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George Zimmerman’s Father Speaks, with Police Video Showing No Injury After Trayvon Martin Shot Dead

EXCLUSIVE: Robert Zimmerman interview: MyFoxORLANDO.com

CBS “This Morning” continues breaking interviews since it was launched, besting many of the cable infotainment shows, getting Mayor Michael Bloomberg who spoke out today.

“It doesn’t make any sense because you don’t want people being vigilantes… “They don’t have the training. They don’t have the expertise. There is no oversight. That is the police department’s job…” – Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Bloomberg is the co-chair of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, also found on Facebook.

The Mayor goes on to say “you are betting off not having a gun,” with which many may agree, though I absolutely do not. However, I’m against the N.R.A.’s vigilante extremism.

The sponsor of Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law, State Senator Dennis Baxley, who was the advocate for legislation for the N.R.A.’s Marion Hammer, had this to say about George Zimmerman and the intent of the law on CNN.

“There’s nothing in this stature that allows for a person to be able to pursue and confront other people.” – State Rep. Dennis Baxley, Stand Your Ground Co-Sponsor on “AC 360″

It’s what I’ve been writing since the news of this tragedy exploded.

However, developments now have manifested that lead us into the weeds, including an interview of George Zimmerman’s father, which is above, telling what his son told him after the fatal altercation that left Trayvon Martin dead.

Here’s part of the transcript:

Even though a dispatcher told George Zimmerman not to follow Martin, his father said his son continued his pursuit to locate an address to give to police.

“He lost sight of the individual, he continued to walk down the same sidewalk to the next street, so he could get an address for the police,” he said.

“He went to the next street, realized where he was and was walking to his vehicle. It’s my understanding, at that point, Trayvon Martin walked up to him and asked him, ‘Do you have a [expletive] problem?’ George said, ‘No, I don’t have a problem,’ and started to reach for his cell phone… at that point, he (Martin) was punching him in the nose, his nose was broken and he was knocked to the concrete.”
Robert said Trayvon, “continued to beat George, and at some point, George pulled his pistol and did what he did.”

When asked about the screams for help which were heard on a 911 call, Robert replied, “All of our family, everyone who knows George, knows absolutely that is George screaming. There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind.”

George Zimmerman has a problem, which is that he had no business pursuing Trayvon Martin. That act alone puts him outside Stand Your Ground, because there was no reason to follow Martin, except Zimmerman’s judgment.

ABC News has exclusive video of George Zimmerman after he fatally shot Trayvon Martin, which is below that shows no head wound whatsoever.

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The investigation continues, with more and more information coming out as the days tick by, with public opinion lining up on a chosen side, while innocent until proven guilty is disregarded.

A “Kill Zimmerman” account is now live on Twitter to prove it.

…and what would this unspeakable tragedy be without a public opinion poll, dutifully done by Rasmussen, proving yet another reason I don’t cite that organization?

American society has become the Roman arena.

There’s a hint of a Rodney King event percolating underneath the surface, with fairness and justice having been locked out.

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35 Responses to George Zimmerman’s Father Speaks, with Police Video Showing No Injury After Trayvon Martin Shot Dead

  1. AliceP March 29, 2012 at 10:51 am #

    It would be great to see or hear about some real evidence in this tragic event. Maybe investigations will do something like look into the broken nose that is not seen in this video, and the beating that George received. And how about a voice analysis of the 911 audio – if science can prove Bin Laden was talking on a video, I’m sure they can match or not match Zimmerman with the voice on the audio.

    The circus around this event has moved into the disturbing range.

  2. angels81 March 29, 2012 at 11:04 am #

    I don’t know if anybody here has ever had their nose broken, but I can tell you they bleed like a waterfall. If Zimmermans nose had been broken there would be blood on the front of his shirt and its obvious that there isn’t. Also, there is no gash on the back of his head or grass stains on his back.

    The more that trickles out in this case, it seems more and more that this is a setup to clear Zimmerman of any wrong doing. Its seems the cops have made a considerable effort to mess up the evidence so bad that a case can never be made. This just looks like more of the good ole boy justice when it involves a young black male and a white guy.

    • Ramsgate March 29, 2012 at 11:12 am #

      @angels81

      Exactly. Everything that has been said so far in support of Zimmerman has been discredited. Lies and more damned lies.

      Moreover, it should be noted that Zimmerman was designated as a “white male” until about March 19th when it was determined it was more convenient for him to be labeled as Hispanic.

    • Rick Roberts March 29, 2012 at 11:51 am #

      This will be very easy to clear up. The paramedics were on the scene, and they can be subpoenaed. Either they treated and cleaned him up or they didn’t.

      • Ramsgate March 29, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

        @ Rick Roberts.

        Yes, it should be very easy to clear up. However all the visuals so far, forcibly suggest that he was unharmed and there were no marks at the back of his very closely cropped head.

        • Rick Roberts March 29, 2012 at 12:05 pm #

          Then set this piece aside until we hear from the paramedics. Simple.

          • Ramsgate March 29, 2012 at 12:34 pm #

            Not so fast. Even if he was “cleaned up” it must be noted that there was no gash at the back of his head which required stitches as his attorney said; and there was definitely no broken nose. These were lies. Under different circumstances ever other word from these people would be discredited. But we keep repeating and repeating the crap his handlers feed us. Why?
            An arrest at least should have been made.

  3. whitepaw March 29, 2012 at 11:07 am #

    AliceP — I was just thinking the same things about the voice analysis… Just have Zimmerman scream as he states he did that night and see if it can be matched to the 911 tapes.

    I am not convinced that the surveillance video can be used as proof that there was no trauma to Zimmerman’s head.. again, this is a matter for the experts to analyze, not the media.

    Still is a tragedy that never should have happened. My opinion thus far is that it is more the result of poor judgment on Zimmerman’s part as opposed to jumping on the racism bandwagon.

  4. whitepaw March 29, 2012 at 11:12 am #

    Why would the cops have a reason to protect Zimmerman? You cannot tell much from this video, especially if he was treated at the site. I do think they should have taken pictures before cleaning him up if they did in fact treat him… There is a lot that sounds like very poor police work. Who knows… but innocent until proven guilty…

    Remember there is an eyewitness that has come forward stating he saw Martin on top of Zimmerman and Zimmerman was yelling for help. We will have to wait to see if this was a credible witness… but still, innocent until proven guilty.

    • angels81 March 29, 2012 at 11:35 am #

      Even if he was treated at the site, what do you think the medics did, wash his clothes? If he had been punched in the nose a few times there would be blood on his shirt. Zimmerman say’s Martin was sitting on him with his arms pined, yet Zimmerman was able to get his 9mm and shot him in the chest at pretty much point blank range. Where is the blood spatter? Why is there no exit wound? The homicide detective has stated he did not believe Zimmermans account of what happened and wanted Zimmerman charged with manslaughter.

      This case smells, and for anybody who has been around the block a few times knows that race is a issue in this case.

      • whitepaw March 29, 2012 at 11:47 am #

        Angels — I respectfully disagree with your rush to judge. I am entitled to my opinion. Every day new evidence seems to be leaked. Initially we were told Zimmerman just walked away from the crime scene… that he was never even brought in for questioning.

        Your instincts may be proven to be 100% correct. But until all evidence comes out, we just do not know. This really is a media circus full of frenzy.

        • angels81 March 29, 2012 at 12:12 pm #

          here are some things we know.

          1. The homicide detective wanted to charge Zimmerman with manslaughter, but was overruled by the DA and police chief.

          2. We know that there’s no blood on the front of Zimmermans shirt and no gash on the back of his head.

          3. The mortician who prepared Martins body has stated there where no marks or scratches to Martins hands or knees, and there was no exit wound for the gun shot.

          4. The events described by Mr. Zimmermans father do not fit what we do know.

          So to say we just don’t know is not true, there are enough things we do know to make a judgement that this smells.

          • Sasha March 29, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

            angel, what does no exit wound for the gunshot mean?

      • Rick Roberts March 29, 2012 at 11:54 am #

        The paramedics certainly have no motive to protect Zimmerman or the police. Can you just wait for their testimony?

        How do you know there is no blood spatter? How do you know there is no exit wound? How do you know these things?

        • whitepaw March 29, 2012 at 12:57 pm #

          Exactly… what is wrong with waiting for the evidence to come out in court or from the prosecutor if they choose not to prosecute. Much of what is being reported in the media may not be factual at all. For posters to state “we know this…” is frankly not very credible. The only thing we truly know is that a young man died tragically. I certainly do not think Trayvon deserved to die at all! I just think we need to wait for the evidence to be presented from credible sources… not the media which has incited racial tensions.

        • Ramsgate March 29, 2012 at 1:04 pm #

          With all respect RR, it is naive to talk about other people’s motives. You don’t know what their motives are; neither do I.
          I can safely state for example, that white judges have no motive to jail minority males or that the justice department had no motive to railroad Ted Stevens. But I could be wrong. Who knows? What motivates cops to plant evidence or prosecutors to lie? Or a Justice not to recuse himself?

          I trust we have all been around long enough, are mature enough, seen enough police and other official corruption to think for ourselves rather than to swallow whole the official line of the authorities.

          • Rick Roberts March 30, 2012 at 5:34 pm #

            That’s why we have depositions, testimony, and juries. I was just trying to make the point that the paramedics would seem to be reliable witnesses.

      • whitepaw March 29, 2012 at 1:42 pm #

        It is “possible” that the cops took his clothes as evidence and he was given a clean shirt before being brought in for questioning. Even though the media has reported they did not take his clothes, new stories pop up every day, contradicting what was stated the day before… We just DO NOT KNOW.

        Your insistance that you KNOW what went down that night is just amazing. Good for you to have such amazing powers. As I stated, your instincts may be 100% correct but we will only know this once actual evidence is presented by the authorities and professionals investigating the case. However, no matter what happens and is eventually presented, you have already convictted Zimmerman and nothing will change your view.

        Many of us posting on this board prefer to wait to pass judgment.

      • dafederalist March 29, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

        Exactly!!! I’m sure then steamed, pressed, and dry cleaned his shirt with EXTRA starch. Now I’ve been in many fights in my youth….not one time was my shirt neatly tucked in afterwards.

    • TPAZ March 29, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

      Perhaps this is a reason: – Hinterland Gazette:

      It should be noted that George Zimmerman may have received favorable treatment from the police because of his family. ‎According to court records, his father is retired Supreme Court Magistrate Judge Robert Zimmerman and his mother Gladys Zimmerman was a court clerk. Connections in the legal community run deep and go far.

      • whitepaw March 29, 2012 at 1:43 pm #

        Perhaps this is true. We will just have to wait and see.

    • TPAZ March 29, 2012 at 12:09 pm #

      Perhaps this is a reason: — Hinterland Gazette:

      It should be noted that George Zimmerman may have received favorable treatment from the police because of his family. ‎According to court records, his father is retired Supreme Court Magistrate Judge Robert Zimmerman and his mother Gladys Zimmerman was a court clerk. Connections in the legal community run deep and go far.

  5. Sasha March 29, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

    Listening to young minorities I think they fear this will be more like Casey Anthony rather than Rodney King. Oh you certainly have those predisposed to violence who are screaming to kill Zimmerman or to riot and destroy “their” neighborhoods. But I actually hear concern about the media setting Zimmerman up to get off as the current media frenzy may make a fair trial difficult.

    They also express concern about the media trying to gin up emotions to create not a Black/White war, but a Black/Brown war. First Zimmerman was a White male, then a White Hispanic. Will he eventually become just an Hispanic?

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  6. angels81 March 29, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

    Sasha, when someone is shot with a 9mm at close range there is a entrance hole made by the bullet, and because of the large caliber bullet you expect a exit hole, its commonly called a threw and threw.

    • whitepaw March 29, 2012 at 1:45 pm #

      Last I checked, there is a difference between a funeral director and a medical examiner.

      • angels81 March 29, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

        Doesn’t mean the funeral director who prepared the body didn’t see what saw or didn’t see.

        • whitepaw March 29, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

          hearsay… not evidence. Will wait for the actual Medical Examiner’s report before rushing to judgment….

          • jjamele March 29, 2012 at 8:45 pm #

            Thank you, whitepaw. I for one am disgusted to death with the amateur Sherlock Holmeses on this and other threads- “there’s no blood, no evidence of trauma, etc.”– people need to get a clue and stop prejudging. Lawrence O’Donnell, one of the biggest violators, all but said last night that, based on the video, Zimmerman MUST be lying because “there’s no grass stains,” etc. Pathetic.

            We all need to step back and stop pretending we are experts and we have all the information. Neither MSNBC or Fox is helping at all. My guess is that Zimmerman is not a racist thug or an innocent victim, and that Treyvon Martin was neither a gangsta nor a saint. Let’s back off and let the people who know what they are doing get their work done and stop taking sides, ok?

            And let’s stop pretending we are all Adrian Monks while we are at it.

  7. Marie205 March 29, 2012 at 1:17 pm #

    Honestly, nobody will no the truth until a full investigation is conducted. Right now, all the media and supports of Zimmerman or Treyvon need to keep the peace. Because arguing amongst ourselves online about who is more guilty in this case means nothing…in the end, a mother has lost her son and that is all I think about. The justice department needs to make sure this case does not go the way of Casey Anthony.

    • whitepaw March 29, 2012 at 1:48 pm #

      Marie205 — A voice of reason on this board… Thank you.

  8. fairmindedindependent March 29, 2012 at 2:06 pm #

    I also agree that we need to get all the facts before rush to judgement. It seems Treyvon is being used by the media, for both sides, this is terrible.

  9. Sasha March 29, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

    Interesting.
    Thanks angel.

  10. Audrey March 29, 2012 at 3:27 pm #

    I agree with waiting until the investigation is completed before rushing to judgement. However, if one is allowed to voice an opinion, mine is pretty simple. It does not appear that Mr. Zimmerman was in a battle for his life, as he claims he was. As far as broken noses are concerned, mine was broken many decades ago in highschool (a sports injury) and for the following 12 hours I was in bed on painkillers and I had nasty bruising and swelling, and there was also some bleeding immediately after.

    • Cujo359 March 30, 2012 at 10:55 pm #

      The last time a question like this came up about whether someone could get a bruise from this or that, I went to one of those medical sites on the Web to find out about it. Bruising is a very individual thing, and it’s a somewhat variable thing in individuals, too, depending where the trauma occurs, and when.

      While I find it unlikely that Zimmerman’s nose could have been broken as described without some physical sign, I don’t think it’s impossible. I’ve seen people with worse injuries show no sign whatsoever until hours or days later.

  11. Rick Roberts March 30, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

    I have a question, Angels. What will you do when the DA and FBI find no grounds or evidence to prosecute Zimmerman for anything? Or if he is prosecuted, what will you do if he is found not guilty? And if you don’t do anything yourself, what will you advocate?

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