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Trayvon Martin Killing: George Zimmerman's Attorney and Friend Speak Out
ABC ^ | March 25, 2012 | DAVID MUIR and OLIVIA KATRANDJIAN

Posted on 03/25/2012 7:31:25 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman

The attorney counseling George Zimmerman, who shot unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin as he was walking home from the store with a bag of Skittles, says if charges are filed, Zimmerman will argue that he acted in self-defense and that Florida's stand-your-ground law applies.

Attorney Craig Sonner said the public is only hearing part of the story, and when all the facts come out, it will be clear that Zimmerman acted in self defense. A grand jury is scheduled to begin hearing the case April 10.

"George Zimmerman suffered a broken nose, and had an injury to the back of his head, he was attacked by Trayvon Martin on that evening," Sonner said. "This was a case of self defense."

When asked why Zimmerman...

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1 posted on 03/25/2012 7:31:29 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman
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To: Outlaw Woman

In before the “Evil Zimmerman gunned down an innocent child” idiots...


2 posted on 03/25/2012 7:46:11 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Does anyone have photos of George showing his broken nose and head injuries? The only reason I ask is because for over a week there was NOTHING said about any such thing, and then suddenly those claims arose.


3 posted on 03/25/2012 7:51:20 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: Outlaw Woman

unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin as he was walking home from the store with a bag of Skittles

Unarmed
black
walking home
store
bag of Skittles

Nope, no bias there. And if you click on the link (don’t) it takes you to that sweet innocent boy in skiing cap no less and the evil mugshot of the alleged murderer

Almost comical the depths the SRM goes to cover for PC


4 posted on 03/25/2012 7:52:57 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Some "unifier" in the White House, huh)
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To: backwoods-engineer

Yeah. You’re the first name caller on this thread. How proud you must be!


5 posted on 03/25/2012 7:53:30 PM PDT by Clara Lou (ABO! Go Newt!)
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To: Tucker39

I think the cops said he required no medical attention. If it is not in a paramedic report it is bull.


6 posted on 03/25/2012 7:55:32 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Tucker39

The ONLY picture they show of the white Zimmerman are from 2005. Nothing recent, not unexpected since he’s in hiding now that there is a bounty on his head from New Black Panthers.


7 posted on 03/25/2012 7:55:37 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Tucker39

And was he treated at a hospital, there would be medical records unless Obama’s goons got them already.

And did the police take any mugshots even though he was not arrested?

The grand jury is gonna have a lot of questions.


8 posted on 03/25/2012 7:56:42 PM PDT by quantim (Obama = #theoccupier on twitter.)
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To: Tucker39

Also, the ONLY pictures of Treyvon are a few years old, too.


9 posted on 03/25/2012 7:56:49 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Tucker39

I think it was just buried. This whole thing is a set up (imo). But to answer your question, I have a copy (redacted) of the police report that was written by the responding officer that nite. He didn’t state that his nose ‘was broken’ but instead said it was bleeding and he wrote about seeing blood on the back of his head. He also wrote that there was grass on his back as well as his back being wet.


10 posted on 03/25/2012 8:00:44 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The biggest Hate group in America is located in the White House, Congress & DOJ)
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To: Tucker39

If anyone has the photos, it will be the police. They handcuffed him and took him to the station for an interview. The police would have taken the photos as part of their investigation.


11 posted on 03/25/2012 8:01:25 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: org.whodat
Still hatin? Is Trayvon back yet?
12 posted on 03/25/2012 8:01:40 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (3 little girls murdered by islam, Toulouse March 2012 . Time for the Final Crusade!!!!!)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Here is the other side:

6’3” Football player
19 years old
Was in process of serving 10 day school suspension
Had recently “swung” at bus driver


13 posted on 03/25/2012 8:04:39 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Tax codes and spending don't get 14 year olds pregnant and on welfare. Morality Matters.)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Trayvon is such a sweet and completely INNOCENT little boy... cause his momma said so!!!


14 posted on 03/25/2012 8:04:53 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: A_Former_Democrat
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15 posted on 03/25/2012 8:24:01 PM PDT by 101stAirborneVet
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To: Outlaw Woman

I’m still confused why anyone thinks the existence/nature Zimmerman’s injuries are relevant to the legal determination in this matter. Based on everything known to this point, the altercation happened after Zimmerman confronted/tried to detain Martin, and after he chased him down after Martin tried to run. At that point, in my professional legal opinion (but nB I am not a Florida lawyer) if Martin had beaten Zimmerman unconscious, or even to death, he would have been within HIS self-defense rights (it’s what I’ve trained MY son to do if he was accosted by a stranger on dark street, but then he’s a 250lb starting nose tackle on his HS team)

Conversely however, the most generous legal interpretation of Zimmerman’s actions would still support a conviction for “mutual affray” You can’t gain the legal right to kill someone in self defense if you are the one who starts the violence.

Zimmerman isn’t someone we should be defending, he’s going to seriously hurt the concealed constitutional carry cause in this country, you just watch (and FL may well repeal “stand your ground” because of this).

By all means let’s point out the liberal’s hypocrisy and over-reaction in this case, but let’s try very hard not to in any way make Zimmerman out to be a better person than he is in the process


16 posted on 03/25/2012 8:24:20 PM PDT by Lex Gabba
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To: Outlaw Woman; All

For those Trayvon defenders where is your outrage of the killings that go on every day? Your pathetic.


17 posted on 03/25/2012 8:24:55 PM PDT by TwoSwords
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To: DBrow

Zimmerman is as white as Obama.

This is a racist black vs law abiding hispanic showdown.


18 posted on 03/25/2012 8:25:41 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Tucker39

Actually, he was treated on the scene by paramedics and from what I understand refused transportation to the hospital. At that time, he was taken to the police station, questioned, gave a statement, had his pistol and clothing confiscated and then released.

Based on eye-witness testimony and physical evidence that collobarated Zimmerman’s testimony, he was released. This was known days after the incident, but did not fit the narrative so it was not widely reported.


19 posted on 03/25/2012 8:29:11 PM PDT by dpa5923 (Small minds talk about people, normal minds talk about events, great minds talk about ideas.)
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To: Tucker39
Actually, he was treated on the scene by paramedics and from what I understand refused transportation to the hospital. At that time, he was taken to the police station, questioned, gave a statement, had his pistol and clothing confiscated and then released.

Based on eye-witness testimony and physical evidence that collaborated Zimmerman's testimony, he was released. This was known days after the incident, but did not fit the narrative so it was not widely reported.

20 posted on 03/25/2012 8:29:34 PM PDT by dpa5923 (Small minds talk about people, normal minds talk about events, great minds talk about ideas.)
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To: Lex Gabba

SOME truth about Trayvon...

http://dumbolddad.blogspot.com/2012/03/since-our-entire-country-is-about-to.html

(excerpt)

Zimmerman says he was returning to his truck when Martin ATTACKED *HIM*!
He says he began screaming for help, and when he was on the ground being beaten to death he finally drew his weapon and fired in self-defense!

This statement matches the story from multiple eyewitnesses, and even a SEPARATE 911 tape where Zimmerman can be heard screaming for help in the background!

But... Wasn’t that Trayvon screaming for help?!

NOT ACCORDING TO MARTIN’S OWN FATHER - who told cops (after listening to the tape) “That’s not my son.” !!


21 posted on 03/25/2012 8:30:43 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: Tucker39

I read about Zimmermans’s injuries many days ago.


22 posted on 03/25/2012 8:31:04 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: Lex Gabba
"after Zimmerman confronted/tried to detain Martin, and after he chased him down after Martin tried to run.

Please provide links or documentation to that account. I'd be very interested to read that version. Thx

23 posted on 03/25/2012 8:31:58 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The biggest Hate group in America is located in the White House, Congress & DOJ)
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To: DBrow

Someone photoshopped Zimmerman to wash out/make whiter the mug shot.

Someone also photoshoped Martin to “lighten up” his picture.


24 posted on 03/25/2012 8:32:32 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: dpa5923

Thx for that post. Do you happen to remember where you read that?


25 posted on 03/25/2012 8:35:51 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The biggest Hate group in America is located in the White House, Congress & DOJ)
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To: Outlaw Woman

So do the race riots happen before or after the first Tuesday in November?


26 posted on 03/25/2012 8:38:54 PM PDT by phoneman08 (Reagan conservative union member. Not a s rare as you think!)
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To: Lex Gabba

You can’t punch me in the nose just because I’m following you in public. You also can’t knock me down and beat me up for following you in public.


27 posted on 03/25/2012 8:42:27 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Lex Gabba

I would love to cross swords with you in court. Your reading comprehension and knowledge of the facts is so distorted you could likely be laughed out of court.

Zimmerman lost sight of Martin and was walking back to his truck when Martin knocked him to the ground, kneeled on him and was punching him when shot. There are eye witnesses as well as 911 tapes plus physical evidence supporting it.

If you are really a lawyer, you know very well self defense is an affirmative defense and requires clear and convincing evidence to support it. Nobody who has looked at the facts and evidence has arrested him or charged him in over a month following the incident.

He is innocent until proven guilty, did you forget?


28 posted on 03/25/2012 8:45:47 PM PDT by Mechanicos (Why does the DOE have a SWAT Team?)
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To: icwhatudo

Was he trespassing? I assume he was.


29 posted on 03/25/2012 8:49:03 PM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: phoneman08

I agree with my brother who said it’s going to be a long, hot summer.


30 posted on 03/25/2012 8:54:57 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The biggest Hate group in America is located in the White House, Congress & DOJ)
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To: Big Horn

IIRC He was a guest (during his 10 day suspension from school) returning to his fathers girlfriends house which is in the gated community.


31 posted on 03/25/2012 8:56:11 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Tax codes and spending don't get 14 year olds pregnant and on welfare. Morality Matters.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

The news reports at the time and the actual police report. The link to the police report is somewhere on Freerepublic.


32 posted on 03/25/2012 9:00:26 PM PDT by dpa5923 (Small minds talk about people, normal minds talk about events, great minds talk about ideas.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Unarmed??? Sorry, but Martin had 2 arms and 2 fists trying to beat Zimmerman to pulp.... How many people have died from blunt force to the head?


33 posted on 03/25/2012 9:07:53 PM PDT by Ms Mable
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Was in process of serving 10 day school suspension Had recently “swung” at bus driver

I read the same thing, but can't substantiate it, and those who know are keeping quiet.

34 posted on 03/25/2012 9:16:17 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: TigerClaws
This “outrage” seems all too well coordinated and seamless in its presentation, i.e. black angel killed by white racist. Please note; the racist is half German and half Peruvian. The vast majority of the Hispanics in our country are actually mixed race. They are of Caucasian blood from Spain and the indigenous Indians of North and South America and those of the Caribbean and Coastal areas will also have some African blood.

However, the shooter has conveniently been morphed into a WHITE EVIL RACIST by the media and the publicity whores of hate and outrage and their names are legion, but they ply their trade under the banner of ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, NY TIMES, WASHINGTON POST and other assorted channels of hate and disinformation.

Mr. Zimmerman may indeed be Innocent. Mr. Zimmerman may indeed be guilty of homicide. It is up to the courts to define what he is guilty of or innocent of. The News media have already convicted him in the court of public opinion.

35 posted on 03/25/2012 9:19:56 PM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: dragnet2

Still, Trayvon had nonviolent behavioral issues in school, and on the day he was killed, he had been suspended for 10 days from Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School in North Miami-Dade.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/03/22/3507783/trayvons-parents-paint-portrait.html#storylink=cpy


36 posted on 03/25/2012 9:20:18 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Tax codes and spending don't get 14 year olds pregnant and on welfare. Morality Matters.)
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To: dragnet2

Hope that helps.

37 posted on 03/25/2012 9:22:09 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Tax codes and spending don't get 14 year olds pregnant and on welfare. Morality Matters.)
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To: Lex Gabba
Based on everything known to this point, the altercation happened after Zimmerman confronted/tried to detain Martin, and after he chased him down after Martin tried to run.

You lie.

38 posted on 03/25/2012 9:23:05 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Lex Gabba

“Zimmerman confronted/tried to detain Martin, and after he chased him down after Martin tried to run.”

Tried to detain?

Chased him down?

“Lex Gabba
Since Mar 18, 2012”

What PLANET are you from?


39 posted on 03/25/2012 9:30:20 PM PDT by wolficatZ (:"TV is king, you're my everything..")
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To: wolficatZ

Planet Commie.


40 posted on 03/25/2012 9:32:55 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Outlaw Woman
Police report here...
http://cnninsession.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/martinpolicreport.pdf

At page 7 says...


41 posted on 03/25/2012 9:32:55 PM PDT by hamboy
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To: hamboy

That Police report backs up Zimmermans telling of the story.


42 posted on 03/25/2012 9:47:52 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Outlaw Woman
MSN bias?

“George Zimmerman, who shot unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin as he was walking home from the store with a bag of Skittles,”

What does the “bag of Skittles” have to do with anything? Now the Tea, if a glass bottle or can might be important to mention as a possible weapon, but a bag of Skittles?

The only reasons to mention it are to paint pictures of a helpless little kid, just coming home from the store with his little candies, I mean just a baby really, being shot to death by a racist stalker, out for blood.

43 posted on 03/25/2012 9:58:21 PM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: hamboy

Thanks hb


44 posted on 03/25/2012 10:00:47 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The biggest Hate group in America is located in the White House, Congress & DOJ)
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To: faucetman

Isn’t that the truth. The pictures of him are only missing a halo and wings. I’m surprised they haven’t been photoshopped in.

There’s another thread going posted by Nachum. If you haven’t been on it you might find it interesting. There’s a whole other side of this kid emerging.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2863797/posts


45 posted on 03/25/2012 10:06:59 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The biggest Hate group in America is located in the White House, Congress & DOJ)
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To: Tucker39
Does anyone have photos of George showing his broken nose and head injuries? The only reason I ask is because for over a week there was NOTHING said about any such thing, and then suddenly those claims arose.

This is the PC paper and electronic media we're talking about here.

If you know what that means no explanation is necessary.

If you're still confused, perplexed and bewildered, no explanation is possible.

46 posted on 03/25/2012 10:09:45 PM PDT by Publius6961 (“It’s easy to make phony promises you can’t keep.” - Obama, Feb23, 2012)
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To: backwoods-engineer

“In before the “Evil Zimmerman gunned down an innocent child” idiots...”
************************************************************
I think for the most part they’re off playing video games down in their mommies’ basements where they live. I think that this case frightens them as they fear that they too may encounter a neighborhood watch volunteer as they go to and from their skittle buying missions.

They are irritating little buggers, aren’t they?


47 posted on 03/25/2012 10:19:39 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Lex Gabba
Based on everything known to this point,

Known by you, perhaps.
Welcome, newbie, but gawd, newbies sure love to hear themselves talk and dazzle us with their legalese.

Me?
I'm waiting for the official report to emerge. I am sure it will not include inferences, nor events reported as facts that were unwitnessed by anyone offering free legal opinions and advice.

48 posted on 03/25/2012 10:24:45 PM PDT by Publius6961 (“It’s easy to make phony promises you can’t keep.” - Obama, Feb23, 2012)
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To: wolficatZ

9-1-1 call:
immerman:

Yeah. You go in straight through the entrance and then you would go left. You go straight in, don’t turn and make a left.

He’s running. [2:08]

911 dispatcher:

He’s running? Which way is he running?

Zimmerman:

Down toward the other entrance of the neighborhood. [2:14]

911 dispatcher:

OK, which entrance is that he’s headed towards?

Zimmerman:

The back entrance.

[It sounds like Zimmerman says under his breath, ‘F-ing coons’ at 2:22]

NOTE:
911 dispatcher:

Are you following him? [2:24]

Zimmerman:

Yeah. [2:25]

911 dispatcher:

OK.

We don’t need you to do that. [2:26]

Continue reading on Examiner.com George Zimmerman’s 911 call transcribed - National unsolved cases | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/unsolved-cases-in-national/george-zimmerman-s-911-call-transcribed#ixzz1qC8cDbKO

Ergo: Martin was running away, and despite the dispatchers instructions Zimmerman gave chase. Lacking any legal right to do so, Zimmerman’s chasing Martin could be charged as assault, forcible detainer, or attempted kidnapping


49 posted on 03/25/2012 11:12:52 PM PDT by Lex Gabba
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To: rogue yam

yes of course I’m a commie for not making a saint out of the guy who’s become a poster child for every gun-grabber in America. He was an irresponsible idiot who broke the unwritten rules of carrying concealed and we’re going to suffer for it.

But you go right ahead name-calling anyone who doesn’t think a man who gunned down an unarmed kid is a saint.

AT BEST he made a mistake putting himself in a situation he couldn’t handle/wasn’t trained for and as a result somebody ended up dead


50 posted on 03/25/2012 11:13:10 PM PDT by Lex Gabba
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