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Police: Zimmerman says Trayvon decked him with one blow then began hammering his head
Orlando Sentinel ^ | March 26, 2012 | Rene Stutzman

Posted on 03/26/2012 8:41:12 AM PDT by maggief

With a single punch, Trayvon Martin decked the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who eventually shot and killed the unarmed 17-year-old, then Trayvon climbed on top of George Zimmerman and slammed his head into the sidewalk several times, leaving him bloody and battered, authorities have revealed to the Orlando Sentinel.

That is the account Zimmerman gave police, and much of it has been corroborated by witnesses, authorities say.

Zimmerman has not spoken publicly about what happened, but that night, Feb. 26, and in later meetings he described and re-enacted for police what he says happened.

In his version of events, he had turned around and was walking back to his SUV when Trayvon approached him from behind, the two exchanged words then Trayvon punched him in the nose, sending him to the ground, and began beating him.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: blackkk; florida; georgezimmerman; martin; thug; trayvon; trayvonassaultedz; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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To: Parley Baer
I think some of them were trying to support the idiotic statement by Rick Santorum. The others are just Al Sharpton clones.

You are right, I suppose there are several reasons. But there is no good reason, especially here on Free Republic, to be contorting the story and the information to such a ridiculous level. I guess some also just cannot give up on their initial knee jerk opinions, and will follow them all the way to hell and back, rather than simply admit being wrong.
121 posted on 03/26/2012 10:02:22 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 ! We should take off and Newt washington from orbit.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Stalking is not constituted by the mere act of following someone.

Multiple incidents are required, and so are multiple threats.

122 posted on 03/26/2012 10:04:13 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: dangus

If they described it as an “empty marijuana baggie,” and he was suspended from school for 5 days, I assume that it was pretty freaking clear that the baggie had very recently been emptied of marijuana, but that it still smelled like marijuana (or had marijuana residue, or what have you).

123 posted on 03/26/2012 10:05:37 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: maggief

124 posted on 03/26/2012 10:05:40 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Real men are not threatened by strong women." -- Sarah Palin)
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To: khelus
Actually, it was just likely for smokin a doobie than hitting a bus driver.

Trayvon was visiting his father's fiancée, who lived there. He had been suspended from school in Miami after being found with an empty marijuana baggie. Miami schools have a zero-tolerance policy for drug possession.

Sounds more plausible that some twitter post cited by some blog.

125 posted on 03/26/2012 10:07:17 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Time for brokered convention)
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To: Wizdum

Is Mike Nifong working in prosecutors office?

126 posted on 03/26/2012 10:08:56 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 through 35)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; dangus

SANFORD, Fla. — A family spokesman says slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin was suspended from school last month for having a baggie that contained marijuana residue in his book bag.—Neighborhood-Watch-Death/

127 posted on 03/26/2012 10:09:46 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Wizdum
Zimmerman will go down for Manslaughter.

Maybe. Investigation is ongoing. They didn't charge him after he was detained. There's probably other stuff we don't know about yet.

SPD/DA's either didn't have probable cause to arrest or didn't think they could get a conviction beyond reasonable doubt. There's a grand jury hearing coming out. Things may or may not happen there. We don't know.

128 posted on 03/26/2012 10:10:30 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Time for brokered convention)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Thanks, I’m still looking for as full a description of what happened.

overzealous policing.. stopping anyone you don’t know or recognize from the area. being a real busybody , borderline nosy to a fault..

129 posted on 03/26/2012 10:11:29 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

“Zimmerman got out of his SUV to follow Trayvon on foot.
This troubles me. Sorry, it just does. jmo.”

Maybe post#66 can shed some light for you.

130 posted on 03/26/2012 10:11:29 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Stop feeding the beast; spend money only with those who support traditional American values.)
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To: joe fonebone

Where did you get Martins height/weight? I’ve been looking for that. Have a link?

131 posted on 03/26/2012 10:11:57 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (God is dead - William Hamilton....William Hamilton is dead - God (And he means it))
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To: chris37

maybe surveilling is a better word..

132 posted on 03/26/2012 10:12:48 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge
Some people want to hide or look the other way in the presence of possible danger, which is a normal human trait (don't want anyone peeing in their pants). Mr Zimmerman apparently took the problem of crime in his neighborhood very seriously and had a proactive approach in his surveillance. Maybe Mr Martin felt dissed that someone had the nerve to watch him so he decided to serve up a beating as a lesson to Mr Zimmerman, but that's pure speculation. Based on the facts I have read, there is no reason (yet) to charge Mr Zimmerman with anything.
133 posted on 03/26/2012 10:17:28 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Quit poking holes in the life raft!)
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To: Wizdum
"Zimmerman will go down for manslaughter."

I would give odds against that.

134 posted on 03/26/2012 10:19:06 AM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: voteNRA

This is Crime Stoppers policy and HOA policy. The law violated was Stand Your Ground not Move That Ground.

135 posted on 03/26/2012 10:20:10 AM PDT by floriduh voter ( Obamacare is to you as a can of RAID is to a bug. R A I D !)
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To: Linda Frances
Racists are racists. They think they are superior and more deserving than any other tribe. Black racists hate other races of people just as white racists, yellow racists or brown racists.

Liberals have been pushing the ideology of black racism and brown racism with the object of hate targeting whites and the remedy solution being socialism/communism. They are planning and hoping that hate will unite blacks and browns against whites in this country and against the “white” constitutional republic.

Racial hate and tribalism don't work that way. It hates anyone not like itself. As they launch black racism into violence, if it is in the cities as it was in the past, it will attack and burn out, mostly brown, and yellow.

From what I have read from Leftists, they (and Obama and Holder) have to go into Muslim terrorist mode to effectively attack places that are majority white outside the cities; schools, malls, restaurants, etc. They will try to use leftist white psychopaths (plenty of them at Soros’ occupy camps) who are chomping at the bit to kill middle and upper class Americans in a dreamy French revolution remake. This is probably why the NYPD has been infiltrating the Left and why Holder is so angry about it.

This terror will give Obama the support and the excuse he needs for suspending the constitution and “fundamentally changing” America.

136 posted on 03/26/2012 10:20:26 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SamuraiScot
He had been suspended from school in Miami after being found with an empty marijuana baggie. Miami schools have a zero-tolerance policy for drug possession.

If this is true, then his father was lying about Trayvon being suspended for being in an unauthorized place at school.
137 posted on 03/26/2012 10:21:53 AM PDT by Krankor (eenie meenie, chili beanie, the spirits are about to speak.)
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To: floriduh voter
floriduh voter said: I can’t even ask a “guest” to leave if they are creating a ruckus at our pool.

No, but you can ask the unit owner who invited the "guest" to discipline them to behave or remove them from the property.

When a guest of one of the unit owners in my condo association permitted his dogs to run free in the common area without leashes, I wrote a very specific email to the unit owner spelling out the transgression.

She didn't appreciate the very businesslike tone of my message, but she understood that the situation would be treated identically to her having unleashed the dogs herself. She took care of the problem.

Homeowner's associations have incredible power to enforce the contractual agreements between the unit owners, up to and including the levying of fines and the eventual foreclosure and sale of units in order to satisfy the fines. This is what buyers are agreeing to when they buy such properties and typically the majority of buyers are content with the constraints.

138 posted on 03/26/2012 10:23:18 AM PDT by William Tell
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

it is all over the interwebs.... he was also a football player for the high school team... that means he lifted weights and was in shape....

139 posted on 03/26/2012 10:24:13 AM PDT by joe fonebone (Project Gunwalker, this will make watergate look like the warm up band......)
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To: maggief


140 posted on 03/26/2012 10:25:40 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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