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ABC News Reports Medical Records Support George Zimmermanís Account
mediaite.com ^ | 15 May, 2012 | Jon Bershad

Posted on 05/16/2012 5:08:11 AM PDT by marktwain

When the tragic story of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin consumed the nation over the past few months, a number of questions were raised about racism, vigilantism, and self defense laws. However, the most important question was always the first one; what exactly happened that fateful night? The shooter, George Zimmerman, has always claimed that he fired his gun in self defense, something many found hard to believe considering the young boy he killed was unarmed. However, tonight, ABC World News broke information about the injuries Zimmerman received that may shed more light on just how that night went down.

ABC, who were also first to break the bloodied images of Zimmerman’s head that disputed video seemingly showing him unharmed, have now obtained Zimmerman’s detailed medical records.

The document describes Zimmerman as having suffered two black eyes, wounds to the back of the head, as well as a broken nose but that he declined both hospitalization after the encounter as well as a follow up with an ENT doctor. The doctor who wrote the document also writes that Zimmerman suffers from stress and “nausea” when thinking about the night and was strongly advised to see a psychologist.

It also states that, prior to the shooting, Zimmerman had been prescribed the drugs Adderall and Temazepam, medication that ABC points out “can cause side effects such as agitation and mood swings, but in fewer than 10 percent of patients.”

Of course, none of this proves exactly what the events were that led to Martin’s death. But they are important facts to add to this sad, sad story.

Watch the video from ABC News below:

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: banglist; fl; georgezimmerman; hoodiethug; martin; mediahateswhites; saintskittles; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman; zimmermanevidence; zimmermaninjuries
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1 posted on 05/16/2012 5:08:12 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Stay out of the cities this Summer.


2 posted on 05/16/2012 5:09:36 AM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: marktwain

I am anxious to see if they performed drug & alcohol testing on Martin. The discovery process is underway and we’ll see all Corey’ evidence pretty soon.


3 posted on 05/16/2012 5:13:54 AM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: umgud

Already saw a reference to Martin having lacerations on his knuckles; no doubt from where Zimmerman violently struck them with his face.


4 posted on 05/16/2012 5:17:49 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: umgud
If they did, it is not relevant and likely won't be disclosed because he was a minor.

I want to know if he had a weapon...like a knife. Bet he did...

5 posted on 05/16/2012 5:19:14 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: marktwain

This entire prosecution is ridiculous.


6 posted on 05/16/2012 5:20:45 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: marktwain

It seems I read somewhere that Trayvon’s knuckles were bruised.

Once the evidence is released, it will become apparent to non-leftists that there is no reason to have Zimmerman go to trial.

Zimmerman simply Stood His Ground.


7 posted on 05/16/2012 5:20:45 AM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: marktwain

The real tragedy of this is that this info should have been divulged during the the first 48 hours. The fact that they did not reveal this pertinent info caused mass hysteria in the country.


8 posted on 05/16/2012 5:22:44 AM PDT by kenmcg (How)
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To: popdonnelly

If the head is split you must acquit.


9 posted on 05/16/2012 5:22:59 AM PDT by Autonomous User ( I guess a liberal and an out-of-work bum look a lot a like, daddy.)
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To: kenmcg

The prosecution are depraved.


10 posted on 05/16/2012 5:23:57 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

To be more accurate, he was laying on his ground.

What we have here is an attempt to limit the right to self-defense.


11 posted on 05/16/2012 5:24:04 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

Has there been any mention of blood test results on Trayvon?
During Zimmerman’s call he describes the kid acting strangely.

If there were drugs in his system - that will be the last straw for this case.


12 posted on 05/16/2012 5:24:33 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Autonomous User

“If the head is split you must acquit.”


Word.


13 posted on 05/16/2012 5:24:50 AM PDT by Student0165 ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: marktwain
...the drugs Adderall and Temazepam, medication that ABC points out “can cause side effects such as agitation and mood swings, but in fewer than 10 percent of patients.”

And having your nose broken, followed immediately by having your head slammed on the edge of a concrete sidewalk multiple times can cause the side effect of you shooting the person beating on you, in almost all cases.

14 posted on 05/16/2012 5:32:19 AM PDT by GBA (Read: The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn If you read this anything this year, read this book!)
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To: Autonomous User; mickie
"If the head is split you must acquit".

If the knuckles are bruised the State has losed.

Leni

15 posted on 05/16/2012 5:33:23 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Presbyterian Reporter
Zimmerman simply Stood His Ground.

This was Self-Defense, which is legally different than "Stand Your Ground." Zimmerman was physically assaulted, pinned down, and unable to withdraw.

"Stand Your Ground," means that if you are under threat, you have no obligation to retreat as a first line of defense, nor have you the obligation to WAIT until you are actually attacked before taking action.

16 posted on 05/16/2012 5:33:56 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (So, Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out if Obama is a Natural Born Citizen?)
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To: popdonnelly
What we have here is an attempt to limit the right to self-defense.

I think so too. The theory of the left and the race-baters seems to be this: if a black person decided he feels like beating, raping, or even killing a white person at any time of day or night, the white person just has to accept it as their due. Fighting back is "escalating the confrontation," and defending yourself with a firearm is attempted murder at the very least.

17 posted on 05/16/2012 5:35:07 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Scotswife
If there were drugs in his system - that will be the last straw for this case.

This could be why the media is out front with the "Zimmerman was taking Adderall and Temazepam" factoid. They may know what's coming w/r/t Trayvon's toxicology results.

Oh, by the way, if it does turn out that Trayvon was high, it won't be the last straw for the case. It should, but it won't.

18 posted on 05/16/2012 5:39:08 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: marktwain

BUMP


19 posted on 05/16/2012 5:40:56 AM PDT by kitkat (Obama, ROPE and CHAINS.)
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To: marktwain

so much for HIPAA.....


20 posted on 05/16/2012 5:41:14 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: TheRhinelander

The ‘real tragedy’ is the current reaction, or lack of it, by the mainstream media to black gangs beating white people senseless, whether in Norfolk, Tampa, or elsewhere. It’s become the most popular bloodsport, and it’s going to end with about a half dozen Traaaavons lying in a puddle and some poor white soul going to jail for self-defense.


21 posted on 05/16/2012 5:41:36 AM PDT by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: Student0165

Surprise! Surprise!

Yet this information should have been deduced from day 1. From the eyewitness testimony that Zim was on his back getting punched in the face by Trayvon, per local news reports.

But the Corrupt Liberal Media ignored it, and created a National Lynch Mob with their “reporting”, and a man is being railroaded by a political prosecutor to mollify the mob, with Eric “My People” Holder waiting in the wings to complete the lynching if the locals fail

Such is ObamaAmerica in the 21st century!


22 posted on 05/16/2012 5:43:21 AM PDT by Uncle Lonny
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To: marktwain

surprise surprise......


23 posted on 05/16/2012 5:45:12 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Autonomous User

“If the head is split you must acquit”

Let’s get T-shirts made.


24 posted on 05/16/2012 5:46:39 AM PDT by lrvp99
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To: Paladin2

The prosecutor in this case is over zealous and has a history of over charging. Currently she is prosecuting a 13y.o. for murder wherein he is mentally deficient. In another case, her office recently prosecuted some woman for firing a gun at her assailant in a domestic case. The woman shot to scare away her husband, no one hit, yet she is doing 20 years now which has outraged some in the black community. Seeminly she has no balance between victims rights and justice....her first comments about the Martin case were in support of his family over the loss of their wonderful son. Sorry to say she is a GOPer who defeated a liberal handily in the last election with good support from the conservative community. I believe she is now running unopposed. Wow.


25 posted on 05/16/2012 5:46:58 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Presbyterian Reporter
No Zimmermanm did no stand his ground..once he was on the ground with martin on top beating him Zimmerman had No avenue of retreat...zimmerman was cornered and under attack...
26 posted on 05/16/2012 5:50:08 AM PDT by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: marktwain
You know, we may never know what happened that night, exactly. But, in that case it seems to me that there is reasonable doubt of murder, manslaughter, or any other crime.

I don't know if that will be enough to get him off. Probably depends on where the trial is held.

27 posted on 05/16/2012 6:04:58 AM PDT by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man. Never trust anyone who hasn't been punched in the face)
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To: Sacajaweau

It would be very relevant if it showed he had drugs in his system, because it would corroborate Zimmerman’s suspicions based on Trayvon’s BEHAVIOR and thus blow away the racial profiling claim.


28 posted on 05/16/2012 6:05:21 AM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: 6SJ7

The prosecution can explain the lacerations on Trayvon’s knuckles from where he dragged them on the ground...


29 posted on 05/16/2012 6:14:30 AM PDT by henkster (Wanted: Politicians willing to say "No" to people. No experience required.)
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To: popdonnelly

If found innocent, hopefully, he cannot be tried again. That would be the end of it.


30 posted on 05/16/2012 6:16:24 AM PDT by MCF
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To: Autonomous User
If the head is split you must acquit.

Oh no, he's using the Chewbacca Defense! ;-)

31 posted on 05/16/2012 6:18:29 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: butterdezillion

The media seems unwilling to back off from their original story line—”unarmed black teenager” killed by racially-profiling trigger-happy white vigilante. Even if the proceedings in court are done properly and they actually get honest jurors who will decide on the basis of the evidence, it could be an explosive situation when the trial happens, with the public, especially the black community, expecting a conviction. Probably Sharpton and Jackson and the usual suspects will have demonstrations going on. Will the jurors fear they will trigger widespread rioting if they find Zimmerman innocent?


32 posted on 05/16/2012 6:19:47 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Kenny Bunk

Thank you for continuing to show the distinction.

It really disturbs me that the woefully ignorant and liberals are absolutely convinced that Zimmerman had a duty to die because, according to their severly skewed version of the events, he instigated the “fight”.

The facts are already bearing out that Martin himself hid, watched Zimmerman go by, and then ambushed him on his return to his truck.

Personally, I don’t care if George Zimmerman was the Grand Kleagle of the local KKK, grabbed Martin by the arm, and called him everything but his Christian name. There was a disparity of force used by Martin, and any REASONABLE person would fear for his or her life when getting their head split on concrete by a bigger, younger, and more physically fit person.

That right of self defense is endemic to free peoples of the world, statutory or Constitutional law aside.

Good shoot. Period.


33 posted on 05/16/2012 6:20:16 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: MinuteGal
If the knuckles are bruised the State has losed

Egggzellent !   ;-)

34 posted on 05/16/2012 6:21:28 AM PDT by tomkat (:^)
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To: marktwain

Of course Zimmerman will be acquitted. The only question is will it be close enough to the election to result in riot induced voter turnout. That is what this has been about all along.


35 posted on 05/16/2012 6:23:31 AM PDT by BobinIL
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To: marktwain

Looks like the FBI still has a pretty good hate crime case against Zimmerman ... for injuring poor Trayvon's knuckles!

36 posted on 05/16/2012 6:24:32 AM PDT by Zakeet (Obama loves to wok dogs)
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To: marktwain
Photobucket All that matters is whitey is bad... Must be punished... And Obama needs a race war and by hook or crook, he'll have one.
37 posted on 05/16/2012 6:24:37 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: butterdezillion

Just the opposite....if he had drugs in his system, it would portray Zimmerman as being racist....because that would be deemed to be Zimmerman’s perception of ALL BLACKS.


38 posted on 05/16/2012 6:25:26 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Presbyterian Reporter
Zimmerman simply Stood His Ground.

Nope; using the "Stand your ground" defense is a non-starter. That implies that Zimmerman could make a decision to walk away or to fight. Zimmerman did not have the opportunity to walk away; he was lying on his back getting his head bashed into the concrete.

If it is disclosed that Martin tried to pull out Zimmerman's gun (by fingerprints or other validation), then Zimmerman will have a slam dunk not guilty verdict. If that wasn't the case, Zimmerman still has a strong self-defense argument in that having one's head bashed against the ground, after suffering a broken nose and two black eyes, should still convince a jury of his peers that he is not guilty of anything.

39 posted on 05/16/2012 6:27:22 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More (OBAMA!!'s name is all caps as sarcasm to indicate a lack of respect, as he does not deserve it)
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To: MinuteGal

Stop it! This is a work day.


40 posted on 05/16/2012 6:29:02 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: MinuteGal
"If the head is split you must acquit".

If the knuckles are bruised the State has losed.

If you can't spell, go to .. er .. uh .. Barnes and Noble and buy a dictionary.

41 posted on 05/16/2012 6:31:27 AM PDT by LouAvul
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To: Sacajaweau

Why wouldn’t it be relevant?

Zimmerman is being accused of ‘profiling’...in the indictment.

And, one of the first things he says on the phone call is ‘I think he’s on drugs’.

Wouldn’t a determination of whether or not Martin was on drugs (or otherwise intoxicated) be very relevant to proving/disproving Zimmerman’s original ‘profile’ of Martin?


42 posted on 05/16/2012 6:32:43 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Verginius Rufus

This is where media malpractice needs to be brought up. Because the media has been caught in blatant lies.

And the public lies of witnesses - such as the coroner claiming publicly that Trayvon had no injuries besides the gunshot wound, when the autopsy actually says he had injuries to his knuckles. See http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/autopsy-results-show-trayvon-martin-had-injuries-h/nN6gs/

I believe what needs to happen at this point is the judge needs to throw the whole thing out, because that would disable the plans the race hustlers had for this all along: to get big bucks through a civil lawsuit.

And to discourage this kind of thing, the people who made it possible need to be prosecuted or punished by the public in some way. If we don’t do something to make an example out of this, we’ll see more and more of it.

If there are going to be riots over something the evidence clearly supports, then so be it. The alternative is to let terrorism disable our entire law enforcement system and Constitutiional government. I’d rather that we have an enemy to the Constitution that we can confront and overcome, than to watch the country just go quietly away with no way to save it. If this is the battle they want to fight, I say bring it, so everybody finally knows what’s been going on while they were sleeping.


43 posted on 05/16/2012 6:33:00 AM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: 6SJ7
where Zimmerman violently and repeatedly struck them with his face
44 posted on 05/16/2012 6:34:46 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Presbyterian Reporter
Zimmerman simply Stood His Ground.

Wrong, Zimmerman was knocked to the ground and he simply blew the offending thug off of him so he could stand back up on the ground. Technically, Zimmerman laid on his ground.

45 posted on 05/16/2012 6:37:24 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Sacajaweau

That makes no sense.

If Zimmerman had Trayvon accurately pegged as being stoned it wouldn’t be because Trayvon was black - unless a person tacitly admits that all Blacks are stoned. If the prosecution wants to go there, then THEY are the ones who are racist.

If all Blacks are not stoned, then Zimmerman guessed right on Trayvon because of his BEHAVIOR. We know from Zimmerman’s call to the dispatcher that he was concerned because of the behavior he observed, and if the drug test comes back positive it would show that the behavior WAS that of somebody on drugs, just as Zimmerman suspected. It wasn’t just him imagining the behavior was suspicious because the guy was Black.

The video of Trayvon could also show the type of behavior Zimmerman might have observed. We know Trayvon didn’t walk straight from the 7-11 to home. Was he lolly-gagging? Was he casing apartments? The drug screen and video footage could tell us a lot.


46 posted on 05/16/2012 6:41:58 AM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: marktwain

The”TRUTH”shall make ye free???????????????????


47 posted on 05/16/2012 6:46:21 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: butterdezillion

>>And the public lies of witnesses - such as the coroner claiming publicly that Trayvon had no injuries besides the gunshot wound,<<

One small correction. It was the undertaker who proclaimed that Trayvon had no injuries beyond the gunshot wound, not the coroner.


48 posted on 05/16/2012 7:17:13 AM PDT by Aunt Polgara
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To: TheRhinelander

>>Stay out of the cities this Summer.<<

Homey don’t play that down here in Texas!

We have real gun control round these parts.


49 posted on 05/16/2012 7:18:36 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: Scotswife

The results of the tox screen from the autopsy have to be in by now. The deafening silence about the results makes me about 98% certain that Trayvon Martin tested positive for drugs.

If the drug tests came back clean, you can bet the prosecution would have released or leaked the results and the left wing media and the race hustlers would be proclaiming that it “proves” Zimmerman is guilty.

BTW, Zimmerman not only described TM as behaving strangely on the 911 call, he specifically said, “he looks like he’s on drugs”. This was well before GZ was able to identify TM’s race.

A postive drug test would not only debunk the lie that GZ “racially profiled” TM, but would show that he ACCURATELY profiled him as an individual under the influence of drugs.

I wonder if the prosecution is holding back the toxiocology results, so that, after the hysteria dies down a bit, they can use the “revelation” that TM was on drugs as an excuse to finally do the right thing and drop the charges.


50 posted on 05/16/2012 7:23:55 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The candidate I vote for will NOT have a CARE after his name.)
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