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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at articles.orlandosentinel.com ...


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: SampleMan

It won’t be what the people “want,” it will be what the Obama admin thinks they NEED. I think they’re just looking for an excuse to activate that shiny new EO he just signed, and race riots would do the trick.


51 posted on 03/26/2012 9:05:07 AM PDT by MizSterious (Now that Perry's out, I guess I'll just have to vote for "Generic Republican Candidate")
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To: freeangel

I hope you can run fast.


52 posted on 03/26/2012 9:05:31 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Williams

“Then why if these facts prove out, can’t we say that we “are under attack BY blacks” or that at least hispanics are under attack, or at least hispanic neighborhood watch volunteers?”

That, my FRiend, is a very good question.


53 posted on 03/26/2012 9:06:09 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Wizdum

My hunch is there’s a video.

JMO


54 posted on 03/26/2012 9:06:09 AM PDT by maggief
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To: sickoflibs
‘Obama’s son?’

Well Obama is a thug, look at how he acts like a dictator!

55 posted on 03/26/2012 9:06:27 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Linda Frances

"Oh s---, here we go! It's on! Race War! Race War! Race War! Race war's on everybody! It's going down! S--- is going down!"

56 posted on 03/26/2012 9:06:30 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: maggief

Give the angry mob an out, else they won’t back down. Flatter them and make them think they matter.


57 posted on 03/26/2012 9:08:01 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (obamacare is an oxymoron.)
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To: maggief

Wow! It looks like all of Black America owes George Zimmerman an APOLOGY!


58 posted on 03/26/2012 9:08:10 AM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: murron

OK, OK, OK, let it drop. I’m sick of hearing about the creep (Martin). Let the law take the course and get to the bottom of the issue. Stop the reporting over and over cause it IS over, done, period.

Move on to the next crisis so the liberals can jump of that and exploit it to no end.


59 posted on 03/26/2012 9:09:26 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Wizdum
Zimmerman will go down for Manslaughter.

Zimmerman is Hispanic, that would a nightmare for the democrats.

The black voters will stay with the democrats no matter what happens.

The event happened a month ago. To charge Zimmerman now after the media blitz and statements by democrats would not go well with Hispanic voters.

60 posted on 03/26/2012 9:10:12 AM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: Linda Frances

You gotta take what you can get, which is why Zimmerman is WHITE-hispanic.


61 posted on 03/26/2012 9:10:17 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Wizdum

Tells us why you think Mr. Zimmerman will go down for Murder 2.


62 posted on 03/26/2012 9:12:35 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: joe fonebone
"...recently been suspended for beating up a bus driver picked..."

Where did you hear this?

63 posted on 03/26/2012 9:12:40 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Cicero
"Maybe, it’s been suggested, because they were fighting over the gun and Zimmerman’s hand blocked the reloading."

This is the only plausible explanation.

The pistol was physically constrained from cycling properly.

64 posted on 03/26/2012 9:13:01 AM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: SamuraiScot

Busted for carrying an *empty* marihuana baggie? Wouldn’t that be called a “baggie?” Is it illegal to carry empty baggies in the school?


65 posted on 03/26/2012 9:14:19 AM PDT by dangus
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To: maggief
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.

Zimmerman called police and reported a suspicious person, describing Trayvon as black, acting strangely and perhaps on drugs.

Zimmerman got out of his SUV to follow Trayvon on foot. When a dispatch employee asked Zimmerman if he was following the 17-year-old, Zimmerman said yes. The dispatcher told Zimmerman he did not need to do that.

There is about a one-minute gap during which police say they're not sure what happened.

Zimmerman told them he lost sight of Trayvon and was walking back to his SUV when Trayvon approached him from the left rear, and they exchanged words.

Trayvon asked Zimmerman if he had a problem. Zimmerman said no and reached for his cell phone, he told police.

Trayvon then said, “Well, you do now” or something similar and punched Zimmerman in the nose.

Zimmerman fell to the ground and Trayvon got on top of him and began slamming his head into the sidewalk, he told police.

Zimmerman began yelling for help.

Several witnesses heard those cries, and there's been a dispute about from whom they came: Zimmerman or Trayvon.

66 posted on 03/26/2012 9:15:41 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Anti-Bubba182
" If that is true Zimerman had reason to fear for his life and was justified in shooting him."

Absolutely. Repeated concrete slams easily result in death.

67 posted on 03/26/2012 9:16:00 AM PDT by Miss Behave (All ways, always.)
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To: murron

Wouldn’t the eyewitness testimony work, too?


68 posted on 03/26/2012 9:16:46 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SampleMan

Think more like the riots across Kenya after Obama’s cousin, Raila Odinga, narrowly lost the presidential election there. A few hours after Odinga spoke with Obama about losing the election the riots started.


69 posted on 03/26/2012 9:17:08 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: EEGator

“I hope you can run fast.”

You mean I wouldn’t make it into the national new as a senior that was pummeled by black racists just for stepping into their church?


70 posted on 03/26/2012 9:17:33 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: NormsRevenge

So following somebody is a crime in FL?


71 posted on 03/26/2012 9:20:07 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: freeangel

If you are white, you deserved it.
If you are white and Christian, you really deserved it.
If you are an atheist and gay, the PC media will blame it on white Christians for hate speech.


72 posted on 03/26/2012 9:22:25 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Anti-Bubba182

This hit the interwebs yesterday... turns out his 5 day suspension from school was actually a 10 day....his school records were sealed by his familys attorney... well they got released yesterday


73 posted on 03/26/2012 9:22:35 AM PDT by joe fonebone (Project Gunwalker, this will make watergate look like the warm up band......)
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To: SampleMan
Yeah, he is as white as the President of the NAACP Ben Jealous! Photobucket Photobucket Seperated at birth?
74 posted on 03/26/2012 9:24:07 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: freeangel
You mean I wouldn’t make it into the national new as a senior that was pummeled

If making the news is your goal, there's safer ways of doing it. Fer instance, instead of walking into the church wearing the hoodie and laughing, you could just stand outside in the nude laughing.

Trust me, nobody messes with a nude senior who is standing on the sidewalk laughing hysterically........

75 posted on 03/26/2012 9:24:20 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (No matter what you post here, someone's going to get pissed off......)
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To: maggief
Clay Aiken was just on the third hour of the Today Show wearing a hoodie in support of Trayvon Martin.

Gay Tenors for Tray'?

76 posted on 03/26/2012 9:25:37 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Real men are not threatened by strong women." -- Sarah Palin)
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To: maggief
The REAL Trayvon Martin, gold teeth and all.

77 posted on 03/26/2012 9:28:02 AM PDT by TSgt (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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To: maggief

Zimmerman’s first big mistake: Volunteering for a crime watch in a very diverse HOA and pursuing a “guest” of the HOA. I can’t even ask a “guest” to leave if they are creating a ruckus at our pool. He shot one. Sometimes freepers shape information to fit their preconceived notions. I’m sure if I was armed with only a bag of Skittles and maybe Trayvon saw the gun, I’d be wailing on the big guy myself.


78 posted on 03/26/2012 9:28:22 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: Mariner

“”Maybe, it’s been suggested, because they were fighting over the gun and Zimmerman’s hand blocked the reloading.”

This is the only plausible explanation.”

No, the more likely explanation is Martin had a hold on the gun trying to take it from Zimmerman when Zimmerman fired.


79 posted on 03/26/2012 9:29:35 AM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: murron

Very well put. I surely agree with you 100%.


80 posted on 03/26/2012 9:31:15 AM PDT by papageo
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To: maggief

The narrative is turning against the race baiters. Look for the story to drop of the radar over the next few days, as more damaging info comes out.


81 posted on 03/26/2012 9:32:26 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: Niteranger68

Zimmerman acted stupidly and he wasn’t even DC police. For that, he should be charged with somethin somethin. A minor is dead, a guest of the HOA. The HOA is gonna settle and there will be more foreclosures in the state of Florida cuz HOA insurance is going to go through the roof. Zimmerman not evil but stupid and his jumping to conclusions ended up with a dead HOA “guest”. I don’t care what color either of them are. Florida is not a racist state - too many transplants live here who were never racist.


82 posted on 03/26/2012 9:33:32 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: joe fonebone

Thanks! Do you have a link?


83 posted on 03/26/2012 9:33:58 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: floriduh voter
I can’t even ask a “guest” to leave if they are creating a ruckus at our pool. He shot one

If that guest proceeded to knock you down and pound your head repeatedly against the pool deck, guess what? You would have legal justification to shoot him in self defense.

84 posted on 03/26/2012 9:34:18 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Cicero
But if the chamber was empty, either the gun was defective or something of the sort may have happened.

It is not uncommon for a firearm to fail to cycle at point blank range.

That is why in good self-defense courses, you learn to tap, rack, bang by instinct.

85 posted on 03/26/2012 9:35:17 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: murron

There isn’t any because they really don’t care. There are far too many problems, and they ignore them as it’s in the Plantation Elites’ best interests. Never mind the crime, drugs, illegitimacy, public schools, etc. If they really cared they would focus attention on skills and values to address those issues, but they don’t. And the reason they don’t is is doesn’t advance their personal agendas.


87 posted on 03/26/2012 9:36:19 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Some "unifier" in the White House, huh)
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To: murron

YOu have a good point. Is Obama using Trayvon as a campaign theme? They want to take us all out. Vote for me. Malia could be your daughter and not want to be punished with a baby. Obama only sees things through his limited perspective (and the brainwashing he got as a youth towards communism/marxiam and hating this nation.)


88 posted on 03/26/2012 9:36:33 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: maggief

Been there before...

89 posted on 03/26/2012 9:37:17 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: TSgt

Thanks for posting that photo. I’ve been looking for his updated picture.


90 posted on 03/26/2012 9:37:34 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: floriduh voter

You are saying that you agree with Trayvon’s actions?


91 posted on 03/26/2012 9:37:34 AM PDT by ohioman
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To: Anti-Bubba182
"...recently been suspended for beating up a bus driver picked..."

Where did you hear this?

Someone found in tweets by his friends before he was killed. Something along the lines of, Yo sure whomped dat bus driver, bro!

Having fished Martin's deleted Twitter account out Google's garbage can, I can believe that he would attack a bus driver. He was, if not an actual gang banger, certainly a wannabe. The background pic on his Twitter page is of C-Murder, a rapper who is doing life without for killing a guy back in 2002.

Before I learned of Martin's actual nature, I had referred to Zimmerman as "the neighborhood nazi", and opined that, if I were on the jury, I'd have to let him off reluctantly, absent proof beyond a reasonable doubt of who started the fight. I'd like to change that to, I'd acquit him with enthusiasm, call a presser to denounce the DA, and buy a drink for him.

92 posted on 03/26/2012 9:38:05 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: NormsRevenge

“This troubles me. Sorry, it just does. jmo.”

This doesn’t trouble me in the least. Until your neighborhood has had several burglaries, don’t be so quick to judge. Our residents routinely stop to “chat” with strangers to our neighborhood now and jot down tag numbers of those vehicles which do not belong. We haven’t been victimized in over three years now. Coincidence?


93 posted on 03/26/2012 9:40:19 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: NormsRevenge

Norm, we don’t always agree but Zim was in pursuit and he did say on that one tape to police: “They always get away.” I believe Zim was in a state of mind where he was tired of “them” getting away and this time, it wasn’t gonna happen on his watch. The intent was not initially to shoot Trayvon but if someone carries, they need to carry responsibly which Zim failed to do. Crime Watch volunteers are NOT supposed to carry a weapon. They are supposed to call the cops who have tazers which are killin’ their own share of Floridians I might add.


94 posted on 03/26/2012 9:40:25 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
The truth is starting to get out. ...

Somehow even the Sanford city commissioners, who must be watching lots of cable news, have voted non binding "no confidence" in their police chief over the handling of the fatal shooting.
http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/keyword/police



95 posted on 03/26/2012 9:40:36 AM PDT by hamboy
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To: maggief

LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


96 posted on 03/26/2012 9:43:42 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big. Vote Newt!)
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To: MizSterious

Florida is a sunshine state. Those reports and records should be open to the public if they are available now. Can some Fla freeper file a FOIA for them and release them. That’s the only way the truth of the matter will get out. For sure if the media gets these reports the truth will be buried.


97 posted on 03/26/2012 9:44:46 AM PDT by GrandmaPatriot
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To: NormsRevenge

If he got out to chase or confront Martin, that could certainly be a factor. But simply getting out to follow him doesn’t bother me.


98 posted on 03/26/2012 9:45:08 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Quit poking holes in the life raft!)
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To: Snickering Hound
Re. Duke Lacrosse


99 posted on 03/26/2012 9:46:36 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Progov
Sharpton is fundraising right now on www.baynews9.com. Seriesly. I wonder where they money is gonna end up. Al's collecting $100 a person or group.

Anyway, a "guest" of the HOA complex was shot by the crime watch volunteer. That is the bottom line. Leave the dead kid alone. There are lots of little white boys who are punks too. Maybe Trayvon was afraid for his life and his adrenalin kicked in. Zim's not innocent of all charges. Don't follow a bag of Skittles and Iced Tea unless you know theree may be consequences, crime watch volunteer. (Zim stupid)

100 posted on 03/26/2012 9:46:40 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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