10:13:45 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

If George Zimmerman truly believed he was acting in self-defense, he should have gotten out way ahead of this story by giving an impassioned statement of some kind.

Not necessarily an interview. But a read statement in which he looks into a camera and emphatically declares that he was being attacked and his life was in danger. He should have challenged those who are jumping to conclusions to put themselves in his shoes and imagine what they would have done if they were being beaten and feared for their lives.

In this unique case, he should already be trying to make a positive impression on his potential jurors. He has many advantages that he and his supposed lawyers were not using.

While I support his decision to go into hiding, he has not handled this matter well. In a situation like this, he should make an emphatic plea that he is innocent.

My only guess is that he was asked by the investigators to lay low. But he should not trust them one bit. They are going to throw him to the wolves. He will be a political sacrificial lamb.

This is not the time for Zimmerman to be “going rogue” either. He needs to hire a competent attorney (not the two bozos he had been working with) to help him.

What’s Jose Baez up to? LOL


18 posted on 04/11/2012 10:14:48 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Jose has already commented publicly in favor of Zimmerman. I’ve known Jose for 20a yrs. This case is right up his ally. Wouldn’t be a difficult case to win. Just a media circus.


19 posted on 04/11/2012 10:32:51 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Spunky
“To THANK Hannity for his objective and unbiased reporting on this story.”

Hannity was almost as guilty of the rest of the press, in the beginning. He was all hung up on Zimmerman continuing to “pursue” Martin after being asked not to. Which we now know that Zimmerman did STOP following Martin.

I tweeted, emailed Hannity to death, criticizing him for being so brutally uninformed on this case. How he was an embarrassment to Conservatives by jumping on the liberal media bandwagon.

He “claims” to have taken a position of not “rushing to judgment”. This was a throw away line, a life preserver, he used in case he turned out to be wrong about indicting Zimmerman. As it turns out, he's lucky to have done so since now he is clinging to that life preserver and pointing out often how he “from the beginning was not rushing to judgment”. Actually he did, and is a hypocrite now.

I will give him credit for being one of the first to do a 180.

You are welcome Sean. You can, by extension, thank me for the Zimmerman “get”. Again you are welcome.

20 posted on 04/11/2012 10:47:38 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

zimmerman needs to talk to his lawyers, not hannity.


21 posted on 04/11/2012 11:10:18 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Mr. C

I think he might be getting some attorney advice on the quiet on how to conduct himself. And that attorney might be Jose Baez — if Zimmerman is lucky. Baez is Hispanic and is almost certain to be interested in Zimmerman’s case.


22 posted on 04/11/2012 11:10:27 AM PDT by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Maybe Zimmerman gave Hannity some information to be revealed if something bad happens to him at the hands of the New Black KKK or the (in)Justice Department.

Zimmerman's conscience is driving his actions. He is seeking to unburden himself to someone who will listen.

Maybe he told Hannity the truth of what happened that night
23 posted on 04/11/2012 11:11:27 AM PDT by Rooivalk
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To: skeeter
... what was the point?

There is a rumor swirling around that Zimmerman has taken a powder (out of the country), and maybe he wants some influential member of the media to know he's still around.

24 posted on 04/11/2012 11:26:39 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (The only flaw is that America doesn't recognize Cyber's omniscience. -- sergeantdave)
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To: Mr. C
I am beginning to believe that George Zimmerman is starting to crack under the pressure and is making critical errors in judgement. He needs help, from people who believe in his side of the story. I’m sure that he deeply regrets taking the life of Trayvon Martin but he was placed in a position where he felt threatened and acted upon it. The fact alone that he has been tried and convicted in the MEDIA with out a trial would be enough to anyone over the edge. He really does need help.

The only pressure on Zimmerman is from his conscience on his taking an innocent life and not being truthful about it.

The weight of all those prayer vigils all around the world is bearing down on Zimmerman. Let us hope he does not take his own life.
25 posted on 04/11/2012 11:33:24 AM PDT by Rooivalk
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To: Cyber Liberty
There is a rumor swirling around that Zimmerman has taken a powder (out of the country), and maybe he wants some influential member of the media to know he's still around.

He can run but he cannot hide from the truth about what REALLY happened when he shot an unarmed person.

It is on his mind.
26 posted on 04/11/2012 11:37:02 AM PDT by Rooivalk
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To: Rooivalk

Zimmerman dis not take an innocent life. He defended himself from the brutal onslaught of a brutal thug.

Having a name like Travon and being negro is not a defense


27 posted on 04/11/2012 11:37:22 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Rooivalk

Oh, I see it’s you again. Yeah. Tell me, should Zimmerman be executed by firing squad, drawn and quartered or dance at the end of a rope?

It’s assumed you want his cracker head on a pike....


28 posted on 04/11/2012 11:40:54 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (The only flaw is that America doesn't recognize Cyber's omniscience. -- sergeantdave)
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To: faucetman
He was all hung up on Zimmerman continuing to “pursue” Martin after being asked not to. Which we now know that Zimmerman did STOP following Martin.

You seem to forget that Zimmerman had not observed any crime and had no reason to leave his car and follow Martin in the first place.

Don't get it twisted
29 posted on 04/11/2012 11:42:18 AM PDT by Rooivalk
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To: Rooivalk

“You seem to forget that Zimmerman had not observed any crime and had no reason to leave his car and follow Martin in the first place.”

You are the one getting it twisted. Zimmerman reported Martin acting suspiciously, and left his vehicle to maintain visual contact so that police could find Martin when they arrived. There is no law against “leaving your vehicle”, and any reason for doing so does not have to be approved of by Rooivalk.


30 posted on 04/11/2012 11:48:23 AM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Mr. C
I am beginning to believe that George Zimmerman is starting to crack under the pressure and is making critical errors in judgement.

The fact that none less than the president of the United States came out publically against him and whipped up the race hatred of millions of people and refuses to order his Attorney General to prosecute people who acted on the presidential influence to put a bounty out for his murder, should - clearly - deny ANY use by the prosecutor of ANYTHING George says or does because of clear and overwhelming duress.

31 posted on 04/11/2012 11:49:33 AM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: Rooivalk

Do you have a source or a retraction for the allegation you made in this post?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2864428/posts?page=29#29

Re: Mr. Zimmerman and the police smoking and laughing after the shooting.


32 posted on 04/11/2012 11:51:38 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political party's in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: Cyber Liberty
Oh, I see it’s you again. Yeah. Tell me, should Zimmerman be executed by firing squad, drawn and quartered or dance at the end of a rope? It’s assumed you want his cracker head on a pike....

Those are YOUR words not mine. It is your side that wants to exonerate Zimmerman of any crime because you have made the judgement that Martin was a "criminal" and a "thug" who deserved a bullet.

But you seem to forget that there are two sides to this shooting and unfortunately Martin is dead. And his side of the story died with him that night

Fortunately God saw what happened that night and his justice will stand supreme in the end.

There is this little thing called a conscience. And my guess is that Zimmerman is learning that he has one.
33 posted on 04/11/2012 11:53:46 AM PDT by Rooivalk
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To: skeeter
...unless Zimmerman is planning on calling Hannity as a character witness at his upcoming trial, what was the point?

Background...

34 posted on 04/11/2012 11:55:34 AM PDT by GOPJ (Hoodies - because you can't kill a security camera for snitchin' - - freeper tacticalogic)
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To: Mr. C

And when you add the fact the federal government, the Dept of Justice, no less, is coming after you and ignoring an open and active death threat against you, you can imagine the pressure is unbearable.

He has no one in authority actually doing anything to protect HIM. He has no one looking out for his life and family.

Imagine the pressure when you know the federal government is doing nothing to protect you and your family, that the federal government wants you dead (and your family), and mob rule is the law of the land.

Our nation is lost when the law comes second to mob rule and politics.


35 posted on 04/11/2012 12:03:36 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: NavyCanDo

Home viewing bookmark.


36 posted on 04/11/2012 12:03:52 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Rooivalk

Wow. You are pathetic. You’ve bought every lie. Let me guess, you aren’t white or hispanic?


37 posted on 04/11/2012 12:04:42 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: SZonian
My allegations mean nothing in this case. It is now Zimmerman and his conscience that have to make the decisions.

Zimmerman knows what he did that night. And since neither you or I were there that night when he decided to leave his vehicle and set into motion a chain of events that resulted in an unarmed youth laying dead in the street, he will have to explain to Almighty God why he did what he did.

Seems like that realization is weighing heavy on him
38 posted on 04/11/2012 12:05:19 PM PDT by Rooivalk
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To: Lazamataz
Wow. You are pathetic. You’ve bought every lie. Let me guess, you aren’t white or hispanic?

Does that have any bearing on what Zimmerman did that night? Just asking
39 posted on 04/11/2012 12:07:38 PM PDT by Rooivalk
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To: Rooivalk
It is your side that wants to exonerate Zimmerman of any crime because you have made the judgement that Martin was a "criminal" and a "thug" who deserved a bullet.

I've seen nothing of the kind. Nobody thinks he should be exonerated if the evidence shows he murdered somebody. We'd just like to see some evidence before he's lynched. If you were a rational person (a leap I am not prepared to make), you would want that too.

Yours is the side that wants a rush to judgement and execute the man without benefit of facts, so take your silly straw man and go home.

40 posted on 04/11/2012 12:08:18 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (The only flaw is that America doesn't recognize Cyber's omniscience. -- sergeantdave)
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To: Rooivalk

Thanks for the affirmative answer. I figured.


41 posted on 04/11/2012 12:11:33 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: Rooivalk
Zimmerman's conscience is driving his actions. He is seeking to unburden himself to someone who will listen.

So he forced Tray-von to punch him in the face, he forced Tray-von to beat him and slam his head into the ground, and forced Tray-von to try to steal his gun, eh?

42 posted on 04/11/2012 12:16:17 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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To: Lazamataz

Yeah, I figured that out too. Ignored my “cracker” crack.


43 posted on 04/11/2012 12:16:54 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (The only flaw is that America doesn't recognize Cyber's omniscience. -- sergeantdave)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
THEY ARE GOING TO USE THIS TO TRY TO TAKE DOWN HANNITY.


44 posted on 04/11/2012 12:18:32 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: trappedincanuckistan
You are the one getting it twisted. Zimmerman reported Martin acting suspiciously, and left his vehicle to maintain visual contact so that police could find Martin when they arrived.

Sadly you grasp at straws to support your position. Just what did "acting suspiciously" mean to Zimmerman? Were you there that night? At least tell me the crime in progress Zimmerman observed that supports his actions.

All we have is Zimmerman's self serving account of someone "acting suspiciously" as his rational for encountering someone walking down the street

Is that the best you Zimmerman supporters can come up with?

There is no law against “leaving your vehicle”, and any reason for doing so does not have to be approved of by Rooivalk.

Shooting and killing an unarmed person because in your mind, they were "acting suspiciously", sure is against the law.

Again tell me what crime was Zimmerman observing when he left his car to accost Martin. Give that a try.

But we both know you have no answer for that. None of you Zimmerman supporters have that answer
45 posted on 04/11/2012 12:25:50 PM PDT by Rooivalk
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To: Rooivalk

Unfortunately,God isn’t going to “try” George Zimmerman, Holder and “his people” will get the nod. if I were him, I’d be applying for citizenship in a country that does not have an extradition treaty with ours. There is just no way for him to get anything resembling a fair trial here. This isn’t about a search for the truth, but rather a black lynch mob wanting some sort of revenge irreective of the facts.


46 posted on 04/11/2012 12:27:19 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Zimmerman is getting a ride on the PC Railroad...there is no law here...the situation is being controlled by two groups...the agitators, and those who wish to be agitated. Letter of the law? Please.


47 posted on 04/11/2012 12:30:32 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
So he forced Tray-von to punch him in the face, he forced Tray-von to beat him and slam his head into the ground, and forced Tray-von to try to steal his gun, eh?

Total BS. Stop trying to fabricate things that are not in evidence in the chain of events for the night of the shooting.

The facts are that two people witnessed the full range of events on the night of the shooting and thanks to Zimmerman one side cannot tell their version of those events

Or maybe you are suggesting that Martin had no version of how things went down

Please tell me you are not that dumb and silly
48 posted on 04/11/2012 12:31:58 PM PDT by Rooivalk
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To: Rooivalk

There were two eyewitnesses. Their story does not fit with your bizarre narrative of a racist Whitey hunting down an innocent ten-year old child, so you ignore it.


49 posted on 04/11/2012 12:37:03 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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To: Rooivalk

“Sadly you grasp at straws to support your position. Just what did “acting suspiciously” mean to Zimmerman? Were you there that night? At least tell me the crime in progress Zimmerman observed that supports his actions.”

Read the transcript. It explains what Zimmerman thought was suspicious. Were you there that night?

“All we have is Zimmerman’s self serving account of someone “acting suspiciously” as his rational for encountering someone walking down the street.”

You’re right. That’s all we have. So why are you making things up to fill in the blanks?

“Shooting and killing an unarmed person because in your mind, they were “acting suspiciously”, sure is against the law.”

Prove that that’s what happened.

“Again tell me what crime was Zimmerman observing when he left his car to accost Martin. Give that a try.”

He doesn’t have to be observing a crime to report someone or to leave his vehicle.

“But we both know you have no answer for that. None of you Zimmerman supporters have that answer”

Why would I answer questions based on fallacies and speculation? And I’m not a “Zimmerman” supporter. That’s your problem. You’ve chosen a side and are completely immune to logic, reason, or evidence.


50 posted on 04/11/2012 12:38:03 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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