Skip to comments.Photo taken after Trayvon Martin shooting shows bloody George Zimmerman [LIVE THREAD]
Posted on 04/20/2012 4:33:22 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
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I had heard from the very start that a Sanford Police officer at the scene took the pic with his iphone and since it will probably be used in the hearing today the media has no choice but to show it like it just appeared.
[I have a real problem to the requirement that many freepers are placing on self defense. Believe it or not but your life could be in danger well before drawing first blood.]
Exactly. Piers Morgan tried to pull this crap when he was interviewing Zimm’s brother. Saying if Zimm’s life was in danger how could he be walking into a police station an hour or so later. To which I respond, if I’m in an airplane that is going to crash is my life not in imminent danger but yet I am able to walk away with just cuts and scratches how then was I not in imminent danger?
I’ve already seen posts accusing Zimmerman of inflicting the injuries on himself to trump up a self defense rationale, after he had shot Martin.
I expect that kind of idiocy will continue.
who took the photo??? 3 minutes after the event. had to be someone in the neighborhood unless George took the photo.
See Brandenburg v. Ohio and Watts v. United States for the reason why.
I can’t wait for the Black Panther crowd to claim that those wounds prove Zimmerman was the aggressor.
How was he attacking Trayvonn Martin? By using a reverse head butt?
good job by that Sanford police officer. This will be crucial evidence.
Of course, now that officer is in for a hard time by the race baiters.
Look for everyone to dig into every aspect of his life.
Our local news just showed Zimmerman’s lawyer entering the courthouse and there is a lot of media in a frenzy outside.
I've heard FOX news channel say Zimmerman "gunned down" Trayvon! Gunned down!!!
Well this just cant be. It does not fit the media’s reality that Poor little ( If Obama had a son he would look like) Trayvon. was not the aggressor. Move along folks. Nothing to see here.
.....and there was a lot of blood at the OJ crime scene,but his jury STILL let him go!
“Zimmerman is GUILTY!” was expected from the usual baiters and haters, but from the alleged freepers it was especially loathsome and vile.
They’ve been pretty quiet, too.
Did we ever see an apology or “I was wrong” post from any of them?
The person who took the photograph told ABC News he heard Martin and Zimmerman fighting before the shooting and that after Martin was killed, Zimmerman asked the photographer to call Zimmermans wife, allegedly blurting out, Man, just tell her I shot someone.
GPS and other data embedded in the photo shows it was taken at the scene with an iPhone just three minutes after the shooting, according to ABC News.
ABC News said the photographer said gunpowder marks were clearly visible on Martins hooded sweatshirt.
SO the photographer has experience identifying GPR on clothing?
That would presuppose some integrity.
Don't hold your breath.
Oddly enough, the two Lesbians who claimed they came outside and saw Zimmerman straddling Trayvon and are absolutely sure Zimmerman is guilty, never mentioned seeing the blood on his head.
Thanks for posting and THANK GOD that this photo has come out. I pray that it will go viral, and utterly discredit the race-baiters, the Black Panters, and the corrupt MSM and politicans.
Odd, then, that the EXIF data has been scrubbed from the version posted on the WFTV website.
A skeptical observer might think they were still trying to shape the narrative.
Shirley not !
Thats not a little wound....he was getting his skull bashed in
Hell yes you shoot if you got a gun
You are absolutely correct. When confronted by superior numbers (2 or more), or if you are a senior citizen and have disablities, you are much more likely to suffer a life-threatening event that younger people could survive.
“The Zimmermans should be able to win some major lawsuits soon.”
Sad to say but winning lawsuits against this crowd is useless. Still waiting for Sharpton to pay the multi million dollar judgement against him for slander won by that prosecutor who Sharpton and Brawley accused of raping Tawana Brawley. I really hope that the prosecutor has an outstanding garnishment against this piece of garbage for his wages on MSNBC and any renumeration the dirtbag gets from his activities as a race hustler.
Personally, I think he's got a damn good case on all accounts.
Not so. That is what Photoshop is for. They could post a picture of a Klan robe in his hands. And they would do that.
Aren’t there ANY laws on the books that can hold the media accountable for judging this guy while knowingly witholding information that counters their reporting? This kind of reporting should be criminal. This mans life was in jeopardy as a direct result of the media drumming up tensions. I hope Zimmerman plans to sue the media, Sharpton, and a varitable host of others who jumped on this bandwagon knowing they were peddling something false.
Fox is showing the hearing right now. (Bond hearing) and Zimmerman is also going to request to leave the area because of the danger he is in per Fox.
2 hour hearing per Fox. It is know as an “Arthur” hearing in Florida.
In states that include that little detail if you feel that the person assaulting you will severely injure you then the use of deadly force is acceptable.
Shouldn´t be that hard to spot if the shot was point blank. Also, clearly visible GPR means that the shot was most likely at very close range, no?
Which would be consistent with the story of a close-range struggle?
Here we go.
Beck is talking on his radio show about this and said this photo should have come out long ago.
I’ve already seen cries of ‘its fake’ from Trayvon groupies.
The first real indication that the left had declared war and was waging a war was the LA riots of 1992 when they were refereed to as “The Rebellion”, “The Revolution”, or “The uprising”.
Everyone wrote it off as just more rhetoric from the left.
It wasn't, they meant it.
The only difference now, people aren't just writing it off as left wing rhetoric, more people every day are beginning to recognize the left means it.
It´s not surprising - very tempting to jump to conclusions in today´s instant-reporting climate. Problem is, early reports are by their very nature pretty unreliable.
If you add in Liberal Media Bias (TM), it makes keeping one´s mouth shut and waiting for more complete facts a better option.
Also, that path of action has the added benefit of lessening the risk of making a fool of oneself.
Hello, Haiku Guy (oh, how I wish I could compose a Haiku for this post!).
What is a cryon? How and why would it be used?
Live on cnn. Fox blew it off.
Also the case of a black woman gunning down a white mom in Houston and stealing her baby this week, haven’t heard about that on the national news.
Fox probably wanted to talk Romney up for the next two hours.
Race relations have been set back at least 50 yrs. with this ass in the White House.....I know my feelings have changed dramatically about our “brothers”
I agree. While serving in the USCG one of my duties was part of the boarding party. In my first lesson the instructor told us a man with a knife in his teeth was approaching us from the water and going to board our boat. The question was "When can you shoot him?"
My first thought was when he was within a few feet. The answer was either 20 or 22 feet while on the boat or land. A person with a knife can some at you faster than a reasonable person can aim and fire. So your statement is correct.
I agree. Obama has made things drastically worse. And when he loses in November it will be even worse.
I guess I'm just being morbid or something, but I really expected for his head to look worse.
I bled more when I was a kid and Ricky (NOT my friend/NOT anybody’s friend/he was a bully) slammed my head against a slide.
The text you posted was of a different version of the story, and includes the following sentence:
“The picture would seem to back up Zimmerman’s claim that Martin slammed his head against the sidewalk.”
When I go to the links now, the article is different and the sentence is gone (I guess ABC changed it in the past hour and a half). I wish we could get a link to the original story.
WOW! REALLY?? Well guess what? I had it minimized on my task bar before they changed any wording! Here is the whole text:
Updated: 6:22 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2012 | Posted: 5:58 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2012
ABC News: Photo taken after Trayvon Martin shooting shows bloody George Zimmerman
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla.
WFTV just learned Friday morning about a picture of gunman George Zimmerman, taken just three minutes after the shooting that left 17-year-old Trayvon Martin dead.
The picture reportedly shows cuts on the back of Zimmerman’s head, with blood trickling down.
Zimmerman, who shot and killed 17-year-old Martin on February 26 in a gated Sanford community, claimed he killed Martin in self-defense. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder for the shooting death of Martin.
The picture would seem to back up Zimmerman’s claim that Martin slammed his head against the sidewalk.
That picture could be part of the evidence shown to the judge in court Friday morning during Zimmerman’s bond hearing.
ABC News is breaking more on this story on Good Morning America at 7 a.m. on Channel 9. We’ll have more on Central Florida’s TV 27 at 7 a.m.
Meanwhile, Trayvon Martin’s parents will come face to face for the first time with Zimmerman on Friday.
Zimmerman is due in a Seminole County courtroom for a bond hearing at 9 a.m.
After a week and a half behind bars, Zimmerman may be walking out of jail to await trial on a second-degree murder charge.
The parents of 17-year-old Martin are expected in the courtroom during the bond hearing.
Zimmerman’s attorney Mark O’Mara will likely argue to Judge Kenneth Lester that Zimmerman is not a flight risk, pointing to fact that Zimmerman turned himself in immediately when charges were filed.
Judge Lester must decide if Zimmerman will be offered bond.
“He’s evidenced his willingness to stay involved in the process. I think that works to his credit,” said O’Mara.
Zimmerman made his first appearance in court eight days ago. O’Mara said Zimmerman was hiding out in another state while the outrage built in the case because he was not arrested for well over a month after the shooting.
“He’s tired. It’s been a long period of time here. He’s gone through some tribulations of his own,” said O’Mara.
WFTV learned that as the process for Zimmerman’s trial ramps up, taxpayers will likely foot the bill for his defense.
“He is indigent for cost. He doesn’t have any money and there’s a process in place that allows the state to assist in paying costs, not attorney’s fees,” said O’Mara.
Meanwhile, WFTV found out Zimmerman has asked to meet with Martin’s parents.
This comes just as Zimmerman may be let out of jail, causing Martin’s parents and their lawyers to question his motive.
“He never once apologized on his website, on any of the voicemails he left his friends, and never expressed any remorse during police interviews,” said Martin’s family attorney Ben Crump.
Crump said Friday is also expected to be an emotional day for Zimmerman’s parents.
It’s the first time they’ll be in the same room as Zimmerman since Martin’s death. Crump also told CNN Thursday night that the timing of Zimmerman’s request is “self-serving.”
The hearing begins at 9 a.m. and WFTV will be in the courtroom and will have live coverage on Channel 9 WFTV and WFTV.com
The city has security plans in place if Zimmerman does bond out of jail, but no one would go into any details.
Former WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer will return to his role to provide in-depth analysis of the Zimmerman bond hearing.
Sheaffer recently left WFTV to run for judge, but he later decided against running for family reasons.
Stay with WFTV for the very latest on Zimmerman’s bond hearing and what will happen if he gets out of jail.
And, remember that these laws include a phrase equivalent to “grievous physical injury”.
Zimm may not have feared for his life but understood the possibility of severe concussion and long term brain damage.
“Also, Rick Santorum owes a bigtime apology to Zimmerman but I wont hold my breath waiting for that to happen.”
Also, Shep Smith owes him a huge apology. Shepard Smith on the air called Trayvon a “baby boy” and said he was just gunned down.
Within minutes, eh?
Should we assume this is police evidence, taken with a responding LEO’s phone-cam?