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Witness describes Zimmerman's injuries, phone call to wife
Fox News, AP ^ | June 28, 2013

Posted on 06/28/2013 9:39:06 AM PDT by Faith Presses On

A resident of the Florida community where George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin last year after a confrontation took the stand Friday and described going out to investigate a noise and seeing one person straddling another and throwing punches down at the person on the ground.

John Good said he was watching TV with his wife when they heard a noise and he went out to investigate, despite his wife warning him not to. At first, he thought a dog might be attacking someone, but as he moved closer, he said he observed what looked like "a tussle" between two people.

"It looked like a tussle," Good said. "I could only see one person. At one point, I yelled out, 'What's going on? Stop it,' I believe," Good said.

Under questioning by Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda, Good said one of the combatants was straddling a man lying face up on the pavement, and throwing punches. The testimony appeared to corroborate Zimmerman's claims that he shot the 17-year-old African-American with a legally registered gun in self defense, as he was being pummeled.

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KEYWORDS: media; race; trial; zimmerman
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1 posted on 06/28/2013 9:39:06 AM PDT by Faith Presses On
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To: Faith Presses On

Prosecution will next, test the witness for color-blindness.


2 posted on 06/28/2013 9:40:58 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Faith Presses On

I’m watching that trial and that man sealed the innocence of Zimmerman. He was totally great. He saw a man in all black on top of a man with red on his coat and the man on top was striking down with his hands. The man on the bottom also had lighter skin than the man on top.


3 posted on 06/28/2013 9:43:03 AM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: SeekAndFind

We KNOW this is the case.

No human being, in a situation where they are aggressing another person, is going to be astride the victim yelling for help. Likewise, no human being, after being in a fight-or-flight situation, is going to be shoot someone lying on their back and then deliberately break their nose and bash their head on concrete to fake the injuries Zimmerman had. That’s absolutely sheer lunacy.

Occam’s Razor is at play in this trial. I hope the jury sees it the same way.


4 posted on 06/28/2013 9:43:57 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Faith Presses On
Obviously, he is a racist cracker and should be ignored. </sarcasm>
5 posted on 06/28/2013 9:44:22 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Faith Presses On

Prosecution will bring in a mixed martial arts expert to testify that being on your back getting your head punched and slammed on the ground is actually an aggressive position of great advantage.


6 posted on 06/28/2013 9:44:35 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: Faith Presses On

Maybe the prosecutor can go to work handling accident cases for some shady law firm that you see ads for on late night TV on the local channels.

I always tell me students (future LE agents) that a prosecutor won’t bring a case to trial without good, solid evidence, but this case sure proves me wrong.


7 posted on 06/28/2013 9:44:37 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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8 posted on 06/28/2013 9:44:43 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Faith Presses On
But Trayvon was just a tiny little twelve-year-old...

How is a little twelve-year-old kid gonna do that?

9 posted on 06/28/2013 9:46:15 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gun Control Haiku: Say "Registration" / And they call you paranoid / So say "Privacy")
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To: Haiku Guy

what am i missing? do what?


10 posted on 06/28/2013 9:48:03 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Marcella

Wonder if Twitter will still be so full of death tweets towards Zimmerman now that this is out.........


11 posted on 06/28/2013 9:48:43 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Faith Presses On; RummyChick
Snagged this from Live Thread. h/t to RummyChick Photoshop or not?

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12 posted on 06/28/2013 9:49:46 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Marcella
I’m watching that trial...

Is it streamed on the internet? Where? Thanks.

13 posted on 06/28/2013 9:50:23 AM PDT by foxfield
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To: Faith Presses On

"This witness's comments supporting the Defendant are now 'thrown out'.
This witness can read cursive ....
and is thus no possible use to this Court's agenda."

14 posted on 06/28/2013 9:50:58 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Haiku Guy

Funny, Rachel aka DeeDee aka Diamond Eugene testified under oath that Travon told her he put his hoodie up, as he was walking through the complex on the way home, because it was raining.

Was it raining inside the 7-11 as well?


15 posted on 06/28/2013 9:51:09 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The people have the right to tell government what guns it may possess, not the other way around.)
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To: foxfield

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3036680/posts?page=4#4

List of links


16 posted on 06/28/2013 9:51:51 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Faith Presses On

Get ready for an onslaught of photoshopped photos from the media and/or the (In)Justice Dept. showing Zimmerman with dark skin and Obamma’s son with mulatto light skin.


17 posted on 06/28/2013 9:55:55 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Rubio's New Book: From Nobody To Senator, To Conservative savior, Then Back To Nobody")
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To: Diogenesis

The ‘Roos dey make me laff (in non cursive)


18 posted on 06/28/2013 9:56:55 AM PDT by woofie
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To: Faith Presses On

This shouldn’t be that complicated. You have one man with his face beat in and his head bashed in, and you have another with no bruises. Which one is the aggressor?


19 posted on 06/28/2013 9:57:10 AM PDT by marron
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To: Above My Pay Grade

That be called an AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PUMMELING, by the RACISTS ON THE LEFT. This case should be all over. This testimony with the photos EXACTLY MATCHES WHAT ZIMMERMAN told from the beginning.


20 posted on 06/28/2013 9:58:06 AM PDT by spawn44 (moo)
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To: don-o

Can we place bets on whether its real or not?....CNN is a hearing impaired ear witness


21 posted on 06/28/2013 9:58:25 AM PDT by woofie
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To: don-o

Slightly biased, wouldn’t you say?...............


22 posted on 06/28/2013 9:59:33 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: marron

we need more experts to testify to answer that question


23 posted on 06/28/2013 9:59:59 AM PDT by woofie
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To: marron

A sufficiently stupified jury might hang, but it couldn’t convict Zimmerman. Not with this.


24 posted on 06/28/2013 10:02:52 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: Haiku Guy

“But Trayvon was just a tiny little twelve-year-old...”

He wasn’t just a tiny little twelve-year-old.

Look at his girlfriend.

He was a tiny and BLIND twelve-year-old.


25 posted on 06/28/2013 10:03:52 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: foxfield
Live High Def, video stream, no commentators.
26 posted on 06/28/2013 10:04:08 AM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: foxfield

I’m watching it on TV on Headline News channel. There are also streaming websites. Maybe someone will put one on here. A radio station in Florida is one that has streaming.


27 posted on 06/28/2013 10:07:08 AM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: don-o
Thanks for posting the streaming websites for foxfield - I didn't remember them.

That male witness was so calm and declarative - he knew what he saw. He was so fine.

28 posted on 06/28/2013 10:10:35 AM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: Faith Presses On

I really haven’t followed the trial very closely. Can someone explain why this witness would be called by the prosecution?


29 posted on 06/28/2013 10:12:55 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (If I had a tag line this is where you would find it)
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To: marron

“You have one man with his face beat in and his head bashed in, and you have another with no bruises. Which one is the aggressor?”

The black did have cuts/bruises - the autopsy stated that - cuts/bruises ON BOTH KNUCKLES.


30 posted on 06/28/2013 10:14:57 AM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: Faith Presses On

This case dismissed yet?


31 posted on 06/28/2013 10:15:02 AM PDT by Red Steel
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The Huffington Post ended its coverage of Good’s testimony with the “What’s going on? Stop it” line. NOTHING was said about the person on the bottom being a lighter color.

Filthy, dishonest leftwing cockroaches.


32 posted on 06/28/2013 10:15:53 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Faith Presses On

The trial just ended. Floridians need to start collecting ammo now.


33 posted on 06/28/2013 10:15:58 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Faith Presses On

Read this and the comments below it about the hostile witness from yesterday rachel jeantel, your freakin’ head will spin. If a window comes up asking you to subscribe just refresh the page.

http://www.thenation.com/blog/175009/thank-you-rachel-jeantel#axzz2XX0Zf900


34 posted on 06/28/2013 10:19:51 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Faith Presses On

Actually, person on bottom had face facing upwards and would have more light on it. In limited light, the person on top would be facing down and have his face in less light.

Two equal complexions would appear as stated.

Just saying.


35 posted on 06/28/2013 10:20:08 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: George from New England

The witness also said the person on the bottom had red on his coat and the man on top had on all black.

Zimmerman’s coat had red on it.


36 posted on 06/28/2013 10:24:30 AM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: IMR 4350
Look at his girlfriend. He was a tiny and BLIND twelve-year-old.

I wonder what he saw in her and what she saw in him. Is it possible that he was trading jewelry for her substantial favors? Note: out of consideration for her privacy, I'm putting this in cursive. I wouldn't want her to read my post and be embarrassed.

37 posted on 06/28/2013 10:24:43 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Faith Presses On

and cuts, bruises, abrasions, etc to the face and posterior skull. The other guy, the darker skinned one, had injuries to his knuckles and a fatal gun shot wound. Do the math.


38 posted on 06/28/2013 10:25:22 AM PDT by RC one
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Two equal complexions would appear as stated.

That would be a relevant observation in a confrontation between people with equal complexions, which this case was not.

39 posted on 06/28/2013 10:25:55 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: InterceptPoint

The prosecution got the statement of John Good and new exactly what he was going to say. If they didn’t call him the defense would have and then they could accuse the prosecution of hiding the most important witness.


40 posted on 06/28/2013 10:27:07 AM PDT by Wiggins
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To: InterceptPoint

Witnesses like this are the best the prosecution has.

They are relying entirely on fear of riots for any hope of a conviction at all.

This is a political show trial.


41 posted on 06/28/2013 10:27:31 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Faith Presses On
From the article - "Zimmerman identified that day as Hispanic"

Most other days as well.

42 posted on 06/28/2013 10:27:51 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: IMR 4350

“Look at his girlfriend.

He was a tiny and BLIND twelve-year-old.”

And, she was saving him for her next meal.


43 posted on 06/28/2013 10:31:23 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Faith Presses On

Can this witness read letters in cursive that he has written himself?


44 posted on 06/28/2013 10:33:27 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Just wanted to say I hope you great NSA folks are enjoying my posts here.)
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To: Faith Presses On

A ‘tussle’? Is that like a scuffle? From Zimmerman’s injuries it looked more like a ‘beat-down’.
Treyvon was a thug. Self defense. Innocent.


45 posted on 06/28/2013 10:36:52 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Faith Presses On

This case against Zimmerman never should have been brought, and if acquitted I hope he sues the appropriate people for malicious prosecution and violation of his civil rights.


46 posted on 06/28/2013 10:39:06 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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“Can this witness read letters in cursive that he has written himself?”

Just to keep things straight. It is known, and acknowledged that Rachel The Hut did not write that letter. A “friend” of hers wrote it for her. But,,,, she probably can’t even print.


47 posted on 06/28/2013 10:39:08 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Pollster1
We should all post in cursive on threads about this trial from now on. Call it a Creepy Ass Cracka thang.
48 posted on 06/28/2013 10:41:53 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: TigersEye
I agree
49 posted on 06/28/2013 10:49:52 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I thought it was claimed that she wrote it? Not the case?
I like to be accurate about things so thanks for letting me know.


50 posted on 06/28/2013 11:03:04 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Just wanted to say I hope you great NSA folks are enjoying my posts here.)
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