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Ear to the Ground

Video Challenges George Zimmerman’s Story

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Posted on Mar 29, 2012
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The man who killed Trayvon Martin last month, George Zimmerman, has claimed his life was threatened in a fight with the unarmed 17-year-old and thus he was forced to shoot the Florida youth. But the injuries that Zimmerman, 28, said he sustained weren’t apparent in video footage taken later that day.

A clip from that video follows the excerpt below.  —KA

The Guardian:

Seen in handcuffs and accompanied by police officers, self-appointed neighbourhood watchman George Zimmerman displays no obvious signs of having been attacked.

The CCTV footage has prompted further questions over Zimmerman’s account of the incident. Earlier reports suggested that 17-year-old Martin had attacked the older man first, with the bloodied gunman pulling the trigger in self-defence.

According to police statement leaked to the Orlando Sentinel this week, Zimmerman was punched in the face before his head was pounded into the sidewalk by Martin during the incident.

The 28-year-old’s account of the attack in Sanford, Florida, was said to have been confirmed by eyewitnesses.

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By moonraven, April 5, 2012 at 12:57 pm Link to this comment

I rest my case.

Nothing but pathetic personal attacks.

This poster sold his soul for a mess of lentils a long time ago.

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By heterochromatic, April 5, 2012 at 12:49 pm Link to this comment

a National Science Foundation survey found that 25% of Americans believe that the
Sun revolves around the Earth…..i’m not one of them,,,,and you’re still merely
holding up a mirror and mooning yourself.

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By moonraven, April 5, 2012 at 12:43 pm Link to this comment

Like I said, Aroute, this poster is just here to get paid by the post to disrupt any discussion on topics that the US government goons consider to be inconvenient.

You could tell him that the earth revolves around the sun and is round and he would tell you you posted bullshit, just to be able to invoice his employers.

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By heterochromatic, April 4, 2012 at 2:38 pm Link to this comment

Arouete—- thank you for providing a total of nothing o back up your
assumptions and ignorance.


you’re unable to show that Zimmerman, loathsome as he probably is, initiated
anything more than conversation.


your claims that he was not entitled to a claim of self-defense and that only
Martin was so entitled, is just as lame as I said.


you’re offering a deeply foolish opinion and spreading your ignorance…..and
preening while doing so.

sad.

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By Arouete, April 4, 2012 at 2:06 pm Link to this comment

heterochromatic, When a 240 lb buffed up Latino gorilla with a gun jumps out of car to disobey police orders and chase down a skinny 140 pound kid who is doing no wrong and is armed with only a pack of skittles that, UNDER THE PLAIN LANGUAGE THE LAW you are too ignorant to read is all the “proof” the explicit language of this law requires.

The racist vigilante Zimmerman perhaps can’t level a woman with his withered tuber but can pull a gun to screw a black boy.

Aside from that not much can be done about those who can’t read or ignoramuses who just beg the questions for smart-ass ignorant purpose.  But do troll around and you might be able to find the email address for Jared Lee Loughner and become pen pals and fast friends since you share he same [anti]social skills.

Now off to bed with you pathetic little troll and don’t forget that bottle of whatever homoerotic racist poison it is that you suck on.

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By heterochromatic, April 4, 2012 at 12:38 pm Link to this comment

Arouete———”...In that case it is I and only I who have the right to stand my
ground and meet force with force…”


where’s the proof of the use of force from Zimmerman?

why would Zimmerman not be entitled to shoot someone if that person is in the
act of beating on him?

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By moonraven, April 4, 2012 at 12:34 pm Link to this comment

I am unable to deliver mAssages, put your point is well taken.

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By Arouete, April 4, 2012 at 12:25 pm Link to this comment

Moonraven. I am not new here but I have seen many of his ilk. For everyone’s information in an “IMPORTANT UPDATE:” to those links provided it is stated,

“I just got an email from the attorney for Travon’s parents. It might not be appropriate to mention her name—you can sleuth that out for yourself. I passed her the links for the two posts I wrote and she just wrote back,

“Thank you. Your blog is very well written and thought out…I agree with your analysis.”

“So pass it around please. This is the analysis their legal counsel want’s to get out. Please help deliver the massage.”

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By moonraven, April 4, 2012 at 11:33 am Link to this comment

Aroute:

You must be new here:  In all his stay on Truthdig, Hettie/Imax has never ONCE posted a refutal of anything!

Nor has he ever posted documentation for his patriotic propaganda.

He violates the copyright of Fox News (if they have one) every day here.

He ONLY posts personal attacks.

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By Arouete, April 2, 2012 at 12:46 pm Link to this comment

heterochromatic, That person happens to have 20 years legal experience and rather than descend to vapid personal attacks why not try refuting arguments.

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By heterochromatic, April 2, 2012 at 12:19 pm Link to this comment

Arouete——why are you posting links to some person who has not the slightest
damn idea of what he/she is talking about?

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By Arouete, April 2, 2012 at 11:48 am Link to this comment

We have all read much about this horrid incident but little of it contributes to the most important questions as to this law and law enforcement. The following at Open Salon may be helpful to sort out what everyone seems to be missing: This law is Trayvon Martin’s defense and George Zimmerman’s indictment. Do yourself a big favor and see:

“Martin v. Zimmerman: Everything You ‘Know’About SYG is Wrong” at http://open.salon.com/blog/f_arouete/2012/04/01/martin_v_zimmerman_everything_you_knowabout_syg_is_wrong

and for a more detailed expose see “Trayvon Martin: Defense a Pig-Sty Beneath a Racist Facade?” at http://open.salon.com/blog/f_arouete/2012/03/24/trayvon_martin_defense_a_pig-sty_beneath_a_racist_facade

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By moonraven, March 30, 2012 at 3:19 pm Link to this comment

In addition to being killed while black, there are those who have been killed while red, killed while brown and killed while yellow.

As well as those who are killed daily just for the hell of it.

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By heterochromatic, March 30, 2012 at 2:32 pm Link to this comment

doublegl ass——I ‘m supposed to give a shit whether the kid was black, white,
green or blue?


KMA

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By Margaret Currey, March 30, 2012 at 12:50 pm Link to this comment
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It makes no difference if zimmerman was defending his life and who is to say it was dark and raining, the fact that it was raining could have muffled the sounds of gunshots especially if people were watching t.v.

Zimmerman was told not to go after Martin but he did anyway, and then Martin decided to go after zimmerman was that before he saw the gun because if he saw the gun I am sure he not being armed would have tried to get out of there.

Maybe zimmerman fears a backlash from people but black people are tired of being shot for the only reason being black, there is driving while black, shopping while black, walking while black, being stopped by the police for having tinted windows, traffic violations that are in the mind of the police.

Even in Oakland Calif. a mostly black community there is still the problem of driving while black.

If the police had done their job Mr. Tracy Martin would not have made this public.  The only reason this is public is because of the coverup.

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By AnAlienEarthling, March 29, 2012 at 9:32 pm Link to this comment

Based upon the CNN interview with Mr Zimmerman’s lawyer, I certainly would never have hired the man. One month into the case and he has not yet read the police report of the event, has not yet discussed with Mr Zimmerman the details of the night in question.

Be that as it may, since the lawyer did claim that Mr Zimmerman was taken to hospital, that a doctor did determine that Mr Zimmerman’s head injury did not need any stitches, that police were able to “clean” Mr Zimmerman up, it should be possible to retrieve this plethora of evidence to establish what the truth is.

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By heterochromatic, March 29, 2012 at 4:59 pm Link to this comment

Big B—- Iv’e had my nose broken three times….it always bleeds like hell, but two
out of three times it didn’t leave much of a mark.

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By Big B, March 29, 2012 at 4:42 pm Link to this comment

Not that this matters, but during a basketball game in college I dove for a ball and was kicked in the nose. I then remember waking up on the bench with cotton stuffed into my broken nose and a horrific headache. Within an hour I had 2 black eyes and a face that resembled a purple cauliflower.

If this guy got his ass kicked as badly as he claims, well, lets just say he looks damn good. An extraordinary healer.

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By LT, March 29, 2012 at 12:52 pm Link to this comment
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Video challenged the police in back in LA in the early 90s.

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By doublestandards/glasshouses, March 29, 2012 at 12:10 pm Link to this comment
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The police are busy making up “evidence” the same way they have been doing in the case of a police murder in White Plains as reported today on democracynow.

heterodemonic @10:04:
Try to forget that the victim was black and see if that makes a difference in the way you view the case.

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By moonraven, March 29, 2012 at 11:52 am Link to this comment

Well, duh, hettie.

Racist murders are done by the racists.  They are not assisted suicides asked for by the victim.

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By heterochromatic, March 29, 2012 at 11:04 am Link to this comment

KA- brilliant discovery KA. throughout this entire
video clip, Martin never once punches Zimmerman…..
Matter of fact, this clearly shows that no one at all
punched or pummeled Zimmerman for the entirety of this
88 seconds.

great work.

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