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Trayvon Martin Shooter Told Cops Teenager Went For His Gun
Yahoo News - ABC Good Morning America ^ | March 26, 2012 | MATT GUTMAN and SENI TIENABESO

Posted on 03/26/2012 3:11:56 PM PDT by QT3.14

George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch crime captain who shot dead 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, originally told police in a written statement that Martin knocked him down with a punch to the nose, repeatedly slammed his head on the ground and tried to take his gun, a police source told ABC News.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: georgezimmerman; race; racial; selfdefense; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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To: PLD
"I wonder where he got the money for the gold teeth...Also had a tatoo.. "

Probably melted down the jewelry he was stealing for the teeth.

51 posted on 03/26/2012 4:05:52 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Doe Eyes

Here are the facts, go to Orlando Sentinal if you want a link:

1. Hispanic guy was walking back to his car, having “lost” the black guy.

2. Black kid jumps out says “you have a problem”? Hispanic responds “no” and reaches for cellphone. Black replies “you do now” and cold cocks the Hispanic.

3. Hispanic hits the ground, nose broken. Black guy proceeds to beat the tar out of his. Hispanic is screaming for help.

4. There is a scramble for the gun, Hispanic blows much-needed hole in Black guy’s chest.

Multiple witnesses and physical evidence cooborate the above.

It’s self-defense. Period.


52 posted on 03/26/2012 4:06:08 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Doe Eyes
I put up the picture of him now because every one of the MSM are still showing him as a little boy..I also made that remark because I really would like to know the answer to that question where did he get the money since gold is so expensive..

As for the boy getting Killed I think it should never have happened but none of us know the true story..I would just about die if anything like that happened to my sons..This whole thing needed to stop with people listening to Jessie Jackass and Fat Albert the fools..and the thugs that are offering a reward for dead or alive should be arrested. ..They are starting race war and they will lose even with their presidentis behind them..Just wait until Obama loses...

53 posted on 03/26/2012 4:06:27 PM PDT by PLD
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To: Doe Eyes
“People with gold teeth and tattoo's deserve to be killed. This is a free country!!! “

Not just the gold teeth, but the tattoos and that hoodie as all as the “skittles.”

Captain Zimmerman had just seconds to make a life or death call when he found himself being stalked by Trayvon and from many factual accounts, Trayvon was a life long criminal allegedly out looking for victims.

54 posted on 03/26/2012 4:06:27 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

QB, kicker or RB. In those positions being big is a disadvantage.


55 posted on 03/26/2012 4:07:16 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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To: Revolting cat!

...because gay men never hangout with women?


56 posted on 03/26/2012 4:08:27 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Revolting cat!

LOL at that Liberace poster!! Very mistaken ladies there! Homme aux doits magiques = man with magic fingers. Those women will never find out...


57 posted on 03/26/2012 4:08:41 PM PDT by Yaelle (Santorum 2012 - our sole chance to stop the Rominee)
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To: QT3.14
originally told police in a written statement that Martin knocked him down with a punch to the nose, repeatedly slammed his head on the ground and tried to take his gun, a police source told ABC News.

Gee, just another little piece of information that wasn't released before by the MSM............

How long before the restlessness turns to full scale riots will the MSM wait before they release ALL the information and pictures?

58 posted on 03/26/2012 4:09:02 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (No matter what you post here, someone's going to get pissed off......)
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To: Fightin Whitey

Whose refrain? Not mine, I never requested it before.


59 posted on 03/26/2012 4:09:11 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

there is a florida law with regards to protecting minors who are witnesses.

I hope there is video of the interview.


60 posted on 03/26/2012 4:09:27 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: mass55th

That could be one way!!!


61 posted on 03/26/2012 4:10:02 PM PDT by PLD
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To: QT3.14
I'd like to remind everyone that we do not have all of the facts. That doesn't stop Obama claiming him as his own, that doesn't stop every poverty pimp to accuse white folks of injustice. That doesn't stop the New Black Panther Party for putting a bounty on Zimmerman's head - dead or alive. It doesn't stop blacks in America (95%) being Democrats and dependent on government, meaning our tax dollars. Read between the lines of these facts and you will find racism. But is it really racism when they are facts?
62 posted on 03/26/2012 4:11:01 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA
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To: Jewbacca

The problem, if there is ever a trial of some kind, is your #2. That tape has the Hispanic saying a vile racial thing about the black guy before they confront. So did he also say it to the boy, or was he cold cocked for nothing as in your description? The scenario might have included a racial slur AT the boy. We may never know. But the recording IS evidence that Zimmerman was racist and that hurts him.


63 posted on 03/26/2012 4:11:52 PM PDT by Yaelle (Santorum 2012 - our sole chance to stop the Rominee)
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To: mass55th

Based on everything I have heard about this “Upstanding citizen” maybe Obama is right, he would be his perfect son


64 posted on 03/26/2012 4:12:00 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: editor-surveyor

See. At least it wasn’t marijuana. Everyone beats their bus drivers senseless. It’s the next big thing after flash mobs.


65 posted on 03/26/2012 4:13:28 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: EEGator

The joke has left the building...


66 posted on 03/26/2012 4:13:28 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!
As garbled as it was, if I'm reading/inferring from that 2nd sentence correctly, you're to be commended for having posted it.

If my general take on this mess is found to be in error once this CF gets sorted out, I'll most certainly post a mea culpa somewhere amongst the incredible number of threads this has engendered.

Actually, once it is relatively sorted, perhaps a single thread can be posted where anyone honest enough to accept their earned dose of face/egg can have it applied with a single stop !

67 posted on 03/26/2012 4:14:32 PM PDT by tomkat (FU.baraq !)
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To: Jewbacca
None of those are facts. Those are statements from Zimmerman.

Too bad we don't have the other side of the story, but he's dead.

68 posted on 03/26/2012 4:15:11 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: chris37

If Trayvon grabbed the gun, it may have been more likely that they fought over it. It may have purely been an ACCIDENT.

Sounds like Trayvon needed watching.


69 posted on 03/26/2012 4:15:58 PM PDT by madison10
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To: tomkat

Thank you, I like your idea, but I don’t foresee it being implemented.


70 posted on 03/26/2012 4:16:22 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: BfloGuy

Bobby, dat becuz you baaad...


71 posted on 03/26/2012 4:18:25 PM PDT by Anti dote
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To: SeaHawkFan

BINGO!

Someone needs to alert Santorum, so much for his thinking skills, and he’s a lawyer. God help us!


72 posted on 03/26/2012 4:23:30 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: QT3.14

It’s pretty bad when Stephanopoulos little white boy tries to make it a race issue as blacks are trying not to fall for that trap of the Democrates.


73 posted on 03/26/2012 4:26:03 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: SatinDoll
“No, according to his own brother, he was suspended for beating a bus driver senseless”.

The test of the brother's Feb 21 tweet, on this thread was “yu ain’t tell me yu swung on a bus driver", which I interpret as "You didn't tell me you took a swing at a bus driver". Now, this says nothing about more than one swing, whether the swing connected, nor whether the driver was a school bus driver, or a city bus driver in an altercation unrelated to school.

74 posted on 03/26/2012 4:27:03 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: PapaBear3625

So how does this tweet relate to a suspension, and was it the primary cause?


75 posted on 03/26/2012 4:31:23 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Me either . . . LOL, sadly


76 posted on 03/26/2012 4:35:16 PM PDT by tomkat (FU.baraq !)
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To: Doe Eyes

If a 6-foot person is sitting on your chest, beating in your face with his fists and you have a gun in your holster, are you going to let him kill you OR are you going to save your life?

The police made a determination based on evidence at the scene, on 911 calls and eye-witness accounts.

I suspect this whole tragedy could have been avoided if Mr.Martin had used common sense, stopped, and chatted with Mr.Zimmerman. Mr.Zimmerman has, as a member of community watch, a history of informing the Sanford police of questionable or suspicious activity in that gated community. He does not, as far as I can ascertain, have a history of violent confrontations, something community watch folks are warned against doing.

If you go to the City of Sanford’s online site, the telephone calls are all there as well as a report from the City Manager, Norton Bonaparte

http://www.sanfordfl.gov/index.html
http://www.sanfordfl.gov/investigation/docs/Zimmerman_Martin_shooting.pdf


77 posted on 03/26/2012 4:36:13 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: SeaHawkFan

Unless Martin jumped him from behind.


78 posted on 03/26/2012 4:37:28 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Revolting cat!
The media also makes a point of calling the location a "gated community", with implications of wealth. It's actually a townhouse development with homes selling around $100K to $200K, and townhouses renting at $1,250/mo, which makes it lower middle class or working class by most standards.
79 posted on 03/26/2012 4:41:35 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: editor-surveyor

Do you have a source for that? I’m in an argument with some Libs about it. Thanks!


80 posted on 03/26/2012 4:41:39 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: BfloGuy

Bobby, dat becuz you baaad...


81 posted on 03/26/2012 4:42:17 PM PDT by Anti dote
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To: BfloGuy

Bobby, dat becuz you baaad...


82 posted on 03/26/2012 4:42:26 PM PDT by Anti dote
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To: Squawk 8888

“QB, kicker or RB. In those positions being big is a disadvantage.”

Yeah. True. But 6’3”, 150 pounds is really, really skinny!


83 posted on 03/26/2012 4:43:40 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: God luvs America

It is interesting how now all the evidence supports the self-defense story of the shooter. Sounds like more than a few politicians jumped the gun with Obama. So called conservatives luled into carrying water for Obama’s political agenda. Starting to seem like either the election is a shame or our canadits are fools.


84 posted on 03/26/2012 4:46:07 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: SatinDoll
So how does this tweet relate to a suspension, and was it the primary cause?

I have no idea. Just putting out that this isolated tweet seems to be the basis of the "suspended for beating the bus driver" rumor.

85 posted on 03/26/2012 4:47:13 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Yeah. True. But 6’3”, 150 pounds is really, really skinny!

His alleged weight has varied from 130 to 190. The autopsy report would give his real height and weight, but I haven't heard it being released, which is odd.

86 posted on 03/26/2012 4:49:56 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: PapaBear3625
'"gated community",'

Well, it has 'gates' at the entrances that require a code to enter. You can 'enter' the community if you climb a wall, but it is 'gated'.

87 posted on 03/26/2012 4:50:05 PM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: SatinDoll

I think Doe Eyes would let them kill her or him.


88 posted on 03/26/2012 4:55:35 PM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: QT3.14

Cameras are racist.


89 posted on 03/26/2012 4:56:22 PM PDT by mykroar (Ray: "You drank too much."...Archer: "That's a thing?!?")
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To: QT3.14

hmm. this could be a case of “who’s zoomin’ who.”


90 posted on 03/26/2012 5:00:58 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (obamacare is an oxymoron.)
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To: Revolting cat!
Wait a minute, I thought he was suspended for 5 (five, or fi, as he would say it) days for tardiness!


It seems there was both a 10 and 5 day suspension for Martin if media reports are accurate (which is kind a bad thing to assume in this case)

One in October of last year and one in February.

I am sure there will be a lot of interesting facts about Martin to come out eventually. The Martin “family lawyer” has sure worked hard to keep Trayvon’s school disciplinary records from being made public.

You can bet it's not because they want to keep his SAT test scores private. BTW, what kind of family has a "family lawyer" on call. One that has to deal with periodic criminal complaint's perhaps?

91 posted on 03/26/2012 5:04:29 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: SatinDoll; Revolting cat!
Over at this thread, it comes out that school officials suspended him in October for graffitiing a locker. When the searched his bag, they found "Trayvon’s backpack contained 12 pieces of jewelry, in addition to a watch and a large flathead screwdriver, according to the report, which described the screwdriver as a burglary tool".

It's looking more and more like Zimmerman was correct when he suspected Trayvon was casing the area for burglary.

92 posted on 03/26/2012 5:08:57 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

WR or TE. Tall and lanky would be an advantage.


93 posted on 03/26/2012 5:11:23 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: baddog 219

I wuz thinkin Skittles crappin unicorns like Obama promised us.


94 posted on 03/26/2012 5:11:35 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (FUBO, the No Talent Pop Star pResident.)
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To: Revolting cat!

I also heard that little Trayvon was packed and ready to leave that very weekend with fellow students to hand out Bibles to the most remote of tribes in the deepest part of the African continent.


95 posted on 03/26/2012 5:12:41 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: PapaBear3625

Another FReeper is researching the timeline and promising to report it in a separate thread (sorry, the nick escapes me), but so far he reported that the known timeline doesn’t make sense for Martin, that is he seems to have spent too much time trying to reach his father’s girlfriend’s apartment.


96 posted on 03/26/2012 5:13:41 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: hole_n_one

Hey, the good boy knew who his father was! How many of his mates did know their fathers?


97 posted on 03/26/2012 5:16:44 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Once he had finished his law degree at Harvard and his medical degree at Hopkins.


98 posted on 03/26/2012 5:18:04 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: Revolting cat!
Hey, the good boy knew who his father was! How many of his mates did know their fathers?

At least they know they have this to hang on to.. .........

"If I had a father (I knew), he'd look like Obama"

99 posted on 03/26/2012 5:28:00 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: madison10

I don’t know, if someone is on top of me beating my face then tries to take my gun, I’m going to do everything in my power to prevent that from happening.

Because my gun in his hands makes it his gun.

From everything I’ve seen on this matter so far, it really seems to me that Trayvon was the one out looking for trouble, and he most certainly found it.


100 posted on 03/26/2012 5:37:16 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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