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Cops, Witnesses Back Up George Zimmerman's Version of Trayvon Martin Shooting
ABCNews.com ^ | May 17, 2012 | By MATT GUTMAN (@mattgutmanABC) , SENI TIENABESO and COLLEEN CURRY

Posted on 05/17/2012 3:51:44 PM PDT by CA Conservative

Two police reports written the night that George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin said that Zimmerman had a bloody face and nose, according to police reports made public today.

The reports also note that two witness accounts appear to back up Zimmerman's version of what happened when they describe a man on his back with another person wearing a hoodie straddling him and throwing punches.

In addition, Trayvon Martin's father told an investigator after listening to 911 tapes that captured a man's voice frantically callling for help that it was not his son calling for help.

The new information is part of a trove of documents released by the Florida State Attorney today in the case against Zimmerman, who is charged with second degree murder for the Feb. 26 killing of Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old African American male.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: blackkk; florida; georgezimmerman; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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And the case against Zimmerman continues to unravel...
1 posted on 05/17/2012 3:51:52 PM PDT by CA Conservative
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To: CA Conservative

Hopefully the planned riots unravel, too.


2 posted on 05/17/2012 3:53:22 PM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: CA Conservative
The Race Hustlers are not happy.
3 posted on 05/17/2012 3:55:18 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: CA Conservative

mmm mmm mmm


4 posted on 05/17/2012 3:55:33 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: CA Conservative

The already had the toxicology reports back on l’il angel Trayvon and dat playa wuz a WALKING PHARMACY.

Why no talk about DAT...?


5 posted on 05/17/2012 3:57:20 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: CA Conservative

Where’s the beef?


6 posted on 05/17/2012 3:59:44 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: CA Conservative

7 posted on 05/17/2012 4:00:19 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: CA Conservative

My wz comment http://weaselzippers.us/2012/05/17/autopsy-trayvon-martin-had-thc-in-system/#comment-708359; see the comparison of photos of O & Traybin giving the middle finger:

Like father [or, as O said Travan would look like him] like son.

The mother hefering give the fingering HUGE 6’ 3” Goliath of a nearly 18 year old “kid” where the lamestream lib MSM has constantly showed Trajan’s 3rd grade school photo and Traiton’s knuckles were punch bruised. Insane!

And the likes of Al Sharpton are going to keep hollering about repealing laws giving you the right to defend yourself against the monstrously oversized thugs that roam the streets. Stand up to this perversion and travesty of justice that is happening now in FL.


8 posted on 05/17/2012 4:00:46 PM PDT by Hokestuk
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To: CA Conservative

If the Florida attorney general had all of this info...why on earth did she proceed with a 2nd degree murder charge?

Something is not adding up.

I believe all of the evidence is true and accurate...so why the charge?

Are they that willing to cave to pressure? If they are, it is an absolute miscarriage of justice and will lead to worse things by the race baiters who are pushing this agenda, including Holder and Obama.


9 posted on 05/17/2012 4:01:46 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: CA Conservative
Yeah and don't expect MSM to fall all over themselves to print full page apologies and otherwise explain that they are actually a bunch of race baiting money grubbers!
10 posted on 05/17/2012 4:02:32 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: SandRat

Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton must be weeping over losing potential cash on this latest tragedy they tried to take advantage of.


11 posted on 05/17/2012 4:03:42 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: CA Conservative

Where are all the Leftists FReepers who were telling me I was crazy and wrong in my opinion about what really happened with Tray-tray and Zimmerman when the story first gained notoriety?

Their silence is quite deafening.


12 posted on 05/17/2012 4:04:02 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: gaijin

Let’s take stock of the siCHEEYAtion so far, m’kay?

Trayvon was a VERY tall athlete who made numerous candid references to drugs and violence to his friends. He’d been suspended from school FOUR times in the last year. He had struck his school bus-driver in the face. They found him with burglary tools and jewelry. He was fond of gangster clothing and dental jewelry. His blood showed he was a habitual user of numerous narcotics, and his knuckles showed he’d been punching something before dying.

Meanwhile Zimmerman’s grand-father was black, he sometimes mentored black yutes and he had a pattern of empathy for local crime victims.

OTHER stuff I missed?

This is the LaCrosse case all over again.


13 posted on 05/17/2012 4:04:13 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: CA Conservative

It’s now obvious the prosecutor in this case should be disbarred...hopefully before the government loses the civil suit that’s coming down the pike...


14 posted on 05/17/2012 4:05:10 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Burning the Quran is a waste of perfectly good fire.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Their silence is quite deafening.

Quite.

15 posted on 05/17/2012 4:05:16 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: boop
Hopefully the planned riots unravel, too. An intelligent person would expect that as a logical outcome. But the Hoodies and the Hoodie moms and dads will still riot!
16 posted on 05/17/2012 4:06:45 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

They are busy eating crow.


17 posted on 05/17/2012 4:06:45 PM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: JoeProBono
PREFECT ©

18 posted on 05/17/2012 4:08:32 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: CA Conservative

This is epic.


19 posted on 05/17/2012 4:09:08 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Jeff Head
If the Florida attorney general had all of this info...why on earth did she proceed with a 2nd degree murder charge?

It makes sense if you understand that she was not specially appointed to seek justice, or even get a conviction. She was appointed to satisfy the mob and avoid riots. If she had bullied and badgered Zimmerman into accepting a plea bargain, so much the better, from her viewpoint.

20 posted on 05/17/2012 4:09:08 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can’t be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: CA Conservative

Boy, who saw this coming..../ sarcasm tag!
Freegards
LEX


21 posted on 05/17/2012 4:09:32 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: CA Conservative

“Mike Nifong, Mike Nifong, please pick up the yellow courtesy phone, Angela Corey on Line 1!”


22 posted on 05/17/2012 4:09:45 PM PDT by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what Helen Thomas is to a high fashion model walkway.)
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To: gaijin

He went out for “Skittles and ice tea”.

skittles - Coricidin Cough &Cold tablets

ice - Cocaine; crack cocaine; smokable methamphetamine; methamphetamine; methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA); phencyclidine (PCP)

tea - Marijuana; PCP

http://www.noslang.com/drugs/dictionary/t/


23 posted on 05/17/2012 4:10:30 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Jeff Head

Why? Political pressure.


24 posted on 05/17/2012 4:11:13 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: CA Conservative

George Zimmerman should be released immediately without charges. It is now fact that the “son of POTUS Barack Hussein Obama” was indeed a teenage street gangsta and full blown Black racist. No jury of objective peers would ever convict George Zimmerman of 2nd degree murder. Zimmerman goes free either now, or by jury decision later. Sorry, Obama, sorry hateful Black racists. A thug is a thug regardless of color, and...Trayvon Martion was a bonafide thug/gangsta. The truth hurts, but....the truth is still the truth.


25 posted on 05/17/2012 4:11:13 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Jeff Head

This special prosecutor is a hack that gave in to political pressure.She only “investigated” the case 2 weeks before bringing charges What she really did was not interview witnesses but merely reviewed the evidence already on file that had been gathered by the Sanford authorities. I believe she overcharged second degree murder even though she does not have the evidence because she is banking on using the higher second degree murder charge to induce the defendant to plead to the lesser involuntary homicide charge.


26 posted on 05/17/2012 4:11:13 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: onyx

Hilarious!


27 posted on 05/17/2012 4:12:39 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: gaijin

I, for one, can not wait for ALL the FACTS by the defense and prosecution to be available to those of us the INTERNET.


28 posted on 05/17/2012 4:12:59 PM PDT by BilLies (330,000 northern Union Whites died between 1861-65. How many Negros will remember?)
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To: CA Conservative

So Corey’s case will be that all the evidence is fabricated by a vast White racist Zimmerman conspiracy to profile and kill Blacks?


29 posted on 05/17/2012 4:15:10 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: Jeff Head

“If the Florida attorney general had all of this info...why on earth did she proceed with a 2nd degree murder charge?”

Politics. Stupid politics, actually. Cf. Mike Nifong.


31 posted on 05/17/2012 4:16:04 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: boop

The truth won’t stop the self-imposed righteous indignation of the perpetually aggrieved.

They had best be careful. Lot more people carrying nowadays, some just because of the NBPP’s promises of no justice, no peace.


32 posted on 05/17/2012 4:16:46 PM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: CA Conservative

This is not new information. It is information that was available which the klan with the tan and their house crackers failed to report at the news race hate rallies.


33 posted on 05/17/2012 4:17:21 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: CA Conservative

From what I’ve seen so far, the biggest piece of evidence released today isn’t the injuries (and certainly isn’t the THC). Apparently, one of the witnesses reported seeing one person chasing another. This case very well could turn on who was chasing who. If Martin was chasing Zimmerman, then Zimmerman is almost certainly in the clear. If, on the other hand, Zimmerman was chasing Martin, that would just about destroy Zimmerman’s self defense claim. It will be very interesting to see/hear more about that witness statement.


34 posted on 05/17/2012 4:17:55 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: gaijin
The already had the toxicology reports back on l’il angel Trayvon and dat playa wuz a WALKING PHARMACY. Why no talk about DAT...?

Because of course it makes the idea that Trayvon jumped Mr. Zimmerman in a rage, as Mr. Zimmerman stated, that much more plausible.

35 posted on 05/17/2012 4:18:31 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Mitt! You're going to have to try harder than that to be "severely conservative" my friend.)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

I agree


36 posted on 05/17/2012 4:18:35 PM PDT by Hokestuk
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Their silence is quite deafening.

We shoulda made a list.

37 posted on 05/17/2012 4:19:20 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: Jeff Head

“If the Florida attorney general had all of this info...why on earth did she proceed with a 2nd degree murder charge?”

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Hoping the RaceCard would trump all as it did in the Simpson case?


38 posted on 05/17/2012 4:19:50 PM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: gaijin

I know about the pot in his blood, what others “” His blood showed he was a habitual user of numerous narcotics””?

Do you have a source of them verifying that he punched a bus driver, I know that he was asked that question in a tweet, but I didn’t know they had verified it.


39 posted on 05/17/2012 4:20:45 PM PDT by ansel12 (When immutable definition of Bible marriage of One Man, One Woman, is in jeopardy, call the Mormon.)
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To: Navy Patriot
So Corey’s case will be that all the evidence is fabricated by a vast White racist Zimmerman conspiracy to profile and kill Blacks?

Corey's case may well be that Zimmerman started the fight, or at the very least provoked the fight. See my last post - it all depends on who was chasing who. If Zimmerman started/provoked the fight, then even if Martin had the upper hand, it is very difficult (as a matter of law) for Zimmerman to claim self-defense.

40 posted on 05/17/2012 4:21:20 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

“No jury of objective peers...”

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Key qualification.

Would you want your ass on the block with some of the American juries (and judges), we have seen in the past few decades?


41 posted on 05/17/2012 4:21:53 PM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: gaijin

source?


42 posted on 05/17/2012 4:25:01 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

Mark my words....

Martin AMBUSHED Zimmerman after he lost sight of him and was walking back to his truck to meet the police.


43 posted on 05/17/2012 4:25:08 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (I hate pragmatists!)
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To: boop
Hopefully the planned riots unravel, too.

Nope. Any outcome will do.

44 posted on 05/17/2012 4:27:02 PM PDT by Noumenon (If people saw socialists for what they truly are, slaughter would ensue - in self-defense.)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative
Apparently, one of the witnesses reported seeing one person chasing another.

Can you cite a source? I have not seen that claim in any of the reports I have read yet.

45 posted on 05/17/2012 4:28:35 PM PDT by CA Conservative (Texan by birth, Californian by circumstance)
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To: SaraJohnson
I just heard on ABC radio news (KSFO San Francisco), that the gunshot forensics have now been updated to one "close range shot of 18 inches or less distance".

I'm looking for WEB confirmation now.

This exactly fits Zimmerman's testimony.

46 posted on 05/17/2012 4:28:46 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

“If, on the other hand, Zimmerman was chasing Martin, that would just about destroy Zimmerman’s self defense claim”

That would depend on a few things. What did the “chasing” constitute? Was it a full out run, or more akin to the “following” we’ve long heard about? I don’t know the law that well, does chasing constitute an instigation of violence? Would it allow Martin to turn on Zimmerman and engage him physically, or would the chasee be allowed only to meet violence with violence? If chasing is precipitous to violence is it in such a manner as to remove the possibility of asserting self-defense? Or can you defend youself if someone turns on and starts beating you even if you started it by chasing them?

That being said, at least that would be something for the prosecution to go on. So far all they have is Zimmerman having shot him, a following and a so-called “confrontation” instigated by Zimmerman. Also maybe, maybe not abiding what is not a lawful order and not really an order at all. Finally, a supposed depraved mindset based on nothing more than previous dislike of crime and unsupported charges of racial profiling.

If Zimmerman was chasing Martin I don’t know if that would sink his case entirely, but at least it would give the prosecution an excuse for trying him, aside from placating Al Sharpton.


47 posted on 05/17/2012 4:29:20 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: gaijin
The already had the toxicology reports back on l’il angel Trayvon and dat playa wuz a WALKING PHARMACY.

Having a little pot in your systems hardly makes one a walking pharmacy.

48 posted on 05/17/2012 4:32:55 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: Hokestuk
You made a funny!

It would be a Trayvon-esty of justice if Zimmerman is convicted.

49 posted on 05/17/2012 4:35:57 PM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

It’s now obvious the prosecutor in this case should be disbarred.

They thought they had this one nailed and would get away with it.She’ll just say she was confused on the evidence and her boss will dock her a days pay.Even if she was fired, she’d just go somewhere else and get a better job with more money.


50 posted on 05/17/2012 4:40:44 PM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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