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Warning Graphic Photo: Possible New Evidence Shows George Zimmerman's Bloodied Head
ABC News ^ | April 20,2012 | MATT GUTMAN

Posted on 04/20/2012 6:36:49 AM PDT by Hojczyk

Zimmerman was treated at the scene by paramedics, then cuffed and driven in a police cruiser to the Sanford police station. He was questioned for hours and later released. In police surveillance video obtained last month by ABC News, Zimmerman's wounds are not apparent, and there were no bandages on his head.

Zimmerman was not admitted to a hospital or given stitches the night of the incident.

The person who took the photograph of a bloodied Zimmerman, asking not to be identified, told ABC News exclusively that they did not see the scuffle that night, but did hear it. The person recalled seeing Martin's prostrate body on the wet grass and said the gunpowder burns on Martin's gray hoodie were clearly visible.

The photographer said that after the shooting, Zimmerman asked the photographer to call his wife. When the photographer asked him what to say, Zimmerman blurted out, "Man, just tell her I shot someone."

(Watch them spin in the video...)

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abcnews; banglist; blackkk; florida; georgezimmerman; trayvonmartin; zimmerman; zimmermaninjuries

1 posted on 04/20/2012 6:36:52 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk
I watch very little tv news...a waste of time...the best news comes from London
2 posted on 04/20/2012 6:38:45 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Zimmerman must have beat that poor innocent Treyvon with the back of his head before he shot him.


3 posted on 04/20/2012 6:40:21 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind;)
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To: Hojczyk

I wasn’t zimmerman’s head. Just ask Sharpton.


4 posted on 04/20/2012 6:42:09 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET
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To: Hojczyk
So, ABC has this photo, and they run the SPD video while claiming "see? Zimmerman isn't injured!" To which Crump says that "icing on the cake" that Zimmerman has no justification for using deadly force.

That's as bad on ABC's part, as NBC editing the audio.

5 posted on 04/20/2012 6:49:21 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Hojczyk

I notice that ABC is now showing photos of the 17 year old Trayvon Martin—a much less sympathetic portrayal of the attacker/victim. I wonder if Obama still thinks Martin looks like he could be his son.


6 posted on 04/20/2012 6:51:54 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Hojczyk
Most accounts of the story say that when the dispatcher directed Zimmerman to break contact, he said, "OK" and went back to his vehicle. But, Martin followed and confronted him.

Yet, ABDNC continues to end their reports by saying that if Zimmerman had followed instructions and stopped the chase, the shooting would not have happened.

7 posted on 04/20/2012 6:54:44 AM PDT by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: Hojczyk

It won't matter to the race whores.


8 posted on 04/20/2012 6:55:21 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks Right-Wing.)
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To: TangoLimaSierra

...but Zimmerman is the one behind bars...


9 posted on 04/20/2012 6:56:02 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Hojczyk

I wonder how far this political trial will go.

All evidence seems to say this was self defense, not second degree murder.


10 posted on 04/20/2012 6:56:19 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Hojczyk

Zimmerman obviously took a hammer to the back of his own head to manufacture evidence that Trayvon was beating the —— out of him.


11 posted on 04/20/2012 6:56:25 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (For every black person murdered by a white, thirty-nine white people are murdered by blacks.)
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To: Cboldt
Amazing isn't it. The way Abrams put it was that even if Zimmerman was losing a fight, there was no justification for using his weapon!!! I guess self-defense is not acceptable even to the point when someone is bashing your head into the pavement and you are losing consciousness without any way of knowing what the assailant intends to do with you. We are living in a Twilight Zone.
12 posted on 04/20/2012 6:58:12 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Hojczyk
http://i.imgur.com/HkZOI.png

13 posted on 04/20/2012 7:03:17 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: Hojczyk

It is not new evidence. If ABC is telling the truth it was taken 3 minutes after the shooting was recorded on the 911 call.


14 posted on 04/20/2012 7:03:55 AM PDT by the_daug
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To: Hojczyk

This is getting uglier by the day. As quick as this disinformation campaign is progressing - I don’t see us far from marshall law prior to the election. For our own good, of course.


15 posted on 04/20/2012 7:06:47 AM PDT by mykroar (A vote for Romney IS a vote for Obama.)
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To: kabar

“I notice that ABC is now showing photos of the 17 year old Trayvon Martin”

Where have you seen photos from ABC that portray Trayvon as less than the angel baby the rest of the media likes to show? I only see pics of Zimmerman in the aticle.


16 posted on 04/20/2012 7:09:37 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: the_daug

3 minutes later?? The photographer got the news how??


17 posted on 04/20/2012 7:11:50 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Baynative
If Tray had "walked" towards home for 10 more seconds....he would have been home.

Tray went after Zimmerman. I have no doubt.

18 posted on 04/20/2012 7:15:32 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

the digital picture has the GPS and time stamp embedded in the picture file.


19 posted on 04/20/2012 7:18:22 AM PDT by the_daug
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To: TangoLimaSierra

It looks like Zimmerman was wearing a hat when he was injured.


20 posted on 04/20/2012 7:18:27 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Hojczyk
Lawyers for the Martin family want to know why Zimmerman didn't go to the hospital ...

Inner city blacks often go to hospitals for bad colds - expense is no issue because they're not paying out of their own pocket ... But for people who are not rich beyond words, or have great health insurance or are on 'assistance' it costs a fortune to go to a hospital emergency room... I suspect Zimmerman knew that...

21 posted on 04/20/2012 7:19:54 AM PDT by GOPJ (Hoodies - because you can't kill a security camera for snitchin' - - freeper tacticalogic)
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To: the_daug

And that data being...?


22 posted on 04/20/2012 7:20:21 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: GOPJ

Uh...because he was _arrested_? and the injury, while serious, did not warrant practical release of a homicide suspect? Can’t be in jail & ER at the same time.


23 posted on 04/20/2012 7:22:58 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: the_daug; Sacajaweau

The picture was made by an I-phone but my Blackberry does it too.


24 posted on 04/20/2012 7:26:01 AM PDT by the_daug
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To: freeangel

The link contains a video that includes pictures of Martin.


25 posted on 04/20/2012 7:26:07 AM PDT by kabar
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To: who knows what evil?
...but Zimmerman is the one behind bars...

And look how long it took for this photo to get out. Disgusting.

26 posted on 04/20/2012 7:27:46 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks Right-Wing.)
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To: TangoLimaSierra

At the hearing this morning the “white Hispanic” Zimmerman looked like he was a close relative of Obama, even could have portrayed Obama’s son.

I just smiled at the irony of Obama’s statement.


27 posted on 04/20/2012 7:39:38 AM PDT by affan76
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To: ctdonath2; Sacajaweau

If you watch the video at ABC they go into how the picture has time date and GPS location tags embedded in the picture. Only if you want to believe ABC because they still parrot other things as fact that only seem as speculation or un true about Zimmerman. remember it is ABC (All Barack Channel)!/s


28 posted on 04/20/2012 7:48:45 AM PDT by the_daug
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To: mykroar
Marshall Law...
29 posted on 04/20/2012 7:52:11 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: All
Zimmerman's attorney just made a total a** of the State's witness. Apparenly, this investigator never read the medical report. Zimmerman's attorney offered him a copy.

That witness with 35 years expereince is going to puke his lunch!!

30 posted on 04/20/2012 7:55:47 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sgt_Schultze

Could be but it would have got knocked off before the wound and I think its from a real good smash on the edge of the walk. The rest is gravity and the photo was taken so recent that he hadn’t even touched it yet. He was still stunned.


31 posted on 04/20/2012 8:00:16 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: ctdonath2

He wasn’t arrested at the time. That came later - with all the political pressure.


32 posted on 04/20/2012 8:13:37 AM PDT by GOPJ (Hoodies - because you can't kill a security camera for snitchin' - - freeper tacticalogic)
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To: Hojczyk

He drew that blood on his own head using Trayvon’s blood and a red Skillet!

So damn obvious!

/s


33 posted on 04/20/2012 8:21:04 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Hojczyk

Once again we see how little of what we are told or shown is true.

I could make a case it is more likely we live in the Matrix than in the world the MSM is trying to make us believe exists.

They can withhold so much information without raising suspicion they don’t even have to lie outright. It is lies by omission and they are experts at it.


34 posted on 04/20/2012 8:21:55 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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One of the commentators made a good point. The state said they had no witnesses. Zimmerman's attorney said...okay...but I need some kind of witness for the state...

and called the state's investigator to the stand...and nailed him.

The commentator said...the state witness is now absolutely stuck with his testimony.

I tell ya...Perry Mason has returned.

35 posted on 04/20/2012 8:24:10 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: GOPJ

Very early on there was a video of him getting out of a cop car in a police station with his head bloodied. Methinks he wasn’t exactly “free to go” at that point, so regardless of official labels he was, for most practical purposes, under arrest.


36 posted on 04/20/2012 8:26:21 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Sacajaweau

Details? Links? Sounds juicy.


37 posted on 04/20/2012 8:29:14 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: GOPJ

He was in police custody, handcuffed and not free to leave; that constitutes “arrest” even thought he wasn’t charged with a crime until later.


38 posted on 04/20/2012 8:34:26 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Sacajaweau
and called the state's investigator to the stand...and nailed him.

I haven't seen this.  I'd be interested in any links you might have.

39 posted on 04/20/2012 10:43:34 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: ctdonath2; Sacajaweau
Ctdonath2,

Just found this thread. It answers both our questions.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2874431/posts

 

40 posted on 04/20/2012 10:54:38 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: zeugma

Thanks; a riveting read. Wish I’d watched it live. Now need to monitor other sites for hints that the commute home may not go well...


41 posted on 04/20/2012 11:20:39 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: GOPJ
He wasn’t arrested at the time. That came later - with all the political pressure.

I guess he was not arrested, just placed in handcuffs, transported to the police station, and interrogated for several hours. /s

42 posted on 04/22/2012 5:54:42 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

A person can be brought in for questioning without being arrested, right?


43 posted on 04/23/2012 7:54:56 AM PDT by GOPJ (Hoodies - because you can't kill a security camera for snitchin' - - freeper tacticalogic)
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To: GOPJ
A person can be brought in for questioning without being arrested, right?

It depends. If a person is forcibly restrained, they are under arrest. There is a sort of halfway situation that is known as "being detained". The courts have ruled that police can "detain" a person for a few minutes while they ask them questions. More that about 15 to 20 minutes is considered an arrest.

It does not really matter what the police call it. If a person is forcibly restrained for more than a few minutes, they are under arrest.

If they know they can leave, but voluntarily remain with the police while they are questioned, that is not an arrest.

44 posted on 04/23/2012 8:06:35 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

An arrest requires that a person be read their rights - does that happen if they’re just being detained? Do you know if Zimmerman was read his Miranda rights? By the way Mark - it’s always nice when you take the time to explain things - it’s appreciated.


45 posted on 04/23/2012 8:25:43 AM PDT by GOPJ (Hoodies - because you can't kill a security camera for snitchin' - - freeper tacticalogic)
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To: GOPJ; All
An arrest requires that a person be read their rights - does that happen if they’re just being detained?

That is not quite true. If they are arrested, and questioned, and not read their rights, then the evidence gained may be thrown out of court. They would still have been under arrest.

I do not know when or if George Zimmerman was read his Miranda rights. It appears that he fully cooperated with police. If he volunteered the information about the attack and his self defense claims, then Miranda warnings would not apply.

46 posted on 04/23/2012 8:30:34 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: Sacajaweau
3 minutes later?? The photographer got the news how??

The 'photographer' was a guy with a cell phone camera who lived right there. He heard the fight and came out to see what was going on.

47 posted on 04/23/2012 8:38:51 AM PDT by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: affan76; All
At the hearing this morning the “white Hispanic” Zimmerman looked like he was a close relative of Obama, even could have portrayed Obama’s son.

When I first came across this story, and posted it on freerepublic, the story had a photograph with it. I did not post the photograph, but as the story was about a black teenager being shot, I made the assumption that the photograph was that of the black teenager.

I quickly discovered that the photo was that of George Zimmerman. I have know black people who are of lighter complexion than George Zimmerman.

48 posted on 04/23/2012 9:04:52 AM PDT by marktwain
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