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Photo tells much about case against Zimmerman (Worth a look)
The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | April 29, 2012 | George Parry, esquire

Posted on 04/29/2012 1:15:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

To paraphrase President Obama, if I had a son who had been flat on the ground in a vicious fight, the back of his head would look like that of accused murderer George Zimmerman.

Thanks to a photograph broadcast by ABC News showing Zimmerman’s bloody head wounds, those trying to use Trayvon Martin’s death to challenge “stand your ground” self-defense laws had better start exploiting some other tragedy. For the picture demonstrates that Zimmerman was unable to retreat, since he was pinned to the ground taking a beating when he shot Martin. And note that one of the depicted wounds is long and straight, consistent with Zimmerman’s claim that Martin was pounding his head against an edged curbstone at the time of the fatal shot.

We don’t have all the facts, but there are things we do know.

For instance, the police radio tape proves that Zimmerman was describing his actions to the police as he allegedly stalked his victim. Doesn’t that undercut the murder charges? What kind of criminal calls 911 to tell the police he is hunting down his intended prey?

On the tape, Zimmerman not only advises he is following Martin, but he also asks for confirmation that a police officer is being dispatched to investigate. The dispatcher replies that Zimmerman doesn’t need to follow Martin, to which Zimmerman promptly responds “OK” and agrees, instead, to rendezvous with the en-route police officer.

Again, what kind of murderer, preparing for the kill, invites the police to interrupt his scheme? Moreover, doesn’t this conversation support Zimmerman’s claim that he had ceased his pursuit prior to the confrontation with Martin?

We also know that, after shooting Martin, Zimmerman waited for the police to arrive and cooperated fully with their investigation, even as emergency medical personnel treated his head wounds. Wouldn’t someone who had just committed a heinous hate crime potentially punishable by death or life imprisonment have fled the scene or, at least, requested legal counsel and refused to answer questions?

Zimmerman and Martin fought on the ground, and the fight ended when Zimmerman pulled the trigger. But at Zimmerman’s bail hearing, a prosecution detective, who had sworn out the arrest warrant, testified that he couldn’t say who had started the fight.

If this case goes to trial, the prosecution will need a better answer than that if it hopes to prove Zimmerman was the aggressor. And shouldn’t that key issue have been resolved before bringing murder charges against an obviously injured person claiming that he acted in self-defense?

While much evidence remains to be disclosed, what we have learned so far raises serious questions about the strength, rationale, and integrity of the prosecution’s case. These questions are all the more troubling given the tsunami of manufactured racist hysteria that clearly influenced the decision to arrest “white Hispanic” George Zimmerman.

Stay tuned.

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George Parry is a former state and federal prosecutor practicing law in Philadelphia.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: georgezimmerman; obama; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman; zimmermaninjuries
David Axelrod, please pick up the white courtesy phone.
1 posted on 04/29/2012 1:15:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“On the tape, Zimmerman not only advises he is following Martin, but he also asks for confirmation that a police officer is being dispatched to investigate. The dispatcher replies that Zimmerman doesn’t need to follow Martin, to which Zimmerman promptly responds “OK” and agrees, instead, to rendezvous with the en-route police officer.”


wow- you never heard Zimmerman’s response to the dispatcher ANYWHERE....


2 posted on 04/29/2012 1:20:56 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

where’s the pic?


3 posted on 04/29/2012 1:22:04 PM PDT by Principled
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
And shouldn’t that key issue have been resolved before bringing murder charges against an obviously injured person claiming that he acted in self-defense?

Yup. But what else would explain why no charges were pressed until it became a national issue?

4 posted on 04/29/2012 1:25:37 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Principled

5 posted on 04/29/2012 1:26:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Principled

He’s talking about the pic with Zimmerman’s head all bloody taken at the scene of the shooting. Surely you have seen it. If not, google it.

It was a skunk at the race baiting party when it was released after the media distorted the situation using a video of Zimmerman going into the police station to falsely claim there was no injury to Zimmerman’s head. At that point, the blood had been cleaned up.


6 posted on 04/29/2012 1:30:06 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: God luvs America

Yep, it was in the released 911 tapes. I heard it myself. He says OK.


7 posted on 04/29/2012 1:30:43 PM PDT by kabar
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To: God luvs America

You can listen to the 911 call but won’t find out what was said from newspapers and tee vee. They reported Zimmerman disobeyed the “order” to not follow Martin. It was actually a suggestion from the 911 operator and Zimmerman did take the advice because Martin shook him anyway and he did not know where he went.


8 posted on 04/29/2012 1:34:13 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
bloody head wounds . . . What kind of criminal calls 911 to tell the police he is hunting down his intended prey? . . . Again, what kind of murderer, preparing for the kill, invites the police to interrupt his scheme? . . . after shooting Martin, Zimmerman waited for the police to arrive and cooperated fully with their investigation . . . .

Sounds like not guilty to me! Wot? NBC-style cherry-bomb journalism manufactured the racist hysteria tsunami and in today's world that's all it takes to refute facts? You're right! “White Hispanic” George Zimmerman is guilty!

9 posted on 04/29/2012 1:35:50 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh Mr. Parry, you’re just trying to stoke the fire. The real facts will get in the way of an excuse for race baiters to call “their people” to action and claim something that ain’t so. Shame on you.....(sarc).


10 posted on 04/29/2012 1:48:28 PM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: Vigilanteman
But what else would explain why no charges were pressed until it became a national issue?

The race baiters would have you believe that it was because everyone is out to get the innocent black man, and that whites hate African Americans. So they had to manufacture a racist white man that was out to get young unarmed black men. It doesn't matter to them that they got most of the info wrong. It is time for reparations and vengeance.

11 posted on 04/29/2012 1:52:42 PM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These are Kangaroo court tactics practiced by the local Prosecuter in this Case. The only person that should end up in Jail is the Prosecutor..


12 posted on 04/29/2012 1:58:14 PM PDT by chatham
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There’s going to be a new word in the lexicon when this all through:

Zimmered: To make a crime victim a criminal so racists can make money. “That mugging victim got Zimmered when he fought back”


13 posted on 04/29/2012 2:01:02 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wish someone would ask this question:

“Why didn’t Travon call the police”? He could have dialed 911 quite simply using his cell phone.


14 posted on 04/29/2012 2:08:25 PM PDT by Bud Krieger (Another President , another idiot......)
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To: Bud Krieger
“Why didn’t Travon call the police”? He could have dialed 911 quite simply using his cell phone.

He forgot the number.

15 posted on 04/29/2012 2:09:51 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: chatham
Dershowitz called the prosecution's Affidavit a crime:

http://video.foxnews.com/v/1585842879001/alan-dershowitz-blasts-case-against-george-zimmerman/

16 posted on 04/29/2012 2:11:35 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: Bud Krieger

I’m guessing that individuals who case houses for later break-ins don’t normally have law enforcement on speed dial.


17 posted on 04/29/2012 2:12:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: God luvs America
"Are you following him?" asks the police dispatcher at 7:11:56 p.m., evidently picking up on the wind noise and Zimmerman's slightly labored breathing. "We don't need you to do that."

"OK," says Zimmerman at 7:12:02 p.m...

Does Zimmerman break off the chase?

By 7:12:15 p.m., the wind noises have stopped and his breathing has returned to normal as he discusses with the police dispatcher where responding officers should meet him. At 7:13:12 p.m. he interjects, "I don't know where this kid is."

Where is Martin? At just a normal walking pace of three miles per hour, he would be home by the time Zimmerman hangs up with police at 7:13:41 p.m.

He isn't. In fact, the fatal altercation between Zimmerman and Martin takes place only about 80 yards from Zimmerman's vehicle — 100 yards from the home where Martin was staying. And the first 911 emergency calls from neighbors reporting their fight don't come in until 7:16:11 p.m., 2-1/2 minutes after Zimmerman hung up...


18 posted on 04/29/2012 2:17:29 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I’m guessing that individuals who case houses for later break-ins don’t normally have law enforcement on speed dial.

:-)

19 posted on 04/29/2012 2:19:27 PM PDT by Aunt Polgara
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

How many of us really believe what these presstitutes of America report?


20 posted on 04/29/2012 2:27:06 PM PDT by tillacum
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To: Bud Krieger
Re: “Why didn’t Travon call the police”?

More important.....

Why didn't Trayvon’s girlfriend call 911?

She has claimed that Trayvon was frightened and was running away from Zimm.

She claims she heard the fight start, then Trayvon’s phone disconnected.

She claims she called Trayvon back several times and got no answer.

But so far, NO publicly released evidence that she tried to call 911 or Trayvon’s parents AFTER all this happened.

21 posted on 04/29/2012 2:48:09 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: SaraJohnson
It was actually a suggestion from the 911 operator

Correct me if I'm wrong, but it wasn't a 911 call.

Mr. Zimmerman was talking to the police DISPATCHER.

22 posted on 04/29/2012 3:01:52 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: zeestephen
Why didn't Trayvon’s girlfriend call 911?

She wasn't his 'girlfriend', he was a "best friend" not a boyfriend.
She is the girlfriend of another chap, Deion Lewis.

http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2012/04/21/update-10-part-2-the-trayvon-martin-shooting-deedee-reveals-the-false-truths/

23 posted on 04/29/2012 3:10:12 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Trayvon Martin & the failure of Negro leaders video 9:51

Trayvon Martin, hoodies, & sagging jeans video 7:09

24 posted on 04/29/2012 3:18:31 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: zeestephen
She claims she heard the fight start, then Trayvon’s phone disconnected.

In which case, the cell phone records will show the disconnect time as just after the start of the fight. And she better hope all that is consistent with the 911 timeline.

25 posted on 04/29/2012 3:23:43 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Too bad the media made up their own version of the facts.

Anyone who believes the truth, will be seen as a racist since we all know that everything we hear on TV must be “true.”


26 posted on 04/29/2012 3:50:09 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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Click the link. The Republic you save may be your own.

27 posted on 04/29/2012 3:56:55 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: PapaBear3625

Remember, we haven’t heard from “the girlfriend” on the pone directly.

After reading the info on “DeeDee” linked above, I bet we never will.

Crump seems to have been very creative in making sure that there was pressure for an arrest. He needs an arrest and a trail to launch a civil suit, not a conviction.


28 posted on 04/29/2012 4:12:18 PM PDT by M1911A1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Here's the silver lining in the whole Zimmerman case:

When Zimmerman is acquitted, and Obama doesn't come out two seconds later with a pre-written telepropter speech calling for the Nation to be calm, calm down, tell the race-baiters to stfu, and challenge the black community to not respond - which of course he won't do - then when the riots occur, people die, and billions of property damage occurs - it can all be laid at the feet of Obama and the bill sent to Obama, and poof, there goes the election.

Hey David, chew on that one for awhile. .

29 posted on 04/29/2012 4:12:57 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m very surprised the editors allowed this story to run in the Inquirer.


30 posted on 04/29/2012 4:31:01 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
HJN has gone overboard on this story, showed initially an old pic of T. Martin as a kid, and promoted the hysteria. Ever Dr. Drew, the addict specialist, was all excited about the case.
31 posted on 04/29/2012 4:38:00 PM PDT by apocalypto
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To: chatham
"The only person that should end up in Jail is the Prosecutor..". and the "Rev-runnnns', Jesse Jackass and Alphonse Dullton -- and all of the Black Panthers -- and Attorney Buck Private Holdontoit -- and the communist Kenyan Muslim illegal invader who now squats in the White Hut...
32 posted on 04/29/2012 4:41:42 PM PDT by TXnMA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It is also my understanding that the scuffle took place near Zimmermans truck, which would confirm that Zimmerman had returned to his vehicle and that Travon was the aggressor. Nothing about the confirmed sequence of events seems to contradict Zimmerman’s original story.


33 posted on 04/29/2012 5:00:07 PM PDT by onevoter
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To: UCANSEE2; SaraJohnson
Correct me if I'm wrong, but it wasn't a 911 call.

You're correct. George Zimmerman called the non-emergency number for the Sanford police, not 911. The City of Sanford made that clear in its FAQ letter, and the State of Florida makes that clear in the charging affidavit for the second-degree murder charges.

The media hasn't caught on to that yet. or don't want to catch on.

34 posted on 04/29/2012 5:27:15 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"David Axelrod, please pick up the white courtesy phone."

It's your executive recruiter, Mr. Axelrod. They might be able to find you another job in January...

35 posted on 04/29/2012 5:36:38 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: dfwgator

No, he couldn’t find the piece of paper his daddy gave him with directions to call 9-1-1


36 posted on 04/29/2012 5:49:29 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...Zimmerman was unable to retreat, since he was pinned to the ground taking a beating when he shot Martin. And note that one of the depicted wounds is long and straight, consistent with Zimmerman’s claim that Martin was pounding his head against an edged curbstone at the time of the fatal shot.

A MSM newspaper telling the truth? OMG, the world must be ending...

37 posted on 04/29/2012 5:52:37 PM PDT by GOPJ (Obama's father, grandfather and great-grandfather were polygamists.-ALL-including Obama ate dogs!!)
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To: Scoutmaster; sickoflibs; Liz
...Zimmerman was describing his actions to the police as he allegedly stalked his victim. Doesn’t that undercut the murder charges? What kind of criminal calls 911 to tell the police he is hunting down his intended prey?

ping

38 posted on 04/29/2012 5:54:29 PM PDT by GOPJ (Obama's father, grandfather and great-grandfather were polygamists.-ALL-including Obama ate dogs!!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

tagable...


39 posted on 04/29/2012 6:02:55 PM PDT by GOPJ ("Zimmered": To make a crime victim a criminal so racists can make money. freeper GrandJediMasterYoda)
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To: God luvs America

>>>wow- you never heard Zimmerman’s response to the dispatcher ANYWHERE....<<<

Hannity played the entire tape, unedited. It was clear as day.


40 posted on 04/29/2012 6:06:53 PM PDT by redpoll
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To: TigersEye

That was amazing - deserves to be it’s own stand alone post... Thanks for sharing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0S9PM5Xo0i4&feature=uploademail


41 posted on 04/29/2012 6:22:14 PM PDT by GOPJ ("Zimmered": To make a crime victim a criminal so racists can make money. freeper GrandJediMasterYoda)
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To: GOPJ
Treyvon Martin & black slaves

I saw that and subscribed to his channel. He's a breath of fresh air.

42 posted on 04/29/2012 6:35:49 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: MHGinTN; dfwgator
I heard that little Trayvon did not call 911 was because his hands were full with Bibles that he was going to pass out later that night.........

....and that injured puppy under his arm that he saved could not have made it any easier.

43 posted on 04/29/2012 6:36:31 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: God luvs America

For the good of the nation Zimmerman must die! The truth be hanged—to save hundreds of lives and millions in property—nay maybe Billions, Zimmerman must be executed. He must be killed for peace. If he was a decent man he would hang himself rather than have so many deaths linked to his rash act. Its not about Justice or Truth—its about Black-White hate now. Its about perception — terrible White thug, racist bigot, maybe KKK member, stalks and kills 12 year old choir boy as he walks with skittles. After killing the kid, Zimmerman hits his own head in the pavement to simulate injury. That the way almost 90 % of the black community sees it—and they have been told this by their leaders and the news media—even the president. It must be true. So, Zimmerman must die to save the nation. Maybe he could be nailed to a cross.


44 posted on 04/29/2012 6:40:38 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The real question is whether or not the State of Florida will scr*w this guy to appease a Black mob.

The answer will tell a lot about the future of the United States.


45 posted on 04/29/2012 11:46:54 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: kanawa
Excellent link.

Thanks.

Re: DeeDee

All new information for me.

Have you checked out Wagist.com?

A great source for time line issues and crime scene maps and photos.

If not for the Conservative Blogosphere, we would know next to nothing about this case.

46 posted on 04/30/2012 1:33:50 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: onevoter
It is also my understanding that the scuffle took place near Zimmermans truck


47 posted on 04/30/2012 3:40:21 AM PDT by kanawa
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

You forgot something...


48 posted on 04/30/2012 10:07:05 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Occupy the Gun Range!!!)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

You forgot something...


49 posted on 04/30/2012 10:12:13 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Occupy the Gun Range!!!)
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