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Pat Buchanan: What If Zimmerman Walks Free?
Townhall ^ | May 22, 2012 | Patrick J. Buchanan

Posted on 05/21/2012 9:47:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Three months ago, George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Fla., shot and killed Trayvon Martin.

Handcuffed, taken in and interrogated, Zimmerman told police Trayvon had been acting suspiciously that dark and rainy night, that he had followed Trayvon, been knocked down and battered on the ground, and, fearing for his life, pulled a concealed handgun and shot him.

Sanford police and prosecutors concluded that Zimmerman acted in self-defense and had not committed a provable felony. They let him go.

A racial firestorm followed. "Blacks are under attack," railed Jesse Jackson. "Killing us is big business." Arriving in Sanford, the reverend dialed it up. Trayvon was "shot down in cold blood by a vigilante ... murdered and martyred."

Rep. Maxine Waters' charge of "hate crime" was echoed by radio talker Joe Madison. Rep. Hank Johnson said Trayvon had been "executed." The Grio compared his killing to the lynching of Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955.

The New Black Panther Party put Zimmerman's face on a "Wanted Dead or Alive" poster, called for 5,000 black men to run him down and said Trayvon had been "murdered in cold blood."

Spike Lee twittered Zimmerman's home address.

Zimmerman and his family have been in hiding for months in fear for their lives after the death threats.

President Obama expressed his empathy with the parents.

"If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon. And I think (the parents) are right to expect that all of us as Americans are gonna take this with the seriousness it deserves and that we're going to get to the bottom of exactly what happened."

Obama said not a word to cool the lynch-mob atmosphere created by some of his major allies in a nation where he is the chief law enforcement officer. And so the campaign to convict Zimmerman of racist murder in the public mind, before he ever got to trial, proceeded on.

Rep. Jan Schakowsky called Trayvon's killing a "modern-day lynching." CNN claimed to have picked up the phrase "(bleeping) coons" on the tape of Zimmerman's call to police, but had to retract when an enhanced version of the tape revealed no such slur.

Three times NBC used a version of Zimmerman's call to the police edited to make it appear he racially profiled Trayvon.

The actual version:

Zimmerman: "This guy looks like he's up to no good, or he's on drugs or something. It's raining, and he's just walking around, looking about."

Dispatcher: "OK, and this guy, is he white, black or Hispanic?"

Zimmerman: "He looks black."

The transcript was spliced to have Zimmerman say: "This guy looks like he's up to no good. He looks black."

CNN media critic Howard Kurtz called it "blatant distortion."

Caught and called out, three NBC employees were cashiered.

With this wind at her back, Florida State Attorney Angela Corey charged Zimmerman with second-degree murder. Translation: Zimmerman murdered Trayvon in a "depraved" state of mind.

If convicted, he could get life.

Last week came a more ominous report. Federal investigators are looking into hate crime charges that could bring the death penalty. The feds would have to prove Zimmerman stalked and murdered Trayvon because he was black.

Yet, last week also, evidence from the investigation spilled out into the national media and seemed to contradict and swamp the prosecution's case.

A medical report the day after the shooting revealed that Zimmerman had suffered a broken nose, two black eyes and lacerations on the back of his head. Photographs from the night of the shooting confirmed it.

A police report that same night said Zimmerman's sweatshirt had "grass stains and was wet on the back," consistent with his being flat on his back.

The lead investigator on the scene, Officer Christopher Serino, wrote that Zimmerman could be heard "yelling for help as he was being battered by Trayvon Martin." One witness said he heard 14 separate cries for help. Trayvon's father initially told police the cries were not those of his son, then recanted.

One responder at the scene said he saw wounds on the knuckles of one of Trayvon's hands, suggesting he had connected with a punch. The coroner found both the knuckle wounds and traces of the drug found in marijuana in Trayvon's blood and urine.

Trayvon's hoodie had powder stains indicating he was shot in the chest from 1 to 18 inches away, consistent again with what Zimmerman said.

Another eyewitness said the guy in the hoodie was on top beating the guy on the bottom "MMA style" -- mixed martial arts style.

With this evidence, how can a jury convict Zimmerman of murder?

Yet the public mind has been so poisoned that an acquittal of George Zimmerman could ignite a reaction similar to that, 20 years ago, when the Simi Valley jury acquitted the LAPD cops in the Rodney King beating case.

Should that happen, those who fanned the flames, and those who did nothing to douse them, should themselves go on trial in the public arena.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: blacks; georgezimmerman; obama; rioting; riots; talkradio; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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If he doesn't, we live in an evil fascist state where any one of us could be the next George Zimmerman.
1 posted on 05/21/2012 9:48:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And we all know what happens when he does walk free.
A high likelihood of riots and martial law.


2 posted on 05/21/2012 9:50:08 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When you first started posting about this, I had decided zimmerman was toast. Now I think he’s got a 50-50 chance.


3 posted on 05/21/2012 9:54:07 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: mylife

You are quite correct my friend.


4 posted on 05/21/2012 9:54:34 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The story would be further improved with the links to Trayvon boxing with gloves. Two such videos exist. The one I watched had Trayvon in pink gloves and a gray shirt. I'm betting he was a more practiced boxer than Zimmerman.
5 posted on 05/21/2012 9:56:34 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Lurker

Sad to hear that.


6 posted on 05/21/2012 9:57:06 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

So we should sacrifice an innocent man to placate the mob? That never works because it just feeds their appetite.


7 posted on 05/21/2012 9:57:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"If he doesn't, we live in an evil fascist state where any one of us could be the next George Zimmerman."

True. Also true: If he does we live in an evil fascist state where any one of us could be the next George Zimmerman.


8 posted on 05/21/2012 9:57:34 PM PDT by I see my hands (If you say what you think then no one will like you.)
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9 posted on 05/21/2012 9:57:59 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: I see my hands

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10 posted on 05/21/2012 9:59:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: mylife
And we all know what happens when he does walk free.
A high likelihood of riots and martial law.

Yeah, riots right up to election day.

11 posted on 05/21/2012 10:00:18 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I never said that.
What I was trying to express is the deck is stacked against us.


12 posted on 05/21/2012 10:00:18 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: umgud

Prepare for the worst.
Hope for the best.


13 posted on 05/21/2012 10:02:27 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mamelukesabre
Read this, especially the 'one minute gap' section.. A juror would have to be brain dead to find Zimmerman 'guilty'.. Of course the news media does their best to completely avoid this aspect of Zimmerman's account: http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-03-26/news/os-trayvon-martin-zimmerman-account-20120326_1_miami-schools-punch-unarmed-black-teenager I have no idea why this link reads as it does.. Read the 'one minute gap' section!
14 posted on 05/21/2012 10:02:50 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: mylife

“Killing us is big business” said the race baiter Jackson/Sharpton,/ad nauseam.

Well, based on the arms sales, if the blacks/Obama start a race war, Jackson’s whine may become a self fulfilling prophecy.


15 posted on 05/21/2012 10:06:13 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: mylife
A high likelihood of riots and martial law.

The Reichstag fire they have been waiting for?

16 posted on 05/21/2012 10:06:28 PM PDT by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: GladesGuru

The murder rate is so high in black neighborhoods, no skin head needs to lift a finger.


17 posted on 05/21/2012 10:08:28 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: Mark17

Obama gave himself wide sweeping powers to declare martial law via executive order 1 week after the Trayvon incident.


18 posted on 05/21/2012 10:08:51 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: GladesGuru

I pray it does not happen.


19 posted on 05/21/2012 10:10:06 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

You don’t know what evidence will be deemed “inadmissible” in the trial.


20 posted on 05/21/2012 10:12:11 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Buchanan once again, hits the ten ring.


21 posted on 05/21/2012 10:12:34 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

22 posted on 05/21/2012 10:13:27 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“What If Zimmerman Walks Free? “
He’d better damn site walk free.
And anyone damning the jury that sets him free, beware.

We’ve got 55 year old women being torched to death for no reason other than being white. 60 year old men killed for “jogging while white”.
Time for “men” (and women) in this country to quit being afraid of feral blacks that SHOULD be kissing the American ground they walk on.


23 posted on 05/21/2012 10:15:32 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: mylife
A high likelihood of riots and martial law.

I say let 'em riot, but tell them in advance that monthly entitlement payments will redirected to pay for the cleanup afterwards.

24 posted on 05/21/2012 10:15:55 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If he goes free, like he should, it proves the American Legal System works as designed.

If he doesn't go free, we have become a Fascist State fueled by ignorance and deep seated hatred.

25 posted on 05/21/2012 10:15:55 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Confucius say, short note better than long memory....)
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To: mylife; Mark17

What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2312894/posts


26 posted on 05/21/2012 10:16:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Mark17

If it looks like this one won’t fly, and it might not, they’ll try something else.

The problem with this case is that they saw the name “Zimmerman” and figured they had a perfect bad guy to jump all over — so they jumped too soon.

Has anyone even stopped to consider what this would be like if Zimmerman had been a white 55-year-old Jew who owned a furniture store? That’s what scares me!

There’d be riots and burning buildings in cities all over the east coast. And it would still be going on now.


27 posted on 05/21/2012 10:17:36 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

My take on the transcript of the 911 call.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/backroom/2886477/posts?page=37#37

Basically, there is no way GZ “ignored the 911 dispatcher” by getting out of his truck AFTER being advised he did not have to follow TM as most of the leftists are chanting over and over.

He had been out of his truck for quite some time and headed back to it when advised by the 911 dispatcher “We don’t need you to do that.”

.


28 posted on 05/21/2012 10:21:48 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: The Duke
I say let 'em riot, but tell them in advance that monthly entitlement payments will redirected to pay for the cleanup afterwards.

That will never happen with Obama at the helm.

29 posted on 05/21/2012 10:22:22 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Okay, if Zimmerman had shot me in the exact same circumstances, exact same evidence, he would be a free man with a very valid legally sound self-defense standing. So, what's the difference?

With what we know, any outcome other than total acquittal will be a travesty of justice and reverberate on November 6.

30 posted on 05/21/2012 10:28:14 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: mamelukesabre
The murder rate is so high in black neighborhoods, no skin head needs to lift a finger.

Correct.

And if they want to throw a temper fit because a jury actually sees the evidence and says no way, not guilty all that will need to be done is shut off the mass transit.

Two days, maybe three, tops.

No food, fires everywhere, no way out and looting of each other's houses and businesses will take all the "snappy" right out of them.

.

31 posted on 05/21/2012 10:29:19 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: TLI

None of that matters.
A dispatcher has no legal authority.


32 posted on 05/21/2012 10:29:19 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

And we all know what happens when he does walk free.
A high likelihood of riots and martial law.


I have my tin foil hat on loosely at the moment..

I think you might be on to something. If your one to think that Obama is going to suspend the elections this case is the best one to set the trap. Obama himself started to mix the pot with talk of the case.

Given whats out there, Zimmerman is innocent of murder.

Expect riots when he is acquitted.

Expect the riots to happen sometime in late October. Expect the ocuturds to join in.


33 posted on 05/21/2012 10:31:54 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; mylife

“So we should sacrifice an innocent man to placate the mob?”

No, I think he is saying, “Be prepared!”


34 posted on 05/21/2012 10:33:29 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (I wanna start a Seniors' Motor Scooter Gang. Wanna join?)
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To: mamelukesabre

[The murder rate is so high in black neighborhoods, no skin head needs to lift a finger. ]

sad but true...

any “race war” will end with more black on black violence...


35 posted on 05/21/2012 10:33:43 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: cableguymn

No tinfoil here.
Just eyes wide open.


36 posted on 05/21/2012 10:36:38 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
None of that matters. A dispatcher has no legal authority.

Absolutely correct.

But that is the narrative of the leftist disruptors and they will sell it to the sheep with the help of MSM.

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37 posted on 05/21/2012 10:37:43 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
NEWLY DISCOVERED VIDEO Previously Scrubbed From YouTube Shows Trayvon Martin Participating in Local Fight Club …Update: Video Removed By YouTube

Scrubbed and re-scrubbed. At the moment, this one is working: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PHMn7XyMlM

38 posted on 05/21/2012 10:38:01 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: TLI

Yeah, we all see the head fake.


39 posted on 05/21/2012 10:39:18 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The feral smash and loot inner city youth crowd is itching for cover to have their next riot. Development in television technology have rendered their current flat-screens obsolete.


40 posted on 05/21/2012 10:42:10 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: The Duke

Have sentencing 2 days before welfare payday. Offices being closed on welfare payday stopped the la riots.


41 posted on 05/21/2012 10:46:33 PM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Rep. Hank Johnson”

Ah, the man who thought Guam might tip over and capsize.

Needs a little comprehension as to what islands are.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNZczIgVXjg


42 posted on 05/21/2012 10:49:37 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m in agreement with Pat Buchanan. These are strange days.


43 posted on 05/21/2012 10:53:55 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Yet the public mind has been so poisoned that an acquittal of George Zimmerman could ignite a reaction similar to that, 20 years ago, when the Simi Valley jury acquitted the LAPD cops in the Rodney King beating case.

Should that happen, those who fanned the flames, and those who did nothing to douse them, should themselves go on trial in the public arena.

It looks more and more like he should go free. If the facts bear that out, then the law says he walks. If a bunch of thugs want to act differently, then perhaps it's time for local, perhaps even federal, police to arrest and prosecute to the fullest extent possible anyone who riots or otherwise breaks the law. Too many times I've seen situations like this degenerate into a crime spree that has nothing to do with the actual cause. From Rodney King to the aftermath of Katrina, it's an excuse to plunder. How 'bout authorities start planning right now for how they are going to do their jobs of protecting the owners and their property rights.

44 posted on 05/21/2012 10:57:04 PM PDT by econjack
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To: econjack
"...perhaps it's time for local, perhaps even federal, police to arrest and prosecute to the fullest extent possible anyone who riots or otherwise breaks the law..."

You did see the news back in 2008 about a radical Marxist Chicago racialist named Barack Hussein Obama being elected president, didn't you? It was in all the papers. He has since named another racialist as US Attorney General.

45 posted on 05/21/2012 11:04:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: mamelukesabre

“The murder rate is so high in black neighborhoods, no skin head needs to lift a finger.”

All too true, but I was not thinking of skinheads. I was thinking of property owners, store owners, etc. All are arming up and I suspect they know which stores survived the LA riots.

And why.


46 posted on 05/21/2012 11:09:43 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: GladesGuru

BLOAT


47 posted on 05/21/2012 11:13:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?

One of the best posts ever.


48 posted on 05/21/2012 11:44:34 PM PDT by 867V309
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To: mylife

I don’t think there will be riots at this juncture. Too much time has past and cooler heads are prevailing. There has also been too much evidence that has come forth showing Martin isn’t the sweet angel that he was presumed to be.

When George Zimmerman’s case is either dismissed or he is found not guilty, either situation being highly probable at this point, I think it will be pretty quiet all around.


49 posted on 05/21/2012 11:58:09 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

yeah. Come here and retire with the us in the Philippines. Friendly folks, good climate, and lots of places that welcome American ex pats so you have company. (although most of us have family here, which makes it better).

Of course, you’d face earthquakes, typhoons, floods, landslides, car accidents, and Dengue fever, but heck, no place is perfect.
;-)


50 posted on 05/21/2012 11:59:19 PM PDT by LadyDoc
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