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Police: Zimmerman story is 'consistent' with evidence in Trayvon Martin shooting
Fox News ^ | March 27, 2012

Posted on 03/27/2012 8:54:32 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies

SANFORD, Florida – A slain U.S. teenager and the neighborhood watch captain who shot and killed him exchanged words before the teen punched him in the nose and began banging the man's head on the ground, according to the watch captain's account of the confrontation that led to the shooting. [...]

A statement from Sanford, Florida police said the newspaper story was "consistent" with evidence turned over to prosecutors. [...]

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KEYWORDS: trayvon; trayvonassaults; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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To: SZonian; aruanan

You have a point, but my point was my opinion...Based upon the results of his (Zimmerman’s) actions, there is no dancing around the subject that a person lost their life due to “his” diligence, or whatever you want to call it...

These were accidents waiting for an intersection to happen...

AS I have said before, having a CCW in a state that has a “no duty to retreat” law in place DOES NOT WARRANT OR COMMISSION YOU TO ENFORCE, INVESTIGATE OR DETAIN another actor you suspect of criminal intent or be caught in the act of committing a crime...

There are provisions in some state laws that do allow for third party intervention up to and the use of deadly force if you reasonably believe it is immediately needed to stop that crime...

That’s why I believe Zimmerman screwed up...He may have been right to be in contact with lawful authority, but you have to realize, once you do that the situation becomse fluid real fast, and if you are in pursuit or following a suspect, and are told to disengage, I would highly recommend you do so...

That CCW license does not give you anything but protection under the provision of that states law to carry in public a firearm for lawful self-defensive purposes...It is not something that you should intend to be using (in any other capacity) unless it is absolutely necessary...

Zimmerman did do something right though...He observed, and gave Law Enforcement the information needed for them to do their “commissioned” job...

He’ll end up like Joe Horn here in Texas who used to live not too far from us when he stopped two burglary suspects on their way out of his nieghbors house carrying the nieghbors valuables...He was no-billed by a Grand Jury, which is what Zimmerman is going to have to answer to...

I am eager to see the outcome of this...And the facts to be made public...


151 posted on 03/29/2012 1:03:51 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: JustSayNoToNannies; Rooivalk

Wasn’t Zimmerman WARNED not to follow Martin by the police dispatcher?
No, he was told, “You don’t need to do that [follow him].”

Why did Zimmerman choose not to take that advice?

Why does it matter?

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Actually if you listen to the 911 tape you can hear the wind as if Zimmerman was running. When the dispatcher tells him he doesn’t need him to follow, the wind stops. Zimmerman returned to his truck and Martin confronted him there.


152 posted on 03/29/2012 2:20:39 PM PDT by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
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To: stevie_d_64

Understood, thanks for clarifying your position.


153 posted on 03/29/2012 2:21:56 PM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political party's in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

CORRECTION: George Zimmerman WAS arrested! He was taken to the Police Station by force, in HANDCUFFS. He was RELEASED when the police realized they had no basis to hold him!


154 posted on 03/29/2012 2:48:01 PM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: Keith in Iowa; All
Two questions:

1 - Why didn't the MSM go all out and release this

2 - Anybody have an idea when Nobama will announce a 'Skittles Summit'...?

155 posted on 03/29/2012 4:10:09 PM PDT by QT3.14 (MSM has a TDD (Truth Deficit Disorder) as it pumps out Kulturkrap to the masses nnn)
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To: christianhomeschoolmommaof3
Actually if you listen to the 911 tape you can hear the wind as if Zimmerman was running. When the dispatcher tells him he doesn’t need him to follow, the wind stops. Zimmerman returned to his truck and Martin confronted him there.

Zimmerman was not a policeman. He had no authority to exit his vehicle and confront ANYBODY. If someone confronted you on a dark and rainy night after following you what would you do? It can be argued that Martin was defending himself after Zimmerman tried to play cop.
156 posted on 03/29/2012 4:42:13 PM PDT by Rooivalk
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To: Rooivalk

He had the same right as the thug in the hoodie.

The hoodied thug is indefensible.


157 posted on 03/29/2012 4:45:51 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: QT3.14

Sidwell is to prevent Malia from meeting Trayvon or his equivalent.


158 posted on 03/29/2012 4:47:53 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: 2harddrive
Now the video released by the Sanford police showing Zimmerman at the station show no sign of this alleged struggle that Zimmerman claimed with Martin

It is looking more and more like Zimmerman bit off more than he could chew with Martin and used his gun to stop the physical fight he caused by running up on Martin

"....ABC News, which obtained the video and released it Wednesday night, said it shows “no blood or bruises” on the handcuffed, trim- and muscular-looking suspect as he steps out of the back of a police cruiser, is frisked by an officer and walks escorted into the police building.
159 posted on 03/29/2012 4:49:33 PM PDT by Rooivalk
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To: Rooivalk

http://dailycaller.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Zimmerman-ABC-video-enhanced-caption.jpg


160 posted on 03/29/2012 4:53:59 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: JustSayNoToNannies


161 posted on 03/29/2012 4:54:23 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: bert
Seems like the thug was Zimmerman whose lie about being attacked by Martin is breaking down. Just look at the video ABC News obtained of Zimmerman walking into the police station

Does he look like his nose was broken or that there is blood on the back of his head from a beating?

"...ABC News, which obtained the video and released it Wednesday night, said it shows “no blood or bruises” on the handcuffed, trim- and muscular-looking suspect as he steps out of the back of a police cruiser, is frisked by an officer and walks escorted into the police building.

Zimmerman is lying and the truth is slowly coming out
162 posted on 03/29/2012 4:55:09 PM PDT by Rooivalk
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To: Rooivalk

Are you really stupid? He was treated by paramedics at the scene BEFORE being taken to the station. God, people are dumb.


163 posted on 03/29/2012 4:56:10 PM PDT by bfree (The revolution is coming - OBAMI IS THE ENEMY OF FREEDOM)
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To: bfree

Rooivalk is here for his own entertainment. This is not a good faith poster. Engage for fun, but don’t get any increased blood pressure over the exchange. Practice your flaming on that one!


164 posted on 03/29/2012 4:59:31 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Rooivalk

First of all, he didn’t need authority to exit his vehicle. He is a free citizen. He was on the neighborhood watch and saw someone he didn’t recognize. That someone was NOT walking down the street or on the sidewalk. He was walking BEHIND the townhomes (ie suspicious activity) Second, he did not confront anyone. He followed him.

Recently there was a strange car parked on my street in front of my house with some teenagers sitting in it. I checked out the situation, got the license plate and followed them until they left the neighborhood.

If I had decided to ask them what they were doing that isn’t a confrontation worthy of getting my face punched. It’s only a question.


165 posted on 03/29/2012 5:01:48 PM PDT by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
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To: Brown Deer
More attempts to slander this kid and "justify" the cold blooded murder of an innocent person. This BS picture you post is not Martin. However when you look at the police video of Zimmerman right after the shooting his nose DOES NOT looks broken. Nor is there any blood on the back of his head as he first claimed

Zimmerman is a liar and people like you who are so eager to label this kid a "thug" are being played like fools

ABC News, which obtained the video and released it Wednesday night, said it shows “no blood or bruises” on the handcuffed, trim- and muscular-looking suspect as he steps out of the back of a police cruiser, is frisked by an officer and walks escorted into the police building.
166 posted on 03/29/2012 5:02:00 PM PDT by Rooivalk
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To: Rooivalk

“Zimmerman was not a policeman. He had no authority to exit his vehicle and confront ANYBODY. If someone confronted you on a dark and rainy night after following you what would you do? It can be argued that Martin was defending himself after Zimmerman tried to play cop.”

Still repeating the same nonsense? Zimmerman has every right to exit his vehicle. Prove he confronted anyone? Transcripts indicate he lost Martin, and that it was then Martin that first spoke to Zimmerman. It looks likely that Martin confronted Zimmerman as Zimmerman’s statement attests. So much for feeling threatened (btw if Martin felt threatened why didn’t he just call the police?).

I’ve also read ahead to your ABC News troll post. You do realize that it was taped AFTER Zimmerman received medical treatment, and that Zimmerman’s injuries are recorded in the police report?

Go away Rooi. You are an intellectual lightweight repeating things you here on CNN. I’m sure by now everyone here is aware of your trolling.


167 posted on 03/29/2012 5:03:20 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: bfree
Are you really stupid? He was treated by paramedics at the scene BEFORE being taken to the station. God, people are dumb.

Go look at the video and then get back to me. Let your OWN EYES make the call. Then lets talk about who is dumb
168 posted on 03/29/2012 5:05:00 PM PDT by Rooivalk
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To: Rooivalk
This BS picture you post is not Martin.

LIAR!
169 posted on 03/29/2012 5:05:41 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Rooivalk
"More attempts to slander..."

Says the resident FR slanderer.

Still waiting for you to either provide a link that sources your slander against the Sanford PD officers and Mr. Zimmerman alleging that they were "laughing and smoking" after the shooting.

IOW, you have no standing.

170 posted on 03/29/2012 5:07:43 PM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political party's in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: Brown Deer; Rooivalk

A number of idiots keep saying that every single photo of Martin except the really cute nice ones aren’t him.

The photo you posted is obviously Martin.


171 posted on 03/29/2012 5:09:45 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: Rooivalk

“cold blooded murder”

Prove it troll.


172 posted on 03/29/2012 5:09:45 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: trappedincanuckistan
Does his nose look broken? Do you see any bandages on Zimmerman's face or on the back of his head?

If he was treated as he claims where is the evidence of the treatment?

Your boy Zimmerman's story is falling apart like a cheap suit and poor people like you with so much invested in this "Martin was a thug" story are going ballistic at the thought that Zimmerman could be lying

Open your eyes. You are being played for chumps
173 posted on 03/29/2012 5:10:55 PM PDT by Rooivalk
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To: Brown Deer; trappedincanuckistan; Rooivalk

Tar baby alert!

Be prepared for; obfuscation, strawmen, deliberate misrepresentation, refusal to address relevant statements and questions and overall deception.

Said “freeper” has accused the Sanford PD and Mr. Zimmerman of “laughing and smoking” after the shooting and has so far refused to either provide proof of his slander or retract it.

I suspect a hidden agenda at play here.


174 posted on 03/29/2012 5:11:57 PM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political party's in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: trappedincanuckistan
“cold blooded murder” Prove it troll.

The police video does not support Zimmerman's side of the story. Go and study it
175 posted on 03/29/2012 5:12:47 PM PDT by Rooivalk
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To: SZonian
First we see that the Sanford police department wanted to file charges of manslaughter against Zimmerman and now we see this police video of Zimmerman apparently healthy and unmarked on the night of the shooting.

Could it be that Zimmerman's father who is a former judge pulled strings to get the charges dropped?

Stay tuned
176 posted on 03/29/2012 5:17:10 PM PDT by Rooivalk
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To: Rooivalk

“going ballistic”

ROFL

Lay off the glue. Your posts are so weak they couldn’t a rise out of me unless they were accompanied by naked photos of Shannon Elizabeth eating an ice cream cone.


177 posted on 03/29/2012 5:20:22 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: SZonian
Well well well. Lets see how this plays out over the course of this investigation. Any thoughts on this?

"....Much has been made of Sanford Police's handling of the Trayvon Martin shooting and one point that remains glaring is the fact that the shooter, George Zimmerman, was released after a few hours of questioning and not arrested - which has many believing that his father pulled strings to free him.

Read more: http://globalgrind.com/node/829199#ixzz1qYSehTeo
178 posted on 03/29/2012 5:24:36 PM PDT by Rooivalk
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To: little jeremiah

179 posted on 03/29/2012 5:25:06 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: trappedincanuckistan
Your meltdown is sad. Too bad you decided to back this horse that Zimmerman was riding.

Remember: God is not mocked. And the truth ALWAYS comes out in the end.
180 posted on 03/29/2012 5:28:00 PM PDT by Rooivalk
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181 posted on 03/29/2012 5:31:21 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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182 posted on 03/29/2012 5:33:57 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: 2harddrive

bump


183 posted on 03/29/2012 5:35:23 PM PDT by KingNo155
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To: Rooivalk

Video of police inspecting wound:

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=4cd_1333028304&comments=1

Video of gash in Zimmerman’s head:

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/03/sorry-abc-video-shows-gash-in-back-of-democrat-zimmermans-head-after-fight-with-trayvon-martin/

Story about ABC News’ grainy video:

http://www.bob-owens.com/2012/03/abc-news-doctors-zimmerman-video-to-pedal-false-story-in-trayvon-martin-case/

You’re probably right though. The MSM has never “enhanced” anything to further an agenda. The police and paramedics likely conspired with Zimmerman to cover up murder.


184 posted on 03/29/2012 5:35:23 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Brown Deer

Why is the ‘lil feller in yellow using his hand to demonstrate his wiener length?


185 posted on 03/29/2012 5:37:27 PM PDT by Eaker (Remember, the enemy tends to wise up at the least convenient moments.)
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To: Brown Deer

Great pics Brown Deer! I hadn’t seen these.


186 posted on 03/29/2012 5:39:04 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Rooivalk

http://dailycaller.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Zimmerman-ABC-video-enhanced-caption.jpg


187 posted on 03/29/2012 5:41:09 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Rooivalk
Does his nose look broken?

Do doctors usually diagnose broken noses via photographs?

A yes or no answer is all that is required.

188 posted on 03/29/2012 5:42:48 PM PDT by Eaker (Remember, the enemy tends to wise up at the least convenient moments.)
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To: Rooivalk

I have seen a couple of broken noses and none of them were bandaged, same with scalp wounds.


189 posted on 03/29/2012 5:48:21 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: SZonian
I suspect a hidden agenda at play here.

BTW I am Black


190 posted on 03/29/2012 5:49:36 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Rooivalk
This BS picture you post is not Martin.

LOL.

191 posted on 03/29/2012 5:50:42 PM PDT by Eaker (Remember, the enemy tends to wise up at the least convenient moments.)
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To: Rooivalk

You’re a liar and an affront to every honest member of FR.


192 posted on 03/29/2012 5:57:43 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: Brown Deer

Who is the older man? His fater? I saw a photo of his father and he was clean shaven.


193 posted on 03/29/2012 6:00:49 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: little jeremiah

yes, those are all from Tracy Martin’s FB.


194 posted on 03/29/2012 6:07:29 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: ltc8k6

195 posted on 03/29/2012 6:27:30 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: little jeremiah

Those are gangsta rappers LJ. See the photo with 5 or 6 of them? The third from the right is Lil Wayne.


196 posted on 03/29/2012 6:32:16 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

Oh sorry. I thought the older man you are referring to was the same man on the far right of the group photo.


197 posted on 03/29/2012 6:35:03 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

the one on the right is Tracy Martin.


198 posted on 03/29/2012 6:40:39 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Brown Deer

The one on the right of the gangsta rap pic?


199 posted on 03/29/2012 6:43:33 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

yep, the one on right of all three pics.


200 posted on 03/29/2012 6:47:05 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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