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Trayvon Martinīs legal troubles reportedly covered up by police
The Washington Times ^ | 07/01/2013 | Joseph Cotto

Posted on 07/02/2013 8:16:47 AM PDT by safetysign

On a cold late February evening in 2012, unarmed seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman.

Zimmerman claims he killed Martin in self-defense.

Since then, Martin’s history of truancy, firearms-related issues, and marijuana use, among other things, has come to light.

After a special prosecutor was commissioned, Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder and is currently standing trial.

Evidence indicates that Zimmerman suffered head injuries the night Martin died, though exactly how and why remains a mystery. What can be certain, however, is that the shooting’s aftermath has been highly polarizing.

It has also drawn considerable attention to the oft-overlooked central Florida port city of Sanford, where the shooting took place.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: coverup; georgezimmerman; race; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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1 posted on 07/02/2013 8:16:47 AM PDT by safetysign
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To: safetysign

They already wrote the story. Why let facts mess things up?


2 posted on 07/02/2013 8:22:21 AM PDT by grimalkin (The riddles of God are more satisfying than the solutions of man. -G.K. Chesterton)
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To: grimalkin

I always thought it was interesting that this story didn’t hit the national media until about a month after it happened. And that happened because bloggers and assorted race baiters kept pushing the story, because of the alleged racial angle. These race baiters were too stupid to know that Zimmerman was Hispanic, but when that inconvenient truth came to light, the media declared that he was a white Hispanic, so they could continue to play up the racist angle.

If the shooter in this case had been black, and the victim a “White Hispanic”, the national media would never have picked up this story. If both people had been of the same ethnic/racial background, the media would not have picked up this story.

The only reason this because a national story in the first place is because it was pushed into the media by people with a social/political agenda. Black men get shot every day, mostly by other black men, and it’s not national news.


3 posted on 07/02/2013 8:26:29 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: safetysign

I have a bit of an off-topic Zimmerman question. I have heard nothing about ballistics evidence in this case. Has the prosecution ever suggested they have ballistics evidence to show the shooting could not have occured with Zimmerman on his back as he claims or has Zimmerman’s side suggested the ballistics evidence proves it had to have gone down the way Zimmerman claims. I would think a close up shooting with the actors in the positions Zimmerman claims would have some tell-tale anges and other physical evidence would either back up or refute the claim.


4 posted on 07/02/2013 8:28:15 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: safetysign
Evidence indicates that Zimmerman suffered head injuries the night Martin died, though exactly how and why remains a mystery

Mystery?

5 posted on 07/02/2013 8:28:18 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: safetysign

Since the MSM played up this story, to convince us that America is a racist bigoted country, they have to ignore certain inconvenient truths. Such as the fact that Trayvon was a gang banger in training.

Why else to do you think they kept showing that picture of the clean cut looking 13 year old Trayvon, rather than the thuggish pictures taken shortly before he died?


6 posted on 07/02/2013 8:29:30 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: safetysign
oft-overlooked central Florida port city of Sanford

Port city of Sanford? Sanford is 30 from the east coast.

7 posted on 07/02/2013 8:29:50 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (You can't eat Sharia)
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To: circlecity
"would have some tell-tale anges and other physical evidence"

anges = angles

8 posted on 07/02/2013 8:30:04 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: safetysign
MSM reportedly didn't do their homework.

The MSM concealed their homework, and lied by omission, but they still weren't satisfied so they published false witness against Zimmerman.

9 posted on 07/02/2013 8:30:41 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Logical me

The mystery is that the MSM has an incredible lack of curiousity of how Zimmerman received such bad head injuries. So they will say that it’s not clear how it happened, because otherwise they might have to admit that Trayvon was not a little angel, just minding his own business.


10 posted on 07/02/2013 8:30:52 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: safetysign
It is called a cover-up.
11 posted on 07/02/2013 8:31:35 AM PDT by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: safetysign
"Evidence indicates that Zimmerman suffered head injuries the night Martin died, though exactly how and why remains a mystery"

Remains a mystery? I quit reading this drivel when I came to that. It only "remains a mystery" to the same folks who are always "surprised by unexpected unemployment numbers".

12 posted on 07/02/2013 8:34:20 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Unfortunately you just hit the nail with the hammer.
13 posted on 07/02/2013 8:35:02 AM PDT by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: circlecity
I have heard nothing about ballistics evidence in this case

Ballistics experts were on the stand last week. One of them testified that the shot that killed Martin was fired between 2" - 12" from his chest but that the hoodie he was wearing had powder burns consistent with a point-blank shot. This substantiates that Martin was shot while standing over Zimmerman, as gravity pulled the hoodie down and the bullet entered his body 2"-12" from the muzzle.

The evidence has proven beyond a reasonable doubt htat Martin was on top of Zimmerman.

14 posted on 07/02/2013 8:35:52 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

The whole thing has been spun up by a group of people who prefer to remain perpetual victims.

This gives them even MORE reason to remain in that perpetual state. Angry, sullen, uncooperative and constantly pissed off at the white man.

Facts don’t matter, reality doesn’t matter ...no one else matters ..just their freaking perpetual victimhood status is ALL that matters. It’s what they apparently FEED off of to stay alive.

And it’s convenient, because it prevents them from actually getting off their collective asses and making their own way in life, and in this society.

So sick of it I could throw up.


15 posted on 07/02/2013 8:37:09 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: safetysign

I suspect they all did, and knew, but scrubbed it.

The most insidious power of the media, is the power to ignore.


16 posted on 07/02/2013 8:43:11 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: safetysign

Seems like we also need a verified timeline of St. Drank’s biological parents whereabouts and cronies during his life.


17 posted on 07/02/2013 8:45:11 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: circlecity
ballistics evidence to show the shooting could not have occured with Zimmerman on his back as he claims or has Zimmerman’s side suggested the ballistics evidence proves it had to have gone down the way Zimmerman claims. ..

The autopsy has been released, and has the interesting fact of the powder coverage on the inside of TM's shirt - something like 2 square inches. From that, one can infer that the guy was leaning forward. If on his back, the powder coverage should be much less or non-existent.

18 posted on 07/02/2013 8:45:19 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: safetysign

Did Trayvon have any injuries other than his gunshot wound?? Have never heard of any.


19 posted on 07/02/2013 8:46:23 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: safetysign

“MSM reportedly didn’t do their homework.”

Correct.

And then this morning, on CNN, there were four commentators discussing the case. One of them, a black man, chuckled and said, “Zimmerman even admitted, on the police tape, that it wasn’t him screaming!”

That’s a lie!

If any of you listened to the tape, George Zimmerman really said, “That doesn’t even sound like me.”

Have any of us said that?

I have, when I hear my own voice sometimes. When looking at certain photos, I’ve also said, “That doesn’t even look like me.”


20 posted on 07/02/2013 8:46:26 AM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real, they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: safetysign
head injuries the night Martin died, though exactly how and why remains a mystery...

Funny how the bloody head picture appears to be an exact image of a concrete edge, with the upper part of his head on the sidewalk and the lower part on the grass.

21 posted on 07/02/2013 8:47:22 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: RoosterRedux

I noticed the same thing - “port city”, indeed. There are some recreational boat docks on Lake Monroe, I guess.


22 posted on 07/02/2013 8:48:32 AM PDT by Spartan79 (I view great cities as pestilential to the morals, the health, and the liberties of man.)
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To: safetysign

Of course. The left needed to remind us that we are all deeply racist and there is no hope for us.

That’s why the fake prosecutor will attempt to slam Zim in jail for life. Or worse.


23 posted on 07/02/2013 8:51:47 AM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: RoosterRedux

maybe after a good rain..in a kayak...?


24 posted on 07/02/2013 8:52:18 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Ann Archy

He had some minor injuries on his knuckles that would be consistent with him beating on Zimmerman.

The black mortician that prepared him for burial lied about those injuries in a press conference with TradeMark©’s parents. Interestingly enough this funeral director is a past president of the local NAACP.


25 posted on 07/02/2013 8:54:45 AM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: RoosterRedux

I’ll bet they have lots of carports, and perhaps an airport.


26 posted on 07/02/2013 8:56:28 AM PDT by punchamullah
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To: punchamullah

Or maybe he’s thinking like AlGore...Sanford is a future, post-global warming port city.


27 posted on 07/02/2013 8:58:31 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (You can't eat Sharia)
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To: Logical me

and, have there been any reports that T. Martin suffered any cuts, bruises, broken noses, etc? Wouldn’t the autopsy show signs that he had been attacked/beaten if Zimm was the aggressor?


28 posted on 07/02/2013 8:59:25 AM PDT by Thom Pain (U.S. Constitution is a CONTRACT!)
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To: Spartan79

Evansville IN is designated a “Port City”.

Access to shipping lanes carries more weight in that designation than does proximity to the sea.


29 posted on 07/02/2013 9:01:07 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Ann Archy
Did Trayvon have any injuries other than his gunshot wound?

Yep, Tray Tray's knuckles showed signs of taking quite a beating from Zimmerman's nose.

30 posted on 07/02/2013 9:02:14 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Logical me
Evidence indicates that Zimmerman suffered head injuries the night Martin died, though exactly how and why remains a mystery

No,the state has clearly shown how those injuries were sustained...the concrete paths of that complex repeatedly attacked GZ,striking him both on the face and the back of the head.It was an unprovoked attack...kinda like when and SUV hits a telephone pole,it has a mind of its own.

31 posted on 07/02/2013 9:08:53 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: Spartan79

Sanford was founded originally because it is at the head of navigation for the St. Johns River. Used to be a big deal, not so much nowadays. Don’t know why the author put it in.


32 posted on 07/02/2013 9:13:08 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: safetysign
"...Evidence indicates that Zimmerman suffered head injuries the night Martin died, though exactly how and why remains a mystery..."

I have tried and tried, but I can't figure it out, either. It obviously wasn't because he was having his head smashed on the edge of a concrete sidewalk, so I am completely baffled by this.

I wonder if we will ever find out. It will forever have to remain a mystery,like the OJ Simpson trial or the Rosenberg trial. Nobody will ever know. /s

33 posted on 07/02/2013 9:20:47 AM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: Gay State Conservative

My guess is after this “trial” goes soooooo poorly for the prosecution, they will make an offer to reduce the charge to man slaughter hoping that the jury will indeed find him guilty. If the defense doesn’t bite, its a roll of the dice for them. Guilty of manslaughter in Florida will still get Zim 30 years. My guess is he will “walk”.


34 posted on 07/02/2013 9:21:09 AM PDT by DaveA37 (I'm for SMALLER , HONEST government)
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To: circlecity

I would think a close up shooting with the actors in the positions Zimmerman claims would have some tell-tale anges and other physical evidence would either back up or refute the claim.


I agree. It’s probably not very easy to shoot someone who is astride you and beating you up (this is the least credible part of Z’s defense, though I’m open to the possibility that it went down as he says due to other evidence.

I’d expect to see an odd angle, (it has been reported as “point blank”) and even powder/burn/residue on Z’s clothing.


35 posted on 07/02/2013 9:22:10 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Universal Background Check -> Registration -> Confiscation -> Oppression -> Extermination)
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To: RoosterRedux
There's a port facility on the St John's River. Don't think it gets much use these days. Port of Sanford website.
36 posted on 07/02/2013 9:23:00 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: C210N

Actually, I heard that the ballistics and powder pattern showed that Martin had to be stooped to his front (bending) and that the cloth of the shirt was at least some distance from resting on his skin as it would have been had he actually been on his back on the ground.


37 posted on 07/02/2013 9:23:53 AM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: safetysign
Trayvon Martin´s legal troubles reportedly covered up by police


38 posted on 07/02/2013 9:26:46 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: RoosterRedux
oft-overlooked central Florida port city of Sanford

Port city of Sanford? Sanford is 30 from the east coast.

Perhaps Sanford a center of the "dessert wine" industry?

39 posted on 07/02/2013 9:33:46 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economiws In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: Progov

You could be right but if I was the defendant I’d tell my lawyer “No way,fight that proposal.I *know* what I did.Life versus thirty years,I’ll take the chance”.I’m not a lawyer so I don’t know how that might works.It may be that if the state proposes a lesser charge the court may be able to allow it in spite of the defendant’s strong opposition.The reverse may also be true.The defense proposes a lesser charge,the prosecutor opposes it but the court allows it regardless.


40 posted on 07/02/2013 9:35:08 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: safetysign

I have a bad feeling about this: I think Zimmerman is going to get nailed no matter what.


41 posted on 07/02/2013 9:40:44 AM PDT by Mr. C (Take Back America!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
These race baiters were too stupid to know that Zimmerman was Hispanic, but when that inconvenient truth came to light, the media declared that he was a white Hispanic, so they could continue to play up the racist angle.

They still are ignoring Zimmerman's black ancestry.

42 posted on 07/02/2013 9:59:26 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Wow...funny....apropos....marvelous....kudos


43 posted on 07/02/2013 10:09:34 AM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: Dilbert San Diego

The media has another agenda. They know that the more-than-likely acquittal of Zimmerman will lead to riots, which they will then cover.

It is, and always was, the media that drummed this up in the first place.


44 posted on 07/02/2013 10:14:35 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: circlecity
"...I have heard nothing about ballistics evidence in this case."

All the physical evidence backs up Zimmerman's version of events. According to the State (and FBI) ballistics reports, the firearm was right up against Martin's sweatshirt when it was discharged, but several inches away from Martin's body... as though Martin had been in a prone position above Martin with his sweatshirt hanging well away from his body when the shot was fired...

...precisely as Zimmerman has testified, and as Mr. Good (eyewitness to the beating) has reinforced with his own independent testimony.

Zimmerman was the victim, and Martin was the perp. Period.

;-\

45 posted on 07/02/2013 10:21:29 AM PDT by Gargantua (America's starting to smell like a steaming pile of Obama.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Yup. If Zimmerman had been black, or if Martin had succeeded in killing him, this story wouldn’t have made it beyond local news.

I’m not holding out a lot of hope on Zimmerman being acquitted, but I think he’s innocent of murder. And either way I won’t shed a tear over a dead ghetto thug.


46 posted on 07/02/2013 10:24:51 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The average American voter is an idiot. Which is how the Dems want it.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
Zimmerman is partly black. Facts do not matter to the press.
47 posted on 07/02/2013 10:26:29 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: safetysign

I understand special prosecutor Corey has made a special request for Dade-Miami county to conceal “sit on” trayvon martin’s criminal history.


48 posted on 07/02/2013 10:32:02 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: safetysign
Evidence indicates that Zimmerman suffered head injuries the night Martin died, though exactly how and why remains a mystery.

Some mystery!

49 posted on 07/02/2013 10:45:53 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: safetysign
MSM reportedly didn't do their homework.

They haven't done their homework for decades, why should they start now?

50 posted on 07/02/2013 10:48:44 AM PDT by Mark17 (My heart is in the Philippines, and soon I will be too.)
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