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Trayvon Martin Shooting - A Timeline (Vanity)
Vanity | 31 March 2012 | Vanity

Posted on 03/31/2012 12:58:40 PM PDT by PhatHead

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Since we've all be speculating about what may have happened the night of the shooting, I thought it would be useful if we could at least keep our guesses within the bounds of the known facts.

I did not include the location of Zimmerman's house for what I think should be obvious reasons, but I have seen speculation elsewhere that it is adjacent to the yard where the shooting took place. It is not.

1 posted on 03/31/2012 12:58:55 PM PDT by PhatHead
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To: Jim Robinson

Pinging you per my earlier note...


2 posted on 03/31/2012 1:00:03 PM PDT by PhatHead
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To: PhatHead

Exemplary job!


3 posted on 03/31/2012 1:03:34 PM PDT by entropy12 (Every tax payer now owes $150,000 towards the national debt. We will follow Greece soon.)
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To: PhatHead
"Since we've all be speculating about what may have happened the night of the shooting,"

BS, Zimmerman gave a statement, it was corroborated by witnesses and physical evidence. The police released him. That is not speculation, that is fact.
4 posted on 03/31/2012 1:04:48 PM PDT by JoSixChip (santorum is Mr Rogers without a spine. Check his record, not his rhetoric.)
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To: PhatHead

probably there’s no access to this, but it would seem if the coroner or ME did an autopsy on trayvon martin’s body and found no bruises it would be pretty strong evidence supporting zimmerman’s account of what happened.


5 posted on 03/31/2012 1:06:40 PM PDT by Cubs Fan (if it weren't for double standards the left wouldn't have any standards at all)
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To: PhatHead

Thanks PhatHead. Nice work.


6 posted on 03/31/2012 1:11:30 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: PhatHead

I haven’t looked at your timeline or Wikipedia’s yet.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Trayvon_Martin

Be interesting to see how they (don’t) match up.

I imagine if you check with 5 different “experts”, you’ll come up with 7 different versions.

*story evolving as we FReep. What new facts today reverse and contradict old facts from yesterday?*


7 posted on 03/31/2012 1:11:30 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: JoSixChip
BS, Zimmerman gave a statement, it was corroborated by witnesses and physical evidence. The police released him. That is not speculation, that is fact.

Yes, it is a fact that he was not charged, and it is a fact that police found no evidence to contradict Zimmerman's account. The speculation to which I am referring is the many stories about exactly how they came to be face to face, and who initiated the fight.

For example, a lot of commentary and news articles repeat that Zimmerman "chased" Martin, which I do not believe fits the known facts as I have summarized them above.

8 posted on 03/31/2012 1:16:23 PM PDT by PhatHead
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"Yes, it is a fact that he was not charged, and it is a fact that police found no evidence to contradict Zimmerman's account."

But they did find evidence to support Zimmerman's account of the incident. Namely his broken nose and cuts and bruises on his head.
9 posted on 03/31/2012 1:23:28 PM PDT by JoSixChip (santorum is Mr Rogers without a spine. Check his record, not his rhetoric.)
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To: PhatHead; cynwoody

Excellent work. You may also be interested that Cynwoody linked another thoughtful reconstruction from this website:

http://www.wagist.com/2012/dan-linehan/evidence-that-trayvon-martin-doubled-back

on this thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2866388/posts?page=59#59


10 posted on 03/31/2012 1:35:41 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: PhatHead

Outstanding work.
To the contrary, though, I think one could just as easily conclude from the map and facts you have provided that Zimmerman not only followed Martin but also “chased” him (”Martin decides to run”) until losing sight of him.
Martin, on the sidewalk, rounded the apartments and started heading south towards his home. Zimmerman spots him again. It appears to me that Martin then stopped and confronted Zimmerman. And that’s when the SHTF.
But whether Martin walked up to Zimmerman, or the other way around—or if it was a `mutual combat’—I suppose there’s the nub of the matter. The fact remains, however, that Zimmerman had the gun.


11 posted on 03/31/2012 1:37:19 PM PDT by tumblindice (our new, happy lives)
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To: PhatHead

Good work. I’d love to know the location of the store T. M. had purchased his drink and sweets. Is it close?


12 posted on 03/31/2012 1:37:19 PM PDT by MSSC6644 (Defeat Satan: pray the Rosary.)
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To: JoSixChip

Those facts don’t support, or contradict, Zimmerman’s account that Martin attacked him. The fact that Zimmerman had injuries tells us fhat there was a physical altercation; it tells us nothing about who started the fight.


13 posted on 03/31/2012 1:41:05 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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But they did find evidence to support Zimmerman's account of the incident. Namely his broken nose and cuts and bruises on his head.

I don't want to belabor this point, but there is nothing except Zimmerman's word about how the fight started. The police have found nothing that contradicts his account, but that is not the same thing as supporting it.

I do think that much of the speculation on how the confrontation started is difficult to square with the known facts.

14 posted on 03/31/2012 1:41:27 PM PDT by PhatHead
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More relevant facts.

NBA All-Star tipoff was 7:30 Eastern. Martin was already pronuonced as dead before the game tipped off.

It is .9 miles from the apartment that Trayvon was staying at to the 7-Eleven on Rinehart Rd.


15 posted on 03/31/2012 1:42:13 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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"The police have found nothing that contradicts his account, but that is not the same thing as supporting it."

Right, The fact that Martin had no marks on him except a bullet hole in the chest and Zimmerman had a broken nose and cuts and bruises on his head is not supporting evedence?
16 posted on 03/31/2012 1:47:35 PM PDT by JoSixChip (santorum is Mr Rogers without a spine. Check his record, not his rhetoric.)
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To: Bryan24

Yes, I was trying to focus more narrowly here on the known timeline. I’ve never been able to track down the actual source of the story that he was going to 7-11. His dad was not at home when Trayvon left the house, and the story was out there before the girlfriend came forward. There was one report that the dad’s girlfriend had a 13-year-old who was home, but I am skeptical of that account for several reasons - not least of which being that I suspect the dad would have been a little more concerned that Trayvon was not home if the younger boy had been waiting all night for him to come back while emergency vehicles swarmed the neighborhood.

Obviously, the “All-Star Game halftime” embellishment that popped up early on was fiction.


17 posted on 03/31/2012 1:51:34 PM PDT by PhatHead
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To: MSSC6644

0.9 miles to the west on Rinehart


18 posted on 03/31/2012 1:52:58 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: MSSC6644

0.9 miles to the west on Rinehart


19 posted on 03/31/2012 1:53:11 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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I read a REALLY good synopsis on a website that caters to African-Americans. Actually a very good account. They said that Trayvon and Ms Green’s son were home while the Mr MArtin and Ms Green went to supper. That article also alluded to a nephew of hers that was 21 years old who had hit it off good with Trayvon. In that article, that was the reason why the dad was not worried that Trayvon was not home that evening when they got back.

The 7-Eleven story had to come from somewhere. If there was a 13 year old at the condo, his testiminy will be crucial. I wonder if the police have gone to the 7-Eleven and looked for video footage to nail-down a timeline?


20 posted on 03/31/2012 2:01:22 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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